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Robert Plant Quotes

Robert Anthony Plant

Robert Plant quotes: the voice of Led Zeppelin learns us.

“Life is life. You do a lot of different things and you have great adventures.”

“I relish the simplicity of life sometimes. It’s about coming back, about failing, really. Or actually just realizing that it takes so many different elements to make a life.”

“Sometimes you don’t run your own life, it runs itself.”

“You have to ask these questions: who pays the piper, and what is valuable in this life?”

“Don’t be hard on yourself. And take as many chances, risks, as you can.”

“If it was about being comfortable, there wouldn’t be any point in being creative.”

“There’s still time to change the road you’re on.”

“You can’t give up something you really believe in for financial reasons. If you die by the roadside, so be it. But at least you know you’ve tried.”

“The past is a stepping stone, not a millstone.”

“You have nothing. One should never allow themselves to think that they have, one can just touch. To have is to lack appreciation, to touch is to want to touch again.”

“Boredom is the beginning of all destruction and everything that is negative.”

“Finding another way to do what I know I can do pretty well. A way that stimulates me. I’m always on some sort of learning curve. If I can continually be surprised then I’m alert.”

“How much do people really want to learn? I mean, some people get into a groove and they stay with it indefinitely. And what starts off as a great moment of explosive passion can end years later. It just depends on whether you go and find the right habitat to extend yourself.”

“The motion in me is to work, to sing, to write, to learn, and so I do return to certain places. And I feel the changes, and it’s a great liberation for me.”

“I prefer to move forward. It’s as simple as that. I don’t want to be stuck in the past. The time for backward glances are long gone, and I have absolutely no interest or suggestion of ever looking back.”

“It’s okay to quote from your past. But I’m more interested in quoting from my present and pointing towards the future. Stop living in the past. Open your ears and your eyes.”

“Being good isn’t just about being dextrous and being flash. Being good is about being an all-round contributor.”

“I kind of disguise my limitations by hanging out with very talented people.”

“If you do what you think is right for the benefit of everybody and everything and you make decisions, to go back and regret them afterwards—it’s a futile experience and it’s not worth thinking about. Because life just unfolds. Provided you do your best and you think you’re on the right track, you can only be right or wrong. But to regret it… I don’t think there are any huge errors or misdemeanors.”

“The whole idea of music, from the beginning of time, was for people to be happy.”

“It’s sort of a feeling of power onstage. It’s really the ability to make people smile, or just to turn them one way or another for that duration of time, and for it to have some effect later on. I don’t really think it’s power… it’s the goodness.”

“The idea of actually taking sharp turns left and right has always intrigued me, but I’ve never really been bold enough to do that. As musicians go, I’ve allowed myself to be carried by other people’s enthusiasm into places where I’ve learned a lot. There is no real tumult anymore. What I want to do, I do! I’m pretty fortunate.”

“I don’t care about the past, I’m a musician with ambition.”

“There’s so many parts of your life, you know? People say that you don’t get any better after the age of about 40 or something like that, as a performer. I find all that to be a misconception. I don’t feel bad about the way I present stuff. The calendar and the mirror—they’re bastards.”

“If I didn’t do what I do, I wouldn’t be as young as I am.”

“It’s crucial that I kind of keep up, without drifting into the backslapping land of cliche and lifetime achievement awards.”

“I have no story. My story goes from day to day.”

“I’ve lived a life which has been pretty much full with ambition, ideas, stimulus, creativity.”

“I’m lucky, because I’ve got two or three different roads that I can enjoy with people, and different rewards.”

“I’m not saving lives. I’m singing and I should go placidly and joyously through the whole thing and work hard and not take it for granted. It’s great to have this gift.”

“When I was a kid, the world was such a big place, and I had no idea that I would be afforded these great moments in between doing what I love to do.”

“Well, once you get the groove of your life and you sort out the aspects of your life that you prefer, and you’ve performed all your responsibilities as a father and as a partner. And just discovery and the great adventure of having eyes wide open. There’s so much of this beautiful planet that is still actually spectacular and stimulating. There are so many amazing people that you meet along the way. By using my career as the wind in the sails of my adventures, I could see so many things and so many people that I might have missed had my career gone a different direction.”

“I treat everywhere as being a center from which I can enjoy the surroundings.”

“All I can say is that it’s amazing what you can accomplish when you’re young and foolish. I’ve stopped apologizing to myself for having this great period of success and financial acceptance.”

“People say that I’m a millionaire, but that’s not true; I only spend millions.”

“I’m pleased with how ridiculous I am. I like me. Though I’m not a huge fan. I know when to switch me off.”

“I can’t moan about any of it. I had a great time in the goldfish bowl.”

“I’m not a sad old hippie. I’m a joyous old hippie.”

“I can’t regret until the end. And I won’t regret then, either.”

“I’m tipping the hat and looking back.”

“I’ve still got a twinkle in me.”

“As we wind on down the road, our shadow’s taller than our souls.”

“There’s no comparison between the most precious parts of one’s personal life and success and wealth. If you lost someone near and dear to you, you can’t relate it to any amount of fame, fortune and luxury. You just have to go on living.”

“I think that passion and love and pain are all bearable, and they go to make love beautiful.”

“Just do what you do and feel it and mean it.”

Related: Tom Petty quotes.

Cory Johnson: likes bumping #OnRepeat through the Bang & Olufsen sound system in his naturally aspirated V10; post-workout pumps; big boobs; dumb comedy; and your mom’s potato salad. He hates awkward handshakes. But who cares? Let’s talk about you.