Elton John quotes

“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

“There's a lot of hate in the world.”

— Elton John

“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.”

— Elton John

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

— 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

“When people go to rehab and come out, they go through a difficult period, but I never had that.”

— Elton John

“Who really needs a new album from me?”

— Elton John

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

— 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

“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

“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

“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.”

— 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 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

“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

“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

“At heart I've always been a music fan. That part of me has never changed since I was a little kid, sitting in a room watching a record go round, looking at the colour of the labels.”

— Elton John

“For me, music is so passionate, I have to give it my all every time I go onstage. Onstage, it was always comfortable for me, because that's where I felt at home.”

— Elton John

“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.”

— Elton John

“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. I loathe gardening, but I love gardens, and I have two beautiful gardens.”

— Elton John

“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.”

— Elton John

“I heard Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, and that was it. I didn't ever want to be anything else. I just started banging away and semi-studied classical music at the Royal Academy of Music but sort of half-heartedly.”

— Elton John

“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.”

— Elton John

“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.”

— Elton John

“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.”

— Elton John

“I'm a great lover of children. I never thought that one day I'd actually be a father, but I'm very pleased that I changed my mind. Children are extremely important. They are the future of the world.”

— Elton John

“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.”

— Elton John

“I'm lucky enough and wealthy enough to be able to buy photographs and buy art that inspires me from day to day. I don't want a Picasso on my wall; it's great art, but it's dead art to me. I'd rather have a photograph by someone I've never heard of that really inspires me.”

— Elton John
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