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Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix,
by Bryan Ferry

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix,
but I could never quite pull it off.
- Bryan Ferry

Related topics: Music

But when you get music and words together,
that can be a very powerful thing.
- Bryan Ferry

You can never get silence anywhere nowadays,
have you noticed?
- Bryan Ferry

I like L.A., but I shouldn't live there.
- Bryan Ferry

 

I'm not really sure what it was, the best moment.
You always hope it's to come.
- Bryan Ferry

I mean, there are so many of his songs that I like
that I could easily do that one day.
- Bryan Ferry

Oh yes, much, because music is just something that comes to you.
You don't question it.
- Bryan Ferry

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I met John Lennon and he was with his wife in Tokyo.
I met him there.
- Bryan Ferry

I like the name Atomic Kitten.
It's so great.
- Bryan Ferry

Words can be very powerful.
I find them very difficult.
- Bryan Ferry

When I stopped touring in the early '80s for a few years,
it was a mistake looking back.
I lost touch with my audience in a way and I think
that was a bad career move.
- Bryan Ferry

It's not a very high failure rate if you choose people
that you really like the sound of.
- Bryan Ferry

I like the fact that music is more abstract.
- Bryan Ferry

Performing was terrifying.
- Bryan Ferry

All those rappers, they're the only glamorous people working in music now.
They dress up in these chains of gold,
cars, girls and this and that, high-heeled shoes.
- Bryan Ferry

I had beautiful bikes and I was really into it.
I just thought it was really glamorous.
- Bryan Ferry

I can never predict what's going to happen.
- Bryan Ferry

And Mary J. Blige, she's got all these fur coats and hats and stuff.
She's good; I like her.
- Bryan Ferry

Women!
I have no idea.
I don't know anything about women at all.
They're a complete mystery to me.
- Bryan Ferry

The quality of the writing, really.
Simple as that.
Beautiful words.
It's very nice as a singer to do great songs,
which have wonderful lyrics and strong feelings underneath the song.
- Bryan Ferry

In New York, you couldn't wish for a nicer audience,
or in L.A., Chicago, Boston.
But when you get into secondary markets,
they don't have a clue.
- Bryan Ferry

I didn't really want to give up music.
- Bryan Ferry

I don't do interviews at all when I'm on tour,
so this time, on a day off, I'll do that kind of thing a little bit.
I don't do big promotion schedules, not when I'm touring.
- Bryan Ferry

I've had quite a few moments I've liked,
so it's good enough.
- Bryan Ferry

It's nice to know that there are several different avenues I could pursue.
- Bryan Ferry

It's fabulous when you do that, when you discover somebody who you like,
when you kind of feel those feelings,
even though he articulates them better.
- Bryan Ferry

But I was feeling quite down at the time.
I was living in L.A., which was kind of weird for me.
- Bryan Ferry

I suppose young people think football is glamorous -
soccer -
it's big money and the stars of it,
they look good and have a great big house and a huge Ferrari.
- Bryan Ferry

But I don't write so much now, because they're too painful.
- Bryan Ferry

I don't think I've ever played the Olympia before,
but I'm not totally sure.
- Bryan Ferry

But I do like to have peace and quiet for a good hour.
- Bryan Ferry

I'd love to follow the Tour de France one day.
It's a really exciting spectacle.
I've only seen it once as it was coming into Paris
and that was very exciting for me.
I have memories of that.
- Bryan Ferry

But when I started writing songs, I stopped painting completely,
and the only art things I do are connected to the career,
like album sleeves and, to some extent,
posters and things like that.
- Bryan Ferry

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein
of water flowing hidden underground,
secretly making the ground green.
- Thomas Carlyle

My judges preach against free love openly,
practice it secretly.
- Victoria Woodhull

All day long the door of the sub-conscious remains just ajar;
we slip through to the other side,
and return again, as easily and secretly as a cat.
- Walter de La Mare

Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly,
and which we reveal without perceiving it.
- Charles de Montesquieu

There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly
hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly
hoping they won t. - William Trogdon

Men who consistently leave the toilet seat up secretly
want women to get up to go the bathroom in the middle
of the night and fall in.
- Rita Rudner

I secretly think reality exists so we can speculate about it.
- Slavoj Zizek

Everybody calls everybody a spy, secretly,
in Russia, and everybody is under surveillance.
You never feel safe.
- Agnes Smedley

Secretly, I had always wanted to go to Vegas,
and have my own really bad act!
- Sigourney Weaver

I almost died, secretly, behind closed doors.
- Stephen Baldwin

The moment a man sets his thoughts down on paper,
however secretly, he is in a sense writing for publication.
- Raymond Chandler

In an attempt to amuse my friends and family,
I would do impressions of Dean Martin,
singing Everybody Loves Somebody.
I secretly really enjoyed singing the song.
- Peter Gallagher

We need criminals to identify ourselves with,
to secretly envy and to stoutly punish.
They do for us the forbidden, illegal things we wish to do.
- Karl A. Menninger

Many people secretly think that gays are a lot happier than they are,
and want to punish them.
- George Weinberg

People have less privacy and are crammed together in cities,
but in the wide open spaces they secretly keep tabs
on each other a lot more.
- Sara Paretsky

The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.
By a continuing process of inflation,
governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved,
an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
- John Maynard Keynes

I saw clearly that war was upon us when I learned that
my young men had been secretly buying ammunition.
- Chief Joseph

I was going to buy a van and move to LA so I could
secretly pursue acting without any of my friends knowing.
- Steve Buscemi

Many manufacturers secretly question whether advertising
really sells their product,
but are vaguely afraid that their competitors might
steal a march on them if they stopped.
- David Ogilvy

By a continuing process of inflation,
government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved,
an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
- John Maynard Keynes

I think most of the people involved in any art always
secretly wonder whether they are really there because
they're good or there because they're lucky.
- Katharine Hepburn

Countries are either mothers or fathers,
and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire.
- Edna O'Brien

Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears
all competition and dreads all rivals.
- Fulton J. Sheen

You think that being a girl is degrading,
but secretly, you'd love to know what it's like,
wouldn't you?
- Charlotte Gainsbourg

Offer them what they secretly want and they of course
immediately become panic-stricken.
- Jack Kerouac

From my close observation of writers...
they fall into two groups: 1) those who bleed copiously
and visibly at any bad review,
and 2) those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review.
- Isaac Asimov

There was no real fringe theatre in London until way after the war,
so either a play was done secretly with a club licence
or it was done openly and had to be assessed along with everything else.
- Timothy West

We conceal it from ourselves in vain -
we must always love something.
In those matters seemingly removed from love,
the feeling is secretly to be found,
and man cannot possibly live for a moment without it.
- Blaise Pascal

Espionage, for the most part, involves finding a person
who knows something or has something that you can induce
them secretly to give to you.
That almost always involves a betrayal of trust.
- Aldrich Ames

To cement a new friendship, especially between foreigners
or persons of a different social world,
a spark with which both were secretly charged must
fly from person to person,
and cut across the accidents of place and time.
- Cornelia Otis Skinner

I know divers, and divers men know me,
which love me as I do them: yet if I should pray them,
when I meet them in the street openly,
they would abhor me; but if I pray them where they
be appointed to meet me secretly,
they will hear me and accept my request.
- William Tyndale

Let judges secretly despair of justice:
their verdicts will be more acute.
Let generals secretly despair of triumph;
killing will be defamed.
Let priests secretly despair of faith:
their compassion will be true.
- Leonard Cohen

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand.
"I just wanted to be sure of you."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one.
So I got a cake.
- Mitch Hedberg


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