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Born: 1945-09-26
Profession: Musician
Nation: English
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Women! I have no idea. I don't know anything about women at all. They're a complete mystery to me.

Tags: Idea, Mystery, Women

Words can be very powerful. I find them very difficult.

Tags: Difficult, Powerful, Words

But when I started writing songs, I stopped painting completely, and the only art things I do are connected to the career, like album sleeves and, to some extent, posters and things like that.

Tags: Art, Career, Writing

I don't do interviews at all when I'm on tour, so this time, on a day off, I'll do that kind of thing a little bit. I don't do big promotion schedules, not when I'm touring.

Tags: Big, Off, Time

I'd love to follow the Tour de France one day. It's a really exciting spectacle. I've only seen it once as it was coming into Paris and that was very exciting for me. I have memories of that.

Tags: Love, Memories, Once

It's fabulous when you do that, when you discover somebody who you like, when you kind of feel those feelings, even though he articulates them better.

Tags: Feelings, Somebody, Though

The quality of the writing, really. Simple as that. Beautiful words. It's very nice as a singer to do great songs, which have wonderful lyrics and strong feelings underneath the song.

Tags: Beautiful, Great, Nice

When I stopped touring in the early '80s for a few years, it was a mistake looking back. I lost touch with my audience in a way and I think that was a bad career move.

Tags: Bad, Career, Lost

But when you get music and words together, that can be a very powerful thing.

Tags: Music, Powerful, Words

You can never get silence anywhere nowadays, have you noticed?

Tags: Anywhere, Music, Silence

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix, but I could never quite pull it off.

Tags: Music, Off, Wanted

I suppose young people think football is glamorous - soccer - it's big money and the stars of it, they look good and have a great big house and a huge Ferrari.

Tags: Good, Great, Money

All those rappers, they're the only glamorous people working in music now. They dress up in these chains of gold, cars, girls and this and that, high-heeled shoes.

Tags: Music, Shoes, Working

And Mary J. Blige, she's got all these fur coats and hats and stuff. She's good; I like her.

Tags: Good, Her, She

But I do like to have peace and quiet for a good hour.

Tags: Good, Peace, Quiet

But I don't write so much now, because they're too painful.

Tags: Painful, Write

But I was feeling quite down at the time. I was living in L.A., which was kind of weird for me.

Tags: Feeling, Living, Time

I can never predict what's going to happen.

Tags: Happen, Predict

I didn't really want to give up music.

Tags: Give, Music

I don't think I've ever played the Olympia before, but I'm not totally sure.

Tags: Played, Sure, Totally

I had beautiful bikes and I was really into it. I just thought it was really glamorous.

Tags: Beautiful, Glamorous, Thought

I like L.A., but I shouldn't live there.

Tags: Abstract, Fact, Music

I like the name Atomic Kitten. It's so great.

Tags: Atomic, Great, Name

I mean, there are so many of his songs that I like that I could easily do that one day.

Tags: Easily, Mean, Songs

I met John Lennon and he was with his wife in Tokyo. I met him there.

Tags: Him, John, Wife

I'm not really sure what it was, the best moment. You always hope it's to come.

Tags: Best, Hope, Moment
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I've had quite a few moments I've liked, so it's good enough.

Tags: Enough, Few, Good

In New York, you couldn't wish for a nicer audience, or in L.A., Chicago, Boston. But when you get into secondary markets, they don't have a clue.

Tags: Audience, Wish, York

It's nice to know that there are several different avenues I could pursue.

Tags: Avenues, Nice, Pursue

It's not a very high failure rate if you choose people that you really like the sound of.

Tags: Choose, Failure, High

Oh yes, much, because music is just something that comes to you. You don't question it.

Tags: Music, Question, Yes

Performing was terrifying.

Tags: Performing, Terrifying

I don't think in terms of projects.

Tags: Projects, Terms

I've always been - as a teacher, as graduate student, as a student, and I think, really, as a child - I've been interested in poems, but not so much for what the take home pay is, what you might sum up from them in moral or intellectual terms or whatever, but what's in the certain lines and how lines relates to other lines.

Tags: Home, Moral, Teacher

When you read something, and especially when you're reading compellingly great, that becomes part of your identity, at least while you're reading it. You become changed by reading it.

Tags: Become, Great, While
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