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I could write songs as bad as Wham's if I really felt the urge to,
by 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

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

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

They may not like us, but they can't get away from knowing who we are.
- 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'd rather spend my time looking at the sky than listening to Whitney Houston.
- Robert Smith

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

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

When we started I wasn't the singer.
I was the drunk rhythm guitarist who wrote all these weird songs.
- 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 don't think of death in a romantic way anymore.
- 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 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

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

I became an adult in an extreme way.
I was recently sorting some old photographs and I found another.
- Robert Smith

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

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

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

Persevere. Plan. Strategize. Focus. Breathe. Write.
Let go: relax. Forgive. All this failing: take a nap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Always speak the truth,
think before you speak,
and write it down afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write,
I think there's little point in writing.
- Kingsley Amis

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
- Edgar Allan Poe

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
- Gertrude Stein

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

Writers write.
Dreamers talk about it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
- John Fowles

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

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

The man who has done his level best...
is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

When I write software, I know that it will fail,
either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.
- Wietse Venema

I don't think anyone should write their autobiography
until after they're dead.
- Samuel Goldwyn

Always write angry letters to your enemies.
Never mail them.
- James Fallows

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

To write well you must be willing to go naked into the world.
- Daniel Keys Moran

Only truthful hands write true poems.
I cannot see any basic difference between a handshake and a poem.
- Paul Celan

People think that because I write about India I must
be trying to portray India in a way.
- Anita Desai

I do not just write, I write what I am.
If there is a secret, perhaps that is it.
- Jose Saramago

First time he kissed me, he but only kissed The fingers
of this hand wherewith I write;
And,
ever since, it grew more clean and white.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Between each album I try to gain a new insight that
I didn't have before and perhaps write a song about
something that I've written about before,
but from a fresh viewpoint.
- Don Henley

When I write I simply follow my heart.
And my flights of fantasy.
It is not done with a conscious effort.
I'm continually inspired and write reflexively.
- Kim Elizabeth

When I write, I enjoy myself so much that what is being
written really needs no reader.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I want to make films and write films,
which will happen, I'm just taking a different route right now.
I'm a bit of a chameleon with the whole entertainment industry so to speak.
- David Boreanaz

I don't set goals for myself too much,
but I'm always trying to write that one great song.
- Sheryl Crow

I think there's one thing which distinguishes our art -
we don't consider.
We don't think.
We write a little verse because it comes to us.
- Howard Nemerov

It's often wrong to write for specific actors because
one ends up using what is least interesting about them,
their mannerisms and habits.
I prefer not to write for specific people.
- Claude Chabrol

Nothing goes by luck in composition.
It allows of no tricks.
The best you can write will be the best you are.
- Henry David Thoreau

I don't use a pen.
I write with a goose quill dipped in venom.
- Jay Dratler

The urge to write poetry is like having an itch.
When the itch becomes annoying enough,
you scratch it.
- Robert Penn Warren

I had the notion that I wanted to write the great dirty American novel,
so I went to Roanoke College on the GI Bill.
- Tom T. Hall

I write in that space between Ella's childhood and mine.
I know it all sounds a bit sinister.
- Carol Ann Duffy

They say poets write mostly for themselves;
if anyone else likes it,
well and good, if not, it doesn't matter;
certainly,
not to me.
- Tom Glazer

I realize that I had always in my heart of hearts planned
to write a biography of Marie Antoinette.
- Antonia Fraser

Maybe I will write a memoir, perhaps I'll do some essays,
or maybe I will write a mystery story.
- David Herbert Donald


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