Roger Waters quotes

  • Long you live and high you fly. And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry. And all you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be.
    -- Roger Waters

    #Life #Long #Giving

  • ashes or diamonds foe or friend we're all equal in the end
    -- Roger Waters

    #Death #Ashes #Ends

  • There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark.
    -- Roger Waters

    #Dark #Moon #Matter

  • This is how you control your domestic population - by making people afraid and by identifying an enemy.
    -- Roger Waters

    #People #Enemy #Population

  • Each small candle lights a corner of the dark.
    -- Roger Waters

    #Dark #Light #Corners

  • I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing.
    -- Roger Waters

    #Competition #Losing

  • ...why is an artist an artist? Artists simply do feel and see things in a different way to other people. In a way it's a blessing, but it can also be a terrible curse. There's a great deal of satisfaction to be earned from it but often it's also a terrible burden.
    -- Roger Waters

    #Artist #Blessing #People

  • Life is long. But it goes fast.
    -- Roger Waters

    #Long #Life Is

  • You take the risk of being rejected. If you have pretentions to be an artist of any kind, you have to take the risk of people rejecting you and thinking you're an arsehole.
    -- Roger Waters

    #Artist #Thinking #People

  • I was faced with a choice: to deny my addiction and embrace that 'comfortably numb' but 'magicless' existence, or accept the burden of insight, take the road less travelled, and embark on the often painful journey to discover who I was and where I fit.
    -- Roger Waters

    #Learning #Journey #Addiction

  • How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?
    -- Roger Waters

    #Meat #Pudding #Dark Sarcasm

  • All that you touch All that you see All that you taste All you feel. All that you love All that you hate All you distrust All you save. All that you give All that you deal All that you buy, beg, borrow or steal. All you create All you destroy All that you do All that you say. All that you eat And everyone you meet All that you slight And everyone you fight. All that is now All that is gone All that's to come and everything under the sun is in tune but the sun is eclipsed by the moon. "There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark.
    -- Roger Waters

    #Hate #Fighting #Dark

  • I had at one point this rather depressing image of some alien culture seeing the death of this planet - coming down in their spaceships and sniffing around; finding all our skeletons sitting around our TV sets and trying to work out why our end came before its time and they come to the conclusion that we amused ourselves to death.
    -- Roger Waters

    #Depressing #Skeletons #Work Out

  • You run and you run to catch up to the sun but it's sinking, racing around to come up behind you again.
    -- Roger Waters

    #Life #Running #Time

  • What it comes down to for me is this: Will the technologies of communication in our culture, serve to enlighten us and help us to understand one another better, or will they deceive us and keep us apart?
    -- Roger Waters

    #Communication #Technology #Culture

  • We don't need no thought control.
    -- Roger Waters

    #Needs

  • In the finished article, the only thing that is important is whether it moves you or not. There is nothing else that is important at all.
    -- Roger Waters

    #Moving #Important #Articles

  • All in all you're just another brick in the wall
    -- Roger Waters

    #Wall #Expression #Bricks

  • But that's not to say that the potential for the sun to shine doesn't exist. You know? Walk down the path towards the light, rather than walk into the darkness.
    -- Roger Waters

    #Light #Shining #Darkness

  • Not the torturer will scare me, nor the body's final fall, nor the barrels of death's rifles, nor the shadows on the wall, nor the night when to the ground the last dim star of pain, is hurled but the blind indifference of a merciless, unfeeling world.
    -- Roger Waters

    #Stars #Wall #Pain

  • That one record changed everything for me. After Sgt. Pepper, it's the most influential record in the history of rock and roll. It affected Pink Floyd deeply, deeply, deeply. Philosophically, other albums may have been more important, like Lennon's first solo album. But sonically, the way the record's constructed, I think Music from Big Pink is fundamental to everything that happened after it.
    -- Roger Waters

    #Thinking #Rock And Roll #Sgt Pepper

  • Envy is the bond between the hopeful and the damned
    -- Roger Waters

    #Envy #Hopeful

  • Wish You Were Here So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell, Blue skys from pain. Can you tell a green field From a cold steel rail? A smile from a veil? Do you think you can tell? And did they get you to trade Your heros for ghosts? Hot ashes for trees? Hot air for a cool breeze? Cold comfort for change? And did you exchange A walk on part in the war For a lead role in a cage? How I wish, how I wish you were here. We're just two lost souls Swimming in a fish bowl, Year after year, Running over the same old ground. What have we found? The same old fears. Wish you were here.
    -- Roger Waters

    #Running #Pain #War

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