In your eyes the light the heat in your eyes I am complete in your eyes I see the doorway to a thousand churches in your eyes the resolution of all the fruitless searches in your eyes I see the light and the heat in your eyes oh, I want to be that complete I want to touch the light, the heat I see in your eyes— Peter Gabriel
The most romantic Peter Gabriel quotes to get the best of your day
Watch out for music. It should come with a health warning. It can be dangerous. It can make you feel so alive, so connected to the people around you, and connected to what you really are inside. And it can make you think that the world should, and could, be a much better place. And just occasionally, it can make you very, very happy.
Surround yourself with brilliance.
Dream big and surround yourself with brilliance, even if you end up dressed up like a flower or a sexually transmitted disease.
Deadlines are things that we pass through on the way to finishing.
Self-conscious, uncertain, I'm showered by the dust.
But the spirit enters into me and I submit to trust.
I look at the time with you to keep me awake and alive.
At the heart, it is world music that I do. It's all connections. Ultimately, we're all connected.
Those of us who have the eyes and ears of the media have a responsibility to amplify the voices of the voiceless.
The rhythm is below me, the rhythm of the heat.
The rhythm is around me, the rhythm has control. The rhythm is inside me, the rhythm has my soul.
Everybody nose dive, hold your breath, count to five.
Back slap, booby trap, cover it up in bubble wrap. Room shake, earth quake, find a way to stay awake. It's going to blow, it's going to break, this is more than I can take.
I think it is the weak and the young and the minorities that you need to look after to get a healthy creative environment - to get a lot of choices, a lot of different styles of music, a lot experimental stuff that everyone else feeds off.
I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.
Fear, she's the mother of violence.
The UN Declaration of Human Rights laid down what any person might reasonably expect, yet there are remarkably few people who enjoy these rights. With cameras in the hands of activists and meaningful distribution of those images, we will witness what really goes on in this world and hopefully want to change it.
Having lots of people talking highly of you and respecting your art and your work, this is one of the best feelings that you can have.
I think one of the things about writing in the studio is that the song hasn't matured, if you like, so quite often the vocals are early attempts. Whereas once you've taken it out on the road a bit, you learn more about a song.
I'm a bit cynical that it ever will be addressed properly.
I think it is healthy to get some sort of copyright protection. But some of it has gone on forever.
I was introduced to lots of great music through my local record store.
It was a place where people knew music and they knew me, and could make great suggestions and discoveries. Whether it is in the physical world or on-line, the value of a great and knowledgeable record store has not gone away
Whistling tunes we're kissing baboons in the jungle.
Letting go, it's so hard The way it's hurting now To get this love untied So tough to stay with this thing 'cos if I follow through I face what I denied I'll get those hooks out of me And I'll take out the hooks that I sunk deep in your side Kill that fear of emptiness, that loneliness I hide.
The outside world is black and white with only one color dead.
Climbing up on Solsbury Hill I could see the city light Wind was blowing, time stood still Eagle flew out of the night He was something to observe Came in close, I heard a voice Standing stretching every nerve I had to listen, had no choice
People have the strength to overcome their bodies. Their beauty is in their minds.
Artists everywhere steal mercilessly all the time and I think this is healthy.
There has always been a strong relationship between music and religion.
It is because they both plug directly into the heart and can have real power for good or evil.
Whenever there's a camera around, a video or film camera, it's a great deal harder for those in power to bury the story.
With no guilt and no shame, no sorrow or blame. Whatever it is, we are all the same.
I get lost, sometimes. Days pass and this emptiness fills my heart.
Words, they climb all over you/'Til they uncover you From where you hide.
One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
They think so small, they use small words.
But not me, I'm smarter than that, I've worked it out. I'm stretching my mouth to let those big words come on out.
When we started OD2 in 1999, we were really expecting to work more with independents and so on because the major labels were spending millions on their own Pressplay and equivalents online, which haven't been very successful.
From the pain come the dream From the dream come the vision From the vision come the people From the people come the power From this power come the change.
I stood in this unsheltered place, 'til I could see the face behind the face.
The book of love has music in it In fact that's where music comes from Some of it is just transcendental Some of it is just really dumb
One doubt, one voice, one war, one truth, one dream.
It's only in uncertainty that we're naked and alive.
In your eyes I see the doorway to a thousand churches.
You can blow out a candle, but you can't blow out a fire.
All of the buildings, all of those cars Were once just a dream In somebodys head.
I think that you get the mood of a song stronger if you get it right that way.
On the other hand, you put some songs out live and they don't catch flight. They just flop. It is hard to tell until they are out there.
Music is a spiritual doorway. ... Its power comes from the fact that It plugs directly into the soul.
To keeping silence I resigned My friends would think I was a nut Turning water into wine Open doors would soon be shut So I went from day to day Though my life was in a rut 'Til I thought of what I'd say Which connection I should cut
I come to you defenses down with the trust of a child.
I hold the line, the line of strength that pulls me from the fear.
Concerning iTunes, the deals have mainly been done with the record companies.
But the artists, with some exceptions, haven't been very well-represented. This is partly because the record companies have largely been copyright owners.
The industry does have some influence on who gets other awards.
With the Mercury Prize, they don't. Jon comes from the business, but his heart is still very much in the music. Currently, we have about 12 major names that have said they want to be a part of MUDDA.
With this darkness all around me, I like to be liked.
In this emptiness and fear, I want to be wanted. Cause I love to be loved.
Holding still for a moment, what a moment this is, Oh for a moment of forgetting, a moment of bliss