Rock and Roll/ Literary cliches/quotes needed.

I am collecting deep thought lit and rock cliches and quotes to be used, if I get enough, for a scrapbook/yearbook. All other submissions are welcome too. Please leave who it is by if you know it. It can be a lyric or quote from a story character or real person.

This is the quote that started it all:

*It is alright to let yourself go
As long as you can get yourself back. *
-Mick Jagger

Deep, yet fun.
I am leaving for a long weekend and expect to see this thread chock full of goodies. Like you had anything else to do with your time anyways.

“We all know success when we all find our own dreams,
And our love is enough to knock down any walls,
And the future’s been seen as men try to realize,
The simple secret of the note in us all.”

—'Pure and Easy", by Pete Townshend

It is empty and ugly and terribly sad
I can’t feel what you feel, but I know it feels bad.

“Cry if you want to” Holly Cole

“Mephistopheles is not your name;
I know what you’re up to just the same.” Sting

Saw this in another thread last night and it is still blowing me away:

If we were made in God’s image then God must be dumb (and maybe a little ugly on the side)
– Frank Zappa

also Bruce Springsteen:

Now I think I’m going down to the well tonight
and I’m going to drink till I get my fill
And I hope when I get old I don’t sit around thinking about it
but I probably will

The actual quote–from the song “Dumb All Over”–is:

*God knows what he’s doin’
He wrote this book here
An’ the book says
He made us all to be just like Him, so…
If we’re dumb…
Then God is dumb…
(An’ maybe even a little ugly on the side) *

Thanks for the correction Biffy , sorry about that.

Dang, that’s too long for a sig line though…

Hmmm… adapted from Frank Zappa perhaps?

I knew I made a mistake not listening to him more.

“There’s no wrong or right, but I’m sure there’s good and bad.”
Eddie Vedder

This may not be on point, it’s from an interview with Roger Waters from the front of the Wish You Were Here songbook. After the huge success of Dark Side of the Moon, the interviewer asked why the band went back into the studio:

That’s easily rectified. He’s gone but the music hasn’t.

Frank Zappa I’ll do the stupid thing first and then you shy people follow…

  • Frank Zappa :* Stupidity is the basic building block of the universe.

Living is easy with eyes closed,
Misunderstanding all you see. Strawberry FieldsThe Beatles

This thread was made for Zappa!

“Most rock journalism is people who can’t write interviewing people who can’t talk for people who can’t read” - FZ.

More at Zappa Quotes.

Don’t you know there ain’t no devil, there’s just God when he’s drunk…

Tom Waits (Heartattack and vine)

Don’t you know there ain’t no devil, there’s just God when he’s drunk…

Tom Waits (Heartattack and vine)

So good, they posted it twice. Hamsters.

I always liked

Silence like a cancer grows - Simon and Garfunkel

From Desperado
“Don’t you draw the queen of diamonds, boy,
She’ll beat you if she’s able.
You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet.”

  • Glen Frey and Don Henley

Not so much profound as very, very beautifully put…

Dragon Phoenix, you’re a restaurant here in Singapore that’s supposed to serve some dreamy crab. Plan on going there someday myself.

I made it through the rain, I kept world protected. I made it through the rain and kept my point of view. I made it through the rain and found myself respected by the others who got rained on too.–Barry Manilow, “I Made It Through The Rain”


That’s where I got my name from (when they were still in Outram Park). We moved to France a year ago.

I am shocked - shocked! - to see a thread like this that does not have as its first listing the most profound and important Deep Thought available in music. Ladies and Gentlemen, I humbly give you:

You’ve got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away, know when to run
You never count your money, when your sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’ when the dealin’s done
- Kenny Rogers, The Gambler

Other than that, my personal faves include:

She’s so fine, there’s no tellin’ where the money went

  • Robert Palmer, Simply Irresistable

Wherever you go in life - there you are.

  • Buckaroo Banzai

I guess I shoulda known, by the way she parked her car sideways, that it wouldn’t last

  • Prince, Little Red Corvette