Rock And Roll Sayings and Quotes

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


Rock and Roll is inclusive. It welcomes rockers of all races, religions, ages, ethnic backgrounds, alternative lifestyles.     

Maury Dean

Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.     

Elvis Presley

Rock and roll is a style in which, at least ostensibly, the best artists are rule breakers.     

Steve Waksman

Some people come to our shows and think they're gonna spend the night just listening to love songs, and they're pretty much surprised cause we do a lot of rock and roll.     

Bobby Hatfield

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

Johnny Thunders

Most of modern rock and roll is a product of guilt.     

Captain Beefheart

Rock and roll ain't nothing but jazz with a hard backbeat.     

Keith Richards

Energy is so important. If you don't have it, don't bother with rock and roll.     

Yoko Ono

You can't have rock and roll without drugs, you can't have rock and roll without sex.     

Rick James

Rock n Roll might not solve your problems, but it does let you dance all over them.     

Pete Townshend

Rock and roll is the hamburger that ate the world.     

Peter York

Rock and roll is here to stay.     

Neil Young

If it's illegal to rock and roll, throw my ass in jail!     

Kurt Cobain

For me rock and roll is about the freedom to express yourself very loudly.     

Bob Gruen

Rock and roll doesn't necessarily mean a band. It doesn't mean a singer, and it doesn't mean a lyric, really. It's that question of trying to be immortal.     

Malcolm McLaren

Rock music should be gross: that's the fun of it. It gets up and drops its trousers.     

Bruce Dickinson

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

If I hadn't heard rock and roll on the radio, I would have had no idea there was life on this planet.     

Lou Reed

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

Eddie Spaghetti

If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry.     

John Lennon