"Good music comes out of people playing together, knowing what they want to do and going for it. You have to sweat over it and bug it to death. You can't do it by pushing buttons and watching a TV screen."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Keith Richards on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Keith Richards on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Keith Richards on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Keith Richards on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Keith Richards on Helen Keller
"Another thing to do with the blues is how they were recorded. They were done on the quick, and some of that stuff was made on wire, not even tape, let alone digital."
"Yes, I've been trepanned. That's quite an interesting experience, especially for my brain surgeon, who saw my thoughts flying around in my brain."
"To me, my biggest fear is getting a big head, and that is when I get the hammer. Because it's very easy in this game to believe you're something special."
"It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere."
"I've always been suspicious of TV, I've always found music and video to be an unhappy marriage."