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If anyone comes along, I'm more than happy to welcome them, but I'm not interested in world domination.
The world is full of musicians who can play great, and you wouldn't cross the road to see them. It's people who have this indefinable attitude that are the good ones.
What's so funny about peace, love, and understanding?
Going to Nashville to meet the in-laws was the first time when I'd been in America and not been seen as some sort of eccentric character with a cute accent.
I like being a big fish in a small pond. I'm not interested in a huge audience because it brings headaches.
I loved Christmas. We had a really great time. But there wasn't - it was all - you had to be happy with, you know, an orange and a couple of walnuts, you know, in your stocking.
The number of contemporary artists who appeal to me is infinitesimal.
Elvis Costello had a brand new bag. He was a musician, but he knew all about the attitude part of it.
I'm an extremely slow worker, very unprolific. It can take me weeks to do a three-minute song, or at least to make it sound, in my mind, like I haven't written it. That's when I'm satisfied.
In the '70s, you had to come up with an album every year whether you were ready or not.
I love the sound of breaking glass Especially when Im lonely I need the noises of destruction When theres nothing new.
These days, rock 'n' roll is much more about rock than about roll. I don't do rock. But I'm interested in that roll part, because that's the funny little bit that makes it hip.
Be a military flier or be in a band; those were the two hippest things I could imagine.
As long as my body holds out, I'll be grooving when I'm 70, and not some sort of horrible spectacle.
I suppose I was waiting until I was old enough to have some sort of experience to sing about. When you're young, it's hard to sing the blues. Nobody believes you.
I've always felt quite like an outsider. I don't really belong in the mainstream, and I quite like that.
I'm playing to the sort of people who like the same records.
To a certain extent, yes, we do. But there's - but there's a very limited menu. There's only about sort of 20 songs that you hear on rotation.
You want to sing this song. And so it goes on until eventually, after - well, however long it can take - sometimes a few days, sometimes months - you piece the whole thing together.
And after, you know, having the old chicken or whatever it is they bring around and a couple of cocktails, you turn to the person sitting next to you and say, you know, you going home, then?
I use the name and the thought very, very easily as a sort of comfort - as a kind of comfort, in some way. And in that way, it's just like having a friend, I suppose.
When my pop career was over, I was scratching my head, thinking, "God, how am I going to do something after I'm forty?" I was in my mid-thirties, thinking I was on the scrap heap.
I used to sort of take the phone off the hook, you know, put my feet up and watch the TV until it was all over.
I've always felt kind of like an outsider, even when I was very successful back in the old days. Even then. I kind of enjoyed it, really.
I felt that in order to do what I wanted to do, I had to do certain things, and one of them was to have a hit in my own right. At least one.
The older I get, there doesn't seem to be anything remotely more interesting than talking about love and the lack of it and what happens when it's taken away from someone who's had it.
I sort of have various sort of theories when people ask me about songwriting because it is a mystery. You don't really know. Sometimes you can do it and sometimes you can't. It's really peculiar.
When somebody like Elvis Costello comes along, anybody can make a good record with him.
Cruel to be kind means that I love you.
If a hit came along, I wouldn't be unhappy about that. But I'm a bit too old for that now-doing videos and all those types of TV shows. I've kind of done all that, in the '70s.
I work very hard on getting the songs as direct and examined as I can before I go in the studio.
You've got to really know your song, inside and out.
A devastating culmination of the elegant and the funky, a really sensational musician with enormous depth.
When punk rock came along, the one thing you were not supposed to be was musical.
When I find a cover song that I like, I'll work away at it until I kind of believe that I wrote it.
Later in life, suddenly, if you're an outsider, it's something to be celebrated, I think, rather than getting on people's nerves.
Bash it out now, tart it up later.