35 Top Billy Joel Quotes For A Perfect Musical Journey
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Billy Joel is an acclaimed American pianist, songwriter, singer and composer. He is one of the best-selling artists of all time. He is believed to be one of the most famous recording artists and is acknowledged as one of the biggest global entertainers. He has contributed 33 songs to the ‘Top 40’ hits of the US which were written by him. Joel has had various successful albums like ‘The Nylon Curtain’ and ‘Fantasies and Delusions’ but his most renowned album is believed to be ‘The Stranger’ which became the biggest selling album by Columbia Records. He has sold more than a million records worldwide and is included in the ‘best-selling artists of all time’. Joel won the renowned Grammy award six times and won the most reputed ‘Grammy Legend Award’ for his album ‘Glass House’. He won various other awards including the ‘ASCAP’s founder award’ and RIAA Diamond Award. We bring to you a treasure trove of quotes that have been excerpted from his work, writings, songs, lyrics, interviews and thoughts. Go through this collection of quotes by Billy Joel which will enlighten you about the music world.
I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist. So I would choose to be with you,
That's if the choice were mine to make,
But you can make decisions too,
And you can have this heart to break I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints, the sinners are much more fun. I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more of a fool not afraid of rejection. In every heart there is a room,
A sanctuary safe and strong,
To heal the wounds from lovers past,
Until a new one comes along We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it Everyone is a hypocrite in one sense or another and I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. You can get what you want or you can just get old. You may be right, I may be crazy, but it just might be a lunatic you're looking for When the going gets tough, the tough get going Dream on, but don't imagine they'll all come true. When will you realize... Vienna waits for you. I am, as I've said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary. Every time I've held a rose,
It seems I only felt the thorns I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music. And you know that when the truth is told that you can get what you want or you can just get old. ...And you're the only one who knows. Have you listened to the radio lately? Have you heard the canned, frozen and processed product being dished up to the world as American popular music today? You can’t go the distance with too much resistance ❝Don't take any shit from anybody.❞ If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time. In a way, we are magicians. We are alchemists, sorcerers and wizards. We are a very strange bunch. But there is great fun in being a wizard. Son, can you play me a memory. I'm not really sure how it goes. It was sad and it was sweet and I knew it complete when I wore a younger man's clothes. So before we end and then begin
We'll drink a toast to how it's been
A few more hours to be complete
A few more nights on satin sheets
A few more times that I can say
I've loved these days Home can be the Pennsylvania Turnpike
Indiana's early morning dew
High up in the hills of California
Home is just another word for you And in the evening
After the fire and the light
One thing is certain: Nothing can hold back the light
Time is relentless
And as the past disappears
We're on the verge of all things new You can linger too long in your dreams...
She always says I'm the best friend that she's ever had... how do you hang up on someone who needs you that bad? ~From 'Laura' on The Nylon Curtain
There ain't no island left for islanders like me.
And it was dark
So dark at night
And we held on to each other
Like brother to brother
We promised our mothers we'd write
And we would all go down together
Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes....
There's nothing better than good sex. But bad sex? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than bad sex.
I would not leave you in your times of trouble. We never could have come this far. I took the good times, I'll take the bad times, I'll take you just the way you are. They're sharing a drink called loneliness, but at least its better than drinking alone.