Glenn Frey’s most memorable quotes

Rock n’ Roll took a bullet to the heart last night after Glenn Frey, co-founder and guitarist for the Eagles, was pronounced dead at 67. Both his vocal and instrumental contribution to the music world will leave us forever in his debt.

While we take the time to remember Mr. Frey, let’s reflect on some of the knowledge he has left behind.Glenn Frey's most memorable quotes 4

Here are some of Glenn Frey’s most memorable quotes: 

About Music/Eagles

  • “Hey I didn’t make a big deal out of Hotel California. The 18 million people that bought it did.” 
  • “It seems when I put together records, as Henley used to say, they’re just like movies. They should have action, tension, love scenes, and places to relax.” 
  • “I think it would be nice to sell 15 million albums as a solo artist. I’d have to deal with all the repercussions of that, but that wouldn’t be too bad.” 
  •  “Somebody asked my friend Bob Seger, ‘why do you think the Eagles broke up?’ He said, ‘Hotel California.'” 
  • “If the Eagles were to get back together, it would have to be for the right reasons. I think it would look awful if it were just for the money.” 
  • “Without a reunion, the Eagles are Forever Young… like James Dean.” 
  • “Sometimes I wonder if the other guys in the band know how much I like them. How much of a foundation they are.” 
  • “These cloudy days make you wanna cry. It breaks your heart when someone leaves and you don’t know why.” 
  • “I played in three countries. I played in two World Series. But I never found anything to match the joy and the laughter those years with the Eagles brought me. The city and country loved us.”
  • “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.” 

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About Life

  • “Except for a few guitar chords, everything that I’ve learned in my life that is of any value, I’ve learned from women.” 
  • “I think musicians and artists are the most philanthropic people I know. Their charity record of the music business would hold up to the work of anybody.”
  • “People don’t run out of dreams, people just run out of time.”
  • “I’ve read somewhere that when you’re writing, you should stop while you’re doing well so you always want to go back to work.” 
  • “I’m just as insufferable and useless as every other dad is. The dynamic never changes no matter what you’re doing for a living. 
  • “It’s the good life to be free. To explore the unknown.” 
  • “As long as I keep taking out the garbage and cleaning up after the dogs and taking the kids to school, I’ll have perspective.” 
  • “Now my family is the centerpiece to my life as opposed to my career. So the nice thing for me now is that I have a place to go when I’m through with rock n’ roll. I go to the studio or I come to the office to do my job. Then, I can take my hat off and go someplace where I’m needed and I’m loved and I get a lot of unconditional support.” 
  • “I’m too busy living to think about dying.”
  • “Success in life for me is not measured by record sales anymore. It’s measured by how full of 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.”  

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Thank you for leaving this earth with such an unforgettable mark. We sincerely hope you are finally resting in peace. All the love.

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Written by Victoria Christiano

An iced coffee enthusiast who loves to write and take photos.