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I was burned out.
by Roger Andrew Taylor

I was burned out.
I think I was just exhausted.
It was a very intense five years.
We didn't stop.
It was constant touring, constant writing,
recording.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

You never know how you're going to be received,
after all this time.
The initial response we had was just overwhelming,
particularly that tour of the States.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

As Andy says, being in this band in the early 1980s
made you feel like you were part of a pizza.
We were always one of the band, one of Duran Duran,
or one of the Taylors.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

It's a nonstop schedule, really.
I had lost myself somewhere.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

 

It was great fun.
We had gone on tour in between the sessions and reconnected
with the audience and got a lot of energy back from them,
a lot of positive energy.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

Sometimes the problem is not the people in the band,
but the people around the band.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

The bar was very high-we had to really make sure that
we got what we really wanted,
that it was a real finished album.
We weren't going to give up until we got that.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

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I lived a normal life for a number of years.
I had kids.
I lived up on a farm in Gloucestershire in rural England,
and just kind of got back to reality again.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

I guess when we were up against it, we knew this album
was going to be compared to all the classic early material,
because it was going back to the original five.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

Some people even went off to form another band,
Power Station.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

Seven and the Ragged Tiger took six months to record and finish.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

When you're in a band that's so big when you're young,
you kind of lose your identity a little bit.
You just become part of the band.
I just needed to get away from it.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

It's amazing to see places like Madison Square Garden on the schedule again.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

I like Target.
I like the ones in the Midwest, personally.
We don't really have those in England yet.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

We still seem to trigger that intensity in people,
which was quite incredible.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

Nick and Simon had come to a natural end of their working
relationship with Warren,
which obviously opened the door for a reunion of the original five.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

Everybody was on the same page.
Nobody has really gone out there on a different musical journey.
When we got back together again, we all wanted to do the same kind of music.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

We're very lucky to be able to go back and reclaim
something that was a very special part of all our lives.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

I slowly started to drift back into music again.
I finally got the call from John...
about getting the band back together again.
It was so out of the blue.
I almost thought that the moment had passed.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

At some of the venues, the audience was so loud we
could hardly hear what was happening on stage,
which kind of threw us back to 1983,
when we had very similar reactions on a much bigger scale.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget,"
is only another way of saying, I will not forgive.
Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -
torn in two, and burned up,
so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher

You have to be an original individual;
you have to find your innermost core on your own,
with no guide, no guiding scriptures.
It is a dark night, but with the intense fire of inquiry
you are bound to come to the sunrise.
Everybody who has burned with intense inquiry
has found the sunrise.
Others only believe.
Those who believe are not religious,
they are simply avoiding the great adventure
of religion by believing.
- Osho

I remember when the candle shop burned down.
Everyone stood around singing 'Happy Birthday.'
- Steven Wright

The Hardy Boys burned me out.
I was recharging my batteries.
It was time to return to work, but it was tough because my visibility was low.
- Parker Stevenson

It's very worrying at this time in the world that any
point of view should be prohibited,
that's banned, there are heretics that should be burned at the stake.
- Thabo Mbeki

A little wanton money, which burned out the bottom of his purse.
- Thomas More

Whenever books are burned, men also in the end are burned.
- Heinrich Heine

We got dragged through a system and got burned by crooked lawyers,
and the list goes on and on.
- Jerry Only

I was part of the draft resistance movement in LA where
we did demonstrations at the draft centre and burned
our cards and made a lot of trouble on campus.
- Cheech Marin

The time I burned my guitar it was like a sacrifice.
You sacrifice the things you love.
I love my guitar.
- Jimi Hendrix

These critics who crucify me do not guess the littlest part of my sincerity.
They must be burned in a blaze.
I cannot learn from them.
- Zane Grey

For years the league has thought I've been on drugs.
I would have burned out a long time ago if that was true.
- Dennis Rodman

Every burned book enlightens the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I got kind of burned out, so I moved to Florida.
I was down there for 10 or 12 years,
raising children.
- Lee Majors

What progress we are making.
In the Middle Ages they would have burned me.
Now they are content with burning my books.
- Sigmund Freud

One, with God, is always a majority,
but many a martyr has been burned at the stake while
the votes were being counted.
- Thomas Reed

After all my possessions had been burned,
God gave me the wisdom to return to Jerusalem.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon

And about in the late '80s, I got kind of burned out a little bit.
- Lee Majors

For every child prodigy that you know about,
at least 50 potential ones have burned out before you even heard about them.
- Itzhak Perlman

I wrote the song For A Dancer for a friend of mine who died in a fire.
He was in the sauna in a house that burned down,
so he had no idea anything was going on.
It was very sad.
- Jackson Browne

I would be a traitor to these poor burned bodies if
I came here to talk good fellowship.
- Rose Schneiderman

Guys ask me, don't I get burned out? How can you get
burned out doing something you love? I ask you,
have you ever got tired of kissing a pretty girl?
- Tommy Lasorda

In choosing a hypothesis there is no virtue in being timid.
I clearly would have been burned at the stake in another age.
- Thomas Gold

When I retire I'm going to spend my evenings by the
fireplace going through those boxes.
There are things in there that ought to be burned.
- Richard M. Nixon

All my games were political games; I was,
like Joan of Arc, perpetually being burned at the stake.
- Indira Gandhi

Once I picked up an electric guitar,
I lost interest in piano,
and I just wanted to rock.
I studied piano for so long, I got burned out on it.
- Juliana Hatfield

The life of men and women is so cheap and property is so sacred.
There are so many of us for one job it matters little
if 146 of us are burned to death.
- Rose Schneiderman

Britain, which in the years immediately before this
war was rapidly losing such democratic virtues as it possessed,
is now being bombed and burned into democracy.
- J. B. Priestley

One half-conscious thought was burned in my mind:
stay on your feet.
- Gene Tunney

Each of the seventeen tribunals during a long period burned annually,
on an average, ten miserable beings!
- John Foxe

History is full of people who went to prison or were
burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas.
Society has always defended itself.
- Naguib Mahfouz

The tires were scorching hot, in fact I burned my fingers on one.
- Malcolm Campbell

Another method of eating burning coals employs small
balls of burned cotton in a dish of burning alcohol.
- Harry Houdini

We set the town on fire and burned down every house
as a warning to other small towns along the river.
- Knute Nelson

The serial arsonist is the most difficult to apprehend
because the evidence is burned up.
- Joseph Wambaugh

The moon is brighter since the barn burned.
- Matsuo Basho

You burned the city of London in our houses and we felt the flames.
- Archibald MacLeish

I am just another fireman because the story focuses
on Joaquin Phoenix's character,
but I play Joaquin's close friend and I get burned up a little bit,
but I don't die.
- Morris Chestnut

We kept a broad audience, and we didn't make fun of
people who had necessarily made mistakes in their life
and burned them to the ground.
We made fun of a commercial or a movie or ourselves.
- Tim Conway

Hundreds and hundreds of the dead were so badly burned
in the terrific heat generated by the bomb that it
was not even possible to tell whether they were men or women,
old or young.
- Wilfred Burchett

First of all, in terms of investment in Internet-related developments,
venture capitalists - once burned - are now very cautious
and are investing in areas that actually make business sense.
- Vinton Cerf

Sometimes I feel as if four thousand years of silencing women,
of the fear of women who were burned in oil or eviscerated
in front of their daughters,
is imprinted deep within me and has altered my DNA.
- Olympia Dukakis

In the sequence where I am burned at the stake,
everything was so casual and hazardous that the bottom of my dress caught fire,
and the grips became hysterical as they tried to pull me off the stake.
- Barbara Steele

The one image that's been causing a lot of discussion
is one image that I shot of a man falling head-first from the building,
before the buildings fell down.
He was trapped in the fire, and decided to jump and take his own life,
rather than being burned.
- Richard Drew

Of thousands of others, nearer the centre of the explosion,
there was no trace.
They vanished.
The theory in Hiroshima is that the atomic heat was
so great that they burned instantly to ashes -
except that there were no ashes.
- Wilfred Burchett

You would see people going back to homes that had been burned,
putting thatch over their structures again.
They still couldn't leave the area without the danger
of men being killed or women being raped,
but it was a start.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

I checked out all types of tobacco trying to find one
that would be easiest to live with,
I ended up using pipe tobacco.
It burned slower, and it wasn't as harsh on my throat...
It also smelled better.
- David Strathairn

If we don't stop somewhere, if we don't accept an unhappy compromise,
unhappy for both sides, if we don't learn how to unhappily
coexist and contain our burned sense of injustice -
if we don't learn how to do that,
we end up in a doomed state.
- Amos Oz

You get more churches burned down in the United States
in the last two years than in the last hundred,
because of the lack of understanding of culture and
diversity and the beauty of it.
- Edward James Olmos

One of the things that really got to me was talking
to parents who had been burned out of their villages,
had family members killed, and then when men showed
up at the wells to get water,
they were shot.
- Nicholas D. Kristof


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