Sorry Mary, the perfect boy is mine

I’ll never have kids - I prefer other people’s kids. Being a father would force me to grow up. I don’t have any sense of responsibility.

—Robert Smith

My face is stupid, my make-up is stupid!… To be honest, I don’t really care!

—Robert Smith

…at the time of the "Seventeen Seconds" album… I looked like an aggressive and evil skin head.

—Robert Smith

I detest the idea of being considered a British group, that’s just the worst thing. I hate the American idea of nationalism, it’s bullshit. I don’t see why there should be such stupid things as countries. If I were French, I’d hang myself!

—Robert Smith

We get a lot of fan letter from Japan saying ‘I leery leery lub you’.

—Robert Smith