"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."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."Jarvis Cocker on Mother Teresa
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."Jarvis Cocker on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."Jarvis Cocker on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired."Jarvis Cocker on Martin Luther
"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts."Jarvis Cocker on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."