"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."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Eddie Van Halen on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Eddie Van Halen on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Eddie Van Halen on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Eddie Van Halen on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Eddie Van Halen on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"Music is for people. The word 'pop' is simply short for popular. It means that people like it. I'm just a normal jerk who happens to make music. As long as my brain and fingers work, I'm cool."