I'd had my time in the charts and made loads of money. I was no longer hungry for success.

— Rick Astley

The most mouth-watering Rick Astley quotes that will inspire your inner self

Fame is not just about being able to get out of a limo in Leicester Square, it's about trying to get into your house when there are eight photographers outside. When you think about being famous, you don't think about all that stuff. You think about the glamour.

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I had my 15 minutes of being the new boy of pop, like lots of people before and after me. Overnight, everyone starts treating you differently, and perceives you differently.

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Id been bumming around in bands since my school days.

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I must admit, the constant invasion of privacy was becoming a real concern.

Ive been asked for autographs while Ive been doing laps in the pool and even in the toilet!

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I do have a thing for eating out; that's one of life's great middle-age pleasures.

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I started out as a drummer, and now play with a back-to-basics rock band called the 'Luddites.' I'm happiest when I'm behind the kit.

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You can't explain the feeling of singing hit songs to an audience - it's like being a genuine sports star at the peak of their powers.

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Scientology always makes me think of that movie 'V' where that woman takes off her mask of human flesh to reveal her true, alien self.

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I used to go to soul nights because I loved dancing, and so did my friends, and we loved the music. We used to go listen to black American soul.

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Working as a teaboy may have helped my confidence, but not everyone else was so pleased. I could never remember who had milk or how many sugars, and I had an unusual talent for spilling tea on the recording console.

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I think Phil Collins is one of the most underrated musicians, singers, performers - he is absolutely amazing, I think, and I think he's probably got a bit of a rough ride occasionally because he became so mainstream and so popular.

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I'm a person who tries not to have regrets.

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About Rick Astley

Quotes 20 sayings
Profession Singer-songwriter
Birthday February 6, 1966

My dad loved Scotland, so we would pile into his caravan and head for the Highlands, to Fort William and Loch Ness. It was such an adventure - my siblings and I were allowed to roam and explore the local beaches. We loved the freedom of those trips.

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When I was still at school, I'd help Dad at the concrete yard he had prior to the garden centre. I was doing things there, like driving the tractors and forklifts, that most kids my age couldn't.

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Dont expect fame to come overnight. That filtered through to me in my own career. Look at Madonna: shes not the best singer in the world, but shes got where she has through hard work.

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I don't trust politicians. I think that by the time they've made it, with the concessions they've had to make in that position, I don't believe they still have the beliefs they had at the root.

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'Never Gonna Give You Up' in 1987 was a huge international hit followed by several more, and while I appreciated how lucky I was, it catapulted me into a completely new world and simply took over my life.

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I was the youngest of four kids, and Dad, who had a garden centre before he retired, came from a large Lancashire family. Every one of my uncles had their own business, including a post office, two fish and chip shops and a painting and decorating business.

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I like everything in this iPhone, iPod world where you can do everything all the time. Back in my time, you bought a vinyl record when you were a kid and took it home, and it took a bit of effort to actually get it out of the thing and not scratch it.

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