"I hate most of what constitutes rock music, which is basically middle-aged crap."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Sting on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Sting on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Sting on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Sting on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Sting on Ray Charles
"I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children."
"I can't really change my life to accommodate people who are jealous. I don't see why I should."
"I learned to change my accent in England, your accent identifies you very strongly with a class, and I did not want to be held back."
"The acceptance of death gives you more of a stake in life, in living life happily, as it should be lived. Living for the moment."
"That sense of failure, I don't know where people put it who don't write songs and aren't able to emote physically. It must go somewhere."