Ian Curtis Quotes

Who is Ian Curtis?

Ian Kevin Curtis was the lead singer of British post-punk band Joy Division. Curtis committed suicide on the height of the band's success. The band later continued as New Order.

Born July 15, 1956
Died May 18, 1980

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Best 15 Quotes by Ian Curtis

“All my lyrics are open to interpretation by the individual and imply many different meanings, therefore their relevance is purely subjective.”

Ian Curtis

“Existence is, ... well what does it matter? I exist on the best terms I can. The past is now part of my future. The present is well out of hand.”

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“I can now see everything falling to pieces before my eyes.”

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“I just want to carry on the way we are. Basically, we want to play and enjoy what we like playing. I think when we stop doing that, that will be the time to pack it in. That'll be the end.”

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“I struggle between what I know is right in my own mind, and some warped truthfulness as seen through other people's eyes who have no heart, and can't see the difference anyway.”

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“I used to work in a factory and I was really happy because I could daydream all day.”

Ian Curtis

“Love will tear us apart.”

Ian Curtis

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“Reality is only a term, based on values and well worn principles, whereas the dream goes on forever.”

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“The things that we've learned are no longer enough.”

Ian Curtis

“We play the music we want to play and we play the places we want to play. I'd hate to be on the usual record company where you get an album out and you do a tour, and you do all the Odeon's and all the this that and the others. I couldn't just do that at all.”

Ian Curtis

“We said we'd never tour and we'll never do a tour, I don't think – or if we do it won't be longer than about two weeks.”

Ian Curtis

“We're changing our ways, taking different roads, and love will tear us apart again.”

Ian Curtis

“Well, subconsciously I suppose some things must stick but I'm not influenced consciously by them.”

Ian Curtis

“When routine bites hard and ambitions are low
And resentment rides high but emotions won't grow
And we're changing our ways, taking different roads
Love, love will tear us apart again.”

Ian Curtis

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“You cry out in your sleep – all my failings expose.
There's a taste in my mouth, as desperation takes hold.
Just that something so good just can't function no more.
When love, love will tear us apart again.”

Ian Curtis

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