Yes, he did say it; it was in one of the magazines such as "Advance", not in one of his books. I've googled for it and can't find the quote though it stuck in my mind at the time, which is how I remember it.
I've just remembered there's a similar concept in Scientology, although without the implied element of choice. Ron Hubbard said once that "the shiny cars are driven by degraded beings, and you won't be free until they are."
My understanding of the word is mainly from Ram Dass; basically, it's someone who's arrived at the point of their evolution where they no longer have to return to the Earth plane (and presumably anywhere else in the physical universe), but does so anyway in order to be able to help those of us...
He was repeatedly overboarded on the ship, and that must have had an effect on him. I never met him either but I recall a class 8 auditor (Norman McVea) say that McMaster's "beauty and love really turned him on to the whole subject" (of Scientology).
Sorry HH, I wiped that post.
It's probably not that bad a song, it's just that when I was at primary school (what you would call grade school in the US) I remember it being used to taunt someone who was crying; kids can be like that.
Anyway, Rush also did a song with the same title and it's a...