Some doctor told me I had six months to live and I went to his funeral.
I've never tried to achieve anything. I achieved everything I wanted to achieve by being in the Rolling Stones and making records.
Give me a guitar, give me a piano, give me a broom and string; I wouldn't get bored anywhere.
Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards.
Songwriting's a weird game. I never intended to become one - I fell into this by mistake, and I can't get out of it. It fascinates me. I like to point out the rawer points of life.
If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.