45 Total Quotes

Billy Joel Quotes

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

A typical day in the life of a heavy metal musician consists of a round of golf and an AA meeting.
Billy Joel
#Golf

If I need a cause for celebrationOr a comfort I can use to ease my mindI rely on my imaginationAnd I dream of an imaginary time.
Billy Joel
#Comfort

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

Like a boxer in a title fight, you have to walk in that ring alone.
Billy Joel
#Courage

Some people sleep all alone every nightInstead of taking a lover to bedSome people find that it's easier to hateThan to wait anymore.
Billy Joel
#Bed

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
#Music #Expression

I'd start a revolution but I don't have timeI don't know why I'm still a nice guy.
Billy Joel
#Revolution

They say there's a heaven for those who will wait. Some say it's better, but I say it ain't. I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. Sinners are much more fun...
Billy Joel
#Heaven

As an atheist you have to rationalize things. . . . Then you have to try and make some sort of sense out of your problems. And if you try and find you can't, you have no choice but to be good and scared -- but that's okay!
Billy Joel
#Atheist

I don't want clever conversationI never want to work that hard.
Billy Joel
#Conversation

Don't go changing, to try and please me You never let me down before Don't imagine you're too familiar And I don't see you anymore I wouldn't leave you in times of trouble We never could have come this far I took the good times, I'll take the bad times I'll take you just the way you are.
Billy Joel
#Singers And Singing

I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more of a fool not afraid of rejection.
Billy Joel
#Fools And Foolishness

Classical music always had a great influence on me. In fact some of my songs have a classical theme in mind.
Billy Joel
#Influence

You may never understandHow the Stranger is inspired,But he is not always evil,And he is not always wrong.Though you drown in good intentions,You will never quench the fire.You'll give in to your desireWhen the Stranger comes along.
Billy Joel
#Evil

If you want to know what life is like in the Soviet Union, go to your local department of motor vehicles
Billy Joel
#Life

Hope you don't think this is Billy Joel unplugged. I'm a piano player. I'm already unplugged.
Billy Joel
#Hope

If you said good-bye to me tonight,There would still be music left to write.
Billy Joel
#Music

Rock and roll used to be for kicks, now a days it's politics.
Billy Joel
#Politics

I've come to realize that life is not a musical comedy, it's a Greek tragedy.
Billy Joel
#Tragedies

Critics have said I write without spontaneity, in cold blood. I don't. I write in hot blood.
Billy Joel
#Spontaneity

I was amazed by the way all of that played out in the media. To me, a musician going to rehab is like a normal person going to get his teeth cleaned. Don't these people ever watch ""Behind the Music""? It's a cliche. If I had known that the story was going to be reported in the way that it was, I would have considered not going at all.
Billy Joel
#Media

Well, he robbed his way from Utah to OklahomaAnd the law just could not seem to track him downAnd it served his legend wellFor the folks, they'd love to tell'Bout when Billy the Kid came to town.
Billy Joel
#Law

Remember how I found you there alone in your electric chair, I told you dirty jokes until you smiled.
Billy Joel
#Jokes

...now as we induldge, in things refined,we hide our hearts, from harder times...
Billy Joel
#Heart

No end to sorrow, caused by the same endless fears.
Billy Joel
#Sorrow

You can't dress trashy 'til you spend a lot of money.
Billy Joel
#Money

I don't think what has happened to me is that different from what happens to most people. The only difference is the scale. People seem to think my problems are larger than life, but they're not larger than my life.
Billy Joel
#People

Ah, you look so good to meWith my eyes open wide, I can seeAh, you feel so good to meAnd it's so good when you're here cause I'm free
Billy Joel
#Eyes