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    Being a musician is a noble profession.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: profession  noble 
     
    I don't feel old or young, I just am
    — Paul Weller
    tags: young 
     
    The Jam were a good band, however I feel that the Style Council were better. A lot of people I know will disagree with me. Some things we did with The Style Council were misinterpreted or over their heads.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: people 
     
    An artist or writer always has to move forward. All the time you're trying to improve yourself, or at least look at ways to improve things or make things better. I'm not really one to harp on previous records. I'm always looking forward to what I'm doing now, and what's ahead.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: time  artist 
     
    You can't live a lie. You have to follow your heart.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: heart  live  lies 
     
    I suppose it's nice to have some surprise in life and to surprise yourself in life and see what else you can do.
    — Paul Weller
    I still love playing music. It was all I ever wanted to do, and I got the chance to do it.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: chance  music 
     
    I think politicians are so far out of step with what people really want.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: people 
     
    I think anybody goes through a crisis of confidence from time to time. You have to kind of doubt yourself, sometimes. It's the way forward.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: time  doubt  confidence 
     
    I don't like to get pigeonholed. I don't like it when people think they have you sewn up.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: people 
     
    You have to keep challenging yourself. I've always tried to do that, and I'm not saying I've always been successful. Maybe I've rewritten the same song; it's inevitable, but I've always been mindful of taking the writing somewhere else. You can't stick in your little comfort zone.
    — Paul Weller
    I want to hear as much music as I possibly can before I leave this mortal coil but it's impossible to hear it all because there's so much of it.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: impossible  music 
     
    Sometimes you're ahead of the game and sometimes people don't get it and that's just one of those things you have to accept and carry on.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: people  games 
     
    No man should have cowboys boots in his wardrobe. That's fair enough, isn't it? Unless you're a cowboy, of course.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: men 
     
    I'm still a mod, I'll always be a mod, you can bury me a mod.
    — Paul Weller
    Everyone gets frustrated and aggressive, and I'd sooner take my aggression out on a guitar than on a person.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: people 
     
    When I got into the Beatles, I must have only been about six or seven but old enough to take notice. We used to have an old radiogram which, for readers of a certain age, was like a big cabinet thing with a record player inside it.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: age 
     
    I'd like to think I've left something in the world. Without in any way trying to be morbid, but life is very short, and I'd like to think I'd leave some body of work that would inspire other musicians long after I've gone.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: work  world  body  gone  inspire 
     
    I still want to do what I want to do, but we also have to think about some sense of protecting the business that's out there as well.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: business 
     
    You do your runway show, and it's all over the Internet before I see anything on there.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: internet 
     
    It can get boring. Not the playing the songs necessarily, or doing the clothes. You know, you need stimulus.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: song 
     
    When I listen to a record, or when I'm making a record, I listen to everything. I listen to the drums, the bass, the voice, the arrangement. I listen to the whole piece as an ensemble.
    — Paul Weller
    There's this British elegance that we, at times, have really missed in the States. We've always been more of a sportswear culture.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: time  culture 
     
    It's important to know all those things, but part of our jobs is to move people along and to make people excited to buy music or buy clothes, and give them enjoyment, I think, too.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: people  job  music 
     
    There's such a wealth of great music, clothes or whatever. There is so much great stuff out there, that why would you not still be interested if you've grown up in that kind of culture?
    — Paul Weller
    tags: music  wealth 
     
    I was always taught as a kid that if there's anything you want in life, you've got to work towards it. I guess that sort of stayed with me, really.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: work  kids 
     
    I never, ever wanted to be the Rolling Stones. Bless their hearts, but I dont necessarily want to go on doing the same old thing for the next 10, 20 years... I could see how easy it is to get into that rut, the whole touring mindset.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: heart  mindset  year 
     
    I'm so lucky, I'm just really grateful for what I've got around me - children and my wife and everything else.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: children  child  wife 
     
    For me, my entry point, when I was old enough, was the skinhead/suedehead thing, sort of like '70/'71. People didn't have much money - they would save up, or whatever - but everyone always dressed up. You'd go to a dance at the football club on a Thursday night and all of us kids - all of us from maybe like 12 to 16 - were all dressed up.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: people  night  dance  money  kids  football 
     
    I get labelled as just being about one thing, but there's lots of layers to what I do.
    — Paul Weller
    In the past we used to come over to see what was going on in London or Paris or Milan or wherever - it's pretty much the same stuff everywhere [now], and people are wearing the same things, because it's all instantaneous with the Internet.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: people  past  internet 
     
    There have been records I've been really, really pleased with that haven't connected with people. But I felt good about them.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: people 
     
    I really enjoy playing America. I like the audiences there. It's the home of a lot of music I grew up with.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: music  america 
     
    There's always something in most world folk musics that always seems connected; whether it's a bagpipe or a tambura, there's always some sort of drone instrument, and there's always percussion.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: world  music 
     
    My own personal theory is that all popular music, in whatever form it is, to me, it all comes from Africa. Whether it's filtered through America or whatever - African-American. But I still think there's something in that roots music that's very, very African, and I think that's what unites people.
    — Paul Weller
    I've always liked my clothes, even before I could properly afford them. Clothes for me were never a cloak, a cover. They were how I chose to express myself.
    — Paul Weller
    I had a total belief in The Style Council. I meant every word and felt every action.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: belief  action 
     
    I could write songs about politics, but I'm conscious of not writing songs that sound the same as the ones I wrote 30 years ago.
    — Paul Weller
    I'm always looking forward to what I'm doing now, and what's ahead.
    — Paul Weller
    I could say that 'Exile On Main Street' was my favourite or whatever, but I'm more about the songs and the artists and the sound that they bring.
    — Paul Weller
    tags: song  artist 
     
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