"I remember the first pangs of stress arriving at the end of school. Once I graduated I had to get a full-time job, worry about health insurance, saving money, paying rent - things I'd never thought about before."
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."Ezra Koenig on Buddha
"The wish for healing has always been half of health."Ezra Koenig on Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."Ezra Koenig on Tom Stoppard
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."Ezra Koenig on John Muir
"'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes."Ezra Koenig on Henry David Thoreau
"It's cool to have instruments lying around because they give you different ideas."
"I do think sometimes there's danger in guest appearance mania. I've seen too many examples that sound cool on paper, like 'Oh, get that guy to sing the hook on that guy's song,' and then that's all it is. It's a cool idea that sounds good on paper."
"It's pretty cool that people will pay for something even though they don't have to. It's totally different now to back in the day. Now you're paying for a record because you believe in the band. In the future that will be the only time people will pay for albums, because there's some kind of connection."
"My dad has a really great record collection that basically went up to the year I was born: 1984."
"My dad grew up in a working-class Jewish neighbourhood, and I got a scholarship from my dad's union to go to college. I went there to get an education, not as an extension of privilege."