25 Inspirational Eric Clapton Quotes

25 Inspirational Eric Clapton Quotes

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Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and of Cream.

Inspirational Eric Clapton Quotes:

 

1. “In my lowest moments, the only reason I didn’t commit suicide was that I knew I wouldn’t be able to drink anymore if I was dead.” Eric Clapton

 

2. “My definition of peace is having no noise in my head.” Eric Clapton

 

3. “Addiction doesn’t negotiate.” Eric Clapton

 

4. “Up until I became a father, it was all about self-obsession. But then I learned exactly what it’s all about: the delight of being a servant. Olivier wrote that the greatest thing you could aspire to in life was to be a good servant.” Eric Clapton

 

5.“All I am certain of right now is that I don’t want to go anywhere, and that’s not bad for someone who always used to run.” Eric Clapton

 

6.“Music will always find its way to us, with or without business, politics, religion, or any other bullshit attached. Music survives everything, and like God, it is always present. It needs no help, and suffers no hindrance.” Eric Clapton

 

7. “From the beginning, I knew intuitively that if nothing else, music was safe, and that nobody could tell me anything about it. Music didn’t need a middleman, whereas all the other things in school needed some kind of explanation.” Eric Clapton

 

8.“I’m determined to stick around as long as I can. I’m watching everything. I go to the doctor’s at the slightest sign of anything.” Eric Clapton

 

9.“I get quite bored listening to myself play the guitar because I’m not a very good audience. If there are people there, you go further.” Eric Clapton

 

10.“Music thrives wildly in England because they are jealous of someone else’s success. They’re jealous so they have to do better.” Eric Clapton

 

11. “Music became a healer for me, and I learned to listen with all my being.” Eric Clapton

 

12.“The blues are what I’ve turned to, what has given me inspiration and relief in all the trials of my life.” Eric Clapton

 

13.“And I don’t like having my picture taken. I’m almost like an old African in that sense. I think it steals a bit of the soul.” Eric Clapton

 

14.“The music scene as I look at it today is a little different from when I was growing up. The percentages are roughly the same—95 percent rubbish, 5 percent pure.” Eric Clapton

 

15.“It’s a very jealous thing. They’re afraid of American music being too far ahead of them. They’ve got this fantasy, they deny it.” Eric Clapton

 

16.“One of the most beneficial things I’ve ever learned is how to keep my mouth shut.” Eric Clapton

 

17. “It is painful to relive things that have caused emotional crises or whatever and find ways to express that musically.” Eric Clapton

 

18.“If I can’t see The Who, then I’m not really bothered and I won’t listen to them very much. They’re tight and they’re all very heavy, but musically I don’t think they are going in a very extreme direction. They stick to their records and things like that.” Eric Clapton

 

19. “Music became a healer for me, and I learned to listen with all my being.” Eric Clapton

 

20.“I like solitude. I like the anomalous life. I like a quiet life.” Eric Clapton

 

21. “Early in my childhood, when I was about six or seven, I began to get the feeling that there was something different about me. Maybe it was the way people talked about me as if I weren’t in the room.” Eric Clapton

 

22.“I just have to face the guy that I became when I was fueled on drugs and alcohol. It’s incomprehensible to me, in a way, that I got so far out. And there was no one to challenge me. Because I may have become quite intimidating. People said they couldn’t challenge me because I came back twice as strong.” Eric Clapton

 

23.“I have regrets, obviously. Countless. One of the great regrets was getting involved with George Harrison’s marriage. What is that fabulous song that Dylan plays? ‘Don’t go mistaking paradise for that home across the road.’ I don’t know what inspired that song, but my experience is exactly what it’s about.” Eric Clapton

 

24.“When he first came to England, you know English people have a very big thing towards a spade. They really love that magic thing, the sexual thing. They all fall for that sort of thing. Everybody and his brother in England still sort of think that spades have big dicks. And Jimi came over and exploited that to the limit, the fucking tee. Everybody fell for it.” Eric Clapton

 

25.“The only thing I’m concerned with now is being in my seventies and being able to be proficient. I mean, I’m going deaf, I’ve got tinnitus, my hands just about work. I’m hoping that people will come along and see me just because, or maybe more than because I’m a curiosity. I know that is part of it, because it’s amazing to myself I’m still here.” Eric Clapton


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