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We had the same kind of unempl...

We had the same kind of unemployment here as they had in the worst hit places in the North and you're meant to be on a cushy wicket in the South. If you go up to Newcastle, you can tell that the town's really had money, or Liverpool, you know, the northern towns have got grandeur, whereas Medway, being just a sort of garrison town and dockyard town, you don't have anything like Earl Grey Square or anything like that.

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I've not been an admirer of co...

I've not been an admirer of contemporary music since punk rock went off the boil in 1977, but once a year I'll listen to 'Spiral Scratch' by the Buzzcocks, or 'Hippy Hippy Shake' by the Swinging Blue Jeans. Otherwise, I can put up with Chopin or shakuhachi flute in the background.

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I've always liked New York, as...

I've always liked New York, as I like towns with an edge and New York has a European feel, so when I came to play music here in the '80s it was a surprise to me.

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I liked drawing and painting, ...

I liked drawing and painting, because the only failure would be to listen to the doubters who wanted me to stop drawing and painting because 'you aren't going to make a living doing that.' I liked looking in art books at the work of painters.

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I coined this term 'freedom th...

I coined this term 'freedom thru limitation' back in the '90s because I was sick of art being treated like pop, because of this boring 'anything can be art' theory.

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Being a fan of authentic Dada,...

Being a fan of authentic Dada, I find today's art - what I call 'Bankers' Dada' - mind-numbingly dull. The most challenging work I've seen of late is by The British Art Resistance. Their document, 'A Call for Heroes in an Age of Cowards', is apt in these days of witless chancers.

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People could live very happily...

People could live very happily without the Turner Prize, but they could not live without real communication and emotion.

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My favourite things are jokes,...

My favourite things are jokes, friendliness and feeling comfortable.

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I've dubbed myself as an amate...

I've dubbed myself as an amateur, not because I work in different field, but because I do what I do for love.

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I'm not trying to achieve perf...

I'm not trying to achieve perfection. I don't like this forced control people have over work.

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I'm going to get a pair of wir...

I'm going to get a pair of wire-snips, and I've also started a new campaign to have blank CDs on jukeboxes so you can play the silence.

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I think that the mythology of ...

I think that the mythology of Van Gogh's life, and the beauty of his paintings, is unstoppable.

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I make sure I make a painting ...

I make sure I make a painting - that's my job. And I cook the Sunday dinner.

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I like feeling at home and kno...

I like feeling at home and knowing people. I like talking about ideas and being friendly.

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I don't spend a lot of time wo...

I don't spend a lot of time working if I can help it.

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I did not like prizes at schoo...

I did not like prizes at school. I didn't like tests or exams, or the 11+, or O-levels. Later I hated B.A.s and M.A.s. The reason I hated them is that I don't like being tested, failed or falsely praised by anyone.

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One of my biggest problems in ...

One of my biggest problems in life has been my inability to lie.

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I gave up drinking lots of whi...

I gave up drinking lots of whiskey and began to practice yoga and meditation. As a result I am not dead.

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It is an artist's duty to be o...

It is an artist's duty to be on the wrong end of the see-saw.

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We believe in a society in del...

We believe in a society in delusion, and if you're awake and not deluded people tell you you're mad. That's why I'm a freak and they're not. But I'm actually not.

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