"I'm very much afraid of being mad - that's my one fear."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Sting on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Sting on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Sting on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Sting on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Sting on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"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."