Robert Plant quotes

  • Music is for every single person that walks the planet.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Inspirational Music #Planets #Music Is

  • Don't be hard on yourself. And take as many chances, risks, as you can.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Risk #Chance

  • I think that passion and love and pain are all bearable, and they go to make love beautiful.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Love #Beautiful #Pain

  • I like to make my voice sound like a piece of tin that's been stuck on the side of a chair, lifted up as far as it would go and then let to spring - "doooiiinng." I like to make it into a piece of metal from time to time and I can do it, both with the movements in my throat and with, uh, my little toys... So I like to take it beyond just a voice, more into the realms of a weapon.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Spring #Voice #Tin

  • I like the idea of being alone. I like the idea of often being alone in all aspects of my life. I like to feel lonely. I like to need things.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Lonely #Ideas #Needs

  • Each album comes from definitely a different period in the evolution of each of us individually as creators and the role that we take in life. The external stimuli changed... so the songs are full of lots of different meanings.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Song #Albums #Roles

  • The whole idea of music, from the beginning of time, was for people to be happy
    -- Robert Plant

    #Ideas #People

  • Each album has a different atmosphere. The third album and Houses of the Holy seem to be the two albums that people didn't get off on quite as strongly as the other ones. But I think they contain the basic ingredients for the further pursuance of what we're doing... the turning point to relieve the tedium of repetition.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Thinking #Two #People

  • Does anyone remember laughter?
    -- Robert Plant

    #Laughter #Heartless #Doe

  • You have nothing. One should never allow themselves to think that they have, one can just touch - to have is to lack appreciation, to touch is to want to touch again.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Appreciation #Thinking #Want

  • You know, people can't fall in love with me just because I'm good at what I do.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Falling In Love #Fall #People

  • [Elvis] Presley was definitely a great inspiration to every guy who ever had a hard-on in the whole of the Western world, I should think. He shook everybody well and true, and we just kept on shakin'. But he started it.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Inspiration #Thinking #Guy

  • Well, once you get the groove of your life and you sort out the aspects of your life that you prefer, and you’ve performed all your responsibilities as a father and as a partner. And just discovery and the great adventure of having eyes wide open. There’s so much of this beautiful planet that is still actually spectacular and stimulating. There are so many amazing people that you meet along the way. By using my career as the wind in the sails of my adventures, I could see so many things and so many people that I might have missed had my career gone a different direction.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Beautiful #Father #Adventure

  • When you're singing we all phrase each other in the most remarkable ways. I might hit some sort of thing I've never done before - some vocal pattern. Bonzo will pick it up - he'll phrase with me instantly and then Pagey may join in or start some other phrase - it's like a quadrant.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Singing #Done #May

  • The 50s were great because I collected stamps.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Stamps

  • Kashmir is my last resort. I think, if I truly deserve it one day, I should go there and stay there for quite a while. Or if I really need it at any point, it should be my haven, my Shangri-la.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Thinking #One Day #Lasts

  • I don't know how much more expressive you can get than being a rock and roll singer.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Rock And Roll #Rocks #Singers

  • I'm a total soccer freak. I total soccer freak. Absolute total.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Soccer #Freak

  • My vocal style I haven't tried to copy from anyone. It just developed until it became the girlish whine it is today.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Style #Today #Copies

  • I love the feeling of letting fly, of pushing as far as I could go with my voice. The only way you can really graduate how you do it is by doing it regularly to people who don't have to be super impressed. You can do it in the studio all day long but you don't get the flashback that you get onstage.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Voice #Long #People

  • Since I was a kid, I've had an absolute obsession with particular kinds of American music. Mississippi Delta blues of the Thirties, Chicago blues of the Fifties, West Coast music of the mid-Sixties - but I'd never really touched on dark Americana.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Kids #Dark #Chicago

  • There's not a lot of towns that I can go to and take family - too many incongruous knocks on doors - "Hello, honey. Have you missed me?"
    -- Robert Plant

    #Doors #Honey #Towns

  • No, I've never thought that I was gay. And that's not something you think. It's something you know.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Gay #Thinking #Judging

  • There's nothing worse than a bunch of jaded old farts, and that's a fact.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Facts #Fart #Bunch

  • You can't give up something you really believe in for financial reasons. If you die by the roadside - so be it. But at least you know you've tried. Ten minutes in the music scene was the equal of one hundred years outside of it.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Giving Up #Believe #Years

  • You can't even imagine how it felt to have a cassette that you could take with you with a microphone so you could put down an idea and not have to hum it a million times to remember what it was.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Ideas #Remember #Imagine

  • Possibly the whole creative whirlwind of any musician's life is based on garnering and developing and absorbing more and more experience.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Creative #Musician #Life Is

  • How can you consider flower power outdated? The essence of my lyrics is the desire for peace and harmony. That's all anyone has ever wanted. How could it become outdated?
    -- Robert Plant

    #Flower #Essence #Desire

  • Finding another way to do what I know I can do pretty well. A way that stimulates me. I'm always on some sort of learning curve. If I can continually be surprised then I'm alert.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Curves #Way #Wells

  • It's sort of a feeling of power onstage. It's really the ability to make people smile, or just to turn them one way or another for that duration of time, and for it to have some effect later on. I don't really think it's power... it's the goodness.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Smile #Thinking #People

  • I've lived a life which has been pretty much full up with ambition, ideas, stimulus, creativity, some negativity which I try and avoid.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Creativity #Ambition #Ideas

  • It's a two-dimensional gig being a singer, and you can get lost in your own tedium and repetition.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Two #Singers #Gigs

  • I kind of disguise my limitations by hanging out with very talented people. The excitement of the collision between the microphone-twirling guy from 1966 to now is just a fantastic adventure. There aren't many of us left and I've managed to kind of cover my tracks pretty good.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Adventure #People #Track

  • Theatres are built because they were the boards for entertainment.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Theatre #Boards #Entertainment

  • My mother was a gypsy, and she had a lot of dark blood in her, and her hair was very, very thick - she couldn't even get a brush through it. So I have been very fortunate. And every time I go to cut it off, hairdressers refuse to do it.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Mother #Cutting #Dark

  • I think I could sing and shear a few sheep at the same time.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Thinking #Sheep

  • I'm not a sad old hippie - I'm a joyous old hippie.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Hippie #Joyous

  • What I lack in style and craft, I can make up for in joy and enthusiasm. I like to be around people who are at ease so I like to think the 25-year-old [I] would find me quite an easy-going late-middle-aged hippie.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Hippie #Thinking #Years

  • Don't be hard on yourself. And take as many chances, risks, as you can. You've got to be out there adventuring with the voice. Because if you're just a singer for the sake of it, it's not quite enough.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Voice #Risk #Sake

  • Life is life. You do a lot of different things and you have great adventures but there's not a lot to talk about unless you're in the middle of an adventure at the time. Circumspection is not one of my better, favorite conditions, really.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Adventure #Different #Life Is

  • Life isn't moving quickly - time moves very quickly.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Moving

  • I'm not saving lives. I'm singing and I should go placidly and joyously through the whole thing and work hard and not take it for granted. It's great to have this gift.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Hard Work #Singing #Saving

  • I hate cliché. And when you're a rock singer in 1966, or whatever it was, psychedelic blues, through to the '70s, which we know all about, and the '80s, which was a scramble to hang on in, and the '90s, which was a great time for experimentation... and I'm really still excited. The huge vast diagonals within the music that I've been involved with.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Hate #Rocks #Singers

  • How much do people really want to learn? I mean, some people get into a groove and they stay with it indefinitely. And what starts off as a great moment of explosive passion can end up as cabaret 25, 30 years later. It just depends on whether you go and find the right habitat to extend yourself.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Mean #Passion #Years

  • Being good isn't just about being dextrous and being flash. Being good is about being an all-round contributor in the great world of music.
    -- Robert Plant

    #World #Flash #Be Good

  • Everybody's got something to tell you. And most people have told me to do the obvious thing as far as my career goes. Which would have sent me tottering into the abyss.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Careers #People #Obvious

  • No matter what we say, entertainers are usually quite insecure, wobbly characters underneath, and maybe that bit of glory or that bit of expression or whatever it is compensates in some area.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Character #Insecure #Expression

  • if you do what you think is right for the benefit of everybody and everything and you make decisions, to go back and regret them afterwards - it's a futile experience and it's not worth thinking about. Because life just unfolds. Provided you do your best and you think you're on the right track, you can only be right or wrong. But to regret it - I don't think there are any huge errors or misdemeanors.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Regret #Thinking #Errors

  • I'm like one of those firecrackers that goes off in your pocket occasionally. I'm not really struggling with it as much as the people around me. But at least I'm not doing too much damage to anybody or to myself. It's just the condition I'm aware of.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Struggle #People #Too Much

  • I use the music almost as a compass in some kind of quasi-romantic way. I try and go to places that I'm intrigued by, and I take this music with me, using my name at the front.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Names #Trying #Way

  • The music beckons to those who are listening.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Listening #Music Is

  • There have been people I've warmed to over the years but, as the situation I'm in is so fleeting and transient, I've always known it's going to be over kind of real quick.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Real #Years #People

  • I think The Song Remains The Same is such a load of old bollocks.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Song #Thinking #Remains

  • Six months go by very quickly when you're a genius.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Six #Genius #Months

  • I listen to the crowds [laughs]... I like Blind Melon very much.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Laughing #Crowds #Blind

  • Well, I suppose I could do a solo album, but my god, it would be terrible!
    -- Robert Plant

    #Albums #Would Be #Solo

  • I'm tipping the hat and looking back.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Hats #Tipping #Looking Back

  • The way I see it, rock n' roll is folk music.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Rocks #Way #Rock N Roll

  • I’m pleased with how ridiculous I am. I like me. Though I’m not a huge fan. I know when to switch me off.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Fans #Ridiculous

  • I absolutely adore and idolise women. All women. I think they are all amazing. The female musicians I've met have been far more inspiring than the male ones. Women tend to be much more creative and ambitious. I think I may have been a woman in a past life.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Past #Thinking #Creative

  • Music means communication to me. I say 'listen you people out there, listen to my music, let's be one.' Music is a friend to me when I am lonely, when I am blue. You can't define music 'cause music is cosmos and it knows no barrier or definition. You have to feel music to dig it.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Lonely #Communication #Mean

  • Led Zeppelin was a very sensitive and beautiful animal beast.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Beautiful #Animal #Zeppelins

  • Ten minutes in the music scene is the equal of one hundred years outside of it.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Years #Scene #Minutes

  • I don't see what the point is in growing up.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Growing Up #Growing

  • The essence of my lyrics is the desire for peace and harmony. That's all anyone has ever wanted. How could it become outdated?...We are trying to communicate a fulfilled ideal...I am a reflection of what I sing. Sometimes I have to get serious because the things I've been through are serious...The way I see it, rock n' roll is folk music.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Reflection #Rocks #Essence

  • As we wind on down the road, our shadows taller than our souls.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Wind #Soul #Shadow

  • I'm not interested in being known as the singer from Led Zeppelin.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Singers #Zeppelins #Not Interested

  • It's OK to quote from your past. But I'm more interested in quoting from my present and pointing towards the future.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Past #Quoting #Pointing

  • There's nothing new under the sun - you just get a can of paint out.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Sun #Paint

  • The events between 1968 and 1980 were the kind of cornerstone for everything I've been able to do, they gave me the springboard.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Events #Able #Kind

  • I've got the big name, but I've always wanted to be in a band, one of a band.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Names #Band #Bigs

  • You know sometimes words have two meanings.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Two #Sometimes #Two Meaning

  • Now I'm a blithering oaf hanging on to the coatsleeves of commerciality.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Hanging On

  • Come into my life, here where nothing matters. Come into my life, roll away the gloom.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Sadness #Matter #Nothing Matters

  • I really had to think and learn about musical intervals.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Thinking #Musical

  • The trouble is now, with rock'n'roll and stuff, it gets so big that it loses what once upon a time was a magnificent thing, where it was special and quite elusive and occasionally a little sinister and it had its own world nobody could get in.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Rocks #Once Upon A Time #Special

  • To rock isn't necessarily to cavort.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Rocks

  • I've stopped apologizing to myself for having this great period of success and financial acceptance.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Acceptance #Apologizing #Financial

  • I wanted my voice to be a tenor sax, really.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Voice #Tenors #Wanted

  • Who wants to see 3 aging old racists on stage, anyway?
    -- Robert Plant

    #Want #Racist #Aging

  • I couldn't imagine anything more horrifying than three middle aged men trying to pretend that 'Black Dog' is still significant. It's inappropriate.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Dog #Men #Black

  • If I didn't do what I do, I wouldn't be as young as I am.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Young

  • The essence of Bonham is what he didn't play rather than what he did play - what he left out.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Essence #Play #Left Out

  • Little drops of rain Whisper of the pain Tears of love Lost in the days gone by.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Song #Pain #Lost Love

  • All I can say is that it's amazing what you can accomplish when you're young and foolish.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Foolish #Young #Accomplish

  • I'd like to write a big rock anthem again. I just need to listen to Korn, and then I might get the idea of how to do it.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Writing #Ideas #Rocks

  • I've still got a twinkle in me.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Stills

  • I may as well do everything as if it’s brand new, and if I start to feel that any of it’s a compromise, then I’ll...I’ll be in Wisconsin.
    -- Robert Plant

    #May #Wisconsin #Compromise

  • You have to ask these questions: who pays the piper, and what is valuable in this life?
    -- Robert Plant

    #Pay #Pipers #This Life

  • I'm a grandfather now.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Grandfather

  • I think we're in a disposable world and 'Stairway to Heaven' is one of the things that hasn't quite been thrown away yet.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Thinking #Heaven #World

  • I know that bands that haven't put out a record for 10 years are playing to 20,000 people a night. But that's not the achievement.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Night #Years #People

  • I have to try and change the landscape, whatever it is.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Trying #Landscape

  • I don't want to scream 'Immigrant Song' every night for the rest of my life, and I'm not sure I could.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Song #Night #Want

  • A daily blog would just about finish me off completely.
    -- Robert Plant

  • I don't think I've aged gracefully.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Thinking

  • I can find my way from 500 A.D. through to 1066 pretty well as an amateur historian.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Way #Historian #My Way

  • All over the world, the idea of creating an melange of international musics, it's a very healthy thing.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Ideas #Creating #Healthy

  • I realized what Led Zeppelin was about around the end of our first U.S. tour. We started off not even on the bill in Denver, and by the time we got to New York we were second to Iron Butterfly, and they didn't want to go on!
    -- Robert Plant

    #New York #Butterfly #Iron

  • I think Led Zeppelin must have worn some of the most peculiar clothing that men had ever been seen to wear without cracking a smile.
    -- Robert Plant

    #Smile #Men #Thinking

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