"Every performance is different. That's the beauty of it."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Van Morrison on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Van Morrison on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Van Morrison on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Van Morrison on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Van Morrison on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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."
"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."
"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."