"Music is spiritual. The music business is not."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Van Morrison on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Van Morrison on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Van Morrison on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Van Morrison on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Van Morrison on Abraham Lincoln
"Every performance is different. That's the beauty of it."
"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."