50 Legendary Sting Quotes On Life & Music

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Which are your favorite Sting quotes?

Sting is an English musician, actor, businessman, and philanthropist. He is most famously recognized as a member of the popular new wave rock band ‘The Police’ until the band disbandment.

Throughout his music career, Sting has amassed some of the most sought achievements any musician ever dreamt of, including the ‘Ivor Novello Award’, the ‘Golden Globe Award’, as well as getting inducted into both ‘Songwriters Hall of Fame’ and ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’.

Sting has also ventured into acting and writing as well. He has made appearances in well-known films such as ‘Dune’ and ‘Zoolander 2’. As an author, he has successfully published 2 books, namely ‘Broken Music’ and ‘Lyrics’.

We’ve put together this collection of the best Sting quotes:


50 Legendary Sting Quotes On Life & Music

1. “It has very little to do with my work, but if your image is not sexy enough, people won’t listen. It’s part of the game.” – Sting

2. “I really wanted to work with David Lynch. I was a big fan of The Elephant Man and Eraserhead.” – Sting

3. “I made two movies before The Police had a hit record: I did Quadrophenia and a film called Radio On.” – Sting

4. “I don’t need to manufacture trauma in my life to be creative. I have a big enough reservoir of sadness or emotional trauma to last me.” – Sting

5. “I write the music, produce it and the band plays within the parameters that I set.” – Sting

6. “I have been through various fitness regimes. I used to run about five miles a day and I did aerobics for a while.” – Sting

7. “One of the rewards of success is freedom, the ability to do whatever you like.” – Sting

8. “I think love has something to do with allowing a person you claim to love to enter a larger arena than the one you create for them.” – Sting

9. “Success always necessitates a degree of ruthlessness. Given the choice of friendship or success, I’d probably choose success.” – Sting


10th of 50 Sting Quotes

10. “I exist in a state of almost perpetual hysteria.” – Sting


11. “I was brought up as a Catholic and went to church every week and took the sacraments. It never really touched the core of my being.” – Sting

12. “I always stayed fit because I’m a performer, and all of those things help me to perform.” – Sting

13. “I see music as one language. If one musical form eats its own tail, it dies. So it needs to be a mongrel, it needs to be hybridized.” – Sting

14. “I see songs, not as a commodity used up when the album goes off the charts, which is often the case with pop songs. I see them as a body of work. Life should be breathed into them.” – Sting

15. “I was recruited to teach 9-year-olds. I taught for two years.” – Sting

16. “I’ve never lost perspective on who I am. Well, maybe briefly, but generally I’m pretty balanced.” – Sting

17. “It’s never easy to write a song. It’s the most difficult thing I do.” – Sting

18. “I come from a family of losers, and I’ve rejected my family as something I don’t want to be like.” – Sting

19. “If you make your living writing, and you can’t write anything, it’s over. It’s very frightening.” – Sting


20th of 50 Sting Quotes

20. “I miss England. I miss the weather. I’ve spent most of the last 25 years on tour. I’m ready to come home.” – Sting


21. “I’m not speaking as someone who has reached satori or anything else. I’m a student.” – Sting

22. “I was famous overnight. I went from nowhere to being really big.” – Sting

23. “The more irrational of us are worried about the millennium ending – as if a date would really matter.” – Sting

24. “I try to give the media as many confusing images as I can to retain my freedom. What’s real is for my children and the people I live with.” – Sting

25. “I do my best work when I am in pain and turmoil.” – Sting

26. “The acceptance of death gives you more of a stake in life, in living life happily, as it should be lived. Living for the moment.” – Sting

27. “I have a big problem with piped music. I like either silence or to listen to it properly.” – Sting

28. “I feel this music has nurtured me as I’ve been immersing myself in it. I’ve felt supported by it.” – Sting

29. “The deeper you get into Yoga you realize it is a spiritual practice. It’s a journey I’m making. I’m heading that way.” – Sting


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30. “That sense of failure, I don’t know where people put it who don’t write songs and aren’t able to emote physically. It must go somewhere.” – Sting


31. “I’m very much afraid of being mad – that’s my one fear.” – Sting

32. “Love is stronger than justice.” – Sting

33. “There’s no religion but sex and music.” – Sting

34. “I hate most of what constitutes rock music, which is basically middle-aged crap.” – Sting

35. “Yoga introduced me to a style of meditation. The only meditation I would have done before would be in the writing of songs.” – Sting

36. “I’ve spent a bit of time with the Prince of Wales, who I respect greatly. I’d give two cheers for the Monarchy.” – Sting

37. “My friends are Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, and we’re singing about mortality, getting older. It’s an interesting time.” – Sting

38. “I think you can get the wrong impression about me from my work and think I’m always a bit down. I’m not that way at all. I’m fun-loving.” – Sting

39. “I can’t really change my life to accommodate people who are jealous. I don’t see why I should.” – Sting


40th of 50 Sting Quotes

40. “I can’t fly a flag for monogamy or whatever the opposite is; it depends on the person and on the situation.” – Sting


41. “I think there’s room for both private exploration and group work in Yoga.” – Sting

42. “I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children.” – Sting

43. “An uncle of mine emigrated to Canada and couldn’t take his guitar with him. When I found it in the attic, I’d found a friend for life.” – Sting

44. “Yoga is almost like music in a way; there’s no end to it.” – Sting

45. “When the world is running down, you make the best of what’s still around.” – Sting

46. “I don’t understand American football at all. It looks like all-in wrestling with crash helmets.” – Sting

47. “Like Yoga, the spiritual life is actually very difficult.” – Sting

48. “I learned to change my accent; in England, your accent identifies you very strongly with a class, and I did not want to be held back.” – Sting

49. “Peter Townshend shows us it’s all right to grow up. There is dignity after rock’n’roll.” – Sting

50. “I’m not much of a family man. I’m just not that into it. I love kids, I adore them, but I don’t want to live my life for them.” – Sting



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Zisilia Alvsa
Zisilia Alvsa
Zisilia Alvsa is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. Friends often call her Zii. She is a girl from Jakarta, Indonesia who currently lives in Bali. Zii loves photography and travelling.


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