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Martin Gore Quotes

Anything that I write comes from the soul.

I always hate explaining away songs, because for me they mean something, and for other people, they'll mean something absolutely different.

I didn't expect us to be around after 25 years.

I didn't write songs for a very long time.

I do a cover of a Velvet Underground song, and they were one of the most important bands, for me.

I don't write poems and put them to music. Just let things flow.

I lead two totally separate lives. There are times when I have to slip into rock star mode.

I like their darkness but I also like the pop-side of the Velvet Underground.

I sit down and create atmospheres, start playing guitar or piano and just sing whatever comes out of my mouth.

I studied German at school. I lived in Berlin for two years and had a German girlfriend for five years, so I don't find speaking German particularly difficult. Singing was slightly more difficult.

I tend to like songs that are very emotional, that strike a chord with me emotionally.

I wasn't ever a massive David Essex fan, but I liked a few of his tracks, and Stardust was one of them.

I will be the focal point for however long I decide to play. Half of me likes that idea and half of me doesn't, but once the adrenaline kicks in, I'll probably really enjoy it.

I'm not particularly prolific.

It creates a conflict of interest - what songs would I use for me, and what would I use for the band.

Music is really all about experimentation and lots of trial and error. It's just mind-numbingly boring until you hit on something that works well.

Once I'd chosen the songs, it seemed like it would just be a question then of recording them. But it's a case of trying to re-invent the songs; taking them in different directions.

Our music over the years has been very cinematic. It's surprising we never really got into film soundtracks.

People are People still gets played to death on '80s stations. It was our first big break in America. It's not exactly my favorite song.

Record covers helped me discover a lot of music that I wasn't aware of.