But we came for the Kennedy Center Awards, which was an incredible honor. Being a British person, I was bestowed this honor. And my partner and I, David, came. And we were so pleasantly surprised by George Bush and his knowledge of AIDS. He really - he treated David and I - and Laura - treated us li
Rock and roll came in and changed my life and changed the whole music scene forever, and then I grew to love R&B and Motown and all black music, gospel music. But I never dismiss any form of music. I listen to everything.
I went up to Prince and said 'I'm a big fan of your stuff' and he looked at me and just walked off...left me standing there like a ****. He's a prat, but a clever prat.
I just wish more of my fellow queers would come out sometimes. It's nice out here, you know?
I think performers are all show-offs anyway, especially musicians. Unless you show off, you're not going to get noticed.
You can beat her, but don't mistreat her. Oh, don't believe that woman please.
I mean, Sting is one of my great buddies and I love him to death. Elton John
Well, we can't leave anyone behind just because they are sex workers or they are needle users, intravenous drug users, prostitutes.
I hope you don't mind,I hope you don't mind,that I put into words,how wonderful life is,now you're in the world.
The great thing about rock and roll is that someone like me can be a star.
I've got that resilient thing inside me. But I wasn't a happy bunny. Elton
I have a much better relationship with the press than I did, I think because I stood my ground.
If you write great songs with meaning and emotion, they will last for ever because songs are the key to everything.
I've got to think about what I'm going to say very carefully. There's two avenues of thought: Do you stop everyone going, ban all the artists coming in from Russia? But then you're really leaving the men and women who are gay and suffering under the antigay laws in an isolated situation. As a gay ma
I love football, but I'm sick of the World Cup. I don't even care about England.
I was sitting in the classroom trying to look intelligent in case the teacher looked at me.
I am the most well-known homosexual in the world. Elton Joh
I don't think there can ever be too many messages about AIDS. If you stop the education process, then people are going to think the problem is all over and done with. They'll think that it's OK to go and have sex again. Education is essential, especially among young people.
And these [pharmaceutical] companies are still threatening to sue. And it's like, you know, do you not have a conscience? Do you not want the world to be a better place? You're still making a profit. How much more of a profit do you want to make?
I am the most well-known homosexual in the world.
When a rumor doesn't go away it's not a rumor
This is a tremendous assest for the club, a tremendous headache lifted from our shoulders, really.
I can't think of anything until I've got printed words in front of me. I never wake up in the middle of the night with a song in my head.
I have a lot of money stashed away, but I do live my life from day to day. Elton Joh
She can sing anything. She can sing the best ballad in the world. She can sing classical stuff and she can sing soul and rock and roll.
She understands what a performer has to go through. I feel so sorry for her when she goes to all these different countries, has to stand there and watch things, and she must be bored out of her mind half the time.
And the stigma hasn't really changed that much in 31 years. You are still getting people - it's a shame-based disease. It's based on sexual transmission. And it's still shame-based. And until people feel strong enough and feel loved enough to actually open up and say, listen, I'm HIV-positive, then
I have no one to leave the money to. I'm a single man. I like spending my money. Elton
I have a lot of money stashed away, but I do live my life from day to day.
Dave and I as a couple seem to be the acceptable face of gayness, and that's great. I've got to use that power to try and do what I can - or we have - to try to make the situations in Russia and Poland better.