Best Collection of Billy Joel Quotes

Billy Joel, American Musician ( May 9, 1949 - )

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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 Culture Humanity

As human beings, we need to know that we are not alone, that we are not crazy or completely out of our minds, that there are other people out there who feel as we do, live as we do, love as we do, who are like us.~Billy Joel


Love Alone People

Have you listened to the radio lately? Have you heard the canned, frozen and processed product being dished up to the world as American popular music today?~Billy Joel


Music Today World

Why do musicians give so much time to charitable causes? The most humanitarian cause that we can give our time to is the creation and performance of music itself.~Billy Joel


Music Time Musicians

I definitely prefer being a lover than a fighter.~Billy Joel


Fighter Lover Being

If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.~Billy Joel


Love Time Doing

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


Age I Am Me

The good ole days weren't always good, and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems.~Billy Joel


Good Tomorrow Bad

You're not the only one who's made mistakes, but they're the only things that you can truly call your own.~Billy Joel


Mistakes You Own

I've crashed my car three times.~Billy Joel


Car Three Times

I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist.~Billy Joel


Journey Good I Am

I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints - the sinners are much more fun.~Billy Joel


Fun Laugh Cry

If you make music for the human needs you have within yourself, then you do it for all humans who need the same things. You enrich humanity with the profound expression of these feelings.~Billy Joel


Music Humanity Yourself

I have a theory that the only original things we ever do are mistakes.~Billy Joel


Mistakes Theory Original

Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts.~Billy Joel


Musicians Voice Want

I can't think of one person I've ever met who didn't like some type of music.~Billy Joel


Music Think Person

There's nothing better than good sex. But bad sex? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than bad sex.~Billy Joel


Good Better Nothing

When I look at great works of art or listen to inspired music, I sense intimate portraits of the specific times in which they were created.~Billy Joel


Music Art Great

We are living in a time when American popular music is finally being recognized as one of our most successful exports. The demand is huge.~Billy Joel


Music Time American

There's a deep-seated paranoia that Americans have about not being Americans or something.~Billy Joel


Paranoia Something Being

The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock and roll. It is probably a better way to get to know our country than by what politicians or airline commercials represent.~Billy Joel


World Rock And Roll Blue

My songs are like my kids.~Billy Joel


Like Kids Songs

More than art, more than literature, music is universally accessible.~Billy Joel


Music Art Literature

Like family, we are tied to each other. This is what all good musicians understand.~Billy Joel


Family Good Musicians

In an age of incompetence, I've been able to last in this crazy business. I actually know how to play my ax and write a song. That's my job.~Billy Joel


Business Age Job

In a way, we are magicians. We are alchemists, sorcerers and wizards. We are a very strange bunch. But there is great fun in being a wizard.~Billy Joel


Great Fun Strange