I recently came across a bevy of Morrissey quotes in my search for quotes about dolls (he was into the New York Dolls when he was a teenager) and i fell a little bit in love with him again. How is it the most "miserable" man in the world can make me smile when no one else can? He is an utterly charming gentleman.
Age gives you a great sense of proportion. You can be very hard on yourself when you're younger but now I just think 'well everybody's absolutely mad and I'm doing quite well'.
Age shouldn't affect you. It's just like the size of your shoes - they don't determine how you live your life! You're either marvellous or you're boring, regardless of your age.
Artists aren't really people. And I'm actually 40 per cent papier mache.
I normally live in Los Angeles, if you can call it normal living.
I've never intended to be controversial but it's very easy to be controversial in pop music because nobody ever is.
Long hair is an unpardonable offense which should be punishable by death.
That was the problem with the 'celibate' word because they don't consider for a moment that you'd rather not be, but you just are. I was never a sexual person.
That's why I do this music business thing, it's communication with people without having the extreme inconvenience of actually phoning anybody up.
The Smiths was an incredibly personal thing to me. It was like launching your own diary to music.
You have to, at least from a distance, look as if you know what you're doing, and I can manage that.