"I shopped at J. Crew in high school, I studied computer science. I was a nerd-nerd, now I'm a music-nerd."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Mayer Hawthorne on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Mayer Hawthorne on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Mayer Hawthorne on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Mayer Hawthorne on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Mayer Hawthorne on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I really love rap music. I grew up in the '80s and '90s with Public Enemy, N.W.A., LL Cool J - I'm a hip-hop encyclopedia. But I got kind of frustrated with the chauvinistic side of rap music, the one that makes it hard to write songs about love and relationships."
"My dad taught me to play bass. He's a bass player he still plays in a band in Michigan to this day. He taught me to play bass when I was about 6. I used to just go to band practice with him, and whoever didn't show up for rehearsal that day, I would take their spot."
"My dad calls me 'Mac' a lot, from 'Mike Tyson's Punch Out' - Little Mac is the main character. I was obsessed. I can still beat Mike Tyson on 'Punch Out.'"
"I was really fortunate growing up to have a broad musical education. My parents listened to all kinds of music, rock, soul, Motown, jazz, Frank Sinatra, everything."
"When you're a soul singer, I'm singing a lot of songs about love and relationships that I think a lot of girls really relate to. For whatever reason, that seems to get 'em excited. The DJ, everyone always says the DJ gets all the chicks, but that's never been my experience."