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I sold my house to Jerry Seinfeld. ...
by Billy Joel

I sold my house to Jerry Seinfeld.
- Billy Joel

I think music in itself is healing.
It's an explosive expression of humanity.
It's something we are all touched by.
No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
- Billy Joel

There's nothing better than good sex.
But bad sex? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than bad sex.
- Billy Joel

Twyla Tharp put it together from the material I wrote
and recorded over my whole career.
I thought it was pretty good, but how objective could I be?
- Billy Joel

 

The good ole days weren't always good,
and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems.
- Billy Joel

I am no longer afraid of becoming lost,
because the journey back always reveals something new,
and that is ultimately good for the artist.
- Billy Joel

It's really hard to make a living as a musician.
It's almost impossible.
- Billy Joel

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I definitely prefer being a lover than a fighter.
- Billy Joel

If you tell kids they can't have something,
that's what they want.
- Billy Joel

I'm probably writing music now for the same reason
as I started writing songs when I was 14 -
to meet women.
- Billy Joel

I don't know why people thought I was retiring.
- Billy Joel

I am, as I've said, merely competent.
But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.
- Billy Joel

More than art, more than literature,
music is universally accessible.
- Billy Joel

I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more
of a fool not afraid of rejection.
- Billy Joel

I keep telling people: Don't make me the poster boy
for AA because I don't know a lot about sobriety,
but I do know a lot about drinking.
- Billy Joel

In an age of incompetence, I've been able to last in this crazy business.
I actually know how to play my ax and write a song.
That's my job.
- Billy Joel

We are living in a time when American popular music
is finally being recognized as one of our most successful exports.
The demand is huge.
- Billy Joel

Like family, we are tied to each other.
This is what all good musicians understand.
- Billy Joel

I was drawn to boxing because I got beat up as a kid.
I was the kid with the piano books in a New York neighbourhood.
- Billy Joel

I did write a letter to the archdiocese who'd banned the song,
Only the Good Die Young, asking them to ban my next record.
- Billy Joel

You're not the only one who's made mistakes,
but they're the only things that you can truly call your own.
- Billy Joel

Most people are satisfied with the junk food being sold as music.
- Billy Joel

My songs are like my kids.
- Billy Joel

I never said I wasn't going to play any more.
I don't know where that came from.
- Billy Joel

Musicians now find themselves in the unlikely position of being legitimate.
At least the IRS thinks so.
- Billy Joel

I consider myself to be an inept pianist,
a bad singer, and a merely competent songwriter.
What I do, in my opinion, is by no means extraordinary.
- Billy Joel

It feels great to have a #1 album.
- Billy Joel

I can't think of one person I've ever met who didn't like some type of music.
- Billy Joel

Why do musicians give so much time to charitable causes?
The most humanitarian cause that we can give our time
to is the creation and performance of music itself.
- Billy Joel

You want to give people a reason to hate my guts more? I'm making more money.
- Billy Joel

For whatever reason, not all people are born with the
particular gift of being able to express ourselves through music.
And, believe me, it is a gift.
- Billy Joel

I have a theory that the only original things we ever do are mistakes.
- Billy Joel

I've crashed my car three times.
- Billy Joel

Have you listened to the radio lately? Have you heard the canned,
frozen and processed product being dished up to the
world as American popular music today?
- Billy Joel

I think historically America has been pretty tolerant.
It seems when there's a mass influx from one place,
that's when it becomes problematic for Americans.
- Billy Joel

If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.
- Billy Joel

There's a deep-seated paranoia that Americans have
about not being Americans or something.
- Billy Joel

Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts.
- Billy Joel

I'm a history nut.
- Billy Joel

When I look at great works of art or listen to inspired music,
I sense intimate portraits of the specific times in which they were created.
- Billy Joel

I have been both praised and criticized.
The criticism stung, but the praise sometimes bothered me even more.
To have received such praise and honors has always been puzzling to me.
- Billy Joel

I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints -
the sinners are much more fun.
- Billy Joel

In a way, we are magicians.
We are alchemists, sorcerers and wizards.
We are a very strange bunch.
But there is great fun in being a wizard.
- Billy Joel

I don't care what consequence it brings,
I have been a fool for lesser things.
- Billy Joel

When I was 19, I made my first good week's pay as a club musician.
It was enough money for me to quit my job at the factory
and still pay the rent and buy some food.
I freaked.
- Billy Joel

When I was a young musician, the only option available
to pursue secondary education in music was to attend
a classical conservatory.
- Billy Joel

Those who have expressed doubts and misgivings about
their ability to live this kind of life shouldn't try,
because being a musician is not something you chose to be,
it is something you are.
- Billy Joel

Artist - musicians, painters, writers,
poets, always seem to have had the most accurate perception
of what is really going on around them,
not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life.
- Billy Joel

Don't make music for some vast, unseen audience or
market or ratings share or even for something as tangible as money.
Though it's crucial to make a living,
that shouldn't be your inspiration.
Do it for yourself.
- Billy Joel

Historically, musicians know what it is like to be outside the norm -
walking the high wire without a safety net.
Our experience is not so different from those who march
to the beat of different drummers.
- Billy Joel

If you make music for the human needs you have within yourself,
then you do it for all humans who need the same things.
You enrich humanity with the profound expression of these feelings.
- Billy Joel

As human beings, we need to know that we are not alone,
that we are not crazy or completely out of our minds,
that there are other people out there who feel as we do,
live as we do, love as we do, who are like us.
- Billy Joel

The whole world loves American movies,
blue jeans, jazz and rock and roll.
It is probably a better way to get to know our country
than by what politicians or airline commercials represent.
- Billy Joel

Great designers seldom make great advertising men,
because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture -
and forget that merchandise must be sold.
- James Randolph Adams

Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the
unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
- Al Capp

All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told.
Many a man his life hath sold
but my outside to behold.
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
- William Shakespeare

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation,
the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Romance is dead - it was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney,
homogenized, and sold off piece by piece.
- Yeardley Smith

I just sold a farm in Missouri, and I own a ski lodge
in Colorado with some Honolulu partners.
- James MacArthur

In the first year, 1988, I wrote and sold 3 novels.
- George Stephen

Hemingway hated me.
I sold 200 million books, and he didn't.
Of course most of mine sold for 25 cents,
but still...
you look at all this stuff with a grain of salt.
- Mickey Spillane

A chief called Lawyer, because he was a great talker,
took the lead in the council, and sold nearly all the Nez Perce country.
- Chief Joseph

We knew it was going to be the biggest event scheduled
in the history of women's sports,
but we didn't ever fathom we would be playing before
sold-out stadiums all over the country.
- Lorrie Fair

The way this whole novel thing came together was,
I sold them one bill of goods and then didn't communicate very well.
I am like Captain Run-on Sentence.
- Ahmet Zappa

I hate negative songs; I won't sing them.
It doesn't matter if it's sold 2 million more albums.
- Ricky Skaggs

But I remember we sold nearly 18,000 records in one day.
- Neil Innes

I decided to become a painter when my first four paintings
where all published and attracted a great deal of interest.
I exhibited one of them and it was sold.
- John Dyer

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

A sold-out house my first night back.
Do you have any idea what kinda pressure that is? I
could have been at home in my warm bed,
playing Nintendo.
- Richard Pryor

Well, you know, back then there wasn't many albums,
it was the singles.
You sold singles.
- Mel Tillis

But the drawings are not created only to be sold.
- Christo


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