"I mean it's funny, playing music, how of course you want it to do well, you want them to like it, but it's not competitive like an election, it's the Olympics, it's not a Formula 1 race. The Billboard charts are just to show you what people like."
"A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man."Eddie Van Halen on Lana Turner
"I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."Eddie Van Halen on Ron White
"A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice."Eddie Van Halen on Bill Cosby
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."Eddie Van Halen on Jim Carrey
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."Eddie Van Halen on Elbert Hubbard
"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."