"I am confident that, in the end, common sense and justice will prevail. I'm an optimist, brought up on the belief that if you wait to the end of the story, you get to see the good people live happily ever after."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Cat Stevens on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Cat Stevens on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Cat Stevens on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Cat Stevens on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Cat Stevens on Abraham Lincoln
"This is the beauty of the Qur'an: it asks you to reflect and reason, and not to worship the sun or moon but the One who has created everything. The Qur'an asks man to reflect upon the sun and moon and God's creation in general."
"I was brought up in the modern world of all the luxury and the highlight of show business. I was born into a Christian home."
"I suppose that by being absent from the music business, it appeared that I just dropped out, but really I never did. I was continuously working and doing various things."
"Salman Rushdie, indeed any writer who abuses the prophet or indeed any prophet under Islamic law, the sentence for that is actually death."
"In those days a concert was a personal experience. I wanted to be as close as possible to the audience, and of course big stadiums didn't enable you to do that. It wasn't my style."