Eric Clapton quotes

 quotes - Risk is trying to control something you are powerless over.

“Risk is trying to control something you are powerless over.”

— Eric Clapton

 quotes - Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I'd rather lie around. No contest.

“Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I'd rather lie around. No contest.”

— Eric Clapton

 quotes - One of the most beneficial things I've ever learned is how to keep my mouth shut.

“One of the most beneficial things I've ever learned is how to keep my mouth shut.”

— Eric Clapton

 quotes - Music became a healer for me.

“Music became a healer for me.”

— Eric Clapton

“I sought my father in the world of the black musician, because it contained wisdom, experience, sadness and loneliness. I was not ever interested in the music of boys. From my youngest years, I was interested in the music of men.”

— Eric Clapton

“An obsession is where something will not leave your mind.”

— Eric Clapton

“I am, and always will be, a blues guitarist.”

— Eric Clapton

“From the beginning, I knew intuitively that if nothing else, music was safe, and that nobody could tell me anything about it. Music didn't need a middleman, whereas all the other things in school needed some kind of explanation.”

— Eric Clapton

“Yeah, it is, because it's a real discovery of your inner resources, you know. That's what my character is all about and what my playing is all about. But to get up there and just go inside and draw out something that makes you feel good first and foremost.”

— Eric Clapton

“I don't have half the nerves there that I have anywhere else.”

— Eric Clapton

“It was stumbling on to really the bible of the blues, you know, and a very powerful drug to be introduced to us and I absorbed it totally, and it changed my complete outlook on music.”

— Eric Clapton

“I mean, it didn't matter to me that there were people, it didn't matter that I was shy Just the sound was so captivating that it helped me to get rid of those inhibitions.”

— Eric Clapton

“I don't know if I believe in luck. I think I'm very fortunate.”

— Eric Clapton

“I just managed to convince my grandmother that it was a worth while that was something to do, you know, and when I did finally get the guitar, it didn't seem that difficult to me, to be able to make a good noise out of it.”

— Eric Clapton

“But I did go to music really early on, even when I was 4 or 5, I was responding to music probably in ways other kids were not.”

— Eric Clapton

“But the guitar, when you think about it, is the most versatile, really. I mean you can pick it up and take it with you wherever you go.”

— Eric Clapton

“I grew up playing in clubs - that's my spiritual stomping ground.”

— Eric Clapton

“I just like the company of beautiful women. I have a weakness in that department.”

— Eric Clapton

“I like solitude. I like the anomalous life. I like a quiet life.”

— Eric Clapton

“I never met Johnny Rotten, and I didn't want to meet Johnny Rotten.”

— Eric Clapton

“I often enjoy singing in an acoustic setting more than an amplified one.”

— Eric Clapton

“I wish I could write easily. I'm one of those guys who's visited by the muse when things are dire.”

— Eric Clapton

“I'd love to knock an audience cold with one note, but what do you do for the rest of the evening?”

— Eric Clapton

“In playing, I suppose my greatest gift was to express the way I felt or the willingness to express myself.”

— Eric Clapton

“It is painful to relive things that have caused emotional crises or whatever and find ways to express that musically.”

— Eric Clapton

“'My Father's Eyes' is very personal. I realized that the closest I ever came to looking in my father's eyes was when I looked into my son's eyes.”

— Eric Clapton

“The blues are what I've turned to, what has given me inspiration and relief in all the trials of my life.”

— Eric Clapton

“The first band I identified with from Chicago was the Muddy Waters band.”

— Eric Clapton

“The point of being at home is to be with my family as much as possible.”

— Eric Clapton

“The toughest thing about being a celebrity, I suppose, is being polite when I don't want to be.”

— Eric Clapton
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