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By Anonym 15 Sep

Ray Davies

When I discovered Mose Allison I felt I had discovered the missing link between jazz and blues

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Davies

The aristocrats and bureaucrats are dirty rats.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Davies

Live life, see it through. Carry on, it's all you can do.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ray Davies

When I wrote the song, I had the sea near Bombay in mind. We stayed at a hotel by the sea, and the fishermen come up at five in the morning and they were all chanting. And we went on the beach and we got chased by a mad dog-big as a donkey. ... I think that songwriting changed when groups started spending more time in the studio. ... I've written so many songs about Englishmen, I have to go elsewhere. ... Our repertoire consisted of rhythm and blues, sort of country rhythm and blues, Sonny Terry things.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Davies

Learn to be positive, it's your only chance.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ray Davies

Compared to the bugs and the spiders and flies, I am an apeman.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Davies

Put all the pervs in jail, bring back the birch and cat-o-nine tails.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ray Davies

I am the image maker, I am the magic maker, I can turn the most ordinary man in the world into a star.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Davies

The Christians to the lions sold out every night.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ray Davies

True love is really animal.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ray Davies

They filled us full of false illusions and promiscuity, and they led us down that class-less road of mediocrity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ray Davies

I'm easy driving, But I'm not a person who loves living pleasantly above all else. I'm not that way at all. I might think I'm that, but I'm not really that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ray Davies

I met her in a club down in North Soho, where you drink champagne and it tastes just like Coca-Cola.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ray Davies

The passage of time eliminates some of the more intimate details of one's existence. The routine trivia like passing water and shitting and the amount of food and alcohol consumed in the course of daily survival. Sure, there were girls. Lots of'em. It's inevitable.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ray Davies

Feelin' guilty, feelin' scared, hidden cameras everywhere.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Davies

Life is only what you wonder. Day is light as your brightest dream.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Davies

Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we're tired of hearing promises that we know they'll never keep.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Davies

Self destroyer, wreck your health, destroy friends, destroy yourself. The time device of self destruction, lies, confusion, start eruption.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ray Davies

I call it suffering and pain, they call it entertainment.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Davies

I think when you write songs, you write about people... People are the source of my material. And London is a wonderful place to be for people. So, the next time you're sitting in a park somewhere, and you see someone like me looking at you, don't phone the police. I'm just writing

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Davies

Rudolf Valentino looks very much alive and he looks up ladies dresses as they sadly pass him by.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Davies

I think that songwriting changed when groups started spending more time in the studio.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ray Davies

Eagerly pursuing all the latest fads and trends cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ray Davies

Hey, is that you Elvis? I wanna speak to the Colonel. Jump to it, you mother.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ray Davies

I still like to keep tapes of the few minutes before the final take, things that happen before the session. Maybe it's superstitious, but I believe if I had done things differently - if I had walked around the studio or gone out - it wouldn't have turned out that way.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Davies

No one can penetrate me. They only see what's in their own fancy, always.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Davies

My dad taught me about music. He used to tap dance.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ray Davies

Why stay with him, he uses you just like a human punching bag?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ray Davies

What are we living for? Two roomed apartment on the second floor?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Davies

Surviving, that's my plan.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ray Davies

Yin and Yang control man's actions, and both extremes are a natural reaction.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ray Davies

What I try to do probably doesn't come out. What I've worked out what I do - I might not be right - is to do something very personal, and then suddenly I look at it, up in the air. I blow it up and look at it and then I come down again - a better man.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Davies

Life is so groovy when your record is hot.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Davies

The big corporations and the big companies turned musicians into factory workers on an assembly line.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ray Davies

In your heart there is innocence waiting to be free.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ray Davies

The soul needs attention like the body needs to breath.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Davies

I was an art student at the time, like thousands of others.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Davies

People take pictures of the Summer, just in case someone thought they had missed it, and to proved that it really existed.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Davies

Standing in the middle of nowhere, wondering how to begin. Lost between tomorrow and yesterday, between now and then.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Davies

She would be ready, but she would always make him wait.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ray Davies

We are the Draft Beer Preservation Society.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ray Davies

Everything is reduced to what's physical in the end, because it's the filth inside people's minds that creates all the evil. What is a body, anyway? I suppose you've got to abuse your body to understand it. If you're not prepared to humiliate yourself in order to give somebody else a moment's pleasure, I don't believe that you've actually lived.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Davies

My girlfriend's packed her bags and moved out to another town, she couldn't stand the boredom when the video broke down.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ray Davies

When you are making a record and if you spend too much time over it, you have to record it a tone lower or cut the tones lower because you can't reach some of the notes, I find this. But when you go on stage, you have to put the key up and it really changes the whole thing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ray Davies

Everybody needs some inspiration, Everybody needs some motivation, mix it up with some imagination, and use your natural gifts.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ray Davies

I don't think England is that gray but India is like a long drone.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ray Davies

The only time I feel at ease is swinging up and down in a coconut tree.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ray Davies

The King is dead, rock is done. You might be through, but I've just begun.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Davies

Save me, save me, save me from this squeeze. I got a big fat mama trying to break me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Davies

Life had become a reproduction: it was not the real thing.