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Mac Davis Quotes and Sayings

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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

I had Elvis' number in my book and I never called 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

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

 

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

I worked for a publishing company in Hollywood.
- Mac Davis

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

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I didn't have a lot of communication with Elvis.
You had to go through a barricade to get to Elvis.
It was people hanging on every word,
and I felt very uncomfortable a lot of times.
- Mac Davis

In the Ghetto, I'd been trying to write for years.
- Mac Davis

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 had always wanted to write a song called,
The Vicious Circle.
I always thought it was like, the kids are born there,
they grow up there, they die there.
- Mac Davis

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

There was a chance for me to write one song for the
section where Elvis sat in his black leather outfit and sang the old hits.
At eight oclock the next morning I had written Memories.
- Mac Davis

One of my real goals was to hear someone whistling a song I'd written.
- Mac Davis

Every performer who ever performed in rock and roll
or even close to it is lying if they tell you that
they weren't influenced in some way or another by Elvis Presley.
He turned the world around.
- Mac Davis

Don't Cry Daddy is a pretty sad song.
He got to the end of it and it was just real quiet and Elvis says,
I'm gonna cut that someday for my daddy.
And, by God, he did.
He lived up to his word.
- Mac Davis

I met the Colonel when Elvis was recording some song
I'd written for one of his movies.
Elvis was just having fun with the gang and all the
Memphis boys and Colonel Parker was sitting over here in like a theater seat.
- Mac Davis

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

Elvis said, Miss Minnie, do you think it would be out
of order if I go up and speak to General Stewart? I've
always been such a fan of his.
So Elvis went up to speak to the Stewarts.
- Minnie Pearl

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

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 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

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

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

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

I've been with certain stars; some are caring and pay
attention to their fans and to their fellow performers and some are too busy.
Elvis never seemed too busy.
- Minnie Pearl

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

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

My favorite artists have always been Elvis and The
Beatles and they still are!
- Johnny Ramone

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

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

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

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

Well, as an artist, I think that Elvis's generosity
to me he always talked very highly about me,
he always spoke very highly about my work and singing and my writing.
- Jackie DeShannon

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

Elvis was, at least the times I was around him,
Elvis was a practical joker.
He was always, had some little mischievous something going.
- Jackie DeShannon

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

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

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

Elvis and I continued to be friends,
and I saw him once or twice a year.
But he was a troubled person.
- Ursula Andress

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guys like Otis Blackwell and Bobby Darin,
and all the guys who were writing songs for Elvis at the time,
just hanging around, writing songs, talking about music.
- Johnny Rivers

Colonel Parker asked Henry and me to come to Elvis'
suite and have breakfast.
There were at least five policemen stationed up there.
He was talking on the telephone.
- Minnie Pearl

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

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

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

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


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