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Phil Collins Quotes

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Phil Collins quotes: here are the legendary musician’s most notable success sayings… plus some lyrics, for good measure.

“Put your faith in what you most believe in.”

“The answer is inside your head; it’s easy to find if you take it logically.”

“The world is in your hands, now use it.”

“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”

“Considering yourself selflessly-selfish is a principle of all great thinkers.”

“Before you write – remember that every speech has something of ‘you’ in the writing.  Don’t take that away when you write.  Be yourself.  Be comfortable in your own skin.”

“The binding of reason and intuition is the fundamental crisis of the era we call humanity.  Transcendence of duality is the key.”

“Testimony is contingent on experience, that’s why we’re all free spirits.”

“When destiny calls you, you’ve got to be strong.  I may not be with you, but you’ve got to move on.”

“Perception determines insanity.”

“Deep inside us, we’re not that different at all.”

We’re all the same, really.”

“We’re all turkeys!  Some of us are running around with our heads cut off, some of us are flapping our wings so hard that we’re close to flying.”

“God is a spa-bath of water and we are all individual bubbles.”

“That’s the trouble with wishing you were somebody else.  As much as you may want it, you know it’ll never happen, at least not in this lifetime.”

“We all have the same problems in relationships.”

“Love can make you do things that you never thought possible.”

“People hate a break-up, but they love a break-up song.”

“My mama said you can’t hurry love.  No, you’ll just have to wait.  She said love don’t come easy but it’s a game of give and take.  You can’t hurry love.  No, you’ll just have to wait.  Just trust in a good time no matter how long it takes.”

“Out of raw emotion emerges instinctive truth.”

“Wait for it, wait for it!  Anticipation is half the fun, so I’ve been told…”

“Find a way to my heart, and I will always be with you.”

“There’s no magic for getting into the groove… just banging away at it.  Sometimes the lyrics come first, sometimes the music.”

“I’m not a singer who plays a bit of drums.  I’m a drummer that sings a bit.”

“And, you know, I never wanted to be a singer.”

“The best part is other people saying that they like what you do.  The worst part is that it drags you onto the conveyor belt of working all the time, to maximize the success.”

“All I set out to do was to earn a living playing drums, you know?  And as luck would have it, I’ve surpassed that.”

“I’m sorry that it was all so successful.  I honestly didn’t mean it to happen like that.  It’s hardly surprising that people grew to hate me.”

“I just don’t think of myself as a star.  This is what I do for a living; I’m fortunate that I make ends meet.”

“You know, I’ve released some great records and I’ve released some dogs.  But frankly, the fun is in creating the thing.”

“You know, a song is like a kid.  You bring it up.  And sometimes something you thought was going to be fantastic, by the time it’s finished, is a bit of a disappointment.  Beyond a certain point, the music isn’t mine anymore.  It’s yours.”

“I’m not trying necessarily to become a movie star; that wouldn’t be bad but that’s not the aim.  I’m just trying to do interesting things and go into areas where I’ve not been before.”

“There’s a possibility.  I’m open for it.  If it doesn’t happen, it won’t be because we don’t want to.  It will just be because there are too many things in the way.”

“If a musician dares to get out of the box he’s been put in, people get confused.  They want people where they can find them!  I am fortunate in some respects as I’ve always been known as someone who ‘moves around’ and tries different things.  But generally, we are supposed to stay where we’re put.”

“I’m nice until I have a reason not to be.  I work hard and people sense that.”

“You can wipe off that grin, I know where you’ve been, it’s all been a pack of lies.”

“That’s going to be on my headstone: He came.  He wrote ‘In the Air Tonight.’  He died.”

“Think twice; it’s just another day for you and me in paradise.”

“I wish I could just make you turn around, turn around and see me cry.  There’s so much I need to say to you, so many reasons why.  You’re the only one who really knew me at all.  So take a look at me now, ’cause there’s just an empty space.  And there’s nothing left here to remind me, just the memory of your face.  Take a look at me now, ’cause there’s just an empty space.  And you coming back to me is against all odds and that’s what I’ve got to face.”

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