Gene Pitney Quotes

Gene Francis Alan Pitney (February 17, 1940 – April 5, 2006) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and sound engineer.

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The thing I always liked best about touring abroad was constantly running into different people, different cultures, different foods. It really pumped up my batteries... I'm constantly playing to a demographically diverse audience... one generation is driven by nostalgia, the next by curiosity. And that's why I have no plans to retire.

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Let's say I'm not feeling well, and somebody would say to me, 'Just do an easy show, just go out and do a light...' - I can't! I cannot do that kind of a show. I have to still put 150 percent into it, and it's funny: it's so healing to do that.

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I always feel that it's great when you can be happy when you're by yourself. That's not a bad thing.

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I was just different. When the other kids gravitated to football or basketball, I went fishing and skating. I was into trapping animals, pheasants and squirrels. Not only was I trapper, I was a taxidermist.

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Each morning I face her window and pray that our love can be, cause that brownstone house where my baby lives is Mecca.

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Only love can break a heart, only love can mend it again.

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No it isn't very pretty, what a town without pity can do.

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I'm a performer. I've tried everything there is.

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True love never runs smooth, that's what they say, but true love is worth all the pain.

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When the world outside my arms is pulling us apart, press your lips to mine and hold me with your heart.

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“The secret of my success was very simple. When I found a great song, I grabbed it.”

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