Zitat des Tages von Keith Richards:
You get onstage and make other people feel happy. Make them feel good.
I only get ill when I give up drugs.
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.
It's an addiction... and addiction is something I should know something about.
I've always been suspicious of TV, I've always found music and video to be an unhappy marriage.
And it was a very, very fruitful and great relationship between the Stones and The Beatles. It was very, very friendly.
To make a rock'n'roll record, technology is the least important thing.
I have no idea what the audience makes of me.
If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use both feet.
The only things Mick and I disagree about is the band, the music and what we do.
Hey, we just enjoy it. I think we think we're getting the hang of this thing, you know?
It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere.
The Stones in a club is still the ultimate rush.
To me, my biggest fear is getting a big head, and that is when I get the hammer. Because it's very easy in this game to believe you're something special.
Everyone talks about rock these days; the problem is they forget about the roll.
Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards.
Let me be clear about this. I don't have a drug problem. I have a police problem.
Yes, I've been trepanned. That's quite an interesting experience, especially for my brain surgeon, who saw my thoughts flying around in my brain.
I never thought I was wasted, but I probably was.
I look for ambiguity when I'm writing because life is ambiguous.
It's good to be anywhere.
There's no substitute for live work to keep a band together.
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.
You've got the sun, you've got the moon, and you've got the Rolling Stones.
The Beatles were basically a vocal band.
I mean some doctor told me I had six months to live and I went to their funeral.
You know, the BBC had not been particularly generous in its deliverance of blues and esoteric kinds of music.
When you're supported by millions all over the world, you can either go nuts, or try to feed off the goodwill.
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.
I've never had my hair cut by anybody, I do it all myself.