Eric Burdon Quotes

From my personal point of view the Animals are dead. They killed themselves.

I have a life beyond performance. I love it and it probably is the better part of my life but I do have another life.

I live my life breathless... A life of constant motion and excitement. A life that many will envy and most would avoid!

My activism was and is unknown unannounced but somehow effective.

Everything changes and somewhere along the line I'm changing with it.

Have you seen 'American Idol' lately? I'm sure that some kids somewhere at this moment are thrashing themselves silly over what they call 'Rock n' Roll.

In a nut shell air travel is the worst part about touring.

You know jazz is the mother of all American music. R&B and pop and rap and everything are the branches on the main tree of the life of music American music which is jazz.

This really blew my mind the fact that me an over fed long haired leaping gnome should be the star of a Hollywood movie.

I'm not bitter I'm bittersweet.

Blues was made for the recessed.

Britain and my hometown will always be with me wherever I go and whatever I do - but I prefer to live in California.

It's the need for change that drives us to join forces with our brothers and sisters all around the world - but change is slow.

Inside each of us there is the seed of both good and evil. It's a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other.

In the day-to-day life of a traveling musician it's easy to miss so many details. The world goes by at high-speed; it will take your breath away.

The basis of everything that I plugged into when I was younger was blues and it always stayed with me.

There are some songs that don't belong to The Animals that I refuse to give in to and not do. I enjoy singing other people's songs you know. That's why they're written in the first place.

My voice? Yeah well I used to drink a lot of beer when I was a kid and I sounded like a drunk in a choir. I don't drink anymore.

You've got to create a dream. You've got to uphold the dream. If you can't go back to the factory or go back to the desk.

I tried to reach the combatants with my music. I tried to turn my anger into something positive. Myself and others like me just tried to keep rock and roll alive.

The rock biz is the low end of the creative world. Faces come and go so fast.

I don't think Jimi committed suicide in the conventional way. He just decided to exit when he wanted to.

It's more important what you leave to people on this planet. I want my legacy to exist now currently not after I'm gone.

I've got a great dislike of reunions. It's a little like trying to go back and relive the best parts of your life but you can't do it. Nothing is ever the same.

There are so many times in one's life when one feels he has nothing more to offer. But no my river has not run dry.

I may sing the same songs for over 40 years now but I always sing them in different ways in order to keep the excitement and passion alive.

If you think that UFOs will come and save you don't be fooled. The Nazis invented UFOs...

OK I've had a life of sort of success some people know who I am but a lot of people don't. I feel the need to change that still.

Recording - once something's done it's done there's not much you can do about it. It's out there and you just have to pray to the gods.

I always wanted to be a Californian. In my wildest dreams I always liked California - it's the place where oranges grows on trees! Fruit just falls off the trees.

I don't think I've ever changed. I am only one person it's just me. I'm confident and I'm quite happy with who I am but it's my life and I'll be what I want.

Everything I do - if I do it is going to be personal.