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" Any nobody from the folk blues world could avoid being influenced by Woody Guthrie, who is actually of Scottish-Irish ancestry. "
" I've exhibited quite a few of my photographs. I expand them digitally till they're very big. It's an art school thing, I suppose. "
" After having polio, my right leg was weaker, so I wasn't great at football. But I swam lots and even did long-distance running. "
" I didn't know until later, but my uncle was quite a famous bohemian in Glasgow, and he played guitar. My father was a kind of a poetic bohemian, and he read me poetry. "
" My guitar-playing always included bass lines, melody lines, and rhythm-guitar grooves. "
" All of us '60s pop stars came from old cities which had a jazz club, a folk club, a coffee house, and an art school. "
" I absorbed the vinyl of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Jack Elliott, to Michael McClure and then into the Beat poets, Allen Ginsberg. At campus, we were absorbing that stuff. We looked to America. "
" Society may shun bohemia, may put it down, may consider it useless and ineffective, but it is where everything cooks and boils and is created. "
" I have to say, post-fame was difficult because it wasn't just fame: it was super-fame of a kind that few have. It was attached to a generation's dreams, and my own personal dreams were mixed up in it, too. "
" It's not like me and Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr hang out every week, but we keep together in promoting Transcendental Meditation. "
" My father brought me up to be a socialist. "
" I feel strongly that having a disability in one area makes you explore others instead. "
" Yogis have human emotions, but the thing is not to let anger and doubt become an obsession. "
" I have always just experimented, and I come from a very ancient, acoustic root. It was very hard to put a finger on me. "
" I was listening to a lot of bebop. And to Miles Davis. Everyone thinks I was just in the folk world in 1966, but in 1963 and 1964, I was absorbing enormous amounts of music, from baroque to jazz to blues to Indian music. "
" In 1968, I bought a 114-foot yacht, built in 1946, and lived on the Greek islands for a while. We had an extraordinary time in it. Then I gave it to The Beatles. "
" Blues and jazz are such a root to music. "
" I was a virtuoso of all the folk-blues guitar styles by the time I reached 17. "
" I think my legacy is important because my songs - perhaps more than those of any other songwriter I know - cover every movement from 1965 on, socially and artistically. If you want songs about ecology, I've got ecology songs; if you want songs about spirituality, I've got spiritual songs. "
" The songs I write are about searching, and they're ambiguous - always to be understood in different ways. "
" Spiritually, I'm a floating entity, but Buddhism is as close as I can get to describing it. "
" Sometimes the songs just come to me. I don't sit down to write like you'd sit down to make a pair of boots. "
" Honors and awards are very interesting, and I truly accept them. I have very high regard for what they mean. What they mean is that they're pointing to the work. "
" I've experimented with so many different sounds, it's difficult to say what the Donovan sound really is, but it's essentially my voice and guitars. "
" The songs I write and sing try to say important things with a lightness. "
" The way I sing my songs leads the listener into a place of introspection, a state of mind that can trigger self-healing and the kind of profound rest you cannot get from sleep alone. "
" In the 1960s, I was convinced that the world was extremely mentally ill. "
" The human race is ill because we have no contact with the lowest level of consciousness. "
" Rock and jazz came together in a very powerful way on 'Barabajagal.' "
" I already had top 10 records before 'Sunshine Superman,' with 'Catch the Wind' and 'Colors,' but this was a real breakthrough for me. It was a consciousness change for songwriting, as people are now saying I initiated the psychedelic revolution with this album, 'Sunshine Superman.' "
" I learned that if you wait long enough, you just grow older. "