Forty years ago today, Elvis Presley passed away. He was known as the king of rock ‘n’ roll who sold out concerts and troubled parents and censors as young women went crazy for sexually-suggestive dance moves and lyrics. Presley was the original bad boy of rock, who went on to become the one of the defining features of 20th century American culture. Elvis laid the foundation for many top musicians of yesteryear to today.
August 16, 1977 is the date when rock ‘n’ roll stood still.
Elvis starred in numerous high-grossing films such as Blue Hawaii (1961), Jailhouse Rock (1957), Love Me Tender (1956), and many more. He’s a legend among legends. Let’s take a long-studied look at Elvis Presley’s words of wisdom…
Elvis Presley Quotes: Best Quotes & Most-Famous Sayings
“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.”
“Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.”
“The image is one thing and the human being is another. It’s very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.”
“I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to.”
“Until we meet again, may God bless you as he has blessed me.”
“A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It’s my favorite part of the business, live concerts.”
“Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me. I can’t help it.”
“People ask me where I got my singing style. I didn’t copy my style from anybody.”
“I’m not trying to be sexy. It’s just my way of expressing myself when I move around.”
“Rhythm is something you either have or don’t have, but when you have it, you have it all over.”
“I was an only child, and Mother was always right with me all my life. I used to get very angry at her when I was growing up-it’s a natural thing.”
“I think I have something tonight that’s not quite correct for evening wear. Blue suede shoes.”