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Elton John Quotes

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Elton John quotes: Sir Elton’s top sayings for millionaires in training.

“Better to build a bridge than a wall.”

“Love’s like a junkie, addiction’s a fact.  Passion’s a monkey, you can’t keep off your back.”

“You are what you love, not who loves you.”

“There’s a time for everyone.  If they only learn, that the twisting kaleidoscope moves us all in turn.”

“That’s just a part of being an artist: you can’t write great stuff all the time, because if you did, you’d be inhuman.  The human side of people is that sometimes they fail.”

“The less I say the more my work gets done.”

“Don’t judge the picture by the frame, every man is not the same.”

“When people go to rehab and come out, they go through a difficult period, a lot of people.  I never had that.  I was so glad to be rid of all that crap that for me, to learn again and to function as a human being and learn how to participate in the human race again was just pure joy.”

“The worst thing you can do to a child, and I’ve seen it happen so many times, is the silver spoon.”

“Music has healing power.  It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.”

“If you write great songs with meaning and emotion, they will last forever because songs are the key to everything.”

“The great thing about rock and roll is that someone like me can be a star.”

“I don’t have to compete in the charts.  I can just be myself as a musician, a songwriter, and play with the musicians that I really love.”

“I became successful and within five years conquered the world and had the most amazing run.  I had so much momentum and adrenaline going, but then it ends and you have to find what level you’re going to be on, how enthusiastic you’re going to be.”

“I love to work.  It fascinates me.  And I love seeing who’s coming up, who’s got the charisma to last, who’s got the intelligence to move on to other things.”

“I’m addicted to working.  I mean, I have a list of 100 countries I want to play in.  I’m basically killing myself by traveling so much, for no reason whatsoever.”

“You should never take more than you give.”

“Live for each second without hesitation.”

“It’s the circle of life, and it moves us all, through despair and hope, through faith and love, until we find our place, on the path unwinding.”

“I’ve had an amazing professional life, personal life, but at 64 to have a son who gives us that much love and enjoyment is, wow!”

“It’s just so wonderful to have someone in the house like a child to turn your attention to.  It’s not about you anymore, it’s about this lovely little human being.”

“I’m a very wealthy man.”

“I lived my teenage years in my 20s when I sort of left home and became ‘Elton John Success,’ then it became ‘Elton John Excess.’  Everything I couldn’t do when I was younger I did 10 times over.  I was having the time of my life.  I was becoming the person that I wanted to be.”

“The whole point of being in this business and being blessed and being successful is that you’re able to do things for your friends or your family, which means that they can have something special in their lives, too.”

“I’m enjoying everything in my life, but I think the element of surprise in show business is what makes us really love it, because one day you’re sitting by the phone waiting to do something or not doing anything, and the next day you’ve got the chance of a lifetime.  Those little phone calls don’t come up so often, but when they come up, it’s fantastic.”

“I have a lot of money stashed away, but I do live my life from day-to-day.”

“I’m not everybody’s cup of tea.  But sometimes criticism can be hurtful.  Be respectful.  I’m a good piano player, I can sing well, I write good songs.  If you don’t like it, fair enough.  But give me a break.”

“I am the most well-known homosexual in the world.”

“I’m very relaxed.  I’m very happy with my personal life.”

“I’ve had an amazing life, I’ve had an amazing career.  My life has changed, the priorities in my life have changed, my priorities are my children, my husband, and my family.”

“I’m very, very lucky to get up in the morning and just be inspired by the wonderful things I have.”

“I never thought in a million years I would become Elton John!  And that all this would happen to me, let alone collect photography and have an amazingly blessed life!  I can say now, from where I am in my life, I am so lucky to have been able to acquire these things and also to live and work in an industry that is surrounded by such amazing things all the time.  There was a time when I was not conscious of all of this, when I didn’t notice it.  But that’s the difference between being drunk and being sober.  Clarity.  It’s as clear as night and day.”

“My career’s better than ever, everything in my life is fantastic.  But to have the passion about music at nearly 69 that I had when I was 15, or five, that’s what I’m proud of.”

“I gave people a hell of a lot of pleasure.  Our songs will live on.”

“I don’t know how to describe it.  But when you go home after the show, you don’t go straight to sleep because it’s so exciting.  It’s the contact you have with an audience, and the joy you get back from them.”

“The emotion you get back from someone who doesn’t know you, you don’t know them.  But for that one song you are one with them… that’s greatest feeling you can have.”

“There have been dark times, they have been self-induced.  And my life is so wonderful now.  Ten years ago I wouldn’t be sitting here saying this.  But now, with the boys, it’s time.”

“I am not disappearing and I will be making music.  I want people to appreciate me as a musician and a human being.”

“I want my last performance to be in America… this is where I got my start.”

“I want to go out with a bang.”

“Don’t you know I’m still standing better than I ever did.  Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid.  I’m still standing after all this time.”

“I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words how wonderful life is, while you’re in the world.”

Now how ’bout some Bono quotes?

Cory Johnson: your second cousin’s neighbor’s boyfriend’s side chick’s third-favorite writer. Believes, to stay woke, one needs a good night’s sleep. Worth $11 million. Calls THIS the best way to become a millionaire today.

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