19 Robert Plant Quotes That Are as True Now as They Were Then

Robert Plant is an acclaimed English singer and songwriter. He was the leading singer and also lyricist of the renowned rock band, Led Zeppelin. He led the band from the day of its founding in 1968 until the band eventually ended up splitting up in 1980. Since that time Plant has also built himself a successful career as a solo artist who occasionally joins forces with talented artists like Alison Krauss.

1. On the past

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“The past is a stepping stone, not a millstone.”

2. On music

A person with curly hair wearing a black shirt is sitting in front of a background with plants. The person appears to be talking, with a neutral expression.

“Music is for every single person that walks the planet.”

3. On being a rock and roll singer

A person with long, curly, blond hair is speaking. They are wearing a dark top and are captured in a close-up shot, which reveals their expressive face against a muted, patterned background.

“I don’t know how much more expressive you can get than being a rock and roll singer.”

4. On The Stairway to Heaven

A person with curly, long hair is looking directly at the camera in this image. The image has a warm, yellowish tint and appears slightly grainy, giving it a vintage feel. The individual is wearing a dark patterned shirt.

“I think we’re in a disposable world and Stairway to Heaven is one of the things that hasn’t quite been thrown away yet.”

5. On playing at stadiums

A person with curly dark hair is sitting on a chair in front of a background that includes plants. The person is looking slightly to the left. The lighting is warm and soft.

“You feel quite distant by playing at huge stadiums year after year, where you only can see a great darkness in front of you.”

6. On the comfort zone

A person with curly, long hair and wearing a blue jacket over a dark shirt appears to be mid-conversation during an interview on a television show. The background features colorful abstract graphics on a screen.

“I’ve been scared and I’ve liked not hanging on to stuff where I know that I’m in my comfort zone.”

7. On being alone

A man with long wavy hair and a beard is seated, gesturing with both hands raised. He has a focused expression and is wearing a dark-colored shirt. The background is slightly blurred, suggesting an indoor setting.

“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.”

8. On giving yourself space

A person with long curly hair and wearing a blue jacket with a patterned collar is seated. The background is dark with a blurry television screen visible behind them. The scene is indoors.

“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.”

9. On getting carried away

A person with long, curly hair and light skin is seen in a close-up shot wearing a blue jacket with a patterned shirt underneath. The background includes a blurred television screen displaying colorful visuals. They appear to be engaged in a conversation.

“I still like to get carried away, but passively.”

10. On questioning what’s valuable in life

A person with long curly hair wearing sunglasses sits on a carved wooden chair. They are dressed in a white shirt and are gesturing with one hand near their neck. The background includes a rustic wall and a wooden shutter or door.

“You have to ask these questions. Who pays the piper, and what is valuable in this life?”

11. On keeping up

A senior man with long, wavy, light brown hair and a beard sits in a room. He wears a dark shirt and looks slightly to his left, with a thoughtful expression. The background is dimly lit and out of focus, featuring various furniture and decor.

“It’s crucial that I kind of keep up, without drifting into the backslapping land of cliche and lifetime achievement awards.”

12. On your kids growing up

A man with long, wavy gray hair and a beard is sitting with his hands clasped under his chin. He is smiling and looking slightly to the side. He is wearing a dark-colored shirt and a turquoise ring on his right hand. The background is blurred.

“I’m just lucky because my kids are grown-up, I love them, very proud of them, and we are in close contact as big-time friends, but they don’t need me that much now and I can actually enjoy this wonderful world of music.”

13. On his vocal style

A person with long, curly blond hair is wearing dark sunglasses and smiling. They are seated in an indoor setting, and the background is slightly blurred, featuring what appears to be a wooden structure and a cabinet.

“My vocal style I haven’t tried to copy from anyone. It just developed until it became the girlish whine it is today.”

14. On rock and roll

A person with long curly hair is sitting on a chair, wearing dark sunglasses and a light-colored shirt. They appear to be speaking or giving an interview in a vintage setting with a stone wall and arched wooden window behind them.

“The trouble is now, with rock and 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.”

15. On taking chances

A person with curly hair is sitting on a dark chair, wearing a red and black striped shirt. They have a serious expression and are looking downwards. A fireplace is visible in the background.

“I’m so aware of the fact that if I hadn’t taken the chances that I’ve taken along the line, I probably wouldn’t be getting the best out of my voice anymore, I might have messed it up in that awful, predictable place.”

16. On not repeating yourself

A person with curly hair and a striped shirt looks directly into the camera while sitting on a couch. The background shows part of a window and a houseplant.

“There’s no point stepping up to the golden platform if you’re going to repeat yourself.”

17. On being on stage

A person with curly, shoulder-length hair and wearing a dark jacket over a light shirt is speaking. The background is black.

“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.”

18. On having one good concert

A man with long, curly hair is seated, wearing a black jacket over a white t-shirt. He rests his chin on his hand, looking thoughtful. The background is dark, highlighting his face and upper body. The image conveys a pensive, contemplative mood.

“I daresay one good concert justifies a week of satisfaction at home.”

19. On having a good cassette

A person with curly, long hair and light facial hair, wearing a dark long-sleeved shirt, is sitting on a green tufted sofa. The background features wooden paneling. They have a thoughtful expression and are looking slightly to the side.

“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.”

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