"The second half of the '60s really was a kind of learning period, in terms of writing, for me."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Bruce Cockburn on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Bruce Cockburn on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Bruce Cockburn on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Bruce Cockburn on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Bruce Cockburn on Earl Nightingale
"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."
"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."