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I do a job I really, really love and I kind of have fun with.
by 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

I became an adult in an extreme way.
I was recently sorting some old photographs and I found another.
- 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 could write songs as bad as Wham's if I really felt the urge to,
but what's the point?
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose a job you love,
and you will never have to work a day in your life.
- Confucius

It is not my place to doubt the sincere beliefs of others.
My job is to question my own beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that miracles are the natural way of the Universe
Your only job is to move your doubting mind out of the way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't take full responsibility
for your own happiness,
who do you suppose will?
Your happiness is a one person job -
it begins and ends with you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi

Maturity is the ability to do a job
whether or not you are supervised,
to carry money without spending it,
and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
- Ann Landers

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job,
tell 'em, Certainly I Can. -
and get busy and find out how to do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing to do is to hug one's friend tight and do one's job.
- Edith Wharton

The ending of a job or a relationship
may appear as the darkest night,
but it is merely the Winter season -
the time of renewal and rebirth
that precedes the new planting -
the beginning of the next great cycle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Working at a job you hate is unlikely
to bring you either happiness or success.
Do what you love. You are far more likely to gain success -
recognition and financial reward - if you are working
at something that inspires and excites you.
And, whether wealth follows or not, you will be happy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Release your burdens - your fears, regrets,
guilts, shames, embarrassments, angers.
One by one, pick up each memory or fear that troubles you,
hold it close, and release it to the Universe.
Release each incident from your past that still bothers you.
Release each fear - your fears about your health,
your family, your job, and every other fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Living in fear of anything is a terrible waste
of what could be a great life.
If you live in fear of losing your job,
either you fear the embarrassment of being jobless,
or you fear the loss of material goods -
house, car, and such.
If you live in fear of losing your stuff and money,
it is clear that they own you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you have a job without any aggravations, you don't have a job.
- Malcolm S. Forbes (wealthy publisher)

You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even
if it leads to the president.
I'm innocent.
You've got to believe I'm innocent.
If you don't, take my job.
- Richard M. Nixon

DON'T get officious.
You're not yourself when you're officious -
That is the curse of a government job.
- the movie Harold and Maude (1971)

My son is now an 'entrepreneur.' That's what you're
called when you don't have a job.
- Ted Turner

And to get real work experience, you need a job,
and most jobs will require you to have had either real
work experience or a graduate degree.
- Donald Norman

To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.
- Golda Meir

We must trust our own thinking.
Trust where we're going.
And get the job done.
- Wilma Mankiller

It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job:
it's a depression when you lose yours.
- Harry S. Truman

I think the person who takes a job in order to live -
that is to say, for the money -
has turned himself into a slave.
- Joseph Campbell

Getting fired is nature's way to telling you
that you had the wrong job in the first place.
- Hal Lancaster

Don't underestimate your abilities,
that's your boss's job.
- Anonymous

The best way to appreciate your job
is to imagine yourself without one.
- Oscar Wilde

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak
or write very often about his job.
It releases tension needed for his work.
- Henry Moore

Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job.
- Franklin P. Jones

If you don't enjoy your career,
today is the day to begin a long-term plan
for creating a career that interests and excites you.
And, in the short term, even if you hate your job,
look for small joys at work each day,
perhaps in your interactions with customers and co-workers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I figure that if the children are alive when I get home,
I've done my job.
- Roseanne Barr

Recession is when a neighbor loses his job.
Depression is when you lose yours.
- Ronald Reagan

A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it,
then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job.
- Walter Wager

God will forgive me.
It's his job.
- Heinrich Heine

You can always tell a real friend: when you've made
a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
- Laurence J. Peter

You better take advantage of the good cigars.
You don't get much else in that job.
- Thomas P. O'Neill

The job of the Central Bank is to worry.
- Alice Rivlin


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