Morrissey Quotes

Age shouldn’t affect you. You’re either marvellous or you’re boring, regardless of your age.

Artists aren’t really people. I’m actually 40 per cent papier mache.

Bob Geldof is a nauseating character. Band Aid was the most self-righteous platform ever in the history of popular music.

Dance music it’s the refuge for the mentally deficient. It’s made by dull people for dull people.

Doing nothing gives me great pleasure. And believe me, I succeed wonderfully in it.

Don’t talk to me about people who are ‘nice’ cause I have spent my whole life in ruins because of people who are ‘nice’.

I always thought my genitals were the result of some crude practical joke.

I am capable of looking on the bright side – I just don’t do it very often.

I do maintain that if your hair is wrong, your entire life is wrong.

I do think it’s possible to go through life and never fall in love, or find someone who loves you.

I have an unswayable obsession with death. If there was a magical pill that one could take that would retire you from the world, I would take it.

I have seen one or two psychiatrists. They just sit and nod and doodle.

I just feel that when all is said and done, I am not insane.

I lost myself to music at a very early age, and I remained there.

I normally live in Los Angeles – if you can call it normal living.

I see myself rather like an old discarded dishrag.

I think I must be, absolutely, a total sex object. In every sense of the word.

I’d rather produce art than become art.

I’m just happy being dumpy. Dumpy, fat and middle-aged.

I’m not very good at being dull.

I’ve always assumed there’s a dark river flowing beneath my fans’ desires.

I’ve gone through managers like people go through shredded wheat. Nobody looks after you.

I’ve never intended to be controversial but it’s very easy to be controversial in pop music because nobody ever is.

If met Vic Reeves, I’d have no desire other than to smack him in the face.

Life would be so colourful if only I had a drink problem.

Long hair is an unpardonable offense which should be punishable by death.

Music is like a drug, but there are no rehabilitation centres.

My parents were worried about me, certainly when I became so deeply interested in music and people like the New York Dolls who, at the time, were very peculiar indeed.

Nothing is important, so people, realising that, should get on with their lives, go mad, take their clothes off, jump in the canal, jump into one of those supermarket trolleys, race around the supermarket and steal Mars bars and kiss kittens.

Robert Smith is a whingebag.

Sometimes I wish I was just a simple drunkard.

That was the problem with the ‘celibate’ word because they don’t consider for a moment that you’d rather not be, but you just are. I was never a sexual person.

The Brits are ghastly. I never would accept a Brit. It would be like Laurence Olivier being happy getting a TV Times award.

They are very tame to me. God bless Noel, I’m sure he’ll always have a spot on ‘Bob’s Full House’, but I search for something with more bite and rage.

Well, I am an extremely beautiful person.

What’s the first thing I do when I wake up in the morning? Wish I hadn’t.

When I’m lying in my bed I think about life and I think about death and neither one particularly appeals to me.

When they bury me in a church and chuck earth on my grave, I’d like the words ‘Well, at least he tried’ engraved on my tombstone.

Whenever I go past Mcdonalds I get very, very angry.

With people in the world such as ‘Jamie Oliver’ and Clarissa Dickson-Wright there isn’t much hope for animals.

Yes I have had a tan, actually. I went to Los Angeles and got one there, but it didn’t make it back to Britain. You’re not allowed to come through customs with a tan.