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When we started I wasn't the singer.
by 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 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

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

 

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

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

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

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

I became an adult in an extreme way.
I was recently sorting some old photographs and I found another.
- 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 think the rock'n'roll myth of living on the edge is a pile of crap.
- Robert Smith

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

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

Each time I play a song it seems more real.
- 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 don't think of death in a romantic way anymore.
- 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

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

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

An individual has not started living
until he can rise above the narrow confines
of his individualistic concerns
to the broader concerns of all humanity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

What are you committed to?
Have you started, or are you still thinking about it -
and making excuses?
Do you work toward your goal each day?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you have no confidence in self,
you are twice defeated in the race of life.
With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Sweetest Strawberry:
A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger.
He fled, the tiger after him.
Coming to a precipice,
he caught hold of the root of a wild vine
and swung himself over the edge.
The tiger sniffed at him from above.
Trembling, the man looked down to where,
far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him.
Only the vine sustained him.
Two mice, one white and one black,
little by little started to gnaw away the vine.
The man then saw a luscious strawberry near him.
Grasping the vine with one hand,
he plucked the strawberry with the other.
How sweet it tasted.
- Zen Koan

I'm not a real movie star.
I've still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago.
- Will Rogers

I have been dairy free for several years,
and I started because I felt it was going to reduce my allergies,
which it did, and help me lose weight,
which it did.
- Fran Drescher

I started on an Apple II, which I had bought at the
very end of 1978 for half of my annual income.
I made $4,500 a year, and I spent half of it on the computer.
- Bill Budge

The greatest pleasure when I started making money was
not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to
have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.
- Gore Vidal

I started playing ball when I was a kid.
My dad was a pro ball player and he passed on his knowledge to me.
- Kurt Russell

The Bible looks like it started out as a game of Mad Libs.
- Bill Maher

It was a Greek tragedy.
Nixon was fulfilling his own nature.
Once it started it could not end otherwise.
- Henry A. Kissinger

As I have discovered by examining my past,
I started out as a child.
Coincidentally, so did my brother.
My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket,
so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell,
who taught me what was meant by "survival of the fittest."
- Bill Cosby

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence;
but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It all started when my dog began getting free roll over minutes.
- Jay London

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.
She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
- Ellen DeGeneres

I started dieting.
I dieted, dieted, dieted and tried all the diets and
I would lose and then I would go back to normal eating
and would put it on and then some.
- Suzanne Somers

I had been interested in Indian music and I actually
started studying Tableaus before I met him.
- Terry Riley

Wars have always started over religion.
- Glenn Danzig

When I started to play trumpet I was fortunate to learn very quickly.
- Frankie Avalon

When I first started acting, and we would all sit down
and talk about Shakespeare and how great it was.
I thought well, I suppose it is.
- Judy Davis

When I started off, I didn't only ride to fame on my
looks though many people I know think otherwise.
- Natasha Henstridge

A brief visit to Nepal started my insatiable love for Asian art.
- Richard Ernst

Well I started studying to help me with these commercial
auditions and I just loved it.
- Sela Ward

Then I started listenin' a lot to classical composers.
Piano works.
Just to see what they were doin'.
That sort of put me in a different groove to try to blend all that in.
- Mose Allison

I found myself getting more publicly shy when the gala
events and big crowds started.
Some people embrace it.
To me, it's not worth enough to risk my private life being public.
- Matt Damon

I think I started out trying to be very objective about the flow of the play.
- James Rado

I'll dispose of my teeth as I see fit,
and after they've gone, I'll get along.
I started off living on gruel, and by God,
I can always go back to it again.
- S. J. Perelman

I couldn't talk to people face to face,
so I got on stage and started screaming and squealing and twitching.
- David Byrne

Innumerable actions are going on through us all the time.
If we started counting them, we should never come to an end.
- Vinoba Bhave

I walked away from the sport for 17 years,
then started swimming again recently in a master's program.
- Mark Spitz

John Schlesinger had one of his friends designing it
and he had never done a film before.
Ten days before it started, they didn't have any costumes.
I was rung up and joined up.
- Julie Harris

When I first started out, I was a bad actor.
- Harrison Ford

I started in this business on soap operas.
- Lauren Holly

When I first started acting, I started in opera and
had a great desire to play grand,
tragic characters.
I got sidetracked in musical theater and ended up doing a lot of comedy.
- Leslie Easterbrook

I loved the gentlemanly way they treated each other.
It was unlike anything I was used to.
I started helping them strike the set and,
at 11, began taking acting classes privately.
- Jeffrey Tambor

I started in high school and then I went onto professional training after that.
- Bruce Boxleitner

Now record companies are run by lawyers and accountants.
The shift from the one to the other was definitely
related to when the takes started to get big.
- David Crosby

In 1979, Alien came out and Sigourney was in it with a bunch a guys.
Nobody at that time expected the woman to be the hero,
so that was a tradition that started.
- Sanaa Lathan

When I started finishing games and coming off the field shaking hands,
it was a beautiful thing.
I mean, you start seeing that you're an important part of the team.
- Dennis Eckersley

Sundance was started as a mechanism for the discovery
of new voices and new talent.
- Robert Redford

That was the first time ever in history that anybody got Special Guest Star.
I started that whole nonsense.
- Jonathan Harris

And then, when I started to school, I found out I couldn't talk.
- Mel Tillis


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