- Notable Sting Quotes Index -
Born: October 2, 1951, Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
Birth Country: UK
Occupation: Music artist
I can't really change my life to accommodate people who are jealous. I don't see why I should.
I come from a family of losers, and I've rejected my family as something I don't want to be like.
I feel this music has nurtured me as I've been immersing myself in it. I've felt supported by it.
I hate most of what constitutes rock music, which is basically middle-aged crap.
I have a big problem with piped music. I like either silence or to listen to it properly.
I have been through various fitness regimes. I used to run about five miles a day and I did aerobics for a while.
I learned to change my accent in England, your accent identifies you very strongly with a class, and I did not want to be held back.
I made two movies before The Police had a hit record: I did Quadrophenia and a film called Radio On.
I miss England. I miss the weather. I've spent moss of the last 25 years on tour. I'm ready to come home.
I see music as one language. If one musical form eats its own tail, it dies. So it needs to be a mongrel, it needs to be hybridised.
I try to give the media as many confusing images as I can to retain my freedom. What's real is for my children and the people I live with.
I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children.
I was famous overnight. I went from nowhere to being really big.
I write the music, produce it and the band plays within the parameters that I set.
I'm not much of a family man. I'm just not that into it. I love kids, I adore them, but I don't want to live my life for them.
I'm very much afraid of being mad - that's my one fear.
I've spent a bit of time with the Prince of Wales, who I respect greatly. I'd give two cheers for the Monarchy.
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile.
One of the rewards of success is freedom, the ability to do whatever you like.
Success always necessitates a degree of ruthlessness. Given the choice of friendship or success, I'd probably choose success.
That sense of failure, I don't know where people put it who don't write songs and aren't able to emote physically. It must go somewhere.
The acceptance of death gives you more of a stake in life, in living life happily, as it should be lived. Living for the moment.
There's no religion but sex and music.
Yoga is almost like music in a way there's no end to it.
Quotes by Sting