Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.
I heard Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, and that was it. I didn't ever want to be anything else. I just started banging away and semi-studied classical music at the Royal Academy of Music but sort of half-heartedly.
As Elton John, my days on pop radio are over, and I know that and I accept it and I'm not unhappy about it.
I'm addicted to working. I mean, I have a list of 100 countries I want to play in. I'm basically killing myself by travelling so much, for no reason whatsoever.
And I talked to my doctor, and I must admit, you know, I'm sometimes quite renowned for my outbursts and I was just very frustrated, maybe a little frightened.
I mean, in some cases with libel laws, you know, they can write things about people who have no course of action, because they can't afford to take legal action against them.
And I'm afraid, in this day and age, trust, which I count so, you know, I love loyalty. I love trust.
I've always been dead set against festivals - really suspicious and wary.
We live in an age, in an era where there is so much negativity, there is so much violence in the world, there is so much unrest and people are at war, that I wanted to promote the word love and red signifies love.
An agent is a person who is sore because an actor gets 90% of what they make.
And I agreed with that, and I couldn't wait to change my name anyway, because I'm not too fond of the name of Reginald. It's a very kind of '50s English name.
I never really made a full album in Los Angeles before.
Who really needs a new album from me?
I love every minute of fatherhood, staying up all night, changing nappies, kids crying, I find it really funny and inspiring. It connects you to the world in a new way.
As a child, as a teenager, I was kind of not allowed to wear fashionable clothes.
And there's no guarantee that if you get HIV and you take these triple therapies, or whatever comes along next, that they're going to be successful for you.
I never thought of myself as being handsome or good-looking or whatever. I always felt like an outsider.
I've always wanted to smash a guitar over someone's head. You just can't do that with a piano.
I've had an amazing professional life, personal life, but at 64 to have a son who gives us that much love and enjoyment is, wow!
If I was to say what I am, I'd be a Labour man. I like Tony Blair a lot, I think he's a good man. And in America I'd definitely be a Democrat; I'd never be a Republican.