"You can't stay the same. If you're a musician and a singer, you have to change, that's the way it works."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Van Morrison on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Van Morrison on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Van Morrison on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Van Morrison on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Van Morrison on Mahatma Gandhi
"Every performance is different. That's the beauty of it."
"Music is spiritual. The music business is not."
"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."