Elvis Presley’s Best Quotes

Elvis Presley in concert

Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, left behind a legacy filled with incredible music and some memorable quotes that still resonate today. His words offer a glimpse into the mind of a music legend. and the era he helped define. Below you’ll find 50 of his best quotes.

  1. “Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.” — Elvis Presley
  2. “Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.” — Elvis Presley
  3. “When things go wrong, don’t go with them.” — Elvis Presley
  4. “Values are like fingerprints. Nobody’s are the same, but you leave ’em all over everything you do.” — Elvis Presley
  5. “It’s not how much you have that makes people look up to you. It’s who you are.” — Elvis Presley
  6. “Do something worth remembering.” — Elvis Presley
  7. “Rhythm is something you either have or don’t have, but when you have it, you have it all over.” — Elvis Presley
  8. “The image is one thing and the human being is another. It’s very hard to live up to an image.” — Elvis Presley
  9. “It’s human nature to gripe, but I’m going ahead and doing the best I can.” — Elvis Presley
  10. “I never expected to be anybody important.” — Elvis Presley
  11. “I’m not trying to be sexy. It’s just my way of expressing myself when I move around.” — Elvis Presley
  12. “I just know that there are a lot of people out there who are desperate for something different.” — Elvis Presley
  13. “I was training to be an electrician. I suppose I got wired the wrong way round somewhere along the line.” — Elvis Presley
  14. “Take care of the fans and they will sure as hell take care of you.” — Elvis Presley
  15. “The Lord can give, and the Lord can take away. I might be herding sheep next year.” — Elvis Presley
  16. “I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to.” — Elvis Presley
  17. “I get more joy out of singing than anything else, and I love it.” — Elvis Presley
  18. “Every time I think that I’m getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens.” — Elvis Presley
  19. “I am just a simple country boy at heart.” — Elvis Presley
  20. “I’ve left my mark, and I hope it makes a difference.” — Elvis Presley
  21. “I always felt that someday, somehow, something would happen to change everything for me, and I’d daydream about how it would be.” — Elvis Presley
  22. “I ain’t no saint, but I’ve tried never to do anything that would hurt my family or offend God.” — Elvis Presley
  23. “I believe in the Bible. I believe that all good things come from God.” — Elvis Presley
  24. “I don’t do any vulgar movements.” — Elvis Presley
  25. “I’m so nervous. I’ve always been nervous, ever since I was a kid.” — Elvis Presley
  26. “People think you’re crazy if you talk about things they don’t understand.” — Elvis Presley
  27. “There is a season for everything, patience will reward you and reveal all answers to your questions.” — Elvis Presley
  28. “Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside.” — Elvis Presley
  29. “More than anything else, I want the folks back at home to think right of me.” — Elvis Presley
  30. “I’ll never feel comfortable taking a strong drink, and I’ll never feel easy smoking a cigarette. I just don’t think those things are right for me.” — Elvis Presley
  31. “I never said I was the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. I said simply that I’m the best.” — Elvis Presley
  32. “When I first saw you with your smile so tender, my heart was captured, my soul surrendered.” — Elvis Presley
  33. “I just want to be treated like a regular customer.” — Elvis Presley
  34. “I’ll stay in Memphis.” — Elvis Presley
  35. “I’ve tried to lead a straight, clean life, not set any kind of a bad example.” — Elvis Presley
  36. “I am trying as hard as I can to give them the best that I can.” — Elvis Presley
  37. “All the stars will tell the story of our love and all its glory.” — Elvis Presley
  38. “I’m strictly for people.” — Elvis Presley
  39. “I was always different. I was always the weird one.” — Elvis Presley
  40. “I was a dreamer. I read comic books and I was the hero of the comic book.” — Elvis Presley
  41. “You have to be in the right place at the right time, but when it happens, you better be ready.” — Elvis Presley
  42. “I don’t know why people hate me. I’ve never hurt anyone.” — Elvis Presley
  43. “It’s always been my dream to come to Madison Square Garden and be the first person to sell it out two nights in a row.” — Elvis Presley
  44. “I knew by heart all the dialogue of James Dean’s films; I could watch Rebel Without a Cause a hundred times over.” — Elvis Presley
  45. I think most people have the illusion that a great many entertainers have a happy life and a great many do.” — Elvis Presley
  46. “I’m not interested in being a movie star. I’m interested in making good movies.” — Elvis Presley
  47. “From the time I was a kid, I always knew something was going to happen to me. Didn’t know exactly what.” — Elvis Presley
  48. “I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to.” — Elvis Presley
  49. “I’m no hillbilly singer.” — Elvis Presley
  50. “I’d like to be known as a good man who was dedicated to music and to his fans.” — Elvis Presley

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