"Even if you're improvising, the fact that beforehand you know certain things will work helps you make those improvisations successful. It really helps to have a certain amount of knowledge about musical structure."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."John Cale on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."John Cale on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."John Cale on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."John Cale on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."John Cale on William Shakespeare
"Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time."
"I learn from thinking about the future, what hasn't been done yet. That's kind of my constant obsession."
"Growing up in Wales was a pretty Draconian experience with religion."