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45 Insightful Elvis Costello Quotes That Will Give Your Life The Right Cord

Famous As: Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer
Born On: 1954
Born In: Paddington, London, England
Age: 69 Years

Declan Patrick MacManus popularly known as Elvis Costello is an award winning and acclaimed English musician, singer and song-writer, famed for his music around the globe. With his parents in the music industry, it was believed that Costello would get into music too. But nobody had apprehended the success that he would achieve. His album, ‘My Aim Is True’, was not a great commercial success yet it was critically acclaimed and people began to have faith that Costello will make it big. He formed the famous band, ‘The Attractions’ and the album ‘This Year's Model’, was ranked 11th by the Rolling Stones Magazine. Cold Mountain’, ‘Grace of My Heart’, ‘Mighty like a Rose’, and ‘Wise Up Ghost’ are some of his works that people of all ages enjoy besides his thoughts and sayings that keep you pumped up. He bagged a number of awards including the Grammy and was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male Singer twice. He continues to tirelessly contribute to this world where music has become a getaway. Here are some quotes by Elvis Costello that seem to reveal how and why!

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Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it's really a stupid thing to want to do.

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it's really a stupid thing to want to do.

Elvis Costello
Was it a millionaire who said,

Was it a millionaire who said, "Imagine no possessions"?

Elvis Costello
It's the damage that we do and never know. It's the words that we don't say that scare me so.

It's the damage that we do and never know. It's the words that we don't say that scare me so.

Elvis Costello
I used to be disgusted. Now, I'm just amused...

I used to be disgusted. Now, I'm just amused...

Elvis Costello
The battle with the bottle is nothing so novel.

The battle with the bottle is nothing so novel.

Elvis Costello
What's so funny about peace, love and understanding

What's so funny about peace, love and understanding

Elvis Costello
Good manners and bad breath will get you nowhere.

Good manners and bad breath will get you nowhere.

Elvis Costello
Oh, I know that she's disgusted,
cause she's feeling so abused.
She gets tired of the lust,
but it's so hard to refuse.

Oh, I know that she's disgusted, cause she's feeling so abused. She gets tired of the lust, but it's so hard to refuse.

Elvis Costello
Oh, I said 'I'm so happy, I could die.'
She said 'Drop dead,' then left with another guy.

Oh, I said 'I'm so happy, I could die.' She said 'Drop dead,' then left with another guy.

Elvis Costello
I'm not even sure what I want, but that's not the point - it's that I want it now.

I'm not even sure what I want, but that's not the point - it's that I want it now.

Elvis Costello
The truth can’t hurt you, it’s just like the dark. It scares you witless but with time you see things clear and stark

The truth can’t hurt you, it’s just like the dark. It scares you witless but with time you see things clear and stark

Elvis Costello
I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused.

I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused.

Elvis Costello
But it's easier to say 'I love you',
than 'Yours, sincerely' I suppose.

But it's easier to say 'I love you', than 'Yours, sincerely' I suppose.

Elvis Costello
I wish you luck with a capital

I wish you luck with a capital "F".

Elvis Costello
Who put these fingerprints on my imagination?

Who put these fingerprints on my imagination?

Elvis Costello
There are some things you can't cover up with lipstick and powder.

There are some things you can't cover up with lipstick and powder.

Elvis Costello
He's got a mind like a sewer and a heart like a fridge.

He's got a mind like a sewer and a heart like a fridge.

Elvis Costello
Don't start me talking
I could talk all night
My mind goes sleepwalking
While I'm putting the world to right.

Don't start me talking I could talk all night My mind goes sleepwalking While I'm putting the world to right.

Elvis Costello
Sometimes I wish that I could stop you from talking, when I hear the silly things that you say.

Sometimes I wish that I could stop you from talking, when I hear the silly things that you say.

Elvis Costello
So don't try to touch my heart, it's darker than you think
And don't try to read my mind because it's full of disappearing ink

So don't try to touch my heart, it's darker than you think And don't try to read my mind because it's full of disappearing ink

Elvis Costello
She's no angel.
He's no saint.

She's no angel. He's no saint.

Elvis Costello
I don't wanna be a lover,
I just wanna be your victim.

I don't wanna be a lover, I just wanna be your victim.

Elvis Costello
You think you're alone until you realize you're in it.
Now fear is here to stay, 
love is here for a visit.

You think you're alone until you realize you're in it. Now fear is here to stay, love is here for a visit.

Elvis Costello
Sometimes I wonder if we're livin' in the same land.
Why do you wanna be my friend
when I feel like a juggler
running out of hands?

Sometimes I wonder if we're livin' in the same land. Why do you wanna be my friend when I feel like a juggler running out of hands?

Elvis Costello
Death wears a big hat.

Death wears a big hat.

Elvis Costello
There's a girl in this dress,
there's always a girl in distress.

There's a girl in this dress, there's always a girl in distress.

Elvis Costello
No use wishing now for any other sin.

No use wishing now for any other sin.

Elvis Costello
I was watching while you're dancing away,
our love got fractured in the echo and sway.
How come everybody wants to be your friend?
You know that it still hurts me just to say it.

I was watching while you're dancing away, our love got fractured in the echo and sway. How come everybody wants to be your friend? You know that it still hurts me just to say it.

Elvis Costello
Oh, I used to be disgusted, but now I try to be amused.

Oh, I used to be disgusted, but now I try to be amused.

Elvis Costello
It's a dangerous game that comedy plays. Sometimes it tells you the truth; sometimes it delays it.

It's a dangerous game that comedy plays. Sometimes it tells you the truth; sometimes it delays it.

Elvis Costello