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1. "My existence is about making movies, so I've just got to rock and roll with the punches. You want to make movies on telephones, I'm there."
Author: Abel Ferrara
2. "The death of self of which the great writers speak is no violent act. It is merely the joining of the great rock heart of the earth in its roll. It is merely the slow cessation of the will's spirits and the intellect's chatter: it is waiting like a hollow bell with a stilled tongue. Fuge, tace, quiesce. The waiting itself is the thing."
Author: Annie Dillard
3. "If first love is always young, every love thereafter is like the old woman in the rocking chair: enfeebled by experience and swaying to a memory. But this is perhaps true only of noble souls; with all the rest, every love feels original: they leave their pre-teen playmate to marry their high school sweetheart, only to refresh their bed at college enrollment. Every new season of life obliges a new excitement. The modern lover has internalized the essence of comedy: that happy endings always round off at the commencement of the relationship. Love becomes a fading echo. Without a right side to cast our nets over, we drag them through thinned, polluted seas, hungering for the succulence of perpetual novelty and surviving off of chunks from driftbones. When our life partner, passion, finally leaves us, comes the realization: that we should have held on the first time."
Author: Bauvard
4. "I refuse to age disgracefully in rock 'n' roll."
Author: Ben Harper
5. "The Beatles changed music forever. They took rock n' roll from a medium that was about cars and girls and gave it context, interesting chord changes and true musicianship."
Author: Bob Spitz
6. "Rock 'n' roll. Deal with it."
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
7. "I think that instead of feminism being a political thing, it should be an act of creativity. It's more of a rock n' roll thing."
Author: Caitlin Moran
8. "I usually listen to classic rock and roll."
Author: Caleb Landry Jones
9. "Once the subject matter of rock n' roll changed from cars and pop love songs to songs about really true love and the blues and death and mortality, this light bulb went off in my head and I went, 'Oh, that's what they're doing. That's kind of - that's art.'"
Author: David Chase
10. "I was being ridiculed for going to school... But, you see, I had looked hard at the other musicians and the whole show-business scene... They were doing with jazz musicians what they usually reserved for rock n' roll cats: making them overnight successes, then overnight antiques."
Author: Donald Byrd
11. "Rock 'n Roll: The most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear."
Author: Frank Sinatra
12. "Michael Anthony is the Diplomat of Rock N Roll. He is the regular guy."
Author: Gary Cherone
13. "My generation had the best years. We missed the Second World War and caught the outburst of rock 'n' roll."
Author: Georgie Fame
14. "I go away for a few years and the whole fucking world is upside down Jules said angrily. Buildings are missing. You get strip-searched every time you go to someone's office. Everybody sounds stoned because they're emailing people the whole time they're talking to you. Tom and Nicole are with different people...And now my rock-and-roll sister and her husband are hanging around with Republicans. What the fuck - Jules Jones"
Author: Jennifer Egan
15. "I love good rock'n'roll, blues and jazz, gospel, and a little reggae."
Author: Jerry Hall
16. "So we got there at 6 a.m. We'd be shooting by 6:45. We wouldn't break for lunch, we'd just pass food around all day. And we would just rock and roll 'til 4, then Matty Libatique, our great cinematographer, would say, 'Outta light, guys' - and that was it."
Author: Joel Schumacher
17. "Back in Chicago, all we cared about was rock 'n' roll and staying out of the army."
Author: John Belushi
18. "I wanted to be a lead singer in a band. I can't sing. I'm almost tone deaf. I still play. Next life, rock'n'roll for sure."
Author: Jorja Fox
19. "I like to rock and roll, but I'm a mushy guy, too. I want to be the guy that all the girls love and all the guys want to hang out with."
Author: Kenny Chesney
20. "I came over here and worked for rock magazines, and I worked for Rolling Stone, which has a very high standard of journalism, a very good research department."
Author: Kurt Loder
21. "Rock and roll doesn't necessarily mean a band. It doesn't mean a singer, and it doesn't mean a lyric, really. It's that question of trying to be immortal."
Author: Malcolm McLaren
22. "If I imagine my soul, as I do when I pray, it's shaped like Stapafel. No change of place or religion can alter that. I lived beneath Stapafel from the hour I was born until I was sixteen. I've never seen it since, but that doesn't matter. My soul is in the likeness of a jagged peak with a rock like a man standing on its summit, and snags of rock shaped like trolls along its spine. Screes defend it, although it's not quite inaccessible if you know the way up."
Author: Margaret Elphinstone
23. "This was the plan: we would take a holy and sacred picture of the King of Rock ‘n' Roll, Elvis Presley, to the very summit of the earth; once there, we would place it with sincere reverence amongst the chimerical shimmering palaces of ice and snow and then (accompanied by some weird Zen magic) we would light joss sticks, dance about making screechy kung-fu noises, get off our faces, and that would be it: Planet Earth saved. Simple."
Author: Mark Manning
24. "This isn't meant to make me sound interesting and rock 'n' roll, but I wouldn't want to live with me a lot of the time."
Author: Martin Freeman
25. "Rock n' Roll came from the slaves singing gospel in the fields. Their lives were hell and they used music to lift out of it, to take them away. That's what rock n' roll should do - take you to a better place."
Author: Meat Loaf
26. "Bruce has always been so nice to me, which is crazy, because he's one of my heroes. I'll never forget being at a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony the year Bruce and Paul McCartney were inducted. We were at the bar, and Bruce was talking to Paul, and he turned to me and said, 'I can't believe I'm talking to Paul McCartney!' I thought, 'I can't believe I'm talking to Bruce Springsteen, who's talking to Paul McCartney!"
Author: Melissa Etheridge
27. "Rock and roll is here to stay."
Author: Neil Young
28. "I'm an old rock and roll buff. I love Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty."
Author: Nick Carter
29. "We put all these things together into a tangible product that is The Rock N' Roll Mystery Tour."
Author: Nina Blackwood
30. "It would be fair to say that the coppers in Amersham jail didn't take much of a shine to me. My little dance, my little ego, it didn't do me any favours in there. I wasn't the bat-biting, Alamo-pissing, ‘Crazy Train'-singing rock'n'roll hero. All that celebrity shit counts for nothing with the Thames Valley Police."
Author: Ozzy Osbourne
31. "We imagined ourselves as the Sons of Liberty with a mission to preserve, protect, and project the revolutionary spirit of rock and roll. We feared that the music which had given us sustenance was in danger of spiritual starvation. We feared it losing its sense of purpose, we feared it falling into fattened hands, we feared it floundering in a mire of spectacle, finance, and vapid technical complexity."
Author: Patti Smith
32. "I believe that we, that this planet, hasn't seen its Golden Age. Everybody says its finished ... art's finished, rock and roll is dead, God is dead. Fuck that! This is my chance in the world. I didn't live back there in Mesopotamia, I wasn't there in the Garden of Eden, I wasn't there with Emperor Han, I'm right here right now and I want now to be the Golden Age ...if only each generation would realise that the time for greatness is right now when they're alive ... the time to flower is now."
Author: Patti Smith
33. "The whole idea of rock and roll lifestyle is a cartoon. It's a caricature. And at times, it's made up of people emulating others; a few who actually live that lifestyle and many who claim to live that lifestyle."
Author: Paul Stanley
34. "It's absurd for anybody to look around and hear the acts and artists who cite us as an inspiration, and then tell me that we're not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."
Author: Paul Stanley
35. "A rock'n'roll band needs to be able to get under people's skin. You should be able to clear the room at the drop of a hat."
Author: Paul Westerberg
36. "….For instance, I hated Pearl Jam at the time. I thought they were pompous blowhards. Now, whenever a Pearl Jam song comes on the car radio, I find myself pounding my fist on the dashboard, screaming, "Pearl JAM! Pearl JAM! Now this is rock and roll! Jeremy's SPO-ken! But he's still al-LIIIIIVE!"
Author: Rob Sheffield
37. "Music, Rock and Roll music especially, is such a generational thing. Each generation must have their own music, I had my own in my generation, you have yours, everyone I know has their own generation."
Author: Ronnie James Dio
38. "I remember Mitch Miller saying every week, This rock and roll stuff will never last. But one doesn't like to bring that up to Mitch."
Author: Rosemary Clooney
39. "Kas buvo pirmos minties autorius, niekas nežino ir nesužinos. Juk negalejo nulipusi nuo medžio beždžione imti ir leptelti kokio nors žodžio. Isivaizduokite beždžione, kuri išsidrebia iš medžio ir sako fiat lux! Arba — I love rock'n'roll! Košmaras!"
Author: Sigitas Parulskis
40. "And, as soon as I could put together the, you know, three or four notes that made up, like, sort of a rock and roll lick, you know, like a Chuck Berry kind of thing, I was off and running. Just completely taken over."
Author: Slash
41. "It's only rock and roll, my god! It's not rocket science."
Author: Steven Adler
42. "One thing about Texas people, they're very passionate about their Rock N' Roll, and I love it."
Author: Steven Adler
43. "Trolls have 5,400 words for rocks and one for vegetation. Oograah means everything from moss to giant redwoods. The way trolls see it, if you can't eat it, it's not worth naming it."
Author: Terry Pratchett
44. "Easy. They just let us forget. Give us too much to process, fill up every minute, keep us distracted, it's what the Tube is for, and though it kills me to say it, it's what rock and roll is becoming - just another way to claim our attention, so that beautiful certainty we had starts to fade, and after a while they have us convinced all over again that we really are going to die. And they've got us again."
Author: Thomas Pynchon
45. "The music defied classification. If I had been writing areview of the show, I would have labeled it progressive,guitar-driven rock 'n' roll. But the guitars made sounds guitarsdidn't always make. Symphonic sounds. Sacred sounds.The music dug in so deep you didn't hear it so much as feelit, reminding me of a dream I used to have when I was a kid,where I would be standing on a street corner, I would jumpinto the air, flap my arms, and soar up into the sky.That's the only way I could describe the music.It was the sonic equivalent of flight."
Author: Tiffanie DeBartolo
46. "In 1952, Muddy cut the song 'Rollin' Stone.' It was a nationwide success, and the song echoes down through rock n' roll history. Bob Dylan cut a tribute by the same name, an English band decided to call themselves the Rolling Stones, and the magazine that first embraced music as a serious cultural phenomenon was itself called 'Rolling Stone.'"
Author: Tim Cahill
47. "Rock and Roll has certainly tried to take its toll on me. I'd rather not talk about my past excesses here, although some hardcore rockers might argue that those excesses were responsible for some great records, but I know which side I came out on."
Author: Tony Visconti
48. "Now, I don't know how they judge all that, but if anybody in the world deserves to be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Ritchie Valens does."
Author: Waylon Jennings
49. "From 1958 to 1964, that's real rock n' roll. Then the Beatles hit and everyone sounded like them."
Author: Wolfman Jack
50. "Because the blues is the basis of most American music in the 20th century. It's a 12-bar form that's played by jazz, bluegrass and country musicians. It has a rhythmic vocabulary that's been used by rock n' roll. It's related to spirituals, and even the American fiddle tradition."
Author: Wynton Marsalis

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