“Rock ‘n’ Roll might not solve your problems, but it does let you dance all over them”
The man who wrote “I hope I die before I get old” turned 72 yesterday. The ever astute, erudite, rock-star-intellectual Pete Townshend supplies this Saturday’s life quotes.
“Stars are attributed with intelligence they don’t have, beauty they haven’t worked for, loyalty & love they are incapable of reciprocating, and strength they do not possess. They are treated like a beautiful vase of cut flowers. When wilted, simply replaced with new blooms.”
“Nothing else in nature behaves so consistently and rigidly as a human being in pursuit of hell.”
“The music we play has to be tomorrow’s, the things we say have to be today, and the reason for bothering is yesterday.”
“All good art cannot help but confront denial on its way to truth.”
“There’s no easy way to be free.”