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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

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

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 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

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.
- Ram Dass

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you do
are in harmony.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How you think when you lose
determines how long it will be until you win.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

They can because they think they can.
- Virgil


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