Velvet Goldmine

Velvet Goldmine quotes

12 total quotes (ID: 1101)


Cecil: He was elegance, walking arm in arm with a lie.

Cecil: Style always wins out in the end.

Cecil [about Curt]: The doctors guaranteed the treatment would fry the fairy clean out of him. But all it did was make him bonkers everytime he heard electric guitar.

Child on Subway: Yesterday upon a stair, I saw a man who wasn't there, He wasn't there again today, How I wish he'd go away.

Curt Wild: A real artist creates beautiful things and... puts nothing of his own life into them. Okay?
Arthur Stuart: Is that what you did?
Curt Wild: No. No. We set out to change the world and ended up... just changing ourselves.
Arthur Stuart: What's wrong with that?
Curt Wild: Nothing... If you don't look at the world.

Female Narrator: Childhood, adults always say, is the happiest time in life. But as long as he could remember, Jack Fairy knew better.

Female Narrator: For once there was an unknown land, full of strange flowers and subtle perfumes, a land of which it is joy of all joys to dream, a land where all things are perfect and poisonous.

Lou: I want you because you remember.

Opening Text: Although what you are about to see is a work of fiction, it should never the less be played at maximum volume.

Oscar Wilde: I want to be a pop idol.

Trevor: Rock music has always been a reaction against accepted standards. And homosexuality has been going on for centuries. At the moment having a ‘gay' image is the ‘in' thing, just like a few years ago it was trendy to wear a long grey coat with a Led Zeppelin record under your arm.

Young Boy: Put out the torches. Hide the moon. Hide the stars.