Keith Richards - Quotes

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If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.

If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.

You've got the sun, you've got the moon, and you've got the Rolling Stones. ---->>>

I've never had a problem with drugs. I've had problems with the police. ---->>>

You have the sun, you have the moon, you have the air that you breathe - and you have the Rolling Stones! ---->>>

I mean, give me a guitar, give me a piano, give me a broom and string, I wouldn't get bored anywhere. ---->>>

I never thought I was wasted, but I probably was. ---->>>

If you say I'm great, thank you very much. But I know what I am. I could be better, man, you know? ---->>>

It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere.

It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere.

This is the rock 'n' roll life, and you had to invent it as you went along. There was no textbook to say how you operate this machinery. ---->>>

Good music comes out of people playing together, knowing what they want to do and going for it. You have to sweat over it and bug it to death. You can't do it by pushing buttons and watching a TV screen.

Good music comes out of people playing together, knowing what they want to do and going for it. You have to sweat over it and bug it to death. You can't do it by pushing buttons and watching a TV screen.

I mean some doctor told me I had six months to live and I went to their funeral. ---->>>

Everybody's got a different way of telling a story - and has different stories to tell. ---->>>

Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards.

Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards.

I look for ambiguity when I'm writing because life is ambiguous.

I look for ambiguity when I'm writing because life is ambiguous.

I only get ill when I give up drugs.

I only get ill when I give up drugs.

To me, as long as we've known each other, I've always thought Mick's most brilliant thing was that he could work in an area two foot square and give a very exciting performance. ---->>>

Everyone talks about rock these days; the problem is they forget about the roll. ---->>>

Let me be clear about this. I don't have a drug problem. I have a police problem. ---->>>

If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use both feet. ---->>>

It's an addiction... and addiction is something I should know something about. ---->>>

It's good to be anywhere.

It's good to be anywhere.

You get onstage and make other people feel happy. Make them feel good. ---->>>

To make a rock'n'roll record, technology is the least important thing. ---->>>

You didn't know whether Chuck Berry was black or white - it was not a concern. ---->>>

And it was a very, very fruitful and great relationship between the Stones and The Beatles. It was very, very friendly. ---->>>

The only things Mick and I disagree about is the band, the music and what we do.

The only things Mick and I disagree about is the band, the music and what we do.

I've never had my hair cut by anybody, I do it all myself. ---->>>

Yes, I've been trepanned. That's quite an interesting experience, especially for my brain surgeon, who saw my thoughts flying around in my brain. ---->>>

I don't trust doctors. It's not to say there ain't some good ones, but on a general level, no, I wouldn't trust 'em at all.

I don't trust doctors. It's not to say there ain't some good ones, but on a general level, no, I wouldn't trust 'em at all.

When you're supported by millions all over the world, you can either go nuts, or try to feed off the goodwill. ---->>>

You don't start to play your guitar thinking you're going to be running an organisation that will maybe generate millions. ---->>>

Hey, we just enjoy it. I think we think we're getting the hang of this thing, you know? ---->>>

You know, the BBC had not been particularly generous in its deliverance of blues and esoteric kinds of music. ---->>>

About myself I have no great illusions. I know what I am. I know what I'm good at. I know what I ain't. I'm always hoping to surprise myself. But I do have a love of music and I do love to communicate it, and that's the best I can do, really. And I can raise a good family, too.

About myself I have no great illusions. I know what I am. I know what I'm good at. I know what I ain't. I'm always hoping to surprise myself. But I do have a love of music and I do love to communicate it, and that's the best I can do, really. And I can raise a good family, too.

I've always been suspicious of TV, I've always found music and video to be an unhappy marriage. ---->>>

I've never tried to achieve anything. I achieved everything I wanted to achieve by being in the Rolling Stones and making records. ---->>>

When I listen to what I did under the influence - 10 years of work - I don't think it either enhanced or impaired me. It didn't have that much to do with it. ---->>>

Give me a guitar, give me a piano, give me a broom and string; I wouldn't get bored anywhere. ---->>>

I achieved everything I wanted to achieve by being in the Rolling Stones and making records. ---->>>

I have no idea what the audience makes of me. ---->>>

Songwriting's a weird game. I never intended to become one - I fell into this by mistake, and I can't get out of it. It fascinates me. I like to point out the rawer points of life. ---->>>

To me, my biggest fear is getting a big head, and that is when I get the hammer. Because it's very easy in this game to believe you're something special. ---->>>

There's no substitute for live work to keep a band together. ---->>>

Songwriting's a weird game. ---->>>

The Stones in a club is still the ultimate rush.

The Stones in a club is still the ultimate rush.

The Beatles were basically a vocal band. ---->>>

Another thing to do with the blues is how they were recorded. They were done on the quick, and some of that stuff was made on wire, not even tape, let alone digital. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: 12-18, 1943
Birthplace: in Dartford, Kent, England, The United Kingdom
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Occupation: Musician

Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943) is an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and author, best known as a founder member of the rock band the Rolling Stones. Rolling Stone magazine credited Richards for "rock's greatest single body of riffs" on guitar and ranked him 4th on its list of 100 best guitarists (wikipedia)