Bryan Ferry Quotes

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And Mary J. Blige, she's got all these fur coats and hats and stuff. She's good

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But I do like to have peace and quiet for a good hour.

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But I don't write so much now, because they're too painful.

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But I was feeling quite down at the time. I was living in L.A., which was kind of weird for me.

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But when I started writing songs, I stopped painting completely, and the only art things I do are connected to the career, like album sleeves and, to some extent, posters and things like that.

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All those rappers, they're the only glamorous people working in music now. They dress up in these chains of gold, cars, girls and this and that, high-heeled shoes.

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Performing was terrifying.

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You can never get silence anywhere nowadays, have you noticed?

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Women! I have no idea. I don't know anything about women at all. They're a complete mystery to me.

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The quality of the writing, really. Simple as that. Beautiful words. It's very nice as a singer to do great songs, which have wonderful lyrics and strong feelings underneath the song.

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Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix, but I could never quite pull it off.

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When I stopped touring in the early '80s for a few years, it was a mistake looking back. I lost touch with my audience in a way and I think that was a bad career move.

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I suppose young people think football is glamorous - soccer - it's big money and the stars of it, they look good and have a great big house and a huge Ferrari.

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But when you get music and words together, that can be a very powerful thing.

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I can never predict what's going to happen.

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I didn't really want to give up music.

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I don't do interviews at all when I'm on tour, so this time, on a day off, I'll do that kind of thing a little bit. I don't do big promotion schedules, not when I'm touring.

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I don't think I've ever played the Olympia before, but I'm not totally sure.

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I had beautiful bikes and I was really into it. I just thought it was really glamorous.

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I like L.A., but I shouldn't live there.

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I like the fact that music is more abstract.

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I like the name Atomic Kitten. It's so great.

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Words can be very powerful. I find them very difficult.

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I met John Lennon and he was with his wife in Tokyo. I met him there.

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Oh yes, much, because music is just something that comes to you. You don't question it.

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I'd love to follow the Tour de France one day. It's a really exciting spectacle. I've only seen it once as it was coming into Paris and that was very exciting for me. I have memories of that.

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I've had quite a few moments I've liked, so it's good enough.

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It's not a very high failure rate if you choose people that you really like the sound of.

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It's nice to know that there are several different avenues I could pursue.

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I mean, there are so many of his songs that I like that I could easily do that one day.

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In New York, you couldn't wish for a nicer audience, or in L.A., Chicago, Boston. But when you get into secondary markets, they don't have a clue.

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I'm not really sure what it was, the best moment. You always hope it's to come.

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It's fabulous when you do that, when you discover somebody who you like, when you kind of feel those feelings, even though he articulates them better.

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