Dream on, but don't imagine they'll all come true. When will you realize... Vienna waits for you.

— Billy Joel

The most sentimental Billy Joel quotes that are proven to give you inner joy

There's nothing better than good sex.

But bad sex? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than bad sex.

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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.

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I've come to realize that life is not a musical comedy, it's a Greek tragedy.

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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.

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Only the good die young.

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I could walk away from anyone I ever knew, but I can't walk away from you.

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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.

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I watched the mighty skyline fall

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I'm probably writing music now for the same reason as I started writing songs when I was 14 - to meet women.

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

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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

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I started taking piano lessons when I was about four years old.

My parents were both musicians. So I took piano lessons. I didn't like the lessons very much, but I was enchanted by music. Music always transported me somewhere. Singing made feel good and being able to play the piano made me feel good.

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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.

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About Billy Joel

Quotes 250 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

There's an old man sitting next to me, making love to his tonic and gin.

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Videos destroyed the vitality of rock and roll.

Before that, music said, "Listen to me." Now it says, "Look at me."

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No matter what culture you're from, everyone loves music.

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

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Like a boxer in a title fight, you have to walk in that ring alone.

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I'm sure you have some cosmic rationale, but here you are with your faith and your Peter Pan advice.

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If I traveled all my life And I never get to stop and settle down Long as I have you by my side There's a roof above and good walls all around You're my castle, you're my cabin and my instant pleasure dome I need you in my house 'cause you're my home.

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I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity.

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We might be laughing a bit too loud, but that never hurt no one

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I believe there is a time for meditation in cathedrals of our own.

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She'll carelessly cut you and laugh while you're bleeding.

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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.

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I may be an antique like the Stones, but antiques are valuable.

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Remember how I found you there alone in your electric chair, I told you dirty jokes until you smiled.

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It's nine o'clock on a Saturday, the regular crowd shuffles in / There's an old man sitting next to me making love to his tonic and gin / He says, 'Son, can you play me a memory?/ I'm not really sure how it goes / But it's sad and it's sweet, and I knew it complete when I wore a younger man's clothes.'

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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.

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Call me a joker, call me a fool, right at this moment I'm totally cool.

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I'm a statistic in a system that a civil servant dominates.

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The good days weren't really so good, and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems.

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I don't want some pretty face to tell me pretty lies, all I want is someone to believe.

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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.

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Slow down you're doing fine You can't be everything you want to be before your time.

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Hot funk, cold punk, even if it's old junk, it's still rock and roll to me.

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I'm not the kind of guy who wants to be on a pedestal.

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You've got to be hard, like the rock in that old rock & roll.

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Someday we'll all be gone, but lullabies go on and on / They never die, that's how you and I will be

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Critics have said I write without spontaneity, in cold blood. I don't. I write in hot blood.

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She can kill with her smile, she can wound with her eyes.

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In every heart there is a room, A sanctuary safe and strong, To heal the wounds from lovers past, Until a new one comes along

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...And you're the only one who knows.

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Some people stay far away from the door if there's a chance of it opening up.

They hear a voice in the hall outside and hope that it just passes by.

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There are people who have lost every trace of human kindness.

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Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes; I'm afraid it's time for goodbye again

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Black and white is how it should be, but shades of grey are the colors I see.

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I have long admired Steinway pianos for their qualities of tone, clarity, pitch consistency, touch responsiveness, and superior craftsmanship.

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you may be right, I may be crazy, but it just might be a lunatic you're looking for

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So many faces in and out of my life Some will last Some will be just now and then. Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes I'm afraid it's time for goodbye again. Say goodbye to Hollywood Say goodbye my baby Say goodbye to Hollywood Say goodbye my baby.

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