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" My only expenses are probably guitar strings and records. "
" I put music on and I drive around town. "
" In the long run, there are people who've made more money or had bigger stardom at points. But, I think I'll have come out winning. "
" I don't spend as much time on my hair as people think. I get out of the shower, whack some grease on there and I'm done. "
" I blow up fireworks all the time, and I love making milkshakes and banana splits. "
" The '50s was a pretty wonderful time for people, it was hopeful. "
" I wear a lot of second hand clothes unless I have a concert and then I wear beaded and sequined second hand clothes. No stylist dresses me although I do have a woman that assists me with the buttons. "
" I'm not a very spiritual guy when it comes to music. I remember hearing Carlos Santana say that angels helped him write his songs. And I thought, 'Really, angels?' "
" There was a misconception about me when I started off because I had my hair greased up and I have some vague resemblance to the hillbilly gene pool that Elvis came from. People would say, 'You want to be Elvis' and I would say, 'No'. "
" Any time you talk about your own stuff you sound self-aggrandising. "
" I'm the star of stage, screen, and television now, but I'm also available for children's parties and bar mitzvahs. "
" I'm in showbusiness. I'm an entertainer. "
" I keep things pretty simple. "
" When people ask me really stupid questions or get it really wrong, I feel embarrassed for them. I don't really feel angry at them. "
" I'm not the kind of guy to talk about angels: I'm a very pragmatic kind of guy. "
" I come from a small town and I come from a background where we didn't have money to travel. I thought I'd have to join the military to get to Europe. So I'm thrilled to travel. "
" My advice is: if you've got to be miserable to write great music, then drive a truck. "
" When I play it I look out and see people hold on to each other and dance or just couples leaning into each other and kiss. And I'll go: 'You know, I could have worked hard at school and been a dentist. But I'm so glad I didn't.' Because when I look out and see that I feel like the Pied Piper of love. "
" I talk to people who are musicians, and they go, Oh this is hell. And I go, Are you kidding me? You never put tar paper on a roof, did ya? "
" I think I'm in a really nice position, where I'm sure I could do another show if I wanted to do one, but right now the main thing in my mind is writing songs. "
" One thing, when you're an actor, you finish something and then you have to worry about what the next gig is. When you're a musician, you can always write your own stuff, and I'm working on new stuff for a new album right now. "
" I'm a natural ham. It doesn't bother me to perform. "
" Singing is something that I'm always happy to do it and going in the studio I never felt any pressure. I just feel like I get to sing, you know. It's fun. "
" I hate modern car radios. In my car, I don't even have a push-button radio. It's just got a dial and two knobs. Just AM. One knob makes it louder, and one knob changes the station. When you're driving, that's all I want. "
" I got by as a musician since day one. I don't live beyond my means. I have real cheap tastes. "