"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."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Cat Stevens on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Cat Stevens on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Cat Stevens on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Cat Stevens on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."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."
"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."
"It is part of my faith as a Muslim to try to help those who are suffering from poverty or economic or political injustice."