"I guess the nicest thing about being, I won't say famous but being popular is a more proper word for me to use would be that if you've got a recognizable name, a lot of times you can get people to do things for you ordinarily that you wouldn't get done."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Mickey Gilley on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Mickey Gilley on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Mickey Gilley on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Mickey Gilley on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Mickey Gilley on Ambrose Bierce
"My only failure was the restaurant in Myrtle Beach. I kept it open for four years. It was in a tourist town, it was only busy four and half, five months of the year. But the bills kept coming all year."
"I'm set to have my best year ever: I'm hiring some acts and there will be a show in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening. I'm going to use my theater to its fullest potential."