Billy Joel Quotes

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Billy Joel Quotes

Hey Lord, would ya look out for her tonight, and make sure that all her dreams are sweet? Said now, would ya guide her on the roads, and make them softer for her feet? Hey Lord, would ya look out for her tonight, and make sure that shes gonna be alright, until shes home and here with me.
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I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more of a fool not afraid of rejection.

— Billy Joel

Every time I've held a rose,
It seems I only felt the thorns

— Billy Joel

❝Don't take any shit from anybody.❞

— Billy Joel

I consider myself to be an inept pianist, a bad singer, and a merely competent songwriter. What I do, in my opinion, is by no means extraordinary.

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I have a theory that the only original things we ever do are mistakes.

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There's a deep-seated paranoia that Americans have about not being Americans or something.

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I've crashed my car three times.

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Do what you love, and you'll always love what you do

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Honesty is such a lonely word. Everyone is so untrue ...

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It's alright, you can afford to lose a day or two

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You look so polished from your hair down to your toes, but still your finger's gonna pick your nose.

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My daughter sent me on a mission to get as many autographs as possible.

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If you search for truthfulness, you might as well be blind.

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You may never understand How the stranger is inspired For he is not always evil, And he is not always wrong.

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If it seems like I've been lost in 'lets remember', If it seems I'm gettin' older and missin' my younger days, well you shoulda known me much better, cause the past is something that never got in my way.

— Billy Joel

Even when I stop performing or stop making records I won't stop being creative. Songwriting is a good outlet.

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Move to California - my first impression of the Wild West.

— Billy Joel

I always wrote the music first, and the music gave me the mood and the lyrics were pretty much put in to give you a map, where that mood came from and where it's going. But my first love was really the music itself, and I guess I've gone back to that.

— Billy Joel

I've written a bunch of stuff that no one's ever heard, and I don't know if they ever will. I'm just doing it for my own edification.

— Billy Joel

When I first started I didn't know a lot about the job, so I kinda had to figure it out by wire, ya know? It was hit and miss, I made mistakes, and fortunately I was able to recover from most of 'em. But I promised myself if I ever get to a point where I can help somebody that's trying to learn how to do this, that I would try to do that.

— Billy Joel

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