You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.
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.
Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
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.
I haven't had the time to plan returning to the scene because I haven't left it.
I am not a librarian of my own work. It's a good thing not to be too involved with what you have done.
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.
I believe we should encourage children to sing and play instruments from an early age.
Anarchy is the only slight glimmer of hope.
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.
I got nasty habits; I take tea at three.
Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.
As long as my face is on page one, I don't care what they say about me on page seventeen.
I must be careful not to get trapped in the past. That's why I tend to forget my songs.
My mother has always been unhappy with what I do. She would rather I do something nicer, like be a bricklayer.
he 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.
I've managed to avoid tattoos so far.
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.
It's all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.
Thank you for leaving us alone but giving us enough attention to boost our egos
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.
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.
People think they know you. They know the things about you that you have forgotten.
My secrets must be poetic to be believable.
I am conservative with a small 'c.' It's possible to be conservative in fiscal policy, and tolerant on moral issues or questions of freedom of expression.
I have never wanted to give up performing on stage, but one day the tours will be over.
The Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has just published the story of her life. I confess that it is not in my reading table.