Elvis Presley Quotes (124 quotes)
“Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.”
Jacksonville, Florida, in August 1956. As quoted in "Icons of Rock: An Encyclopedia of the Legends who Changed Music Forever, Volume 1" by Scott Schinder and Andy Schwartz, 2008, p. 10 - ISBN: 9780313338465
“Rock and roll music, if you like it and if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.”
September 22, 1958. As reported in: "Elvis - Word for Word: What He Said, Exactly As He Said It" (1999) by Jerry Osborne, p. 99
“Since the beginning, it was just the same. The only difference, the crowds are bigger now.”
As quoted in: Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley (2012) by Peter Guralnick
“The image is one thing and the human being is another. It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.”
Press conference, June 1972. Quoted in "Elvis Culture: Fans, Faith, and Image" by Erika Lee Doss, 1999, p. 218
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Born: January 8, 1935
Died: August 16, 1977 (aged 42)
Occupation: Musician, actor
Bio: Elvis Aaron Presleya was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is commonly known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the King of Rock and Roll or simply the King.