There's a time for everyone, If they only learn, that the twisting kaleidoscope moves us all in turn.

— Elton John

The most blissful Elton John quotes that are little-known but priceless

It's the circle of life, and it moves us all, through despair and hope, through faith and love, 'till we find our place, on the path unwinding.

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Don't let the sun go down on me Although I search myself, it's always someone else I see I'd just allow a fragment of your life to wander free But losing everything is like the sun going down on me

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There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex.

People should be very free with sex, they should draw the line at goats.

83

Ask anyone. If it hadn't been for Elvis, I don't know where popular music would be. He was the one that started it all off, and he was definitely the start of it for me.

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Live for each second without hesitation

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Sometimes when I’m flying over the Alps I think, 'that’s like all the cocaine I sniffed.'

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Don't let the sun go down on me.

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I don't think you can recreate anything from the past.

You can not do it. If you're going to go out and imitate a Motown sound, you can't do it, it's impossible because of the studios and players involved and the atmosphere.

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You can cage the songbird, but you can't make her sing.

And you can trap the free bird, but you'll have to clip her wings.

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Welcome to the world of bullshit, my dear. You have arrived.

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The Backstreet Boys can sing their asses off.

I'm not so sure about those other boy bands. But Backstreet Boys have my ultimate respect.

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We can't keep thinking of gay people as being ostracised;

we can't keep thinking of Muslim people as being [ostracised] because of the fundamentalism that occurs in Islam. Muslim people have to do something about speaking up about it. We can't judge a book by its cover.

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About Elton John

Quotes 248 sayings
Nationality English
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

Sweet freedom whispered in my ear, you're a butterfly, and butterflies are free to fly, fly away, high-away, bye-bye.

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It was also great to have the Backstreet Boys appear on stage with me because I have gotten to know them all a little bit just recently, and not only are they great performers, but they also very hard working professionals and really nice guys.

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George W. Bush was passionate about AIDS. And we had a 10-minute talk at the interval of a concert at the Kennedy Center about AIDS. And I was astonished about how well-informed he was and his commitment to AIDS. And so it's the typical thing of don't judge a book by its cover until you have read the book.

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Once you have people around you who don't question you, you're in a dangerous place.

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Instead of more violence why isn't there a [meeting of religious leaders].

It's all got to be dialogue - that's the only way. Get everybody from each religion together and say 'Listen, this can't go on. Why do we have all this hatred?'

9

I love the way the American trade magazines never give anybody a bad review because they're afraid the advertising will be taken out. It's so hysterical.

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I'm going to fight for human rights, whether I do it silently behind the scenes or vocally so that I get locked up. I can't just sit back; it's not in my nature. I can't sit back and blindly ignore it, and I won't.

8

I'm glad I've given up drugs and alcohol.

It would be awful to be like Keith Richards. He's pathetic. It's like a monkey with arthritis, trying to go onstage and look young.

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Hold me closer tiny dancer, count the headlights on the highway.

Lay me down in sheets of linen, you had a busy day today.

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I just wish more of my fellow queers would come out sometimes. It's nice out here, you know?

7

So I am deeply saddened and shocked over the current legislation that is now in place against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community here in Russia. In my opinion, it is inhumane and it is isolating.

6

Religion promotes the hatred and spite against gays.

From my point of view, I would ban religion completely. Organised religion doesn't seem to work. It turns people into really hateful lemmings and it's not really compassionate.

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I'm a juvenile product of the working class, who's best friend floats in the bottom of a glass.

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It's awful to be afraid of sex, but I'm afraid that's what the '50s did to people. It was just sex is disgusting, it shouldn't be talked about. Nudity is disgusting, we just don't talk about those kinds of things.

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I used to take hostages in my relationships and not let people be independent.

It always ended in disaster, because you take away people's identity and they end up full of resentment.

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I've got to do something to make up for all those self-absorbed and selfish years when I just, you know, was taking drugs, sitting in my room, doing bad things, whatever.

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In the '50s you weren't taught about sex whatsoever.

It was never just talked about. People used to snoop behind their curtains and look at the neighbors. And if a girl became pregnant in your part of the world, she was shipped off to the countryside.

4

After claws and feathers, he took skin and bone, shaped it like an hour glass and made the angels moan.

4

I get high in the evening sniffing pots of glue.

4

He [Ryan White] had a kind of angelic aura about him.

And his family, too, it's like, they are going through all this suffering, and I'm living this "Life of Riley" and I'm complaining about everything, and they are living this horrific life and complaining about nothing.

4

I really appreciate my performing so much better, as I get older.

I don't take it for granted anymore. I really relish it and love it.

4

The world is near escalating to World War Three and where are the leaders of each religion? Why aren't they having a conclave; why aren't they coming together?

4

I just sit there and make up songs and sing to [my son] in gibberish.

I'm very good at gibberish now.

3

We have come so far. It's become a real bipartisan cause, which I'm very happy to see. And in the case of America, and it's - certainly, without America, we'd be facing catastrophe.

3

I think that's the graveyard of musicians, playing cabaret.

I think I'd rather be dead than work in cabaret. It's just so depressing.

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How wonderful life is while you're in the world

3

Don't be afraid to let her into your heart and when your down, don't try to carry the whole world on your shoulders.

3

So excuse me forgetting, but these things I do You see I've forgotten, if they're green or they're blue Anyway, the thing is, what I really mean Yours are the sweetest eyes, I've ever seen.

3

I mean, in some cases with libel laws, you know, they can write things about people who have no course of action, because they can't afford to take legal action against them.

3

I've been following him since Space Oddity.

And I've followed him from all those albums that didn't sell, like The Man Who Sold The World and things like that. Above all, apart from all the glamorous rubbish, the music's there. Ziggy Stardust is a classic album.

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I've always wanted to smash a guitar over someone's head. You just can't do that with a piano.

3

She's got electric boots, a mohair suit, you know I read it in a magazine.

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And it's one more beer and I don't hear you any more.

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...I'm so over the tattoos and the T-shirts and rings through the noses. It's not pretty, it's not pleasant, it's not exciting. Please stop it now.

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They're [[harmaceuticals companies] just making a killing out of people's death.

And they're benefiting by people's suffering. And I find that obscene. I find it ridiculous in this day and age, that that would happen. And it took President Clinton to go to rogue pharmaceutical companies to copy the antiretroviral drugs for a fraction of the cost.

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I've been going to Russia since 1979.

I've been going quite frequently, and I've always had a wonderful rapport with the Russian audiences and with the Russian people.

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Sometimes you can't see the wood for the trees as an artist.

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