97 Top Mick Jagger Quotes from the Rolling Stones Vocalist

Mick Jagger, the iconic lead singer of the Rolling Stones, crafted a charismatic and carnal persona inspired by soul singers, bluesmen and Elvis Presley.

Besides performing with the Rolling Stones until his seventies, Jagger also pursued a solo career, releasing albums and forming the supergroup SuperHeavy.

His early life involved meeting Keith Richards, forming the Rolling Stones and delving into acting and a jet-set lifestyle.

Conflicts with Richards over musical direction led to Jagger’s solo pursuits, including the album ‘She’s the Boss’.


Despite solo successes and conflicts with Richards, Jagger returned to the Rolling Stones multiple times, while also engaging in film production and other collaborations.

I have curated the top list of quotes from Mick Jagger for you.

Best Mick Jagger Quotes


I don’t watch much ESPN. Unless they have soccer on. ~ Mick Jagger.


There’s no absolutes in life – only vodka. ~ Mick Jagger.


It’s all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back. ~ Mick Jagger.

I’ve managed to avoid tattoos so far. ~ Mick Jagger.

I don’t think enjoying life is an exclusive prerogative of young people. ~ Mick Jagger.

I can’t get no satisfaction. ~ Mick Jagger.


I’d rather be dead than singing ‘Satisfaction’ when I’m forty-five. ~ Mick Jagger.

I don’t like being completely isolated. I need the energy from other people. ~ Mick Jagger.

I am pleased the Ministry of Culture is protecting the morals of expatriate bankers and their girlfriends. ~ Mick Jagger.

The Beatles were so big that it’s hard for people not alive at the time to realize just how big they were. ~ Mick Jagger.

Polarization affects families and groups of friends. Its a paralyzing situation. A civil war of opinion. ~ Mick Jagger.

When we heard we were topping the bill over James Brown we couldn’t believe it. We tried for two days to get it changed round – I mean you can’t follow an act like that. ~ Mick Jagger.


Thank you for leaving us alone but giving us enough attention to boost our egos. ~ Mick Jagger.

Right now I can’t be sure that I will be back on stage. We have been touring for two years and that is way too much. ~ Mick Jagger.

The past is a great place and I don’t want to erase it or to regret it, but I don’t want to be its prisoner either. ~ Mick Jagger.

People don’t bother to check with anything anymore. They just like to speculate in print. We like fact-checking! ~ Mick Jagger.

I prefer to live in a rented house. No ties. Nothing around my neck. Just the minimum kind of bare comforts of home. ~ Mick Jagger.


Time is on my side, yes it is. ~ Mick Jagger.

I didn’t really like being at college. It wasn’t like it was Oxford and had been the most wonderful time of my life. It was really a dull, boring course I was stuck on. ~ Mick Jagger.

Top Mick Jagger Quotes

Starting off in music, the purpose of it was not to become like well known on the street and be famous. You know, I didn’t even think about that part of being famous. Famous for making records, yes, but famous face in a woman’s magazine, I never thought of that. I didn’t want that. ~ Mick Jagger.

I came into music just because I wanted the bread. It’s true. I looked around and this seemed like the only way I was going to get the kind of bread I wanted. ~ Mick Jagger.


I don’t know if rock is dying. I wouldn’t want to say that, but the world does change. Nothing stays the same. ~ Mick Jagger.

The elusive nature of love… it can be such a fleeting thing. You see it there and it’s just fluttering and it’s gone. ~ Mick Jagger.

I don’t find it easy dealing with people with drug problems. It helps if you’re all taking drugs, all the same drugs. ~ Mick Jagger.

Paint it black. ~ Mick Jagger.

I don’t hate journalists. You can’t hate a class of people. It’s wrong to say that. But I do think they’re a bit like poison. Never trust them. You can’t trust them as a class of people. It’s their job not to be trusted. ~ Mick Jagger.


You can’t be jealous and be a leader. ~ Mick Jagger.

I took a certain pride in knowing I’d helped ruin his life enough to give him something substantial to write about. ~ Mick Jagger.

Casanova, he had no money and no power, and according to some, he even was cute. But he had talent to live, and some literature talent. I love how he invented himself. ~ Mick Jagger.

I love country music, but I find it very hard to take it seriously. I also think a lot of country music is sung with the tongue in cheek, so I do it tongue in cheek. ~ Mick Jagger.


Don’t take life too seriously and always remember: it is just a passing fad. ~ Mick Jagger.

Thanks to everyone in Israel for the wonderful welcome. It was a great show and we’ll remember it forever. ~ Mick Jagger.

You have to realize that everyone in a band is all more or less together, and everyone has their own niche, and some people lead in some ways, and some people lead in others. ~ Mick Jagger.

Rock has to absorb other rhythmic forms, because the underlying rhythm of music changes with fashion, and people like to move differently, and the underlying rhythms have to be the ones that people want to dance to. ~ Mick Jagger.


People think they know you. They know the things about you that you have forgotten. ~ Mick Jagger.

I think that people taking drugs occasionally are great. I think there’s nothing wrong with it. But if you do it the whole time, you don’t produce as good things as you could. ~ Mick Jagger.

Americans shocked me by their behavior and their narrow-mindedness. ~ Mick Jagger.

Americans are funny people: first you shock them, then they put you in a museum. ~ Mick Jagger.

I was never that interested in business, to be honest. I do the minimal amount of business as possible because I’m not actually interested in it as a thing. But some people are interested in it, and there’s nothing wrong with that. ~ Mick Jagger.


Dandelions don’t tell no lies… ~ Mick Jagger.

You have to sing every day so you can build up to being, you know, Amazingly Brilliant. ~ Mick Jagger.

Acting is mostly interpretive. They use different parts of you, and different sides of you, and different so-called talents. ~ Mick Jagger.

I always think it’s better to be not taking drugs or drinking or anything. That’s not saying I’ve never done it because I have. But I sort of learned I think after a while there has been – it didn’t take me that long to realize that it wasn’t a good thing. ~ Mick Jagger.

I am not a librarian of my own work. It’s a good thing not to be involved with what you have done. ~ Mick Jagger.


I got nasty habits; I take tea at three. ~ Mick Jagger.

Goddess was made in my home in France. The material retained an integrity whit it would have lost in Los Angeles studio. ~ Mick Jagger.

In England they always try out new mobile phones in Isle of Man. They’ve got a captive society. So I said, you should try the legalization of all drugs on the Isle of Man and see what happens. ~ Mick Jagger.

Music should elevate you. You can be raised, or left stranded. You can’t be raised all the time, in my experience. This might be a rare moment. You might just go up to that level but that’s always good. ~ Mick Jagger.


I must be careful not to get trapped in the past. That’s why I tend to forget my songs. ~ Mick Jagger.

You wake up in the morning and you look at your old spoon, and you say to yourself, ‘Mick, it’s time to get yourself a new spoon.’ And you do. ~ Mick Jagger.

A good thing never ends. ~ Mick Jagger.

I don’t only like rock music. There are other forms of music that I find interesting. I would want to do everything, every kind of music. I wouldn’t want to be limited to like playing heavy metal or whatever. ~ Mick Jagger.


I don’t want to be my extravert self all the time. ~ Mick Jagger.

You can’t always get what you want. ~ Mick Jagger.

Famous Mick Jagger Quotes

He stole my music but he gave me my name. ~ Mick Jagger.

Patriotism is an instant reaction that fades away when the war starts. ~ Mick Jagger.

I’m not the businessman. I don’t deal with the business at all. Not anymore. Occasionally, every four years or five years, they tell me I’ve run out of money, I have to go and make some more. ~ Mick Jagger.

I have never wanted to give up performing on stage, but one day the tours will be over. ~ Mick Jagger.


It’s not selling out, it is called making lots of money. ~ Mick Jagger.

I love America, but I can’t spend the whole year here. I can’t afford the taxes. ~ Mick Jagger.

Of course we’re doing it for the money. We’ve always done it for the money. ~ Mick Jagger.

I don’t like drugs. I think cocaine is a very bad habit-forming bore. It’s about the most boring drug ever invented. ~ Mick Jagger.

I don’t believe in astrology. It’s a lot of crap. I just think that’s another thing you should throw out the window. Mysticism. Cheap. It’s amazing that people still hang on to that after all these years. ~ Mick Jagger.


Don’t you think it’s sometimes wise not to grow up. ~ Mick Jagger.

My secrets must be poetic to be believable. ~ Mick Jagger.

I don’t spend money on anything. I don’t collect anything. I don’t spend it on furniture. ~ Mick Jagger.

People love talking about when they were young and heard Honky Tonk Women for the first time. It’s quite a heavy load to carry on your shoulders, the memories of so many people. ~ Mick Jagger.

My mother has always been unhappy with what I do. She would rather I do something nicer, like be a bricklayer. ~ Mick Jagger.


Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind. ~ Mick Jagger.

If you are British, you soon get used to people not loving you. The Irish remind us of offenses from 100 years ago. Perhaps we should react to what the French did to us even longer ago. ~ Mick Jagger.

People have this obsession. They want you to be like you were in 1969. They want you to, because otherwise their youth goes with you. It’s very selfish, but it’s understandable. ~ Mick Jagger.


Only a madman or an actor would want to be President of the United States. ~ Mick Jagger.

Everyone knows what their roots are, but you’ve got to explore everywhere. You’ve got to explore the sky too. ~ Mick Jagger.

If you get to be a really big headliner, you have to be prepared for people throwing bottles at you in the night. ~ Mick Jagger.

Ultimate Mick Jagger Quotes

The Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has just published the story of her life. I confess that it is not in my reading table. ~ Mick Jagger.


Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. ~ Mick Jagger.

I believe we should encourage children to sing and play instruments from an early age. ~ Mick Jagger.

I didn’t want to make teenage comedies, and I didn’t want to make really trashy films. I wanted to make films that were a bit challenging. ~ Mick Jagger.

People also like partnerships because they can identify with the drama of two people in partnership. They can feed off a partnership, and that keeps people entertained. Besides, if you have a successful partnership, it’s self-sustaining. ~ Mick Jagger.


Anarchy is the only slight glimmer of hope. ~ Mick Jagger.

Well, don’t we all feel like jumping to the end of the world sometimes? ~ Mick Jagger.

It’s heartening to return to live music, heartening for people like me in a band. It’s a very traditional thing to return to. It re-validates the original form that we fell in love with. ~ Mick Jagger.

The only performance that makes it, that makes it all the way is the one that achieves madness. ~ Mick Jagger.

As long as my face is on page one, I don’t care what they say about me on page seventeen. ~ Mick Jagger.

Drug use makes you snappy, and you get very bad-tempered and have terrible hangovers. ~ Mick Jagger.


People are so brainwashed by the rules that they don’t know what really matters. ~ Mick Jagger.

I should think that being my old lady would be all the satisfaction or career any woman needs. ~ Mick Jagger.

You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need. ~ Mick Jagger.

It’s Only Rock and Roll. ~ Mick Jagger.

When I’m 33, I quit. ~ Mick Jagger.

No one, but no one, is equal, or ever will be. Elvis was and is supreme. ~ Mick Jagger.


Life’s just a cocktail party – on the street. ~ Mick Jagger.

I wasn’t understanding enough about drug addiction. No one seemed to know much about drug addiction. Things like LSD were all new. No one knew the harm. People thought cocaine was good for you. ~ Mick Jagger.

I am conservative with a small ‘c.’ It’s possible to be conservative in fiscal policy, and tolerant on moral issues or questions of freedom of expression. ~ Mick Jagger.

I haven’t had the time to plan returning to the scene because I haven’t left it. ~ Mick Jagger.

People get very thoughtful when they are in cars. I no longer care for cars. I don’t collect them. ~ Mick Jagger.

So these were the 97 top Mick Jagger quotes on music, life and success.

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