87+ Best Rolling Stones Quotes: Exclusive Selection

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. As a diverging act to the popular pop rock of the early 1960s, the Rolling Stones pioneered the gritty, heavier-driven sound that came to define hard rock. Profoundly inspirational Rolling Stones quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous Rolling Stones Quotes

Supposed to fire my imagination. The Rolling Stones

Lose your dream, you lose your mind. The Rolling Stones

I can’t get no girl reaction. The Rolling Stones

You can’t always get what you want, but if you try, sometimes, you might find you get what you need. The Rolling Stones

It’s all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back. Mick Jagger

The sunlight bores the daylights out of me. Rolling Stones

The past is a great place and I don’t want to erase it or to regret it, but I don’t want to be its prisoner either. Mick Jagger

I see a red door and i want it painted black. The Rolling Stones

People think they know you. They know the things about you that you have forgotten. Mick Jagger

I know it’s only Rock Roll, but I like it. The Rolling Stones

A good thing never ends. Mick Jagger

All dancing is a replacement for sex. Mick Jagger

I have never wanted to give up performing on stage, but one day the tours will be over. Mick Jagger

As long as my face is on page one, I don’t care what they say about me on page seventeen. Mick Jagger

People have this obsession. They want you to be like you were in 1969. They want you to because otherwise, their youth goes with you. It’s very selfish, but it’s understandable. Mick Jagger

Do you have to be black or white to play the blues? Keith Richards

I’ve never had a problem with drugs. I’ve had problems with the police. Keith Richards

Don’t take life too seriously and always remember: it is just a passing fad. Mick Jagger

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

Faith has been broken, tears must be cried Let’s do some living after we die. The Rolling Stones

You have the sun, you have the moon, you have the air that you breathe  and you have the Rolling Stones! Keith Richards

Give me a guitar, give me a piano, give me a broom and string; I wouldn’t get bored anywhere. Keith Richards

It’s great to be here. It’s great to be anywhere. Keith Richards

I believe we should encourage children to sing and play instruments from an early age. Mick Jagger

If you’re going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use both feet. Keith Richards

I hate leaving home. I love what I do, but I’d love to go home every night. Charlie Watts

It’s an addiction and addiction is something I should know something about. Keith Richards

I see a red door and I want it painted black. The Rolling Stones

Good music comes out of people playing together, knowing what they want to do and going for it. You have to sweat over it and bug it to death. You can’t do it by pushing buttons and watching a TV screen. Keith Richards

I’d rather be dead than singing ‘Satisfaction’ when I’m 45. Mick Jagger

This is The Rock n roll life, and you had to invent it as you went along. There was no textbook to say how you operate this machinery. Keith Richards

You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need. Mick Jagger

Songwriting’s a weird game. I never intended to become one  I fell into this by mistake, and I can’t get out of it. It fascinates me. I like to point out the rawer points of life. Keith Richards

The Rolling Stones are truly the greatest rock and roll band in the world and always will be. The last too. Everything that came after them, metal, rap, punk, new wave, pop-rock, you name it you can trace it all back to the Rolling Stones. They were the first and the last and no one’s ever done it better. Bob Dylan

It doesn’t really change, actually. I think The Rolling Stones have gotten a lot better. An awful lot better, I think. A lot of people don’t, but I think they have, and to me that’s gratifying. It’s worth it. Charlie Watts

A rolling stone gathers no moss, but it gains a certain polish. Oliver Herford

Usually I can hear the pianos, the saxophone, and usually I can hear Ronnie. But I really need to listen to Keith and Mick. The rest of the band is sort of an embellishment to that. Charlie Watts

When I was a kid and my parents started talking about politics, I’d run to my room and put on the Rolling Stones as loud as I could. So when I see all these rock stars up there talking politics, it makes me sick. If you’re listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you’re a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we’re morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal. Alice Cooper

We always work at least a month to six weeks before we go on the road, usually for something like eight to 12 hours a night. It took six weeks to do it this time. We just play virtually everything we know. Charlie Watts

There is something I like about talking to journalists that really goes beyond promotion because you aren’t just talking to the journalist, but you are talking through them to people who presumably are fans of the Rolling Stones. The interviews give you a chance to say a few things and maybe clear up some of the things people read about the band. Mick Jagger

I never had lessons. Used to try to play to records, which I hated doing. Still can’t play to them. Charlie Watts

Every time you read something about Rolling Stones it always mentions their age and how long can they go on? I think there are certain genres of music where people are allowed to go on, but there is something about rock and roll, I guess because it originally started out to be a teenage rebellion. Kate Pierson

It’s been years and years and years I’ve been playing the drums, and they’re still a challenge. I still enjoy using drumsticks and a snare drum. Charlie Watts

I got to play on a couple of records with the Rolling Stones, and that was really special to me. Benmont Tench

People say I play real loud. I don’t, actually. I’m recorded loud and a lot of that is because we have good engineers. Mick knows what a good drum sound is as well, so that’s part of the illusion, really. I can’t play loud. Charlie Watts

I guess I haven’t talked to Bob Dylan since before then interview to Rolling Stones. I follow his career. Nat Hentoff

You have the sun, you have the moon, you have the air that you breathe and you have the Rolling Stones!Keith Richards

Bob Dylan was really mad with my wife. I had asked by Rolling Stone the only assignment I ever had for them to do a story on the Rolling Thunder Review, which was Bob Dylan, Alan Ginsberg, Joan Baez and a host of stars. My wife, some weeks before, had written in The New York Times that The Kid wasn’t The Kid anymore and he wasn’t all that winning anymore. Nat Hentoff

The great music for so many artists the Beatles, the Rolling Stones  was always at the moment when they were closest to pop. It would be easy for U2 to go off and have a concept album, but I want us to stay in the pop fray. Bono

I was the first records editor at Rolling Stone, and there were no rules. There was nothing to fall back on as to how do you write about this kind of music, so people were trying absolutely everything with a great sense of freedom and experimentation and success and failure, and a feeling of, My God, people are actually paying attention to this. Let’s pretend they aren’t because we don’t want to be intimidated by what somebody might think of what we’re saying. Greil Marcus

It’s like this these five members have been influenced of course by other groups, because that’s where this generation’s groups came from an environment like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, and The Who. People like that. Alice Cooper

One day, I remember it was in television. I was a fan of the Rolling Stones. One of the members, the guitarist, had died from an overdose of drugs. I cried tears my model had died. After this, an exciting new group, the Radha Krishna Temple, came on and sang the Hare Krishna mantra. I immediately felt deep solace. Sacinandana Swami

I’m not into that Keith Richard trip of having all those guitars in different tunings. I never liked the Rolling Stones much anyway. Ritchie Blackmore

If you’re an American kid, you can’t help but be influenced by Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and the Rolling Stones because they’re always on the radio. Chris Cornell

There are some Rolling Stones songs that are just stunners. John Lydon

The 60s in London obviously brought about the explosion of music, the Beatles especially, and then the Rolling Stones and other forms of music, and then fashion and photography and films kitchen sink dramas we called them at that time, which was our nouvelle vague in Britain, films that talk about real life. Charlotte Rampling

I am really into 70s music, like The Rolling Stones, The Doors and what not.  Danny Masterson

They got love bigger than the Beatles, wild and free like the Rolling Stones. Joe Diffie

The Rolling Stones set the bar to where I look to as a band. But I don’t envision myself touring in the way they do. My knees won’t hold out. Jon Bon Jovi

Both the Beatles and The Rolling Stones broke on the music scene the summer I was in England. I can vividly remember hearing She Loves You in August 1963. Gordon Lightfoot

If you look in my CD case, you’ll see it’s Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, now I can’t think of anyone else, but all that stuff. Michael Angarano

I wanted to be in Rolling Stone number two with a tomorrow feel to it, like an experimental Rolling Stones with Jagger singing. Jeff Beck

If you ask me who the members of the Rolling Stones or Led Zep or the Clash were, I’d be able to tell you every member. But I couldn’t name a single member of Arctic Monkeys. Dave Gahan

Rolling Stone hates me. They must have an editorial policy to do me in for many years. Joni Mitchell

I know Mick Jagger wouldn’t tour without Keith Richards and call it the Rolling Stones. Richie Sambora

Humility means accepting reality with no attempt to outsmart it. David Richo A rolling stone can gather no moss. Publilius Syrus

Were the Rolling Stones good looking? Well, Jagger was, but the rest of the dudes? Maybe not so much. Ashton Irwin

I always say that I am very proud of the work that I did with the Rolling Stones and that I am also proud of what I have done with the Rhythm Kings. Bill Wyman

When I’m 80 and sitting in a rocking chair listening to the Rolling Stones, there is absolutely no way I’m going to feel old or forget my younger days. Patty Duke

You can really bring so much more to rock’n’roll. Rock’n’roll is the most accepting, is the most fertile ground for creating hybrid forms of music and hybrid forms of show, if you draw from many, many different wells. It’s just unfortunate so many rock’n’roll stars only bother to learn how to play like Led Zeppelin and or the Rolling Stones and that’s what you get, disc after disc and show after show. David Lee Roth

We say, Wow, look at Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones. Their clothes were always so cool. Maybe not Mick Jagger when he wore Spandex in the 80s. Charlotte Caffey

Sometimes I love the marriage of art and commerce; I love Donna Summer; I like the Rolling Stones. Moby

It happens in this business The Rolling Stones were ripped off, so were the Beatles. George Harrison hardly had anything left in the end. Leo Sayer

There is no creative expression of artistic value that has ever been produced by ex drunkards and ex drug addicts. Who the hell would bother with a Rolling Stones without booze or with a Jimi Hendrix without heroin? Lars von Trier

The Rolling Stones seemed very loose and wild, but when you read about them, you realize that everything they did is very deliberate. Daniel Humm

I’ve made a contribution to my time and my generation through being myself, not through what I shared with the Rolling Stones. It’s very bad for me and very dangerous to see myself as someone who had an influence on this song or that song. It immediately puts me in the position where my worth is dependent on how much of my soul I shared with Mick Jagger, and it’s just not valid. You can use the gossip you’ve heard. You’re not getting it from me. Marianne Faithfull

We idolized the Beatles, except for those of us who idolized the Rolling Stones, who in those days still had many of their original teeth. Dave Barry

I can put a hip hop beat to reggae. That is, I can have real reggae in the drums and in the rhythm, and on top of it I can put The Rolling Stones’ feeling, anyone’s feeling on top. Nobody has ever done this before, man. Ike Turner

On my 50th birthday the Rolling Stones played at my party at Grosvenor House. That’s not bad for a kid from Tooting. Jimmy White

I wanted a real band. I wanted the Rolling Stones, the Beatles. Christopher Owens

When I think of Mick Jagger still singing that he can’t get any satisfaction in over forty years of being in the Rolling Stones, I have to conclude that he’s either lying or not all that bright. Henry Rollins

The rolling stone never gathereth mosse. John Heywood

Mick Jagger has been an idol of mine since I was 10 years old. Through his music, he has taught me so much about rock n roll, but also about the blues and about the experience of live music, going to several Rolling Stones shows, growing up. Olivia Wilde

I would make a comic for Rolling Stone every two weeks, because they’re biweekly. And then I would make weekly comics for my weekly papers. It was on two parallel tracks. And then they all got collected in a book. David Rees

I achieved everything I wanted to achieve by being in the Rolling Stones and making records. Keith Richards