” Its OK to grow up, just as long as you don’t grow old. Face it you are young. “


” I’d been thinking I’d have to learn how to play really well, but obviously the message of punk was that you just learn three chords in a week and you’re away. “


” If you get involved in music expecting to make a living out of it, then you’ve picked the wrong thing to do. That shouldn’t really be in your mind. “


” Don’t think that the things around you don’t count, because they do. “


” Hawkwind are one of those bands that people introduce you to because you don’t see them on the covers of magazines. I’d heard ‘Silver Machine’ but Russell Senior, who was in Pulp, got me into them. They had a song called ‘Master Of The Universe’ and we nicked the title in 1985 for one of our songs. “


” Oh you know, I’ve been writing a novel. “


” I know that some filmmakers strive for a kind of naturalistic approach, but you’re never going to capture something that’s really natural – just the simple fact that you choose to put a frame around something means that you’ve already chosen one particular thing to put more attention on. “


” There’s the famous thing that the A&R man from the record company is supposed to do: He’s supposed to come into the studio and listen to the songs you’ve been recording and then say, ‘Guys, I don’t hear any singles.’ And then everybody falls into a terrible depression because you have to write one. “


” I recently spent quite a bit of time in Sheffield, England, which is where I’m from. I wouldn’t move back there, but it’s funny when you spend a bit of time in the place where you were brought up. You kind of realize how that place has had quite a big effect on you or made you a certain way. “


” To look for some kind of insight or meaning in pop songs is not really – well there’s plenty of other places where you should probably look first before you start looking for it in a pop song. I guess it was just because I was really into music as a child, and I wanted it to say more. It was the thing, wasn’t it? And now it isn’t. “


” Also, because people like to multitask, in a way if you’ve got a bit of music on in the background and the lyrical content is making you want to listen to it, then that would probably put you off the texting you wanted to do. I think people like things that just make that right kind of noise, but leave your brain free to do something else. “


” In some ways, I always thought you’re better off behaving like a rock star when you’re a normal person. Because if you do it as a rock star, you’ll end up in the papers and your life will be made a misery. “


” You know when you get into that thing where people want to discuss the relationship? I’d rather discuss what was on telly, avoid the issue, discuss anything other than the relationship. “



All 13 Jarvis Cocker Quotes about You in picture


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If you get involved in music expecting to make a living out of it, then you
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Hawkwind are one of those bands that people introduce you to because you don
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I know that some filmmakers strive for a kind of naturalistic approach, but you
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Also, because people like to multitask, in a way if you
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You know when you get into that thing where people want to discuss the relationship? I
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