We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Robert Plant Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
There’s nothing new under the sun – you just get a can of paint out.
Music is for every single person that walks the planet.
I know that bands that haven’t put out a record for 10 years are playing to 20,000 people a night. But that’s not the achievement.
I’m British – ostensibly British – but I don’t know where I really belong, you know?
Whenever I have bid a hasty goodbye to a loved one, I’ve always made sure that my record collection was safely stored away in the boot of the car.
I don’t want to scream ‘Immigrant Song’ every night for the rest of my life, and I’m not sure I could.
It’s sort of a feeling of power onstage. It’s really the ability to make people smile, or just to turn them one way or another for that duration of time, and for it to have some effect later on. I don’t really think it’s power… it’s the goodness.
The events between 1968 and 1980 were the kind of cornerstone for everything I’ve been able to do, they gave me the springboard.
I’m a grandfather now.
It’s crucial that I kind of keep up, without drifting into the backslapping land of cliche and lifetime achievement awards.
There’s a similarity between European and North African folk musics.
Alone I’m nothing.
I think I’m prone to panic.
I still like to get carried away – but passively.
To rock isn’t necessarily to cavort.
I realized what Led Zeppelin was about around the end of our first U.S. tour. We started off not even on the bill in Denver, and by the time we got to New York we were second to Iron Butterfly, and they didn’t want to go on!
The trouble is now, with rock’n’roll and stuff, it gets so big that it loses what once upon a time was a magnificent thing, where it was special and quite elusive and occasionally a little sinister and it had its own world nobody could get in.
My dad played fiddle as well.
I really had to think and learn about musical intervals.
You can’t even imagine how it felt to have a cassette that you could take with you with a microphone so you could put down an idea and not have to hum it a million times to remember what it was.
I’ve been scared and I’ve liked not hanging on to stuff where I know that I’m in my comfort zone.
You know, people can’t fall in love with me just because I’m good at what I do.
I hate wasting time.
When I was a kid, I was following black soul music.
I wanted my voice to be a tenor sax, really.
There have been people I’ve warmed to over the years but, as the situation I’m in is so fleeting and transient, I’ve always known it’s going to be over kind of real quick.
The past is a stepping stone, not a millstone.
I have to try and change the landscape, whatever it is.
People say that I’m a millionaire, but that’s not true – I only spend millions.
I think that passion and love and pain are all bearable, and they go to make love beautiful.
People have got to let their bodies breathe a little bit more. That’s the great thing about being a pompous, jumped-up rock god. There’s plenty of air around you.
Soon, I’m going to need help crossing the street.
I can find my way from 500 A.D. through to 1066 pretty well as an amateur historian.
Entertainment isn’t just based on the very structured syndrome of European popular music, and it’s great that there are so many thousands of people who are of the same opinion.
The kind of vocal exaggeration that I developed was based on what key songs were in.
I’ve stopped apologizing to myself for having this great period of success and financial acceptance.
I’ve got the big name, but I’ve always wanted to be in a band, one of a band.
You have to ask these questions: who pays the piper, and what is valuable in this life?
Since I was a kid, I’ve had an absolute obsession with particular kinds of American music. Mississippi Delta blues of the Thirties, Chicago blues of the Fifties, West Coast music of the mid-Sixties – but I’d never really touched on dark Americana.
No, I’ve never thought that I was gay. And that’s not something you think. It’s something you know.
If I didn’t do what I do, I wouldn’t be as young as I am.
A daily blog would just about finish me off completely.
I like the idea of being alone. I like the idea of often being alone in all aspects of my life. I like to feel lonely. I like to need things.
I’ve still got a twinkle in me.
How can you consider flower power outdated? The essence of my lyrics is the desire for peace and harmony. That’s all anyone has ever wanted. How could it become outdated?
I think Led Zeppelin must have worn some of the most peculiar clothing that men had ever been seen to wear without cracking a smile.
I’m not a flowerchild or anything like that… whatever it was.
Old men do it better. We’re not so sensitive in certain areas.
I think I could sing and shear a few sheep at the same time.
All over the world, the idea of creating an melange of international musics, it’s a very healthy thing.