"Music can be healing, and with my history and my knowledge of both sides of what looks like a gigantic divide in the world, I feel I can point a way forward to our common humanity again."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Cat Stevens on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Cat Stevens on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Cat Stevens on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Cat Stevens on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Cat Stevens on William Shakespeare
"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."