Billy Joel

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Billy Joel

Billy Joel

Like a boxer in a title fight, you have to walk in that ring alone.More Billy Joel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A typical day in the life of a heavy metal musician consists of a round of golf and an AA meeting.More Billy Joel [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Artist - musicians, painters, writers, poets, always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life.More Billy Joel [08/08/2011 06:08:37]
As human beings, we need to know that we are not alone, that we are not crazy or completely out of our minds, that there are other people out there who feel as we do, live as we do, love as we do, who are like us.More Billy Joel [08/08/2011 06:08:43]
Don't make music for some vast, unseen audience or market or ratings share or even for something as tangible as money. Though it's crucial to make a living, that shouldn't be your inspiration. Do it for yourself.More Billy Joel [08/08/2011 06:08:48]
Have you listened to the radio lately? Have you heard the canned, frozen and processed product being dished up to the world as American popular music today?More Billy Joel [08/08/2011 06:08:00]
Historically, musicians know what it is like to be outside the norm - walking the high wire without a safety net. Our experience is not so different from those who march to the beat of different drummers.More Billy Joel [08/08/2011 06:08:06]
I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist.More Billy Joel [08/08/2011 06:08:11]
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.More Billy Joel [08/08/2011 06:08:30]
I definitely prefer being a lover than a fighter.More Billy Joel [08/08/2011 06:08:38]
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.More Billy Joel [08/08/2011 06:08:43]
I don't know why people thought I was retiring.More Billy Joel [08/08/2011 06:08:56]
I have been both praised and criticized. The criticism stung, but the praise sometimes bothered me even more. To have received such praise and honors has always been puzzling to me.More Billy Joel [08/08/2011 06:08:09]
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.More Billy Joel [08/08/2011 06:08:13]
I never said I wasn't going to play any more. I don't know where that came from.More Billy Joel [08/08/2011 06:08:18]
I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more of a fool not afraid of rejection.More Billy Joel [08/08/2011 06:08:24]
I sold my house to Jerry Seinfeld.More Billy Joel [08/08/2011 06:08:30]
I think historically America has been pretty tolerant. It seems when there's a mass influx from one place, that's when it becomes problematic for Americans.More Billy Joel [08/08/2011 06:08:42]
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.More Billy Joel [08/08/2011 06:08:48]
I was drawn to boxing because I got beat up as a kid. I was the kid with the piano books in a New York neighbourhood.More Billy Joel [08/08/2011 06:08:56]
I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints - the sinners are much more fun.More Billy Joel [08/08/2011 06:08:02]
I'm a history nut.More Billy Joel [08/08/2011 06:08:08]
I'm probably writing music now for the same reason as I started writing songs when I was 14 - to meet women.More Billy Joel [08/08/2011 06:08:16]
If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.More Billy Joel [08/08/2011 06:08:28]
If you make music for the human needs you have within yourself, then you do it for all humans who need the same things. You enrich humanity with the profound expression of these feelings.More Billy Joel [08/08/2011 06:08:42]

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