I'm just trying to keep things simple, and just be a little more offhand and not get so deep into things. Enjoy what you got right now, because who knows what's going to happen tomorrow.
I write probably 80 percent of my stuff over the winter.
Mediocrity's easy, the good things take time, the great need commitment.
It went on yesterday and it's going on tonight, somewhere there's somebody ain't treatin' somebody right.
Call me a relic, call me what you will, say I'm old fashion, say I'm over the hill. Today's music ain't got the same soul, I like that old time rock and roll.
When you're in a relationship, you're always surrounded by a ring of circumstances... joined together by a wedding ring, or in a boxing ring.
Up with the sun. Gone with the wind.
Dreams die hard and we watch them erode, but we cannot be denied the fire inside.
If I want to work, I can. If I want to play golf, or ride my motorcycle, I can. But the rest of it is family. Sometimes you're not really needed by your family, but you're there. And my kids like to know I'm there.
I always loved music. You know, my parents said I started singing when I was 4, in the car.
Stood alone on a mountain top, starin' out at the Great Divide. I could go east, I could go west, it was all up to me to decide. Just then I saw a young hawk flyin' and my soul began to rise.
Those are the memories that made me a wealthy soul.
The years rolled slowly past and I found myself alone. Surrounded by strangers I thought were my friends, I found myself further and further from my home.
He spent all night staring down at the lights on L.A., wondering if he ever could go home.
I'm not a number. Dammit, I'm a man.
Take a lesson from the trees, watch the way they bend with each breeze, little victories.
I guess I lost my way, there were so many roads. I was living to run, and running to live, never worried about paying or even how much I owed.
Tell them we'll be dancing, dancing 'til we drop, it's time to get down and do the Horizontal Bop.
I'm really glad I didn't have kids earlier, because I probably would have ignored them. I was so into my career. I could just go and play a ton of shows, night after night after night. I can't do that anymore.
I like people to just bring it to the table and feel the moment. And that's why I've never done a session where I don't sing live.
One victim lives in tragedy, another victim stops to stare, and still another walks on by pretending not to see
You go to LA, or you go to New York, and it's really fun to go there. But they're not grounded. Everybody is just competing all the time for the limelight. It's too much entertainment industry. There are too many choices. And it's distracting to me.
I just start playing music and eventually I sing something, a line of a verse or a B section or a line of a chorus, and the line that I end up singing is related to the music I'm playing, if that makes any sense. And I go from there.
Well all of Chuck's children are out there playing his licks, get into your kicks. Come back baby, rock and roll never forgets.
I write a lot of songs people don't hear. I really just enjoy the process. I finish 'em all. I don't think there's a whole lot of difference between the bad ones and the good ones.
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