"I love the Beatles. I haven't named any kids after them but I still really love them. They were the first group that I was ever properly aware of. In my early teens I would sometimes stay in and listen to the radio all day in the hope that I would catch a song by them that I'd never heard before and be able to tape it on my radio-cassette player."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Jarvis Cocker on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Jarvis Cocker on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Jarvis Cocker on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Jarvis Cocker on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Jarvis Cocker on Dalai Lama
"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."
"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."