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All Quotes by author - Rufus Wainwright
" After years of hotels, I'm horribly inept at cleaning up after myself. "
" Arguably, the relationship between Liza Minnelli and Judy Garland is one of the great mother-daughter sagas of all time. Certainly, for certain people, and a lot of them, Liza is the bigger star. Liza is the more kind of viable legend, shall we say. Then there's the other camp, where Judy is the one. "
" As an artist, you put so much into what you do and it can all be torn down in a nanosecond. "
" Being uncool is being pretty much the coolest you can be. "
" Crazy as it sounds, I'm a believer in destiny and serendipity, and I have had cosmic experiences all my life. Something told me I was meant for greater stuff. And look, I've had a baby! And I've written an opera! "
" Everything I do, I feel is genius. Whether it is or it isn't. "
" Every video I do is over budget by the time I walk on set. I am massively extravagant in my personal habits. "
" For better or worse, I've always been curious musically. Whether it's opera or Judy Garland or pop, I've deliberately sought those things out. I've never wanted to do the same things over and over. Some think I've accomplished what I set out to do, and others consider me a dilettante. "
" For me, the iPhone is harder than reading Faust. "
" I am always writing; if you want to survive in this business, you need to keep working, keep creating and never stop the output. "
" I am regarded as a usurper, as an imposter and dilettante, because I do technically come from the wrong side of the tracks in musical terms. "
" I am ridiculously high-maintenance. "
" I am undefinable. I don't fit into any particular category. "
" I am under no illusion that I will ever be the greatest opera composer in the world, with Wagner and Verdi and Strauss before me. I think my work could fit very nicely into musicals, though. "
" I basically have needed to go to the piano and give voice periodically to, you know - I'm always afraid to describe it as a kind of therapeutic process, but nevertheless it was a type of unloading that had to occur due to my personal life with my mother's health or just my professional trials and tribulations. "
" I believe a lot of our lives are spent asleep, and what I've been trying to do is hold on to those moments when a little spark cuts through the fog and nudges you. "
" I bemoan the fact that all my famous friends have places in St. Bart's and I have to go to Montauk. "
" I came out of the closet very young, and I had to cut my teeth pretty fast. "
" I could always escape into this demi-monde of homosexuality, which I feel really indebted to. It stopped me being a 'mummy's boy.' "
" I definitely consider 'Poses' - the whole album in fact - to be kind of a miracle. Like the last breath of that moment when decadence is healthy, 'Poses' encapsulates that feeling. It's a kind of song and a kind of album that I'll never be able to repeat. "
" I definitely have a Luddite's approach to what's going on. I find that as I get older, I get stupider. "
" I definitely try to broaden the scope of music. I don't know if it's pop or classical or what, but I'm religiously challenging myself all the time, for better or for worse. "
" I do not consider myself a guitar player. My father is a guitar player - I'm not. "
" I find so many songwriters today are missing an element... either the production is amazing but the songs aren't, or it's the other way around. "
" I have a good face for what I do. "
" I have an ounce of Lady Gaga's full-bodied ambition. "
" I have earned hundreds of thousands of pounds, but I can't seem to get to grips with money. "
" I have managed to eke out a good and substantial existence. I'm not shoveling gold bricks or anything, but I do very, very well. "
" I have never cooked a meal in my life and always end up paying for dozens of people to eat with me. "
" I have this horrible, horrible habit of going on YouTube and checking out comments about what I do. "
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