"What is normally called religion is what I would tend to call music - participating in music, listening to music, making records and singing."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Will Oldham on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Will Oldham on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Will Oldham on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Will Oldham on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Will Oldham on Albert Camus
"I do not want a personal relationship with my fans. Or to do anything that encourages them to think they have one with me. They can have a personal relationship with my songs. That's fine, but they don't know me."
"I have more respect for somebody who points at his ideal - in this case, the ideal of the pirate - and then becomes something that's more radical, more exciting, more subversive than a pirate could ever be."