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I used to get my money at the end of the week,
by 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 am the most well-known homosexual in the world.
- Elton John

But actually, my drug addiction thing,
I was so stubborn.
- 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, as I was saying...
everyone's so nice to me, usually.
- 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

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

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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

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

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

I'm very generous.
- Elton John

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

I'm a very wealthy man.
- 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 never really made a full album in Los Angeles before.
- 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 was more ashamed that I couldn't work the washing
machine than the fact that I was taking drugs.
- 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

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

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

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

I've only been interested in the artistic 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

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

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

I used to believe in forever, but forever's too good to be true.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

Life should not be a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a Ride!"
- Hunter S. Thompson

We cannot solve our problems with the same
thinking we used when we created them.
- Albert Einstein

It's just random chance, baby; get used to it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.
- Albert Einstein

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
- Elbert Hubbard

Win as if you were used to it,
lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In those days he was wiser than he is now;
he used to frequently take my advice.
- Winston Churchill

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

The revenues of Cuban state-run companies are used
exclusively for the benefit of the people,
to whom they belong.
- Fidel Castro

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed.
I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly.
He cut the legs off the bed.
- Lou Brock

Some dreamers demand that scientists only discover
things that can be used for good.
- John Charles Polanyi

I'm not used to feeling so human.
Is it always like this?
- Edward, from Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

The poet may be used as a barometer,
but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather.
- Lionel Trilling

The future ain't what it used to be.
- Yogi Berra

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel

"Think simple" as my old master used to say -
meaning reduce the whole of its parts
into the simplest terms,
getting back to first principles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Style used to be an interaction between the human soul
and tools that were limiting.
In the digital era, it will have to come from the soul alone.
- Jaron Lanier

As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father
coming on a white horse to rescue me.
- Christine Keeler

It is better to have a fair intellect that is well
used than a powerful one that is idle.
- Bryant H. McGill

I'm 86 and my doctor used to tell me to slow down -
at least he did until he dropped dead.
- Cesar Romero

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
- Charlie Chaplin

Moral power is probably best when it is not used.
The less you use it the more you have.
- Andrew Young

As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used,
and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.
- Dave Parnas

My mother used to tell me man gives the award,
God gives the reward.
I don't need another plaque.
- Denzel Washington

I used to sell furniture for a living.
The trouble was, it was my own.
- Les Dawson

Lawsuits should not be used to destroy a viable and
independent distribution system.
The solution lies in the marketplace and not the courtroom.
- Don Henley

There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.
- Billy Sunday


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