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A collection of insightful quotes by Elton John on music, work, love, money, family, fatherhood and beauty.

338 Insightful Elton John Quotes

Quick Facts

Famous As: Singer

Born On: March 25, 1947

Born In: Pinner, United Kingdom

Founder / Co Founder: Elton John AIDS Foundation, Rocket Records, Rocket Pictures

Music legend Elton John has been active in the industry for over five decades but his passion for it is as alive and thriving as it was when he began his career in the 1960s. Openly gay since the 1980s, he is an LGBTQ icon and a vocal supporter of LGBTQ rights. He has set up the AIDS Foundation to help people living with HIV. His sense of style has always been ostentatious, a perfect fit for his rock-and-roll persona. However, fatherhood has brought about certain changes in his perspective and life. We have collected several of his quotes from various interviews, articles, speeches, and lyrics. Let us take a look at his quotes on music, work, love, money, family, fatherhood and beauty.

Gay,Views,People

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Art,Wall,Inspire

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Family,Men,Care

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Kids,Mars,Facts

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Piano,Feet,Nine

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Gay,Tvs,Makers

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Men,Hands,Dumb

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Rap,People,Tea

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Gay,Artist,Men

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Baby,Israel

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Men,Wealthy

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Hate,World

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Kids,Fans

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Different

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(empty)

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You should never take more than you give

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You get the same equal rights that we do when we have a civil partnership. Heterosexual people get married. We can have civil partnerships.

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You can cage the songbird, but you can't make her sing. And you can trap the free bird, but you'll have to clip her wings.

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You can beat her, but don't mistreat her. Oh, don't believe that woman please.

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You and your oven are capable of great things,Remember, no two ovens are the same.

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

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Who really needs a new album from me?

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When your persona begins to take over your music and becomes more important, you enter a dangerous place. Once you have people around you who don't question you, you're in a dangerous place.

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When a rumor doesn't go away it's not a rumor

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What we should be doing as musicians is trying to bring people together.

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What record companies do these days is drain the blood dry of an album, take six singles off it, and harm the longevity of artists' careers by doing it.

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What a scandal, if I die. Yeah, I'm gonna kill myself, get a little headline news.

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Well, we can't leave anyone behind just because they are sex workers or they are needle users, intravenous drug users, prostitutes.

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Well, I've had my fair share in Britain of battling the tabloids.

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Well, I'm a huge fan of Ryan Adams, who's from North Carolina. And he's beginning to break really quite big.

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Well, I quit those days and my redneck ways.

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

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We were both very much the same. We were both very impulsive. We both loved life. We both loved shopping. We both had a love of clothes, obviously, because he was the designer that I kind of wore forever and ever.

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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.

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We have come so far. It's become a real bipartisan cause, which I'm very happy to see. And in the case of America, and it's - certainly, without America, we'd be facing catastrophe.

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We have a society where every hit maker and TV presenter is gay.

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Until I can visualise what the lyrics are about and see the story or whatever, I can't hear the melody.

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Unless you show off you're not going to get noticed.

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Top dog, top hat, move that muscle, move that fat.

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To forgive and be forgiven, if it's the last thing I do, then in death's release I may find the peace that in life I never knew.

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To fight the violence we must be brave, hold on strong to the love God gave.

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Tina Turner gave me the highway blues.

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This overload is edging me further out to sea, I need to put some distances between overkill and me.

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They [sic] ain't gonna stop me from coming here, baby.

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There's a time for everyone, If they only learn, that the twisting kaleidoscope moves us all in turn.

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There's a lot of hate in the world.

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There is such a thing as good interference from your record label. I don't think I get enough interference from my record label.

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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.

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There ain't been no angels in heaven around since God invented girls.

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The worst thing you can do to a child, and I've seen it happen so many times, is the silver spoon.

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The world is near escalating to World War Three and where are the leaders of each religion? Why aren't they having a conclave; why aren't they coming together?

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The work became like the drug addiction, the clothes, anything in my life. It became - it's become an addiction. I'm addicted to working.

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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.

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The ugliest woman you'll ever meet, but she's mine and she's ugly.

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The thing about Vegas is, I don't have to fly anywhere, and that really helps. It means I stay in one place for three weeks at a time instead of flying backwards and forwards.

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The only thing the record companies put out now is 'Best of,'

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The less I say the more my work gets done.

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The great thing about rock and roll is that someone like me can be a star.

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The French are useless. They can't organize a piss-up in a brewery.

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That's just a part of being an artist: you can't write great stuff all the time, because if you did, then you'd be inhuman. The human side of people is that sometimes they fail.

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Talk to each other. Never go to bed when you're angry with each other. Lady Antonia Frasier who was married to Harold Pinter said they never went to bed on an argument.

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Take me to the pilot of your soul.

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Sweet freedom whispered in my ear, you're a butterfly, and butterflies are free to fly, fly away, high-away, bye-bye.

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Sometimes you can't see the wood for the trees as an artist.

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Sometimes when I’m flying over the Alps I think, 'that’s like all the cocaine I sniffed.'

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Someone saved my life tonight, sugar bear, you almost had your hooks in me, didn't you dear?

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Some men kneel and pray, I like women and I like wine.

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Some kneel and lie to God.

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So I am deeply saddened and shocked over the current legislation that is now in place against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community here in Russia. In my opinion, it is inhumane and it is isolating.

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Simon Cowell and I are great friends and we wind each other up. Rod Stewart and I do the same thing.

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Shock waves to a tired brain, sends that hungry lady to my door again. She's my shelter from the storm when I feel the rain, entertaining white powder.

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She's got electric boots, a mohair suit, you know I read it in a magazine.

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Rocket Man, burning out his fuse up here alone.

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Poor cow, you'll get your dumb man. You'll see your whole life coming at you in the back of his hand.

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People with HIV are still stigmatized. The infection rates are going up. People are dying. The political response is appalling. The sadness of it, the waste.

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People in England are so bloody nosy.

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Onstage, it was always comfortable for me, because that's where I felt at home. Offstage, it was a different situation. I was still shy offstage.

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Once you have people around you who don't question you, you're in a dangerous place.

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Once I'd heard 'Modern Times' by Bob Dylan, it really changed the way I wanted to make records.

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On Keith Richards: He's like a monkey with arthritis.

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On a street of right and wrong in every inch of sadness, rocks and tanks go hand in hand with madness.

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Oh teacher, I need you like a little child, you got something in you to drive a school boy wild.

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Nothing should be an issue when it comes to sexuality in the first place. Music is the one artform where people feel comfortable coming out.

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No tears to damn you when jealousy burns.

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My sex drive has gone down so much since I've stopped doing coke. I was one of the few people that, when I did coke, I had an enormous sex drive. I still have a healthy sex life today, but it's not so important.

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My old man is drunker than a barrel full of monkeys, but my old lady she don't care.

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My mum always used to buy a record every Friday.

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My mother encouraged me and was very great about me being gay, but she always encouraged me to follow my musical dreams, which I'm very grateful for.

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My mantra is if you raise money, don't waste it.

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Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.

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Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids, in fact it's cold as hell.

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Make this man a saint now, OK?

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Love's like a junkie, addiction's a fact. Passion's a monkey, you can't keep off your back.

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Love is the key we must turn, truth is the flame we must burn.

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Loneliness was tough, the toughest role you ever played. Hollywood created a superstar, and pain was the price you paid.

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Live for each second without hesitation

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Like a candle in the wind, never knowing who to cling to until the rain set it.

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Lawdy Mama, those Friday nights when Suzy wore her dresses down tight.

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Laughing like children, living like lovers, rolling like thunder, under the covers, and I guess that's why they call it the blues.

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Johnny, can't you come out to play in your empty garden?

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Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving.

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I’ve never had a writer’s block, but still I think: Is it going to happen this time? You never know what you’re going to get; you just put your fingers on the keys and hope.

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I’ll not complain about your boring life, if you just leave me to mine

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It's very important to have two tiaras when you're on the road. You never know when you'll be invited to something really formal.

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