“I thought a lot about whether to do ‘My Sweet Lord’ or not. Having written it, I thought it’s really committing meself to something. There’s gonna be a lot of people who are gonna really hate me. Because people fear the unknown, you see. It’s some sort of instinct in people. The point was that I was sticking me neck out on the chopping block. But at the same time, I thought, 'Well, nobody’s saying it.’ It would be… 'I wish somebody else was doing it.’ So that, uh, you know, to represent, cos, you know, everything should be represented in a way. If everybody’s just going, 'Be bop, baby,’ you know, okay?” - George Harrison, Living in the Material World
“At that time, nobody was committed to that type of music in
the pop world. There was, I felt, a real need for that, so rather than
sitting and waiting for somebody else, I decided to do it myself. A lot
of times we think, ‘Well, I agree with you, but I’m not going to
actually stand up and be counted. Too risky.’ Everybody is always trying
to keep themselves covered, stay commercial, so I thought, just do it.
Nobody else is, and I’m sick of all these young people just boogeying
around, wasting their lives, you know. Also, I felt that there were a
lot of people out there who would be reached. I still get letters from
people saying, ‘I have been in the Krishna temple for three years, and I
would have never known about Krishna unless you recorded the All Things
Must Pass album.’ So I know, by the Lord’s grace, I am a small part in
the cosmic play.” - George Harrison on the album All Things Must Pass in an interview with Mukunda Goswami, 1982
You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it.