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Elton John Quotes


"I've always wanted to marry Elton John." - Barry Manilow

"I've met Nicole Kidman, Elton John, loads of people." - Allen Carr

"Elton John said to me, "I have all the negatives."" - Jon Bon Jovi

"My influences are Alice in Chains and Elton John." - Christian Kane

"I've met Nicole Kidman, Elton John, loads of people." - Allan Carr

"I remember Elton John used to be their owner and he is my favourite singer! I hope the match will be an opportunity to meet Elton John!" - Carlo Ancelotti

"If Elton John and Madonna had a baby it would be Lady Gaga." - Jon Bon Jovi

"Liberace was Elton John and Lady Gaga before they even dreamed of it." - Jerry Weintraub

"My big influences are piano artists like Billy Joel and Elton John." - Kyle Dunnigan

"My inspirations include the Beatles - love, love, love them - Elton John, Carole King, and Stevie Wonder." - Gloria Estefan

"Solo artists are generally totally insane. Elton John? Slightly eccentric. George Michael? He's mad as custard." - Noel Gallagher

"Actually, the reason I look like this is because my father was from Sweden and my mother was Elton John." - Jim Gaffigan

"Bruce Springsteen's a rock star. Elton John is a rock star. I'm a folk musician. Honestly, I think that's true." - James Taylor

"I'm a big fan of piano-based rock music like Elton John, Ben Folds, and even Queen." - Ian Axel

"Oh, yeah, I've always thought of covering some of my influences like Billy Joel, Elton John, Stevie Wonder." - Jon Secada

"As much as I love heavy riffs, I like The Eagles, Neil Young, Elton John, Crowded House." - Zakk Wylde

"You know, we recently played a benefit with my husband, Elvis Costello, and Sir Elton John, who is a mutual friend of ours. Playing with Elvis and Elton and accompanying them with my band was a pretty euphoric experience." - Diana Krall

"I thought I knew Elton John, but then it was like, "Woah, Elton's a pimp! He's really amazing." And since Billy and Elton are homies, I'm finally getting it - the two piano boys." - Mac Demarco

"The only criticism heard with any frequency of Elton John's first American album, 'Elton John,' was that the production was too grandiose. The melodies were superb, and lyrics frequently very good, and the performances flawless." - Jon Landau

"John Ashcroft - John Ashcrack - ibid." - Jello Biafra

"Bring me the head of Elton John . . . which is one instance in which meat would not be murder, if it were served on a plate." - Steven Morrissey

"You know who sang at Rush Limbaugh's wedding? Elton John! According to Rush, gay people can sing at weddings. Just not their own." - Craig Ferguson

"Freddie Mercury and Elton John are, like, two of the biggest Influences in my whole life. And probably always will be." - Axl Rose

"My favorite Elton John song is "Daniel"; my son is named Daniel and he's partly named after my wife's father, but also partly named after that song." - Steven Drozd

"My songwriting is so influenced by orchestrated music, dramatic, super glam rock-y stuff. Two of my biggest influences in songwriting were Elton John and Freddie Mercury." - Brandi Carlile

"I won't apologize for ticket prices. I think we're well worth it. We consider ourselves in the elite touring acts, like the Stones, Elton John, Paul McCartney." - Glenn Frey

"When it comes to the stage, I can't help but be inspired by people like George Clinton, Elton John and Alice Cooper." - Cee Lo Green

"I grew up with 'best-of' cassettes. My first Smiths record was 'Hatful Of Hollow,' and I had hits albums by Elton John and The Cars." - Brandon Flowers

"When Elton John sang a duet with the white rapper Eminem on a Grammy telecast, rap went mainstream. Massive parental headaches followed." - Bill O'Reilly

"I met Elton John at an Interview dinner, and we just sort of became friends. He's got such a wicked sense of humor." - Moby

"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." - Elton John

"I listen to Billy Joel. He is fabulous. I saw him with Elton John when they toured together, it was so great." - Marlee Matlin

"Look at Paul McCartney, look at Elton John. They're jealous of Justin Timberlake. I'm sure they were jealous of me when I was in my imperial phase." - Robbie Williams

"Well, the stuff that I liked growing up was AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, but I also liked the Beatles and guys like Cat Stevens and Elton John." - Dave Mustaine

"When Elton John sang a duet with the white rapper Eminem on a Grammy telecast, rap went mainstream. Massive parental headaches followed." - Bill Oreilly

"When I left home, [I] became Elton John success, and then it became Elton John excess. Everything I couldn't do when I was younger, I did 10 times over. I was having the time of my life. I was becoming the person I wanted to be." - Elton John

"John Keats / John Keats / John / Please put your scarf on." - J D Salinger

"Marylata [ Elton] introduced me to Hans Zimmer. Hans tapped me [to] work on songs for DreamWorks' animated features. I arranged Elton John's opening main title for The Road to El Dorado, I played guitars on Shrek for Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell, I co-produced "I Can See Clearly Now" for Antz." - Danny Jacob

"We worked very hard to make the lyrics suit the music. I can't, like Elton John, for example, compose by lyrics. Elton has a great talent for that. Whatever you give him, including your questions, he composes in half an hour and makes a great song out of it." - Rick Wright

"A lot of the players I'm with, thank God, we're all still vertical. We've lost so many great players through the years, and we're still standing, as Elton John says." - Ringo Starr

"What am I supposed to do if I go bald? Get a wig? Fat, goofy, gay, wig. I might as well get a piano and start an Elton John tribute act!" - Alan Carr

"The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them." "Elton John?" "Close. Ernest Hemingway. In his own way, sort of the rock star of his time." - Kami Garcia

"Rod Stewart, Elton John and I were going to form a band called Hair, Nose & Teeth after the three of us. But it hasn't happened because none of us can agree on the order of the words!" - Freddie Mercury

"The collaboration wish list is huge, very long. It goes from people like Elton John, for whom I have an unbelievable amount of respect, to Snoop Dogg, whom I also respect a great deal." - Dave Koz

"I've always loved Elton John and that is one of my favorite songs by him and Bernie (Taupin). The American songbook is ever-expanding and I feel like it works well with what I was trying to say." - Cheyenne Jackson

"Then, in 2000, John Reid, Elton John's former manager, asked me to audition for the stage version of The Graduate he was producing. So I worked on it, got the part, and after three weeks' rehearsal I was on stage!" - Jerry Hall

"It is by now beyond question that Elton John is a competent and classy entertainer. Few people who have achieved his popularity have succeeded in maintaining his standards for performance and professionalism." - Jon Landau

"House Speaker John Boehner said the Republican Party will no longer stand in the way of gay marriage. Then Boehner said, 'Now can I go to Elton John's Oscar party?'" - Conan O'Brien

"I have gotten into a lot of trouble in my life for being brutally honest. Sometimes I put both my feet in my mouth. But like Elton John, I'm still standing." - Cristina Saralegui

"I hope that somewhere in Small Town, U.S.A., a 15-year-old kid looks to me as a role model the way I looked at the Indigo Girls and Elton John as role models." - Brandi Carlile

"If it weren't for Liberace, there would be no Madonna or Lady Gaga, Elton John, Bette Midler, or Elvis because it was Liberace who helped the King glitz up his act." - Robin Leach

"I've always been into guitars... we want to put keyboards on, but keyboard players don't look cool onstage, they just keep their heads down. There has never been a cool keyboard player, apart from Elton John." - Noel Gallagher

"Everybody who's anybody has been competitive and over-sensitive and a bit silly. Look at Paul McCartney, look at Elton John. They're jealous of Justin Timberlake. I'm sure they were jealous of me when I was in my imperial phase." - Robbie Williams

"Elton John himself never seems pretentious but Bernie Taupin's lyrics often do - sometimes pretentious in a clever sort of way, but pretentious nonetheless. There is a conflict between Elton's and Bernie's personal styles, no doubt about it." - Jon Landau

"John Kerry, windsurfing dilettante" - Eleanor Clift

"John Toshack hates me." - Robbie Savage

"Godspeed, John Glenn." - Scott Carpenter

"Listen John-' 'Who's John?' 'You're John.' 'I'm John?' 'Yeah, I changed your name." - Dave Eggers

"John Hughes loved improvisers." - Edie Mcclurg

"I dabbled a little bit in the whole music thing but I've always thought about Bernie Taupin, who is Elton John's lyricist; Elton John is the great melody and song writer but Bernie Taupin is the one who writes all the lyrics. I don't write lyrics, and I never wanted to be in the music business if I was just going to be a puppet in it." - Carmen Ejogo

"John Goodman's pretty dark - I love John Goodman." - Todd Phillips

"John Wayne never wore Lycra." - Ron Kauk

"I just shot John Lennon." - Mark David Chapman

"John Muir, Earth-planet, Universe." - John Muir

"I can't stand John McCain." - Harry Reid

"I prefer the old masters, by which I mean John Ford, John Ford, and John Ford." - Orson Welles

"I wish Elton Brand the best. He's a great guy. He's always going to be a great friend of mine, regardless of what goes on." - Baron Davis

"I knew how the suits used to talk about the artists, with barely concealed contempt. So I knew what was waiting for me round the corner. Because I wasn't one of those very unusual people like Neil Diamond or Elton John, whose careers just seem to span the decades. I knew I wasn't one of them." - Nick Lowe

"You'd have thought they'd have been on about Sir Elton John, and the fantastic goals David has scored which have got us through to the World Cup. But what they were really interested in was that I was holding a bag that had 'Sex' written on it. It's quite bizarre." - Victoria Beckham

"You can't have Rosie on The View and Elton John packing Mom and Pop in at Caesars Palace and gay people all over television, and then have these politicians run out there with a straight face and say that gay and lesbian relationships are a threat to the family. We are winning in the culture - which is why we'll ultimately win the political war." - Dan Savage

"One of the most memorable live performances of my career took place on the 2002 American Music Awards show when I had to the opportunity to sing with Elton John. I was moved by the way he played the piano onstage." - Tim Mcgraw

"I did a cake for the 60th birthday of Elton John, for Britney Spears' 27th birthday and for the 'Circus' album she put out - the cake had circus themes. I prepared a cake for a surprise 82nd birthday event for the architect Frank Gehry; the cake was comprised of mini-replicas of his buildings." - Ron Ben-Israel

"I've dodged so many bullets. Not just because of unsafe sex, but because of the amount of drugs I did, the amount of alcohol, the amount of work I was doing. I started the Elton John AIDS Foundation because I got so lucky." - Elton John

"It depends who they are. If it's Mick (Jagger) or the Old Guard as I call them, yeah, they're the Old Guard. Elton (John), David (Bowie) are the newies. I don't feel like an old uncle, dear, 'cause I'm not that much older than half of 'em, hehe." - John Lennon

"I never thought about the gayness. Liberace just looked like he was having so much fun. And that whole idea of talking directly to the audience, you just went along with him. He made you happy. And he's finally getting acknowledged for all the Elton John, Lady Gaga, Madonna theatrics now that people are looking at his old costumes." - Michael Douglas

"I think sometimes people believe what they want to believe. I personally thought I was going to marry Elton John. I was so out of my mind that I really thought that someday I'd meet him and we'd fall in love and live happily ever after." - Alice Bag

"There are many artists I would like to have the honour to cooperate with. To accompany Barbara Streisand or Paul McCartney or Elton John would be a dream for me as I have a lot of admiration for their voice, their talent and their charisma." - Richard Clayderman

"As far as [Donald] Trump and where he comes down on all this, I really don't know. My wild guess is that Trump is a celebrity and I think he thinks it would be pretty cool if he could get Elton John, if he could get some of these people to show up, but right now they won't, because I'm gonna tell you something." - Rush Limbaugh

"I was living in Gainesville, Florida, and our babysitter brought over the soundtrack to The Who's "Tommy" - not the actual record "Tommy", but the soundtrack to the movie with Elton John and Aretha Franklin. I remember hearing it for the first time and it was so confusing. It was like waves and waves of unknowable and indescribable sound coming out of the stereo." - John Vanderslice

"Because he (Elton John) is pushing his face in all the time, and telling us about his private life. Nobody's interested, he's incredibly rich, he should just go away, and he's just hoisting his problems onto everybody and working them out publicly and...I've said enough." - Steven Morrissey

"GN'R was five guys who were all into different things. I liked pop and disco, Izzy was into New York rock, Slash loved Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin, Axl was into Genesis and Elton John, and Duff was a punk rocker. We all blended that stuff together." - Steven Adler

"Liberace was a miracle. You talk about who he was and what he did, and then you look at who he inspired, from Elton John to Cher to Michael Jackson to Bette Midler. There are so many people that came to see him. Elvis was there, watching his shows." - Scott Bakula

"Elton John can be a master of the sleight of hand. The arrangements make it seem like there are substantial melodies underneath the tracks - but almost nothing demands repeated listenings. Similarly, he always sounds like he's singing up a storm, but his voice glosses over the material, reducing most things to an uninteresting sameness." - Jon Landau

"One month I'll be completely obsessed with Bob Dylan and the next Arcade Fire. I like early Elton John and David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. I listen to a lot of American bands. But I like listening to new bands, too." - Tom Odell

"You don't hear a film director saying 'Money mustn't go out of the industry' to actors. You don't hear a concert promoter saying 'We must make sure that money doesn't go out of our industry' to Elton John. Some people in football seem to think, 'Never mind the players, let's get on with the game.'" - Gordon Taylor

"I have been influenced by many different artists at many different stages of my life. Starting out, it was people like Elton John, Billy Joel, Ben Folds, and Fiona Apple. As I got older I got deeper into the work of bands like the Beatles, artists like Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Etta James, and Joni Mitchell." - Sara Bareilles

"I did a cake for the 60th birthday of Elton John, for Britney Spears' 27th birthday and for the 'Circus' album she put out - the cake had circus themes. I prepared a cake for a surprise 82nd birthday event for the architect Frank Gehry; the cake was comprised of mini-replicas of his buildings." - Ron Benisrael

"It's really important to me to promote worthy causes. But not in a heavy, obligatory, responsibility way. I really admired that as a kid, learning about the 'Elton John AIDS Foundation.' And I was obsessed with The Indigo Girls. And they are the consummate activist group, always reaching out, especially to Native causes and things like that." - Brandi Carlile

"I wore a lot of vintage clothing. I dressed like a reporter, with a little card in my hat. I had these fantasies of who I wanted to be, so I'd dress like an explorer, a cowboy. I dressed up like Elton John a lot too. That was another period." - Illeana Douglas

"I've become a workaholic. When the shows slow down and there's no press and I can get my time to myself in the studio with my music, I get into this zone, man. I enter this incredible space where I'm just making music. And I feel like I can work with anybody - with Elton John, with Hanson - and I can make something incredible." - Wale

"I wrote poetry, which got me into lyrics. Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Elton John pulled me into pop. I started singing with a band - just for fun - when I was 17. And pretty soon, I was thinking I could sing pop in English as well as Spanish." - Gloria Estefan

"I have been listening a lot to The Carpenters and Neil Diamond, Elton John, and thinking, like, 'God, it'd be great to write a sort of subversive, alternative ballad,' like Lou Reed does so well with 'Perfect Day.' And I really loved 'Video Games' - at the time, it hadn't really got as big, but it's a classic song; you can't deny it." - Bat For Lashes

"As long as Elton John can bring forth one performance per album on the order of 'Someone Saved My Life Tonight,' the chance remains that he will become something more than the great entertainer he already is and go on to make a lasting contribution to rock." - Jon Landau

"I don't care if it's a Cole Porter song, or George Gershwin, or Lennon/McCartney, or Elton John, or you know, whoever, Bob Dylan. Great songs are great songs, and they stand the test of time, and they can be interpreted and recorded with many points of view, but yet still retain the essence of what makes them good songs." - John Oates

"I love everything John Carpenters ever done." - D J Cotrona

"Why can't I beat up John Cena?" - Shawn Michaels

"John McCain has already tapped me" - Sarah Palin

"John McCain was a prisoner of war." - Fred Thompson

"I would love John McCain as president." - Kimberly Guilfoyle

"John Hurt was incredible to work with." - Judd Nelson

"Jeb Bush is the new John Connelly." - Chuck Todd

"London now has its own John Grisham." - Mark Billingham

"And that, said John, is that." - A A Milne

"I love everything John Carpenter's ever done." - D J Cotrona

"I only have one idol: John Lennon." - Michael Hirst

"The problem is that the internet IS some kid in a basement with an opinion. The fact that David Bowie and Elton John told me that they were fans of Helmet - or Neil Young - that means something to me because I grew up on their music and they"re great musicians... That means more to me than some guy who hates the fact that my hair is short." - Page Hamilton

"Look, in particular, at the people who, like you, are making average incomes for doing average jobs- bank vice presidents, insurance salesmen, auditors, secretaries of defense- and you'll realie they all dress the same way, essentially the way the mannequins in the Sears menswear department dress. Now look at the real successes, the people who make a lot more money than you- Elton John, Captain Kangaroo, anybody from Saudi Arabia, Big Bird, and so on. They all dress funny- and they all succeed." - Dave Barry

"The problem is that the internet IS some kid in a basement with an opinion. The fact that David Bowie and Elton John told me that they were fans of Helmet - or Neil Young - that means something to me because I grew up on their music and they're great musicians... That means more to me than some guy who hates the fact that my hair is short." - Page Hamilton

"It was a free-for-all with music when I was growing up. My mother was a huge music fanatic so I was listening to everything from country to heavy metal to Indigo Girls to Elton John. I guess when I was really young I didn't like Willie Nelson, and she obviously loved him. Now I do too, I'm so thankful to her for playing his music nonstop." - Tig Notaro

"It's not because John McCain doesn't care. It's because John McCain doesn't get it." - Barack Obama

"John McCain and I, and our camps, are working together to get John McCain elected." - Sarah Palin

"John, what are you doing? John, my diet soda. What are you doing?" - CM Punk

"John Ashcroft is not a patriot, John Ashcroft is a descendant of Joseph McCarthy." - Howard Dean

"Most of the fans of John Lennon and maybe John and Yoko are younger than me." - Yoko Ono

"Robert Mitchum sounded different from John Wayne, and John Wayne sounded different from Clark Gable." - Billy West

"I don't blame individuals, Elton, I blame myself" - Joe Royle

"Sounds like a party at Elton John's house." - Craig Ferguson

"When I first joined SAG, there was another John Reilly. My dad was John Reilly, too, but growing up I was John John. Nobody in life calls me John C. It's more like, 'Hey you, Step Brother!'" - John C Reilly

"To John I owed great obligation: But John unhandsomely thought fit To publish it to all the nation; Sure John and I are more than quit." - Matthew Prior

"[When asked which film directors he most admired:] I like the old masters, by which I mean John Ford, John Ford, and John Ford." - Orson Welles

"Thy only authentic ending is the one provided here: John and Mary die, John and Mary die, John and Mary die." - Margaret Atwood

"John Cryan and I worked together at UBS, and I think John is one smart, hardworking individual, and I wouldn't bet against John. I wish him well." - Ken Moelis

"To John I owed great obligation; But John, unhappily, thought fit To publish it to all the nation: Sure John and I are more than quit." - Matthew Prior

"He helped John Cusak get his girlfriend back." - Chris Martin

"My daddy, he was somewhere between God and John Wayne." - Hank Williams, Jr.

"John you are not being open with me" - Elizabeth Proctor

"If you cut him, (John Bunyan) he'd bleed Scripture!" - Charles Spurgeon

"What TV was to John Kennedy, Facebook is to Obama." - Daniel Lyons

"Little Willie John is the soul singer's soul singer." - Marvin Gaye

"John Floridis was very inspiring. He plays so well." - Shawn Colvin

"Alastair Moock is the second coming of John Prine." - Ellis Paul

"For me, the biggest idiot will always be John Terry," - Rio Ferdinand

"John Kerry is a sphincter. Okay, that's a bit juvenile." - Jonah Goldberg

"John Terry wears his shirt on his sleeve" - Ray Parlour

"John Cross is feeling very boyish about Arsenal's chances" - Alan Brazil

"John Wayne was a consummate gentleman. Bigger than life." - Jennifer O'Neill

"[John] Belushi was an extreme experience even by my standards." - Keith Richards

"Three more saves and he ties John the Baptist." - Hank Greenwald

"John Arne Riise was deservedly blown up for that foul" - Alan Green

"I'm John Kerry, and I'm reporting for duty," - John F Kerry

"God - the John Doe of philosophy and religion." - Elbert Hubbard

"John McCain has not spoken about my Muslim faith." - Barack Obama

"My favorite short-story writer is John Cheever" - Irwin Shaw

"It's headed away by John Clark, using his head." - Derek Rae

"John Lee Hooker is the funkiest man alive" - Miles Davis

"John [Kricfalusi] is so arrogant. He thinks he's me!" - Ralph Bakshi

"John McDonnell is the Bear Bryant of track and field." - Frank Broyles

"Danger could be my middle name... But it's John." - Eddie Izzard

"I once was the walrus, now I'm John." - John Lennon

"John Major. He dresses so well. And so quickly." - Gyles Brandreth



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