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Born: 1949-12-22
Profession: Musician
Nation: English
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My idea of a good time is creating something and reading a good book.

Tags: Book, Good, Time

My whole life has been a bit like a Nintendo game.

Tags: Game, Life, Whole

My work means everything to me.

Tags: Means, Work

Rarely do I attach guilt to something pleasant. Life's too short.

Tags: Guilt, Life, Short

The Bee Gees, to us, was the three brothers. In Maurice's name, we would respect that and not be the Bee Gees anymore.

Tags: Name, Respect, Three

We've been in each other's pockets our entire lives.

Tags: Entire, Lives, Pockets

You're looking at the Bee Gees right now.

Tags: Bee, Gees, Looking

As the plane got closer to Miami, I had this terrible feeling he was dying. Maybe he was telling me that he was going. I felt anger, panic, despair and helplessness.

Tags: Anger, Dying, Feeling

I don't like lifts and will walk up 20 flights of stairs if I have to. Crowded rooms make me uncomfortable, too, although I can sing to a stadium full of thousands of people no bother.

Tags: Full, Sing, Walk

I find it very, very hard. He was part of the fabric of my life. We were kids together, and teenagers. We spent the whole of our lives with each other because of our music.

Tags: Hard, Life, Music

I hadn't accepted he was seriously ill. The idea that someone so close to you couldn't wake up was utterly incomprehensible. Then the doctor came in... Maurice had no brain left. There wasn't any activity at all.

Tags: Brain, Idea, Someone

I haven't really met anyone else who has influenced me, but you never know, it could happen next year or next month. I just like to go with the spur of the moment.

Tags: Else, Happen, Moment

I think for anybody, any family, and I know there are families out there that are going through this even now, that it is the hardest thing in the world. Nobody is ever prepared for it.

Tags: Anybody, Family, Nobody

I'd never try to be that distinctive from the Bee Gees' sound. I'm very proud of being a Bee Gee and am always aware that I'll be identified as a Bee Gee.

Tags: Proud, Sound, Try

In the beginning, Barry and I couldn't decide if we were going got go forward with the name of the Bee Gees or just as Barry and Robin. Now we've decided to continue as the Bee Gees because we feel we can, and Maurice would have wanted it.

Tags: Beginning, Forward, Wanted

Music became an obsession, and eventually we felt more comfortable with each other then we did with anyone else. The three of us were like one person.

Tags: Anyone, Else, Music

Nobody will ever take Maurice's place, and he'll go on with us and he'll go on our music. He'll go on with us as the Bee Gees, and Maurice will always be with us.

Tags: Music, Nobody, Place

The Bee Gees were always heavily influenced by black music. As a songwriter, it's never been difficult to pick up on the changing styles of music out there, and soul has always been my favourite genre.

Tags: Black, Music, Soul

The illness, and the untimely death of my brothers, has made me conscious of the fact that - rather than just think about it - it's crucial that you do today what you want to do.

Tags: Death, Rather, Today

We said we'd fly the flag without him and carry on. I didn't give him a kiss because I still hadn't accepted what was happening. I was hoping that some miracle was going to happen. Of course, it didn't. I wish I had kissed him now.

Tags: Give, Happen, Him

When Maurice touched a keyboard, it was like something from a movie, magical. He would always give you something from a movie, and you'd go, what did you just play... immediately inspirational writings, amazing. That's what we're going to miss.

Tags: Amazing, Give, Movie

You know, we'd just had a birthday, he was... you know, he still had a future out of him, and all I can is he was just one of the most beautiful people in the world... a very gifted man, and it's a loss to the world, not just for us.

Tags: Beautiful, Birthday, Future

You realize that however much you don't think about death - or think that's for other people - you're just an organism living from day to day. I'm just grateful I'm here.

Tags: Death, Here, Living
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I don't take things for granted, because everything feels more fragile. It's made me wonder about mortality and how long you've got somebody in the world. I'm more fearful than I used to be.

Tags: Granted, Somebody, Used

I visit English country churchyards where historical figures are buried.

Tags: Country, English, Historical

I've always been thin. If you go back to when we first started I've always been skinny.

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If the heart stops for more than two minutes, you have massive brain death. There are only two minutes between our conscious world and zero. That's how fragile our consciousness is.

Tags: Brain, Death, Heart

I love food, I love eating.

Tags: Eating, Food, Love

I sometimes wonder if the tragedies my family has suffered are a kind of karmic price for all the fame and fortune the Bee Gees have had.

Tags: Family, Sometimes, Wonder

Losing people makes you realize you've got to grab life - not put things off.

Tags: Life, Off, Put

With Maurice suddenly going, I realised... I think I've matured. I don't take things lightly any more.

Tags: Lightly, Matured, Suddenly

I'm really happy that I got to work with such fresh talent. In a day when record companies are not particularly good at encouraging young, talented songwriters to come forward and get exposure, I think it's important to give tomorrow's songwriters the opportunity.

Tags: Good, Happy, Work

We will pursue every factor, every element, every second of the timeline, of the final hours of Maurice's life. We will pursue that relentlessly. That will be our quest from now on.

Tags: Hours, Life, Second

Everyone's looking to the urban scene for inspiration now.

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How do you explain the bond between man and wife? Well, for one thing, it's private. What people do in their own marriage is their own business.

Tags: Business, Marriage, Wife

I don't have too much faith in destiny, or an afterlife. This is it.

Tags: Afterlife, Destiny, Faith

I don't know what 'home' or 'abroad' is any more.

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I don't like fruit but I'm vegetarian, so eat a lot of veggies.

Tags: Eat, Fruit, Vegetarian

I don't like rock opera with back beats.

Tags: Beats, Opera, Rock

I love stuff like Mozart.

Tags: Love, Mozart, Stuff

I'll never get used to living without Mo, but the painful things that surround what happened to him aren't so painful any more-not so raw or so new.

Tags: Him, Living, Used

I'm not a party person or someone who likes to sit and drink in clubs all night, and never really have been. I have a good time through work.

Tags: Good, Time, Work

I've always been naturally thin.

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It just felt like the right time to focus on solo material.

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It makes us feel better that everyone out there is thinking of Maurice.

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It's hard for me to put on weight.

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Lots of people aren't comfortable with silences. They feel they've got to fill the dead air.

Tags: Air, Dead, Lots

Music is being treated as one big karaoke machine.

Tags: Big, Machine, Music
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