The best Quotes by Elvis Costello

The best Quotes by Elvis Costello

Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus (born 25 August 1954), better known by his stage name Elvis Costello, is an English songwriter, singer, record producer, author, television presenter and occasional actor.

I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused.
It's a petty thing, but I wouldn't join the Scouts when I was a kid, 'cause you had to swear allegiance to the queen. I'm just not a royalist. I think it's idiotic, a hereditary principle.
I'm a working travelling musician, but just on a bigger scale.
Happiness isn't a fortune in a cookie. It's deeper, wider, funnier, and more transporting than that.
My ultimate vocation in life is to be an irritant.

Quotes about Elvis Costello

For me, growing up in New York, it started with Elvis Costello and the Clash and then got into louder things like Bad Brains and Stimulators, because those were, like, the local bands. Then I started getting into bands from England like the Slits. I remember seeing Gang of Four at Irving Plaza; that was a really big show for me.

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I have nothing against Orlando, though you are, of course, far more likely to get shot or robbed there than in London.
I don't miss London much. I find it crowded, vast and difficult to get around. Cabs are incredibly expensive.
London. The beating heart of England.
England is my home. London is my home. New York feels like, if I have to spend a year living in an unfamiliar city, this is a pretty lovely one to spend a year in, but I will be going home at the end of it, certainly.
Fashion needs fresh blood, and London is the most creative place for that.
Look at London or Paris: they're both filthy. You don't get that in Tokyo. The proud residents look after their city.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
I love to come to L.A. to visit, and then I like to come to rainy old London because it's home.
In London I feel free; nobody bothers anyone and everyone is free to express themselves.
There's nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere.
The best creative no longer has to originate in Chicago or London; it will be coming from Stockholm, Tokyo, and Seoul as well.
Things change. I used to have a real resistance to it and hold on to things, but let things happen and go with it, and you will actually go through it, and it's a lot less stressful.
We never set out to be superstars.
Thinking about the cold weather in England... Don't be afraid to rock the David Niven look.
We have rocked the ozone radically, man. They could probably fix the ozone if everybody stopped what they were doing and they put some cement up there.
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
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We've had a lot of away games in the Champions League this season where we've heard the fans. When I think of the game in Newcastle, where you can hear our fans the whole time, even though it was said beforehand that Newcastle is the loudest stadium in England – that's really saying something. We are looking forward to our fans, they will deliver again in Paris.
I felt like a child amongst all the established players. First of all I had to prove myself in training and earn respect and over several months show what I was capable of.
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