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I'm trying to keep a level head.
by Elvis Presley

I'm trying to keep a level head.
You have to be careful out in the world.
It's so easy to get turned.
- Elvis Presley

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

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

I was an only child, and Mother was always right with me all my life.
I used to get very angry at her when I was growing up-it's a natural thing.
- Elvis Presley

 

When I got outta High School I was driving a truck.
I was just a poor boy from Memphis, Memphis.
- Elvis Presley

Later on they send me to Hollywood.
To make movies.
It was all new to me.
I was only 21 years old.
- Elvis Presley

I don't think I'm bad for people.
If I did think I was bad for people,
I would go back to driving a truck,
and I really mean this.
- Elvis Presley

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I have no use for bodyguards, but I have very specific
use for two highly trained certified public accountants.
- Elvis Presley

Whatever I will become will be what God has chosen for me.
- Elvis Presley

There are too many people that depend on me.
I'm too obligated.
I'm in too far to get out.
- Elvis Presley

I happened to come along in the music business when there was no trend.
- Elvis Presley

I'm so nervous.
I've always been nervous, ever since I was a kid.
- Elvis Presley

I like entertaining people.
I really miss it.
- Elvis Presley

Since the beginning, it was just the same.
The only difference, the crowds are bigger now.
- Elvis Presley

I like to sing ballads the way Eddie Fisher does and the way Perry Como does.
But the way I'm singing now is what makes the money.
- Elvis Presley

Rock and roll music, if you like it,
if you feel it,
you can't help but move to it.
That's what happens to me.
I can't help it.'
- Elvis Presley

Truth is like the sun.
You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.
- Elvis Presley

A live concert to me is exciting because of all the
electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage.
It's my favorite part of the business,
live concerts.
- Elvis Presley

They put me on television.
And the whole thing broke loose.
It was wild, I tell ya for sure.
- Elvis Presley

The army teaches boys to think like men.
- Elvis Presley

I've never written a song in my life.
It's all a big hoax.
- Elvis Presley

After a hard day of basic training, you could eat a rattlesnake.
- Elvis Presley

More than anything else, I want the folks back at home to think right of me.
- Elvis Presley

I knew by heart all the dialogue of James Dean's films;
I could watch Rebel Without a Cause a hundred times over.
- Elvis Presley

I sure lost my musical direction in Hollywood.
My songs were the same conveyer belt mass production,
just like most of my movies were.
- Elvis Presley

Man, that record came out and was real big in Memphis.
They started playing it, and it got real big.
Don't know why-the lyrics had no meaning.
- Elvis Presley

Too much TV hurts movies.
- Elvis Presley

Those movies sure got me into a rut.
- Elvis Presley

I miss my singing career very much.
- Elvis Presley

From the time I was a kid, I always knew something
was going to happen to me.
Didn't know exactly what.
- Elvis Presley

The next thing I knew, I was out of the service and making movies again.
My first picture was called, GI Blues.
I thought I was still in the army.
- Elvis Presley

I'm strictly for Stevenson.
I don't dig the intellectual bit, but I'm telling you,
man, he knows the most.
- Elvis Presley

I'd just like to be treated like a regular customer.
- Elvis Presley

I'm not trying to be sexy.
It's just my way of expressing myself when I move around.
- Elvis Presley

I'll never make it, it will never happen,
because they're never going to hear me 'cause they're screaming all the time.
- Elvis Presley

I was an overnight sensation.
- Elvis Presley

I've been getting some bad publicity -
but you got to expect that.
- Elvis Presley

Just because I managed to do a little something,
I don't want anyone back home to think I got the big head.
- Elvis Presley

I'm no hillbilly singer.
- Elvis Presley

I was training to be an electrician.
I suppose I got wired the wrong way round somewhere along the line.
- Elvis Presley

The image is one thing and the human being is another.
It's very hard to live up to an image,
put it that way.
- Elvis Presley

I hope I didn't bore you too much with my life story.
- Elvis Presley

The closest I ever came to getting married was just
before I started singing.
In fact, my first record saved my neck.
- Elvis Presley

People ask me where I got my singing style.
I didn't copy my style from anybody.
- Elvis Presley

I learned how important it is to entertain people and
give them a reason to come and watch you play.
- Elvis Presley

Rhythm is something you either have or don't have,
but when you have it, you have it all over.
- Elvis Presley

Man, I really like Vegas.
- Elvis Presley

I think I have something tonight that's not quite correct for evening wear.
Blue suede shoes.
- Elvis Presley

I did the Ed Sullivan show four times.
I did the Steve Allen show.
I did the Jackie Gleason show.
- Elvis Presley

I'll stay in Memphis.
- Elvis Presley

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.
- Elvis Presley

The Lord can give, and the Lord can take away.
I might be herding sheep next year.
- Elvis Presley

I never expected to be anybody important.
- Elvis Presley

Those people in New York are not gonna change me none.
- Elvis Presley

When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in
comic books and in movies.
I grew up believing this dream.
- Elvis Presley

The colored folks been singing it and playing it just like I'm doin' now,
man, for more years than I know.
I got it from them.
- Elvis Presley

It's human nature to gripe, but I'm going ahead and doing the best I can.
- Elvis Presley

My movements, ma'am, are all leg movements.
I don't do nothing with my body.
- Elvis Presley

That's why I hate to get started in these jam sessions.
I'm always the last one to leave.
- Elvis Presley

I'll never feel comfortable taking a strong drink,
and I'll never feel easy smoking a cigarette.
I just don't think those things are right for me.
- Elvis Presley

I've tried to lead a straight, clean life,
not set any kind of a bad example.
- Elvis Presley

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man;
but for one man who can stand prosperity,
there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
- Elvis Presley

I don't do any vulgar movements.
- Elvis Presley

Until we meet again, may God bless you as he has blessed me.
- Elvis Presley

If you begin to understand what you are
without trying to change it,
then what you are undergoes a transformation.
- J. Krishnamurti

To be yourself in a world that
is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
- Saint Bartholomew

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

How could youths better learn to live
than by at once trying the experiment of living?
- Henry David Thoreau


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