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The great thing about rock and roll is that ...
by Elton John

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

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

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

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

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

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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'm a very wealthy man.
- 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 was more ashamed that I couldn't work the washing
machine than the fact that I was taking drugs.
- 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 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

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

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

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

I have a lot of money stashed away, but I do live my life from day to day.
- 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've only been interested in the artistic side of life.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm very generous.
- 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'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

I have a much better relationship with the press than I did,
I think because I stood my ground.
- 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 think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose;
they should draw the line at goats though.
- 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

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
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Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
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Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Having a personal opinion is great.
Believing that one's personal opinion is absolute truth
leads to most of the world's troubles.
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Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
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Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Regrets and resentments cause great suffering but fix nothing.
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Life in abundance comes only through great love.
- Elbert Hubbard

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness
of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
- Albert Einstein

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
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In great contests, each party claims to act
in accordance with the will of God.
Both may be, and one must be wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
- Thomas Henry Huxley

I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.
- Helen Keller

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

I have a great deal of company in the house,
especially in the morning when nobody calls.
- Henry David Thoreau

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
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Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

To be great is to be misunderstood.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

To be conscious that you are ignorant
is a great step to knowledge.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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