quote by Eddie Van Halen

Jimmy Page is an excellent producer. Led Zeppelin I and II are classics. As a player he's very good in the studio, but I've never seen him play well live. He's sloppy. He plays like he's got a broken hand and he's two years old. If you put out a good album and play like a two year old, what's the purpose?

— Eddie Van Halen

Useful Old Classic quotations

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words.


Old classic quote Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the old
Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be again.

My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?

Old classic quote Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.

I forever felt that I've fallen right between the crack of way too young for the first generation of classic rock 'n' roll and too old to be brand-new. It's hard.

I am a classical music lover - not necessarily the contemporary stuff, but the old stuff.

I see friends who are in different genres of music, and they say they're so burnt playing the same stuff every night. That's why you see a country act wanting to go out and play an old classic rock song. But what cracks me up is that they all want to be Jimmy Buffett. I can't figure that out.


Old classic quote If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.
If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.

There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.

For me it always comes down to what is a good song and I'm very old fashioned in the way that I like to make songs that have something classic about them whether you can play them with an orchestra or an electro synthesizer or an acoustic guitar.

When I'm 40, too old to be a rock star, I plan to go back to college to study classical music.

Old classic quote Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

My Dad died during the flu epidemic in 1918 when I was 4 years old.

He left a lot of classical recordings behind that I began listening to at an early age, so he must have been a music lover.

Now, I know you expected me to say that, well, I just kick back in the rocking chair, fished a little bit, listened to Willie Nelson tapes and watched old baseball games on the Classic Sports network. And, tell you the truth, I have done that for maybe about five total minutes.


The classic relationship with grass that early hippies had was that it's better shared with friends. You can't really get high with a bad attitude. Kindness and sweetness exhilarates your stone. Stolen grass doesn't get you as high. The old hippie ethic really counts

Old classic quote When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to l
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life

There has been 32 isms since the advent of cubism, yet after all there are essentially the same two old strings, the Romantic and the Classical. We've just be confused by the storm. Science and psychology have played a great part to say nothing of sex.

I call it an old-fashioned seafood house for the new millennium.

We are trying to update what we know as old fish houses and places like that, which are great, but I want to give it a new, fresh look with updated versions of the classics we all love.

I wanted to revolutionise habits and contemporary life - to liberate nature, to free it from the authority of old theories and classicism... I felt a tremendous urge to re-create a new world seen through my own eyes, a world which was entirely mine.

Old classic quote Fight me if you wish, but remember I am old for a reason.
Fight me if you wish, but remember I am old for a reason.
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I like What Goes Around Comes Around for old concert tees.

Oh man, I got this 'Sgt. Pepper' cartoon Beatles shirt there; it was, like, $300. I didn't even know how much it cost - I thought it was gonna be, like, $80 at most - till I got to the register and was like, 'Oh mah gawd!' Good Lord. But it's classic vintage rock, you know?


Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memories.

Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty.

They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been literally hewn out between the columns.

Old classic quote Old days won't open new doors.
Old days won't open new doors.
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Classical music is a wonderful 1200 year-old tradition that witnesses everything that it has meant and what it means right now to be human.

The old 7 Series, the E38, was an elegant car, an evolution of the classic BMW look. But it wasn't penetrating the luxury market as we desired. It just didn't have the presence to be noticed.

I would love an old classic car, or something like that.

I'd get something much more subtle than any of those cars. The Lamborghinis were unbelievable to drive and to sit in and to film in. I loved the sensation because I love driving, so I appreciate them for what they are. But, I couldn't go into a showroom and buy something of that expense.


Old classic quote Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.
Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.

Mike Tyson has to be one of my greatest all time fighters.

Muhammad Ali. I like going back looking at the classics like Roberto Duran. I like the old time fighters, when you had a champion in the old days you really had a true champion. Muhammad Ali would take on anybody. You had the greats fighting everybody.

I got into one of the Scottish classical styles called piobaireachd, which is a very old music that started around the 1700s or something. I really got into this music. After that, I started to compose bagpipe music in my notations. Then I started building bagpipes by myself, and then I started to perform with the instrument myself in the 1980s.

I must confess I've always had a couple of pinball machines in my home and really have enjoyed some of the old classics, like Fireball.

Old classic quote It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

One classic American landscape haunts all of American literature.

It is a picture of Eden, perceived at the instant of history when corruption has just begun to set it. The serpent has shown his scaly head in the undergrowth. The apple gleams on the tree. The old drama of the Fall is ready to start all over again.

I dont really watch a lot of TV, but I do watch Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Looney Tunes and old classic cartoons.


Sometimes I'll listen to a little old Van Halen, or some Beatles, Zeppelin stuff, classical music... I like a lot of different things.

Old classic quote Old ways won't open new doors.
Old ways won't open new doors.
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I'm not trying to be new school and I'm not old school - I'm classic.

There's a lot of new cars and there's a lot of old cars, but I'm just classic in doing what I do.

New York lost a classic. Carmine was an old school New Yorker.

In the 80s there weren't so many bands around and nowadays there are a lot more bands around. I think sometimes there are too many bands. But there are a lot of interesting young bands around. They are not really playing the classic metal stuff, that's up to the old bands.

Old classic quote Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also grow
Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.
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I went back to my mother's house recently and I saw some of my earlier works as a 15-year-old art student. And a lot of them were reiterations of classic works.


I don't spend much on clothes. I buy old books. I tell myself I ought to save - it's the classic Northern work ethic. I like good holidays, though. I'm a big fan of cruises. I love unpacking once and having the scenery change every day.

Stick to the classics, and you can't ever go wrong.

I see old ladies on the street who have fabulous style and realize it's because they are probably wearing really classic items that they've had for years and years. I think if you find something that suits you, you should just stick to it.

I hope that even if you remember not a single word of mine, you remember those of Seneca, another of those old Romans I met when I fled down the Classics corridor, in retreat from career ladders, in search of ancient wisdom: As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.

For what are the classics but the noblest thoughts of man? They are the only oracles which are not decayed, and there are such answers to the most modern inquiry in them as Delphi and Dodona never gave. We might as well omit to study Nature because she is old.