I used to have a drug problem, now I make enough money.
Music is like girlfriends to me; I'm continually astonished by the choices other people make.
Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it.
I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.
The world's a stage, and I want the brightest spot.
He who knows how will always work for he who knows why.
The problem with self-improvement is knowing when to quit.
It doesn't get better, it doesn't get worse, but it sure gets different!
You stick your head above the crowd and attract attention, and sometime, maybe somebody, will throw a rock at you. That's the territory. You buy the land, you get the Indians.
People ask me how far I've come. And I tell them twelve feet: from the audience to the stage.
Money can't buy happiness but it can buy a huge yacht that sails right next to it.
Nine times out of 10 when people do a tribute album or tribute songs for somebody, it's what I call 'white boys playing reggae'. They know they can't, we know they can't, so they sing like they can't and play like they can't. They gently make fun of the idiom or sing in a false accent.
I believe more and more that this business is about people. People, people. The idea is to make friends at the retail level, the warehouse level, let people see you exist, can form sentences and have an interest in something other than yourself.
For the last 30 years, I've been leading a life of crime and international intrigue that's involved 40 stamps in my passport, love affairs, and broken hearts to go with each one of them. You would have to live three lifetimes to catch up with just the allegations that follow me!
It's not about money right now. My ambition is to further create a signature sound, a signature spirit, that makes some kind of contribution to music in general.
Somebody asked me the question not too long ago: 'Dave, do you think the music business has turned corrupt'. I said: 'Absolutely not - it has always been corrupt.
The light you see at the end of the tunnel is the front of an oncoming train.
I change as the times change. I'm a reflection of what's around me without trying at all.
Rap is poetry to music, like beatniks without beards and bongos.
A lot of rock bands are truly a legend in their own minds.
Maybe I'm like acts of Congress or your favorite chinese restaurant -- you don't really want to know what's going on behind the door. I'm a real study in contrast, I expect, looking from without. But it adds up to what you get on stage.