||A collection of quotes about Mick's Age, and how he didnt even think there would even be a "Babylon" tour, much less a Licks tour in 2002:
(Mick At Age 40)
Q: At one point you talked about how you wouldn't want to be singing Satisfaction when you were 50...
Mick: Or 40 or 30.
Q: But now you find yourself there.
Mick: What that means is it's not the actual singing. What that means is that you don't want
to be in exactly the same groove, you want to change around a little bit. You don't want to be too much of a nostalgia act...
Q: What about when you're 50?
Mick: 50? (laughs) FIFTY? Listen to this, FIFTY! God - fuck 50! You can write that! .... It would be awful if I went on and tried to do things I couldn't do. But if the body is in good enough condition to be able to sing and have the breath and the legs... then there's no reason I shouldn't be able to do it for a few more years. But as soon as it starts to show... well, I'll see it on video. I'll see it straight away.
(Mick at age 41)
Q: Just to press the point, say 5 or 10 years down the road...
Mick: Well, forGET it! (laughs) I don't want to THINK about it!
Q: I mean, there can't really be a Rolling Stones when you're 50!
Mick: No, I don't think so either.
(Mick at age 26)
"I don't know where to live. England is so small-town. They'll send me away eventually. And they tax you blind. I think I'd like to live in France and travel, live in different places different times...But I've got to find a place to live, got to think about the future, because obviously I can't do THIS forever. (Rolls his eyes) I mean, we're so OLD - Bill's 33!... "
I'll add more as soon as I find more quotes by the Stones about how it's obvious they never thought they would still be going...........