The Best David Gilmour quotes

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If you’re like me, then you’ve undoubtedly been inspired by the story of David Gilmour. From humble beginnings, he rose to become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at his life and learn some valuable lessons from his journey.

Here are the most interesting Love, Life, Time quotes from David Gilmour, and much more.

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About David Gilmour

birth of the author

6 March 1946

occupation of the author

Singer, Songwriter, Musician

date of the author

Years Active:

genre of the author

Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Art Rock, Ambient, Blues Rock And More.

instrument of the author

Guitar, Vocals

institution of the author

Emi Columbia, Harvest, Capitol, Columbia, Sony, Emi And More.

productions of the author

Associated Acts:
Pink Floyd, Jokers Wild, Syd Barrett, Kate Bush, The Strat Pack, The Orb And More.


The trick to having a happy life is being good at something. โ€” David Gilmour

Make life an art rather than art from life. โ€” David Gilmour

How much in life is determined, and how much is due to chance? โ€” David Gilmour

But you, your life, it’s just starting, it’s all ahead of you. It’s yours to throw away. โ€” David Gilmour

the trick to having a happy life is being good at something David Gilmour quote

I’m an atheist, and I don’t have any belief in an afterlife. โ€” David Gilmour


It’s not true that you fall in love only once in your life. But it is true that you only fall in love a certain way, with a certain absoluteness, once. โ€” David Gilmour

If people would like to come to my concerts I’d love them to come. And if they like the music that I make, I love that too. But I do not make music for other people. I make it to please myself. โ€” David Gilmour

Love affairs that start in blood tend to end up in blood. โ€” David Gilmour

I am a lover of all sorts of different music. I love blues and every piece of music that I have listened to has become an influence. โ€” David Gilmour

love affairs that start in blood tend to end up in blood David Gilmour quote

I love singing. I have spent as much of my life trying to improve my singing as I have practising guitar. โ€” David Gilmour

I mean that it’s all right to go to bed with an asshole but don’t ever have a baby with one. โ€” David Gilmour


I don’t want to be a fullโ€“time member of Pink Floyd all my life. โ€” David Gilmour

I don’t have a very disciplined approach to practicing or anything, but I do tend to have a guitar around most of the time, which I strum on most of the day. โ€” David Gilmour

The second time you see something is really the first time. You need to know how it ends before you can appreciate how beautifully it’s put together from the beginning. โ€” David Gilmour

i don t want to be a full time member of pink floyd all my life David Gilmour quote

I don’t live my life on the road. I’m getting on a bit and there’s a lot of other things in my life. Our lovely children and their lives. It’s more of a partโ€“time business these days. โ€” David Gilmour

I’ve sort of remarried a few years ago and have had a couple more children in the last couple of years. And so home life is taking up a lot of my time. โ€” David Gilmour

I mean, I have moments of huge frustration because of my inability to express myself linguistically as clearly as I would like to. โ€” David Gilmour

Being a solo artist is what I do. It’s what I’ve been doing for the last 20 years and a bit before then. โ€” David Gilmour

Inspiring Phrases From David Gilmour

I’m not interested in teaching books by women. โ€” David Gilmour

i m not interested in teaching books by women David Gilmour quote

I listen to classical music at home probably more than pop music. โ€” David Gilmour

I don’t like to get too specific about lyrics. It places limitations on them, and spoils the listeners’ interpretation. โ€” David Gilmour

Syd always gets in there. โ€” David Gilmour

The music tends to be an expression of one’s darker moments. โ€” David Gilmour

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In David Gilmour Statements


We already had all the songs, and it turns out all you have to do is burn them to some CDs, so why not? โ€” David Gilmour

i listen to classical music at home probably more than pop music David Gilmour quote

Where would rock and roll be without feedback? โ€” David Gilmour

Various Statements From David Gilmour

I think myself that, rather like books, music is meant to enter into the brain, well via your ears rather than your eyes but, it’sโ€“I think a lot more should be left to the imagination. โ€” David Gilmour

People in Italy seem to be very capable of singing along with ‘Wish You Were Here’ perfectly, yet it’s hard to get someone in the street who speaks english. โ€” David Gilmour

People being incredibly rude and playing music incredibly badly and being incredibly obnoxious has always been a teenage sort of thing. โ€” David Gilmour

Don’t bait your breath. That’s bad for your health. โ€” David Gilmour

don t bait your breath that s bad for your health David Gilmour quote

The expectation on me as a solo artist is very different to the audience’s expectation of a Pink Floyd show. โ€” David Gilmour

I have no interest in going on a tour to make money without making new product, new art. โ€” David Gilmour

There’s no way out of here. โ€” David Gilmour

More Phrases From David Gilmour

It’s really tough to get happy music going, you know? โ€” David Gilmour

I just play intuitively and work the same way in the studio. I don’t have any magical effects or anything that helps me to get my particular sound. โ€” David Gilmour

it s really tough to get happy music going you know David Gilmour quote

I was never particularly gregarious. I was quite shy, closed in. It’s a classic isn’t it, your psychiatrist will tell you, that’s how I release it, through music. โ€” David Gilmour

Yes, there’s a lot of the blues in my playing. โ€” David Gilmour

We mixed the sounds ourselves. If they were going to put the sound back onto our film [Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii.], we wanted to mix it ourselves. โ€” David Gilmour

I’m English and I am British. I don’t know if I feel part of a music scene. Musically, I have as many feelings and affinity with Americans or Canadians, or all sorts of people as I do with English people. โ€” David Gilmour

I tend to jot down music. โ€” David Gilmour

yes there s a lot of the blues in my playing David Gilmour quote

DAVID GILMOUR Quotes Take Away

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