Classic Rock Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old classic rock quotes, classic rock sayings, and classic rock proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Rock and roll keeps you in a constant state of juvenile delinquency.     

Eddie Spaghetti

In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.

Paul Mccartney

By the eighties, a lot of radio stations had started playing sixties music. They called it Classic Rock, because they knew we'd be upset if they came right out and called it what it is, namely middle-aged-person nostalgia music.     

Dave Barry

Rock and roll is not a musical genre; it is a communal spirit.

Gail Buckland

Rock and Roll has no beginning and no end for it is the very pulse of life itself.

Larry Williams

Rock and roll is a nuclear blast of reality in a mundane world where no-one is allowed to be magnificent.     

Kim Fowley

Heavy metal drives me bonkers, it makes me want to vomit, heavy metal really is a pile of puke.

Ian Gillan

Rock and roll is a single, monolithic beast, manufactured solely for profit and the shattering of refined eardrums.

Robert Palmer

The ability for a woman to orally satisfy somebody in a rock band, that’s important to a rock ‘n’ roll musician.

Chad Kroeger

Classic Rock radio gave us our longevity.     

George Thorogood

Love is mysterious and rad, like Steve Perry from Journey.

Diablo Cody

You see, rock and roll isn't a career or hobby - it's a life force. It's something very essential.     

The Edge

I am Classic Rock Revisited. I revisit it every waking moment of my life because it has the spirit and the attitude and the fire and the middle finger. I am Rosa Parks with a Gibson guitar.

Ted Nugent

Rock and roll is commitment. Rock and roll is passion and spirit.

Mick Fleetwood

Rock and Roll is simply an attitude. You don't have to play the greatest guitar.

Johnny Thunders

Rock'n'roll will never go away completely because it's so fundamentally attractive.     

Alex Turner