Bernie Taupin Quotes

 

One reason I quit doing interviews after years and years and years was because I was making things up.

— Bernie Taupin

My mother’s father taught English literature. When I was about ten or eleven, I could recite Macaulay’s ‘Lays of Ancient Rome.’ While other kids were playing pedestrian war games, I’d be Horatius keeping the bridge.

— Bernie Taupin

Lincolnshire is the Idaho of England. You were either going to drive a tractor for the rest of your life or head for the city to work in a factory.

— Bernie Taupin

We may have limped onto Broadway as the underdogs, but underdogs bite back occasionally.

— Bernie Taupin

Don’t call my lyrics poetry. It’s an insult to real poets.

— Bernie Taupin

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