"These days politics, religion, media seem to get all mixed up. Television became the new religion a long time back and the media has taken over."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Van Morrison on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Van Morrison on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Van Morrison on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Van Morrison on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Van Morrison on Joseph Stalin
"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."
"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."