Inspirational Quotes from Robert Smith

It’s really easy to slide into a depression fueled by the pointlessness of existence.

Robert Smith

I became an adult in an extreme way. I was recently sorting some old photographs and I found another.

Robert Smith

If any of our songs ever did make it on the top ten, I’d disband the group immediately.

Robert Smith

In some cases, I quite like irritating people who need to be irritated.

Robert Smith

Whatever I was doing, even when I was at school, I never repressed anything that I felt. I wasn’t flamboyant; I was actually quite reticent most of the time. But if I felt I had to do something, I did it.

Robert Smith

If you feel alienated from people around you, it’s because no one tries to understand you.

Robert Smith

Living, it’s awful for me.

Robert Smith

I think the rock’n’roll myth of living on the edge is a pile of crap.

Robert Smith

I wore makeup when I was at school, and I wore makeup when glam started. I started wearing it again when punk started. I’ve always been drawn to wearing it. It’s partly ritualistic, partly theatrical and partly just because I think I look better with it on.

Robert Smith

I am very self-conscious a lot of the time.

Robert Smith

You know, the Internets made us more aware of what people think about us.

Robert Smith

I get a much more extreme reaction when I have my hair really short. I look thuggish when I shave my head and wear big boots. I walk into a newsagent and people think I’m going to jump the counter. It’s a much more extreme reaction.

Robert Smith

I despise people who revel in the ignorance of not being able to play their instrument.

Robert Smith

I lose myself in music because I can’t be bothered explaining what I feel to anyone else around me.

Robert Smith

When you’re on stage, the real world just drops away for that time. It’s pretty intense.

Robert Smith

You can’t allow other people to put a price on what you do, otherwise you don’t consider what you do to have any value at all, and that’s nonsense.

Robert Smith

I’ve always spent more time with a smile on my face than not, but the thing is, I don’t write about it.

Robert Smith

There’s no hope of me becoming completely relaxed on stage. If I did, I’d sit down and doze off.

Robert Smith

Refusing to grow up is like refusing to accept your limitations. That’s why I don’t think we’ll ever grow up.

Robert Smith

I’d rather spend my time looking at the sky than listening to Whitney Houston.

Robert Smith

I married somebody who likes the way I look. If I changed my hair every year, and I reinvented myself in time-honoured pop fashion, I think understandably the person I’m married to would grow slightly sick of me.

Robert Smith

They may not like us, but they can’t get away from knowing who we are.

Robert Smith

I don’t think of death in a romantic way anymore.

Robert Smith

Like I can’t cry for myself so I will let this song take all of the things inside I can’t let anyone else see and offer it up, as if the sound were some kind of god, and my pain is some kind of sacrifice.

Robert Smith

I look thuggish when I shave my head and wear big boots. I walk into a newsagent and people think I’m going to jump the counter.

Robert Smith

Without faith that there’s a world beyond the one we live in, I don’t see how it’s possible to get rid of angst.

Robert Smith

I look thuggish when I shave my head and wear big boots. I walk into a newsagent and people think I’m going to jump the counter.

Robert Smith

It’s only people that aren’t goths that think the Cure are a goth band.

Robert Smith

I’d like to record somewhere really different. Rent a really big house and get a mobile in and set up in the dining room. Maybe New England; it’d be nice in September or October.

Robert Smith

I think, at heart, unless you discover faith in something else, something other, it’s very hard to shake the thing that you’re adrift alone.

Robert Smith

People think it’s funny that I enjoy dreaming so much. I just use it as a form of entertainment. It’s very private. I don’t see my dreams as separate. I mean, half the time I’m wandering around dreaming anyway.

Robert Smith

I’ve discovered special makeup by a company called M.A.C. You could wear it on the surface of the sun and it wouldn’t move.

Robert Smith

Without faith that there’s a world beyond the one we live in, I don’t see how it’s possible to get rid of angst.

Robert Smith

I’m not a morose person; it’s just that my best songs reflect on the sadder aspects of life.

Robert Smith

You can’t drink on an eight hour flight, pass out, and then go onstage… well you can, but then you’re Spandau Ballet.

Robert Smith

I’ve never regretted not having children. My mindset in that regard has been constant. I objected to being born, and I refuse to impose life on someone else.

Robert Smith

I really enjoy what I do, and who I’m with and where I am. Having said that, I’m not really a person of habit, because what I do in my job is travel around the world and play concerts to people, and occasionally do very weird things.

Robert Smith

Every animal would rather die themselves than lose their offspring. But it’s just genes, isn’t it? All of our existence is spent worrying about the next generation, but we don’t actually seem to get anywhere.

Robert Smith

Both me and my wife’s extended family all live within a 50-mile radius. Like me, a lot of them did time in London then started drifting back to the countryside and the sea. Perhaps it’s a homing instinct.

Robert Smith

I could write songs as bad as Wham’s if I really felt the urge to, but what’s the point?

Robert Smith

I wouldn’t want to think people doted on us, hung on every word, or wanted to look like us.

Robert Smith

No, come to think of it, I don’t think the Cure will end, but I can make up an ending if you want me to.

Robert Smith

When we started I wasn’t the singer. I was the drunk rhythm guitarist who wrote all these weird songs.

Robert Smith

But everyone I know reaches a point where they throw out their arms and go beserk for a while; otherwise you never know what your limits are. I was just trying to find mine.

Robert Smith

You don’t really know a song until you play it live.

Robert Smith

I hardly ever listen to any of our old stuff now. Once the songs have been recorded and put on to vinyl they become someone else’s entertainment, not mine.

Robert Smith

I do a job I really, really love and I kind of have fun with. People think you can’t be grown up unless you’re moaning about your job.

Robert Smith

I’m not going to worry about the Cure slipping down into the second division; it doesn’t bother me because I never expected to be in the first division anyway.

Robert Smith

Nobody notices me. Nobody thinks I’m me. But then I look less like me than most of the people coming to our concerts.

Robert Smith

I honestly don’t class myself as a songwriter. I’ve got ‘musician’ written on my passport. That’s even funnier.

Robert Smith

Each time I play a song it seems more real.

Robert Smith

I had no desire to be famous; I just wanted to make the greatest music ever made. I didn’t want anyone to know who I was.

Robert Smith