"In our culture we have such respect for musical instruments, they are like part of God."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Ravi Shankar on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Ravi Shankar on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Ravi Shankar on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Ravi Shankar on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Ravi Shankar on Abraham Lincoln
"Pop changes week to week, month to month. But great music is like literature."
"Everybody has a right to like or dislike anything or anyone. From a flower to a flavor to a book or a composition but it is very sad that in our country we actually fight over such things in an unseemly manner."