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Neil Tennant Quotes and Sayings

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I didn't want to wear a checked shirt and grow a mustache -
that's what you had to do,
and everyone did.
- Neil Tennant

Since we started, Chris and I had theatrical ambitions.
- Neil Tennant

I think we've come a long way since then.
The big thing that changed was when ecstasy came along in Britain.
- Neil Tennant

I think the world should be one community.
- Neil Tennant

 

The big gay clubs like Heaven started having mixed nights in the late '80s.
- Neil Tennant

We've been working on a new album, which is going to come out next spring,
which is very different, a change of style for us -
it's going to be almost like rock music.
- Neil Tennant

The first song is called "London." It's about two Russian
soldiers who desert the Russian army and escape to London,
where they indulge in a life of crime.
- Neil Tennant

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We thought it would be great to see if you could put
pop music back into musical theater.
- Neil Tennant

We decided we didn't want to do a musical for TV because
the idea of writing a musical that would be seen on
television once seems insane.
- Neil Tennant

Because some people have sex with people of the same sex,
an entire culture has been created, broadly speaking,
out of oppression.
Which in a rational world would not be an issue.
- Neil Tennant

When we did concerts, we wanted them to be theatrical events -
collaborations with designers,
choreographers, and directors - because we thought
traditional rock concerts were boring.
- Neil Tennant

When I was I younger I didn't want to be gay.
Not because I was scared of the sexual thing;
I didn't want to be a clone.
Now this was in the late '70s.
- Neil Tennant

We shouldn't feel restricted by our sexuality,
and our sexuality doesn't have to be a cultural choice.
That's an amazing variety of music within those five main performers.
- Neil Tennant

She's a very charismatic character, and she holds the whole play together.
- Neil Tennant

I think there's an element where people get very comfortable in their ghetto.
Which is fair enough.
- Neil Tennant

A lot of what used to be known as gay culture -
broadly speaking,
homoeroticism and being camp - has been brought into mainstream culture.
I think we should be moving to an era where it's just sex.
- Neil Tennant

At one time musical theater, particularly in the '40s and '50s,
was a big source of pop songs.
That's how musical theater started, really -
it was just a way of linking several pop songs for the stage.
- Neil Tennant

I'm always uneasy with messages.
I think if there is a message, it's about taking control of your life.
Not becoming a victim.
Be true to yourself.
In essence it's about love in the drug culture.
- Neil Tennant

It was most exciting when people first came up on the
stage and then when they came back for the encore.
We wanted to make a show that kept on developing,
that was interesting, so we tried to do that with our live shows.
- Neil Tennant

He comes to London and gets a job in a nightclub,
a gay club, where he's known as Straight Dave by the bar staff -
and no one believes he's as straight as he claims to be.
He meets the daughter of the club manager,
and he has an affair with her.
- Neil Tennant

For a while we were chasing a book by Graham Greene
to do Brighton Rock as a musical.
We didn't get the rights, so we decided to create something from scratch,
with Jonathan.
By that time we were big fans of his work.
- Neil Tennant

We hope we are moving toward a world where sexual orientation is not an issue,
because we hate the idea of a gay ghetto.
I think that it's a real shame that people become restricted
by their sexuality or define their whole lives by their sexuality.
- Neil Tennant

There's also a subplot about a guy who manages pop groups.
Dave is a very ambitious boy, and he gets offered an
audition but only wants to do it on his terms and conditions.
He wants to maintain his integrity.
- Neil Tennant

They've pursued their own agendas, and they've done
what they've wanted to do and not pursued traditional
careers in the music industry.
They've followed their own instincts,
and they are in many ways maverick performers.
- Neil Tennant

To a certain extent, this tour is a celebration of
individuality and that you can invent and reinvent yourself.
You should have the power to be able to do that.
Sexuality is a part of that.
It should release you.
It doesn't have to be an issue.
It shouldn't box you in.
- Neil Tennant

She's been a smack addict, she's had big success in Europe in the '70s,
and she's lost everything.
She's been rediscovered in the '80s,
and as we meet her she's just about to sign a new recording contract.
- Neil Tennant

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain PHOTO

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong PHOTO

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

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

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

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood,
but it didn't because parenting can only be learned
by people who have no children.
- Bill Cosby

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
- Mother Teresa

When you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.
When you can see that, you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid,
and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

I didn't want to marry anybody else in town.
I want my baby to look like you.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Choose love. Choose to release all resentments.
Forgive everyone. Choose to release all regrets.
Forgive yourself for all decisions that you have ever made
that didn't work out as you hoped.
Forgive yourself for any financial decisions
that didn't meet your expectations.
Release your regrets if you choose
the "wrong" spouse or the "wrong" career.
Today, choose love.
Choose to love yourself.
Choose to love your life.
Choose to love all the friends, family, co-workers,
acquaintances, and others who share your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I hadn't met you, I wouldn't like you.
If I didn't like you, I wouldn't love you.
If I didn't love you, I wouldn't miss you.
But I did, I do, and I will.
- Anonymous

The Russians feared Ike.
They didn't fear me.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

You define a good flight by negatives:
you didn't get hijacked,
you didn't crash, you didn't throw up,
you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food.
So you are grateful.
- Paul Theroux

I quit high school on my birthday.
It was my senior year and I didn't see the point.
This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.
- Barry White

For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants,
like most Lutheran boys.
I got a telescope.
My mother thought it would make the best gift.
- Wernher von Braun

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people
couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
- Kin Hubbard

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if
the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.
- Cullen Hightower

I was a brownie for a day.
My mom made me stop.
She didn't want me to conform.
- Sandra Bullock

My mom's a Catholic, and my dad's a Jew,
and they didn't want anything to do with anything.
- Isabelle Huppert

What if happiness were found in the serenity of simple pleasures.
What if we didn't need the newest gizmo... the highest high?
What if happiness is in the air we breathe...
slowly, deeply, and consciously?
What if happiness is one fresh grape, savored with gratitude?
What if happiness is in our oneness with all creation?
What if happiness is about enjoying life exactly as it comes to us -
without chasing after it?
What if happiness is something we CHOOSE...
regardless of our circumstances?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My boyfriend and I broke up.
He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to.
- Rita Rudner

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and
I told him of course he could,
so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.
- Eric Morecambe

I have this sense that I didn't really start growing up until my twenties.
- Winona Ryder

I would think twice about designing stuff for which
there was no need and which didn't endure.
- Robin Day

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
- Satchel Paige

I haven't spoken to my wife in years.
I didn't want to interrupt her.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to.
She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time,
so we got whipped.
- Loretta Lynn

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

When I turned 60, it didn't bother me at all.
- Yoko Ono

Life's like Vegas. You're up, you're down,
but in the end the house always wins.
Doesn't mean you didn't have fun.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

We didn't actually overspend our budget.
The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.
- Frank Howard Clark

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

I crashed my boyfriend's birthday when I was 12 years old.
He didn't invite me and so I showed up.
- Isla Fisher

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office
and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight
more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
- Nicolas Cage

I kept my babies fed.
I could have dumped them, but I didn't.
I decided that whatever trip I was on,
they were going with me.
You're looking at a real daddy.
- Barry White

Disneyland is a work of love.
We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
- Walt Disney

I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls,
so I had to beat them with my mind.
- Martina Hingis

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
- Aristotle Onassis

Bachelors know more about women than married men;
if they didn't they'd be married too.
- H. L. Mencken

I didn't make it all the way through third grade for nothing.
- the movie The Rescuers Down Under

Dad taught me everything I know.
Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows.
- Al Unser

The Vatican is against surrogate mothers.
Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born.
- Elayne Boosler


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