I was sitting in the classroom trying to look intelligent in case the teacher looked at me.

-Elton John
Elton John

I never thought of myself as being handsome or good-looking or whatever.

Elton John
And we have come so far like that. I mean, the advances on the medication side have been enormous, and the advances on the human side have been enormous. But we still have this stigma to get rid of, and then we really will be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Elton John

The worst thing you can do to a child, and I've seen it happen so many times, is the silver spoon.

Elton John
An agent is a person who is sore because an actor gets 90% of what they make. Elton
Elton John

Don't judge the picture by the frame, every man is not the same

Elton John
It was Scotty Moore's guitar riff [in "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You"] when he was doing The Steve Allen Show that got me into rock music.
Elton John

I mean, Sting is one of my great buddies and I love him to death. Elton

Elton John
I want to do a musical movie. Like Evita, but with good music.
Elton John

And now South Africa has finally woken up and it is doing great things. And if South Africa becomes the template to what AIDS is in the sub-Saharan continent, then all the other countries are going to follow suit. And Michel Sidibe, who spoke at the breakfast meeting this morning, was saying that there is so much hope for Africa now that South Africa has got its house in order.

Elton John
I heard Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, and that was it. I didn't ever want to be anything else. I just started banging away and semi-studied classical music at the Royal Academy of Music but sort of half-heartedly.