04.06.2011

Keith Richards - Life


'For Many years I slept, on average, twice a week. This means that I have been conscious for at least three lifetimes.'

(S.23)

'But what can you say about the first woman in your life? She was Mum. She sorted me out. She fed me. She was forever slicking my hair and staightening my clothes, in public. The humiliation. But it's Mum. I didn't realize until later that she was also my mate. She could make me laugh. There was music all the time and I do miss her so.'

(S.45)

'Mick never wants to talk to his women. They end up crying on my shoulder because they've found out that he has once again philandered. What am I gonna do? [...] The tears that have been on this shoulder from Jerry Hall, form Bianca, from Marianne (Faithfull), Chrissie Shrimpton ... They've ruined so many shirts of mine. And they ask ME what to do? How the hell do I know? I don't fuck him!'

(S.330)

Phrases:

'Dead as a doornail'

'All we've got to do is persevere'

'Once you have something, you just let it fly'

'Most guys I know are assholes. I have some great asshole friends'

'The gift of not being bothered'