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An agent is a person who is sore because an actor ...
by Elton John

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

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

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

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

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I've got a great collection of photography.
- 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

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

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

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

I'm very generous.
- Elton John

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

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

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

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

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

Who really needs a new album from me?
- 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 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 think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose;
they should draw the line at goats though.
- 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

I'm a very wealthy man.
- 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

Dick Moss, my agent.
Dick became my agent in 1979 when I signed my contract with the Houston Astros.
- Nolan Ryan

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

As of today, the Postfix mail transport agent has almost 50,000 lines of code,
comments not included.
- Wietse Venema

We're all very sensitive that Jim has the shortest history with the band.
He wants to be somewhat of a free agent.
I'm just going to let time dictate how Jim's future evolves.
- Thurston Moore

My money goes to my agent, then to my accountant and from him to the tax man.
- Glenda Jackson

But then one day the Lord put us together through our
agent and it's been a wonderful match.
- Tim LaHaye

I mean, I've always had scattered interests,
but I never went on stage to get an agent or anything like that.
- Todd Barry

I've been very lucky.
I wanted to be an actress, but I didn't really have
the drive to sell myself.
Fortunately I had a terrific agent in New York who
kept me going from job to job.
- Blythe Danner

If I wasn't an actor, I'd be a secret agent.
- Thornton Wilder

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

My dad heard of a studio on the radio,
and it was advertised as a place for kids to meet kids,
and it was actually a studio, and that's where I met my manager and agent.
- Mila Kunis

After that I got an agent and went on like a million auditions.
You win some, you lose some.
- Kel Mitchell

The writer's language is to some degree the product of his own action;
he is both the historian and the agent of his own language.
- Paul de Man

Because hypocrisy stinks in the nostrils one is likely
to rate it as a more powerful agent for destruction than it is.
- Rebecca West

I will begin with this confession: whatever I have
done in the course of my life,
whether it be good or evil, has been done freely;
I am a free agent.
- Giacomo Casanova

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

The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent,
actor, director, producer, leading man;
and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order.
Crude, but true.
- Hedy Lamarr

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

Being a star is an agent's dream, not an actor's.
- Robert Duvall

You know, we don't look much alike, but Denzel Washington
would make a great sports agent.
- Leigh Steinberg

I wasn't really interested in doing television.
I don't have that much ambition.
My agent, Eileen Feldman, has all the ambition for me.
- Meg Tilly

No, I don't have an agent.
I'm hoping to get one soon.
- Jason Mewes

Every child was taught from his cradle that money was Mammon,
the chief agent of the flesh and the devil.
- Rebecca H. Davis

I'll admit that it's not easy to get an agent,
but becoming successful in anything requires perseverance.
- Nicholas Sparks

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

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

My agent said that I was one of the top three busiest people in the country.
- Casey Kasem

An agent saw one of the plays I did at ACT,
but my mom was like, No, she's too young.
I became so annoying that a year and a half later she
just couldn't stand hearing me any more!
- Marla Sokoloff

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

It's a dream part, running around with guns,
being an agent.
- Lexa Doig

I've been in the industry from the age of 9,
so I have an agent.
That's how you get auditions.
- Christopher Parker

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

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

I got in touch with my agent and told him I wanted
to start going out on things again.
- Tina Yothers


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