50 Perfect Keith Richards Quotes Ever

“We all have our own personal laboratories. Life is an experiment, and it’s just a matter of getting the alchemical or chemical combination right.” “Keith Richards”


“To me, life is a wild animal. You hope to deal with it when it leaps at you.” “Keith Richards”


“Fame has killed more very talented guys than drugs. Jimi Hendrix didn’t die of an overdose, he died of fame.” “Keith Richards”


“Everybody thinks you reach a certain age and you’re a grownup, but it’s not true. Nobody grows up until the day they croak.
” “Keith Richards”


“True friends. Hardest thing to find, but you never look for them – they found you ; you just grow into each other” “Keith Richards”


“A familiar Gusism was to greet a friend with ‘Hello, don’t be a cunt all your life” “Keith Richards”


“Music is a necessity. After food, air, water and warmth, music is the next necessity of life.” “Keith Richards”


“Memory is fiction” “Keith Richards”


“Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.” “Keith Richards”

“Before Elvis, everything was in black and white. Then came Elvis. Zoom, glorious Technicolor.” “Keith Richards”


“A painter’s got a canvas. The writer’s got reams of empty paper. A musician has silence.” “Keith Richards”


“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.” “Keith Richards”


“I mean, give me a guitar, give me a piano, give me a broom and string, I wouldn’t get bored anywhere.” “Keith Richards”


“True friends. Hardest thing to find, but you never look for them – they found you ; you just grow into each other” “Keith Richards”


“I’m not getting old I’m evolving.” “Keith Richards”

If you’ve gotta think about being cool, you ain’t cool.
” “Keith Richards”


“You don’t start to play your guitar thinking you’re going to be running an organisation that will maybe generate millions.” “Keith Richards”


“It might appear that nothing is happening, but that’s actually when it really happens.” “Keith Richards”


“We age not by holding on to youth, but by letting ourselves grow and embracing whatever youthful parts remain.” “Keith Richards”


“Art is the last thing I’m worried about when I’m writing a song. As far as I’m concerned, art is just short for ‘Arthur.'” “Keith Richards”


“Some things get better with age. Like me.” “Keith Richards”


“Everybody’s got a different way of telling a story – and has different stories to tell.” “Keith Richards”


“When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you.” “Keith Richards”


“It’s called the mysterious rhythm of life, … I can’t quite account for it. It’s probably an addiction, quite honestly. I need that shot of stage every two or three years.” “Keith Richards”


“My life is full of broken halos” “Keith Richards”


“A gut-string classical Spanish guitar, a sweet, lovely little lady. The smell of it. Even now, to open a guitar case, when it’s an old wooden guitar, I could crawl in and close the lid.” “Keith Richards”


“Nobody wants to get old, but nobody wants to die young either.” “Keith Richards”


“You get onstage and make other people feel happy. Make them feel good.” “Keith Richards”


“There’s a certain moment when you realize that you’ve actually just left the planet for a bit and that nobody can touch you. You’re elevated because you’re with a bunch of guys that want to do the same thing as you. And when it works, baby, you’ve got wings. You know you’ve been somewhere most people will never get; you’ve been to a special place.” “Keith Richards”


“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.” “Keith Richards”


“Rock and roll ain’t nothing but jazz with a hard backbeat.” “Keith Richards”
“We age not by holding on to youth, but by letting ourselves grow and embracing whatever youthful parts remain.” “Keith Richards”


“Women are a beautiful complication, and I look forward to far more beauties and far more complications.” “Keith Richards”


“Everything they’d been brought up not to do, they could do at a rock-and-roll show.” “Keith Richards”


“I can sustain the impetus over the long tours we do is by feeding off the energy that we get back from an audience. That’s my fuel. All i’ve got is this burning energy, especially when i’ve got a guitar in my hands” “Keith Richards”


“Rap – so many words, so little said.
” “Keith Richards”


“Everybody starts by imitating their heroes. For me it was Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters.” “Keith Richards”


“To me, the main thing about living on this planet is to know who the hell you are and be real about it. That’s the reason I’m still alive.” “Keith Richards”


“Love has sold more songs than you’ve had hot dinners.” “Keith Richards”


“Great songs write themselves. You’re just being led by the nose, or the ears. The skill is not to interfere with it too much. Ignore intelligence, ignore everything; just follow it where it takes you.” “Keith Richards”


“You see, to me, the art of music is listening to it, not playing it. The real art of it is hearing it.” “Keith Richards”


“That was the biggest fear. I’d rather clean up before I went on the road. It’s bad enough cleaning up by yourself, but the idea of putting the whole tour on the line because I could’n make it was too much; even for me” “Keith Richards”

Music works in mysterious ways. Once it goes in you have no idea what it can do to you.” “Keith Richards”

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