Sting Quotes

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I'm not much of a family man. I'm just not that into it. I love kids, I adore them, but I don't want to live my life for them.

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I was recruited to teach 9-year-olds. I taught for two years.

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I write the music, produce it and the band plays within the parameters that I set.

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The logical process will often be the safe one. I tend, when I'm given that choice, to go the way that's not safe.

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Success always necessitates a degree of ruthlessness. Given the choice of friendship or success, I'd probably choose success.

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That sense of failure, I don't know where people put it who don't write songs and aren't able to emote physically. It must go somewhere.

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The acceptance of death gives you more of a stake in life, in living life happily, as it should be lived. Living for the moment.

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The deeper you get into Yoga you realize it is a spiritual practice. It's a journey I'm making. I'm heading that way.

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The more irrational of us are worried about the millennium ending - as if a date would really matter.

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The Super Bowl is Americana at its most kitsch and fun.

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There's no religion but sex and music.

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When the world is running down, you make the best of what's still around.

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Peter Townshend shows us it's all right to grow up. There is dignity after rock'n'roll.

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Yoga is almost like music in a way

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It has very little to do with my work, but if your image is not sexy enough, people won't listen. It's part of the game.

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Yoga introduced me to a style of meditation. The only meditation I would have done before would be in the writing of songs.

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If you make your living writing, and you can't write anything, it's over. It's very frightening.

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I'm not speaking as someone who has reached satori or anything else. I'm a student.

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I'm very much afraid of being mad - that's my one fear.

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I've never lost perspective on who I am. Well, maybe briefly, but generally I'm pretty balanced.

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It's never easy to write a song. It's the most difficult thing I do.

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I've spent a bit of time with the Prince of Wales, who I respect greatly. I'd give two cheers for the Monarchy.

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One of the rewards of success is freedom, the ability to do whatever you like.

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Intellectually I'm probably a Republican.

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It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile.

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Like Yoga, the spiritual life is actually very difficult.

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Love is stronger than justice.

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Melancholy is no bad thing.

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My friends are Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, and we're singing about mortality, getting older. It's an interesting time.

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I've only paid lip service to a spiritual life.

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I miss England. I miss the weather. I've spent moss of the last 25 years on tour. I'm ready to come home.

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I think I'm a focus for international attention.

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I really wanted to work with David Lynch. I was a big fan of The Elephant Man and Eraserhead.

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I see music as one language. If one musical form eats its own tail, it dies. So it needs to be a mongrel, it needs to be hybridised.

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I see songs not as a commodity used up when the album goes off the charts, which is often the case with pop songs. I see them as a body of work. Life should be breathed into them.

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I realize that nothing's as it seems.

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I think love has something to do with allowing a person you claim to love to enter a larger arena than the one you create for them.

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I think there's room for both private exploration and group work in Yoga.

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I think you can get the wrong impression about me from my work and think I'm always a bit down. I'm not that way at all. I'm fun-loving.

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I try to give the media as many confusing images as I can to retain my freedom. What's real is for my children and the people I live with.

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I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children.

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I was famous overnight. I went from nowhere to being really big.

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