- "Rock over London. Rock on Chicago." [A phrase he repeats at the end of most of his songs, and a phrase he heavily popularized]
- "Rock music pays off. Rock music takes me on a joy ride. Rock music keeps me off the hell city bus. Rock music will always look out for me. But I will not let my touch of profanity to shoot it down."
- "I love you too." [said live if an audience member said they loved him]
- "Say rock! Say roll!"