~ Love , creativity, and opportunity is in the air. Take it in and do your thing.~ My life is perfect because I accept it as it is.
~ The idea of having to conform to someone else's ideal is unacceptable. I'm gonna be me. And if I can't be me, then I'd rather not do it.~ I am not trying to change the world. I am just offering my gift that God gave me, and if somebody is moved by it, that's beautiful.
~ There's certain things in life that I love. One is architecture. And music, culture, food, people. New Orleans has all of that.~ Music is my life, it is a reflection of what I go through.
~ We weren't put here to be miserable. We were put here to do the best we can, and we should take our energy and improve our state of being.~ When I'm making my music, I'm writing it, I'm producing it, I'm playing all the instruments, I'm performing. It's my own world where I do what I feel, and nobody tells me anything.~ Being free is a state of mind.~ I honestly don't remember how I wrote or did the songs. Or the sessions. They all become very much a blur. And each album is like that. It may be that there are different locations, it may take longer, shorter, or whatever, but it's always something that just happened.~ To let go of the illusion that I'm in control is an important lesson, because I tend to be a person who likes to be in control, not only of my art but of my life and things around me, and it can be healthy up to a certain point, but at the end of the day, we have to go on faith and learn to let go and ride the wave.
~ Where I'm at in life, the women have got to come with something else, not just the body, but the mind and spirit. It usually trips them out, but that's the way it's going to be. I'm looking at the big picture.~ I don't pull, I just receive.~ None of those material possessions do anything to make your life any better.... I know a lot of people who have a lot of everything, and they're absolutely the most miserable people in the world. So it won't do anything for you unless you're a happy person and can have peace with yourself.~ Confusion makes people uncomfortable. They can't put their finger on me.~ God is love and if you are ready, he always is.~ My dream is to become a farmer. Just a Bohemian guy pulling up his own sweet potatoes for dinner.~ We have so many distractions. We're losing the family unit. We're losing the one-on-one. We're becoming extremely narcissistic. And we have to be careful about that. There's a lot to deal with out there.~ If you look at the guys in the '70s, like Led Zeppelin, they had bigger planes than we do, they had more money. But they weren't singing about it.~ I've always had to deal with being biracial, even in music. When I came on the scene, I'd go to these record labels, and they'd say things like, "Lenny Kravitz. That's a weird name." I'm brown-skinned and I've got these dreadlocks and I've got this Jewish last name.~ I find cooking to be the one thing that relaxes me. I don't get to do it often . . .
~ If you listen to a lot of old funk records, the drums are really small. But you don't perceive it like that because the groove is so heavy.~ Change is growth. For me it has been a very spiritual and musical rebirth.~ I enjoy what people at the concert give me and I can't do it without them, so it's really an exchange of energy that snowballs back and forth and becomes something that's very satisfying and very magical.~ It was amazing to me that, all of a sudden, I was hearing my music on the radio and coming out of~ You need to open up so that more comes through. And you can just feel that when your ego is not in the way and when you're letting it be what it wants to be. You have to let it be what it wants to be as opposed to what you think it should be.~ I knew Slash in high school, but not very well. Just knew him as this kid that used to hang out in the hallway. Pretty much looked then the way he does now.~ The way I was raised and the people that I grew up around for the most part were very humble people, and I appreciate all that they taught me, and their energy and their magnanimity help keep me grounded.~ My mother gave lots of good advice and had a lot to say. As you get older, you realize everything she said was true.~ I was taught by my grandfather that anything that your mind can conceive, you can have. It's a reality.~ Things that would shock us years ago are like nothing now.~ It's very important to vote. People died for this right.~ It's like a dream to come to Spain and stay for a couple of years and get somebody to teach me Spanish music.~ I always read the Capitol as f—ked up pansexuality, everybody is doing everybody. Back to Greek and Roman times! It’s all happening.~ We've always just gotten up there and played. We don't have any dancers, we don't have all that stuff going on, we just get up there and play.~ I have a great time with my band and on the stage we get along well.~ I mean, there are only so many notes. What makes something original is how you put it together.~ When you see a close person you know pass in front of your eyes, it's hard core. After all that, I just wanted to enjoy every day. That was my goal. And to give thanks and to live fully.~ Oasis are not just influenced by the Beatles; they actually take stuff. Then they get praised.~ If you ask a hundred people, they all give you different answers.