In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.

— Phil Collins

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Love can make you do things that you never thought possible

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Before you write - remember that every speech has something of 'you' in the writing. Don't take that away when you write. Be yourself. Be comfortable in your own skin.

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Put your faith in what you most believe in.

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Phil Collins quote In learning you will teach, and in teach

In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.

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When destiny calls you, you've got to be strong. I may not be with you, but you've got to move on.

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Take a look at me now, cause there's just an empty space.

And you coming back to me is against all odds and that's what I've got to face.

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I'm sorry that it was all so successful.

I honestly didn't mean it to happen like that. It's hardly surprising that people grew to hate me.

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Deep inside us we're not that different at all.

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The world is in your hands, now use it.

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I remember flying with Air India to New York quite a few years ago now and I love Indian food, so the fact that I had a curry on board was fantastic.

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We're all turkeys! Some of us are running around with our heads cut off, some of us are flapping our wings that hard we're close to flying. But nothing is an eagle bar God.

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Think twice; it's just another day for you and me in paradise.

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You know, a song is like a kid. You bring it up. And sometimes something you thought was going to be fantastic, by the time it's finished, is a bit of a disappointment...Beyond a certain point, the music isn't mine anymore. It's yours.

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About Phil Collins

Quotes 83 sayings
Nationality English
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

As I've got older, I've got more understanding of relationships and how they work - but every single relationship has different dynamics, so you can't paint everyone with the same colour.

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'Urban Renewal' was sweet because I've been - unfairly, I would say - plonked in the middle of the road because of a handful of songs. It came at a good time for me, because you do take a bit of a browbeating and, as you get older, you become better at accepting it and realizing why it happens.

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I didn't become a commercially successful artist by design, and actually I think that commercially successful just means, if you analyse it, that a lot of people like you. It's become a dirty word, and I don't necessarily think it needs to be.

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We stayed in some pretty shabby places in Europe.

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Each thing leapfrogs. I do a Genesis project - like now, we're just finishing off an album - and then by the time the album is doing its thing, I could do nothing or I could do a film.

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On the day of the show, I sit down with someone that speaks very good English and someone who speaks the local language very well and work out what I'm going to say.

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I used to go to my local pub and it was like a sanctuary, nobody dared ask for an autograph. You went in there for a ploughman's and a pint, and you went home and watched TV. Believe me, there's more to watch on British TV than American, except for CNN right now. But yeah, I miss it.

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I don't really belong to that world and I don't think anyone's going to miss me.

I'm much happier just to write myself out of the script entirely.

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I've been a long-distance father.

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To be honest, producing records interests me less at the moment and I really don't want to get involved in album projects that are going to take up a lot of time

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Perception determines insanity.

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I am stopping so I can be a full-time father to my two young sons on a daily basis.

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You can wipe off that grin, I know where you've been, it's all been a pack of lies.

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There's something perverse isn't there, if you're playing in front of 100,000 people and there's 2000 people down the front who don't like, you think: what is it that they don't like?

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I was talking to Australian press earlier, and they said: we never stopped playing you. I tended to forget about that. It brings a smile to your face that there is this continuing thing, that people like what you do.

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Things happen, but things happen and you follow... your heart is too dramatic, but you follow.

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I'm glad that the lyrics reach people and make them understand that we're all the same, really.

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Of course you can't please everyone all the time.

It's just something that I've got to get over, and I'm better at it now.

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Drummers get bored. You tell them to play something simple, and it gets more complicated as they do it. If they're not a composer, if they don't have any kind of investment in the music, they'll just add a bit there and another bit there, and you think no! Don't do that. So you end up using a drum machine.

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Prog rock, with a little good taste, is ok. I tried to bring some of it into this century, I guess.

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I suppose Phil Collins offers something for everybody, and in hipdom that's not cool. But in the real world, there's no shame in that at all.

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I joined Genesis when I was 19. I've earned the right to actually do nothing. I don't want to be a shadow of what I was, so I've kind of just quite willingly stood back.

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As a composer I approached the drums differently than a non-composing drummer.

I embraced drum machines.

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You'll regret the day you ever messed with Philadelphia Collins and sons

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Everyones a hypercrit and if you don't agree you're a liar as well

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Believe it or not, Japanese is actually easier than some European languages!

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In 1977 we played America and Europe three times, and Japan - my marriage suffered as a result. My then wife took the kids to Canada to be near her parents.

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We all have the same problems in relationships.

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As I've gotten older and learned more, I realise that Hollywood has not told the truth.

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To me, groups of musicians playing together, not fighting each other, but playing a groove together is one of the most exciting things to listen to.

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As a writer, author, creator of something the fact that people are still interested, is fantastic.

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I think I was the best drummer!

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Catering on planes, like on British Rail, is a standing joke, but I don't really have a problem with it. I don't quite know what people expect.

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I'm much happier just to write myself out of the script entirely.

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I'm not sure at all about the current prog rock scene.

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Non-physicality may soon come to dominate our reality. Thanx Quatum Mechanics!

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Testimony is contingent on experience, that's why we're all free spirits

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