+ The past
is a great place and I don't want to erase it or to regret it, but I don't want
to be its prisoner either.
+ I don't really count myself as a very sophisticated
businessperson. I'm a creative artist. All I know from business I've picked up
along the way.
+ I don't want to blow my own trumpet, but it is amazingly
successful to do this kind of tour at any time. Whether you're 20 or whether you're
60, there are very few people out there. I mean you can count them on the fingers
of one hand, the bands who can pull off a tour this size.
+ All those
rich lists in the Sunday Times are so far off the mark. I don't know about anyone
else's, but mine definitely is. It used to go up millions even though I'd just
been sitting around doing nothing. How they can make that stuff up and publish
it, as factual evidence on a hundred people, is bollocks. I'm not saying I'm poor,
but I do spend an awful lot of money just on keeping everything up, all the people
and the children and all the ex-wives and the house that you don't live in that
you still have to keep going.
+ I am not a librarian of my own work.
It's a good thing not to be too involved with what you have done.
have this obsession. They want you to be like you were in 1969. They want you
to, because otherwise their youth goes with you. It's very selfish, but it's understandable.
+ As long as my face is on page one, I don't care what they say about me
on page seventeen.
+ Of course, I have human feelings.