"I like to think that if it hadn't gone as well as it has, if I wasn't able to make a living off of playing music, I would still be playing the music. But, of course, I wouldn't likely have had the opportunity to travel, and a lot of the places have inspired songs."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Bruce Cockburn on Buddha
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."Bruce Cockburn on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Bruce Cockburn on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Bruce Cockburn on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Bruce Cockburn on Saint Augustine
"The second half of the '60s really was a kind of learning period, in terms of writing, for me."
"I woke up one morning with this song in my head, and the opening line of the song is, 'My name was Richard Nixon, only now I'm a girl.'"
"I'd always loved poetry and I'd always loved writing music and composing music, but I hadn't thought of putting the two together until around that time."