Read These 30 Billy Joel Quotes from The Piano Man Himself!

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It's undeniable, Billy Joel is one of the most talented artists of all time. When you hear a Billy Joel song, you're instantly transfixed. He's an interesting guy, as evident by the quotes we found. Send some Billy Joel quotes to people who need it most. And if you send it to a major Billy Joel fan, see how many they have memorized.

Billy Joel Quotes

  • "Like family, we are tied to each other. This is what all good musicians understand."

  • "I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints, the sinners are much more fun."

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

  • "I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more of a fool not afraid of rejection."

  • "There's nothing better than good sex. But bad sex? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than bad sex."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "I can't think of one person I've ever met who didn't like some type of music.."

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

Quotes from Billy Joel

  • "More than art, more than literature, music is universally accessible."

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

  • "The sinners are much more fun."

  • "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."

  • "Like family, we are tied to each other. This is what all good musicians understand."

  • "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."

  • "I consider myself to be an inept pianist, a bad singer, and a merely competent songwriter. What I do, in my opinion, is by no means extraordinary."

  • "I have a theory that the only original things we ever do are mistakes."

  • "Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes."

The Best Billy Joel Quotes & Song Lyrics

  • "I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints - the sinners are much more fun."

  • "The good ole days weren't always good, and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems."

  • "If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time."

  • "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."

  • "Slow down, you’re doing fine."

  • " We all end in the ocean. We all start in the streams. We're all carried along, by the river of dreams."

  • "You're my castle, you're my cabin and my instant pleasure dome, I need you in my house 'cause you're my home."

  • "Yes, they're sharing a drink they call loneliness but it's better than drinking alone."

  • "It was so easy living day by day out of touch with the rhythm and blues."

  • "You know those lights were bright on Broadway."

  • "She can kill with a smile, she can wound with her eyes, she can ruin your faith with her casual lies."

  • "You had to be a big shot, didn't you."

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