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Great Quotes of Elvis Presley, The King of Rock And Roll

Elvis Aaron Presley aka King of Rock and Roll was an American singer, musician and actor. In 1953, he went to Sun recording studio – to record a song for his mother, but also with the hope he may get noticed and got offered a recording deal. However, it didn’t come to anything; he was also turned down for auditions to other groups. In April 1954, he took a job as a truck driver. Elvis reached the top of the country charts with “Mystery Train” in 1955. His first number one song on the so-called “Hot 100” was “Heartbreak Hotel” (1956), which held that position for seven of the twenty-seven weeks it was on the chart. This song also reached the top of the country charts. Presley became the first-ever inductee into three music halls of fame when it was announced that he would be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame on November 27, 2001, in Nashville, Tennessee. He was already a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Country Hall of Fame. On Aug. 16, 1977, Presley was discovered dead in his Graceland mansion at the age of 42. Here are some of the great quotes of The King of Rock and Roll. Checkout Elvis Presley Quotes.

Elvis Presley Quotes

  • I did the Ed Sullivan show four times. I did the Steve Allen show. I did the Jackie Gleason show.
  • Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.
  • 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.
  • Until we meet again, may God bless you as he has blessed me.
  • It’s human nature to gripe, but I’m going ahead and doing the best I can.
  • 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.
  • I Take your troubles to the Chapel, get down on your knees and pray.
  • I was training to be an electrician. I suppose I got wired the wrong way round somewhere along the line.
  • I have no use for bodyguards, but I have very specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants.
  • Those people in New York are not gonna change me none.
  • The army teaches boys to think like men.
  • I’m strictly for Stevenson. I don’t dig the intellectual bit, but I’m telling you, man, he knows the most.
  • My movements, ma’am, are all leg movements. I don’t do nothing with my body.
  • 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.’
  • I’d just like to be treated like a regular customer.  
  • It’s not how much you have that makes people look up to you, it’s who you are.            
  • Rhythm is something you either have or don’t have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
  • 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.
  • When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in comic books and in movies. I grew up believing this dream.
  • 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.
  • I hope I didn’t bore you too much with my life story.
  • I think I have something tonight that’s not quite correct for evening wear. Blue suede shoes
  • From the time I was a kid, I always knew something was going to happen to me. Didn’t know exactly what.
  • Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.
elvis presley quotes about life

I’m so lucky to be in the position to give. It’s really a gift to give.

  • I knew by heart all the dialogue of James Dean’s films; I could watch Rebel Without a Cause a hundred times over.
  • The closest I ever came to getting married was just before I started singing. In fact, my first record saved my neck.
  • Just because I managed to do a little something, I don’t want anyone back home to think I got the big head.
  • I sure lost my musical direction in Hollywood. My songs were the same conveyer belt mass production, just like most of my movies were
  • They put me on television. And the whole thing broke loose. It was wild, I tell ya for sure.
  • That’s why I hate to get started in these jam sessions. I’m always the last one to leave.
  • More than anything else, I want the folks back at home to think right of me.
  • I’m so nervous. I’ve always been nervous, ever since I was a kid.
  • 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.
quotes of elvis presley
  • Values are like fingerprints. Nobody’s are the same, but you leave ’em all over everything you do.
  • When things go wrong, don’t go with them.
  • I’m not trying to be sexy. It’s just my way of expressing myself when I move around.
  • Whatever I will become will be what God has chosen for me.
  • I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to.
  • 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.
  • The Lord can give, and the Lord can take away. I might be herding sheep next year.
  • I’m trying to keep a level head. You have to be careful out in the world. It’s so easy to get turned.  
  • 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.
  • I happened to come along in the music business when there was no trend.

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  • I’ll never make it, it will never happen, because they’re never going to hear me ’cause they’re screaming all the time.
  • Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
  • Every time I think that I’m getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens.
  • I’ll stay in Memphis.
  • I’ve never written a song in my life. It’s all a big hoax.
  • 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.
  • After a hard day of basic training, you could eat a rattlesnake.
  • Later on they send me to Hollywood. To make movies. It was all new to me. I was only 21 years old.
  • I was an overnight sensation.
  • 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.
  • When I got outta High School I was driving a truck. I was just a poor boy from Memphis, Memphis.
  • People ask me where I got my singing style. I didn’t copy my style from anybody.
  • I don’t do any vulgar movements.
  • When I get married, it’ll be no secret.
  • I’ve tried to lead a straight, clean life, not set any kind of a bad example.
  • Since the beginning, it was just the same. The only difference, the crowds are bigger now
  • From the time I was a kid, I always knew something was going to happen to me. Didn’t know exactly what.
  • I’m so nervous. I’ve always been nervous, ever since I was a kid.
  • I learned how important it is to entertain people and give them a reason to come and watch you play.
  • Too much TV hurts movies.


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