I’ve been obsessed with seeing life through music. My records, my relationship with records, my relationship with rock stars, everything that surrounds it, has been really one of the only ways that I ever started to understand the world.
I did learn one great lesson from a past relationship, and that was to never talk about relationships in print again because I’d rather live my private life than read about it.
The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what it was, nor forward to what it might be, but living in the present and accepting it as it is now.
A lot of songs are empowering because everybody who has been through a hard time in a relationship or in their lives can relate to it.
I’m not a good father and they’re not children any more the eldest is in his fifties. My relationship with their mothers broke down and, because of what the law was, they went with their mothers and were imbued with their mothers’ morality in life and they were not my people any more.
People who supported Obama felt like they formed a relationship, that they were being spoken to. The way that campaign worked and the way he’s worked during his first term is to make people feel like he’s grasping their hand, whether it’s by tweeting or email, moments after an event, sometimes during an event. It makes people relate to him.