Sting quotes

Born
2 October 1951, Wallsend, Northumberland, England.

Occupation
Songwriter, singer, musician.

Sting is an English singer, songwriter. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band the Police from 1977 to 1985, and started a solo career in 1986. 

I really wanted to work with David Lynch. I was a big fan of The Elephant Man and Eraserhead.
– Sting
If you make your living writing, and you can’t write anything, it’s over. It’s very frightening.
– Sting
Melancholy is no bad thing.
– Sting
I exist in a state of almost perpetual hysteria.
– Sting
I come from a family of losers, and I’ve rejected my family as something I don’t want to be like.
– Sting
Yoga is almost like music in a way; there’s no end to it.
– Sting
I have been through various fitness regimes. I used to run about five miles a day and I did aerobics for a while.
– Sting
I realize that nothing’s as it seems.
– Sting
Peter Townshend shows us it’s all right to grow up. There is dignity after rock’n’roll.
– Sting
I miss England. I miss the weather. I’ve spent moss of the last 25 years on tour. I’m ready to come home.
– Sting
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
When the world is running down, you make the best of what’s still around.
– Sting
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
I think I’m a focus for international attention.
– Sting
I can’t fly a flag for monogamy or whatever the opposite is; it depends on the person and on the situation.
– Sting
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
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
My friends are Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, and we’re singing about mortality, getting older. It’s an interesting time.
– Sting
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
I hate most of what constitutes rock music, which is basically middle-aged crap.
– Sting
I’m not speaking as someone who has reached satori or anything else. I’m a student.
– Sting
I’ve only paid lip service to a spiritual life.
– Sting
I can’t really change my life to accommodate people who are jealous. I don’t see why I should.
– Sting
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
There’s no religion but sex and music.
– Sting
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
Yoga introduced me to a style of meditation. The only meditation I would have done before would be in the writing of songs.
– Sting
Intellectually I’m probably a Republican.
– Sting
I have a big problem with piped music. I like either silence or to listen to it properly.
– Sting
Love is stronger than justice.
– Sting
I always stayed fit because I’m a performer, and all of those things help me to perform.
– Sting
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
I was famous overnight. I went from nowhere to being really big.
– Sting
Success always necessitates a degree of ruthlessness. Given the choice of friendship or success, I’d probably choose success.
– Sting
The logical process will often be the safe one. I tend, when I’m given that choice, to go the way that’s not safe.
– Sting
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
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
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
I don’t like singing before noon.
– Sting
I do my best work when I am in pain and turmoil.
– Sting
One of the rewards of success is freedom, the ability to do whatever you like.
– Sting
Like Yoga, the spiritual life is actually very difficult.
– Sting
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
I don’t understand American football at all. It looks like all-in wrestling with crash helmets.
– Sting
I feel this music has nurtured me as I’ve been immersing myself in it. I’ve felt supported by it.
– Sting
I’m very much afraid of being mad – that’s my one fear.
– Sting