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All Quotes by author - Robert Smith
" A lot of journalists give me a hard time about how I look, but I've never met a journalist I'd rather look like. "
" Anyone can rehearse and play constantly any song in the world. "
" Apart from the fact that I've got a strange job, I do lead a fairly normal life. I do my own shopping. I don't feel constrained by who I am because of what I do; I often feel disappointed by my lack of ability. I get frustrated at myself, but I think everyone does. "
" Both me and my wife's extended family all live within a 50-mile radius. Like me, a lot of them did time in London then started drifting back to the countryside and the sea. Perhaps it's a homing instinct. "
" But everyone I know reaches a point where they throw out their arms and go beserk for a while; otherwise you never know what your limits are. I was just trying to find mine. "
" Each time I play a song it seems more real. "
" Every animal would rather die themselves than lose their offspring. But it's just genes, isn't it? All of our existence is spent worrying about the next generation, but we don't actually seem to get anywhere. "
" Everything I do has the tinge of the finite, of my own demise. At some point you either accept death or you just keep pushing it back as you get older and older. I've accepted it. "
" For a period in the '90s, I felt that the Cure was massively undervalued. But there has been a paradigm shift. There's a bunch of newer bands coming up who've grown up listening to the Cure and don't understand that you're not supposed to like us. "
" Hendrix was the first person I had come across who seemed completely free, and when you're nine or 10, your life is entirely dominated by adults. So he represented this thing that I wanted to be. Hendrix was the first person who made me think it might be good to be a singer and a guitarist - before that I wanted to be a footballer. "
" I always place myself as the archetypal Cure fan. I'm the wrong age, but I still think that if I like anything particularly, our fans will. "
" I am very self-conscious a lot of the time. "
" I became an adult in an extreme way. I was recently sorting some old photographs and I found another. "
" I could write songs as bad as Wham's if I really felt the urge to, but what's the point? "
" I despise people who revel in the ignorance of not being able to play their instrument. "
" I'd like to record somewhere really different. Rent a really big house and get a mobile in and set up in the dining room. Maybe New England; it'd be nice in September or October. "
" I do a job I really, really love and I kind of have fun with. People think you can't be grown up unless you're moaning about your job. "
" I don't care where the Cure is placed in the pantheon of rock. I don't care if we're perceived as relevant. We're never worried how we fit in. I don't even want to fit in. "
" I don't dislike my peers because they're still around and remind me of what I'm doing. I never liked them anyway. I never liked U2, the things they've done over the years. "
" I don't find the technology threatening. A lot of people my age, my generation, find it difficult to immerse themselves. But I would never preclude the idea of using any technology if I thought it suited the end result. "
" I don't think of death in a romantic way anymore. "
" I don't want The Cure to fizzle out doing 45-minute shows of greatest hits. That would be awful for our legacy. "
" I'd rather spend my time looking at the sky than listening to Whitney Houston. "
" If any of our songs ever did make it on the top ten, I'd disband the group immediately. "
" If I put a value on my music, and no one's prepared to pay that, then more fool me, but the idea that the value is created by the consumer is an idiot plan; it can't work. "
" If you acquiesce to one interview, there's always another waiting in the wings. Also if you're interviewed repeatedly, you just start repeating yourself. I don't like to do that. "
" If you feel alienated from people around you, it's because no one tries to understand you. "
" I get a much more extreme reaction when I have my hair really short. I look thuggish when I shave my head and wear big boots. I walk into a newsagent and people think I'm going to jump the counter. It's a much more extreme reaction. "
" I had every intention of 'Bloodflowers' being the last Cure record. I thought it would be fantastic to finish with the best thing we'd ever done, but I wasn't sure we could pull it off. "
" I had no desire to be famous; I just wanted to make the greatest music ever made. I didn't want anyone to know who I was. "
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