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Mick Jagger Quotes and Sayings

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Patriotism is an instant reaction that fades away when the war starts.
- Mick Jagger

Related topics: Patriotism

People love talking about when they were young and
heard Honky Tonk Women for the first time.
It's quite a heavy load to carry on your shoulders,
the memories of so many people.
- Mick Jagger

It's all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.
- Mick Jagger

I never really studied business in school.
I kind of wish I had, but how boring is that?
- Mick Jagger

 

You wake up in the morning and you look at your old spoon,
and you say to yourself, 'Mick, it's time to get yourself a new spoon.'
And you do.
- Mick Jagger

I'd rather be dead than singing "Satisfaction" when I'm forty-five.
- Mick Jagger

I must be careful not to get trapped in the past.
That's why I tend to forget my songs.
- Mick Jagger

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My secrets must be poetic to be believable.
- Mick Jagger

I don't really count myself as a very sophisticated businessperson.
I'm a creative artist.
All I know from business I've picked up along the way.
- Mick Jagger

The new fashion is to talk about the most private parts of your life;
other fashion is to repent of your excesses and to
criticize the drugs that made you happy in the other times.
- Mick Jagger

Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
- Mick Jagger

Anarchy is the only slight glimmer of hope.
- Mick Jagger

People have this obsession.
They want you to be like you were in 1969.
They want you to, because otherwise their youth goes with you.
It's very selfish, but it's understandable.
- Mick Jagger

A good thing never ends.
- Mick Jagger

The past is a great place and I don't want to erase it or to regret it,
but I don't want to be its prisoner either.
- Mick Jagger

The elusive nature of love...
it can be such a fleeting thing.
You see it there and it's just fluttering and it's gone.
- Mick Jagger

Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.
- Mick Jagger

A lot of times songs are very much of a moment,
that you just encapsulate.
They come to you, you write them, you feel good that day,
or bad that day.
- Mick Jagger

I am not a librarian of my own work.
It's a good thing not to be too involved with what you have done.
- Mick Jagger

I haven't had the time to plan returning to the scene
because I haven't left it.
- Mick Jagger

Thank you for leaving us alone but giving us enough
attention to boost our egos.
- Mick Jagger

I have never wanted to give up performing on stage,
but one day the tours will be over.
- Mick Jagger

I got nasty habits; I take tea at three.
- Mick Jagger

The Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has just published the story of her life.
I confess that it is not in my reading table.
- Mick Jagger

People think they know you.
They know the things about you that you have forgotten.
- Mick Jagger

People get very thoughtful when they are in cars.
I no longer care for cars.
I don't collect them.
- Mick Jagger

I came into music just because I wanted the bread.
It's true.
I looked around and this seemed like the only way I
was going to get the kind of bread I wanted.
- Mick Jagger

I can't get no satisfaction.
- Mick Jagger

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
- Clarence Darrow

Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism.
A venerable word, when duly practised.
- Robert Walpole

It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me.
- Ho Chi Minh

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
- Bertrand Russell

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
- George Washington

A man's country is not a certain area of land,
of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle
and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
- George William Curtis

The very idea of true patriotism is lost,
and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes.
A patriot, sir!
Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
- Robert Walpole

Patriotism consists not in waving the flag,
but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
- James Bryce

Patriotism is easy to understand in America.
It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
- Calvin Coolidge

I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
- Michael Ignatieff

Each nation feels superior to other nations.
That breeds patriotism - and wars.
- Dale Carnegie

I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.
- Bob Riley

Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
- Guy de Maupassant

Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
- George Jean Nathan

Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion,
but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels.
Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain
the true duty of patriots.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

I realize that patriotism is not enough.
I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
- Edith Cavell

The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism,
and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
- Leo Tolstoy

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first;
nationalism,
when hate for people other than your own comes first.
- Charles de Gaulle

We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
- Howard Zinn

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy,
but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
- George McGovern

I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English
man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel.
- George Galloway

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
- Nathan Hale

The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to
time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Lyn Nofziger

The proper means of increasing the love we bear our
native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.
- William Shenstone

The love of one's country is a splendid thing.
But why should love stop at the border?
- Pablo Casals

We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS,
because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.
- Dave Barry

To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
- George Santayana

It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
- Alfred Adler

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
- Diogenes

The average American is nothing if not patriotic.
- Herbert Croly

They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so,
but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead.
- Henry A. Wallace

It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must
become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
- Voltaire

It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of
nationalism can long survive when men have seen the
Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill.
- Richard Aldington

I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth,
and I am a citizen of the world.
- Eugene V. Debs

I love America more than any other country in this world,
and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right
to criticize her perpetually.
- James A. Baldwin

On what rests the hope of the republic? One country,
one language, one flag!
- Alexander Henry

The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
- Clara Barton

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its
ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
- William Ralph Inge

The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found
in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
- Earl Warren

A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket
and rejoices that the system works.
- Bill Vaughan


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