"Playing guitar was one of my childhood hobbies, and I had played a little at school and at camp. My parents would drag me out to perform for my family, like all parents do, but it was a hobby - nothing more."
"I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future."Bonnie Raitt on LaToya Jackson
"If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher."Bonnie Raitt on Abdul Kalam
"Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."Bonnie Raitt on David Ogden Stiers
"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."Bonnie Raitt on Charles Kuralt
"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."Bonnie Raitt on Margaret Mead
"I've watched my peers get better with age and hoped that would happen with me."
"I never saw music in terms of men and women or black and white. There was just cool and uncool."
"Religion is for people who are scared to go to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been there."
"I just play the music that I love with musicians that I respect, and fortunately, I'm in a position where people are willing to play with me, and perhaps I can do something to help them."
"It is still a surprise when people tell me that I've had an influence on them, particularly when it's someone I really respect."