The Cure - Lovesong
(Okay, scratch what I said earlier. One last bit of Love and Hate bonus content… because I know better...
“Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.”
“Fear prophets, Adso, and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead of them.”
“See, I’m a dreamer, man. And when I was a cook I’d always work with people who weren’t dreamers. Like, I was cooking at this restaurant and I put a hot dog on the grill and my kitchen manager came over, and he said, ‘Mitch, put the hot dog up here, in the right hand corner of the grill, so in case you get a whole bunch of orders at once you have all this space available.’ See, that’s how I knew he wasn’t a dreamer, ‘cause the day I give up my dreams is the day I have strategic grill locations. A dreamer has a philosophy: the entire grill is hot.”
When you’re a writer, you spend a lot of time not living, because you’re putting all your life and your thought and your effort into your writing. So, after a while, you have this very tortured relationship to the act of writing.
What comes to mind is getting on one of those roller coasters, and it’s like ‘chug chug chug’—you’re going up the thing, and you know you’re about to go down some ‘woosh.’ It’s this sense of anticipatory—like this is going to suck all my energy out of me.
A lot of times, procrastination, for me, isn’t because I’m lazy or I don’t want to write. It’s because I’m trying to store up the mental energy that I know it’s going to take to start, middle, and finish something.”
“I don’t think that people should strive to be perfect musicians. My favorite drummers are fucking insane—Keith Moon and Bonham and Copeland. Listen to live recordings of those people. They’re this close to train wrecking the entire fucking time, but that’s what’s so exciting about it. That’s why you get the chills when you hear it.”