"You get to a certain age and you just want to prove that you can still rock - that you've still got it."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Jarvis Cocker on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Jarvis Cocker on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Jarvis Cocker on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Jarvis Cocker on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Jarvis Cocker on Robert Frost
"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."
"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."