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A collection of quotes and sayings by David Gilmour on guitar, lyrics, politics, wall, funny, pink-floyd, moments, music, frustrations, artist, play and love.

37 Famous Quotes By David Gilmour That Will Make You Dance Up A Storm

Famous As: Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Record producer

Born On: March 6, 1946

Born In: Cambridge

David Gilmour is an illustrious English singer, songwriter and guitarist renowned as the long time member of the progressive, popular band ‘Pink Flyod’. In 1968, he joined the band as a co-lead vocalist and guitarist. Some of their concept albums which helped them achieve international success include, ‘The Wall’, ‘Wish You Were Here’, ‘Animals’, ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ etc. Besides music, he has also expressed his thoughts and active support in order to promote international charities on social causes close to his heart that include, wildlife conservation, animal rights, music therapy, homelessness, human rights, environmentalism and poverty. Following are some quotable quotations and sayings by the distinguished artist which have been curated from his writings, songs, thoughts, lyrics, works, public utterances, interviews and life. Let us zoom through the quotes and thoughts by David Gilmour on strength, communication, classic, work, pink, life, people, worry, limitations, listening, moment, achieve, record, blues, singing, air, sky, limits, yourself, autobiography, best etc and see what we can learn from them.

...the second time you see something is really the first time. You need to know how it ends before you can appreciate how beautifully it's put together from the beginning.

David Gilmour

I mean that it's all right to go to bed with an asshole but don't ever have a baby with one.

David Gilmour

It is an example of what films can do, how they can slip past your defenses and really break your heart.

David Gilmour

It's about the quality of the worry," I said. "I have happier worries now than I used to.

David Gilmour

It's a magical thing, the guitar. It allows you to be the whole band in one, to play rhythm and melody, sing over the top. And as an instrument for solos, you can bend notes, draw emotional content out of tiny movements, vibratos and tonal things which even a piano can't do.

David Gilmour

I mean, I have moments of huge frustration because of my inability to express myself linguistically as clearly as I would like to.

David Gilmour

Everything in moderation - that's what I live by.

David Gilmour

'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' and 'Wish You Were Here' are standout tracks. 'Comfortably Numb' is another one. 'High Hopes' from 'The Division Bell' is one of my favorite all-time Pink Floyd tracks. 'The Great Gig in the Sky,' 'Echoes,' there's lot of them.

David Gilmour

I am a lover of all sorts of different music. I love blues and every piece of music that I have listened to has become an influence.

David Gilmour

I can't help other people's frustrations. I don't owe people anything. If people would like to come to my concerts, I'd love them to come. And if they like the music that I make, I love that, too. But I do not make music for other people. I make it to please myself.

David Gilmour

The expectation on me as a solo artist is very different to the audience's expectation of a Pink Floyd show.

David Gilmour

I was never particularly gregarious. I was quite shy, closed in. It's a classic isn't it, your psychiatrist will tell you, that's how I release it, through music.

David Gilmour

She was a stirrer of the pot, a lover of intrigue and distress, a creature who seemed to draw oxygen from the spectacle of people at each other's throat, everybody in a state of upset and talking about her.

David Gilmour

I just play intuitively and work the same way in the studio. I don't have any magical effects or anything that helps me to get my particular sound.

David Gilmour

I think a guitar solo is how my emotion is most freely released, because verbal articulation isn't my strongest communication strength. My wife thinks that I should do interviews by listening to the questions and playing the answer on guitar.

David Gilmour

I think I could walk into any music shop anywhere and with a guitar off the rack, a couple of basic pedals and an amp I could sound just like me. There's no devices, customized or otherwise, that give me my sound.

David Gilmour

If people would like to come to my concerts I'd love them to come. And if they like the music that I make, I love that too. But I do not make music for other people. I make it to please myself.

David Gilmour

That's the illusion of stillness. There is no secret. Only the implication of one by its possesor".

David Gilmour

I don't want to be a full-time member of Pink Floyd all my life.

David Gilmour

When a woman tells you she's had a dream about you, you know what's going on, don't you? It means she likes you. It's her way of telling you that you're on her mind. Really on her mind.

David Gilmour

I don't have a very disciplined approach to practicing or anything, but I do tend to have a guitar around most of the time, which I strum on most of the day.

David Gilmour

It's a very tempting thing to try and relive your glory days when you get a little older and you worry that people have forgotten all about you.

David Gilmour

I had a girlfriend once. All we ever talked about was our relationship. That's what we did instead of having one.

David Gilmour

No-one can replace Richard Wright - he was my musical partner and my friend.

David Gilmour

Well, I am David Gilmour, the voice and guitar of Pink Floyd. I have been since I was 21.

David Gilmour

The trick to having a happy life is being good at something.

David Gilmour

I love singing. I have spent as much of my life trying to improve my singing as I have practising guitar.

David Gilmour

Yes, there's a lot of the blues in my playing.

David Gilmour

I've never had any religion. I'd prefer it if I did, really. Even as a boy I just couldn't make myself believe.

David Gilmour

I actually learned the guitar with the help of a Pete Seeger instructional record when I was 13 or 14.

David Gilmour

I don't like to get too specific about lyrics. It places limitations on them, and spoils the listeners' interpretation.

David Gilmour

Syd always gets in there.

David Gilmour

But you, your life, it's just starting, it's all ahead of you. It's yours to throw away.

David Gilmour

Love affairs that start in blood tend to end up in blood.

David Gilmour

When you realize that you have a little germ of an idea that has - I suppose I can only say, has to me - a little taste of magic to it. You have this idea that there are millions, literally, of people listening to it at the same time as you and that little strange telepathy of a feeling that you're sharing something live with all those people.

David Gilmour

I don't even think whether I play the blues or not, I just play whatever feels right at the moment. I also will use any gadget or device that I find that helps me achieve the sort of sound on the guitar that I want to get.

David Gilmour

Usually, in the studio, on this sort of thing... you just go out and have a play over it, and see what comes, and it's usually - mostly - the first take that's the best one, and you find yourself repeating yourself thereafter.

David Gilmour