32 Total Quotes

Robert Smith Quotes

The ultimate aspect of the privacy issue is the possibility of complete social control
Robert Smith
#Control

This isn't unique to Eudora. Currently [Eudora] doesn't disclose personal information. Still, the intrusion of something on your screen [telling you whether an upgrade is available] is an invasion of privacy. It may be an acceptable one, but it is an invasion.
Robert Smith
#Information

Better be killed than frightened to death
Robert Smith
#Death

The only infallible rule we know is, that the man who is always talking about being a gentleman never is one.
Robert Smith
#English Novelist

Cardinal rule for all hitters with two strikes on them: Never trust the umpire.
Robert Smith
#Baseball

True repentance has a double aspect. It looks upon things past with a weeping eye, and upon the future with a watchful eye.
Robert Smith
#Repentance

But everyone I know reaches a point where they throw out their arms and go beserk for a while; otherwise you never know what your limits are. I was just trying to find mine.
Robert Smith
#English Musician

Each time I play a song it seems more real.
Robert Smith
#English Musician

I became an adult in an extreme way. I was recently sorting some old photographs and I found another.
Robert Smith
#English Musician

I could write songs as bad as Wham's if I really felt the urge to, but what's the point?
Robert Smith
#English Musician

I don't think of death in a romantic way anymore.
Robert Smith
#English Musician

I hardly ever listen to any of our old stuff now. Once the songs have been recorded and put on to vinyl they become someone else's entertainment, not mine.
Robert Smith
#English Musician

I honestly don't class myself as a songwriter. I've got 'musician' written on my passport. That's even funnier.
Robert Smith
#English Musician

I never answer if someone knocks on my door and only the band and my manager have my phone number. In any case my phone doesn't ring so I never notice it. I occasionally just walk past and pick it up to see if anyone's there.
Robert Smith
#English Musician

I think the rock'n'roll myth of living on the edge is a pile of crap.
Robert Smith
#English Musician

I wouldn't want to think people doted on us, hung on every word, or wanted to look like us.
Robert Smith
#English Musician

I'd rather spend my time looking at the sky than listening to Whitney Houston.
Robert Smith
#English Musician

I'm not going to worry about the Cure slipping down into the second division; it doesn't bother me because I never expected to be in the first division anyway.
Robert Smith
#English Musician

I've always spent more time with a smile on my face than not, but the thing is, I don't write about it.
Robert Smith
#English Musician

If any of our songs ever did make it on the top ten, I'd disband the group immediately.
Robert Smith
#English Musician

Like I can't cry for myself so I will let this song take all of the things inside I can't let anyone else see and offer it up, as if the sound were some kind of god, and my pain is some kind of sacrifice.
Robert Smith
#English Musician

No, come to think of it, I don't think the Cure will end, but I can make up an ending if you want me to.
Robert Smith
#English Musician

Nobody notices me. Nobody thinks I'm me. But then I look less like me than most of the people coming to our concerts.
Robert Smith
#English Musician

Refusing to grow up is like refusing to accept your limitations. That's why I don't think we'll ever grow up.
Robert Smith
#English Musician

Sometimes I'll get to the end of a song, open my eyes and there's all these faces peering at me. It's quite horrifying.
Robert Smith
#English Musician

There are countries where the organizers don't know what they're doing or what's going on - but I wouldn't name Italy and Spain!
Robert Smith
#English Musician

There's no hope of me becoming completely relaxed on stage. If I did, I'd sit down and doze off.
Robert Smith
#English Musician

They may not like us, but they can't get away from knowing who we are.
Robert Smith
#English Musician

When we started I wasn't the singer. I was the drunk rhythm guitarist who wrote all these weird songs.
Robert Smith
#English Musician

You can't drink on an eight hour flight, pass out, and then go onstage... well you can, but then you're Spandau Ballet.
Robert Smith
#English Musician