The best Quotes by Billy Joel

The best Quotes by Billy Joel

William Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter and pianist. Commonly nicknamed the "Piano Man" after his signature 1973 song of the same name, Joel has had a successful music career as a solo artist since the 1970s.

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 than art, more than literature, music is universally accessible.
If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.
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Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts.

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No wonder the city never sleeps, it's too busy trying to get laid.
Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City - Season 1 Episode 11
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There are eight million people in this city. And those teeming masses exist for the sole purpose of lifting the few exceptional people onto their shoulders.
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If I can make it there
I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you
New York, New York
Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
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Manhattan, for millions of our forefathers, the gateway to hope, opportunity and happiness beyond their wildest dreams. Today, that hope is still alive, it's called "The First Date". On Saturday nights, every restaurant in Lower Manhattan resembles its own little Ellis Island.
Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City - Season 2 Episode 3
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I want to wake up in that city
That doesn't sleep
And find I'm king of the hill
Top of the heap
Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
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In a city that moves so fast, you get the Sunday paper on Saturday - how did any of us know how much time we had left?
Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City - Season 2 Episode 5
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We are New Yorkers. Proud citizens of the greatest city on earth. Thinking big isn't new to us. It is the very foundation of who we are.
Regardless of our differences, this was still New York. A melting pot crammed onto an island, then pushed into a subway car with a rat eating pizza. You're not left or right. You're a New f*cking Yorker and we're in this together.
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Songs are as sad as the listener.
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One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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Music is a total constant. That's why we have such a strong visceral connection to it, you know? Because a song can take you back instantly to a moment, or a place, or even a person. No matter what else has changed in your or the world, that one song says the same, just like that moment.
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Music is reflection of self
Eminem - Sing For The Moment, Album: The Eminem Show
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"Ah, music"' he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic beyond all we do here!"
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Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
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Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.
Grandmother Willow in Pocahontas
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Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
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Anything is possible if you got enough nerve.
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To me, the very definition of the word "broken" suggests that something can be fixed.
Elijah Mikaelson in The Originals - Season 1 Episode 8
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Love is like a flower; even the most beautiful one dies eventually.
People spend more time talking than thinking.
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.
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The warden threw a party in the county jail
The prison band was there and they began to wail
The band was jumping and the joint began to swing
You should've heard those knocked out jailbirds sing

Let's rock, everybody, let's rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancing to the Jailhouse Rock
Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock, Album: Jailhouse Rock
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Someone will always be prettier.
Someone will always be smarter.
Someone will always be younger.
But they will never be you.
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You don't need me to tell you what's gone wrong
You know what's going on
And it seems to me we've not cared enough
Or confided in each other at all
It seems like we've all got our backs against the wall

Time waits for nobody
Time waits for no one
We've got to trust one another
Or we'd have no more future at all
Freddie Mercury - Time Waits For No One, Album: The Freddie Mercury Album
This skull between my ears, that is a bad neighbourhood. I should not be in there alone.
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You're constantly trying to prove yourself, even after you've made it.
Someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny.
And she was blinded by the light
Oh, cut loose like a deuce another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
She got down but she never got tight, but she'll make it alright
Bruce Springsteen - Blinded by the Light, Album: Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.
There's nothing glorious in dying. Anyone can do it.
Don't accept the old order. Get rid of it!
It's better to burn out, than to fade away.
Live music is better.
If you end up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.
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If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.
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Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.
The past is a great place and I don't want to erase it or to regret it, but I don't want to be its prisoner either.
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Let's play it f*cking loud!
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You can never be wise and be in love at the same time.
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In her own good land here she's been abused
She's been burned, dishonored, denied an' refused
And the government for which she stands
Has scandalized throughout the land
And she's getting thread bare, and she's wearin' thin
But she's in good shape, for the shape she's in
Cause she's been through the fire before
And I believe she can take a whole lot more
Johnny Cash - Ragged Old Flag, Album: Ragged Old Flag
Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
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I don't consider myself to be the best... and I don't like compliments... they distract me.
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You can't go through life and leave things the way they are. We can all make a difference, and if I die today, I know I made a difference.
Life is too short to have anything but delusional notions about yourself.
I'm thankful for each and every day. We never know when time is up.
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Music should be made to make people forget their problems, if only for a short while.
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