“It's a troublesome world. All the people who're in it
are troubled with troubles almost every minute.
You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot,
for the places and people you're lucky you're not.”
“What happened as far as this particular instance or instances with the Saudi ambassador and his wife, I'm not sure, ... But we should pursue the money trail -- get the FBI, get the accountants, follow the bank. If we follow through the banks, everything that we can regarding this, we'll get to the truth.”
“As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there's a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.”
“Everybody brings something to the table, and we don't pretend not to have other influences, ... For instance, with the big title track -- which I'm very proud of and think is one of Dream Theater's best compositions -- I dug pretty deep into my background in Genesis and Yes and wanted to bring some of those flavors forward.”