I think I've committed the one really bad English crime, which is I've risen above my station. I was supposed to be a pop star, and suddenly I'm claiming that I'm an artist of some kind.
I think everyone's inherently snobbish. Things that are very popular are not taken seriously, because the snobbish side of one says, 'Well, if everyone likes it it can't be that good.' Whereas if only I and a couple of other people like it, then it must be really something special.
I never wanted to write the sort of song that said, 'Look at how abnormal and crazy and out there I am, man!'
I think generally playing live is a crap idea. So much of stage work is the presentation of personality, and I've never been interested in that.
J. K Rowling