Inspirational Mick Jagger Quotes For Success In Life

Sir Michael Philip Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, actor, and film producer who has gained worldwide fame as the lead singer and one of the founder members of the Rolling Stones. Jagger’s career has spanned over five decades, and he has been described as “one of the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of rock & roll”. His distinctive voice and energetic live performances, along with Keith Richards’ guitar style, have been the trademark of the Rolling Stones throughout the band’s career. Jagger gained press notoriety for his romantic involvements and was often portrayed as a countercultural figure. These Mick Jagger quotes will motivate you in life.

Best Mick Jagger Quotes

  1. “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.” ~ Mick Jagger
  2. “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.” ~ Mick Jagger
  3. “Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.” ~ Mick Jagger
  4. “Don’t take life too seriously and always remember: it is just a passing fad.” ~ Mick Jagger
  5. “People are so brainwashed by the rules that they don’t know what really matters.” ~ Mick Jagger
  6. “A good thing never ends.” ~ Mick Jagger
  7. “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.” ~ Mick Jagger
  8. “Don’t you think it’s sometimes wise not to grow up.” ~ Mick Jagger
  9. “I’d rather be dead than singing “Satisfaction” when I’m forty-five.” ~ Mick Jagger
  10. “There’s no absolutes in life – only vodka.” ~ Mick Jagger

  11. “It’s all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.” ~ Mick Jagger
  12. “I don’t think enjoying life is an exclusive prerogative of young people.” ~ Mick Jagger
  13. “Only a madman or an actor would want to be President of the United States.” ~ Mick Jagger
  14. “As long as my face is on page one, I don’t care what they say about me on page seventeen.” ~ Mick Jagger
  15. “Everyone knows what their roots are, but you’ve got to explore everywhere. You’ve got to explore the sky too.” ~ Mick Jagger
  16. 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.” ~ Mick Jagger
  17. “They’re so boring. They’re so pathetic, all those journalists. Most of them are. Most of those kind that write gossip stuff, and most of it’s gossip. Things are just invented about your personal life and you just have to take that. It’s bullshit. People believe it, though. They just believe everything they read.” ~ Mick Jagger
  18. “You wake up in the morning and you look at your old spoon, and you say to yourself, ‘Mick, it’s time to get yourself a new spoon.’ And you do.” ~ Mick Jagger
  19. “People think they know you. They know the things about you that you have forgotten.” ~ Mick Jagger
  20. “You have to sing every day so you can build up to being, you know, Amazingly Brilliant” ~ Mick Jagger
  21. “It’s Only Rock and Roll.” ~ Mick Jagger

  22. “Too much is never enough.” ~ Mick Jagger
  23. “You can’t be jealous and be a leader.” ~ Mick Jagger
  24. “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.” ~ Mick Jagger
  25. “The only performance that makes it, that really makes it, that makes it all the way, is the one that achieves madness.” ~ Mick Jagger
  26. “I’m not the businessman. I don’t deal with the business at all. Not anymore. Occasionally, every four years or five years, they tell me I’ve run out of money, I have to go and make some more.” ~ Mick Jagger
  27. “Americans shocked me by their behavior and their narrow-mindedness.” ~ Mick Jagger
  28. “No one, but no one, is equal, or ever will be. Elvis was and is supreme.” ~ Mick Jagger
  29. “I don’t want to be my extravert self all the time.” ~ Mick Jagger

  30. “It’s okay to let yourself go, just as long as you let yourself back.” ~ Mick Jagger
  31. “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.” ~ Mick Jagger
  32. “I got nasty habits; I take tea at three.” ~ Mick Jagger
  33. “Life’s just a cocktail party – on the street.” ~ Mick Jagger
  34. “You never really know what’s going to happen. You never know what the audience is going to be like or how they’re going to behave.” ~ Mick Jagger
  35. “Time is on my side, yes it is.” ~ Mick Jagger
  36. “All dancing is a replacement for sex.” ~ Mick Jagger
  37. “Well, don’t we all feel like jumping to the end of the world sometimes?” ~ Mick Jagger
  38. “I think, like most people, my moral values tend to be pretty fuzzy.” ~ Mick Jagger
  39. “I see songwriting as having to do with experience, and the more you’ve experienced, the better it is. But it has to be tempered, and you just must let your imagination run.” ~ Mick Jagger
  40. “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.” ~ Mick Jagger
  41. “I must be careful not to get trapped in the past. That’s why I tend to forget my songs.” ~ Mick Jagger

  42. “Any performer is one person privately and then he’s another person when he steps on the stage.” ~ Mick Jagger
  43. “I’m very ambivalent in my feelings about marriage. I think it promises a lot to people… sort of like saying, once you get married you are on the highway to heaven, and quite often it isn’t that. I think marriage has always been based on a combination of religious and legal reasons.” ~ Mick Jagger
  44. “You can’t always get what you want.” ~ Mick Jagger
  45. “Lets drink to the hard-working people
    Lets drink to the salt of the earth” ~ Mick Jagger
  46. “Anyone taking heroin is thinking about taking heroin more than they’re thinking about anything else. That’s the general rule about most drugs.” ~ Mick Jagger Quotes
  47. “I think it’s very important that you have at least some sort of inner thing you don’t talk about. That’s why I find it distasteful when all these pop stars talk about their habits.” ~ Mick Jagger
  48. “Anarchy is the only slight glimmer of hope.” ~ Mick Jagger
  49. “Dandelions don’t tell no lies.” ~ Mick Jagger

  50. “I don’t know if rock is dying. I wouldn’t want to say that, but the world does change. Nothing stays the same.” ~ Mick Jagger
  51. “Normally I am not so violent. Everything comes from the question: Where will I die? It is a strong concern.” ~ Mick Jagger
  52. “People have this obsession. They want you to be like you were in 1969. They want you to, because otherwise their youth goes with you. It’s very selfish, but it’s understandable.” ~ Mick Jagger
  53. “Thank you for leaving us alone but giving us enough attention to boost our egos.” ~ Mick Jagger
  54. “The elusive nature of love… it can be such a fleeting thing. You see it there and it’s just fluttering and it’s gone.” ~ Mick Jagger
  55. “I don’t like being completely isolated. I need the energy from other people.” ~ Mick Jagger
  56. “I believe we should encourage children to sing and play instruments from an early age.” ~ Mick Jagger
  57. “I didn’t have any inhibitions. I saw Elvis and Gene Vincent, and I thought, “Well, I can do this.” And I liked doing it.” ~ Mick Jagger
  58. “I should think that being my old lady would be all the satisfaction or career any woman needs.” ~ Mick Jagger
  59. “Of course we’re doing it for the money. We’ve always done it for the money.” ~ Mick Jagger

  60. “I liked John a lot. He was the one I really got on with the most. We weren’t buddy-buddies but we were always friendly. But after the Beatles and the Stones stopped playing clubs, we didn’t see each other that much until he separated from Yoko, around 1974. We got really friendly again. And when he went back with Yoko, he went into hibernation … when I went to visit someone in the Dakota, I’d leave him a note saying: ‘I live next door: I know you don’t want to see anyone, but if you do, please call.’ He never did.” ~ Mick Jagger Quotes
  61. “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.” ~ Mick Jagger
  62. “Always as a musician you must have one thing you do well.” ~ Mick Jagger
  63. “If you’re really on some heavily addictive drug, you think about the drug, and everything else is secondary. You try and make everything work, but the drug comes first.” ~ Mick Jagger
  64. “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.” ~ Mick Jagger

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