"It's a very complex scenario, and certainly Dave was, and is, not the only person in Pearl Jam with personality flaws. Everybody in this band exhibits some form of neurotic behavior. And we couldn't find a balance, a mutual respect for each other."
"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."Stone Gossard on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Stone Gossard on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Stone Gossard 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."Stone Gossard on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Stone Gossard on Abraham Lincoln
"I walked to Seward School first through fourth grade. It's just amazing to me now that we'd walk down 10th Avenue on Capitol Hill."
"A lot of fun stuff happens when you go out on a bike compared to when you're in a car. You're more in the environment. It's enjoyable. Even when It's raining It's still fun."
"I really enjoy not getting in a car and running errands on bikes."
"Well, you go to Holland and everybody's on a bike - nobody would think to have a car."
"I like rhythmic things that butt up against each other in a cool kind of way."