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I'm very generous. ...
by Elton John

I'm very generous.
- 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

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

 

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm a very wealthy man.
- 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 never really made a full album in Los Angeles before.
- 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

I am open to receiving the generous gifts of Spirit.
I hold no expectations or demands on the form, the timing,
or the color of the wrapping on the bountiful gifts of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

We are composed of self-contradictions.
Each of us is loving in some moments - hateful in others.
Patient and calm sometimes - harried by urgency at others.
Understanding - and self-absorbed.
Reassuring - and sarcastic.
Generous - and greedy.
Trusting - and jealous.
Comforting - and snappish.
Original - and stuck in a rut.
Thankful - and needy.
Forgiving - and vengeful.
Nurturing ourself - and stuffing ourself with fast food.
Honoring our bodies - and overstressing.
Being Joyful - and Suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

Be not like the sugarcane -
do not hold your sweetness inside.
Be like the fruit tree -
be generous with your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie (inspired by Tagore)

A healthy democracy requires a decent society;
it requires that we are honorable,
generous, tolerant and respectful.
- Charles W. Pickering

Living Into the Great Paradox,
I strive toward my vision,
while accepting gratefully whatever life serves up.
I work to bring about my vision of the future,
which is based on my value system of what is right,
just, noble, compassionate, generous, humane, peaceful, and loving.
Simultaneously, I accept that my vision
is based on only my opinions and prejudices,
and I honor all points of view and value systems,
no matter how different from my own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we really want to be full and generous in spirit,
we have no choice but to trust at some level.
- Rita Dove

Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous,
without being selfless.
- Mortimer Adler

The truly generous is the truly wise,
and he who loves not others lives unblest!
- Henry Home

Frankly, I was surprised at how generous the Japanese
press has been to the idea of a foreigner running Sony.
- Howard Stringer

It may be very generous in one person to offer what
it would be ungenerous in another to accept.
- Samuel Richardson

Enthusiasm is the divine particle in our composition:
with it we are great,
generous, and true; without it, we are little,
false, and mean.
- Letitia Landon

At age 12, I was put on tranquilizers when I should have gotten help.
There was nothing major and awful, I just didn't feel
my family was supportive and emotionally generous.
- Paula Danziger

In loving his own productive, generative,
generous love, God loves all those ways in which that
love can be realised in creation.
- Rowan D. Williams

That is one of the bitter curses of poverty;
it leaves no right to be generous.
- George Gissing

Really big people are, above everything else,
courteous, considerate and generous -
not just to some people in some circumstances -
but to everyone all the time.
- Thomas J. Watson

I don't think I'm generous enough to be the straight guy.
I sort of make my own way and make my own statement.
Do I mind pushing myself forward? Not at all.
- Pamela Stephenson

I am now faced with mortality.
Definitely not the most generous move.
- Lance Loud

If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts,
ourselves, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love's reach.
- Margaret Cho

Chefs, as a whole, say yes to any project,
fundraiser, or tasting because they have such a generous spirit.
- Charlie Trotter

'Tis easier for the generous to forgive,
than for offence to ask it.
- James Thomson

If thou be industrious to procure wealth,
be generous in the disposal of it.
Man never is so happy as when he giveth happiness unto another.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

I am simple, complex, generous, selfish,
unattractive, beautiful, lazy, and driven.
- Barbra Streisand

It is safest to be moderately base -
to be flexible in shame,
and to be always ready for what is generous,
good, and just, when anything is to be gained by virtue.
- Sydney Smith

Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing,
more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
- Alexander Pope

She's generous to a fault - if it's her own.
- Bugs Baer

Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most
refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.
- Laurence Stern

Democracies, unlike dictatorships, are forgiving and generous,
but they cannot survive unless they fight.
- Jalal Talabani

Be just before you are generous.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

After having won a scepter, few are so generous as
to disdain the pleasures of ruling.
- Pierre Corneille

How much easier is it to be generous than just.
- Junius


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