Sting Quotes (73 Quotes)


    Success always necessitates a degree of ruthlessness. Given the choice of friendship or success, I'd probably choose success.

    I see songs not as a commodity used up when the album goes off the charts, which is often the case with pop songs. I see them as a body of work. Life should be breathed into them.

    It's never easy to write a song. It's the most difficult thing I do.

    I'm not speaking as someone who has reached satori or anything else. I'm a student.

    I think I've always had a sort of fantasy or dream that I would like to make a living playing music. It seemed to be the most noble thing I could imagine. I had no idea how it was done but I always had this belief that music, no matter who you were playing to, was always going to be nourishing to me.


    I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children.

    I'm very much afraid of being mad - that's my one fear.

    I'm bored with music between 1955 and 1980. I'm completely bored. I can't listen to a rock and roll record. I can't do it. I would rather listen to hogs screwing.

    I can't really change my life to accommodate people who are jealous. I don't see why I should.

    I was famous overnight. I went from nowhere to being really big.

    I've only paid lip service to a spiritual life.

    I think there's room for both private exploration and group work in Yoga.

    There's no religion but sex and music.

    I hate most of what constitutes rock music, which is basically middle-aged crap.

    Intellectually I'm probably a Republican.

    Peter Townshend shows us it's all right to grow up. There is dignity after rock'n'roll.

    I like Camilla, ... She has a great sense of humor. She'll need it.

    One of the rewards of success is freedom, the ability to do whatever you like.

    I made two movies before The Police had a hit record: I did Quadrophenia and a film called Radio On.

    I have a big problem with piped music. I like either silence or to listen to it properly.

    That sense of failure, I don't know where people put it who don't write songs and aren't able to emote physically. It must go somewhere.

    I have been through various fitness regimes. I used to run about five miles a day and I did aerobics for a while.

    I learned to change my accent; in England, your accent identifies you very strongly with a class, and I did not want to be held back.


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