Elvis Presley

I've never gotten over what they call stagefright. I go through it every show. I'm pretty concerned, I'm pretty much thinking about the show. I never get completely comfortable with it, and I don't let the people around me get comfortable with it, in that I remind them that it's a new crowd out there, it's a new audience, and they haven't seen us before. So it's got to be like the first time we go on.

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.

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.

I don't sound like nobody.

I sing all kinds.

I don't like being called Elvis The Pelvis. That's gotta be one of the most childish expressions I've ever heard coming from an adult.

The image is one thing and the human being is another, it's very hard to live up to an image.

Some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers, and some people sway back and forth. I just sorta do 'em all together, I guess.

Man, I was tame compared to what they do now, are you kidding ? All that I ever did was just jiggle.

I want to entertain people. That's my whole life. To my last breath.

I wiggle my shoulders, I shake my legs, I walk up and down the stage, I hop around on one foot. But I never bump and grind. Why, that's vulgar. I'd never do anything vulgar before an audience. My mother would never allow it.

Take care of the fans and they will sure as hell take care of you.

Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, and when you have it, you have it all over.

The truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time but it ain't goin' away.