Elvis Presley Quotes (124 quotes)
“The image is one thing and the human being is another...it's very hard to live up to an image.”
Press conference (June 1972),also quoted in Elvis Culture : Fans, Faith, & Image (1999) by Erika Lee Doss, p. 218
“Man, I was tame compared to what they do now. Are you kidding? I didn't do anything but just jiggle.”
Press conference (June 1972) as quoted in Elvis — Word for Word : What He Said, Exactly As He Said It (1999), by Jerry Osborne, p. 208
“A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It's my favorite part of the business — live concerts.”
Press conference (5 September 1972), also quoted in Paranoia & Power : Fear & Fame of Entertainment Icons (2007) by Gene N Landrum, p. 60
Love Me Tender (1956). Cowritten with Vera Matson.
To a reporter. As quoted in: "Elvis Presley" (Chelsea House, 1994) by Tony Gentry, p. 71
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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.