Meaningful Quotes about Elvis
Before Elvis, there was nothing.
This boy had everything. He had the looks, the moves, the manager, and the talent. And he didnít look like Mr. Ed like a lot of the rest of us did. In the way he looked, way he talked, way he acted - he really was different.
He was the firstest with the mostest.
He was ahead of his time because he had such deep feelings. He had the privilege of deep feelings because he was deeply loved by his mother, Gladys. He was able to appreciate profound beauty in sounds. And he started a musical revolution. They say all revolutions start from love.
Itís rare when an artistís talent can touch an entire generation of people. Itís even rarer when that same influence affects several generations. Elvis made an imprint on the world of pop music unequaled by any other single performer.
"He had total love in his eyes when he performed. He was the total androgenous beauty. I would practice Elvis in front of the mirror when I was twelve or thirteen years old."
"The first concert I attended was an Elvis concert when I was eleven. Even at that age he made me realize the tremendous effect a performer could have on an audience."
It isnít enough to say that Elvis is kind to his parents, sends money home, and is the same unspoiled kid he was before all the commotion began. That still isnít a free ticket to behave like a sex maniac in public.
A Presley picture is the only sure thing in Hollywood.
There is something magical about watching a man who has lost himself find his way back home...He sang with the kind of power people no longer expect from rock Ďní roll singers.
There are several unbelievable things about Elvis, but the most incredible is his staying power in a world where meteoric careers fade like shooting stars.
A lot of people have accused Elvis of stealing the black manís music, when in fact, almost every black solo entertainer copied his stage mannerisms from Elvis.
You have no idea how great he is, really you donít. You have no comprehension - itís absolutely impossible. I canít tell you why heís so great, but he is. Heís sensational.
Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, itís a whole new social revolution - the 60ís comes from it.
"There have been many accolades uttered about Elvis' talent and performances through the years, all of which I agree with wholeheartedly. I shall miss him dearly as a friend. He was a warm, considerate and generous man.
Elvis had an influence on everybody with his musical approach. He broke the ice for all of us.
He was an instinctive actor...He was quite bright...he was very intelligent...He was not a punk. He was very elegant, sedate, and refined, and sophisticated.
There have been a lotta tough guys. There have been pretenders. And there have been contenders. But there is only one king.
Elvis was the king. No doubt about it. People like myself, Mick Jagger and all the others only followed in his footsteps.
He was a unique artist - an original in an area of imitators.