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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…
Sometimes you just have to get a shock to grow up and wake up, and I’ve had lots of shocks because it’s as though I…
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,…
I was told that I had very likely been clinically depressed for a long, long time, probably since I was 15, or even 14. It…
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…
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…
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…
For some people, marriage may be very groovy. For me, it really isn’t. I don’t think it really is for most people anyway. Most people…
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…
There are so many myths out there about Marianne Faithfull, I had to, um, detach. But I can turn it on because Marianne Faithfull is…
I’ve got to where I’ve always wanted to be. I just feel more myself, and I’ve learned not to care what other people think. It’s…
I’ve got a lot of little compulsive problems, and I’ve thought about it a lot. And one of the things I ask myself is, ‘What…
I get all dressed up with that Marianne Faithfull face, and the next thing I know, I’m blurting out things that I shouldn’t, trying to…
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…
If I let myself sink into depression, I won’t be able to get out. And then I’ll be awfully unhappy. I just have to turn…
When you lose your reputation at 19, you lose everything.
The way I choose to show my feelings is through my songs.
The only time I ever really consider retiring is when I get fed up with the press. Which is often.
Penitentiary songs have been a love of mine for years. They are so wonderful.
Of course I have regrets; I’m not stupid.
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