Jews and Gypsies were well-nigh the only Diasporas in 19th century Europe. Now go to London, it is a collection of Diasporas.
— Zygmunt Bauman
When I tried to do something else, everyone behaved as if I was Gypsy Rose Lee trying to paint a Matisse.
— Zoë Heller
(Actually now I'm remembering that the goodbye chow isn't spelled that way. It's ciao or something weird like that. It's Italian, right? But I'm not an Italian gypsy, I'm a hungry gypsy. So spelling it chow makes total sense.)
— Wendelin Van Draanen
I had a gypsy upbringing, so I moved around all over the place and can't remember a street I grew up on.
— Vanessa Hudgens
And I want to rock your gypsy soul Just like way back in the days of old And magnificently we will fold into the mystic
— Van Morrison
I wrote a couple of songs that had gypsy references in them. The only reason it happened was because that's what was coming through and I liked the idea at that period of time. But that doesn't mean that it's a myth or that I'm a gypsy. It's gotten totally out of context.
— Van Morrison
Gypsies at home watching Jerry Falwell on TV, might mean something to you, it ain't nothing to me.
— Tom Petty
This speaker reminds me of my childhood in Budapest. There were gypsy magicians who came to town to entertain us children. But as I recollect, there was one important difference: the gypsy only seemed to violate the laws of nature, he never really violated them!
— Theodore von Karman
I am a gypsy. I havent' had a home for a long time. Call me a homeless person - I just throw everything in a bag and I'm good to go.
— Taylor Kinney
I'm the original hunter-down-of-fabulous-things. Twenty years ago I sat down and decided that I would create a really wonderful image, an unforgettable image. And now I'm kind of stuck with it. It's like when I don't wear my fringy, gypsy stuff, people kind of look at me like, 'What's wrong?
— Stevie Nicks
That's the words: "So I'm back to the velvet underground" - which is a clothing store in downtown San Francisco, where Janis Joplin got her clothes, and Grace Slick from Jefferson Airplane, it was this little hole in the wall, amazing, beautiful stuff - "back to the floor that I love, to a room with some lace and paper flowers, back to the gypsy that I was."
— Stevie Nicks
The Tonys ignored West Side Story. The Tonys ignored Gypsy. It's a kind of public humiliation.
— Stephen Sondheim
Gypsies are, to say the least, underrepresented in literature and film.
— Stef Penney
Jazz is an endless source of ideas, because you can use anything. You can play operatic arias. You can incorporate them into jazz. You can play gypsy music and incorporate it into jazz. You can European classical and you can incorporate it into jazz. You can use anything and jazz it up, as they used to say.
— Sonny Rollins
I love being a gypsy and getting on the bus with the band making sounds for the people who love and enjoy a night of Americana and good times.
— Shelby Lynne
The bridge will only take you halfway there, to those mysterious lands you long to see. Through gypsy camps and swirling Arab fair, and moonlit woods where unicorns run free. So come and walk awhile with me and share the twisting trails and wondrous worlds I've known. But this bridge will only take you halfway there. The last few steps you have to take alone.
— Shel Silverstein
I'm not certain, but I have a little gypsy blood in me. And my mother always told me that her grandma could give someone the evil eye, and I'd better not cross her because she had some of that blood in her. Mother always believed that she could predict the future, and she had dreams that came true.
— Sam Raimi
FREEDLEY: Will I feel better after I take it? DR. FITCH (coldly): I, am a physician, Freedley, not an astrologer. If you want a horoscope, there's a gypsy tearoom over on Lexington Avenue.
— S. J. Perelman
I can only go places because I know that I can go away from them, if that makes sense. I like the gypsy lifestyle that filming affords.
— Rupert Friend
All my family back to the 1700s were water Gypsies. My brothers and me, we were the first ones to be born on dry land. All the rest of them were born on barges in the canals.
— Ronnie Wood
If there's one thing I've learned in this life, it's that you never say no to an old gypsy woman with a blind eye and leprous fingernails.
— Roger Ebert
I'm God's messenger from the gypsy tent. And it's the message that's important, not the messenger.
— Rodney "Gipsy" Smith
There's a race of men that don't fit in, A race that can't sit still; So they break the hearts of kith and kin, And they roam the world at will. They range the field and rove the flood, And they climb the mountain's crest; Their's is the curse of the gypsy blood, And they don't know how to rest.
— Robert W. Service
My mother was a gypsy, and she had a lot of dark blood in her, and her hair was very, very thick - she couldn't even get a brush through it. So I have been very fortunate. And every time I go to cut it off, hairdressers refuse to do it.
— Robert Plant
And I remember most of what I know that is good and true and lasting has come not from scholars but from minstrels and gypsies.
— Robert James Waller
Art is an outsider, a gypsy over the face of the earth.
— Robert Henri
Let me make sure I have this straight. The cavalry just now rode into town and it's a Czech Gypsy porn-star zombie killer. Have I got that right?
— Richard Kadrey
Steal! to be sure they may; and, egad, serve your best thoughts as gypsies do stolen children,-disfigure them to make 'em pass for their own.
— Richard Brinsley Sheridan
There's times I've been quite nervous doing session work, such as when I'm asked to play the violin in a 'country and western' style or a 'gypsy' style. I'm not very good at that sort of playing at all. I think it's important as a session musician to have your own voice.
— Ric Sanders
When I got out of high school I hit the road. I lived like a gypsy. Those were the best times of my life. I was living from club to club not knowing where my next meal was coming from. No credit cards, no apartment, no bills, no managers, just on the road with a truck and five guys.
— Rex Smith
I think I'll always be a theater gypsy at heart.
— Renee O'Connor
Besides, I'm a gypsy at heart and I like to travel around.
— Reba McEntire
I'm an air-conditioned gypsy.
— Pete Townshend
A maverick may go his own way but he doesn't think that it's the only way or ever claim that it's the best one, except maybe for himself. And don't imagine that this raggle-taggle gypsy is claiming to be free. It's just that some of the necessities to which I am a slave are different from yours.
— Orson Welles
I think most gypsies all over the world are used to being not really welcome and always on the run, expecting people to not like them and to be critical.
— Noomi Rapace
I'm a little bit of a gypsy myself. I've always had jobs where I'm moving around and I'm not sure what's going to happen tomorrow or the next day.
— Niall Matter
I have a little gypsy palace here in New York. It's all mirrors, and I have my own garden. It's so secluded - the closest thing to a caravan I could find!
— Neon Hitch
I'm out here to represent the gingers, the gypsies, and the outcasts. Because I am all of the above, and I'm all about having a great time.
— Neon Hitch
I guess I haven't gotten over being lost, a wandering gypsy.
— Neil Diamond
My center is the soul of a gypsy.
— Nathan Parsons