"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."
"God gave us the gift of life it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well."Matthew Sweet on Voltaire
"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."Matthew Sweet on Oprah Winfrey
"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me."Matthew Sweet on Jim Valvano
"I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity."Matthew Sweet on Eleanor Roosevelt
"The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance."Matthew Sweet on Brian Tracy
"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."
"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."