Find the best quotes by Billy Joel.
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.
Those who have expressed doubts and misgivings about their ability to live this kind of life shouldn’t try, because being a musician is not something…
My songs are like my kids.
Twyla Tharp put it together from the material I wrote and recorded over my whole career. I thought it was pretty good, but how objective…
It feels great to have a #1 album.
It’s really hard to make a living as a musician. It’s almost impossible.
I don’t know why people thought I was retiring.
Musicians now find themselves in the unlikely position of being legitimate. At least the IRS thinks so.
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…
I’m probably writing music now for the same reason as I started writing songs when I was 14 – to meet women.
I sold my house to Jerry Seinfeld.
You want to give people a reason to hate my guts more? I’m making more money.
We are living in a time when American popular music is finally being recognized as one of our most successful exports. The demand is huge.
In an age of incompetence, I’ve been able to last in this crazy business. I actually know how to play my ax and write a…
I’m a history nut.
More than art, more than literature, music is universally accessible.
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…
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…
If you tell kids they can’t have something, that’s what they want.
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…
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