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Steven Patrick Morrissey – 19 Quotes

 

19 Quotes by Steven Patrick Morrissey

 

The monarchy is foremost a business, and it’s important to them that the British public continue to finance the excessive luxurious lifestyles of the now quite enormous, wasteful and useless ‘royal’ family. I find it very sad.

– Steven Patrick Morrissey


I mean, death is a serious thing, certainly not to be sneezed at.

– Steven Patrick Morrissey


Long hair is an unpardonable offence which should be punishable by death.

– Steven Patrick Morrissey


I’m not an anarchist, but I believe that people don’t want the royal family – the so-called royal family.

– Steven Patrick Morrissey


My family, although they’re very large on both my parents’ sides, they don’t know much about their family tree. Occasionally, they try to dig, but they can’t get very far, and it’s baffling. In Dublin, it seems that so many public records were wiped out it’s proven to be very difficult, so I know very little.

– Steven Patrick Morrissey


The Royal family to me are not England, and they are not the flag.

– Steven Patrick Morrissey


The fire in the belly is essential, otherwise you become Michael Buble – famous and meaningless.

– Steven Patrick Morrissey


I don’t want to go on much longer, really. I think that would suggest a lack of imagination. A certain lack of dignity also.

– Steven Patrick Morrissey


What’s the first thing I do when I wake up in the morning? Wish I hadn’t.

– Steven Patrick Morrissey


I didn’t really see the British punk movement, if that’s what it was, as wildly original, because I had been listening so intently to all the New York music since 1973, really.

– Steven Patrick Morrissey


I find that it isn’t wise to attempt to judge people on their public persona, and even on the music they make. Because I’ve met so many people whose music I cannot stand, and they’re very nice. At the same time, I’ve met people whose music I’ve loved, and they’re not the person you’ve invested all this emotion in.

– Steven Patrick Morrissey


I think the pop chart today is entirely market-driven. And it has nothing to do with public taste. And it has nothing to do with moving music forward. It’s simply a market chart.

– Steven Patrick Morrissey


I think there are unseen powers who don’t want pop music to be anything other than glorified Madonnas.

– Steven Patrick Morrissey


I’ve never intended to be controversial, but it’s very easy to be controversial in pop music because nobody ever is.

– Steven Patrick Morrissey


I’ve only been to Ireland once, and I felt I would wake up with voices in my head, almost like music, and that if I were a songwriter, I would be very inspired.

– Steven Patrick Morrissey


Pop music has progressed.

– Steven Patrick Morrissey


Racism is beyond common sense and has no place in our society.

– Steven Patrick Morrissey


If you travel to Germany, it’s still absolutely Germany. If you travel to Sweden, it still has a Swedish identity.

– Steven Patrick Morrissey


I hated the royal wedding.

– Steven Patrick Morrissey


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