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I'm not here to be remembered, I'm here to be alive!!
Sex and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll
In Glasgow, a kid climbed up the toilet pipe, stuck his hand into the dressing room window and shouted 'Touch me! Touch me!' so I answered him, 'Go fuck yourself, I'm not the Pope!'
but I didn't.
So place your hard-earned peanuts in my tin
And thank the Creator you're not in the state I'm in
So long have I been languished on the shelf
I must give all proceedings to myself
- from his (BBC) banned 'Spasticus Autisticus'
I got good enough [at art] to realise I wasn't going to be very good.
I haven't shaken my fists at the moon.
I was a painter for seven years, a successful illustrator for two years and now I'm a rock 'n' roll singer. I still feel I'm doing the same thing but I'm not painting with paints
I'm charismatic and I'm not ashamed about my physical appearance, even good-looking people have got a weakness. My weakness is so obvious that there's no point in worrying about it. Luckily I'm quite interesting to look at. I know 'cos I painted myself as an art student about 500 times.
The Stax and Motown labels and Max Miller, with a lot of television thrown in. (describing his influences)
I can't stand his music. (on turning down an offer from Andrew Lloyd Webber to provide the lyrics for Cats)
A love affair with Nina in the back of my Cortina
A seasoned-up hyena couldn't have been more obscener
- Ian Dury (1942-2000)
There are a couple of ways to avoid death, one of them is to be magnificent, this is my favourite way.'
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