Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 - August 16, 1977) was an American singer, musician, and actor. One of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "The King of Rock and Roll", or simply, "The King". Presley is one of the most celebrated musicians of 20th century. Commercially successful in many genres, including pop, blues and gospel, he is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music. He was nominated for 14 Grammys and won three, receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36. He has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)
Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.
Don't let your head get too big, it'll break your neck.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes
I believe the key to happiness is: someone to love, something to do, and something to look forward to.
I don't feel I'll live a long life. That's why I have to get what I can from every day.
I don't know anything about music. In my line, you don't have to.
I have no use for bodyguards, but I have a very special use for two highly trained certified public accountants.
I was training to be an electrician. I suppose I got wired the wrong way round somewhere along the line.
I'd never do anything vulgar before an audience. My mother wouldn't permit it.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside.
My voice is ordinary. If I stand still while I'm singing, I might as well go back to driving a truck.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it you have it all over.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time.
Talent is being able to sell what you're feeling.
The image is one thing and the human being is another. It's very hard to live up to an image.
The Lord can give, and the Lord can take away. I might be herding sheep next year.
The only thing worse than watchin' a bad movie is bein' in one.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
Those movies sure got me into a rut.
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.
When things go wrong, don't go with them.
When you're a celebrity, people treat you nicer. The bad part is, they also tell you what they think you want to hear, which ain't always the truth.
You only pass through this life once; you don't come back for an encore.
Elvis Presley is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century.
He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it's a
whole new social revolution- the 60s comes from it.
We're the Axis of Elvis.
America is Elvis Presley- the most beautiful, talented, rebellious
nation in the history of Earth. And now, you're in your Vegas years.
You've squeezed yourself into a white jumpsuit, you're wheezing your way
through 'Love Me Tender' and you might be about to pass away bloated on
the toilet. But you're still the King.
He was a unique artist… an original in an area of imitators.
A lot of people have accused Elvis of stealing the black man's music,
when in fact almost every black solo entertainer copied his stage
mannerisms from Elvis.
On a scale of one to ten, I would rate him eleven.
-Sammy Davis, Jr.
Before Elvis, there was nothing.