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207 Inspirational Quotes By Jimmy Page

Famous As: Guitarist and Founder of the Rock Band 'Led Zeppelin'
Born On: January 9, 1944
Born In: Heston, Middlesex, England
Age: 78 Years

In the gigantic world of rock music, Jimmy Page’s status as a musical stalwart stands tall. Page made a name for himself owing to his strong bohemian, yet intellectual personality. There is plenty of inspiration one can take from Page’s life: he is self-taught and managed to lead a groundbreaking rock band for several years. Despite being immensely successful, he remains humble and is still rooted is his music. Today, he is a rock hero who continues to inspire many and aspire devoted fans who eagerly read his interviews and attend his performances. We have assembled a collection of Page’s quotes from his interviews in the media, articles, books written about him, and his autobiography. Here is a look at Page’s encouraging and inspiring quotes on music, singing, love, writing, challenges, and Led Zeppelin.

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Actually, I'm getting one made up with eight necks and I'm going to get a wheelwright to make a big rim around it and then I can do cartwheels off the stage.

Actually, I'm getting one made up with eight necks and I'm going to get a wheelwright to make a big rim around it and then I can do cartwheels off the stage.

Jimmy Page
But if you want me to knock Kingdom Come, all I will say is that I heard the guitarist said he'd never heard my playing, and I'd defy any guitarist in American not to have heard Led Zeppelin.

But if you want me to knock Kingdom Come, all I will say is that I heard the guitarist said he'd never heard my playing, and I'd defy any guitarist in American not to have heard Led Zeppelin.

Jimmy Page
I spend a lot of time near water.

I spend a lot of time near water.

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Seeing people's faces, really getting off on them, makes me incredibly happy. Genuinely.

Seeing people's faces, really getting off on them, makes me incredibly happy. Genuinely.

Jimmy Page
There's so many different styles and facets of the 360-degree musical sphere to listen to. From tribal to classical music, it's all there. If the bottom was to sag out of that, for God's sake, help us all.

There's so many different styles and facets of the 360-degree musical sphere to listen to. From tribal to classical music, it's all there. If the bottom was to sag out of that, for God's sake, help us all.

Jimmy Page
I don't feel I have to top myself at all.

I don't feel I have to top myself at all.

Jimmy Page
I don't like being stuck in one situation, day to day.

I don't like being stuck in one situation, day to day.

Jimmy Page
I know what I want to get down and I haven't got much time to do it in.

I know what I want to get down and I haven't got much time to do it in.

Jimmy Page
You can't buy time. Everything, for me, seems to be a race against time. Especially musically.

You can't buy time. Everything, for me, seems to be a race against time. Especially musically.

Jimmy Page
You know what you can gain when you sit down with the Moroccans. As a person and as a musician. That's how you grow.

You know what you can gain when you sit down with the Moroccans. As a person and as a musician. That's how you grow.

Jimmy Page
The key to Zeppelin's longevity has been change.

The key to Zeppelin's longevity has been change.

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I will still carry on changing all the time.

I will still carry on changing all the time.

Jimmy Page
You get as much out of rock & roll artistically as you put into it. There's nobody who can teach you. You're on your own and that's what I find so fascinating about it.

You get as much out of rock & roll artistically as you put into it. There's nobody who can teach you. You're on your own and that's what I find so fascinating about it.

Jimmy Page
When I started doing sessions, the guitar was in vogue. I was playing solos every day.

When I started doing sessions, the guitar was in vogue. I was playing solos every day.

Jimmy Page
It's interesting when something new comes along, a band of dwarfs playing electronic harps or something, but I'm not searching.

It's interesting when something new comes along, a band of dwarfs playing electronic harps or something, but I'm not searching.

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Everything that came later... the roots are all there in the first album.

Everything that came later... the roots are all there in the first album.

Jimmy Page
The beauty of the band was you never knew what was going to come out next.

The beauty of the band was you never knew what was going to come out next.

Jimmy Page
The element of change has been the thing, really. We put out the first one, then the second... then a third LP totally different from them. It's the reason we were able to keep it together.

The element of change has been the thing, really. We put out the first one, then the second... then a third LP totally different from them. It's the reason we were able to keep it together.

Jimmy Page
I suggested back in 1980 to do a chronological live album, but there wasn't that much enthusiasm for it.

I suggested back in 1980 to do a chronological live album, but there wasn't that much enthusiasm for it.

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Live Aid did feel like one hour's rehearsal after several years, but to be part of Live Aid was wonderful. It reall was.

Live Aid did feel like one hour's rehearsal after several years, but to be part of Live Aid was wonderful. It reall was.

Jimmy Page
There's always music that moves me. It doesn't necessarily mean that it's within the parenthesis of rock or blues, or whatever. It's usually far more reaching than that. It can be in many different genres.

There's always music that moves me. It doesn't necessarily mean that it's within the parenthesis of rock or blues, or whatever. It's usually far more reaching than that. It can be in many different genres.

Jimmy Page
There's too many good musicians around for the music around for the business to be sagging.

There's too many good musicians around for the music around for the business to be sagging.

Jimmy Page
When you hear the melodic structures of what classical musicians put together and you compare it to that of a rock & roll record, there's a hell of a long way rock & roll has to go.

When you hear the melodic structures of what classical musicians put together and you compare it to that of a rock & roll record, there's a hell of a long way rock & roll has to go.

Jimmy Page
The idea of a hypnotic riff as the prime mover of a piece of music has been around for a long time, whether you're talking about the Delta blues or music from Middle Eastern and African cultures.

The idea of a hypnotic riff as the prime mover of a piece of music has been around for a long time, whether you're talking about the Delta blues or music from Middle Eastern and African cultures.

Jimmy Page
You don't find geniuses in street musicians, but that doesn't mean to say you can't be really good.

You don't find geniuses in street musicians, but that doesn't mean to say you can't be really good.

Jimmy Page
I can only listen to what I'm working on, at the time. I can't listen to anything else because I don't want to copy it.

I can only listen to what I'm working on, at the time. I can't listen to anything else because I don't want to copy it.

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There's such a wealth of arts and styles within the guitar... flamenco, jazz, rock, blues... you name it, it's there. In the early days my dream was to fuse all those styles. Now composing has become just as important.

There's such a wealth of arts and styles within the guitar... flamenco, jazz, rock, blues... you name it, it's there. In the early days my dream was to fuse all those styles. Now composing has become just as important.

Jimmy Page
I think it's time to travel, start gathering some real right-in-there experiences with street musicians around the world.

I think it's time to travel, start gathering some real right-in-there experiences with street musicians around the world.

Jimmy Page
All my houses are isolated. Many is the time I just stay home alone.

All my houses are isolated. Many is the time I just stay home alone.

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I'm attracted by the unknown, but I take precautions.

I'm attracted by the unknown, but I take precautions.

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I can listen to all different sorts of music. I don't really care about The Next Big Thing.

I can listen to all different sorts of music. I don't really care about The Next Big Thing.

Jimmy Page
You can't just find yourself doing something and not happy doing it.

You can't just find yourself doing something and not happy doing it.

Jimmy Page
I like change and I like contrast.

I like change and I like contrast.

Jimmy Page
A lot of people can't be on their own. They get frightened. Isolation doesn't bother me at all. It gives me a sense of security.

A lot of people can't be on their own. They get frightened. Isolation doesn't bother me at all. It gives me a sense of security.

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I can tell how far I ought to be going, I know how to get there, all I've got to do is keep playing.

I can tell how far I ought to be going, I know how to get there, all I've got to do is keep playing.

Jimmy Page
I don't go walking into things blind.

I don't go walking into things blind.

Jimmy Page
I'm very fortunate because I love what I'm doing.

I'm very fortunate because I love what I'm doing.

Jimmy Page
I'm over 30 now, but I didn't expect to be here.

I'm over 30 now, but I didn't expect to be here.

Jimmy Page
There are very few people I can call real, close friends. They're very, very precious to me.

There are very few people I can call real, close friends. They're very, very precious to me.

Jimmy Page
I don't care what critics and other people think.

I don't care what critics and other people think.

Jimmy Page
No. I usually rest in my satin-lined coffin, actually. I'm not allowed out in daylight hours.

No. I usually rest in my satin-lined coffin, actually. I'm not allowed out in daylight hours.

Jimmy Page
Just because you play bass, doesn't mean you have no presence.

Just because you play bass, doesn't mean you have no presence.

Jimmy Page
I do not worship the devil. But magic does intrigue me. Magic of all kinds. I bought Crowley's house to go up and write in. The thing is, I just never get up that way. Friends live there now.

I do not worship the devil. But magic does intrigue me. Magic of all kinds. I bought Crowley's house to go up and write in. The thing is, I just never get up that way. Friends live there now.

Jimmy Page
There's music that can affect people in their lives, and they will always relate to the point that they heard it and experienced it, either if you're playing it or you're receptive, as an audience.

There's music that can affect people in their lives, and they will always relate to the point that they heard it and experienced it, either if you're playing it or you're receptive, as an audience.

Jimmy Page
I'm pretty optimistic about the future of rock... it will be back to composition as in classical music or jazz.

I'm pretty optimistic about the future of rock... it will be back to composition as in classical music or jazz.

Jimmy Page
I really wasn't needed... Just straightening up riffs, that's all. Just two guitarists doing it instead of one.

I really wasn't needed... Just straightening up riffs, that's all. Just two guitarists doing it instead of one.

Jimmy Page
From the classical guitar right through to the furthest electrical experiments and everything in-between, it's amazing what the guitar can actually do. I mean, when one thinks about sounds.

From the classical guitar right through to the furthest electrical experiments and everything in-between, it's amazing what the guitar can actually do. I mean, when one thinks about sounds.

Jimmy Page
My guitar style was developed during that 10-year period. That's me. That's the way I play, and I don't wish to play any other way. Our own individual identities are firmly stamped on this album.

My guitar style was developed during that 10-year period. That's me. That's the way I play, and I don't wish to play any other way. Our own individual identities are firmly stamped on this album.

Jimmy Page
I really don't like showing people how I play things; it's a little embarrassing because it always looks so simple to me.

I really don't like showing people how I play things; it's a little embarrassing because it always looks so simple to me.

Jimmy Page
I guess the solo from 'Achilles Last Stand' is in the same tradition as the solo from 'Stairway to Heaven'...it is on that level to me.

I guess the solo from 'Achilles Last Stand' is in the same tradition as the solo from 'Stairway to Heaven'...it is on that level to me.

Jimmy Page
I played guitar all my life, all the way through the Yardbirds, but I knew that for me this was going to be a guitar vehicle, because that's what I wanted it to be.

I played guitar all my life, all the way through the Yardbirds, but I knew that for me this was going to be a guitar vehicle, because that's what I wanted it to be.

Jimmy Page
Every record is a portrait of the band at that time.

Every record is a portrait of the band at that time.

Jimmy Page
The blues appealed to me, but so did rock. The early rockabilly guitarists like Cliff Gallup and Scotty Moore were just as important to me as the blues guitarists.

The blues appealed to me, but so did rock. The early rockabilly guitarists like Cliff Gallup and Scotty Moore were just as important to me as the blues guitarists.

Jimmy Page
The way I see it, rock & roll is folk music. Street music. It isn't taught in school. It has to be picked up.

The way I see it, rock & roll is folk music. Street music. It isn't taught in school. It has to be picked up.

Jimmy Page
I deal in emotions. It's the harmonic side that's important. That's the side I expected to be much further along on than I am now. That just means to say that I've got to keep at it.

I deal in emotions. It's the harmonic side that's important. That's the side I expected to be much further along on than I am now. That just means to say that I've got to keep at it.

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I don't know whether I'll reach 40. I don't know whether I'll reach 35. I can't be sure about that. I am bloody serious. I am very, very serious. I didn't think I'd make 30.

I don't know whether I'll reach 40. I don't know whether I'll reach 35. I can't be sure about that. I am bloody serious. I am very, very serious. I didn't think I'd make 30.

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I do really believe that all guitarists have a different character that comes through, that's a strong character, the stronger the person is.

I do really believe that all guitarists have a different character that comes through, that's a strong character, the stronger the person is.

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I know where I'm going musically. I can see my pattern and I'm going much slower than I thought I'd be going.

I know where I'm going musically. I can see my pattern and I'm going much slower than I thought I'd be going.

Jimmy Page
My finger picking is sort of a cross between Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs, and total incompetence.

My finger picking is sort of a cross between Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs, and total incompetence.

Jimmy Page
I bet you can't play slide piano.

I bet you can't play slide piano.

Jimmy Page
Domesticity and all that isn't really for me.

Domesticity and all that isn't really for me.

Jimmy Page
I'm not a guitarist as far as a technician goes, I just pick it up and play it. Technique doesn't come into it.

I'm not a guitarist as far as a technician goes, I just pick it up and play it. Technique doesn't come into it.

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When I went over to the States to promote Outrider, everyone was telling me I was a blues guitarist. I'm not a bloody blues guitarist. I'm a guitarist.

When I went over to the States to promote Outrider, everyone was telling me I was a blues guitarist. I'm not a bloody blues guitarist. I'm a guitarist.

Jimmy Page
I've never regretted anything I've ever done.

I've never regretted anything I've ever done.

Jimmy Page
So far I've been very, very fortunate because it appears that people like to hear the music I like to play. What more fortunate position can a musician be in?

So far I've been very, very fortunate because it appears that people like to hear the music I like to play. What more fortunate position can a musician be in?

Jimmy Page
If you're working at the factory and you're cursing every day that you get up, at all costs get out of it. You'll just make yourself ill.

If you're working at the factory and you're cursing every day that you get up, at all costs get out of it. You'll just make yourself ill.

Jimmy Page
Music can always be a life-changing experience, for musicians and fans, or at least life-affecting, but it depends on to what degree.

Music can always be a life-changing experience, for musicians and fans, or at least life-affecting, but it depends on to what degree.

Jimmy Page
This week, I'm a gypsy. Maybe next week it'll be glitter rock.

This week, I'm a gypsy. Maybe next week it'll be glitter rock.

Jimmy Page
I'm not interested in turning anybody on to anybody that I'm turned on to... if people want to find things, they find them themselves.

I'm not interested in turning anybody on to anybody that I'm turned on to... if people want to find things, they find them themselves.

Jimmy Page
I'm at my best when I'm exhausted and under pressure.

I'm at my best when I'm exhausted and under pressure.

Jimmy Page
There's so much that can be done on the guitar. And that's what is so good about the guitar - everyone can really enjoy themselves on it and have a good time, which is what it's all about.

There's so much that can be done on the guitar. And that's what is so good about the guitar - everyone can really enjoy themselves on it and have a good time, which is what it's all about.

Jimmy Page
I'm still terrified of flying. I really have to get drunk to fly. I've found that I've developed fears I never had before... fears of heights, claustrophobia... only in cities, though, never in the country.

I'm still terrified of flying. I really have to get drunk to fly. I've found that I've developed fears I never had before... fears of heights, claustrophobia... only in cities, though, never in the country.

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I'm just looking for an angel with a broken wing.

I'm just looking for an angel with a broken wing.

Jimmy Page
Once I get onstage the tension explodes and I'm fine. I'm in another world - in a trance almost, doing what I love best, expressing myself through guitar.

Once I get onstage the tension explodes and I'm fine. I'm in another world - in a trance almost, doing what I love best, expressing myself through guitar.

Jimmy Page
If you are on to something creative, school can also inhibit you. The wrong teacher, man, can really mess you up.

If you are on to something creative, school can also inhibit you. The wrong teacher, man, can really mess you up.

Jimmy Page
You absorb so much from whatever your environment is, as an artist, and you learn to take from it what can help you create.

You absorb so much from whatever your environment is, as an artist, and you learn to take from it what can help you create.

Jimmy Page
I'm still searching for an angel with a broken wing. It's not very easy to find them these days.

I'm still searching for an angel with a broken wing. It's not very easy to find them these days.

Jimmy Page
Crowley didn't have a very high opinion of women, and I don't think he was wrong.

Crowley didn't have a very high opinion of women, and I don't think he was wrong.

Jimmy Page
The greatest satisfaction is not the decoration. It is knowing that I am able to help someone who needs help.

The greatest satisfaction is not the decoration. It is knowing that I am able to help someone who needs help.

Jimmy Page
I'm not afraid of death. That is the greatest mystery of all. That'll be it, that one. But it is all a race against time.

I'm not afraid of death. That is the greatest mystery of all. That'll be it, that one. But it is all a race against time.

Jimmy Page
I always thought the good thing about the guitar was that they didn't teach it in school.

I always thought the good thing about the guitar was that they didn't teach it in school.

Jimmy Page
I have a voracious appetite for all things, worldly and unworldly.

I have a voracious appetite for all things, worldly and unworldly.

Jimmy Page
My favorite guitar solo of all time was Elliot Randall's on `Reelin' In The Years'.

My favorite guitar solo of all time was Elliot Randall's on `Reelin' In The Years'.

Jimmy Page
You can't overthink the music. Mood and intensity can't be manufactured. The blues isn't about structure; it's what you bring to it. The spontaneity of capturing a specific moment is what drives it.

You can't overthink the music. Mood and intensity can't be manufactured. The blues isn't about structure; it's what you bring to it. The spontaneity of capturing a specific moment is what drives it.

Jimmy Page
I don't deal in technique. I deal in emotions.

I don't deal in technique. I deal in emotions.

Jimmy Page
So many people are frightened to take a chance in life and there's so many chances you have to take.

So many people are frightened to take a chance in life and there's so many chances you have to take.

Jimmy Page
I can communicate far better on a guitar than I can through my mouth.

I can communicate far better on a guitar than I can through my mouth.

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Music is the one thing that has been consistently there for me. It hasn’t let me down.

Music is the one thing that has been consistently there for me. It hasn’t let me down.

Jimmy Page
I wasn't a very good draughtsman.

I wasn't a very good draughtsman.

Jimmy Page
Here's where it goes with Led Zeppelin. It didn't matter what was going on around us, because the character of Led Zeppelin's music was so strong.

Here's where it goes with Led Zeppelin. It didn't matter what was going on around us, because the character of Led Zeppelin's music was so strong.

Jimmy Page
I was always good at hearing complete arrangements in my head.

I was always good at hearing complete arrangements in my head.

Jimmy Page
I was excited about opening for Vanilla Fudge because I was a big fan of theirs.

I was excited about opening for Vanilla Fudge because I was a big fan of theirs.

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Spirit is a band I really love.

Spirit is a band I really love.

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I really love playing live - it's such a gas.

I really love playing live - it's such a gas.

Jimmy Page
Every album that I've attempted, I suppose, has been different - it's bound to be.

Every album that I've attempted, I suppose, has been different - it's bound to be.

Jimmy Page
The thing about Led Zeppelin was that it was always four musicians at the top of their game, but they could play like a band.

The thing about Led Zeppelin was that it was always four musicians at the top of their game, but they could play like a band.

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'Communication Breakdown' - it was punchy and direct, with a real attitude that was different to other bands going around.

'Communication Breakdown' - it was punchy and direct, with a real attitude that was different to other bands going around.

Jimmy Page
There is no point in putting out 'The Complete BBC Sessions,' and someone's growling that you missed something.

There is no point in putting out 'The Complete BBC Sessions,' and someone's growling that you missed something.

Jimmy Page
John Peel made his reputation with his radio show and his record label, Dandelion, by championing the underdog.

John Peel made his reputation with his radio show and his record label, Dandelion, by championing the underdog.

Jimmy Page
I can understand why we got bad reviews. We went right over people's heads. One album would follow another and would have nothing to do with what we'd done before. People didn't know what was going on.

I can understand why we got bad reviews. We went right over people's heads. One album would follow another and would have nothing to do with what we'd done before. People didn't know what was going on.

Jimmy Page
Certainly, as a guitarist, I was aware of descending chromatic lines and arpeggios long before 1968.

Certainly, as a guitarist, I was aware of descending chromatic lines and arpeggios long before 1968.

Jimmy Page
I consider descending chromatic lines and arpeggiated chords basic skills learned by any student of the guitar.

I consider descending chromatic lines and arpeggiated chords basic skills learned by any student of the guitar.

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