Robert Wyatt Quotes

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I know people who grow old and bitter. I want to keep making a fresh start. I don't want them to defeat me. That would be suicidal. -Robert Wyatt
I prefer the mystic clouds of nostalgia to the real thing, to be honest. -Robert Wyatt
I consider myself a sit-down comedian really, as much as anything else. I love comedy. Life is a cosmic joke. -Robert Wyatt
This constant pressure from record companies to come up with a hit single or something like that, I find completely tiresome. -Robert Wyatt
Drinking was a big help with me making music, because drinking gives you courage. But it also makes you reckless, and that's the trouble. -Robert Wyatt
I can't imagine my life without the extraordinary bebop jazz revolution in New York in late '40s and '50s. -Robert Wyatt
Anybody who thinks pop music's easy should try to make a pop single and find out that it isn't. -Robert Wyatt
I'm just a very primitive, infantile folk singer. -Robert Wyatt
I don't find the business easy. The moment you start talking about the business, you start sounding like someone in Spinal Tap. -Robert Wyatt
In theory, I'd like to work in a group. But the group I'd like to work in, all the musicians in them are long since dead. -Robert Wyatt
What I like about popular culture is its accessibility, and I've covered popular songs because they are amazing things. -Robert Wyatt
The things that I draw on, and the world that I feel part of, aren't particularly youth culture. -Robert Wyatt
When I'm singing I try not be a singer with a capital S. I just try to get it out so I feel comfortable with it. -Robert Wyatt
I'm not full of malice, but I do dislike Neil Diamond a lot, and I'm sorry that I've done a Neil Diamond song. -Robert Wyatt
I'm not a soldier for anything, either. I'm only a singer and I don't think it makes a difference what we sing. -Robert Wyatt
I only choose musicians who I think will emerge, can emerge, with their own character, while still going along with the tune in question. -Robert Wyatt
The missing links in my life's work, no less! -Robert Wyatt
We did not get any money from the early records. It was all taken by crooked managers. It is just a gangster's paradise. -Robert Wyatt
People who had empires, unfortunately, want them back eventually, somehow, someway. -Robert Wyatt
I would like to think that the singer is the butterfly, and the drummer was just the little grub in the ground, working to become a caterpillar. -Robert Wyatt
What keeps me going is a constant sense of disappointment with what I've already done. -Robert Wyatt
I don't do live things. -Robert Wyatt
I think the people who did well, or are happy, in a youth industry, they define themselves out of the business after a decade or so. -Robert Wyatt
I'm not, by nature, a collaborator. My biggest influences were people like painters and poets. These are solitary workers. -Robert Wyatt
There's no field of music which doesn't have good ideas. -Robert Wyatt
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