"When you put something out there into the world, there's all these words you don't want to hear, that you hope people don't say. I don't like anything that starts with 're' - like retro, reinvent, recreate - I hate that. It's always like living in the past - copying, emulating."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Jack White on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Jack White on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Jack White 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."Jack White on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Jack White on Dalai Lama
"I want to be part of the resurgence of things that are tangible, beautiful and soulful, rather than just give in to the digital age. But when I talk to people about this they just say, 'Yeah, I know what you mean,' and stare at their mobiles."
"I think you can't really escape any kind of spiritual education as a child, whether it's New Age or Judaism or Buddhism or whatever it is. You can't escape it, even if you completely disagree with it, you still have it as a foundation that you base things off of."
"My mother was 45 when she had me, so when I was in high school my parents were the same age as my friends' grandparents."
"It is a myth that art has to be sold. It is not like stocking a grocery store where people fill a pushcart. Art is a product that has no apparent need. The salesperson builds the need in the mind of the buyer."
"I keep guitars that are, you know, the neck's a little bit bent and it's a little bit out of tune. I want to work and battle it and conquer it and make it express whatever attitude I have at that moment. I want it to be a struggle."