10 Syd Barrett Quotes

Syd Barrett Quotes

10 Syd Barrett Quotes

Well, I’m a painter, I was trained as a painter…I seem to have spent a little less time painting than I might’ve done…But it didn’t transcend the feeling of playing at UFO and those sort of places with the lights and that, the fact that the group was getting bigger and bigger.
Syd Barrett Quotes

That’s all I wanted to do as a kid. Play a guitar properly and jump around. But too many people got in the way.
Syd Barrett Quotes

You can play guitar in your canteen, you know, your hair might be longer, but there’s a lot more to playing than travelling around universities and things.
Syd Barrett Quotes

I was sleeping in the woods one night after a gig we’d played somewhere, when I saw this girl appear before me. That girl was Emily. (on how he wrote “See Emily Play”) “Chapter 24”-that was from the “I Ching”, there was someone around who was very into that, most of the words came straight off that. “Lucifer Sam” was another one-it didn’t mean much to me at the time, but then three or four months later it came to mean a lot.
Syd Barrett Quotes

Hendrix was a perfect guitarist. And that’s all I wanted to do as a kid. Play a guitar properly and jump around.
Syd Barrett Quotes

But I can’t find anybody. That’s the problem. I don’t know
where they are. I mean, I’ve got an idea that there must be someone to play with. If I was going
to play properly, I should need some really good people.
Syd Barrett Quotes

A lot of people want to make films and do photography and things, but I’m quite happy doing what I’m doing.
Syd Barrett Quotes

I thought ‘Arnold Layne’ was a nice name and fitted well into the music I had already composed. Then I thought, ‘Arnold must have a hobby,’ and it went from there.
Syd Barrett Quotes

I think it’s good if a song has more than one meaning. Maybe that kind of song can reach far more people.
Syd Barrett Quotes

It’s always been too slow for me. Playing. The pace of things. I’m a fast sprinter. The trouble was, after playing in the group for a few months, I couldn’t reach that point.
Syd Barrett Quotes

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