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People are quite shocked when you remind them that Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra never wrote a song that they recorded in their lives, as far as I know. Robert Wyatt#Far 70
Robert Wyatt#Far 70
My heroes are people like Picasso and Miro and people who at last really reach something in their old age, which they absolutely couldn't ever have done in their youth. Robert Wyatt#Age 68
Robert Wyatt#Age 68
If you've never felt that you quite got a hold of it, you just feel that before you die, you've got to try and get it right once. And hope that the experience you have makes up for the some of the diminishing energy. Robert Wyatt#Experience 68
Robert Wyatt#Experience 68
I'm not, by nature, a collaborator. My biggest influences were people like painters and poets. These are solitary workers. Robert Wyatt#Nature 64
Robert Wyatt#Nature 64
I find it hard to take rock groups very seriously or treat them with respect. There is something absurd about these gloomy young men getting together and banging away. Robert Wyatt#Absurd 63
Robert Wyatt#Absurd 63
I don't find the business easy. The moment you start talking about the business, you start sounding like someone in Spinal Tap. Robert Wyatt#Business 60
Robert Wyatt#Business 60
I've always liked pop music. There was a bit of a misunderstanding with the avant-garde rock scene, because I think I was sort of swimming the wrong way, really. Robert Wyatt#Music 59
Robert Wyatt#Music 59
The most effective instruments do have a vocal quality. Robert Wyatt#Effective 58
Robert Wyatt#Effective 58
I only choose musicians who I think will emerge, can emerge, with their own character, while still going along with the tune in question. Robert Wyatt#Character 57
Robert Wyatt#Character 57
In the past, so many of my records, really, have been sketches for records that never really got made. Robert Wyatt#Past 53
Robert Wyatt#Past 53
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