"I want to sell to people my own age, because that's the way I write songs."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."John Mellencamp on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."John Mellencamp on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."John Mellencamp on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."John Mellencamp on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."John Mellencamp on Robert Frost
"You cannot expect the guy who drove the car into the ditch to navigate it out of the ditch. You have to put a new driver in the seat. I'm not saying the new driver is going to be any better, but we need a new driver. Kerry is the only choice."
"I don't want to be a politician. I don't like politics. It's petty it fights dirty."
"Do I think it's OK to fight authority as long as you're only talking about the high school teacher? No."