Adam Ant Quotes

Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It’s the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with.
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I really knew I wanted to be Adam, because Adam was the first man. Ant I chose because, if there’s a nuclear explosion, the ants will survive.
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I just think, certainly for live music it should look as good as it sounds.
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Depression is something that doesn’t just go away. It’s just… there and you deal with it. It’s like… malaria or something. Maybe it won’t be cured, but you’ve got to take the medication you’re prescribed, and you stay out of situations that are going to trigger it.
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I have loved eight women in my life. I remember every woman’s face.
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If you make a mistake, you should enjoy it.
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The brain isn’t like the heart. They learned how to transplant a heart. The brain is more complex.
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It may be a coincidence, but from the minute I took anti-depressants, I didn’t pick up a guitar or a pen for seven years.
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My daughter’s the greatest thing that’s happened to me in my life and she turned me into a more responsible man, as opposed to just someone who’s a perpetual teenager, thinking you’re a man when you’re not.
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Bipolar disorder, manic depression, depression, black dog, whatever you want to call it, is inherent in our society. It’s a product of stress and in my case over-work.
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Men look like pandas when they try and put make-up on.
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I feel very grateful to be alive and well enough to make music.
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I like being infamous. I think it is safe being a cult.
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I think what’s going on with gorillas is pretty bad. The fact is that you can buy gorilla meat in London any day you want it.
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I want to do a make-up line for men.
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People weren’t buying as many records. My record company did not want me. I went through three record companies, went on tour at the wrong time. It destroyed me.
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I wanted to make good records. But my problem is I’ve got a low boredom threshold, so I wanted it to look and sound different with each album, which is really tantamount to suicide, cause people lose it, they lose it – they say: ‘I like that, and that’s not this.
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It’s good to play 100 per cent live – no tricks, no samples, no messing about.
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I have suffered from depression for most of my life. It is an illness.
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My daughter, Lily Caitlin, means the most to me in the world.
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I became a man. Before that I was a little boy.
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I’ve been told I sold 110m albums and singles. If that’s the case, I should’ve come here in a space rocket.
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I just became a vegetable for three months. I couldn’t talk to people. I was very ill and that was part of the reason I left college.
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I’m a punk rocker. I don’t do Christian.
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Prison’s a walk in the park compared with being sectioned, mate, it really is.
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Since the decline of record companies and music sales, I’ve always played live.
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The touring was crazy, it was a lot of work. But I enjoyed it.
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When you work as hard as you can and as much as you can to make your first album, and you don’t make any money, then you change things.
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When I was on a major label I felt obliged to say yes to every interview, tour and whatever else. The label is always telling you, ‘This ain’t going to last,’ so I worked myself half to death. I learnt from that and I like to pace myself now.
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Antidepressants are very good, but it’s a clinical cosh, really. Sometimes you have to be knocked out, just to stop; when you’re in that state all you want to do is just sleep, and rest your body and your brain.
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I am quite an early riser – I usually get up between 5.30 and 6am and take the dogs out.
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I got a little house in East L.A. and did the gardening. I was doing some acting here and there, doing my own thing… getting back to reality.
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I’ve learned to really just say no. If I don’t want to do something, I won’t do it. There’s nothing that can make me do anything.
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I loved being in a band.
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I am quite an early riser – I usually get up between 5.30 and 6am and take the dogs out.
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I always like to tell a story.
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Bad things happen sometimes.
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To me, style is consistency.
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I watched Picasso visit the Planet of the Apes, as the masters rot on walls and the angels eat the grapes.
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There is always room at the top, don’t let them tell you there is not.
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People tend to keep their distance.
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When they saw you kneeling, crying words you mean. Opening their eyeballs, eyeballs, pretending that your Al Green, Al Green.
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Mile high club, it’s got its ups and downs.
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When I was sectioned for six months, that was one of the worst experiences of my life, not being able to go out and have freedom. Having experienced it, it’s almost inexplicably awful.
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Let’s just say that back in the old days, sex was available every two feet. But I never made love to anybody that did not want me to.
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It makes me sad, sad inside, to see a warrior without his pride.
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I’m blind without my glasses.
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I didn’t lose my virginity until I was 18 The first time was a nightmare. Who shows you how to use a condom?
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I got a little house in East L.A. and did the gardening. I was doing some acting here and there, doing my own thing… getting back to reality.
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I’ve never really been nervous about any concerts. I enjoy it so much. All that matters is getting the songs played well, trying to get them to sound as close to the record live, which isn’t easy, because my music is quite complicated to play.
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I could be religious, if they sang the hymns to disco.
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An 18th century brain, in a 21st century head.
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Creative people are more prone to depression.
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Achievement results from work realizing ambition.
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Performing is the most important single action in my life. It is a unique experience of hard work-elation and disappointment. Every move is an experiment in building up a successful repertoire.
-Adam Ant

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