I am still stuck in the dream of an album that sells well not because of...– Morrissey speaking to Pitchfork (via thespecimenliveson)
‘Manchester in the Sixties was a very violent place, I remember being at a...– Morrissey, during an interview with Robert Chalmers for the December, 1992 issue of Observer magazine
Even though an equal proportion of female followers do too, perhaps that’s...– Morrissey
I think admiring me, shall we say, is quite a task. Because if you say you like...– Morrissey
Interviewer: You've got your tongue out all over the cover of your new album. Any reason?
Morrissey: If you're asking me if I'm trying to pass in a darkened room as a sex symbol, the answer is definitely no. I'm not trying to excite anybody in Illinois, if that's your question.
Interviewer: But you do. What about those people who jump onstage and kiss you?
Morrissey: That's more romantic than sexual. I think it is love, not rock stardom. It is quite personal. I just love that.
The thing was that I was always getting called Steve, and I was never a Steve. I...– Morrissey
bengaliinplatforms: Morrissey getting extremely...
It’s the refuge for the mentally deficient. It’s made by dull people for dull...– Morrissey on dance music Details- 1992 (via anotherdeaddiscodancer)
I see myself rather like an old discarded dishrag.– -Morrissey on self pity Select, May of 1994
I really do think it’s a great musical stench. I find it very offensive,...– Morrissey on rap music
Hohum, I’m the new apostle; Henry. Lovely to see all you lads, lassi, & fellow indeterminables. Thankyou.
I always believed that pop music was about basic passions, and I think so many...– Morrissey
I am two people. One gregarious and one impossibly shy. And of course there is...– Morrissey
Interviewer: I was told you really loved fashion and photography.
Morrissey: I was always fascinated by glamour but I wasn't surrounded by it. I used to avidly seek out American 'GQ' magazines, which was very difficult to find in Central Manchester in the '70s. It was quite expensive too. But I would seek out this magazine almost religiously and I would write to the editor and send them photos of myself… I don't know if the name Michael Schoeffling means anything to you, but he was this astonishingly good-looking model who was on the cover of many of those old 'GQ' issues. He tried to become an actor, made about three films in Hollywood, then went off and had loads of children. He was an absolute hero to me and I used to write to this magazine claiming I would be the next Michael Schoeffling. That kind of glamour completely fascinated me.
KROQ: Reunion with Marr?
Morrissey: Not even on the darkest nights.
Morrissey: I'm a masculinist.
KROQ: Sex symbol?
KROQ: Rap Music?
Morrissey: There's no melody (sigh).
KROQ: Clothes? ("They rock!")
Morrissey: Oh God, my clothes do not rock, ever. Nowhere special. How can clothes rock?
KROQ: Sex, Drugs or Rock 'n' Roll?
Morrissey: Rock 'n' Roll, because it is the other two.
KROQ: Being approached at shows?
Morrissey: It never makes me feel uncomfortable. I'm very trusting of people, unless I know them.
KROQ: Most people plastic?
Morrissey: Most people aren't even that genuine.
Morrissey: It won't last.
KROQ: Copycat bands?
Morrissey: They do it so badly.
KROQ: Hallmark of a good songwriter?
Morrissey: A complete disregard for the music industry.
KROQ: Coming up with lyrics?
Morrissey: I do a hell of a lot of eavesdropping. So watch out, I could be standing behind you right now.
KROQ: New Year's Eve?
Morrissey: I'll be sitting on babies... I mean, babysitting.
KROQ: Someone special?
Morrissey: Me. Just think of all the money I save while dining out.
KROQ: Favorite line?
Morrissey: This story is old, I know, but it goes on.
KROQ: Fan websites?
Morrissey: I'm told about them, without having to read them. I have a web site slave.
KROQ: Working with Bowie again?
Morrissey: As what?
KROQ: Punk music?
Morrissey: Always, especially the Cockney Rejects.
KROQ: Message for fans?
Morrissey: Help me!
KROQ: Free time?
Morrissey: Yes, I make scarves and gloves.
KROQ: Favorite designer?
Morrissey: I'm a Gucci baby.
KROQ: Sense of humor?
Morrissey: My sense of humor has never been noticed.
KROQ: Love life?
Morrissey: I'm waiting for you, Hulmerist25.
Morrissey: There's no sure way, there's no official way. I don't actually exist.
Morrissey: Yes, it's made me more normal. Especially in Scottsdale.
KROQ: Smaller label?
Morrissey: I would definitely consider signing with a smaller label. Bigger does not necessarily mean better.
Morrissey: I certainly don't eat animals or fish, and I never will.
KROQ: Smiths reunion?
Morrissey: The Smiths is dead boys.
KROQ: Secret message?
Morrissey: The vest is yet to come.
Yes, I think that we’re all lonely, and yes, I think that personal...– Morrissey
I once bought a Manchester United hat, which I think was 12 shillings, and...– Morrissey, NME (1988)
Once, in 1987, a young man in Denver held the local radio station at gunpoint,...– Morrissey
I’ve been asked to do an excessive amount of talking, shall we say, and...– Morrissey
Question: What will be your Greatest Legacy?
Morrissey: Thundering suavity.
I’m sorry that the press is frozen in time; open at the bottom but jammed at the...– Morrissey (true-to-you, 2006)