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— Mark E. Smith

The most risky Mark E. Smith quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

I used to be psychic, but I drank my way out of it.

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When I was 14 I used to have a calendar on my wall, crossing the days off until I was 15, because the school leaving age was 15. Then three months before I turned 15 they changed the leaving age to 16.

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I don't want security guards. I don't think security guards are particularly good for your writing.

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My earliest memory is learning to read 'Muffin the Mule' when I was about three.

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Every day is great for me. I dislike rose-coloured glasses.

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I read daft history books. Sometimes the books I read are a bit crackers or strange.

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The thing with me. I can't stick musicians. I've thought about this. I can't stand them, and being stuck in a studio with them I think that's my strength I can hear what they can't.

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I like to push people till I get the truth out of them.

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I can write, boy, I can write. That's what I do. The trouble is that it's too bloody easy for people, that's why music is in the sorry state that it is. Any idiot, actors mainly, can go in there, sing a chord, bang on a machine... I'm not objecting to that but when people get at me for trying to say something in a rock 'n' roll mode it's as if I'm the freak.

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I do feel like an outsider, but I don't lose any sleep over it.

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If you're going to play it out of tune, then play it out of tune properly.

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We were playing a festival in Dublin the other week.

There was this other group, like, warming up in the next sort of chalet, and they were terrible. I said, 'Shut them cunts up!' And they were still warming up, so I threw a bottle at them. The bands said, 'That's the Sons of Mumford' or something. 'They're number five in charts!' I just thought they were a load of retarded Irish folk singers.

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About Mark E. Smith

Quotes 23 sayings
Nationality English
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

It's just like music when you reckon it up.

It's like listening to Pavement it's just The Fall in 1985, isn't it? They haven't got an original idea in their heads.

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I like to push people till I get the truth out of them.

Get them drunk, or whatever. Then discover what they really think. Push them and push them and push them.

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I was picked on because I was timid. I had younger sisters; I couldn't turn to them for help. I didn't have an older brother.

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I'm just never getting there. I'm getting round to it. I'm beginning to understand it a bit more.

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Fear is something I try not to absorb.

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The thing with me, I can't talk about my work. I find it very difficult.

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When I was 18 the vision was to make music that didn't exist, because everything else was so unsatisfactory.

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The gigs I enjoy are the ones where I'm so angry and paranoid, and I hate the audience so much, that I put everything into it to feed off the aggressive side of it. I don't actually hate the fans but when I'm feeling angry, pissed off, and full of hate, it's a good gig for me.

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A lot of musicians are really hard to deal with. They aren't as smart as me.

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He told me I didn't understand, that we were from the bleak industrial wastes of North England, or something, and that we didn't understand the Internet. I told him Fall fans invented the Internet. They were on there in 1982.

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