Elvis Presley remains a rock 'n' roll icon and has yet to be replaced by his position as "The King." Yet the Tupelo, Mississippi-born, Memphis, Tennessee-raised superstar never took his fame for granted, nor did he forget his roots. Here are 20 memorable quotes about the life and legacy of Elvis Presley.
ON MAINTAINING YOUR VALUES
"Values are like fingerprints. It's like that."
ON THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
"I happened to come along in the music business when there was no trend."
"I 'n' the same, but you leave 'em all over everything you do." Never written a song in my life. It's all a big hoax. "
" I do not know anything about music. In my line you do not have to. "
ON THE ARMY
" After a hard day of basic training, you could eat a rattlesnake. "
" The army teaches boys to think like men. "
"Truth is like the sun.
"Rock and roll music, if you like it, you can not help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can not help it. "
" 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. "
ON KEEPING POSITIVE
" When things go wrong, do not go with them. "
" If you let your head get too big, it'll break your neck. "
" I have no use for bodyguards, but I have very specific use for two highly trained public accountants. "
" The image is one thing and the human being is another. It's very hard to live up to an image. "
" The Lord can give and the Lord can take away. " I might be herding sheep next year. "
" Sad thing is, you can still love someone and be wrong for them. "
ON THE PITFALLS OF HOLLYWOOD
" I sure lost my musical direction in Hollywood.
ON GETTING OLDER
"Every time I think I'm getting old, and slowly going to the grave, something else happens . "
ON LEAVING A LEGACY
" Do something worth remembering. "