Iggy Pop quotes

Born
April 21, 1947, Muskegon, Michigan, United States.

Occupation
Singer, songwrite.

Iggy Pop is an American singer and songwriter. He was the vocalist of influential proto-punk band the Stooges.

I’m not ashamed to dress “like a woman” because I don’t think it’s shameful to be a woman.
– Iggy Pop
I have a hot memory, but I know I’ve forgotten many things, too, just squashed things in favor of survival.
– Iggy Pop
Nobody understands me, I’m really sensitive.
– Iggy Pop
As society has changed, what had formerly been unacceptable has become colourful.
– Iggy Pop
My mom was a saint. She taught me to be terminally nice.
– Iggy Pop
I find it hard to focus looking forward. So I look backward.
– Iggy Pop
I was a pretty nice kid. Kind of quiet, but quiet in terms I wasn’t going out and setting fire to anything. I had a big mouth and I was creative type, you know.
– Iggy Pop
Miami is nothing like me, and that’s why I need to be here – it’s the opposite. I’m practical, where this place is moody, I’m stolid in my interior, where this place has a certain flair, and I’m materialistic in a sense that this place is fundamentally spiritual – there’s a quicksilver quality about this place.
– Iggy Pop
‘Punk rock’ is a phrase used by dilettantes and heartless manipulators about music that takes up the energies, the bodies, the hearts, the souls, the time and the minds of young men who give everything they have to it.
– Iggy Pop
What some people would call antics, I would just call a good show.
– Iggy Pop
I like semi-torn-down places where I could get nestled in and get something done without anyone bothering me.
– Iggy Pop
Musical types tend to combine the burden of the author with the burden of the actor.
– Iggy Pop
I’m a little bit damaged in about 15 different ways, and it’s been nice that no particular damaged area has become a major issue. I’m a more than moderately healthy 65-year-old male who has gotten away with a lot of stuff.
– Iggy Pop
When punk began to be a genre, people were going to go out and try to mine it. Some of the better groups, like the Ramones and the Sex Pistols, were very artificial.
– Iggy Pop
She looked at me penetratingly. So I suppose you can figure out what happened next.
– Iggy Pop
I stare at myself in the mirror and I think, ‘Wow, I’m really great-looking.’… I think I’m the greatest, anyway.
– Iggy Pop
Well, I don’t use the toilet much to pee in. I almost always pee in the yard or the garden, because I like to pee on my estate.
– Iggy Pop
I stare at myself in the mirror and I think, ‘Wow, I’m really great-looking.’ I think I’m the greatest, anyway.
– Iggy Pop
They say that death kills you, but death doesn’t kill you. Boredom and indifference kill you.
– Iggy Pop
I’m a travel enthusiast.
– Iggy Pop
Something I like to do a lot is just sit by water when there’s a current and just stare into the water. I don’t fish, I don’t hunt, I don’t scuba, I don’t spear, don’t boat, don’t play basketball or football – I excel at staring into space. I’m really good at that.
– Iggy Pop
She looked at me penetratingly. So I suppose you can figure out what happened next.
– Iggy Pop
I have no idea why a guy would bring a jar of peanut butter to a concert.
– Iggy Pop
Second only to the sea, the Miami sky has been the greatest comfort in my life past 50. On a good day, when the wind blows from the south, the light here is diffuse and forgiving.
– Iggy Pop
Stages are getting higher and higher, and I’m getting older and older.
– Iggy Pop
Basically, I’m a musical vocalist, but I do voiceover stuff as a sideline, like plumbing or something.
– Iggy Pop
A lot of young musicians get the money at the wrong time. They get it for something they don’t feel great about, and it’ll make you feel so bad it’ll destroy you and kill you.
– Iggy Pop
I was who I was in high school in accordance with the rules of conduct for a normal person, like obeying your mom and dad. Then I got out of high school and moved out of the house, and I just started, for lack of a better term, running free.
– Iggy Pop
Living in England was wonderfully civil and easy-going.
– Iggy Pop
Nobody understands me, I’m really sensitive.
– Iggy Pop
Well, the stuff that has become more commercial doesn’t have any edge.
– Iggy Pop
I find it hard to focus looking forward. So I look backward.
– Iggy Pop
If I don’t terrorise, I’m not Pop.
– Iggy Pop