"I never took guitar lessons. I took classical piano lessons from the age of six when we lived in Holland."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Eddie Van Halen on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Eddie Van Halen on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Eddie Van Halen on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Eddie Van Halen on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."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'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."
"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."