50 Marc Almond Quotes On Success In Life

Mark Peter Sinclair “Marc” Almond, OBE is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Almond first began performing and recording in the synthpop/new wave duo Soft Cell. He has also had a diverse career as a solo artist. His collaborations include a duet with Gene Pitney on the 1989 UK number-one single “Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart”. Almond’s career spanning over four decades has enjoyed critical and commercial acclaim, and he has sold over 30 million records worldwide. He spent a month in a coma after a near-fatal motorcycle accident in 2004 and later became a patron of the brain trauma charity Headway. These Marc Almond quotes will motivate you.

Best Marc Almond Quotes

  1. “For me it always comes down to what is a good song and I’m very old-fashioned in the way that I like to make songs that have something classic about them whether you can play them with an orchestra or an electro synthesizer or an acoustic guitar.” ~ Marc Almond
  2. “There’s no such thing as ‘I can’t do it’.” ~ Marc Almond
  3. “I was a magnet for people who want to take advantage of people like me, who think they’re part of this life but they’re not.” ~ Marc Almond
  4. “When people talk about gender-benders and bracket me with George, I always think I’m not like that. I had more of a rock edge, mixed with the 80s electro.” ~ Marc Almond
  5. “I think there’s always been singers like that and i’ve done my fair share of cheese as well.” ~ Marc Almond
  6. “If you were born by the sea, there’s always a magnet that draws you back there.” ~ Marc Almond

  7. “I like situations that force me to rethink things.” ~ Marc Almond
  8. “On my Instagram, I’m always keeping a record of things being pulled down in Soho and shutters being closed. Every city – and London more than anywhere – has got to be a vibrant mix of all different things. We can’t allow it to become a monoculture.” ~ Marc Almond
  9. “I’m always more interested in trying things that will push me, and I don’t care if I fall flat on my face doing it.” ~ Marc Almond
  10. “That’s the way I work and one day I won’t have the energy to do it, so I think it’s always good to make the most of your life and living as much as possible.” ~ Marc Almond
  11. “It’s a shame in a way that people come and go with one album.” ~ Marc Almond

  12. “I became the magnet for a lot of scary aggression. Cos it’s scary Up North!” ~ Marc Almond
  13. “I think the older I get the more creative I get, I don’t have the distractions that I had when I was younger.” ~ Marc Almond
  14. “I think in the past I think I probably was a little too diverse, probably went from one spectrum to the complete opposite and confusing people.” ~ Marc Almond
  15. “The albums I did around that time probably wouldn’t have been the same without Ecstacy. The first three Soft Cell albums… were all really albums that were just done around Ecstacy and the whole E feeling.” ~ Marc Almond
  16. “I’d always wanted to write a song about a leather jacket and how wearing it makes you feel. I love leather jackets, and I’ve got a big collection of them.” ~ Marc Almond
  17. “The weird thing was that Soft Cell was supposed to have come and gone before I started the album.” ~ Marc Almond
  18. “Russians have a new freedom, but as long as they don’t express that freedom on a public platform.” ~ Marc Almond

  19. “I thinks it really interesting how they throw the world music samples in there. I often wonder what it would be like to do something like that, but use my lyrics and my kind of style.” ~ Marc Almond
  20. “I love this idea of shape-shifting and changing when you put on clothes, and turn into somebody else.” ~ Marc Almond
  21. “These days i tend to use one project I do as a kind of offshoot to the next.” ~ Marc Almond
  22. “As long as ugly people are not on TV, you should only ever have interesting people on TV.” ~ Marc Almond
  23. “I don’t enjoy being a celebrity, I don’t want any part of that or any part of that fame for fame… i’d actually rather die than be a celebrity slime!!!” ~ Marc Almond
  24. “My next record I really just want it to be a collection of great songs, classic songs in a way.” ~ Marc Almond

  25. “Knowing what I knew about Russia, as much as I loved the music and was fascinated by the songs and the whole idea of it, I knew it would be a very lengthy and frustrating process.” ~ Marc Almond
  26. “We just kind saw the images and knew the cliches, so to have the opportunity to go there and learn something about Russian music and about Russian people and to see things apart from being a tourist.” ~ Marc Almond
  27. “As soon as one project is finished I like to go straight on to something else.” ~ Marc Almond
  28. “I don’t really have anything against Will Young or Gareth Gates.” ~ Marc Almond
  29. “I thought, I’m in my late 50s now, am I ever gonna get the chance to do another album again?” ~ Marc Almond
  30. “Russia can be quite a dangerous place sometimes, but I never think about it.” ~ Marc Almond
  31. “That’s what I like to do, I like to make songs.” ~ Marc Almond

  32. “The way the business things work in Russia is you have to meet people, you have to go through a certain amount of etiquette and business things are done just simply by a shake of the hand and whether they like you or not.” ~ Marc Almond
  33. “I’m the most indecisive person in the world. I’ll do three versions of a song, then think, “Is the demo better?”” ~ Marc Almond
  34. “I mean whatever I do it’s important that I put my stamp on it and keep it in my world, whether I’m doing a dance track or something like the Russian album for example.” ~ Marc Almond
  35. “Albums, with me, have never had an easy birth. Especially when all the songs are self-written songs.” ~ Marc Almond
  36. “I can’t read music and I’m crap at learning lyrics. Especially since the accident, I have memory problems. I can’t remember words, names, places.” ~ Marc Almond
  37. “You can’t keep pursuing pop success, and chasing the past.” ~ Marc Almond

  38. “I’ve always loved the rock & roll element to live shows, because whatever else I do, I’m basically a rock/pop performer, and that’s what I like.” ~ Marc Almond
  39. “A lot of youth today have become very narrow and conservative in a way, whereas we in the older generation are kind of living it.” ~ Marc Almond
  40. “I’m always aware of mortality.” ~ Marc Almond
  41. “Maybe I was a bit harsh on some people. But I was harshest on myself, really.” ~ Marc Almond
  42. “People come from all over the world to see this little place they’ve seen in movies and read about in history books: Soho.” ~ Marc Almond quotes
  43. “I can imagine moving out to the seaside at some point. I like Brighton, my sister lives there. I’m a seaside boy and whenever I go there, I find myself writing songs about it.” ~ Marc Almond
  44. “Soho has got to be at its center. It’s got such a history for rock, pop, poetry, jazz, writers, all those things, and I think it should be valued as such, and protected as this center for a bohemia.” ~ Marc Almond
  45. “I have a long history with Soho: even when I was at art college, I came down to Soho to work in the summer.” ~ Marc Almond

  46. “I’m not one of these people who thinks everything in the past is great and everything modern is terrible. But I do think cities should be a mix of old things and new things.” ~ Marc Almond
  47. “People always go on about sleaze, but I think it’s only a small part of what I write about.” ~ Marc Almond
  48. “I was quite na├»ve, a boy from Southport. When I went to art college in Leeds, I lived in a basement flat, and I heard clunking on the stairs all night, and I thought it was just nurses going to work on the night shift at the local hospital! Then I found out it was all working girls upstairs. I suppose I came from a protected background and had my eyes opened wide by that side of city life.” ~ Marc Almond
  49. “A lot of the early songs I wrote were about the experience of going to London and meeting rent boys and transvestites and drag queens. A lot of my early material is that: the wide-eyed adventures of a middle-class boy.” ~ Marc Almond
  50. “I’ve always been the sort of person who immerses myself in things, and eventually you become part of that life.” ~ Marc Almond

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