Best David Gilmour Quotes


The music tends to be an expression of one’s darker moments.
Don’t bait your breath. That’s bad for your health.
Jimi Hendrix isn’t as good as me!

The internet seems to be what a lot of independent bands are doing these days. They’re bypassing the studio – the big studios, EMI and all the record companies – and just doing it themselves, online, selling their stuff, getting known through that medium.

It’s not true that you fall in love only once in your life. But it is true that you only fall in love a certain way, with a certain absoluteness, once.

Make life an art rather than art from life.

I haven’t watched it [ film Pink Floyd at Pompeii] in years. I find it excruciating.

I haven’t felt compelled to go back in the studio and do anything serious. I have a little sort of home studio thing which I potter about in occasionally.

You know, once you’ve had that guitar up so loud on the stage, where you can lean back and volume will stop you from falling backward, that’s a hard drug to kick.

Our music has depth, and attempts philosophical thought and meaning with discussions of infinity, eternity and mortality. There is a line which people cross that turns it into some magical, mystical realm, for which I dont claim responsibility and dont hold any great truck with.

The old ways still apply. You can still send tapes to record companies, and there are record companies, you know, there are one or two of the record companies do declare proudly that they listen to every single one that comes…

I find it incredibly difficult to write anything that’s really happy.

Tired of lying in the sunshine, staying home to watch the rain You are young and life is long, and there is time to kill today And then one day you find, ten years has got behind you No one told you where to run, you missed the starting gun.

I think I could walk into any music shop anywhere and with a guitar off the rack, a couple of basic pedals and an amp I could sound just like me. There’s no devices, customized or otherwise, that give me my sound.

I’m not interested in teaching books by women

To be honest, I don’t listen to groups, really. Hardly ever. I know I’m in one, but I don’t like them very much.

Obviously, they’re all a gang of idiots. But, you know… live and let live.

I’ve been in The Who, I’ve been in The Beatles and I’ve been in Pink Floyd! Top that!

My technique is laughable at times. I have developed a style of my own, I suppose, which creeps around. I don’t have to have too much technique for it. I’ve developed the parts of my technique that are useful to me. I’ll never be a very fast guitar player. I don’t really know what to say about my style. There’s always a melodic intent in there.

I don’t, consciously anyways, sort of listen to things with the idea of getting something from them that I can use.

The only way artists can do things is to do it for themselves. Trying to second guess what the public wants or likes is kind of a fool’s game.

When I was given this job I said I would only teach the people that I truly, truly love. Unfortunately, none of those happen to be Chinese, or women.

God created a system which gave us freewill.