I was an overnight sensation.
I was training to be an electrician. I suppose I got wired the wrong way round somewhere along the line.
I'd just like to be treated like a regular customer.
I'll never feel comfortable taking a strong drink, and I'll never feel easy smoking a cigarette. I just don't think those things are right for me.
I'll never make it, it will never happen, because they're never going to hear me 'cause they're screaming all the time.
I'm no hillbilly singer.
I'm not trying to be sexy. It's just my way of expressing myself when I move around.
I'm so nervous. I've always been nervous, ever since I was a kid.
I'm strictly for Stevenson. I don't dig the intellectual bit, but I'm telling you, man, he knows the most.
I'm trying to keep a level head. You have to be careful out in the world. It's so easy to get turned.
I've never written a song in my life. It's all a big hoax.
I've tried to lead a straight, clean life, not set any kind of a bad example.
It's human nature to gripe, but I'm going ahead and doing the best I can.
Just because I managed to do a little something, I don't want anyone back home to think I got the big head.
Later on they send me to Hollywood. To make movies. It was all new to me. I was only 21 years old.
Man, I really like Vegas.
Man, that record came out and was real big in Memphis. They started playing it, and it got real big. Don't know why-the lyrics had no meaning.
More than anything else, I want the folks back at home to think right of me.
My movements, ma'am, are all leg movements. I don't do nothing with my body.
People ask me where I got my singing style. I didn't copy my style from anybody.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
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.'
Since the beginning, it was just the same. The only difference, the crowds are bigger now.
That's why I hate to get started in these jam sessions. I'm always the last one to leave.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time.