Jarvis Cocker: 5 brilliant quotes from former “Pulp” frontman

While reading the NME online edition I found a collection of quotes by Dr. Jarvis Cocker[1], one of the greatest songwriters of last decade. Here are some of my favourite, I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I did:


1.  I always thought that I might retire from any form of sexuality by the age of 40 and just become a dignified older person. (Interview Magazine, August 2009).



2. Pornography takes all the reality out of sex and Disney does that to family life. (The Big Issue, December 2006).


3. I got a pair of red, synthetic satin women’s pants through the post the other day with a phone number on. That was quite strange. I haven’t tried the phone number. In times of stress I may.


Jarvis smoking



4. I’ve got to an age where I just can’t be arsed doing things that make me feel crap. So you may as well just do things that you enjoy. Say it doesn’t get you a multi-platinum album, at least you had a good time. (The Times, May 2009).


5. I was watching telly and that Johnny Cash song came on [‘Hurt’]. But it was advertising Nike trainers, and that struck me as being a particularly inappropriate use of music. (The Observer, October 2006).



Bonus quote: I used to look at older people who bothered to still attend nightclubs and couldn’t help but wonder why. Didn’t they realize how foolish they looked? Of course, now that I’m one of those people myself, I have decided that such rules don’t apply to me. (The Independent, May 2009).



…Sing along with the common people, sing along and it might just get you through. Laugh along with the common people, laugh along even though they’re laughing at you and the stupid things that you do, because you think that poor is cool! 


February 24th, 2010


Source: http://www.nme.com

[1] Jarvis Cocker received last year an honorary doctorate from  Sheffield Hallam University.



    • Funny this comment i am writing is just 2 year older than the previous (and only one). Indeed, I’ve just listened for the first time his BBC program (Sunday Service) and, later, I wanted to read more quotes from him.

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