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33 Famous Quotes By Keith Richards For A Rhythmic Life

Famous As: Musician
Born On: December 18, 1943
Born In: Dartford, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Age: 78 Years
Keith Richards is a famous British guitarist, songwriter, singer, memoirist and the founder of ‘The Rolling Stones’. He has written various hit rock songs and is believed to be the pioneer of the ‘state-of-the-art rhythm’.  His love for the American blues made him unite with his childhood acquaintance ‘Mick Jagger’ and guitarist ‘Dick Taylor’ to perform in a few gigs. They were further joined by ‘Brian Jones’ to form ‘The Rolling Stones’ band. Their albums were a hit and were popular on a global scale. His solo song ‘I Can't Get No Satisfaction’ topped the US charts and is regarded as one of the greatest rock songs. He is included in the ‘Songwriters Hall of Fame’ and was awarded with the ‘Rock Immortal Award’. Richards was also ranked among the top five best electric guitar players. 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 Keith Richards that will give you a glimpse of his journey in the musical world.
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If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet.

If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet.

Keith Richards
When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you.

When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you.

Keith Richards
Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.

Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.

Keith Richards
I've never had inner turmoil about all this. You find a lot of people these days who cannot stand to be alone. You could lock me up in solitary for weeks on end, and I'd keep myself amused.

I've never had inner turmoil about all this. You find a lot of people these days who cannot stand to be alone. You could lock me up in solitary for weeks on end, and I'd keep myself amused.

Keith Richards
Why would you want to be anything else if you're Mick Jagger?

Why would you want to be anything else if you're Mick Jagger?

Keith Richards
We age not by holding on to youth, but by letting ourselves grow and embracing whatever youthful parts remain.

We age not by holding on to youth, but by letting ourselves grow and embracing whatever youthful parts remain.

Keith Richards
You can't always get what you want, but if you really need something, you usually find it.

You can't always get what you want, but if you really need something, you usually find it.

Keith Richards
The rock's easy, but the roll is another thing...

The rock's easy, but the roll is another thing...

Keith Richards
Memory is fiction,

Memory is fiction,

Keith Richards
I don't have a problem with drugs, I have a problem with policemen.

I don't have a problem with drugs, I have a problem with policemen.

Keith Richards
It's really good to be here and as I always say, it's really good to be anywhere!

It's really good to be here and as I always say, it's really good to be anywhere!

Keith Richards
But I'm not here just to make records and money. I'm here to say something and to touch other people, sometimes in a cry of desperation:

But I'm not here just to make records and money. I'm here to say something and to touch other people, sometimes in a cry of desperation: "Do you know this feeling?

Keith Richards
I don't regret nuthin...

I don't regret nuthin...

Keith Richards
Preaching is tax free. Very little to do with God, a lot to do with money

Preaching is tax free. Very little to do with God, a lot to do with money

Keith Richards
Some people think I'm a mythical genius, others think I'm a junkie madman.

Some people think I'm a mythical genius, others think I'm a junkie madman.

Keith Richards
True friends. Hardest thing to find, but you never look for them - they found you ; you just grow into each other

True friends. Hardest thing to find, but you never look for them - they found you ; you just grow into each other

Keith Richards
My life is full of broken halos.

My life is full of broken halos.

Keith Richards
And then I think we realized, like any young guys, that blues are not learned in a monastery. You've got to go out there and get your heart broke and then come back and then you can sing the blues.

And then I think we realized, like any young guys, that blues are not learned in a monastery. You've got to go out there and get your heart broke and then come back and then you can sing the blues.

Keith Richards
I'm all for a quiet life. I just didn't get one.

I'm all for a quiet life. I just didn't get one.

Keith Richards
Love has sold more songs than you've had hot dinners.

Love has sold more songs than you've had hot dinners.

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

[John] Belushi was an extreme experience even by my standards.

Keith Richards
One of the great things about songwrighting; it's not an intellectual experience

One of the great things about songwrighting; it's not an intellectual experience

Keith Richards
Rock and roll ain't nothing but jazz with a hard backbeat.

Rock and roll ain't nothing but jazz with a hard backbeat.

Keith Richards
If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use both feet.

If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use both feet.

Keith Richards
A gut-string classical Spanish guitar, a sweet, lovely little lady. The smell of it. Even now, to open a guitar case, when it's an old wooden guitar, I could crawl in and close the lid.

A gut-string classical Spanish guitar, a sweet, lovely little lady. The smell of it. Even now, to open a guitar case, when it's an old wooden guitar, I could crawl in and close the lid.

Keith Richards
Its called a playground, but its nearer to a battlefield. It can be brutal

Its called a playground, but its nearer to a battlefield. It can be brutal

Keith Richards
I like it here in Austin. Anybody got a room?

I like it here in Austin. Anybody got a room?

Keith Richards
I am not doing it just for the money or for you.I am doing it for me.

I am not doing it just for the money or for you.I am doing it for me.

Keith Richards
I was husband for a week. Changed the baby's diapers. There's somebody in a suburb in Melbourne who doesn't even know i wiped his ass

I was husband for a week. Changed the baby's diapers. There's somebody in a suburb in Melbourne who doesn't even know i wiped his ass

Keith Richards
All the contortions we go through just not to be ourselves for a few hours.

All the contortions we go through just not to be ourselves for a few hours.

Keith Richards
A familiar Gusism was to greet a friend with 'Hello, don't be a cunt all your life.

A familiar Gusism was to greet a friend with 'Hello, don't be a cunt all your life.

Keith Richards
Wild Horses

Wild Horses" started in a B-minor chord, and Stu didn't play minor chords, "fucking Chinese music.

Keith Richards
We bought Candy Twirls and Bull's-Eyes and Licorice & Blackcurrant. We weren't going to lower ourselves and score at the supermarket, were we?

We bought Candy Twirls and Bull's-Eyes and Licorice & Blackcurrant. We weren't going to lower ourselves and score at the supermarket, were we?

Keith Richards