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Dream on, but don't imagine they'll all come true. When will you realize... Vienna waits for you.
Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts.
I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
I've come to realize that life is not a musical comedy, it's a Greek tragedy.
I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist.
Only the good die young.
I could walk away from anyone I ever knew, but I can't walk away from you.
Some folks like to get away Take a holiday from the neighborhood. Hop a flight to Miami Beach Or to Hollywood But I'm talking a Greyhound On the Hudson River Line. I'm in a New York state of mind.
In an age of incompetence, I've been able to last in this crazy business. I actually know how to play my ax and write a song. That's my job.
I watched the mighty skyline fall
I did write a letter to the archdiocese who'd banned the song, Only the Good Die Young, asking them to ban my next record.
I'm probably writing music now for the same reason as I started writing songs when I was 14 - to meet women.
If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.
Do what you love, and you'll always love what you do
We all end in the ocean. We all start in the streams. We're all carried along, by the river of dreams.
We drown our doubts in dry champagne and soothe our souls with fine cocaine. I don't know why I even care, we get so high and get nowhere.
Say goodbye to the oldies, but goodies, because the good old days weren't always good and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems
I am, as I've said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.
I keep telling people: Don't make me the poster boy for AA because I don't know a lot about sobriety, but I do know a lot about drinking.
There's an old man sitting next to me, making love to his tonic and gin.
I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints - the sinners are much more fun.
Don't wait for answers, just take your chances. Don't ask me why.
Some people stay away from the door for the chance of it opening up.
Take risks. Take chances. Don't be afraid. You gotta go into life brave.
No matter what culture you're from, everyone loves music.
I definitely prefer being a lover than a fighter.
She'll carelessly cut you and laugh while you're bleeding.
I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity.
Videos destroyed the vitality of rock and roll. Before that, music said, "Listen to me." Now it says, "Look at me."
Honesty is such a lonely word. Everyone is so untrue.
I'm sure you have some cosmic rationale, but here you are with your faith and your Peter Pan advice.
I would not leave you in your times of trouble. We never could have come this far. I took the good times, I'll take the bad times, I'll take you just the way you are.
I believe there is a time for meditation in cathedrals of our own.
We might be laughing a bit too loud, but that never hurt no one
You should never argue with a crazy mind, you ought to know my now.
It's OK if you mess up. You should give yourself a break.
Remember how I found you there alone in your electric chair, I told you dirty jokes until you smiled.
I may be an antique like the Stones, but antiques are valuable.
For whatever reason, not all people are born with the particular gift of being able to express ourselves through music. And, believe me, it is a gift.
You'll learn more from your accidents than anything that you could ever learn at school.
Call me a joker, call me a fool, right at this moment I'm totally cool.
I'm a statistic in a system that a civil servant dominates.
Hot funk, cold punk, even if it's old junk, it's still rock and roll to me.
As long as there are memories, yesterday remains. As long as there is hope, tomorrow awaits. As long as there is friendship, today is beautiful.
I don't want some pretty face to tell me pretty lies, all I want is someone to believe.
She's the quiet type who's into heavy metal.
I'm not the kind of guy who wants to be on a pedestal.
Slow down you're doing fine You can't be everything you want to be before your time.
I said I love you and that's forever And this I promise from the heart I could not love you any better I love you just the way you are.
You've got to be hard, like the rock in that old rock & roll.