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Buddy Holly Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Buddy Holly.

Without Elvis none of us could have made it.
- Buddy Holly

Death is very often referred to as a good career move.
- Buddy Holly

I'm not trying to stump anybody...
it's the beauty of the language that I'm interested in.
- Buddy Holly

If anyone asks you what kind of music you play,
tell him 'pop.' Don't tell him 'rock'n'roll' or they
won't even let you in the hotel.
- Buddy Holly

 

What can you say about a society that says that God
is dead and Elvis is alive?
- Irv Kupcinet

I met Elvis first in Las Vegas.
I think I was appearing with Tom Jones and he came
backstage to say hello to Tom or we went to his dressing room to say hello.
- Norm Crosby

When somebody like Elvis Costello comes along,
anybody can make a good record with him.
- Nick Lowe

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There were the phone calls and Elvis had asked me to
visit him in Los Angeles.
This was in 1962.
- Priscilla Presley

Elvis was just like a big old kid.
It was like he never got past 19, I don't think,
in a lotta ways.
- Mac Davis

They say Elvis is dead.
I say, no, you're looking at him.
Elvis isn't dead; he just changed color.
- Dennis Rodman

I was out on the golf course, a guy came riding out in a golf cart and said,
Did you know that Elvis died? And I just said,
Well, there you go.
It was like I had kinda been expecting it.
- Mac Davis

I'm sure that Elvis was happy for me.
I think he was the kind of guy that enjoyed other people's success,
especially if he had something to do with it.
- Mac Davis

Elvis' disappearing body is like a flashing event horizon
at the edge of the black hole that is America today.
- Arthur Kroker

Being Elvis Presley's daughter is a whole lot of pressure.
It's been a constant burden in my life.
- Lisa Marie Presley

You know, in my hometown of Hope, Arkansas,
the three sacred heroes were Jesus, Elvis,
and FDR, not necessarily in that order.
- Mike Huckabee

The album is a definite departure.
I haven't written original material before,
except for one song on my first album,
but Elvis and I did six songs together on this one.
- Diana Krall

We chose thirteen because that is the age that Elvis left to go to Memphis.
- Henry Dodge

I used to go down every year for the remembrance of Elvis' birthday.
Memphis State College invited me to sit in the auditorium
and speak to the people for one of those Elvis days.
- Otis Blackwell

I have as much chance of becoming Prime Minister as
of being decapitated by a frisbee or of finding Elvis.
- Boris Johnson

Elvis is not so difficult as Johnny Cash because his voice is so distinctive.
If you try to copy Johnny Cash, it's just going to sound dumb.
- Brian Setzer

My husband was a pilot.
He flew Elvis when Elvis first started making appearances around the country.
- Minnie Pearl

And if there's any hope for America,
it lies in a revolution,
and if there's any hope for a revolution in America,
it lies in getting Elvis Presley to become Che Guevara.
- Phil Ochs

When I first met Elvis, we had so much in common and became fast friends.
- Wayne Newton

Before, I was terrified on stage.
I only play guitar during the acoustic songs.
After a while, you can elicit certain responses from the crowd,
like Elvis.
- Andy Gibb

I'm just glad to be feeling better.
I really thought I'd be seeing Elvis soon.
- Bob Dylan

I always thought that Elvis could have been a great actor,
and that he was put in a lot of unimportant movies
when he could have done a lot of great ones.
- Patti Page

Elvis was the only man from Northeast Mississippi who
could shake his hips and still be loved by rednecks,
cops, and hippies.
- Jimmy Buffett

You have to remember that when I met Elvis,
you know, it wasn't the fanfare that it is today or
even when he was here in the states and I was in Germany growing up.
- Priscilla Presley

It was Elvis who really got me hooked on beat music.
When I heard "Heartbreak Hotel" I thought,
this is it.
- Paul McCartney

If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the
impersonators would be dead.
- Johnny Carson

Everything they say about Elvis today is true.
He was just one great guy.
He wasn't jealous of anyone.
I would say Elvis was really someone special when you add it all up.
- Bobby Vinton

I love Johnny Cash, and I respect Johnny Cash.
He's the biggest.
He's like an Elvis in this business,
but no,
he's never been the rebel.
- Waylon Jennings

I was lucky enough to first meet Elvis at his house
in Bel Air and he used to invite different artists,
singers and musicians, to come and jam with him at his house.
- Jackie DeShannon

My mom listened to the Beatles and Elvis,
a lot of different types of music.
- Travis Barker

When I was a little kid, I was very impressed with Elvis.
- Robin Trower

In 20 years I had sold more records for RCA than any
artist except Elvis Presley.
- Charley Pride

I was nuts about Elvis, like every girl in America.
- Brenda Lee

I can always remember that experience in Hawaii pleasantly on account of Elvis.
- Minnie Pearl

I know I'm not going to sing like Aretha Franklin or
Elvis Presley or any of those people.
- George Thorogood

If it was just me and Elvis one on one,
which only happened once or twice in the times that I did see him,
it was a really comfortable.
He was a cool guy.
Easy laugh, nice guy.
- Mac Davis

I think to just single out a highlight of Elvis's career
is pretty much impossible.
As far as being a fan of his, a lifetime fan,
there were just too many highlights.
- Jackie DeShannon

I don't know anything about music.
In my line you don't have to.
- Elvis Presley

Elvis lived here until thirteen and nobody can really take that from us!
- Henry Dodge

I wanted to come through with my own voice and,
hopefully, have it affect people.
I want people to know that I'm not an Elvis impersonator.
- Lisa Marie Presley

Elvis was rock'n'roll.
He came from the poverty and the pain.
- Link Wray

I think Elvis loved his fans - I think that's why they
loved him and still love him.
Fans are very conscious and sensitive to the fact that performers love them.
- Minnie Pearl

I was obsessed with Elvis Presley when I was little.
- Gina Gershon

I guess I thought I was Elvis Presley but I'll tell ya something.
All Elvis did was stand on a stage and play a guitar.
He never fell off on that pavement at no 80 mph.
- Evel Knievel

People are quite shocked when you remind them that
Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra never wrote a song
that they recorded in their lives,
as far as I know.
- Robert Wyatt

Elvis was a big influence to my music,
but Loretta Lynn was, as well.
- Tanya Tucker

If life were fair, Elvis would be alive and all the
impersonators would be dead.
- Johnny Carson

Elvis couldn't leave the hotel except under heavy guard.
It was incredible how they went wild over him.
- Minnie Pearl

Elvis Costello had a brand new bag.
He was a musician, but he knew all about the attitude part of it.
- Nick Lowe

Do you realize that I have had five albums in the Top 30.
Elvis and The Beatles have never done that.
I had five singles in the Top 5, I mean,
no one's ever done that.
- Chubby Checker

Elvis transcends his talent to the point of dispensing with it altogether.
- Greil Marcus

Elvis' early music has drama because as he sang he was escaping limits.
- Greil Marcus

I knew about Elvis.
Of course, everybody knew about him then.
- Minnie Pearl

I had Elvis' number in my book and I never called it.
- Mac Davis

Elected office holds more perks than Elvis' nightstand.
- Dennis Miller

You can take Elvis.
You can take Marilyn Monroe.
Success and fame will not be the answer if something
inside of you is bothering you,
if things in your mind aren't going right.
- Linda Evans

I still have an old painting the Colonel gave me.
It was the first time the Colonel had been back to
the Hilton since Elvis had passed away.
- Mac Davis

Is Billy Idol just doing a bad Elvis pout,
or was he born that way?
- Freddie Mercury

First time I saw Elvis was at the Lubbock County fairgrounds in Lubbock,
Texas.
He was on the back end of a truck.
There was about 1500 screaming kids.
- Mac Davis

My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances
of finding Elvis on Mars,
or my being reincarnated as an olive.
- Boris Johnson

See, heroes never die.
John Wayne isn't dead, Elvis isn't dead.
Otherwise you don't have a hero.
You can't kill a hero.
That's why I never let him get older.
- Mickey Spillane

Elvis walked over and signed a few autographs over the fence.
They were screaming.
I had never seen this.
- Minnie Pearl

They were taking pictures and everything.
When we got down off the plane, the minute Elvis made
his appearance at the door of the plane,
the screaming got even worse.
- Minnie Pearl

I was very keen on people like Elvis,
Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Gene Vincent.
- Robin Trower

It's pretty amazing to me that my first hit record
was an Elvis Presley record.
- Mac Davis

And when Elvis was unhappy, believe me,
everyone was unhappy.
- Priscilla Presley

When I get married, it'll be no secret.
- Elvis Presley


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