Rod Stewart Poster

Quotes (42)

  • Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and just give her a house.
  • [on looking young] The secret is to moisturise the face. I've been doing that since I was 17 years old.
  • [on Brigitte Bardot] She's the only woman I've ever had a sexual fantasy about. With me, looks come first, and she's everything a woman should be. She's blonde and beautiful, she's got the most incredible legs--et cetera, et cetera. And she's French as well.
  • [on his former wife, Rachel Hunter, shortly after their break-up] She was the first woman who left me.
  • [on being awarded the CBE] It's a marvellous occasion. We're the only country in the world to honour the common man.
  • Elvis was the king. No doubt about it. People like myself, Mick Jagger and all the others only followed in his footsteps.
  • [on his move to Los Angeles, California] The British taxation in 1975 was absolutely crippling. I think about 84% of my income was going in income tax. And I wasn't inspired by the music scene in '73, '74, '75 either.
  • I don't believe you should flaunt your wealth like Liberace or something.
  • I don't know anybody that doesn't like being famous and anybody that doesn't like it shouldn't have thought about being famous in the first place. I think it's absolutely marvelous being famous. I love it. I like walking down the street and being recognised. I don't go out of my way to be recognised. I mean I don't go walking down the street in a pink satin suit.
  • I don't think people expect Bruce Springsteen to come out in a pink satin jacket, but Rod Stewart they do. And I like doing it, I don't wear it just because I think I have to. I'm a very flamboyant person.
  • I don't mind buying one round of drinks, but I am bloody well not going to buy another. I don't miss a penny. I get a daily statement about where every penny is going and every investment. I wouldn't say I worry about money, but you never know what's around the corner. I worry more about my children's views on money sometimes. They've grown up privileged and it's an ongoing battle. They know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
  • I've been lucky. I couldn't deal with it if I'd run out of barnet. Imagine me with a Bobby Charlton comb-over.
  • My age group and our age group, the Stones [The Rolling Stones] and Elton [Elton John], it's hard to get on the radio. And it's hard to buy records now 'cos you can't buy 'em anywhere. My audience like to go in and buy records.
  • [on Mick Jagger] I've got utmost respect for Mick and the boys. I love 'em to death. He's a great singer, he's one of the greatest. He's not quite as good as me.
  • I've always looked on myself as one of a band and never sought a solo career.
  • It's always been a spiritual home, but as I don't live there I shouldn't comment on Scottish independence. If it's good for the Scots I'm happy. I hope it's not a lot of kids thinking 'Braveheart (1995)'. I'd hate to see the union broken after all these years. And I don't think it will happen.
  • I'm a romantic and like a one-on-one situation, candlelight and foreplay, all the old-fashioned things.
  • There's never been much rivalry between any of our generation - well, maybe me and Elton [Elton John] but that's friendly.
  • [on Mick Jagger] Mick's a fine blues singer, but technically not as good as me. He's made the best of what he's got, but I don't think he could do standards and he may not want to.
  • Every three years, Model Railroader puts me on their cover, which is better than Rolling Stone.
  • [on Elton John] The second-best rock singer ever.
  • [on Tom Waits] He's one of my favorite all-time songwriters.
  • [on "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?"] It certainly wasn't one of the best songs I've written. It transformed me overnight into a sex symbol I suppose, for want of a better word, and everything that goes with that, and for a long time I believed everything I read about myself in the papers. People, when we do live shows, they love that song, everywhere around the world.
  • I believe I'm a romantic. I can cry at sad films and I like candle-lit dinners. All depends what you describe as being a romantic.
  • [on love songs] I've always written songs like that. I think it comes as the years go on, you mature a little bit and you want to write songs that are more loving songs.
  • I've got a lot of English blood in me, not too much English blood, but I consider myself to be a fairly good lover, I've had no complaints. I've had no compliments either.
  • When Scotland play England, I don't care if it's schoolboys or what it is, it's very serious.
  • [on the World Cup in 1986] If that had been an English goal when Maradona [Diego Armando Maradona] handballed it, everyone would have said it was OK, it's just that it was on the other team, but I've got a feeling that none of the British teams could have won it, maybe it's about time we had a Great Britain team. It's only an idea.
  • [on the World Cup in 1986] We played three, we weren't too good in the last one, but I was real proud of them. I was really proud of the British teams all round, not just Scotland.
  • Being a football fan and playing Wembley, it's not like Wham! - I don't think are real football fans - but it means a hell of a lot to me.
  • [on the suggestion his tax exile status could have delayed his knighthood] Mick [Mick Jagger] doesn't pay taxes here, and Tom [Tom Jones] lives in America. If my time comes, it will. And if it doesn't, I'm not bothered. Are you kidding? I never expected a CBE.
  • People said I went astray with Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? and they're absolutely right. I jumped on a bandwagon, but everyone loves it. It's my novelty song. I try to give the audience what they want, and sod the critics.
  • It's a wonderful, wonderful hobby, I don't know why people laugh at it. Jools Holland is a big model railway man, as is Phil Collins, Neil Young, Frank Sinatra Jr., Roger Daltrey.
  • [on David Bowie] David has always been the darling of rock critics and I haven't. They look at him as an intellectual writer and me, just the opposite. To them, it's always black and white.
  • [2018, responding to Elton John's announced farewell tour] I did actually email Elton and said, "What? again dear?" And I didn't hear anything back. I think he's upset with me. I think she's upset with me...I'm Phyllis. And she's Sharon. And it's been that way for fifty years.
  • I'm not a great lover of Madonna's voice. She's done very well with what she's got, and I'm sure my voice turns her right off, but she's not my favourite singer.
  • Listen, if my career was to end tomorrow, I would have no complaints whatsoever.
  • My big brother still thinks he's a better singer than me.
  • [on his accent] They call me the Cockney Scotsman.
  • The Scottish blood overpowers the English blood.
  • Good luck to Madonna. She's made a bloody fortune with a minimal voice. You can't knock it - any girl who can make that sort of dough has to be admired. But give me Adele any day. And we lost the best one of the lot - Amy Winehouse. What a voice that was.
  • I've never smoked anything in my life, but I've done cocaine. We all know that. The difference is, in the old days, the cocaine was amazing. Today I eat healthily most of the time. All I've had to today is cornflakes, because I've been so busy. But I like fasting. Not the whole day, 'cause I'm gonna have dinner tonight, but it won't be a heavy dinner. But I do like a drink. That is my downfall. I drink three glasses of wine per day, every day. Not big ones, only little tiny ones. But I cannot have a decent meal and have a glass of water. I just can't do it, mate. Trust me: get rid of the beer, and start eating gluten-free bread. F---, it don't half make a difference to that bloated feeling. Are you married? Tell the missus to get gluten-free bread just for you.