Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision.
I'm concerned about how accessible guns are.
No one has been a greater advocate for the power of love in this world than I; both in my life and in my music.
Minds ripen at very different ages.
I listen a lot to rap, and I'm inspired to take it, to use it in another way, to get the message across.
I might do something in Arabic. I might do something in Hebrew.
I might sing a gospel song in Arabic or do something in Hebrew. I want to mix it up and do it differently than one might imagine.
If you don't ask, you don't get.
I remember the beginnings of the Kurzweil reading machine. I was one of the first to meet Ray Kurzweil and purchase the reading machine in Boston. To think that the machine was at least two and a half large suitcases at the time, and now you have a camera and it takes a picture and you have sound.
Of course I read Braille, yes.
Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!
I want to take all the pain that I feel and celebrate and turn it around.
I am all for stem cell research.
I am all for anything that is going to better equip a person who is physically challenged in any way, to have an opportunity to be able to do what they are able to do.
People can misconstrue closeness for love.
You know, I always when people ask me, like, what is my most favorite song, I quote Duke Ellington, when they would ask him, what's his favorite composition? And I say, I haven't written it yet. Because, you know, there are different songs for different occasions.
What I'm not confused about is the world needing much more love, no hate, no prejudice, no bigotry and more unity, peace and understanding. Period.
I think honestly, some people who think they're gay, they're confused.
I guess people expect or figure me to be a lot of different things.
Do you know, it's funny, but I never thought of being blind as a disadvantage, and I never thought of being black as a disadvantage.