Quotes by Billy Joel

I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
– Billy Joel
There's nothing better than good sex. But bad sex? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than bad sex.
– Billy Joel
They say there's a heaven for those who will wait. Some say it's better, but I say it ain't. I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. Sinners are much more fun.
– Billy Joel
It's okay if you mess up. You should give yourself a break.
– Billy Joel
You want to give people a reason to hate my guts more? I'm making more money.
– Billy Joel
Why do musicians give so much time to charitable causes? The most humanitarian cause that we can give our time to is the creation and performance of music itself.
– Billy Joel
When I was a young musician, the only option available to pursue secondary education in music was to attend a classical conservatory.
– Billy Joel
When I was 19, I made my first good week's pay as a club musician. It was enough money for me to quit my job at the factory and still pay the rent and buy some food. I freaked.
– Billy Joel
When I look at great works of art or listen to inspired music, I sense intimate portraits of the specific times in which they were created.
– Billy Joel
We are living in a time when American popular music is finally being recognized as one of our most successful exports. The demand is huge.
– Billy Joel
The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock and roll. It is probably a better way to get to know our country than by what politicians or airline commercials represent.
– Billy Joel
Most people are satisfied with the junk food being sold as music.
– Billy Joel
More than art, more than literature, music is universally accessible.
– Billy Joel
Like family, we are tied to each other. This is what all good musicians understand.
– Billy Joel
In an age of incompetence, I've been able to last in this crazy business. I actually know how to play my ax and write a song. That's my job.
– Billy Joel
If you make music for the human needs you have within yourself, then you do it for all humans who need the same things. You enrich humanity with the profound expression of these feelings.
– Billy Joel
I've crashed my car three times.
– Billy Joel
I'm probably writing music now for the same reason as I started writing songs when I was 14 - to meet women.
– Billy Joel
I'm a history nut.
– Billy Joel
I can't think of one person I've ever met who didn't like some type of music.
– Billy Joel