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I hardly ever listen to any of our old stuff now.
by Robert Smith

I hardly ever listen to any of our old stuff now.
Once the songs have been recorded and put on to vinyl
they become someone else's entertainment,
not mine.
- Robert Smith

I honestly don't class myself as a songwriter.
I've got 'musician' written on my passport.
That's even funnier.
- Robert Smith

I don't think of death in a romantic way anymore.
- Robert Smith

No, come to think of it, I don't think the Cure will end,
but I can make up an ending if you want me to.
- Robert Smith

 

Nobody notices me.
Nobody thinks I'm me.
But then I look less like me than most of the people coming to our concerts.
- Robert Smith

I'd rather spend my time looking at the sky than listening to Whitney Houston.
- Robert Smith

Each time I play a song it seems more real.
- Robert Smith

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You know, the Internets made us more aware of what people think about us.
- Robert Smith

I became an adult in an extreme way.
I was recently sorting some old photographs and I found another.
- Robert Smith

I'm not going to worry about the Cure slipping down
into the second division;
it doesn't bother me because I never expected to be
in the first division anyway.
- Robert Smith

You don't really know a song until you play it live.
- Robert Smith

I've always spent more time with a smile on my face than not,
but the thing is, I don't write about it.
- Robert Smith

I do a job I really, really love and I kind of have fun with.
People think you can't be grown up unless you're moaning about your job.
- Robert Smith

Sometimes I'll get to the end of a song,
open my eyes and there's all these faces peering at me.
It's quite horrifying.
- Robert Smith

I wouldn't want to think people doted on us,
hung on every word, or wanted to look like us.
- Robert Smith

Refusing to grow up is like refusing to accept your limitations.
That's why I don't think we'll ever grow up.
- Robert Smith

There's no hope of me becoming completely relaxed on stage.
If I did, I'd sit down and doze off.
- Robert Smith

I think the rock'n'roll myth of living on the edge is a pile of crap.
- Robert Smith

You can't drink on an eight hour flight,
pass out, and then go onstage...
well you can, but then you're Spandau Ballet.
- Robert Smith

They may not like us, but they can't get away from knowing who we are.
- Robert Smith

If any of our songs ever did make it on the top ten,
I'd disband the group immediately.
- Robert Smith

I could write songs as bad as Wham's if I really felt the urge to,
but what's the point?
- Robert Smith

But everyone I know reaches a point where they throw
out their arms and go beserk for a while;
otherwise you never know what your limits are.
I was just trying to find mine.
- Robert Smith

When we started I wasn't the singer.
I was the drunk rhythm guitarist who wrote all these weird songs.
- Robert Smith

I never answer if someone knocks on my door and only
the band and my manager have my phone number.
In any case my phone doesn't ring so I never notice it.
I occasionally just walk past and pick it up to see if anyone's there.
- Robert Smith

Like I can't cry for myself so I will let this song
take all of the things inside I can't let anyone else see and offer it up,
as if the sound were some kind of god,
and my pain is some kind of sacrifice.
- Robert Smith

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It is hardly possible to build anything,
if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
- Lech Walesa

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

Business, you know, may bring money,
but friendship hardly ever does.
- Jane Austen

This overcoming of all the usual barriers
between the individual and the Absolute
is the great mystic achievement.
In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute
and we become aware of our oneness.
This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition,
hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
- William James

When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his
40s shouldn't play tennis.
I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait
until I reached 50 to start again.
- Hugo Black

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy -
in fact, they're almost incompatible;
one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.
Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil.
- Robert Heinlein

Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you look at my audiences, even in Europe,
they're hardly teenagers.
- Norman Granz

Women of quality are so civil, you can hardly distinguish love from good breeding.
- William Wycherley

We were alone.
Where, I could not say, hardly imagine.
All was black, and such a dense black that,
after some minutes, my eyes had not been able to discern
even the faintest glimmer.
- Jules Verne

I grew up years ago doing something that unfortunately
doesn't hardly exist any more,
a medium called Radio.
- Robert Stack

I hardly have any spare time!
But when I do, I garden a lot - I love plants and flowers.
- Soundarya

There is hardly an activity that a person can think
about that does not intrinsically involve energy,
most of which is currently provided by fossil fuels.
- Lee R. Raymond

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many;
three hardly possible.
- Henry Brooks Adams

Experience isn't interesting until it begins to repeat itself.
In fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience.
- Elizabeth Bowen

There is hardly anything in the world that some man
cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper,
and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey.
- John Ruskin

We have hardly an adequate idea how all-powerful law
is in forming public opinion,
in giving tone and character to the mass of society.
- Ernestine Rose

The world is so dreadfully managed, one hardly knows to whom to complain.
- Ronald Firbank

Nowadays you need so much money to be able to launch a new artist,
notably in America; you would hardly believe the sums involved.
- Giorgio Moroder

Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth.
While truths, on which eternal things depend,
can hardly find a single friend.
- William Cowper

The Queen is usually reckoned equal,
in average situations,
to two Rooks and a Pawn, but towards the end of a game
she is hardly so valuable as two Rooks.
- Howard Staunton

There are hardly five critics in America;
and several of them are asleep.
- Herman Melville

I couldn't bear it if anyone knew I had hardly any self-confidence at all.
- Loretta Young

Somali is turning into a desert.
Rwanda, you can hardly find a place to plant a potato,
it's so crowded.
- Jim Fowler

My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player
in a whorehouse or a politician.
And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference.
- Harry S. Truman

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology,
in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
- Carl Sagan

It seems everything is so full of possibilities one
can hardly take it all in.
- Kenneth Koch

I have hardly any friends who aren't gay.
- Tracey Emin

I must be more sensible and realize that at my age,
illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.
- Paul Cezanne

Comics, at least in periodical form,
exist almost entirely free of any pretense;
the critical world of art hardly touches them,
and they're 100% personal.
- Chris Ware

I still play the guitar and piano, but hardly ever in public.
- Michael Storm

I was so emotional.
Choked up.
I could hardly talk all day.
I'll be cleaning out my trailer and saying goodbye soon,
realizing what a wonderful experience this has been.
- Dennis Franz

The publication of the third volume of Capital has
made hardly any impression upon bourgeois economic science.
- Rudolf Hilferding

And what's interesting about him as a comic character
is that the custard pie hardly ever ends up on his face.
- Rowan Atkinson

It's been interesting how kids have had hardly any problems watching it,
but adults have more trouble.
This happened way back even with Jabberwocky and Time Bandits.
- Terry Gilliam

Companies are not charitable enterprises:
They hire workers to make profits.
In the United States, this logic still works.
In Europe, it hardly does.
- Paul Samuelson

Without the Guard and Reserve, our active duty troops could hardly deploy.
- John Spratt

We were on the cover of Women's Wear Daily,
which was hardly rock 'n' roll, but it pleased me.
- Gary Kemp

I was just a cheap little starlet hardly acting at
all in a very mediocre film.
- Brigitte Bardot

When I did get home this last time, we had all these plans to go out.
And then we hardly stepped outside because the time
together seemed too precious.
- Emily Watson

There is hardly any money interest in art,
and music will be there when money is gone.
- Duke Ellington

I'm hardly a saint.
- Frank Langella


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