Roger Waters Quotes

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Roger Waters Quotes

Im in competition with myself and Im losing.
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I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing.

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Did you see the frightened ones,
Did you hear the falling bombs,
Did you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter in the promise of a brave new world unfurlled beaneath the clear blue skies.
Good bye blue skies.

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Roger Waters Quotes: Ashes or diamondsfoe or friendwere all
Ashes or diamonds
foe or friend
we're all equal in the end

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Not the torturer will scare me, nor the body's final fall, nor the barrels of death's rifles, nor the shadows on the wall, nor the night when to the ground the last dim star of pain, is hurled but the blind indifference of a merciless, unfeeling world.

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All alone, or in two's,
The ones who really love you
Walk up and down outside the wall.
Some hand in hand
And some gathered together in bands.
The bleeding hearts and artists
Make their stand.
And when they've given you their all
Some stagger and fall, after all it's not easy
Banging your heart against some mad bugger's wall.

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Doctor Doctor what is wrong with me
This supermarket life is getting long
What is the heart life of a colour TV
What is the shelf life of a teenage queen

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CAN YOU FREE YOURSELF ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE THE REALITY OF LIFE AS IT GOES ON BEFORE YOU AND WITH YOU, AND AS YOU GO ON AS PART OF IT? OR NOT? BECAUSE IF YOU CAN'T YOU STAND ON SQUARE ONE, UNTIL YOU DIE.

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How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

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No dark sarcasm, in the classroom.

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Everything under the sun is in tune but the sun is eclipsed by the moon

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What have we here, laddie? Mysterious scribblings? A secret code? Oh, poems, no less! Poems, everybody!

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I found that the loudest fans in the world are in Istanbul.

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Roger Waters Quotes: The united states has held out against
The United States has held out against taking part in any of the world consensus that there should be a court of human rights or that there should be an international court of criminal justice.

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I always used to look at books and wonder how anybody could come up with so many words. But my divorce and then falling in love with somebody else has released in me an ability to write in other ways apart from songs.

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I think there are things in my story that have helped my creativity. Your father being killed, for instance, is one of the best things that could happen to a kid if he's going to write poetry or songs.

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Roger Waters Quotes: I confess ive never felt like a
I confess I've never felt like a passenger.

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Either you write songs or you don't. And if you do write songs like I do, I think there's a natural desire to want to make records.

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Roger Waters Quotes: For an artist to go and play in a
For an artist to go and play in a country that occupies other people's land and oppresses them, the way Israel does, is plain wrong. They should say no.

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I could have been an architect, but I don't think I'd have been very happy. Nearly all modern architecture is a silly game as far as I can see.

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You take the risk of being rejected.

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When I first got a guitar, it was a Spanish, classical thing.

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Why is an artist an artist? Artists simply do feel and see things in a different way to other people. In a way it's a blessing, but it can also be a terrible curse. There's a great deal of satisfaction to be earned from it but often it's also a terrible burden.

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Roger Waters Quotes: I was faced with a choice to deny my
I was faced with a choice: to deny my addiction and embrace that 'comfortably numb' but 'magicless' existence, or accept the burden of insight, take the road less travelled, and embark on the often painful journey to discover who I was and where I fit.

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You take the risk of being rejected. If you have pretentions to be an artist of any kind, you have to take the risk of people rejecting you and thinking you're an arsehole.

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Roger Waters Quotes: That one record changed everything for
That one record changed everything for me. After Sgt. Pepper, it's the most influential record in the history of rock and roll. It affected Pink Floyd deeply, deeply, deeply. Philosophically, other albums may have been more important, like Lennon's first solo album. But sonically, the way the record's constructed, I think Music from Big Pink is fundamental to everything that happened after it.

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You run and you run to catch up to the sun but it's sinking, racing around to come up behind you again.

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Roger Waters Quotes: But thats not to say that the potential
But that's not to say that the potential for the sun to shine doesn't exist. You know? Walk down the path towards the light, rather than walk into the darkness.

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My mother told me I said to her, at age three, 'I'm going to go to Italy and get my father in a tractor.' 'You've never seen quite so fierce a little boy as you were,' she told me. She tried to explain that I couldn't get my father in a tractor. Apparently I looked at her and narrowed my eyes and said 'In that case, I'm going in a double-decker bus,' and stomped off. Which is kind of funny, but it's very sad, as well.

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Roger Waters Quotes: What it comes down to for me is this
What it comes down to for me is this: Will the technologies of communication in our culture, serve to enlighten us and help us to understand one another better, or will they deceive us and keep us apart?

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This is how you control your domestic population - by making people afraid and by identifying an enemy.

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There is a magic in some books That sucks a man into connections With the spirits hard to touch That join him to his kind.

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By the cold and religious we were taken in hand - shown how to feel good; and told to feel bad.

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We, the great American nation, decided that we've got 138 military bases around the world and we've now figured out that we can buy these drones from the Israelis, and we've decided that the way to proceed is to use this new technology to go and kill anybody that we don't like or who disagrees with us or who we might perceive as making an existential threat.

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Roger Waters Quotes: In the finished article the only thing
In the finished article, the only thing that is important is whether it moves you or not. There is nothing else that is important at all.

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Everybody's got somewhere they call home.

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I am one of the best five writers to come out of English music since the war.

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Roger Waters Quotes: There are so many people out there who
There are so many people out there who think they are fans of Pink Floyd - and certainly the work I did in Pink Floyd - who are still furious that I left.

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In my rear view mirror the sun is going down sinking behind bridges in the road and I think of all the good things that we have left undone and I suffer premonitions confirm suspicions of the holocaust to come.

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Roger Waters Quotes: Life is long but it goes fast
Life is long. But it goes fast.

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We're not ignored by The Guinness Book Of Records, but we've been largely ignored by the media during our lifetime. If you read any article, no mention is ever made of Pink Floyd. We're never included in the same sentences as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who. I wrote 'The Wall' as an attack on stadium rock - and there's Pink Floyd making money out of it by playing it in stadiums! Pathetic. They spoiled my creations.

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I don't feel as if I'm in competition with myself; not at all.

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When you've done something, certainly if you create a piece of music, you then hear it with fresh ears when you play it for somebody else.

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Roger Waters Quotes: When we grew up and went to school there
When we grew up and went to school There were certain teachers who would Hurt the children anyway they could By pouring their derision Upon anything we did And exposing every weakness However carefully hidden by the kids

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