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

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

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

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

I'm a very wealthy man.
- Elton John

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

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

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

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

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

I've got a great collection of photography.
- 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

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

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

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 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

Well, I've had my fair share in Britain of battling the tabloids.
- 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 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 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 never really made a full album in Los Angeles before.
- 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

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

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

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

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

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

We have no enemies,
we have only friendships that we haven't yet developed
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We could never learn to be brave and patient,
if there were only joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.
- Ram Dass

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -
nameless, unreasoning, unjustified, terror.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
- Lao Tzu

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all
is the person who argues with him.
- Stanislaw Jerszy Lec

There is no neutrality.
There is only greater or lesser
awareness of one's bias.
- Phyllis Rose

If the only tool you have is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

One never notices what has been done;
one can only see what remains to be done.
- Marie Curie

Our only security is our ability to change.
- John Lilly

The only reason you suffer is because you choose to suffer.
The only reason you are happy is because you choose to be happy.
Happiness is a choice, and so is suffering.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
- Helen Keller

Life is truly known only to those who suffer,
lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
- Anais Nin

The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
- Bertrand Russell


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