Best Quotes by Marianne Faithfull

By | July 15, 2017

Maybe the most that you can expect from a relationship that goes bad is to come out of it with a few good songs.

Marianne Faithfull

I think I’m really powerful. They’ll smash me, probably.

Marianne Faithfull

I went to the big Picasso retrospective at the Tate in the sixties, and I think I went to an Andy Warhol retrospective at the Tate in the sixties, too. My mother was very good at taking me to things like that. We lived in Reading, but we went on these cultural trips to London.

Marianne Faithfull

France has been very good for me. It has given me a very worldly-cool attitude.

Marianne Faithfull

I haven’t got purity, and I don’t think I ever did. I have always been, even as a child, a very decadent little person.

Marianne Faithfull

I serve black tea, which I call Froggy tea. And I have green teas and all sorts of nice teas. I’m serving tea all the time.

Marianne Faithfull

I never trusted anybody at all. I don’t know why it was so hard, I just didn’t.

Marianne Faithfull

I got my interest in Lotte Lenya and the Brecht-Weill canon from my parents. And I love classical music – I got that from my parents. I love Cole Porter – that I got from my dad.

Marianne Faithfull

I was anorexic in the ’60s and ’70s, although it wasn’t called anorexia then. I thought people would be nicer to me if I looked very small and delicate, so food wasn’t high on my agenda. But it is now.

Marianne Faithfull

I think it’s a great shame that America stopped being a republic and became an empire.

Marianne Faithfull

I come from a very left wing Socialist family, anti-war and anti-empire.

Marianne Faithfull

I took drugs because we all took drugs.

Marianne Faithfull

My happiness is very fragile.

Marianne Faithfull

Rebellion is the only thing that keeps you alive!

Marianne Faithfull

I know for a fact that Heaven and Hell are here on Earth.

Marianne Faithfull

I shoot my big mouth off; it just pops up! I have to learn to edit myself.

Marianne Faithfull

The voice of God, if you must know, is Aretha Franklin’s.

Marianne Faithfull

I thought I wanted to go to drama school or university, and that would have been a completely different life. But what got me was the sound, and hearing it. Hearing everything so loud, I loved that back in the studio. I loved that from the very beginning.

Marianne Faithfull

I live a very nice life. I have a wonderful time. But it’s not lived drawing on a full level. I’m relaxed, cool, and enjoying it.

Marianne Faithfull

Bad behaviour makes men more glamorous. Women get destroyed, thrown out of society and locked up in institutions.

Marianne Faithfull

Life has changed. People have changed. They are more forgiving, less inclined to rush to judgment. And I have changed.

Marianne Faithfull

I once asked my father what he wanted me to be. To my horror, he said, ‘sociologist.’

Marianne Faithfull

I love the Stones, but I’ve gone to a lot of gigs.

Marianne Faithfull

I do yoga. I do tai chi. I do a lot to keep my body and my spirit together so I can work.

Marianne Faithfull

The way I choose to show my feelings is through my songs.

Marianne Faithfull

I have always been attracted to the bleaker aspects of life. I love drama.

Marianne Faithfull

I do take care of myself; I get my nails done, and I have a skin doctor, but that’s it. I’m clean and groomed.

Marianne Faithfull

The only time I ever really consider retiring is when I get fed up with the press. Which is often.

Marianne Faithfull

When I found out my mother wanted me to marry a rich man, I instantly didn’t want any rich man.

Marianne Faithfull

The really explicit phrase is doors of perception.

Marianne Faithfull

I think drugs were used by me as a way of suppressing my natural spirit.

Marianne Faithfull

The first opera I went to see was Maria Callas singing ‘Tosca’.

Marianne Faithfull

When you are 18, 19, 20, you’re used to being photographed all the time, in a certain way. So, the narcissism becomes almost out of control. And the way that young women are photographed, they become addicted to this feedback of the image.

Marianne Faithfull

I never like photos of myself in the beginning. I live with them for three months, put them in a drawer, take them out and look again. I hate the way I look, but of course it’s really not that bad.

Marianne Faithfull

I’d love to play a musician in a film.

Marianne Faithfull

I am not frightened of much, but I wouldn’t like to get ill.

Marianne Faithfull

I have to watch out for being lazy.

Marianne Faithfull

Penitentiary songs have been a love of mine for years. They are so wonderful.

Marianne Faithfull

I’ve simplified much more in my writing. I say what I’ve got to say, not in metaphor.

Marianne Faithfull

The equipment you’ve got really dictates what you’re going to do. When I started touring, there were no monitors, so I had to take the sound from the hall, and of course it was on a delay, so I would sing, and then I would hear it back, but later. It was very weird.

Marianne Faithfull

Working with David Bowie was very interesting, but I couldn’t surrender to it. I should have let him produce a record for me, but I’m very perverse in some ways. He’s brilliant, but the entourage were rather daunting.

Marianne Faithfull

I wish people didn’t just think of me in the ’60s. I’m not any era.

Marianne Faithfull

I focus on the individual and not seeing this great big monster, ‘the press.’

Marianne Faithfull

I’ve done everything I want to do and gone everywhere I want to go.

Marianne Faithfull

I do have a strong sense of God. It’s impossible to explain what I mean when I say that, of course.

Marianne Faithfull

I’m having a great life, and I want to go on having one.

Marianne Faithfull

I’m not sure yet what my higher mission is, but I have a feeling it might be great. Before, I thought my mission was death, but now my mission is life.

Marianne Faithfull

All I can say is I’ve been lucky with my body. Well done, little body. I praise it and say, ‘You’re very good.’

Marianne Faithfull

My father belonged to a commune, and the food was ghastly. My idea of food hell is the salad cream they’d pour all over bits of lettuce, cucumber and tomato. It was just disgusting.

Marianne Faithfull

The food that’s never let me down in life is porridge, especially with milk and maple syrup, which is delicious. Paris isn’t a porridge place, but I can buy it in London when I’m there and bring it back with me.

Marianne Faithfull

I’m glad to say my father never felt ashamed of me, but my mother probably did.

Marianne Faithfull

I’m a Capricorn, and they flower late.

Marianne Faithfull

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