29 Total Quotes

Roger Waters Quotes

Roger Waters
I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing.
Roger Waters
#British Musician #Competition

Roger Waters
It's a miracle was the last track recorded for the album, we based it on the rhythm from the middle of 'Late Home Tonight, where there's Graham Broad playing lots and lots of drums with me shouting in the background, pretending to be a mad Arab leader.
Roger Waters
#British Musician

Roger Waters
For us the most important thing is to be visual, and for the cats watching us to have fun. This is all we want. We get very upset if people get bored when we're only half way through smashing the second set. Then all of a sudden they hear Arnold Layne and they flip all over again.
Roger Waters
#Cats

Roger Waters
We were contracted to make a soundtrack album but there really wasn't enough new material in the movie to make a new record that I thought was interesting.
Roger Waters
#British Musician

Roger Waters
If there's another charity, or a reason to bring us together, I could see it happening. Otherwise, no. And we've had lots of offers. But we're just not going to do the $250 million tour.
Roger Waters
#Charity

Roger Waters
There are elements that were pure invention on my part.
Roger Waters
#Elements

Roger Waters
I had at one point this rather depressing image of some alien culture seeing the death of this planet - coming down in their spaceships and sniffing around; finding all our skeletons sitting around our TV sets and trying to work out why our end came before its time and they come to the conclusion that we amused ourselves to death.
Roger Waters
#Culture

Roger Waters
It's great to be asked to help Bob raise public awareness about third world debt and poverty.
Roger Waters
#Awareness

Roger Waters
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.
Roger Waters
#British Musician

Roger Waters
Each small candle lights a corner of the darkWhen the wheel of pain stops turning And the branding iron stops burningWhen the children can be children When the desperados weaken When the tide rolls into greet themAnd the natural law of science Greets the humble and the mighty And a billion candles burning Lights the dark side of every human mind
Roger Waters
#Pain

Roger Waters
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.
Roger Waters
#British Musician #Architecture

Roger Waters
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.
Roger Waters
#British Musician

Roger Waters
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.
Roger Waters
#British Musician #Books And Reading

Roger Waters
I confess I've never felt like a passenger.
Roger Waters
#British Musician

Roger Waters
be given the opportunity to put the band back together, even if it's only for a few numbers.
Roger Waters
#Opportunity

Roger Waters
It's not just a piece about the French Revolution, it's about revolution in a much broader sense, and it's about the capacity that human beings have for personal change. The piece is an exultation and an encouragement to those of us who believe the human race can discover its humanity and its capacity for empathy to the point where it may be possible for us at some point to guarantee the basic human rights of the individual (around the world).
Roger Waters
#Revolution

Roger Waters
Although it's rooted in the history of the revolution, its philosophical slant is, I suppose, contemporary as well, ... It's more than just a history of the French Revolution, it's a piece about the human potential for change.
Roger Waters
#History

Roger Waters
Now I can write in some laughs, notable by their absence in the movie.
Roger Waters
#Absence

Roger Waters
[In the article, they note that Waters' music recalls the lush, hyper-Romantic sound of opera composers like Puccini.] [He is] definitely an inspiration, ... After all, his opera 'Tosca' takes place in a police state.
Roger Waters
#Composers

Roger Waters
[Waters' music recalls the lush, hyper-Romantic sound of opera composers like Puccini.] (He is) definitely an inspiration, ... After all, his opera 'Tosca' takes place in a police state.
Roger Waters
#Composers

Roger Waters
The only realistic option is to divide the cake differently. After Live8 and the G8 summit, at least people are beginning to make noises about changing the deep imbalance in the world, ... I come back to the UK quite often. I didn't leave as a protest against the hunting ban; I was following a child in the wake of a divorce.
Roger Waters
#People

Roger Waters
I would not rule out going to Israel because I disapprove of the foreign policy any more than I would refuse to play in the UK because I disapprove of (British Prime Minister) Tony Blair's foreign policy.
Roger Waters
#Israel

Roger Waters
I would not rule out going to Israel because I disapprove of the foreign policy any more than I would refuse to play in the UK because I disapprove of Tony Blair's foreign policy.
Roger Waters
#British Musician #Israel

Roger Waters
Each small candle lights a corner of the dark<br/>When the wheel of pain stops turning <br/>And the branding iron stops burning<br/>When the children can be children <br/>When the desperados weaken <br/>When the tide rolls into greet them<br/>And the natural law of science <br/>Greets the humble and the mighty <br/>And a billion candles burning <br/>Lights the dark side of every human mind
Roger Waters
#Science

Roger Waters
But when push came to shove, ... I think it stuck in the Gallic craw that a) I was English and b) I had been in a pop group though the French are better at allowing movement between disciplines. Then Nadine died, and we put the project on the shelf. I picked it up again in '95.
Roger Waters
#Disciplines