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Elvis Costello

British,  Musician
Total Quotes : 26
Some Been Very

I'd been to Memphis before, but we stayed out of Memphis early on in the late 70s for obvious reasons. People were very sensitive about Elvis Presley, and my stage name obviously would be provocative to some people in that area at that time.

- Elvis Costello

Lucky Lots Been

I've been lucky to listen to lots of different types of music.

- Elvis Costello

Never Delivery Methods

But there are things in Il Sogno that the methods of The Delivery Man could never achieve.

- Elvis Costello

Love Some Part

And I don't feel any form of music is beyond me in the sense of that I don't understand it or I don't have some love for some part of it.

- Elvis Costello

Country Original Some

And obviously, when I started out, I had a little bit more curiosity than some, and went seeking out the original artists, or in some cases searching up country music.

- Elvis Costello

Work Over Last

And over the last ten years, after my work with the Brodsky Quartet, I had the opportunity to write arrangements for chamber group, chamber orchestra, jazz orchestra, symphony orchestra even.

- Elvis Costello

Delivery Very Wider

I know that when I make a record like The Delivery Man as a contrast to even Il Sogno, this is going to reach a wider audience, because it communicates in that very direct way.

- Elvis Costello

Think I Think Some

'Content' is a word that has never sat well with me. Like 'maturity'. They are two words I've never liked. I think they imply some sort of decay. A settling.

- Elvis Costello

Find Very Humming

I find humming is very useful.

- Elvis Costello

Bad Elaborate Our

We're all just animals. That's all we are, and everything else is just an elaborate justification of our instincts. That's where music comes from. And romantic poetry. And bad novels.

- Elvis Costello

Always In The Past Add

I found with this record I had to really be strong-willed, because in the past I've tended to tinker and add a thing or take a thing away, and nearly always been wrong.

- Elvis Costello

Fortune Transporting Wider

Happiness isn't a fortune in a cookie. It's deeper, wider, funnier, and more transporting than that.

- Elvis Costello

Lie Strengths Critics

There are many critics who have an idealised version of where my strengths lie.

- Elvis Costello

Listening Making Admired

Obviously the people that I admired, like the Beatles, were really into rock'n'roll, but it was already a little past rock'n'roll when I started listening and making my own choices about music.

- Elvis Costello

Now Disgusted Amused

I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused.

- Elvis Costello

Vocation Ultimate Irritant

My ultimate vocation in life is to be an irritant.

- Elvis Costello

Think Principle I Think

It's a petty thing, but I wouldn't join the Scouts when I was a kid, 'cause you had to swear allegiance to the queen. I'm just not a royalist. I think it's idiotic, a hereditary principle.

- Elvis Costello

Women Differently Than

Women hear rhythm differently than men.

- Elvis Costello

Powerful Books Songs

Songs are more powerful than books.

- Elvis Costello

Other Some Melodic

Obviously I got known for some other songs early on, and some of those were rock'n'roll songs. Some of them were melodic pop songs. And I've done lots of different things, as you know, but every so often I get drawn back.

- Elvis Costello