KEITH RICHARDS QUOTES

“I’ve never had a problem with drugs. I’ve had a problem with the police.”

“Rock and roll is a nuclear blast of reality in a mundane world where no one is allowed to be magnificent.”

“I only get embarrased when I’m not drunk enough to cope with what I’m doing.”

“I’ve always been suspicious of TV, I’ve always found music and video to be unsettling. In fact, any form of entertainment.”

“I don’t make records for pleasure. I did when I was a jazz musician, but I don’t now – you get contaminated.”

“I’ve always wanted to smash a guitar over someone’s head. You just can’t do that with a piano.”

“I’m not interested in being seen on the red carpet. I’m not interested in Hollywood and all that crap.”

“Music is a necessity. After food, air, water and warmth, music is the next necessity of life.”

“I mean some doctor told me I had six months to live and I went to their funeral.”

“Everybody wants to be on top, but I am convinced that success means different things to different people.”

“I firmly believe in reincarnation, that we all move on.”

“Give me a guitar, give me a piano, give me a broom and string – I wouldn’t get bored anywhere.”

“The world doesn’t revolve around me, it revolves around the sun.”

“There’s no substitute for live work to keep a band together.”

“I’m on the road to perception.” HEART DOCTOR QUOTES

“I haven’t had a problem with drugs. I’ve had a problem with the police.”

“When I listen to great music, it’s like I’m floating in the ocean. It takes me away from everything else.”

“I’ve always felt music is a sort of primitivism, a way of moving around in the dark.”

“If you’re going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet.”

“When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you.”

“There’s something beautifully friendly and elevating about a bunch of guys playing music together. This wonderful little world that is unassailable.”

“I want to get up as close as possible to the singer, and I want to be able to smell their breath, I want to just be right there.”

“The Stones in a jazz groove is incredible. Only critics say we don’t groove and it’s rubbish.”

“One of my theories is that the hearts of men are about alike, no matter what their skin color.”

“I’ve always been suspicious of TV, I’ve always found music and video to be unsettling.”

“Music is a necessity. After food, air, water and warmth, music is the next necessity of life.”

“The thing about playing an instrument is that it allows you to be someone else, or even multiple people.”

“There’s nothing like a joint to make a band tighter.”

“The greatest musicians play with our minds as much as our ears.”