"Son, if you ever say another derogatory word about Elvis Aron Presley in my presence again, I will kick the living shit out of you."
—Sheriff John Quincy Wydell, The Devil's Rejects, 2005
"Mr. Presley has no discernible singing ability . . . For the ear he is an unutterable bore, not nearly so talented as Frank Sinatra back in the latter’s rather hysterical days at the Paramount Theater."
—Jay Gould, New York Times Critic
"I always said, if I had to fuck a guy . . . I mean had to, if my life depended on it . . . I'd fuck Elvis."
—Clarence Worley, True Romance, 1993
"That's why I'm glad Jesus died when he did. Because if he lived to be 40, he would have ended up like Elvis. He was famous already at that point. If he lived to be 40, he'd be walking around Jerusalem with a big fat beer gut and black side burns going, 'Damn, I'm the son of God. Give me a cheeseburger and french fries right now.'"
"John Holmes was to the adult film industry what Elvis Presley was to rock and roll. He simply was the king."
—Bob Vosse, quoted in Wadd: The Life and Times of John C. Holmes, 1998
"He can't last. I tell you flatly, he can't last."
"[Elvis] died when he went into the army. That's when they killed him, that's when they castrated him."
"Elvis Presley—bloated, over the hill, adolescent entertainer—had nothing to do with excellence, just myth."
"His kind of music is deplorable, a rancid smelling aphrodisiac . . . It fosters almost totally negative and destructive reactions in young people."
"If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead."