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100 Paul Weller Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Paul Weller Sayings: I still want to do what I want to do, but we also have to I still want to do what I want to do, but we also have to think about some sense of protecting the business that's out there as well.
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Paul Weller Sayings: If we get through for two minutes only it will be a start! If we get through for two minutes only it will be a start!
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Paul Weller Sayings: I don't like to get pigeonholed. I don't like it when people think they have I don't like to get pigeonholed. I don't like it when people think they have you sewn up.
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Paul Weller Sayings: I think the world is really small today, and fashion, from that end of it, I think the world is really small today, and fashion, from that end of it, it's instantaneous everywhere.
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Paul Weller Sayings: My own personal theory is that all popular music, in whatever form it is, to My own personal theory is that all popular music, in whatever form it is, to me, it all comes from Africa. Whether it's filtered through America or whatever - African-American. But I still think there's something in that roots music that's very, very African, and I think that's what unites people.
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Paul Weller Sayings: The first thing I bought that was really stylish was in 1969 when I was The first thing I bought that was really stylish was in 1969 when I was eleven. I saved up for a black, grey and white tie-dye grandad vest. It was too big - they weren't catering for kids my age - and hung off me, but I loved it.
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Paul Weller Sayings: It's always good to play New York. The Apollo is a great gig. I loved It's always good to play New York. The Apollo is a great gig. I loved that.
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Paul Weller Sayings: There's more to distract people, isn't there? When I was a kid there was music There's more to distract people, isn't there? When I was a kid there was music and football and clothes. And that was kind of it, really. Those three things defined you as a person.
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Paul Weller Sayings: I'm sure there's a subconscious 'go for it' thing with turning 50. You want to I'm sure there's a subconscious 'go for it' thing with turning 50. You want to do as much as possible and there are thoughts of how little time we have on the planet. For a lot of musicians in their 50s, the best days are behind them. I'd like to try and show that there is a future.
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Paul Weller Sayings: I think if you're a creative person, then you're always kinda looking to move things I think if you're a creative person, then you're always kinda looking to move things along - 'Where else can I go? Where can I take this?' From painters to photographers - anything creative in the arts - if you're a true artist, I think you'll always look to do something else. 'Where else can I go with it?' Do you know what I mean?
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Paul Weller Sayings: I don't really wanna talk about politics, I'm not clever enough. I don't really wanna talk about politics, I'm not clever enough.
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Paul Weller Sayings: Being a musician is a noble profession. Being a musician is a noble profession.
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Paul Weller Sayings: You can listen to music at any moment in the day or night. Which is You can listen to music at any moment in the day or night. Which is great, but I think it kind of devalues it as well.
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Paul Weller Sayings: I had a total belief in The Style Council. I meant every word and felt I had a total belief in The Style Council. I meant every word and felt every action.
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Paul Weller Sayings: I get bored quickly. I kind of take my hat off to bands who have I get bored quickly. I kind of take my hat off to bands who have been around for a long time and still do the same thing, because it's hard to keep a band together for decades. But I couldn't do that. I couldn't play the same songs night after night or just trade on my past glories, because it wouldn't interest me as a person.
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Paul Weller Sayings: Our campaigns have always been based on what we consider music icons that transcend generations Our campaigns have always been based on what we consider music icons that transcend generations and they're not of the moment - they continue to evolve.
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Paul Weller Sayings: I think you have to satisfy yourself first and foremost. I think you have to satisfy yourself first and foremost.
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Paul Weller Sayings: I think part of what we do is there is a bit of dandy influence, I think part of what we do is there is a bit of dandy influence, always, or a little sprinkle of it. Not literal Savile Row dandy, but there's a bit of sartorial dandiness in everything that we do - every collection that we do.
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Paul Weller Sayings: There was a time in my 40s where I thought, oh, it's all over - There was a time in my 40s where I thought, oh, it's all over - not just work, but I'm never going to feel young again, I'm always going to feel like I know what's going to happen, I'll know what to expect. Looking back I don't know if that was a midlife crisis, I don't know - but I don't feel that now. There's possibilities. It gets better.
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Paul Weller Sayings: I could write songs about politics, but I'm conscious of not writing songs that sound I could write songs about politics, but I'm conscious of not writing songs that sound the same as the ones I wrote 30 years ago.
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Paul Weller Sayings: No man should have cowboys boots in his wardrobe. That's fair enough, isn't it? Unless No man should have cowboys boots in his wardrobe. That's fair enough, isn't it? Unless you're a cowboy, of course.
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Paul Weller Sayings: You do your runway show, and it's all over the Internet before I see anything You do your runway show, and it's all over the Internet before I see anything on there.
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Paul Weller Sayings: There is a shy side to me that evaporates when I play on stage, and There is a shy side to me that evaporates when I play on stage, and I like that. I think it's another facet of my character, and I need to do that.
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Paul Weller Sayings: I'm not big on rap, to be honest. I just don't get it. It's angry I'm not big on rap, to be honest. I just don't get it. It's angry people shouting. I like a song, melodies, people singing.
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Paul Weller Sayings: I just pretty much love from 1966 to 1972, that's my time. I think everything I just pretty much love from 1966 to 1972, that's my time. I think everything that needs to be said was said within that time. That's just a subjective thing, as well.
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Paul Weller Sayings: We can't stop a baby in Africa from starving to death ... but we can We can't stop a baby in Africa from starving to death ... but we can afford enough technology and weaponry to blow the world up a million times over.
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Paul Weller Sayings: I've always had self-belief, though my sensitive side has never been fully appreciated. For every I've always had self-belief, though my sensitive side has never been fully appreciated. For every 'Down in the Tube Station at Midnight,' I've written an 'English Rose.' People forget.
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Paul Weller Sayings: I was such a massive fan of all the '60s pop bands, but if I I was such a massive fan of all the '60s pop bands, but if I had to single out one band, it would definitely be The Beatles.
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Paul Weller Sayings: Playing music is a lifetime's work. And if you want to carry on with it, Playing music is a lifetime's work. And if you want to carry on with it, you have to try to better yourself. You have to see where the music can take you.
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Paul Weller Sayings: It's important to know all those things, but part of our jobs is to move It's important to know all those things, but part of our jobs is to move people along and to make people excited to buy music or buy clothes, and give them enjoyment, I think, too.
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Paul Weller Sayings: The whole thing with eastern music and instruments, I love all that stuff. The whole thing with eastern music and instruments, I love all that stuff.
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Paul Weller Sayings: I wear jeans and a T-shirt sometimes. I just like clothes - since the first I wear jeans and a T-shirt sometimes. I just like clothes - since the first time I can remember, like age ten or eleven; I was just obsessed with music and clothes. Just like a lot of people in England from my generation.
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Paul Weller Sayings: I kept the first Rickenbacker I ever got, a little short-scale John Lennon-type model. And I kept the first Rickenbacker I ever got, a little short-scale John Lennon-type model. And I've got a couple of 12-string models, which are really nice, and I've got a Pete Townshend model, which Pete gave me a few years ago. But that's about it.
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Paul Weller Sayings: There were aspects of stardom I didn't like, which were of no consequence, really, but There were aspects of stardom I didn't like, which were of no consequence, really, but the positive things far outweighed the negative. By the time I came to write 'Setting Sons,' I felt my writing was more like prose, set to music.
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Paul Weller Sayings: I'm always looking for something. Not in an unhappy way. I just like to try I'm always looking for something. Not in an unhappy way. I just like to try different things. I don't want to be morbid, but I'm not getting any younger.
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Paul Weller Sayings: I could say that 'Exile On Main Street' was my favourite or whatever, but I'm I could say that 'Exile On Main Street' was my favourite or whatever, but I'm more about the songs and the artists and the sound that they bring.
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Paul Weller Sayings: If you're making music, you must want to turn other people on to it, whether If you're making music, you must want to turn other people on to it, whether you're number one in the charts or number 60. I don't know, that's a commercial thing, but just the fact that other people like you ... there's no point in making music, otherwise. Otherwise, you might as well make it in your bedroom and leave it there.
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Paul Weller Sayings: I'm very, very open to experimenting with different people and trying to find different methods I'm very, very open to experimenting with different people and trying to find different methods of writing and making music.
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Paul Weller Sayings: I look for that stimulation constantly. I'm looking for inspiration and stimulation. Not bored with I look for that stimulation constantly. I'm looking for inspiration and stimulation. Not bored with what we've done.
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Paul Weller Sayings: Why not go down the pub? A guy once came up to me at a Why not go down the pub? A guy once came up to me at a gig and asked me if I had MySpace. I said, 'This is my space, and you're invading it.'
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Paul Weller Sayings: I'd like to think I've left something in the world. Without in any way trying I'd like to think I've left something in the world. Without in any way trying to be morbid, but life is very short, and I'd like to think I'd leave some body of work that would inspire other musicians long after I've gone.
Paul Weller Sayings: A lot of young artists and musicians that we work with, you think they're gonna A lot of young artists and musicians that we work with, you think they're gonna want to come in and buy the rock star-looking leather jacket - whatever it is that you think they're gonna want. They all want a suit. They want a tuxedo jacket, they want a suit. They don't want to look like their dad in it, but they want a suit.
Paul Weller Sayings: People say that if you're still angry at 52, you're not an angry young man, People say that if you're still angry at 52, you're not an angry young man, just a grumpy old git.
Paul Weller Sayings: I think people are just really disappointed, disappointed with Blair as well, who's just like I think people are just really disappointed, disappointed with Blair as well, who's just like Bush's lapdog. I think everyone's just disillusioned with politics in our country, and it must be the same in your country.
Paul Weller Sayings: The way that house music has become so white and so sanitized over the decades The way that house music has become so white and so sanitized over the decades and the fact it's still going on, well I think it's sad really, but at the time I really loved it. I loved all the black house music that was coming out of Chicago and New Jersey, which I just thought was really soulful.
Paul Weller Sayings: In my world [of fashion] there's more things that kind of affect it. There's the In my world [of fashion] there's more things that kind of affect it. There's the retailers we do business with, our own stores, my merchandising team ... Everybody has opinions, and so you definitely have to filter through a lot.
Paul Weller Sayings: I think the biggest influence for me is when I hear a great piece of I think the biggest influence for me is when I hear a great piece of music, whatever the style, I'm kind of inspired by that greatness and I'm inspired to try and obtain something that comes close to that greatness.
Paul Weller Sayings: There have been records I've been really, really pleased with that haven't connected with people. There have been records I've been really, really pleased with that haven't connected with people. But I felt good about them.
Paul Weller Sayings: Young people can listen to music at any moment in the day or night. Which Young people can listen to music at any moment in the day or night. Which is great, but I think it kind of devalues it as well. They don't feel the need to own it. They certainly don't feel the need to pay for it. I'd have to save up for weeks to buy an album when I was a kid, and that made it even more great for me when I finally got that thing in my hand.
Paul Weller Sayings: Going to college was never an option. I was passionate about music, but how much Going to college was never an option. I was passionate about music, but how much talent I actually had was another matter.
Paul Weller Sayings: Sometimes you're ahead of the game and sometimes people don't get it and that's just Sometimes you're ahead of the game and sometimes people don't get it and that's just one of those things you have to accept and carry on.
Paul Weller Sayings: When I was a kid in Woking, every week you went to the football dance, When I was a kid in Woking, every week you went to the football dance, and every week the top kids would be wearing something different. You were constantly trying to catch up with them - which you could never do because, by the time you'd saved up enough to buy the item, they'd moved on to something else. That's the whole Mod thing, I suppose.
Paul Weller Sayings: You have to keep challenging yourself. I've always tried to do that, and I'm not You have to keep challenging yourself. I've always tried to do that, and I'm not saying I've always been successful. Maybe I've rewritten the same song; it's inevitable, but I've always been mindful of taking the writing somewhere else. You can't stick in your little comfort zone.
Paul Weller Sayings: There are so many artists who get to my age that get comfortable and just There are so many artists who get to my age that get comfortable and just stick in a groove, and I really don't want to do that.
Paul Weller Sayings: I think anybody goes through a crisis of confidence from time to time. You have I think anybody goes through a crisis of confidence from time to time. You have to kind of doubt yourself, sometimes. It's the way forward.
Paul Weller Sayings: I still love playing music. It was all I ever wanted to do, and I I still love playing music. It was all I ever wanted to do, and I got the chance to do it.
Paul Weller Sayings: I think, with age, you learn that it comes in bursts and you've got no I think, with age, you learn that it comes in bursts and you've got no control over it. I'm not one of those people who says, 'I've got to write a song every day.' I just store up ideas, and really I have to wait until it finds me; I know when I'm ready to write. It used to frustrate me, but it doesn't any more. It's just how it is.
Paul Weller Sayings: It can get boring. Not the playing the songs necessarily, or doing the clothes. You It can get boring. Not the playing the songs necessarily, or doing the clothes. You know, you need stimulus.
Paul Weller Sayings: If you take skinny jeans - skinny jeans didn't just happen in the US, they If you take skinny jeans - skinny jeans didn't just happen in the US, they were happening in Japan, they were happening in the UK, they were happening everywhere. Some places a little faster than others. But, if we look at our best sellers in this store, they're the same best sellers that we have in the States.
Paul Weller Sayings: I don't like the royal family, I don't like the establishment, I don't like the I don't like the royal family, I don't like the establishment, I don't like the civil service.
Paul Weller Sayings: There's such a wealth of great music, clothes or whatever. There is so much great There's such a wealth of great music, clothes or whatever. There is so much great stuff out there, that why would you not still be interested if you've grown up in that kind of culture?
Paul Weller Sayings: When you look at so much of what we all love, there's either soul-based to When you look at so much of what we all love, there's either soul-based to it, or it's the blues. It's really the beginnings of any kind of music. It really is; it all starts there. Because after that, it's music of the moment.
Paul Weller Sayings: The only time I ever really got into rap was back in the early '90s, The only time I ever really got into rap was back in the early '90s, and bands like A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Gang Starr. Musically, they were really interesting. But when hip-hop acts start sampling Sting or Phil Collins, then I just don't get it at all.
Paul Weller Sayings: In my old age, my mind gets more open, and I listen to so many In my old age, my mind gets more open, and I listen to so many different types of music and I guess that all reflects in my work.
Paul Weller Sayings: I come from a time when every kid dressed up. Everybody. If you didn't, you I come from a time when every kid dressed up. Everybody. If you didn't, you wouldn't be able to hang out. It was very tribal. There's nice things in that. It's culture; it's roots for me.
Paul Weller Sayings: 'Ageism,' or whatever you want to call it, is a very English phenomenon. You don't 'Ageism,' or whatever you want to call it, is a very English phenomenon. You don't get it too much in many other cultures. And no one says it about authors or poets or filmmakers. 'Oh, they're too old to make films or write books.'
Paul Weller Sayings: For me, there's always an early-'70s sense. There's always a sprinkle of it - if For me, there's always an early-'70s sense. There's always a sprinkle of it - if I do it exactly like that, sometimes it becomes too costume-y or too thought out. But the influences are there, without a doubt, always, because to me, that was the part that I also felt was the most defining of my own personality and my own style, and I also think that it's timeless. You never look wrong.
Paul Weller Sayings: I take my hat off to people like the Stones, but it's not for me. I take my hat off to people like the Stones, but it's not for me. I couldn't do that. Jagger is brilliant and long may he rock. I couldn't make my career out of old songs; it would do my head in.
Paul Weller Sayings: Led Zeppelin would never have reformed if he or Jimmy Page were bald. Led Zeppelin would never have reformed if he or Jimmy Page were bald.
Paul Weller Sayings: If you're in music, you're in music, and if you're in music you just want If you're in music, you're in music, and if you're in music you just want to keep making records and playing. That's what it's about, isn't it? At least, that's what I always thought it was about, anyway.
Paul Weller Sayings: I really enjoy playing America. I like the audiences there. It's the home of a I really enjoy playing America. I like the audiences there. It's the home of a lot of music I grew up with.
Paul Weller Sayings: In the past we used to come over to see what was going on in In the past we used to come over to see what was going on in London or Paris or Milan or wherever - it's pretty much the same stuff everywhere [now], and people are wearing the same things, because it's all instantaneous with the Internet.
Paul Weller Sayings: When I lived in a little flat in Pimlico in 1981, I'd write in the When I lived in a little flat in Pimlico in 1981, I'd write in the hallway. As you walked in, there was a tiny little recess type thing, hardly a hallway, really, and I'd sit there writing songs with my guitar.
Paul Weller Sayings: It's just something internal that says, 'I've got to do this now. This is what It's just something internal that says, 'I've got to do this now. This is what I'm doing now.'
Paul Weller Sayings: I have to do what I'm doing at the time. That's the most important thing. I have to do what I'm doing at the time. That's the most important thing. You might lose some people along the way, and you might gain other people on the way, that's just the way it is. But nevertheless, if you're driven by something, there is no argument about it; that's what you have to do.
Paul Weller Sayings: Even somebody like The Black Keys or Royal Blood, they all have this original roots Even somebody like The Black Keys or Royal Blood, they all have this original roots base to what they do.
Paul Weller Sayings: Worldwide, most people dress more casually these days, don't they? They have done for the Worldwide, most people dress more casually these days, don't they? They have done for the last 20 or 30 years, I suppose. So, every place that I go to, the majority of people really wear jeans, trainers, T-shirt - everybody seems to dress more for comfort. Whereas, even in my lifetime, even up to the early-'70s, there was still that thing of dressing up.
Paul Weller Sayings: The Zombies were really unique - they had elements of jazz and classical music in The Zombies were really unique - they had elements of jazz and classical music in their songs and songwriting. They had a very, very different sound compared to a lot of their contemporaries at the time.
Paul Weller Sayings: I'm definitely obsessed about artists and the type of music and the playing and the I'm definitely obsessed about artists and the type of music and the playing and the tone and all that kind of thing - I'm not obsessed about what the best Beatles album is. I just think if The Beatles are great, they're great.
Paul Weller Sayings: You can't live a lie. You have to follow your heart. You can't live a lie. You have to follow your heart.
Paul Weller Sayings: The whole nostalgia thing, and just sticking with what you always liked and what you The whole nostalgia thing, and just sticking with what you always liked and what you know and not taking a chance on something or expanding. I think especially after a certain age.
Paul Weller Sayings: I'd heard a lot of Motown and Stax when I was a kid, but the I'd heard a lot of Motown and Stax when I was a kid, but the more well-known end of it. On Jam tours, we had a DJ called Ady Croasdell who ran a '60s club. He turned me on to underground stuff and what people call northern soul. It just blew my mind.
Paul Weller Sayings: Right from the start with music, I was like, 'I'm just going to do this, Right from the start with music, I was like, 'I'm just going to do this, and I don't care about anything else. There are certain things you have to give up, even at 13, 14: your Friday and Saturday nights, having a regular girl, lots of things like that. I look at Amy Winehouse, and I think perhaps she just don't want to do it that much.
Paul Weller Sayings: It's quite liberating to get to a certain age, 'cos you're not chasing number one It's quite liberating to get to a certain age, 'cos you're not chasing number one hits or trying to be an international superstar. I've done all that. I'm not out to prove much more to anyone but myself really, to be an artist and see if there is a new undiscovered music out there for me to make.
Paul Weller Sayings: So much is filtered by pop music today, because the music industry is driven by So much is filtered by pop music today, because the music industry is driven by single, single, single, single, the next single, not the nurturing of artists and that kind of thing.
Paul Weller Sayings: I've bought clothes based on record covers. Particularly from the formative music that turned me I've bought clothes based on record covers. Particularly from the formative music that turned me onto it in the first place when I was a kid, with the Beatles and the Small Faces. A lot of those Sixties soul artists were in really sharp sharkskin or mohair suits, and Motown artists looked amazing.
Paul Weller Sayings: I play out my role, I've even been out walking -They tell me that it I play out my role, I've even been out walking -They tell me that it helps, but I know when I'm beaten ...
Paul Weller Sayings: I want to hear as much music as I possibly can before I leave this I want to hear as much music as I possibly can before I leave this mortal coil but it's impossible to hear it all because there's so much of it.
Paul Weller Sayings: Everyone gets frustrated and aggressive, and I'd sooner take my aggression out on a guitar Everyone gets frustrated and aggressive, and I'd sooner take my aggression out on a guitar than on a person.
Paul Weller Sayings: In the '90s, I think I rediscovered my guitar. The Jam was obviously very guitar-based, In the '90s, I think I rediscovered my guitar. The Jam was obviously very guitar-based, but in the Style Council I just got really disillusioned with playing the guitar. The further it went on, the less and less I played, to a point where I couldn't pick it up any more.
Paul Weller Sayings: In the early-'60s, when you look at that period of time - up to the In the early-'60s, when you look at that period of time - up to the mod time - when everybody was wearing skinnier suits and skinny lapels and skinny ties - that came out of the States, and that was quite cool.
Paul Weller Sayings: I think I come from a time when all the artists I grew up with I think I come from a time when all the artists I grew up with and I loved always used to try and push the boundaries, and there doesn't seem so much of that, really.
Paul Weller Sayings: I've always liked my clothes, even before I could properly afford them. Clothes for me I've always liked my clothes, even before I could properly afford them. Clothes for me were never a cloak, a cover. They were how I chose to express myself.
Paul Weller Sayings: I was always taught as a kid that if there's anything you want in life, I was always taught as a kid that if there's anything you want in life, you've got to work towards it. I guess that sort of stayed with me, really. But also, for me, from the time I was, like, 10 years old, all I ever wanted to do was be in a band and make music.
Paul Weller Sayings: Nothing wrong with pop! Nothing wrong with pop!
Paul Weller Sayings: It's a global fashion thing; because of the Internet it has gotten really small. It's It's a global fashion thing; because of the Internet it has gotten really small. It's cluttered, but it's gotten small.
Paul Weller Sayings: When I told my mum I was going to play my first gig when I When I told my mum I was going to play my first gig when I was 14, she couldn't believe it, cause I was painfully shy at that time. But I just done it, put my head down and got through it. And I suppose there's still a little bit of that, even though it's many years later and I've been doing it for a long time.
Paul Weller Sayings: I want to see where and how far I can go as an artist. I I want to see where and how far I can go as an artist. I look back and see what I've done, and I want to do as much as I can in my lifetime. I love doing it. If I didn't have that passion or love for it, I wouldn't do it.
Paul Weller Sayings: When I'm dead, I wanna leave a body of work, like authors or great painters When I'm dead, I wanna leave a body of work, like authors or great painters do. I don't wanna get ideas above my station, but why shouldn't this be comparable? Pop music was supposed to be a flash in the pan, but here we are 50 years later, and it means something to us, and it always will do. It's incredibly important.
Paul Weller Sayings: There's always peripheral things that you like that you don't know, but starting with whatever There's always peripheral things that you like that you don't know, but starting with whatever his British influences are, are some of my favourite artists, and the American things are what I grew up on as well. In the end, for me, it's those foundations of the music business - those things that are a lot of the foundations of what music today is. You can hear a bit of all of those things that we talk about in almost all music today.