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By Anonym 13 Sep

Mick Jagger

Iraq has lost 5 percent of its population, a number that in the U.S. would equal 14 million people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mick Jagger

I remember when I was very young, I read an article by Fats Domino which has really influenced me. He said, 'You should never sing the lyrics out very clearly.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mick Jagger

When we heard we were topping the bill over James Brown we couldn't believe it. We tried for two days to get it changed round - I mean you can't follow an act like that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mick Jagger

Something that you can't play in your kitchen is rap. It is done in your neighbour's kitchen.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mick Jagger

Have I turned into a motorized preacher? We spend so much time in cars that if you don't try to get some experiences out of it, you can go crazy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mick Jagger

I don't like being completely isolated. I need the energy from other people.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mick Jagger

Patriotism is an instant reaction that fades away when the war starts.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mick Jagger

Polarization affects families and groups of friends. Its a paralyzing situation. A civil war of opinion.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mick Jagger

I always think it's better to be not taking drugs or drinking or anything. That's not saying I've never done it because I have. But I sort of learned I think after a while there has been - it didn't take me that long to realize that it wasn't a good thing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mick Jagger

I am pleased the Ministry of Culture is protecting the morals of expatriate bankers and their girlfriends.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mick Jagger

I am conservative with a small 'c.' It's possible to be conservative in fiscal policy, and tolerant on moral issues or questions of freedom of expression.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mick Jagger

Of course, I do occasionally arouse primeval instincts, but I mean, most men can do that. They can't do it to so many. I just happen to be able to do it to several thousand people. It's fun to do that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mick Jagger

People love talking about when they were young and heard Honky Tonk Women for the first time. It's quite a heavy load to carry on your shoulders, the memories of so many people.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mick Jagger

That's one of the good things about a lot of the young British bands, they are mixing all styles of music. I think that's very good because that's very now.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mick Jagger

Rock & roll mostly is a very butch thing, and it appeals to one hard side of the masculine character. But I don't think the Rolling Stones are only a rock band. They can be other things. They can be very feminine.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mick Jagger

The terrible attack in Manhattan has given place to a burst of patriotism in the United States.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mick Jagger

Right now I can't be sure that I will be back on stage. We have been touring for two years and that is way too much.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mick Jagger

You start out playing rock 'n' roll so you can have sex and do drugs, but you end up doing drugs so you can still play rock 'n' roll and have sex.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mick Jagger

I took a certain pride in knowing I'd helped ruin his life enough to give him something substantial to write about.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mick Jagger

In England you're skewered on the altar of pop culture if you become pretentious.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mick Jagger

Music should elevate you. You can be raised, or left stranded. You can't be raised all the time, in my experience. This might be a rare moment. You might just go up to that level but that's always good.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mick Jagger

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mick Jagger

I don't think that being in a full-time relationship is necessarily for everybody all of the time. It's not necessarily some state of grace.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mick Jagger

I came into music just because I wanted the bread. It's true. I looked around and this seemed like the only way I was going to get the kind of bread I wanted.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mick Jagger

I love country music, but I find it very hard to take it seriously. I also think a lot of country music is sung with the tongue in cheek, so I do it tongue in cheek.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mick Jagger

I must be careful not to get trapped in the past. That's why I tend to forget my songs.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mick Jagger

My father was furious with me, absolutely furious. I'm sure he wouldn't have been so mad if I'd have volunteered to join the army. Anything but this. He couldn't believe it. I agree with him: It wasn't a viable career opportunity.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Mick Jagger

The only performance that makes it, that makes it all the way is the one that achieves madness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mick Jagger

I love America, but I can't spend the whole year here. I can't afford the taxes.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mick Jagger

I don't really like using guns too much, you know, even for sport.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mick Jagger

I am not a librarian of my own work. It's a good thing not to be too involved with what you have done.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mick Jagger

I was having a bit of trouble. I wasn't in a good relationship. Or I was in too many bad relationships. I had so many girlfriends at that point. None of them seemed to care they weren't pleasing me very much. I was obviously in with the wrong group.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mick Jagger

I don't like drugs. I think cocaine is a very bad, habit-forming bore. It's about the most boring drug ever invented.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mick Jagger

Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mick Jagger

Lets drink to the hard working people Lets drink to the salt of the earth

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mick Jagger

The grown-up world was a very ordered society in the early '60s, and I was coming out of it. America was even more ordered than anywhere else. I found it was a very restrictive society in thought and behavior and dress.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mick Jagger

It's nice to collect stamps, but if it becomes obsessive, and you start stealing for your stamps, it becomes too much.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mick Jagger

Samba rhythm is a great one to sing on, but it's also got some other suggestions in it, an undercurrent of being primitive - because it is a primitive African, South American, Afro-whatever-you-call-that rhythm. So to white people, it has a very sinister thing about it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mick Jagger

One song isn't going to ever change things, but I suppose it's the accumulation of music generally [that is]. If you can imagine a world that has no music in it, it would be a very different world, so music does change the world by virtue of all the music in it. Cumulative music of every kind, from banging a drum to playing a flute or recording symphonies, or singing 'War, what is it good for?' All those things change the whole way we live.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mick Jagger

I'm interested in feedback and learning what people want. It's a tricky thing for me when I do a set list. You get bored doing the same songs. Let's say we do one ballad in two hours, and it's "Wild Horses." If you say, I'm tired of that, let's try something less well known, and then you're out there stumbling through this song you just relearned at sound check, and you realize people probably want "Wild Horses" instead of this. You do need to do some songs that aren't so well known. The question is how many? I'm open to people posting their requests.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mick Jagger

In England they always try out new mobile phones in Isle of Man. They've got a captive society. So I said, you should try the legalization of all drugs on the Isle of Man and see what happens.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mick Jagger

I wasn't understanding enough about drug addition. No one seemed to know much about drug addiction. Things like LSD were all new. No one knew the harm. People thought cocaine was good for you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mick Jagger

People also like partnerships because they can identify with the drama of two people in partnership. They can feed off a partnership, and that keeps people entertained. Besides, if you have a successful partnership, it's self-sustaining.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mick Jagger

I didn't want to make teenage comedies, and I didn't want to make really trashy films. I wanted to make films that were a bit challenging.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mick Jagger

Rock 'n' roll and playing live is very addictive. But you have to really be careful, because you don't want to do it all the time. It's like when you are young and you think if you are not having sex you're wasting your time. But as you get older you realise everything has its place. It's the same thing with performing.... Performing is a great thing to do but you don't want to have to be doing it every night.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mick Jagger

It's heartening to return to live music, heartening for people like me in a band. It's a very traditional thing to return to. It re-validates the original form that we fell in love with.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mick Jagger

Quite often when I record a song, writing it and making a demo is the big thing and, after that, I think, how do I actually translate this into real life? A lot of the time I think I can't be bothered.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mick Jagger

I don't really count myself as a very sophisticated businessperson. I'm a creative artist. All I know from business I've picked up along the way.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mick Jagger

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mick Jagger

I don't want to be singing Satisfaction when I'm 40.