Peru, Peru. My heart's lighthouse.
Long hair is an unpardonable offence which should be punishable by death.
We're all lonely, but I'd rather be lonely by myself than with a long list of duties and obligations. I think that's why people kill themselves, really.
Age shouldn't affect you. It's just like the size of your shoes - they don't determine how you live your life! You're either marvellous or you're boring, regardless of your age.
I have no love for myself as a human being, but I have immense pride in the music I make.
The paradox is that I have no love for myself as a human being, but I have immense pride in the music I make, and I believe it has an important place. Others do, too, and the thousands of people with Morrissey tattoos certainly proves something.
As a very small child I found recorded noise and the solitary singer beneath the spotlight so dramatic and so brave... walking the plank... willingly... It was sink or swim. The very notion of standing there, alone, I found beautiful.
I know L.A. well, but it's a police state.
Reggae is vile.
The Royal family to me are not England, and they are not the flag.
I never imagined I'd be a solo artist. And now I couldn't imagine being part of a group.
Once somebody is known, it seems as though anybody anywhere can say anything about them. Whereas if I simply stopped someone in the street and criticised their clothes, their work, their parents, their inner being, I'd be sued and I'd be thrown in prison.
If you travel to Germany, it's still absolutely Germany. If you travel to Sweden, it still has a Swedish identity.
I didn't really see the British punk movement, if that's what it was, as wildly original, because I had been listening so intently to all the New York music since 1973, really.