"I learn from thinking about the future, what hasn't been done yet. That's kind of my constant obsession."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."John Cale on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."John Cale on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."John Cale on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."John Cale on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."John Cale on William Shakespeare
"Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time."
"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."
"Growing up in Wales was a pretty Draconian experience with religion."