"Religion is for people who are scared to go to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been there."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Bonnie Raitt on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Bonnie Raitt on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Bonnie Raitt on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Bonnie Raitt on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Bonnie Raitt on Albert Camus
"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."
"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 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."