30 Best Syd Barrett Quotes

30 Best Syd Barrett Quotes

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Syd Barrett, born Roger Keith Barrett, was a musician, artist, and songwriter from England. He is most famous for his role in the band Pink Floyd. He was later removed from the band due to his erratic behavior and drug use. He died in 2006 from diabetes complications.

“A lot of people want to make films and do photography and things, but I’m quite happy doing what I’m doing.”

“All middle men are bad.”

“All we can do is make records which we like. If the kids don’t, then they won’t buy it.”

“And what exactly is a dream and what exactly is a joke.”

“Fairy-tales are nice.”

“Have you seen the roses? There’s a whole lot of colors.”

“I don’t really read a lot. Maybe I should.”

“I don’t think I’m easy to talk about. I’ve got a very irregular head. And I’m not anything that you think I am anyway.”

“I like songs that are simple.”

“I never felt so close to a guitar as that silver one with mirrors that I used on stage all the time.”

“I remember the last time we were in the studio that Nick (Mason) ripped this fart. It was one of the most atrocious things the others had ever smelled in their lives. While Roger and Rick fled in terror, I asked Nick for seconds.”

“I think it’s good if a song has more than one meaning. Maybe that kind of song can reach far more people.”

“I wasn’t always this introverted.”

“I’d like to be rich. I’d like a lot of money to put into my physicals and to buy food for all my friends.”

“If I’d stayed at college I would have become a teacher.”

“I’m disappearing, avoiding most things.”

“I’m full of dust and guitars.”

“I’m sorry I can’t speak very coherently.”

“I’m treading the backward path. Mostly, I just waste my time.”

“It’s always been too slow for me. Playing. The pace of things. I’m a fast sprinter. The trouble was, after playing in the group for a few months, I couldn’t reach that point.”

“It’s awfully considerate of you to think of me here, and I’m most obliged to you for making it clear that I’m not here.”

“It’s rather difficult to think of anybody being really interested in me. But you know, man, I am totally together.”

“Really, we have only just started to scrape the surface of effects and ideas of lights and music combined; we think that the music and the lights are part of the same scene, one enhances and adds to the other.”

“That’s all I wanted to do as a kid. Play a guitar properly and jump around. But too many people got in the way.”

“The only work I’ve done the last two years is interviews. I’m very good at it.”

“Their choice of material was always very much to do with what they were thinking as architecture students. Rather unexciting people, I would’ve thought, primarily. I mean, anybody walking
into an art school like that would’ve been tricked–maybe they were working their entry into an art school.”

“We feel that in the future, groups are going to have to offer much more than just a pop show. They’ll have to offer a well-presented theatre show.”

“Well, I’m a painter, I was trained as a painter…I seem to have spent a little less time painting than I might’ve done…But it didn’t transcend the feeling of playing at UFO and those sort of
places with the lights and that, the fact that the group was getting bigger and bigger.”

“Well, I’ve got a color telly, and a fridge. I’ve got some pork chops in the fridge, but the chops keep going off, so I have to keep buying more.”

“When we parted I had written everything for the group. My leaving sort of evened things out within the group.”