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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Robbie Williams on world, friends, life, people, singing, writing, beautiful, music and relationships.

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13 February 1974 AD

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Robert Peter Williams, popularly known as Robbie Williams, is a British singer, actor and songwriter. He has been a part of the famous pop band ‘Take That’ and has also made his mark as one of the most popular solo artists. Williams first found mainstream success in mid of 90s with the band ‘Take That’ but after spending 5 years with the band he parted ways. Williams has emerged as one of the most well-known musicians of his era and most of his solo albums became No. 1 in the United Kingdom. However, what is even more remarkable about Williams’ popularity is the fact that he is one of the most popular English pop singers in Latin America and continues to be so. Away from the music studio, Williams is also a fairly outspoken character, who has expressed his thoughts and views on a wide variety of subjects over the years starting from fatherhood to charity and music. However, like most pop stars Williams has also said a number of controversial things over the course of his career that has caught the attention of paparazzi and his fans. Here is a collection of some of the most famous, iconic, chucklesome and audacious thoughts and quotes by Robbie Williams.

I like me food. I also don't like me exercising. It's something me don't do very well. But it's something I've got to get into.

- Robbie Williams

There aren't many great adverts for marriage or parenthood. It always looks so stressful, and that's what I've been scared of. What you don't realise is how much you're going to get back.

- Robbie Williams

I'd make a better U.S. president than George W. Bush. Bush is an idiot. I'm a better public speaker than him. It makes you wonder about the voters.

- Robbie Williams

There is a lot of snobbery towards pop music, to me and pop in general - it's kind of a despised art form.

- Robbie Williams

I'm sure that when my daughter will bring home her first boyfriend, I'll be so intimidating that he'll run away, but embarrassing as well, just to have a bit of fun.

- Robbie Williams

I don't think it's important to be that good at singing. I think people who are good at singing sing backing vocals for pop stars. It's about how you project. I wouldn't consider myself to be a singer.

- Robbie Williams

I have a gigantic ego and need to be at the top of the pile and be doing amazingly well; also, at the same time, I'm just pleased to be anywhere.

- Robbie Williams

I have only one ambition, which is to be famous.

- Robbie Williams

It's success, not fame, that is quite addictive. I'm addicted to a lot of things and, as it happens, success is one of them.

- Robbie Williams

I'm mainstream, and I have pretty chart-tastic tastes. I don't often veer away from a big melodic song with big words for big stadiums.

- Robbie Williams

People say you've got to be OK with your own company, but tell me why?

- Robbie Williams

On an emotional level, success in America would be terrible for me; it would be insane. I really, seriously, never want to be famous here.

- Robbie Williams

I think dysfunctional people are being funneled into very corporate behaviour. Look at the Brits... no one's fighting, and it's boring.

- Robbie Williams

I want a hit. I don't think anybody spends 12 months writing and recording an album, making something cool, and says, 'Great, I hope this doesn't sell.' I don't understand that mind-set. I want hits: a big bunch of them.

- Robbie Williams

I like to be comfortable, but I do enjoy being a British gent and dressing up a bit.

- Robbie Williams

I refuse to totally grow up. I've always been someone who says and does things that push politically correct boundaries.

- Robbie Williams

I'm constantly doing new stuff, and I want it to be received really well. Who knows what's ego, what's business, what's artistic. It all shifts on a day-to-day basis.

- Robbie Williams

I've had to make friends with an awful lot of bad fashion choices.

- Robbie Williams

I'm trying to not follow fashion. I don't even like the word. But I do like clothes, and I like nicely cut clothes that last and that are built to be worn for the next 30 years.

- Robbie Williams

I enjoy nakedness. I am a bit of a naturist at heart.

- Robbie Williams

I'm conscious of age, but I'm more suspicious of it than anything.

- Robbie Williams

I did the rock 'n roll-pop cliche of getting burnt out. I'm not the first person that happened to, and I'm sure I won't be the last.

- Robbie Williams

I'm still looking for the rules of what is and isn't pop music. I'm pop. I mean, of course I am. What isn't pop? There should be a pop amnesty where everyone reclaims it.

- Robbie Williams

I'm not educated. I left school when I was 16, with no qualifications.

- Robbie Williams

In Los Angeles, I feel connected to a hubbub of strangeness. And I enjoy that; I like strangeness.

- Robbie Williams

I'm quite open to the fact that I might be a tinfoil-hat freak.

- Robbie Williams

Inside me there is a fat man dying to get out.

- Robbie Williams

I think there are ghosts. I haven't seen or heard anything. I've definitely felt something, but it's not scary.

- Robbie Williams

I've never, ever, raised a fist to anybody in my life.

- Robbie Williams

I couldn't live without my music, man. Or me mum.

- Robbie Williams

I don't have anything that I treasure at all. They're just things. I tend to buy an awful lot of stuff, like clothes and things. But I wouldn't be bothered if my house burns down tomorrow.

- Robbie Williams

I still find trusting people quite hard. I've got a couple of mates that I do let in, but that's it. It's something I've got to sort out - I cut people off.

- Robbie Williams

When people come out of rehab, they usually go to secondary rehab for another six months and then enter back into society gradually. But I came out and did Top Of The Pops straight away!

- Robbie Williams

I'm a bit of a slag... Some people don't think it's very nice, but I don't care... I've got hormones, and sex is there, so why not? Sex is good. Everybody does it, and everybody should!

- Robbie Williams

The thing about drugs and sex is that you lose all your inhibitions. I've had sex in trains, planes, wine bars... and quite a few car parks!

- Robbie Williams

With the war and everything that's going on, unless you're Susan Sarandon, the best route is to keep your mouth shut. For me it is, anyway!

- Robbie Williams

It would be great to see somebody like Kid Rock kissing a man. But I'm sure that he wouldn't like the prospect of it put to him, and I won't even go there with Eminem.

- Robbie Williams

You know, I am a mainstream person with mainstream tastes, and I want to hear the hits.

- Robbie Williams

I'm a bit hesitant to do anything because I'm actually kind of lazy and I'd like an easier life from now on. The world's a massive place with lots of early mornings and late starts when you're working.

- Robbie Williams

Do I think I'm a national treasure? I don't see why not? I don't see why I shouldn't be. I'm a good lad, really.

- Robbie Williams

I am not as bad as people would suggest. Not as good as I would like to be.

- Robbie Williams

I've lived in L.A. for a long time, and they say, 'If you sit in a barber's shop for long enough, you will get a hair cut.' Well, if you live in Los Angeles for long enough, you're going to get some surgery.

- Robbie Williams

Depression isn't about, 'Woe is me, my life is this, that and the other', it's like having the worst flu all day that you just can't kick.

- Robbie Williams

My dad sent Frank Sinatra a dollar bill to autograph, and when it came back, signed, he had it framed: it was always up on the wall in whatever flat we were in.

- Robbie Williams

I come from the tradition of a big Irish family that loves to sing. I love to perform.

- Robbie Williams

It's a huge responsibility being a solo act.

- Robbie Williams

I feel like I'm always having to justify why I haven't kept in touch with anyone from the old days in Stoke-on-Trent, but I'm like that with anybody. I don't let anybody in. I just rely on myself.

- Robbie Williams

I've been watching what I eat. When I was putting on all the weight, I was drinking Guinness and not eating. I didn't have room to because I was drinking all the time.

- Robbie Williams

I've deliberately tried to calm myself down because eventually I want to be a good role model to my kids.

- Robbie Williams

There's no point regretting things. If you can't do the time, don't do the crime. Life's too short to worry about things I've said.

- Robbie Williams

To be honest, I don't want No. 1's anymore. Now, don't get me wrong, I wouldn't mind the odd few, but I'd also like a record going in at eight and staying around.

- Robbie Williams

If you want to sell the most records, duet with me. If you need someone to come in and bless your record sales, I'm your man.

- Robbie Williams

Scientology, Buddhism, the Kabbalah... if it makes people's lives better, and easier, then I'll do it. Why not? People scoffed at Christianity 2,000 years ago, didn't they?

- Robbie Williams

Because I'm no longer a pop star 24 hours a day, I'm no longer bogged down by the stupid stuff that used to cripple me. I don't bruise easily any more.

- Robbie Williams

I show off - I'm a very good show off. It's what I do, it's what I'm good at.

- Robbie Williams

The entertainment industry and my place in it is a place where you burn brightly for as long as you can.

- Robbie Williams

Look at Paul McCartney, look at Elton John. They're jealous of Justin Timberlake. I'm sure they were jealous of me when I was in my imperial phase.

- Robbie Williams

Perhaps I'm absolutely bonkers and don't know it. Perhaps I'm psychotically mental.

- Robbie Williams

People change. I wouldn't like to be accountable for the interviews I've done, or the person I was when I was 20, 21.

- Robbie Williams

You've got a beautiful country with so many beautiful people and so many beautiful things happening and stuff like that lets it down. I feel sad for them.

- Robbie Williams

As a 29-year-old, the only thing that I can possibly think is that if I'm still performing at 50, it's because I'll have had disastrous marriages and I have to pay for them.

- Robbie Williams

An awful lot of gay pop stars pretend to be straight. I'm going to start a movement of straight pop stars pretending to be gay.

- Robbie Williams

I'm really, really enjoying myself, I seem to have a lot of purpose in my life. I'm enjoying what I'm doing, you know, and people are liking it. So, it's great, you know.

- Robbie Williams

I'm quite obviously not the world's most handsome man - I'm the second world's most handsome man!

- Robbie Williams

I'm a born entertainer. When I open the fridge door and the light goes on, I burst into song.

- Robbie Williams

I don't know about an awful lot of stuff. I'm not educated. I left school when I was 16, with no qualifications. The thing that I do know about is my feelings and what I think of the world and what I think of me.

- Robbie Williams

I can do anything I want to do really, I might as well.

- Robbie Williams

I like listening to good music - and I can't stop playing my album.

- Robbie Williams

I didnt loose my mind, it was mine to give away

- You Know Me, Robbie Williams

Oh Lord, make me pure, but not yet.

- Robbie Williams

Sometimes I feel like I'm sailing on a sunken dream

- Robbie Williams

I'm a born entertainer, when I open the fridge and the light comes on, I burst into song.

- Robbie Williams

I'm contemplatin' thinkin' about thinkin'...

- Robbie Williams

Time is the best teacher, but unfortunately, it kills all of its students.

- Robbie Williams

You don't want the truth. Truth is boring.

- Robbie Williams

I didn't lose my mind, it was mine to give away

- Robbie Williams

What happens is I speak to people outside of my circle of friends and they have already formed an opinion of me based on the things that people have written. That is the effect of journalism on my life, and sometimes it isn't very pleasant.

- Robbie Williams

I think you're very lucky to find somebody you can coexist with without straying or going mad or being angry. That's whether you're Liam Gallagher and Nicole Appleton, Robbie Williams and Ayda Field, or Tim and June from down the road.

- Robbie Williams

When I'm awake, I don't want to go to sleep. I don't want the hassle of turning the light off, putting my head down and then all the thoughts. I don't want al those thoughts... thoughts feed on thoughts feed on thoughts feed on thoughts feed on thoughts and I'm: 'I don't want this'. I have to knock myself out to go to sleep.

- Robbie Williams

Some of the best times in my life happened under the influence of drugs... I'd still be doing it if I could make good judgement calls. I'd still be doing it if I didn't blow up to the size of an aircraft hangar, because it was a great time.

- Robbie Williams

The problem is, I don't think I've got too much to offer at the minute. I'm busy working on myself. This sounds like real therapy talk, but it's like, you've got to be happy with yourself before you can go out and get yourself a girl.

- Robbie Williams

I spent a lot of my twenties wanting a maid, really. I thought I wanted a relationship, but I just wanted somebody to fix and nurse me, and I'd take her hostage for six months. When you're 23, 24, you want to be in a relationship because they look brilliant - you've heard all the songs about it and seen all the movies and it looks great.

- Robbie Williams

I've been asked many times if I considered myself a narcissist, so I looked up the real meaning of the word, and I came to the conclusion that indeed I am one. I think of myself as better than other people, not every person, but many, unique and talented, and I aim to success.

- Robbie Williams

Do I believe in aliens? No. I think there could be. Do I believe in God? No, I think there could be. Do I believe that Jesus actually existed? No. I think he could have done. A few things I've seen. A few things I've read. A few things I've watched have sparked my interest. Do I think it could all be rubbish? Yeah. I do.

- Robbie Williams

Everybody who's anybody has been competitive and over-sensitive and a bit silly. Look at Paul McCartney, look at Elton John. They're jealous of Justin Timberlake. I'm sure they were jealous of me when I was in my imperial phase.

- Robbie Williams

I think that, to a lot of people, they don't like my brand of whatever I do. And I think that people - the ones that like me, at least - see me as their brother or their older uncle or their friend or their next door neighbour. I am the quintessential boy next door; I feel that way.

- Robbie Williams

There used to be a huge hole in my life that I wrote many albums about. I didn't realise it was a wife-and-daughter-shaped hole. They've plugged that gap. Everything I do, I do for them now. When daddy goes to work, it's daddy going to work, not Rob going to work. I feel like there's a purpose to everything.

- Robbie Williams

There is a history of gay people pretending to be straight. I want to balance the sides. I'm a straight person pretending to be gay. I've had a lot of people to imitate. It's easy when you're British; we're camp by nature, anyway.

- Robbie Williams

I'm a fan boy when it comes to Michael Buble. He's just so good at 'it'. He's got a voice of this generation, but he's like a time capsule; he's got a voice that could have fit in anywhere over the last hundred years. It's stellar.

- Robbie Williams

I can't complain about the support I've been given over the years, but I don't like it slipping away. Nobody says 'I'd like to be a bit less successful next year, please'. Nobody on the planet wants that, and I certainly don't.

- Robbie Williams