Your voice dries up if you don't use it.
Happiness, you'll find, is the greatest magnet in the world.
I was a kid from Oklahoma who never wanted to be a singer, but was told I could sing. And things snowballed.
Don't keep telling your parents they don't understand you. Believe me it's much worse when they do. There's just a chance, you know - they really might.
it follows that if you aren't happy with yourself, you won't be happy with others.
youth has everything - everything but experience and tolerance.
people have a way of laughing at our deams until we make them come true.
Charm is simply the art of being pleasing.
The best substitute for money is ingenuity.
I think you'll find, when you're married, that it isn't nearly so important for you to be interesting as it is to make your husband feel that he's interesting.
When there's friction in the house, the only answer is good manners.
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.
What I like about singing is that, for me, it's a substitute for the psychiatrist's couch.
Each song, you're telling a story and acting.
Being able to sing all these years has helped me handle life's tragedies.
The title of that great Christmas song was 'Boogie Woogie Santa Claus,' and no one ever heard of it.
My music was called plastic, antiseptic, placid.
I can tell it all in song: pathos, gladness, love, joy, unhappiness.
I think that one of Elvis' charms was that he could sing almost any kind of music. I am sure that in his heart, which I don't know what was there, but just from his singing I could feel that he was very partial to gospel music.
A lot of the music, and especially rap, I don't understand.
On the radio I listen to the easy-listening stations, the jazz stations.
I'm sure there are a lot of things I should have done differently. But I don't think I've stepped on anyone along the way. If I have, I didn't mean to.
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