"My parents, especially my mother, were no influence on me whatsoever."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Andy Partridge on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Andy Partridge on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Andy Partridge on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Andy Partridge on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Andy Partridge on Pablo Picasso
"It was in San Diego and I was onstage and couldn't remember how to play the guitar properly. I was in terrible pain and my nervous system was just going wild, like somebody had just run a car over me."