"Growing up in Wales was a pretty Draconian experience with religion."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."John Cale on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."John Cale on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."John Cale on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."John Cale on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."John Cale on Albert Camus
"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."
"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."