So much of life is not about whether you're good or bad, or right or wrong, or can afford or not afford - it's just about timing.
You don't have a choice about fashion or aesthetics - you're in it, whether you like it or not.
I tried the paleo diet, which is the caveman diet - lots of meat. And I tried the calorie restriction diet: The idea is that if you eat very, very little - if you're on the verge of starvation, you will live a very long time, whether or not you want to, of course.
Everyone writes in Tolstoy's shadow, whether one feels oneself to be Tolstoyan or not.
Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
It's when children are 15, 16 or 17 that they decide whether they want to be a doctor, an engineer, a politician or go to the Mars or moon. That is the time they start having a dream, and that's the time you can work on them. You can help them shape their dreams.
The government, whether state or central, is elected. That means we have a responsibility to elect the right kind of leaders.
I divide criticism into two categories - one coming from those who understand music, who are worthy of being critical because they are knowledgeable about what they are saying; and then there is another category of people who would criticise you anyway, whether your work is good or bad.
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.
My music is mostly for the music. And it gives the liberty to do anything which I want. And nobody limits me to one genre of music. But I learn from life and I try to give back to life, in a way, whether it's the thought of the song or whether it's the approach to the arrangement or anything.