"A famous person to themselves, they don't get up in the morning and think, I'm famous. I'm not famous to me. Famous is a perception."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Van Morrison on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Van Morrison on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Van Morrison on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Van Morrison on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Van Morrison on Ambrose Bierce
"Every performance is different. That's the beauty of it."
"Music is spiritual. The music business is not."
"You can't stay the same. If you're a musician and a singer, you have to change, that's the way it works."
"I'd love to live in Ireland but I'd like to live as me, not what someone thinks I am. People don't understand - I lived there before I was famous."
"Being famous was extremely disappointing for me. When I became famous it was a complete drag and it is still a complete drag."