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A collection of famous quotes by Mick Jagger on dreams, regret, music, hope, anarchy, love and life.

188 Famous Mick Jagger Quotes That Will Take Away Your Monday Blues

Quick Facts

Famous As: Singer

Born On: July 26, 1943

Born In: Dartford, United Kingdom

In the recent history of music, very few people have been as influential as Mick Jagger, the singer and co-founder of the Rolling Stones. Along with Keith Richards, he has forever changed people’s perception of rock and roll. Since their debut in 1962, their lives have changed drastically. While Jagger is very thankful about his past, he refuses to be imprisoned by it. He is fiscally conservative but holds socially progressive views. Despite not being a natural businessman, he has found success with many of his ventures. Here are some famous quotes by Mick Jagger on dreams, regret, music, hope, anarchy, love and life.  

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You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.

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A good thing never ends.

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It's Only Rock and Roll.

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Too much is never enough.

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I can't get no satisfaction.

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Dandelions don't tell no lies.

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Time is on my side, yes it is.

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I've managed to avoid tattoos so far.

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You can't be jealous and be a leader.

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He stole my music but he gave me my name.

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There's no absolutes in life - only vodka.

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My secrets must be poetic to be believable.

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I don't believe in having bands for solo records.

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I don't want to be my extravert self all the time.

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Biographies of British pop celebrities are terrible.

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I don't want to be singing Satisfaction when I'm 40.

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I don't watch much ESPN. Unless they have soccer on.

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There's hundreds of different ways of writing songs.

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I would like to reach a balance and forget a few things.

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It's not selling out, it is called making lots of money.

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Always as a musician you must have one thing you do well.

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I am not very conscious of the figures of speech that I use.

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I don't think people care about the mechanics of songwriting.

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Americans get very simple explanations of what happens to them.

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There's no great technical expertise in being a movie producer.

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I don't really like using guns too much, you know, even for sport.

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I think people are afraid to express their opinions half the time.

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Americans shocked me by their behavior and their narrow-mindedness.

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I think, like most people, my moral values tend to be pretty fuzzy.

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It's okay to let yourself go, just as long as you let yourself back.

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Patriotism is an instant reaction that fades away when the war starts.

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Well, don't we all feel like jumping to the end of the world sometimes?

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You don't have to bathe every day to look clean. It's just an illusion.

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I don't think enjoying life is an exclusive prerogative of young people.

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No one, but no one, is equal, or ever will be. Elvis was and is supreme.

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Only a madman or an actor would want to be President of the United States.

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I don't think there's anything wrong with having sex, you know. At any age.

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Of course we're doing it for the money. We've always done it for the money.

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I don't like being completely isolated. I need the energy from other people.

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Boys were a very essential part of rock & roll. The girls were more onlookers.

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Don’t take life too seriously and always remember: it is just a passing fad.

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I, personally, have a lot of energy, so I don't see it as an immediate problem.

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Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.

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Americans are funny people: first you shock them, then they put you in a museum.

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I haven't had the time to plan returning to the scene because I haven't left it.

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I love America, but I can't spend the whole year here. I can't afford the taxes.

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People are so brainwashed by the rules that they don't know what really matters.

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Thank you for leaving us alone but giving us enough attention to boost our egos.

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If you're the singer in the band, you always get more attention than anyone else.

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In England you're skewered on the altar of pop culture if you become pretentious.

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People think they know you. They know the things about you that you have forgotten.

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Drug use makes you snappy, and you get very bad-tempered and have terrible hangovers.

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I believe we should encourage children to sing and play instruments from an early age.

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We have recorded songs on the same day that were released years later in other albums.

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You have to sing every day so you can build up to being, you know, Amazingly Brilliant

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I have never wanted to give up performing on stage, but one day the tours will be over.

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I must be careful not to get trapped in the past. That's why I tend to forget my songs.

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Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

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I never really studied business in school. I kind of wish I had, but how boring is that?

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It's all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.

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As long as my face is on page one, I don't care what they say about me on page seventeen.

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I don't believe in original melodies. There are only so many computations of eight notes.

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I don't spend money on anything. I don't collect anything. I don't spend it on furniture.

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People have different personalities when they're drunk or take heroin, or whatever drugs.

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Something that you can't play in your kitchen is rap. It is done in your neighbour's kitchen.

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Any performer is one person privately and then he's another person when he steps on the stage.

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I should think that being my old lady would be all the satisfaction or career any woman needs.

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The terrible attack in Manhattan has given place to a burst of patriotism in the United States.

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People get very thoughtful when they are in cars. I no longer care for cars. I don't collect them.

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Iraq has lost 5 percent of its population, a number that in the U.S. would equal 14 million people.

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I am not a librarian of my own work. It's a good thing not to be too involved with what you have done.

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Polarization affects families and groups of friends. Its a paralyzing situation. A civil war of opinion.

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I am pleased the Ministry of Culture is protecting the morals of expatriate bankers and their girlfriends.

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Thanks to everyone in Israel for the wonderful welcome. It was a great show and we'll remember it forever.

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The Beatles were so big that it's hard for people not alive at the time to realize just how big they were.

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Normally I am not so violent. Everything comes from the question: Where will I die? It is a strong concern.

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I read the most extravagant things about people who suffer and depress because of things written about them.

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Everyone knows what their roots are, but you've got to explore everywhere. You've got to explore the sky too.

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I don't know if rock is dying. I wouldn't want to say that, but the world does change. Nothing stays the same.

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Don't you think it's sometimes wise not to grow up.

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The only performance that makes it, that makes it all the way is the one that achieves madness.

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My mother has always been unhappy with what I do. She would rather I do something nicer, like be a bricklayer.

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People don't bother to check with anything anymore. They just like to speculate in print. We like fact-checking!

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Life's just a cocktail party - on the street.

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If you get to be a really big headliner, you have to be prepared for people throwing bottles at you in the night.

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The past is a great place and I don't want to erase it or to regret it, but I don't want to be its prisoner either.

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I prefer to live in a rented house. No ties. Nothing around my neck. Just the minimum kind of bare comforts of home.

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Right now I can't be sure that I will be back on stage. We have been touring for two years and that is way too much.

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I don't find it easy dealing with people with drug problems. It helps if you're all taking drugs, all the same drugs.

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I don't like drugs. I think cocaine is a very bad, habit-forming bore. It's about the most boring drug ever invented.

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I got nasty habits; I take tea at three.

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Anarchy is the only slight glimmer of hope.

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You have to write a song around this specific character or to enhance a specific scene. A lot of other craft goes on.

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It's nice to collect stamps, but if it becomes obsessive, and you start stealing for your stamps, it becomes too much.

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The only performance that makes it, that really makes it, that makes it all the way, is the one that achieves madness.

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Most people in England don't live in the North, and people are snobby in England, so they wanted a band from the South.

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The elusive nature of love... it can be such a fleeting thing. You see it there and it's just fluttering and it's gone.

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Goddess was made in my home in France. The material retained an integrity whit it would have lost in Los Angeles studio.

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Acting is mostly interpretive. They use different parts of you, and different sides of you, and different so-called talents.

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I'd rather be dead than singing 'Satisfaction' when I'm 45.

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You've got to have fresh wardrobe. You can't just go out there looking like you did last time. That helps your transformation.

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No matter what Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious do, they can't be more disgusting than The Rolling Stones are in an orgy of biting.

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You never really know what's going to happen. You never know what the audience is going to be like or how they're going to behave.

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I didn't want to make teenage comedies, and I didn't want to make really trashy films. I wanted to make films that were a bit challenging.

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