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“I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.”
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“I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist.”
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“So I would choose to be with you,
That's if the choice were mine to make,
But you can make decisions too,
And you can have this heart to break”
Billy Joel
“I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints, the sinners are much more fun.”
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“I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more of a fool not afraid of rejection.”
Billy Joel
“In every heart there is a room,
A sanctuary safe and strong,
To heal the wounds from lovers past,
Until a new one comes along”
Billy Joel
“You can get what you want or you can just get old.”
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“We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it”
Billy Joel
“Everyone is a hypocrite in one sense or another and I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.”
Billy Joel
“you may be right, I may be crazy, but it just might be a lunatic you're looking for”
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“If I ever reach heaven I expect to find three wonders there: first, to meet some I had not thought to see there; second, to miss some I had expected to see there; and third, the greatest wonder of all, to find myself there.”
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“When the going gets tough, the tough get going”
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“Dream on, but don't imagine they'll all come true. When will you realize... Vienna waits for you.”
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“I am, as I've said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.”
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“Only the good die young.”
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“I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.”
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“Slow down you're doing fine
You can't be everything you want to be
Before your time
Although it's so romantic on the borderline tonight
Too bad but it's the life you lead
You're so ahead of yourself
That you forfeit what you need
Though you can see when you're wrong”
Billy Joel
“every time I've held a rose,
It seems I only felt the thorns”
Billy Joel
tags: life, love
“And you know that when the truth is told that you can get what you want or you can just get old.”
Billy Joel
“I believe I've passed the age of consciousness and righteous rage.
I've found that just surviving is a noble fight.
I once believed in causes too; I had my pointless points of view.
And life went on no matter who as wrong or right.”
Billy Joel
“...And you're the only one who knows.”
Billy Joel
tags: music, pop
“You can’t go the distance with too much resistance ”
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“Have you listened to the radio lately? Have you heard the canned, frozen and processed product being dished up to the world as American popular music today?

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“They say that these are not the best of times, but they're the only times I've ever known. And I believe there is a time for meditation in cathedrals of our own. Now I have seen that sad surrender in my lovers eyes...and I can only stand apart and sympathize...for we are only what our situations hand us...it's either sadness or euphoria...”
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“❝Don't take any shit from anybody.❞”
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“If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.”
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“In a way, we are magicians. We are alchemists, sorcerers and wizards. We are a very strange bunch. But there is great fun in being a wizard.”
Billy Joel
“Son, can you play me a memory. I'm not really sure how it goes. It was sad and it was sweet and I knew it complete when I wore a younger man's clothes.”
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“Slow down you're doing fine.
You can't be everything you want to be before your time.
Too bad, but it's the life you lead
You're so ahead of yourself that you forgot what you need.
Though you can see when you're wrong
You know you can't always see when you're right.
You got your passion, you got your pride
But don't you know that only fools are satisfied?
Dream on, but don't imagine they'll all come true.”
Billy Joel
tags: life
“Home can be the Pennsylvania Turnpike
Indiana's early morning dew
High up in the hills of California
Home is just another word for you”
Billy Joel

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