If you must write prose or poems, the words you use should be your own. Don't plagiarize or take 'on loan'. There's always someone, somewhere, with a big nose, who knows, who'll trip you up and laugh when you fall.
My parents were worried about me, certainly when I became so deeply interested in music and people like the New York Dolls who, at the time, were very peculiar indeed.
That's why I do this music business thing, it's communication with people without having the extreme inconvenience of actually phoning anybody up.
Cleavage Sister: What do you feel about erotic art? Morrissey: I don't know much about rotting art? Cleavage Sister: What about erotic music? Morrissey: I know a great deal about rotting music.
I've never intended to be controversial but it's very easy to be controversial in pop music because nobody ever is.
The Smiths was an incredibly personal thing to me. It was like launching your own diary to music.
Music that is in the charts today is quite dreadful. I find it a great honour that I have never been considered for awards, such as NME etc. It is a personal victory. All awards shows should be banned!