"I've returned to being an amateur without any ties or strings attached, which gives me a freedom I never had before."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Cat Stevens on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."Cat Stevens on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Cat Stevens on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Cat Stevens on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Cat Stevens on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."