"'Peace Train' is a song I wrote, the message of which continues to breeze thunderously through the hearts of millions. There is a powerful need for people to feel that gust of hope rise up again."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Cat Stevens on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Cat Stevens on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Cat Stevens on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Cat Stevens on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Cat Stevens on Dalai Lama
"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."