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I'm a very wealthy man. ...
by Elton John

I'm a very wealthy man.
- 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

An agent is a person who is sore because an actor gets 90% of what they make.
- 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 trusted someone to look after me on the business side of life.
- 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

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

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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 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 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

Well, as I was saying...
everyone's so nice to me, usually.
- 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 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've only been interested in the artistic side of life.
- Elton John

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

I'm very generous.
- 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

Who really needs a new album from me?
- 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

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

But actually, my drug addiction thing,
I was so stubborn.
- 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 think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose;
they should draw the line at goats though.
- 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've got a great collection of photography.
- 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 never really made a full album in Los Angeles before.
- Elton John

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

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 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

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 am the most well-known homosexual in the world.
- Elton John

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character
building values of the privation of the poor.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

I have about concluded that wealth is a state of mind,
and that anyone can acquire a wealthy state of mind
by thinking rich thoughts.
- Andrew Young

The poetry of heroism appeals irresistibly to those who don't go to a war,
and even more to those whom the war is making enormously wealthy.
It's always so.
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine

Racism, in the first place, is a weapon used by the
wealthy to increase the profits they bring in by paying
Black workers less for their work.
- Angela Davis

We've only been wealthy in this country for 70 years.
Who said we ought to have all this? Is it ordained?
- Jack Welch

It is evident that in the period designated as that of the kings,
when Rome commenced her career of conquest,
she was, for that time and country, a great and wealthy city.
- Goldwin Smith

I'm going to fight until the end.
My husband is worth it.
He wanted me to have it.
He was worth a lot.
He was a very, very wealthy man.
- Anna Nicole Smith

Nearly every glamorous, wealthy, successful career
woman you might envy now started out as some kind of schlep.
- Helen Gurley Brown

I'm convinced that unless you have some public financing of elections,
you are never going to remove the power of wealthy
interests over elected officials.
- Dick Murphy

You aren't wealthy until you have something money can't buy.
- Garth Brooks

The rights of the individual are greatly prized in the developed world,
but in many other regions they are considered a luxury
reserved for the impossibly wealthy.
- Silvia Cartwright

For the fifth year in a row, the Bush budget cuts city
core services to pay for wealthy tax breaks.
And once again, the mayor's requests were not funded.
- Anthony Weiner

At the same time, Republicans are pushing a $70 billion
tax package that will overwhelmingly benefit the most
wealthy Americans and actually increases the deficit by $16 billion.
- Marty Meehan

The President is destroying the fabric of America with
a combined policy of war,
tax cuts for the wealthy, and reductions in spending for domestic needs.
- Charles Rangel

Wealthy men, too, like several of those in our neighborhood,
had so many slaves that they were compelled to buy
other plantations on which to employ them.
- John Sergeant Wise

How unfair the fate which ordains that those who have
the least should be always adding to the treasury of the wealthy.
- Terence

These wealthy people were very interested in contemporary music.
They wanted to help diffuse it and get it to be known to other people.
- Elliott Carter

No, I'm not wealthy.
- Benny Hinn

Now, twenty years old, I come out and I go back to Greenwich Village.
Now, of course, I'm a wealthy man.
- Gregory Corso

We are looking at a future where to a first approximation,
everyone is wealthy.
- Ralph Merkle

We should not allow wealthy people, including corporate criminals,
to hide their assets and avoid paying their bills.
- James Talent

The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on;
science and art are as well.
- Anton Chekhov

Wealthy men can't live in an island that is encircled by poverty.
We all breathe the same air.
We must give a chance to everyone, at least a basic chance.
- Ayrton Senna

People hate me because I am a multifaceted,
talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius.
- Jerry Lewis

I came from a wealthy family.
I made over my share of the estate to various charities.
- Abbe Pierre

I made a small fortune.
I made a lot of money and I made a lot of other people wealthy.
- Jim Cramer

If the people are happy, united, wealthy,
and powerful, we presume the rest.
We conclude that to be good from whence good is derived.
- Edmund Burke

Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy,
overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody
who owns hideous clothing.
- Dave Barry

Some of the greatest social reformers of our time were wealthy.
- Jerry Rubin

All my life I've been prejudiced against wealthy people.
- Ethel Waters

Sometimes people who get wealthy when they are very,
very young, it's a curse to them.
They don't realize it.
- Kato Kaelin

Early to rise and early to bed makes a man healthy,
wealthy, and dead.
- James Thurber

The life of the wealthy is one long Sunday.
- Georg Buchner

How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy
by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.
- Robert G. Allen


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