"David Lee Roth had the idea that if you covered a successful song, you were half way home. C'mon - Van Halen doing 'Dancing in the Streets'? It was stupid. I started feeling like I would rather bomb playing my own songs than be successful playing someone else's music."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Eddie Van Halen on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Eddie Van Halen on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Eddie Van Halen on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Eddie Van Halen on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Eddie Van Halen on Robert Frost
"I never took guitar lessons. I took classical piano lessons from the age of six when we lived in Holland. And when we moved to America, it was just the typical thing except I was really good at it so was my brother."
"I never took guitar lessons. I took classical piano lessons from the age of six when we lived in Holland."
"I'm not a rock star. Sure I am, to a certain extent because of the situation, but when kids ask me how it feels to be a rock star, I say leave me alone, I'm not a rock star. I'm not in it for the fame, I'm in it because I like to play."
"On 'Van Halen,' I was a young punk, and everything revolved around the fastest kid in town, gunslinger attitude. But I'd say that at the time of 'Fair Warning,' I started concentrating more on songwriting. But I guess in most people's minds I'm just a gunslinger."
"I never dreamt of being a musician for my livelihood. I certainly never would have wanted to be in the business that I'm in, meaning the fame and the glory, the glitter, the rock star, the famous part."
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