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A collection of quotes by Pete Townshend on music, writing, heart, lyrics, alcohol, humanity, nature, stars, famous, punk, emotions, and guitar.

19 Top Pete Townshend Quotes & Sayings

Quick Facts

Famous As: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer

Born On: May 19, 1945

Born In: Chiswick

Founder / Co Founder: Eel Pie Publishing

Pete Townshend is a famous English guitarist and songwriter. He was born to musician parents who gave the first spark to his never ending passion for music. He collaborated with his childhood friends to form a band called ‘Detours’ which eventually was renamed to ‘Who’. They started performing at live concerts and became popular with their songs like ‘I Can’t Explain’ and ‘My Generation.’ Pete became popular for his concert antics of breaking instruments which eventually became an integral part of their concerts. He even worked as a solo singer and debuted with ‘Who Came First’ and was appreciated by the masses. He went on to do many solo works and his most notable album was ‘Empty Glass’. He further performed with his band at the Broadway and was honored with the ‘Tony Award’. He has been working for the band for more than 50 years now. He has been honored with various awards including ‘BRIT Awards’ and multiple ‘Grammy Awards’. Following are some of the most famous quotes and thoughts by the distinguished guitarist. Read on the compilation of sayings and quotations by Pete Townshend.
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Rock 'n' Roll might not solve your problems, but it does let you dance all over them

Pete Townshend

Life's a bitch and so am I.

Pete Townshend

If you don't want anyone to know anything about you, don't write anything.

Pete Townshend

Enjoy life. And be careful what you pray for - remember, you will get it all.

Pete Townshend

Keith Moon, God rest his soul, once drove his car through the glass doors of a hotel, driving all the way up to the reception desk, got out and asked for the key to his room.

Pete Townshend

Don't cry Don't raise your eye Its only teenage wasteland.

Pete Townshend

Like so many addicts, I'd thought that if I could only sort out my life, I could then sort out my drinking. It was a revelation to see that it would be simpler the other way around

Pete Townshend

Can't pretend that growin' older never hurts.

Pete Townshend

Nothing else in nature behaves so consistently and rigidly as a human being in pursuit of hell.

Pete Townshend

The Who got paid 4000 pounds during those days, but we always smashed our equipment that cost more than 5000 pounds.

Pete Townshend

Announcer - "And where are you from Pete?" Pete Townshend - "London, I'm from London." Announcer - "London where, exactly?" Pete - "London, England

Pete Townshend

I am growing old of course, but I am still in the early stages of disintegration, and regarded as just about cool enough by some fashionable young ppl to be permitted to think aloud.

Pete Townshend

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed meeting fans face to face. They're less scary when they aren't going nuts at a Who show. But then, so am I.

Pete Townshend

Since so much of this music bubbled up urgently from my subconsious mind, I'm left to interpret it much like anyone else.

Pete Townshend

There's no easy way to be free.

Pete Townshend

When you're part of a gang, you soon find the parts of you that don't fit. These apparent defects can become assets; they're the things about you that make you interesting & useful.

Pete Townshend

All good art cannot help but confront denial on its way to truth.

Pete Townshend

The music we play has to be tomorrow's, the things we say have to be today, and the reason for bothering is yesterday.

Pete Townshend

His broken heart was unfeeling, like shattered glass in an acid bath.

Pete Townshend