My biggest dream to connect people through music has come true. In a world where there are enough reasons to separate us, the Oscars have unified us.
I love the voice – it’s the most perfect instrument ever heard. It’s God given.
If music wakes you up, makes you think, heals you…then, I guess the music is working.
Your best success comes after your greatest disapponitment
Success comes to those who dedicate everything to their passion in life. To be successful, it is also very important to be humble and never let fame or money travel to your head.
All my life I have had a choice of hate and love. I chose love and I am here
Music is something that takes you to a world which is very different from the world of hatred,jealousy, and all those negative emotions
Rather than making money I believe in making people happy, all other things are secondary. Money isn’t important, creative satisfaction is
The more you know the less you talk.
Music is language itself. It should not have any barriers of caste, creed, language or anything. Music is one, only cultures are different. Music is the language of languages. It is the ultimate mother of languages.
Music is all about transporting people; speaking a language which languages fail to express.
Be original and find your inner voice. The rest will follow.
In my opinion, everybody has the same soul from God and we are united by that. Outside, our bodies are different, our faces are different, but inside we are all the same, we share the same feelings of sadness, love, pain My music comes out of these feelings. Whether it is Japanese music, African, Qawalli, or any other form of music, if it touches your heart it becomes important for me.
You can’t be without passion. Passion means the possessiveness to be the best.
The more I compose, the more I know that I don’t know it all. I think it’s a good way to start. If you think you know it all, the work becomes a repetition of what you’ve already done.
When you do something with a lot of honesty, appetite and commitment, the input reflects the output.
I like music that is able to stir my soul. My music is a spiritual exercise
Music knows no barrier of age or culture. It isn’t about being politically correct or even making a statement. Music is what appeals to the ears and touches your soul.
No regrets. There is no time for that. Regret is boring.
Each one of us has our own evolution of life, and each one of us goes through different tests which are unique and challenging. But certain things are common. And we do learn things from each other’s experience. On a spiritual journey, we all have the same destination.
I want to go beyond the restrictions of language, religion and caste, and music is the only thing that allows me to do that.
Your inner voice is the voice of divinity. To hear it, we need to be in solitude, even in crowded places.
I believe that whatever comes at a particular time is a blessing from God.
The music had to be rooted, and yet had to branch out,like the wild imagination of a child.
I basically love classical music. I love a lot of musicians playing together and the whole culture of that whether it’s Indian or it’s Western. But in India, I think it’s limited to filler ?? music unfortunately. That’s one thing I want to push in India where we have the infrastructure of an orchestra where you play Indian melodies with an orchestra and something different for a universal audience. It requires a lot of work from me.