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Not Just a Witty Face - 19 Robbie Williams Quotes

2006-03-29 11:06

So, a gold star to anyone who remembers his fellow band members names off hand, a silver star to anyone who owns one of their albums and a trip to New Orleans for anyone who can post ONE funny quote from them on the message board below. In the meantime, here are 19 zingers from Robbie!

"I'm a perfectionist... a really lazy perfectionist"
From the sleeve notes of his Greatest Hits compilation (2004)

"Don't take drugs. They're a lot of fun, but really bad. They make you feel good, but then sad. So don't take drugs."
Robbie's honest but far from black and white attitude to drugs has pissed anti-drug campaigners off. He's also famous for saying he had the best times of his life on drugs.

"This is the wrong business to be in if you are sensitive... but the trouble is - you only get into this business because you are sensitive"
Aaaauwww.... poor little rock star, getting laid and adored and rich and having four houses. Sure, it's tough, but you can DO it Robbie, you can cope with the terrible paradox of rock stardom! This quote, by the way, comes from the man who called his computer workroom " adulation top-up room"

"...she said she'd like to sleep with me, but she couldn't cos of my "pop-star thing"... so I said to her I couldn't sleep with her either - cos of her 'ugly thing'..."
Robbie talking about meeting Courtney Love

"The sex is nothing to write home about. It's a shame because my mum loves those letters."
Robbie claimed to have tried celibacy while in LA - odder and odder. Isn't that the place where most people try exactly the opposite?

"I am the only man who can say he's been in Take That and at least two members of the Spice Girls."
Which ones?

"Noel's run out of other people's ideas."
Robbie, commenting on Oasis' appropriately titled album Standing on The Shoulders of Giants. Nice comeback - Noel had taken to referring to Robbie Williams as "That fat dancer from Take That", and Robbie challenged Liam, live at the Brits music awards to a boxing match to raise £200,000 for charity in 2000; Gallagher declined. Robbie sent Noel a wreath to console him about his lousy album.

"We'd probably have sex. That's what this is all about isn't it? I want him to be grateful for it. Let's get it out in the open. I want to shag Liam Gallagher..."
Robbie suggests how his conflict with the Oasis singer could be resolved.

"Yeah, I think that it's important once you get on national television you make sure your fly is up. 'course you don't want anything unnecessary happening - like exposure."
On the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. But have a look at the next quote - Robbie didn't waste any time making sure his exposure was complete.

"The only thing I really like about myself is my huge willy!"
It's not the only thing his fans like about Robbie. His music rocks too.

"I miss having someone to cuddle up and have an early night with. But I'm looking. Meanwhile, I'm having a few relationships that don't mean much."
And writing lots of love songs... clearly has a good imagination.

"...There aren't that many people that I'd go "ooh, they're lovely", but then I've slept with them all!"
Robbie to interviewer Sara Cox (of Radio One, UK)

- Jean Barker

Robbie wasn't believed to be the most talented member of boy band Take That. But he had a way with the press, and while the other guys faded into relative obscurity, Robbie became a huge star - partly because he was so entertaining offstage too.
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