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Mick Jagger Quotes

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Mick Jagger quotes: the voice of the Rolling Stones, here are Sir Michael Philip Jagger’s top quotes for millionaires.

“I came into music just because I wanted the bread.  It’s true.  I looked around and this seemed like the only way I was going to get the kind of bread I wanted.”

“Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.”

“Everyone knows what their roots are, but you’ve got to explore everywhere.  You’ve got to explore the sky too.”

“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.”

“Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.”

“Too much is never enough.”

“One song isn’t going to ever change things, but I suppose it’s the accumulation of music, generally, that is.  If you can imagine a world that has no music in it, it would be a very different world, so music does change the world by virtue of all the music in it.  Cumulative music of every kind, from banging a drum to playing a flute or recording symphonies, or singing ‘War, what is it good for?’  All those things change the whole way we live.”

“I don’t really count myself as a very sophisticated businessperson.  I’m a creative artist.  All I know from business I’ve picked up along the way.”

“It’s not selling out, it is called making lots of money.”

“Of course we’re doing it for the money.  We’ve always done it for the money.”

“People also like partnerships because they can identify with the drama of two people in partnership.  They can feed off a partnership, and that keeps people entertained.  Besides, if you have a successful partnership, it’s self-sustaining.”

“You can’t be jealous and be a leader.”

“It’s all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.”

“Anarchy is the only slight glimmer of hope.”

“The past is a great place and I don’t want to erase it or to regret it, but I don’t want to be its prisoner either.”

“People think they know you.  They know the things about you that you have forgotten.”

“I can’t get no satisfaction.”

“Don’t take life too seriously and always remember: it is just a passing fad.”

“Taking drugs on a recreation level is one thing.  But taking them while you’re working on a stage is, I don’t think it was that great.  It’s the control factor.  And the thing about being on stage, you really want to feel that you’re sort of in control a lot.  It’s not a place where you want to be out of control.”

“As long as my face is on page one, I don’t care what they say about me on page 17.”

“I don’t like being completely isolated.  I need the energy from other people.”

“You wake up in the morning and you look at your old spoon, and you say to yourself, ‘Mick, it’s time to get yourself a new spoon.’  And you do.”

“Always as a musician you must have one thing you do well.”

“I didn’t have any inhibitions.  I saw Elvis and Gene Vincent, and I thought, ‘Well, I can do this.’  And I liked doing it.”

“Casanova, he had no money and no power, and according to some, he even was cute.  But he had talent to live, and some literature talent.  I love how he invented himself.”

“I, personally, have a lot of energy, so I don’t see it as an immediate problem.”

“You have to sing every day so you can build up to being, you know, amazingly brilliant.”

“A lot of times songs are very much of a moment, that you just encapsulate.  They come to you, you write them, you feel good that day, or bad that day.”

“I see songwriting as having to do with experience, and the more you’ve experienced, the better it is.  But it has to be tempered, and you just must let your imagination run.”

“I am not a librarian of my own work.  It’s a good thing not to be too involved with what you have done.”

“I am conservative with a small ‘c.’  It’s possible to be conservative in fiscal policy, and tolerant on moral issues or questions of freedom of expression.”

“My mother has always been unhappy with what I do.  She would rather I do something nicer, like be a bricklayer.”

“Don’t you think it’s sometimes wise not to grow up?”

“People have this obsession.  They want you to be like you were in 1969.  They want you to, because otherwise their youth goes with you.  It’s very selfish, but it’s understandable.”

“Some days, you don’t feel motivated.  It’s cold.  You have a cold.  You feel crappy.  But as soon as you get out there, the audience gives you an extra buzz.”

“I don’t want to be my extrovert self all the time.”

“I am not very conscious of the figures of speech that I use.”

“I must be careful not to get trapped in the past.  That’s why I tend to forget my songs.”

“I enjoy doing different kinds of things.  I just enjoy being not tied to too much.  I feel that I’m tied to myself as a kind of traditional musician and a singer, and the history that I have ties me down.”

“I think, like most people, my moral values tend to be pretty fuzzy.”

“I don’t want to be singing ‘Satisfaction’ when I’m 40.”

“My secrets must be poetic to be believable.”

“A good thing never ends.”

“If we were bored to death, honestly I don’t think we would do it.  We do enjoy ourselves doing it.  Everyone has been saying, ‘How come they can enjoy themselves?  They should be bored to death doing this.’  We’re still having a lot of fun.”

“I haven’t had the time to plan returning to the scene because I haven’t left it.”

“Time is on my side, yes it is.”

“It’s only rock and roll.”

What now?  I’d hop on over to Madonna’s words of wisdom.

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