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A collection of sayings and quotations by Billy Joel on art, music, journey, songs, life, love, sin, heart, dreams, poetry, heaven, pop and inspiration.

35 Top Billy Joel Quotes For A Perfect Musical Journey

Quick Facts

Born On: May 9, 1949

Born In: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Founder / Co Founder: Echoes

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.

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I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.

Billy Joel

I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist.

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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

Billy Joel

I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints, the sinners are much more fun.

Billy Joel

I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more of a fool not afraid of rejection.

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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

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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

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Everyone is a hypocrite in one sense or another and I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.

Billy Joel

You can get what you want or you can just get old.

Billy Joel

You may be right, I may be crazy, but it just might be a lunatic you're looking for

Billy Joel

When the going gets tough, the tough get going

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Dream on, but don't imagine they'll all come true. When will you realize... Vienna waits for you.

Billy Joel

I am, as I've said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.

Billy Joel

Only the good die young.

Billy Joel

Every time I've held a rose, It seems I only felt the thorns

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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.

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And you know that when the truth is told that you can get what you want or you can just get old.

Billy Joel

...And you're the only one who knows.

Billy Joel

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?

Billy Joel

You can’t go the distance with too much resistance

Billy Joel

❝Don't take any shit from anybody.❞

Billy Joel

If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.

Billy Joel

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.

Billy Joel

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.

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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

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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

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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

Billy Joel

You can linger too long in your dreams...

Billy Joel

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

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There ain't no island left for islanders like me.

Billy Joel

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

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Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes....

Billy Joel

There's nothing better than good sex. But bad sex? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than bad sex.

Billy Joel

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.

Billy Joel

They're sharing a drink called loneliness, but at least its better than drinking alone.

Billy Joel