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Elton John Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Elton John

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An agent is a person who is sore because an actor gets 90% of what they make.
- Elton John

I'm a very wealthy man.
- Elton John

I never really made a full album in Los Angeles before.
- Elton John

Well, I've had my fair share in Britain of battling the tabloids.
- Elton John

 

Well, I was making a record, and I had to choose a name,
because they said, you know, you can't make a record
under the name of Reg Dwight,
because it's never going to - you know,
it's not attractive enough.
- Elton John

I love places that have an incredible history.
I love the Italian way of life.
I love the food.
I love the people.
I love the attitudes of Italians.
- Elton John

I am the most well-known homosexual in the world.
- Elton John

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Yeah.
I have been with David Furnish for eight years,
now.
- Elton John

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.
- Elton John

I mean, Sting is one of my great buddies and I love him to death.
- Elton John

And I trusted someone to look after me on the business side of life.
- Elton John

I have a much better relationship with the press than I did,
I think because I stood my ground.
- Elton John

And I talked to my doctor, and I must admit,
you know, I'm sometimes quite renowned for my outbursts
and I was just very frustrated,
maybe a little frightened.
- Elton John

I've got a great collection of photography.
- Elton John

I do like Britney Spears.
I think she's cute.
I think she's fun.
And I like her records.
You know, I'm not a pop snob whatsoever.
I think she makes great pop records.
- Elton John

And there's no guarantee that if you get HIV and you
take these triple therapies,
or whatever comes along next, that they're going to be successful for you.
- Elton John

And the danger is - and it's happening -
is we're seeing an incredibly big rise amongst young gay people,
young heterosexual people as far as catching HIV,
which is, you know, in an educated country like this or in Britain,
it's frightening.
- Elton John

Who really needs a new album from me?
- Elton John

I think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose;
they should draw the line at goats though.
- Elton John

I was more ashamed that I couldn't work the washing
machine than the fact that I was taking drugs.
- Elton John

I mean, in some cases with libel laws,
you know, they can write things about people who have no course of action,
because they can't afford to take legal action against them.
- Elton John

Well, I'm a huge fan of Ryan Adams, who's from North Carolina.
And he's beginning to break really quite big.
- Elton John

Bands today have to learn their craft by putting the
hard work in that we did when we were young performers.
- Elton John

We were both very much the same.
We were both very impulsive.
We both loved life.
We both loved shopping.
We both had a love of clothes, obviously,
because he was the designer that I kind of wore forever and ever.
- Elton John

There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex.
People should be very free with sex,
they should draw the line at goats.
- Elton John

I used to get my money at the end of the week,
buy my mum something, or buy a record,
and that was it.
- Elton John

And I agreed with that, and I couldn't wait to change my name anyway,
because I'm not too fond of the name of Reginald.
It's a very kind of '50s English name.
- Elton John

And I'm afraid, in this day and age,
trust,
which I count so, you know, I love loyalty.
I love trust.
- Elton John

I've got to do something to make up for all those self-absorbed
and selfish years when I just,
you know, was taking drugs, sitting in my room,
doing bad things, whatever.
- Elton John

Well, as I was saying...
everyone's so nice to me, usually.
- Elton John

But actually, my drug addiction thing,
I was so stubborn.
- Elton John

I'm very generous.
- Elton John

The great thing about rock and roll is that someone like me can be a star.
- Elton John

I've only been interested in the artistic side of life.
- Elton John

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

Because, I figured that, because I was a successful man,
I was wealthy, I was, you know, seemingly intelligent -
even that I am not intelligent enough to ask for help.
- Elton John

If the machine of government is of such a nature
that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another,
then, I say, break the law.
- Henry David Thoreau

I knew what book we had to write, it was clear in my head;
it was journals and poetry.
So I passed on their offer.
I told my agent this is our vision, and no one's done it this way.
- Kenny Loggins

I wanted to be a secret agent and an astronaut,
preferably at the same time.
- David Byrne

Conduct, which involves a decision of the ultimate
fate of the agent cannot be based on illusions.
- Muhammed Iqbal

An FBI agent ought to be able to surf the net and look
for sites that instruct people how to make bombs.
- John Ashcroft

An ambassador is not simply an agent;
he is also a spectacle.
- Walter Bagehot

An experienced reader uses the poem as an agent of inquiry.
This makes poetry very exciting, unstable,
and interactive.
- John Barton

The booking agent had the audacity to take 10 percent,
so we wound up with about $100 a week apiece.
- Gregg Allman

The usual way - through a long series of rejections,
revising my manuscripts, and kept trying again and again.
Finally I was fortunate enough to find a good agent.
- Danielle Steel

The key factor is whether the agent is a member of
the Association of Authors' Representatives,
which screens its members and requires them to uphold a Canon of Ethics.
- Richard Curtis

Rock Hudson let his gay agent marry him off to his
secretary because he didn't want people to get the right idea.
- Anthony Perkins

I'm a free agent.
I haven't allowed any promoters to have exclusive options on my fight.
I don't need a promoter.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness.
- Woodrow Wilson

My forte is playing drunks down the ages.
When my agent rings me about a role,
I don't ask what the part is,
but what century it's in.
- Johnny Vegas

Your best protection is to have an established agent make the contact.
- Penelope Spheeris

Every time an Oscar is given out, an agent gets his wings.
- Kathy Bates

I like to act.
I work for scale.
I don't have an acting agent.
I'm in the book.
- John Sayles

Every time I try to retire, or even think of retiring from acting,
my agent comes up with a script.
- Anthony Hopkins

I didn't have an agent, I didn't have a headshot.
I didn't even know if anyone would know where to find me.
I just went back to highschool and started playing with my band.
- Jason Schwartzman

There are so many people I would love to work with,
like Al Pacino, Paul Newman, Gary Oldman -
maybe Tom Cruise.
I wanna play his brother in something -
so call my agent!
- Scott Wolf

I've always thought that having an attractive free
agent is better than a guy who was picked in the seventh round.
- David Dunn

It is flagrantly dishonest for an advertising agent
to urge consumers to buy a product which he would not
allow his own wife to buy.
- David Ogilvy

No agent wants to see a book until he or she has decided
whether to pursue the relationship.
- Sara Paretsky

I got an agent.
He said, what do you wanna do, and I said,
I want an Oscar nomination.
That's your job, that's what I'm paying you for.
And I got it.
- William H. Macy

A typical agent in New York gets 400 query letters a month.
Of those, they might ask to read 3-4 manuscripts,
and of those, they might ask to represent 1.
- Nicholas Sparks

Blanche is written with a terrible authority,
the authority that comes from artistic necessity when
the writer is compelled to write by his demon,
rather than by his agent or promoter.
- Paul Bailey

The press is the hired agent of a monied system,
and set up for no other purpose than to tell lies where
their interests are involved.
One can trust nobody and nothing.
- Henry B. Adams

We pretended there was no problem with Agent Orange
after Vietnam and later the Pentagon recanted,
after untold suffering by veterans.
- Jim McDermott

I got an agent and went up for the part of my first film,
Five Gates to Hell.
- Shirley Knight

An agent said he didn't know what to do with me,
I wouldn't be able to play any parts but lesbians and aliens.
- Allison Janney

Sam Wood, the director, made most of his money as a real estate agent;
there was nothing of the temperamental artist about him.
- Gloria Swanson

What we wanted from an agent depended on what he brought in.
- Markus Wolf

It's kind of interesting to be a director who is all
of a sudden being an actor playing an agent.
This is my whole world!
- Mark Rydell

The cool part about working for Disney is that they've
allowed me to be a change agent.
- Christy Romano

When I got the script for Memento, I read it and I
got killed off on page one and I fired my agent.
- Joe Pantoliano


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