"Girlfriend and 100 Percent Fun were my two peeks, around '92 and '96. The reality is that the times I had the most media success, sold lots of records and played bigger shows, I had the least control of my own life."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Matthew Sweet on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Matthew Sweet on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Matthew Sweet on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Matthew Sweet on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Matthew Sweet on Winston Churchill
"I went to a rare live Van Dyke show and met him there. And then he came to a show of mine and we spoke back stage. The third time was at Brian Wilson's birthday party."
"The summer of 2002 at the Wilson birthday party I met Van Dyke again and I made plans to have dinner with him."
"The openness of rural Nebraska certainly influenced me. That openness, in a way, fosters the imagination. But growing up, Lincoln wasn't a small town. It was a college town. It had record stores and was a liberal place."