"I've spent a bit of time with the Prince of Wales, who I respect greatly. I'd give two cheers for the Monarchy."
"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."Sting on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Sting on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Sting 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."Sting on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Sting on Abraham Lincoln
"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."