"Unless you're living on the street and surviving on a diet of discarded turkey drumsticks, there's no point in being gloomy. We've spent too long trying to cheer ourselves up by spending money on brightly coloured things we don't really need. We've stopped using our imaginations."
"I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond."Jarvis Cocker on Mae West
"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie."Jarvis Cocker on Jim Davis
"My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people."Jarvis Cocker on Orson Welles
"No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means."Jarvis Cocker on Maimonides
"Adopting a new healthier lifestyle can involve changing diet to include more fresh fruit and vegetables as well as increasing levels of exercise."Jarvis Cocker on Linford Christie
"You get to a certain age and you just want to prove that you can still rock - that you've still got it."
"I always thought that I might retire from any form of sexuality by the age of 40 and just become a dignified older person."
"Well, once you've resigned yourself to the fact that you are the more mature pop performer and you're past the age you ever thought you would do it, you might as well do it as long as you can. As long as I can still lift a microphone, then I'll do it, you know."
"I speak onstage to try to establish some method of communication. The songs are supposed to be a way of communicating. But speech and drinks and sometimes chocolates are also a way of communicating."
"I think basically becoming famous has taken the place of going to Heaven in modern society, hasn't it? That's the place where your dreams will come true. It's an act of faith now they think that's going to sort things out."
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