Iggy Pop quotes

“I am the passenger, I stay under glass. I look through my window so bright, I see the stars come out tonight. I see the bright and hollow sky, over the city’s ripped backsides and everything looks good tonight.”
— Iggy Pop

 

 

“Cigarettes and coffee, man, that’s a combination.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“They say that death kills you, But death doesn’t kill you. Boredom and indifference kill you.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“Nihilism is best done by professionals.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“Music is life, and life is not a business.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“I’m a street walking cheetah with a heart full of napalm.”
— Iggy Pop

 

 

“I’m a travel enthusiast.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“I’m bored, I’m the chairman of the board.”
— Iggy Pop

 

 

“Curious is a good thing to be, it seems to pay some unexpected dividends.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“Punk rock is a word used by dilettantes and heartless manipulators about music that takes up the energies, the bodies, the hearts, the souls, the time and the minds of young men who give everything they have to it.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“Something I like to do a lot is just sit by water when there’s a current and just stare into the water. I don’t fish, I don’t hunt, I don’t scuba, I don’t spear, don’t boat, don’t play basketball or football – I excel at staring into space. I’m really good at that.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“I find it hard to focus looking forward. So I look backward.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“Nobody understands me, I’m really sensitive.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“Miami’s never been more than a spit from New York.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“I never believed that U2 wanted to save the whales. I don’t believe that The Beastie Boys are ready to lay it down for Tibet.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“When it comes to art, money is an unimportant detail. It just happens to be a huge unimportant detail.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“I never say never about anything.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“If I started thinking too much about how influential I’ve been, then I’d be more of a turd than I already am.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“What some people would call antics, I would just call a good show.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“I have no idea why a guy would bring a jar of peanut butter to a concert.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“Miami’s not anybody’s poor cousin. It’s an aspiration to live in this town, not something you have to do to promote yourself like some of the larger cities.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“I’m not ashamed to dress “like a woman” because I don’t think it’s shameful to be a woman.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“I’m a little bit damaged in about 15 different ways, and it’s been nice that no particular damaged area has become a major issue. I’m a more than moderately healthy 65-year-old male who has gotten away with a lot of stuff.”
— Iggy Pop

 

 

“It is very important what not to do.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“It’s more fun to look at an old picture of me than it is to look at a new one sometimes. Although, I still wear a dress pretty well.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“When I get up in the morning, I stay nude for three or four hours. If I really feel like getting formal, I’ll put on board shorts.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“The more walking-around money I have, the less I walk around.”
— Iggy Pop

 

 

“Onstage I’ve been hit by a grapefruit, beercans, eggs, spit, money, cigarette butts, Mandies, Quaaludes, joints, bras, panties, and a fist.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“The future of rock n roll is Justin Bieber.”
— Iggy Pop

 

 

“I’ll love you when my eyes are open, I’ll love you when my eyes are gone.”
— Iggy Pop

 

 

“I became Iggy because I had a sadistic boss at a record store. I’d been in a band called the Iguanas. And when this boss wanted to embarrass and demean me, he’d say, ‘Iggy, get me a coffee, light.’”
— Iggy Pop

 

“My parents wanted to light my artistic candle. But over time, the definition of ‘the arts’ began to stretch. And as I got older, they suddenly realized, Oh, my God, we’re the parents of Iggy Pop.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“I’m glad I am crazy, it keeps me trying. I despise trendies, I know they’re lying.”
— Iggy Pop

 

 

“What did Christ really do? He hung out with hard-drinking fishermen.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“I smoked this joint and then it hit me. I thought, what you gotta do is play your own simply blues.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“What do you do with a lifetime of work? Face it in the morning.”
— Iggy Pop

 

 

“How am I going to listen to that horrible noise I make without a gram of coke and a couple of double Jack Daniels?”
— Iggy Pop

 

 

“I thought, “Wow, it sounds really stoned anyway.” It sounded good to me. I found out that there was a lot in there. what all this comes down to is I was just trying to get in touch with myself. And I met some interesting people in New York who weren’t in show business. I even got to know my dentist.”
— Iggy Pop

 

 

“The people who were learning from me tended to be more commercial performers who were gonna rip off the salient idea to do it in a way that will sell, but they weren’t going for the music.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“I feel a great comfort and relief knowing that there are others who lived and died and thought and fought so long ago; I feel less tyrannized by the present day.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“I have a hot memory, but I know I’ve forgotten many things, too, just squashed things in favor of survival.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“As society has changed, what had formerly been unacceptable has become colourful.”
— Iggy Pop

 

 

“I’m not a singer, a walking instrument like Aretha Franklin. When you get an Iggy Pop record, you don’t get “Iggy Sings.” I am also a style of music, an approach.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“You know what I think you get scared of more – especially me, after touring for so long and being in bands for so long – you start to associate certain behavior with the music. It’s like people associate having a cigarette with having a cup of coffee, or lunch.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“And for so long, I had thought if I was going to write a song, or get “into” something, I had to at least smoke a joint or something. And that didn’t work anymore. Once I was fairly well cleaned out, even a little bit of a drug getting into my work threw me off kilter.”

— Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop Quote: “I was who I was in high school in accordance with the rules of conduct for a normal person, like obeying your mom and dad.

 

 

“I was who I was in high school in accordance with the rules of conduct for a normal person, like obeying your mom and dad. Then I got out of high school and moved out of the house, and I just started, for lack of a better term, running free.”
— Iggy Pop

 

 

“The most successful stuff is sold to you as indispensable social information. The message in the music is, ‘We are terribly, terribly slick and suave, and if you listen to us, you can probably get a leg up in society, too.’”
— Iggy Pop

 

 

 

“Well, I don’t use the toilet much to pee in. I almost always pee in the yard or the garden, because I like to pee on my estate.”
— Iggy Pop

 

“Well, it wasn’t like I was going to run out and score heroin and score an ounce of coke – but incidentally, on the road, I would usually get tanked up and as stoned as I possibly could to go on stage. And offstage, it would be a demon that would come up about twice a week.”
— Iggy Pop

 

 

“Second only to the sea, the Miami sky has been the greatest comfort in my life past 50. On a good day, when the wind blows from the south, the light here is diffuse and forgiving.”
— Iggy Pop

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