Roger Waters Quotes.
For an artist to go and play in a country that occupies other people’s land and oppresses them, the way Israel does, is plain wrong. They should say no.
Long you live and high you fly. And smiles you’ll give and tears you’ll cry. And all you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be.
ashes or diamonds foe or friend we’re all equal in the end
I’m in competition with myself and I’m losing.
The United States has such an opportunity to be a leader in the world, and that opportunity has been frittered away.
You take the risk of being rejected.
I was faced with a choice: to deny my addiction and embrace that ‘comfortably numb’ but ‘magicless’ existence, or accept the burden of insight, take the road less travelled, and embark on the often painful journey to discover who I was and where I fit.
When I first got a guitar, it was a Spanish, classical thing.
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall
I feel I have the potential to reach an audience beyond anything I can imagine.
I think there are things in my story that have helped my creativity. Your father being killed, for instance, is one of the best things that could happen to a kid if he’s going to write poetry or songs.
For us the most important thing is to be visual, and for the cats watching us to have fun. This is all we want. We get very upset if people get bored when we’re only half way through smashing the second set.
That’s why I call the show ‘Us & Them,’ because I believe there is no ‘them.’ There’s only ‘us.’
You take the risk of being rejected. If you have pretentions to be an artist of any kind, you have to take the risk of people rejecting you and thinking you’re an arsehole.
We were contracted to make a soundtrack album but there really wasn’t enough new material in the movie to make a new record that I thought was interesting.
What it comes down to for me is this: Will the technologies of communication in our culture, serve to enlighten us and help us to understand one another better, or will they deceive us and keep us apart?
We are all brothers and sisters under the skin and above it . . . it’s super important that we stop lobbing bombs over the top of the wall and start trying to dismantle it, so that we can say ‘hi’ to whoever is on the other side, whether the divide is religious or nationalistic or politic or economic.
I confess I’ve never felt like a passenger.
Life is long. But it goes fast.
I always used to look at books and wonder how anybody could come up with so many words. But my divorce and then falling in love with somebody else has released in me an ability to write in other ways apart from songs.
I have no problem with any question.
All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be.
To some extent, ‘The Wall’ is asking the question, ‘Do you want a voice? And if you do, you better bloody well go out and get it because it’s not going to be handed to you on a plate.’
I could have been an architect, but I don’t think I’d have been very happy. Nearly all modern architecture is a silly game as far as I can see.
Almost everybody thinks that the fight is about ideology. Everybody will tell you, ‘Well, the fighting is all about the Middle East.’ ‘Well, it’s about Muslims starting jihad.’ ‘It’s about terrorism.’ ‘It’s about this or that.’ And no, it’s not. It’s about money.
Not the torturer will scare me, nor the body’s final fall, nor the barrels of death’s rifles, nor the shadows on the wall, nor the night when to the ground the last dim star of pain, is hurled but the blind indifference of a merciless, unfeeling world.
You run and you run to catch up to the sun but it’s sinking, racing around to come up behind you again.
I found that the loudest fans in the world are in Istanbul.
But that’s not to say that the potential for the sun to shine doesn’t exist. You know? Walk down the path towards the light, rather than walk into the darkness.