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A lot of our tracks have sounded a lot better than
by Charlie Watts

A lot of our tracks have sounded a lot better than
I thought they would because of recording,
mixing, and because I probably didn't hear it that way.
I'm not a songwriter.
- Charlie Watts

Usually I can hear the pianos, the saxophone,
and usually I can hear Ronnie.
But I really need to listen to Keith and Mick.
The rest of the band is sort of an embellishment to that.
- Charlie Watts

I don't like drum solos, to be honest with you,
but if anybody ever told me he didn't like Buddy Rich
I'd right away say go and see him,
at least the once.
- Charlie Watts

I'm very strict with my packing and have everything in its right place.
I never change a rule.
I hardly use anything in the hotel room.
I wheel my own wardrobe in and that's it.
- Charlie Watts

 

The world of this is a load of crap.
You get all these bloody people, so incredibly sycophantic.
- Charlie Watts

Mick's not good on his own problems,
but he's very good at other people's.
He's been wonderful over the years.
I don't mean I ring him up every week,
but he's fantastic.
- Charlie Watts

Rock and roll has probably given more than it's taken.
- Charlie Watts

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I didn't know what the hell Charlie Parker was playing...
I just liked the way he played.
- Charlie Watts

You'd imagine Mick would be the happiest person in the world,
and yet a lot of the times he isn't.
- Charlie Watts

I never had lessons.
Used to try to play to records, which I hated doing.
Still can't play to them.
- Charlie Watts

When I was a kid I never learned to play.
I actually got in bands through watching people play and copying them.
- Charlie Watts

It's been years and years and years I've been playing the drums,
and they're still a challenge.
I still enjoy using drumsticks and a snare drum.
- Charlie Watts

I hate leaving home.
I love what I do, but I'd love to go home every night.
- Charlie Watts

For some reason at 12 or 13, I just heard Gerry Milligan
and fell in love with that,
whatever it was called.
- Charlie Watts

You need better technique than I have to play jazz,
but what you have to do is the same thing,
isn't it?
- Charlie Watts

I think it's an awful drink, to be honest with you.
- Charlie Watts

To be able to play as slow as Al Jackson is almost impossible.
- Charlie Watts

I've seen Keith fall asleep at business meetings about
millions of dollars for him-because of heroin,
just nod out and then wake up and answer a question.
- Charlie Watts

I wanted to play drums because I fell in love with
the glitter and the lights,
but it wasn't about adulation.
It was being up there playing.
- Charlie Watts

I saw Al Foster with Miles Davis the other week.
It was beautiful.
But, the whole thing was, Al Foster played as well as everybody else,
but all of them were quite brilliant under Miles Davis' direction.
- Charlie Watts

We always work at least a month to six weeks before we go on the road,
usually for something like eight to 12 hours a night.
It took six weeks to do it this time.
We just play virtually everything we know.
- Charlie Watts

I think you get to a point where you watch something just to enjoy it.
I don't think it's really done so that you're supposed to feel,
Oh, he's the most wonderful drummer.
I think the whole lot is what's more enjoyable.
- Charlie Watts

I don't need to hear Bill to go through a song.
I need to hear Keith to go through a song.
I know Bill will be playing what I'm playing anyway.
I need to hear Keith because it's all there:
the time,
the chord changes, and all the licks you have to follow.
- Charlie Watts

People say I play real loud.
I don't, actually.
I'm recorded loud and a lot of that is because we have good engineers.
Mick knows what a good drum sound is as well,
so that's part of the illusion really.
I can't play loud.
- Charlie Watts

When people talk about the '60s I never think that was me there.
It was me and I was in it, but I was never enamoured with all that.
It's supposed to be sex and drugs and rock and roll
and I'm not really like that.
I've never really seen the Rolling Stones as anything.
- Charlie Watts

It doesn't really change, actually.
I think The Rolling Stones have gotten a lot better.
An awful lot better, I think.
A lot of people don't, but I think they have,
and to me that's gratifying.
It's worth it.
- Charlie Watts

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

Choose! If it's worth doing, do it today.
If it's not worth doing today, save yourself a lot
of worry and regret by choosing to permanently
erase it from your to-do list.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

When was the last time you took
a different route to work ... just because?
Consider shaking up your life a little (or a lot) ...
for no reason, except to do it.
Let your life be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love interrupts, if you like,
the consequences of your actions,
which in my case is very good news indeed,
because I've done a lot of stupid stuff.
- Bono

You can observe a lot by just watching.
- Yogi Berra

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

My definition of success is to live your life in a way
that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel
a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

Just remember, after they foreclose on your mortgage,
you get a lot more sunshine in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time goes by a lot slower when you miss the one you love.
- Anonymous

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
- John Lennon

Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos
taste a hell of a lot better.
- Robert Redford

Women have a lot to say about how to advance women's rights,
and governments need to learn from that,
listen to the movement and respond.
- Charlotte Bunch

Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands.
That's probably why they get along so well.
- Jonathan Carroll

Building technical systems involves a lot of hard work
and specialized knowledge:
languages and protocols,
coding and debugging, testing and refactoring.
- Jesse James Garrett

It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it's too bad
that we don't have a system where the losing team has
to pay the winning team's lawyers.
- Carol Burnett

I love spaghetti and meatballs...
I eat a lot.
- Susan Lucci

It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage,
to put together a family and a home.
- Elizabeth Edwards

There's a lot of people in this world who spend so
much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.
- Josh Billings

I've had two proposals since I've been a widow.
I am a wonderful catch, you know.
I have a lot of money.
- Ruth Rendell

If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club,
they'd starve to death.
- Sam Snead

The big difference between sex for money and sex for
free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.
- Brendan Behan

Mr. Attlee is a very modest man.
Indeed he has a lot to be modest about.
- Winston Churchill

Computers may save time but they sure waste a lot of paper.
About 98 percent of everything printed out by a computer
is garbage that no one ever reads.
- Andy Rooney

If I could only have one type of food with me,
I would bring soy sauce.
The reason being that if I have soy sauce,
I can flavor a lot of things.
- Martin Yan

The cars we drive say a lot about us.
- Alexandra Paul

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy,
we go out and wreck something with it.
- David R. Brower

The triple is the most exciting play in baseball.
Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood
why fans are so obsessed with them.
- Hank Aaron

A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake.
- Alfred Hitchcock

A lot of people get impatient with the pace of change.
- James Levine

A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving.
I hope mine is interesting and self-serving.
- William J. Clinton

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother
rather than all major credit cards.
- Robert Orben

Just in terms of allocation of time resources,
religion is not very efficient.
There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.
- Bill Gates

And after I make a lot of money, I'll be able to afford running for office.
- Christy Romano

Procrastination is like a credit card:
it's a lot of fun until you get the bill.
- Christopher Parker

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club.
You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it.
- Erma Bombeck

Beauty has a lot to do with character.
- Kevyn Aucoin

Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
- Groucho Marx

Getting married is a lot like getting into a tub of hot water.
After you get used to it, it ain't so hot.
- Minnie Pearl

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
- Erma Bombeck


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