"In a World where people are surrounded by darkness, ignorance and fear, it is a sign of hope to be celebrating Islam's message of peace and light, and the last great Messenger, born and chosen to deliver them to all mankind."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Cat Stevens on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Cat Stevens on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Cat Stevens on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Cat Stevens on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Cat Stevens on Winston Churchill
"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."