Elvis Costello Quotes

Top 100 wise famous quotes and sayings by Elvis Costello

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Elvis Costello quotes: History repeats the old conceits, the glib replies, the same defeats. History repeats the old conceits, the glib replies, the same defeats.
Elvis Costello quotes: Your mind is made up but your mouth is undone. Your mind is made up but your mouth is undone.
Elvis Costello quotes: Don't wear your heart on your sleeve when your remarks are off the cuff. Don't wear your heart on your sleeve when your remarks are off the cuff.
Elvis Costello quotes: She's filing her nails while they are dragging the lake. She's filing her nails while they are dragging the lake.
Elvis Costello quotes: Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it's really a stupid thing to want to do. Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it's really a stupid thing to want to do.
Elvis Costello quotes: It's the damage that we do and never know. It's the words that we don't say that scare me so. It's the damage that we do and never know. It's the words that we don't say that scare me so.
Elvis Costello quotes: You do have to be a bit careful with your voice. It is an instrument. You do have to be a bit careful with your voice. It is an instrument.
Elvis Costello quotes: I'm a working travelling musician, but just on a bigger scale. I'm a working travelling musician, but just on a bigger scale.
Elvis Costello quotes: Sometimes I almost feel just like a human being. Sometimes I almost feel just like a human being.
Elvis Costello quotes: You're drinking vintage Elvis Presley wine. You're drinking vintage Elvis Presley wine.
Elvis Costello quotes: I've always felt writing a song was a bit like going on location. That's true in an almost literal sense. Where you are seeps in somehow. I've always felt writing a song was a bit like going on location. That's true in an almost literal sense. Where you are seeps in somehow.
Elvis Costello quotes: You need a platform upon which to release an orchestral record, otherwise it's just going to be an obscurity. You need a platform upon which to release an orchestral record, otherwise it's just going to be an obscurity.
Elvis Costello quotes: I knew I was in trouble, but I thought I was in hell. I knew I was in trouble, but I thought I was in hell.
Elvis Costello quotes: When they finally put you in the ground, I'll stand on your grave and tramp the dirt down. When they finally put you in the ground, I'll stand on your grave and tramp the dirt down.
Elvis Costello quotes: I believe that music is connected by human passions and curiosities rather than by marketing strategies. I believe that music is connected by human passions and curiosities rather than by marketing strategies.
Elvis Costello quotes: I'm not even sure what I want, but that's not the point - it's that I want it now. I'm not even sure what I want, but that's not the point - it's that I want it now.
Elvis Costello quotes: He's such a dragHe's not insaneIt's just that everybodyHas to feel his pain. He's such a drag
He's not insane
It's just that everybody
Has to feel his pain.
Elvis Costello quotes: It's a breath you took too late.It's a death that's worse than fate. It's a breath you took too late.
It's a death that's worse than fate.
Elvis Costello quotes: Sometimes I wish that I could stop you from talking, when I hear the silly things that you say. Sometimes I wish that I could stop you from talking, when I hear the silly things that you say.
Elvis Costello quotes: I woke up and one of us was crying. I woke up and one of us was crying.
Elvis Costello quotes: For all the courage that we never had, I'm just about glad. For all the courage that we never had, I'm just about glad.
Elvis Costello quotes: Clowntime is over Time to take cover While others just talk and talk Somebody's watching where the others don't walk. Clowntime is over Time to take cover While others just talk and talk Somebody's watching where the others don't walk.
Elvis Costello quotes: I wanna bite the hand that feeds me. I wanna bite that hand so badly. I want to make them wish they'd never seen me. I wanna bite the hand that feeds me. I wanna bite that hand so badly. I want to make them wish they'd never seen me.
Elvis Costello quotes: I'm a man with a mission in two or three editions And I'm giving you a longing look Everyday, everyday, everyday I write the book. I'm a man with a mission in two or three editions And I'm giving you a longing look Everyday, everyday, everyday I write the book.
Elvis Costello quotes: My ultimate vocation in life is to be an irritant. My ultimate vocation in life is to be an irritant.
Elvis Costello quotes: Sleeping with forgiveness in your heart for me. Sleeping with forgiveness in your heart for me.
Elvis Costello quotes: Serious music usually doesn't pay. Serious music usually doesn't pay.
Elvis Costello quotes: Don't start me talkingI could talk all nightMy mind goes sleepwalkingWhile I'm putting the world to right. Don't start me talking
I could talk all night
My mind goes sleepwalking
While I'm putting the world to right.
Elvis Costello quotes: I've had an unusual life. A life far removed from most people's experience. I've had an unusual life. A life far removed from most people's experience.
Elvis Costello quotes: Sometimes I write notes that I have difficulty singing. Sometimes I write notes that I have difficulty singing.
Elvis Costello quotes: Death wears a big hat. Death wears a big hat.
Elvis Costello quotes: Certain songs have been written years apart, but they have a natural continuity to my mind. Certain songs have been written years apart, but they have a natural continuity to my mind.
Elvis Costello quotes: But there are things in Il Sogno that the methods of The Delivery Man could never achieve. But there are things in Il Sogno that the methods of The Delivery Man could never achieve.
Elvis Costello quotes: Well there's a line that you must toe and it'll soon be time to go but it's darker than you know in those Complicated Shadows Well there's a line that you must toe and it'll soon be time to go but it's darker than you know in those Complicated Shadows
Elvis Costello quotes: I think when I was younger I was not very good at writing love songs that didn't have a twist. I think when I was younger I was not very good at writing love songs that didn't have a twist.
Elvis Costello quotes: I'm not going to get too sentimental, like those other sticker valentines, 'cause I don't know if you are loving some body. I only know it isn't mine. I'm not going to get too sentimental, like those other sticker valentines, 'cause I don't know if you are loving some body. I only know it isn't mine.
Elvis Costello quotes: She's no angel.He's no saint. She's no angel.
He's no saint.
Elvis Costello quotes: Days of Dutch courage, just three French letters, and a German sense of humour. Days of Dutch courage, just three French letters, and a German sense of humour.
Elvis Costello quotes: These are the sort of things that push you on in music - the curiosity, a passion for new ideas. These are the sort of things that push you on in music - the curiosity, a passion for new ideas.
Elvis Costello quotes: Elvis Presley and Puccini shall return. Elvis Presley and Puccini shall return.
Elvis Costello quotes: Well, I used to be disgusted.Now I try to be amused. Well, I used to be disgusted.
Now I try to be amused.
Elvis Costello quotes: Living a very long time would be a very scary thing. Living a very long time would be a very scary thing.
Elvis Costello quotes: Theres so many fish in the sea That only rise up in the sweat and smoke like mercury Theres so many fish in the sea That only rise up in the sweat and smoke like mercury
Elvis Costello quotes: I could promise that I'll always be true to you, but we may not live to be so old. I could promise that I'll always be true to you, but we may not live to be so old.
Elvis Costello quotes: I wish you luck with a capital "F". I wish you luck with a capital "F".
Elvis Costello quotes: There's so many people to see. So many people to check up on and add to your collection. There's so many people to see. So many people to check up on and add to your collection.
Elvis Costello quotes: I've been lucky to listen to lots of different types of music. I've been lucky to listen to lots of different types of music.
Elvis Costello quotes: I can write orchestrations, but I can't sight-read music and play at the same time. I don't have enough facility. I can write orchestrations, but I can't sight-read music and play at the same time. I don't have enough facility.
Elvis Costello quotes: You can't live in the past, and I don't. I'm not nostalgic about my own work at all. You can't live in the past, and I don't. I'm not nostalgic about my own work at all.
Elvis Costello quotes: Good manners and bad breath will get you nowhere. Good manners and bad breath will get you nowhere.
Elvis Costello quotes: I find it to be the ultimate backhanded compliment when you are compared against yourself. I find it to be the ultimate backhanded compliment when you are compared against yourself.
Elvis Costello quotes: Really the only thing holding a lot of records together is the personality of the singer, and the will to write all of these different things. Really the only thing holding a lot of records together is the personality of the singer, and the will to write all of these different things.
Elvis Costello quotes: You can be addicted to misery the same way as you can be addicted to drugs. You can be addicted to misery the same way as you can be addicted to drugs.
Elvis Costello quotes: And I'm up while the dawn is breaking, even though my heart is aching. I should be drinking a toast to absent friends instead of these comedians. And I'm up while the dawn is breaking, even though my heart is aching. I should be drinking a toast to absent friends instead of these comedians.
Elvis Costello quotes: But if I've done something wrong there's no "ifs" and "buts"Cause I love you just as much as I hate your guts But if I've done something wrong there's no "ifs" and "buts"
Cause I love you just as much as I hate your guts
Elvis Costello quotes: But it's easier to say 'I love you',than 'Yours, sincerely' I suppose. But it's easier to say 'I love you',
than 'Yours, sincerely' I suppose.
Elvis Costello quotes: People tend to repeat the same quotes at me that I said when I was 23. And of course, you say things then, and sometimes they're ill-advised. People tend to repeat the same quotes at me that I said when I was 23. And of course, you say things then, and sometimes they're ill-advised.
Elvis Costello quotes: It's the stupid details that my heart is breaking for. It's the stupid details that my heart is breaking for.
Elvis Costello quotes: There's a girl in this dress,there's always a girl in distress. There's a girl in this dress,
there's always a girl in distress.
Elvis Costello quotes: When in doubt, play track 4 - it is usually the one you want. When in doubt, play track 4 - it is usually the one you want.
Elvis Costello quotes: It was a real party of swells. It was a real party of swells.
Elvis Costello quotes: People speak with enormous pomposity and arrogance about music. People speak with enormous pomposity and arrogance about music.
Elvis Costello quotes: The cost of living in sin would make a poor man out of Paul Getty. The cost of living in sin would make a poor man out of Paul Getty.