The Best Cat Stevens quotes

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Most people know Cat Stevens as the 1970s soft rock singer-songwriter who had a string of hits like Morning Has Broken and Wild World. But what many people don’t know is that Cat Stevens was actually a devout Muslim, and in 1978 he decided to abandon his music career to study under a Sufi sheikh. This left many of his fans wondering what happened to the singer they knew and loved. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at Cat Stevens’ life journey from teenage musician to spiritual seeker. We’ll also explore how his experiences shaped the music he created later in life.

Discover the most interesting Music, Love, Religion, Time, Life, World quotes from Cat Stevens, and much more.


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About Cat Stevens

birth of the author

21 July 1948

genre of the author

Folk, Pop, Rock, Islamic

occupation of the author

Singer-Songwriter, Musician

instrument of the author

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards

date of the author

Years Active:

institution of the author

Deram, Island, A&M, Mountain Of Light, Jamal, Ya And More.

productions of the author

Associated Acts:
Alun Davies


They have hijacked my religion. โ€” Cat Stevens

Islam is not just a religion. Islam is everything. โ€” Cat Stevens

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

At Jerusalem, I went to the mosque and sat down. A man asked me what I wanted. I told him I was a Muslim. Now I realize I can get direct contact with God, unlike Christianity or any other religion. โ€” Cat Stevens

they have hijacked my religion Cat Stevens quote

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. โ€” Cat Stevens


Music is part of God’s universe. โ€” Cat Stevens

I let my music take me where my heart wants to go. โ€” Cat Stevens

Music satisfies and nourishes the hunger within ourselves for connection and harmony. โ€” Cat Stevens

I had to learn my faith and look after my family, and I had to make priorities. But now I’ve done it all and there’s a little space for me to fill in the universe of music again. โ€” Cat Stevens

music is part of god s universe Cat Stevens quote

I suppose that by being absent from the music business, it appeared that I just dropped out, but really I never did. I was continuously working and doing various things. โ€” Cat Stevens

Music can be healing, and with my history and my knowledge of both sides of what looks like a gigantic divide in the world, I feel I can point a way forward to our common humanity again. โ€” Cat Stevens


Will you carry the words of love with you? โ€” Cat Stevens

Love heats my blood, blood spins my head, and my head falls in love. โ€” 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. โ€” Cat Stevens

will you carry the words of love with you Cat Stevens quote

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. โ€” Cat Stevens

Now I’m not making love to anyone’s wishes, Only for that light I see ‘Cause when I’m dead and lowered low in my grave, That’s gonna be the only thing that’s left of me. โ€” Cat Stevens


If I make a mark in time, I can’t say the mark is mine. โ€” Cat Stevens

Miles from nowhere. Guess I’ll take my time. โ€” Cat Stevens

So on and on I go, the seconds tick the time out There’s so much left to know, and I’m on the road to find out. โ€” Cat Stevens

if i make a mark in time i can t say the mark is mine Cat Stevens quote

Positive thoughts and prayer have been the best means available, since the beginning of time, to transform darkness to light. โ€” Cat Stevens

Don’t you feel a change a coming From another side of time, Breaking down the walls of silence, Lifting shadows from your mind. โ€” Cat Stevens

I’m a little bit out of it, I suppose; I’m more of the golden oldie type. โ€” Cat Stevens

Redundant Thematics

In Cat Stevens Statements



Communal wellโ€“being is central to human life. โ€” Cat Stevens

Life is a journey, you know; and a lot of journeys, you go out, you come back. โ€” Cat Stevens

communal well being is central to human life Cat Stevens quote

I enjoy life. I think I’ll enjoy death even more. Life is too confusing. โ€” Cat Stevens

Do radioactive cats have eighteen halfโ€“lives? โ€” Steven Wright

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. โ€” 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. โ€” Cat Stevens

Not only did the terrorists hijack planes and destroy life, but they also hijacked the peaceful religion of Islam and split the brother and sisterhood of mankind. โ€” Cat Stevens

life is a journey you know and a lot of journeys you go out you come back Cat Stevens quote

There is a social need within our lives as human beings to have harmony. โ€” 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. โ€” Cat Stevens


I’ve been smiling lately, dreaming about the world as one. And I believe it could be someday it’s going to come. โ€” Cat Stevens

Ooh baby, baby, it’s a wild world, it’s hard just to get by upon a smile. โ€” 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. โ€” Cat Stevens

ooh baby baby it s a wild world it s hard just to get by upon a smile Cat Stevens quote

Now I’ve been crying lately, Thinking about the world as it is. Why must we go on hating? Why can’t we live in bliss? โ€” Cat Stevens

After embracing Islam in 1977, I considered the majority of underprivileged darkโ€“skinned people of the soโ€“called Third World brothers and sisters in humanity. โ€” Cat Stevens

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