Johnny was and is the North Star; you could guide your ship by him. The greatest of the greats - then and now.
Success is relevant to coping with obstacles... But no problem is ever solved by those, who, when they fail, look for someone to blame instead of something to do.
I like to sing ballads the way Eddie Fisher does and the way Perry Como does. But the way I'm singing now is what makes the money.
I almost wish I could be more exciting, that I could match what is happening out there to me.
You have to erect a fence and say, Okay, scale this.
Sonny and Cher.
Sometimes I get bored riding down the beautiful streets of L.A. I know it sounds crazy, but I just want to go to New York and see people suffer.
When you can't remember why you're hurt, that's when you're healed.
The best mind-altering drug is truth.
Do not be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
When you write a song you have an idea of how it should be sung but it doesn`t work out that way if someone else records it.
You either have to be first, best or different.
Sometimes I wish I weren't famous.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
Faith builds the bridge from this old world to the new.
Would those of you in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry.
I get by with a little help from my friends.
Imagine John Lennon
If you want to be free, be free, because theres a million things to be.
Not everybody has to sing the melody.
A man is not what he thinks he is, but what he thinks, he is.
Max R Hickerson
The poets were not alone in sanctioning myths, for long before the poets the states and the lawmakers had sanctioned them as a useful expedient. They needed to control the people by superstitious fears, and these cannot be aroused without myths and marvels.
Like I said, I've got too much respect for women to marry them, but that doesn't mean you can't support them emotionally and financially.
The big contemporary novel is a perpetual motion machine that appears to have been embarrassed into velocity. It seems to want to abolish stillness, as if ashamed of silence. Stories and sub-stories sprout on every page, and these novels continually flourish their glamorous congestion.
I know this in no way alleviates the enormous amounts of pain and loss experienced by those who have suffered from the tsunami, but I hope it can make a difference.
Passion is the source of our finest moments, the joy of love, the clarity of hatred, and the ectasy of grief.
I've been a rock star since you were very young. But I've never encountered anything as powerful as cancer.
Something has to make you run
I don't know why I didn't come
Am I allowed to say I really wanted this?
If you feel like lovin' me
if you've got the notion
I second that emotion.
Never rise to speak till you have something to say; and when you have said it, cease.
Don't just count your years, make your years count.