Quote Image - Desktop Image
Quote Image- Mobile Image
Email pink icon
Get the Daily Inspiration in your inbox

By subscribing to Inspiring Quotes you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Daily Inspiration Podcast
November 01, 2022
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

The image is one thing and the human being is another… it's very hard to live up to an image.

Separator icon
Elvis Presley

Perhaps no other musician has known the pressure of living up to an image the way Elvis Presley did. The king of rock ‘n’ roll became one of the most successful artists and cultural icons in American history during his career, dominating the 1950s music charts with such hits as “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Hound Dog,” before finding success as an actor in films like “Love Me Tender” and “Jailhouse Rock.” Yet Presley often expressed a feeling of deep loneliness even in the face of his fans’ feverish adoration. His words here suggest that no matter how perfect a person may seem from the outside, we’re all human, and we’re all in need of empathy and compassion.

Play more header background
Play more icon
Daily Question
Fill in the blank: "It's not your job to be likable. It's your job to be ___." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
More Inspiration
Featured Articles