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Cat Stevens Quotes and Sayings

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To be what you want to be, you must give up being what you are.
- Cat Stevens

Everything I do is for the pleasure of Allah.
- Cat Stevens

Some extremists take elements of the sacred scriptures out of context.
- Cat Stevens

Communal well-being is central to human life.
- Cat Stevens

 

They have hijacked my religion.
- Cat Stevens

When many astronauts go to space, they see the insignificant
size of the earth and vastness of space,
and they become very religious, because they have seen the Signs of Allah.
- Cat Stevens

Moderation is part of faith, so those who accuse Muslim
schools of fostering fanaticism should learn a bit more about Islam.
- Cat Stevens

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The words of the songs speak for themselves.
- Cat Stevens

It's very difficult to ignore humanitarian disasters.
The royalties from my albums continue to support my charity work.
- Cat Stevens

It is part of my faith as a Muslim to try to help those
who are suffering from poverty or economic or political injustice.
- Cat Stevens

Violence is almost an everyday occurrence in some Muslim lands:
it should not be exacerbated by revenge attacks on
more innocent families and communities.
- Cat Stevens

The very first lesson that I learnt from the Qur'an
was the message of unity and peace.
- Cat Stevens

Man is created to be God's deputy on earth and it is
important to realize the obligation to rid ourselves
of all illusions and to make our lives a preparation for the next life.
- Cat Stevens

Music is part of God's universe.
- Cat Stevens

Salman Rushdie, indeed any writer who abuses the prophet
or indeed any prophet under Islamic law,
the sentence for that is actually death.
- Cat Stevens

I found a religion that blended scientific reason with
spiritual reality in a unifying faith far removed from
the headlines of violence,
destruction and terrorism.
- Cat Stevens

In those days a concert was a personal experience.
I wanted to be as close as possible to the audience,
and of course big stadiums didn't enable you to do that.
It wasn't my style.
- Cat Stevens

A person who steals bread during a famine is not treated as a thief.
- Cat Stevens

There is a powerful need for people to feel that gust of hope rise up again.
- Cat Stevens

I suppose that the media and their portrayal of Islam
and the almost tribal separations and divisions of
the Muslims are the greatest issues confronting Muslims in the United Kingdom.
- Cat Stevens

It was important for me to duck out of the fast and
furious life I'd been living as a pop star.
I was in a different mood.
- Cat Stevens

Though times have changed, it's a nice surprise to
see that youthful feeling of anti-war sentiment returning
once more to the cobbled main streets of Europe.
- Cat Stevens

In the early days I had a very black-and-white view of everything.
- Cat Stevens

There was no division I could see between the essential
teaching of all Prophets and wise men of religion.
- Cat Stevens

I was brought up in the modern world of all the luxury
and the highlight of show business.
I was born into a Christian home.
- Cat Stevens

Peace Train is a song I wrote, the message of which
continues to breeze thunderously through the hearts
of millions of human beings.
- Cat Stevens

I've returned to being an amateur without any ties or strings attached,
which gives me a freedom I never had before.
- Cat Stevens

Because I don't play guitar any more,
African harmonies and rhythms have been an inspiration to me.
I love the raw origin of the sound.
It complements my voice and words naturally.
- Cat Stevens

All things can be forgiven if we can progress.
- Cat Stevens

If you want to sing out, sing out, and if you want to be free,
be free, cause there's a million ways to be,
you know that there are.
- Cat Stevens

I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter,
but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.
- Cat Stevens

The spiritual quest was always the predominant aspect of my life.
It's always been there.
But there's also an incredible passion connected to it;
it's not just a dry investigative process.
I have been extremely emotional about it,
and that comes out in the songs.
- Cat Stevens

Music is a lady that I still love because she gives
me the air that I breathe.
We need all sorts of nourishment.
And music satisfies and nourishes the hunger within
ourselves for connection and harmony.
- Cat Stevens

The fact that the Prophet cared for every human being
and tried his best to ensure their security in the
hereafter must be the most telling of his compassionate
and merciful characteristics.
- Cat Stevens

I am confident that, in the end, common sense and justice will prevail.
I'm an optimist, brought up on the belief that if you
wait to the end of the story,
you get to see the good people live happily ever after.
- Cat Stevens

The greatest legacy is that which benefits the widest
number of people for the longest period without limit to value.
No one but the Prophet Muhammad was given that role
as the seal of God's message.
- Cat Stevens

I became very famous, as a teenager,
and my name and photo were splashed in all the media.
They made me larger than life, so I wanted to live larger than life,
and the only way to do that was to be intoxicated.
- Cat Stevens

In a World where people are surrounded by darkness,
ignorance and fear, it is a sign of hope to be celebrating
Islam's message of peace and light,
and the last great Messenger, born and chosen to deliver them to all mankind.
- Cat Stevens

I became alienated from this religious upbringing,
and started making music.
I wanted to be a big star.
All those things I saw in the films and on the media took hold of me,
and perhaps I thought this was my god:
the goal of making money.
- Cat Stevens

This is the beauty of the Qur'an: it asks you to reflect and reason,
and not to worship the sun or moon but the One who has created everything.
The Qur'an asks man to reflect upon the sun and moon
and God's creation in general.
- Cat Stevens

Ever since I became a Muslim, I've had to deal with
attempts to damage my reputation and countless insinuations
seeking to cast doubt on my character and trying to
connect me to causes which I do not subscribe to.
- Cat Stevens

I looked at some of the statues of Jesus;
they were just stones with no life.
When they said that God is three, I was puzzled even
more but could not argue.
I believed it, simply because I had to have respect
for the faith of my parents.
- Cat Stevens

I did not come into contact with any Muslim before I embraced Islam.
I read the Qur'an first and realized no person is perfect,
Islam is perfect, and if we imitate the conduct of the Holy Prophet...
we will be successful.
- Cat Stevens

The latest horror to hit the U.S.
looks to have been caused by people of Middle Eastern origin,
bearing Muslim names.
Again, shame.
This fuels more hatred for a religion and a people
who have nothing to do with these events.
- Cat Stevens

I've studied various schools of thought...
I acknowledge that some Muslims consider music prohibited,
but I've found a lot of evidence from the life of the
Prophet to show that he allowed certainly,
but even encouraged, music at certain times.
- Cat Stevens

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard


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