Glenn Frey Quotes - on life

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"I've followed my gut feeling from the time I was 22 about everything." (Musician Magazine 1984)

"I'm too busy living to think about dying." (Melody Maker 1985)

"[Yesterday is] a place I don't spend any time." (Melody Maker 1985)

"I have a career where I can get up in front of a large group of people and make them feel the things I feel. Most people need a family, a place where they're the king. I've come to grips with the fact that I have not been chosen to lead a normal life. That's not to say I'm not gonna find someone who's totally willing to understand what I do, but I think it's wrong to want things. The less you want, the more you receive." (1988)

"Y'know, I never had time to enjoy any of the success I had. I was too busy in the Eagles; we were always too busy plotting our next move. And my solo career has been too busy, always trying to make something click. So I'm playing a round of golf every now and then instead of worrying. If success comes around and smiles on me again, I think I'll just be sitting there with a light beer, watching the Tigers on TV and smiling back." (Detroit Free Press 1988)

"My yardstick isn't measured in albums sales or Grammys or the number of TV appearances. My yardstick is more geared now toward being a complete man: husband, father, songwriter." (St. Petersburg Times 1991)

"Success in life for me is not measured by record sales anymore. It’s measured by how full a life I can lead. That sort of thing is more important to me than whether I sell... whether my album is gold, platinum, or turquoise doesn’t really matter to me. I know what I do. I make records, I write songs, and I dabble in these other things, and I just try to do the best I can and try to have a good time while I’m doing it. My job is to entertain people – sometimes inspire." (Strange Weather European Press Kit 1992)

"You get up in the morning, you go out there, you fight, you slug away, you deal with different obstacles we have in our life - but we have to extract joy from living every single day." (San Diego 1992)


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