Pete Townshend Quotes

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Pete Townshend Quotes

If I told you what it takes to reach the highest high youd laugh and say nothing that simple, but youve been told many times before messiahs point you to the door though no ones got the guts to leave the temple.
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When I grew up, what was interesting for me was that music was color and life was gray. So music for me has always been more than entertainment.

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A lot of writing I do on tour. I do a lot on airplanes. At home, I write a lot, obviously. When I write a song, what I usually do is work the lyric out first from some basic idea that I had, and then I get an acoustic guitar and I sit by the tape recorder and I try to bang it out as it comes.

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In order to have faith, or follow any other organized religion, I'd have to suspend a degree of disbelief.

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Backstage, I get sleepy, and want to curl up and snooze. I never get nervous, whatever the event. I feel quite detached until I walk on stage, and then some gear inside me clicks and off I go like a wind up doll.

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It wasn't just about flashing lights and pinball machines blowing up and things like that. It was about using encores, bringing back the good songs and using techniques that I knew about from rock performance.

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Entertainment came out of this thing called a television, and it was gray. Most of the films that we saw at the cinema were black and white. It was a gray world. And music somehow was in color.

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I bought a Dutch barge and turned it into a recording studio. My plan was to go to Paris and record rolling down the Seine.

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Wiggy & I were drug buddies. There is no tighter compact for friendship. There is no greater potential for deceit.

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Judging by the faces of those around me, just the fact of Roger speaking to me meant that my life could very well change.

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Respect yourself. Try to remember that not everything in life can be perfect. You will make mistakes. That's inevitable. But you are not ugly. You will only be ugly when you behave in an ugly way.

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I believe rock can do anything, it's the ultimate vehicle for everything

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When people keep repeating
That you'll never fall in love
When everybody keeps retreating
But you can't seem to get enough
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
To your heart.

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I am an animal, my teeth are sharp and my mouth is full, and the passion is strong.

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The Who is now a brand, not a band; but it is a brand that is upheld by its audience, not an industry or a cynical moneymaking machine.

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We've got to fool the fools, and plan the plans. We must rule the rules, got to stand the stands.

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Hearing loss is a terrible thing because it cannot be repaired.

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I respect those who follow religious routes only if they seem to me to be morally proper and in accord with the modern world.

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