"Money isn't important, but you have to have enough, so you don't have to think about it. Thinking about money is a drag."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."Jarvis Cocker on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."Jarvis Cocker on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."Jarvis Cocker on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."Jarvis Cocker on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."Jarvis Cocker on Mark Twain
"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."