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Quote: I'm addicted to working. I mean, I have a list of 100 countries I want to play in. I'm basically killing myself by travelling so much, for no reason whatsoever. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

I'm addicted to working. I mean, I have a list of 100 countries I want to play in. I'm basically killing myself by travelling so much, for no reason whatsoever.


Quote: I just go into the studio, look at the lyrics for the first time when I put them on the piano, and go. If I haven't got it within 40 minutes, I give up. It's never changed, the thrill has never gone, because I don't know what I'm going to get next. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

I just go into the studio, look at the lyrics for the first time when I put them on the piano, and go. If I haven't got it within 40 minutes, I give up. It's never changed, the thrill has never gone, because I don't know what I'm going to get next.


Quote: If I was to say what I am, I'd be a Labour man. I like Tony Blair a lot, I think he's a good man. And in America I'd definitely be a Democrat; I'd never be a Republican. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

If I was to say what I am, I'd be a Labour man. I like Tony Blair a lot, I think he's a good man. And in America I'd definitely be a Democrat; I'd never be a Republican.


Quote: I went to a mixed school and I can't remember being bullied at school, ever. I was quite large, in those days. Usually, if you're going to be a bully, you'll pick on someone who is small. I didn't bully anybody, and I don't remember being bullied. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

I went to a mixed school and I can't remember being bullied at school, ever. I was quite large, in those days. Usually, if you're going to be a bully, you'll pick on someone who is small. I didn't bully anybody, and I don't remember being bullied.


Quote: I grew up conservative because my mum was a conservative, and when I finally realized what conservatives were, I changed my mind immediately. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

I grew up conservative because my mum was a conservative, and when I finally realized what conservatives were, I changed my mind immediately.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

I grew up conservative because my mum was a conservative, and when I finally realized what conservatives were, I changed my mind immediately. As children, we tend to copy our parents.


Quote: I loathe gardening, but I love gardens, and I have two beautiful gardens. I can not bear gardening, but I love gardens. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

I loathe gardening, but I love gardens, and I have two beautiful gardens. I can not bear gardening, but I love gardens.


Quote: I grew up at my grandmother's house and she had a beautiful garden. I used to hate mowing the lawn and weeding, which is what you do when you're a kid. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

I grew up at my grandmother's house and she had a beautiful garden. I used to hate mowing the lawn and weeding, which is what you do when you're a kid.


Quote: When Little Richard used to stand up and play it was just fabulous, and Liberace had the candlesticks and the rings and the gift of the gab. The piano's is the most ungainly rock' n' roll instrument of all time but those two people transcended it, as did Jerry Lee Lewis. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of Elton John quote; white text on black background

When Little Richard used to stand up and play it was just fabulous, and Liberace had the candlesticks and the rings and the gift of the gab. The piano's is the most ungainly rock' n' roll instrument of all time but those two people transcended it, as did Jerry Lee Lewis.


Quote: The thing about Vegas is, I don't have to fly anywhere, and that really helps. It means I stay in one place for three weeks at a time instead of flying backwards and forwards. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

The thing about Vegas is, I don't have to fly anywhere, and that really helps. It means I stay in one place for three weeks at a time instead of flying backwards and forwards.


Quote: I do work a lot. I mean, most of my income, I would say, comes from live performances. And then you've got publishing, you've got record royalties. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

I do work a lot. I mean, most of my income, I would say, comes from live performances. And then you've got publishing, you've got record royalties.


Quote: There's no pressure for me to go out there and say, I've got to have a top 40 hit because it's not going to happen. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

There's no pressure for me to go out there and say, I've got to have a top 40 hit because it's not going to happen.


Quote: I've had an amazing professional life, personal life, but at 64 to have a son who gives us that much love and enjoyment is, wow! by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

I've had an amazing professional life, personal life, but at 64 to have a son who gives us that much love and enjoyment is, wow!


Quote: As Elton John, my days on pop radio are over, and I know that and I accept it and I'm not unhappy about it. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

As Elton John, my days on pop radio are over, and I know that and I accept it and I'm not unhappy about it.


Quote: There's a lot of hate in the world. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

There's a lot of hate in the world.


Quote: Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving.


Quote: I don't have to compete in the charts. I can just be myself as a musician, a songwriter and play with the musicians that I really love. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

I don't have to compete in the charts. I can just be myself as a musician, a songwriter and play with the musicians that I really love.


Quote: I've got that resilient thing inside me. But I wasn't a happy bunny. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

I've got that resilient thing inside me. But I wasn't a happy bunny.


Quote: I loathe celebrity. I can't stand it. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

I loathe celebrity. I can't stand it.


Quote: I am such a Luddite when it comes to making music. All I can do is write at the piano. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

I am such a Luddite when it comes to making music. All I can do is write at the piano.


Quote: If there is a better singer in England than Craig David, then I am Margaret Thatcher. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

If there is a better singer in England than Craig David, then I am Margaret Thatcher.


Quote: 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. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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.


Quote: Who really needs a new album from me? by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

Who really needs a new album from me?


Quote: Yeah. I have been with David Furnish for eight years, now. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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.


Quote: I never really made a full album in Los Angeles before. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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


Quote: I have a much better relationship with the press than I did, I think because I stood my ground. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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


Quote: Well, I've had my fair share in Britain of battling the tabloids. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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.


Quote: I mean, Sting is one of my great buddies and I love him to death. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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


Quote: Well, I'm a huge fan of Ryan Adams, who's from North Carolina. And he's beginning to break really quite big. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

Well, I'm a huge fan of Ryan Adams, who's from North Carolina. And he's beginning to break really quite big.


Quote: And I trusted someone to look after me on the business side of life. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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.


Quote: I've got a great collection of photography. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

I've got a great collection of photography.


Quote: I have a lot of money stashed away, but I do live my life from day to day. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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


Quote: I used to get my money at the end of the week, buy my mum something, or buy a record, and that was it. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

I used to get my money at the end of the week, buy my mum something, or buy a record, and that was it.


Quote: 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. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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.


Quote: Well, as I was saying... everyone's so nice to me, usually. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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


Quote: An agent is a person who is sore because an actor gets 90% of what they make. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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


Quote: I'm very relaxed. I have a family, I have a partner of 20 years, I have a wonderful life; nothing could be better. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

I'm very relaxed. I have a family, I have a partner of 20 years, I have a wonderful life; nothing could be better.


Quote: I've always been dead set against festivals -- really suspicious and wary. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

I've always been dead set against festivals -- really suspicious and wary.


Quote: 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. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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.


Quote: I'm not everybody's cup of tea. But sometimes criticism can be hurtful. Be respectful. I'm a good piano player, I can sing well, I write good songs. If you don't like it, fair enough. But give me a break. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

I'm not everybody's cup of tea. But sometimes criticism can be hurtful. Be respectful. I'm a good piano player, I can sing well, I write good songs. If you don't like it, fair enough. But give me a break.


Quote: 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. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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.


Quote: I love every minute of fatherhood, staying up all night, changing nappies, kids crying, I find it really funny and inspiring. It connects you to the world in a new way. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

I love every minute of fatherhood, staying up all night, changing nappies, kids crying, I find it really funny and inspiring. It connects you to the world in a new way.


Quote: The worst thing you can do to a child, and I've seen it happen so many times, is the silver spoon. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

The worst thing you can do to a child, and I've seen it happen so many times, is the silver spoon.


Quote: But you know, I have a pretty good relationship with the press and the paparazzi. It's just when they step over the line that, you know, enough's enough. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

But you know, I have a pretty good relationship with the press and the paparazzi. It's just when they step over the line that, you know, enough's enough.


Quote: I was more ashamed that I couldn't work the washing machine than the fact that I was taking drugs. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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


Quote: I never thought of myself as being handsome or good-looking or whatever. I always felt like an outsider. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

I never thought of myself as being handsome or good-looking or whatever. I always felt like an outsider.


Quote: As a child, as a teenager, I was kind of not allowed to wear fashionable clothes. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

As a child, as a teenager, I was kind of not allowed to wear fashionable clothes.


Quote: I was just genuinely shy. I'd always been a shy kid. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

I was just genuinely shy. I'd always been a shy kid.


Quote: Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.


Quote: If you write great songs with meaning and emotion, they will last for ever because songs are the key to everything. Songs will outlast the artist and they will go on for ever if they are good. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

If you write great songs with meaning and emotion, they will last for ever because songs are the key to everything. Songs will outlast the artist and they will go on for ever if they are good.


Quote: We live in an age, in an era where there is so much negativity, there is so much violence in the world, there is so much unrest and people are at war, that I wanted to promote the word love and red signifies love. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

We live in an age, in an era where there is so much negativity, there is so much violence in the world, there is so much unrest and people are at war, that I wanted to promote the word love and red signifies love.


Quote: Bands today have to learn their craft by putting the hard work in that we did when we were young performers. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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


Quote: The great thing about rock and roll is that someone like me can be a star. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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


Quote: I am the most well-known homosexual in the world. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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.


Quote: And I'm afraid, in this day and age, trust, which I count so, you know, I love loyalty. I love trust. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

And I'm afraid, in this day and age, trust, which I count so, you know, I love loyalty. I love trust.


Quote: I've only been interested in the artistic side of life. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

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


Quote: I think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose; they should draw the line at goats though. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

I think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose; they should draw the line at goats though.


Quote: I've always wanted to smash a guitar over someone's head. You just can't do that with a piano. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

I've always wanted to smash a guitar over someone's head. You just can't do that with a piano.




Quote: Everything I thought I'd hate about having children -- the crying, the screaming -- nothing fazes me. I love it all, and it's relaxed me. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

Everything I thought I'd hate about having children -- the crying, the screaming -- nothing fazes me. I love it all, and it's relaxed me.


Quote: People with HIV are still stigmatized. The infection rates are going up. People are dying. The political response is appalling. The sadness of it, the waste. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

People with HIV are still stigmatized. The infection rates are going up. People are dying. The political response is appalling. The sadness of it, the waste.


Quote: I have no one to leave the money to. I'm a single man. I like spending my money. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

I have no one to leave the money to. I'm a single man. I like spending my money.


Quote: I never thought of myself as being handsome or good-looking or whatever. by author Elton John overlaid on photo of photo of author Elton John with quote

I never thought of myself as being handsome or good-looking or whatever.


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