Elton John — Born in England as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, Elton John re-named himself to go with his future as a star in the music world. He is a successful singer and songwriter, most noted for his piano performances and unique sense of style.
Elton John is also in the spotlight for his sexuality, going from declaring himself as bisexual in the 70’s and then coming out as gay in the late 80’s after divorcing Renate Blauel. His quotes are a reflection of what he stands for and the wit behind the man.
“I’m only interested in the artistic side of life.”
“Don’t shoot me, I’m just the piano player!”
“I’ve always wanted to smash a guitar over someone’s head. You just can’t do that with a piano.”
“People in England are so bloody nosy.”
“The great thing about rock and roll is that someone like me can be a star.”
“I think that people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose. They should draw the line at goats, though.”
“Bands today have to learn their craft by putting the hard work in that we did when we were young performers.”
“Live for each second without hesitation.”
“An agent is a person who is sore because an actor gets 90% of what they make.”
“I was more ashamed that I couldn’t work the washing machine than the fact that I was taking drugs.”
“That wasn’t a problem, coming out of the closet, at all. My parents accepted it. I had, you know, I was very lucky in that respect.”
“So shine on through these days we have to fill.”