41+ Best Pink Floyd Quotes That Fans Will Love

Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Feb 29, 2024 By Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Originally Published on Feb 25, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
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Pink Floyd are an iconic English rock band.

Formed in 1965, Pink Floyd started as a four-man outfit with Syd Barret, River Waters, Richard Wright, and Nick Mason. David Gilmore was the fifth member of the band however with Syd's departure, the band didn't hire anyone else.

The name of this psychedelic rock band is unique and is named after two musicians, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. 'Another Brick In The Wall' is considered the Pink Floyd's biggest hit. After Water's departure, the band continued with Gilmore, Wright, and Mason. However, Pink Floyd finally came to an end in 2014 after 15 studio albums and numerous live concerts and in making billions and billions of fans across their journey. These Pink Floyd quotes will make you want to stop walking on the old ground that found the same old fears. You could listen to the music by Pink Floyd, with a friend, and find solace like two lost souls who found a way.

If you like our Pink Floyd quotes, check out [Queen quotes] and Freddie Mercury quotes.

Best Pink Floyd Song Quotes

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Enlisted below are the best Pink Floyd song lyrics, Pink Floyd quotes, Pink Floyd lyrics quotes, Pink Floyd quotations, and quotes about Pink Floyd.

1."Steps taken forwards but sleepwalking back again

Dragged by the force of some inner tide

At a higher altitude with flag unfurled

We reached the dizzy heights of that dream of world."

- Pink Floyd, 'High Hopes'.

2. "Breathe, breathe in the air

Don't be afraid to care

Leave but don't leave me

Look around, choose your own ground."

- Pink Floyd, 'Breathe'.

3. "Running over the same old ground

What have we found?

The same old fears."

- Pink Floyd, 'Wish You Were Here'.

4. "Hey you, would you help me to carry the stone?

Open your heart, I'm coming home."

- Pink Floyd, 'Hey You'.

5. "Strangers passing in the street

By chance, two separate glances meet

And I am you and what I see is me."

- Pink Floyd, 'Echoes'.

6. "You lock the door

And throw away the key

There's someone in my head but it's not me."

- Pink Floyd, 'Brain Damage'.

7. "You are young and life is long, and there is time to kill today

And then one day you find ten years have got behind you

No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun."

- Pink Floyd, 'Time'.

8. "Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun

Shine on you crazy diamond."

- Pink Floyd, 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond'.

9. "Can't keep my eyes from the circling sky

Tongue-tied and twisted, just an earth-bound misfit, I."

- Pink Floyd, 'Learning To Fly'.

10. "Now I've got that feeling once again

I can't explain you would not understand

This is not how I am

I have become comfortably numb."

- Pink Floyd, 'Comfortably Numb'.

David Gilmore Quotes

Apart from the very well-known Pink Floyd quotes, quotes by David Gilmore are also appreciated. David Gilmore was the lead guitarist and vocalist of the band. His baritone voice and soulful guitar solos are responsible for the unique sound of Pink Floyd. Here are some of his best quotes along with Pink Floyd quotations and quotes about Pink Floyd.

11. "I think I could walk into any music shop anywhere and with a guitar off the rack, a couple of basic pedals and an amp I could sound just like me."

- David Gilmour.

12. "I don't like to get too specific about lyrics. It places limitations on them, and spoils the listeners' interpretation."

- David Gilmour.

13. "Our music has depth, and attempts philosophical thought and meaning with discussions of infinity, eternity, and mortality."

- David Gilmour.

14. "The only way artists can do things is to do it for themselves. Trying to second guess what the public wants or likes is kind of a fool's game."

- David Gilmour

15. "You know, once you've had that guitar up so loud on the stage, where you can lean back and volume will stop you from falling backward, that's a hard drug to kick."

- David Gilmour.

16. "I think myself that, rather like books, music is meant to enter into the brain, well via your ears rather than your eyes but, it's - I think a lot more should be left to the imagination."

- David Gilmour.

17. "It's not true that you fall in love only once in your life. But it is true that you only fall in love a certain way, with a certain absoluteness, once."

- David Gilmour.

18. "God created a system which gave us free-will."

- David Gilmour.

19. "The music tends to be an expression of one's darker moments."

- David Gilmour.

20. "I've never had any religion. I'd prefer it if I did, really. Even as a boy I just couldn't make myself believe."

- David Gilmour.

21. "I've been in The Who, I've been in The Beatles and I've been in Pink Floyd! Top that!"

- David Gilmour.

22. "The future is deterministic in principle, but not in practice."

- David Gilmour.

23. "Make life an art rather than art from life."

- David Gilmour.

24. "I am a lover of all sorts of different music. I love blues and every piece of music that I have listened to has become an influence."

- David Gilmour.

Roger Waters Quotes

Roger Waters was one of the founding members of the iconic band Pink Floyd. He was extremely versatile as he was the lead vocalist and the bassist of Pink Floyd. During the early period, Waters was the sole lyricist of the Pink Floyd band. Besides Pink Floyd quotes, here are some of his famous quotes along with Pink Floyd quotations and quotes about Pink Floyd.

25. "There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark."

- Roger Waters, 'Eclipse'.

26. "By the cold and religious we were taken in hand – Shown how to feel good; and told to feel bad."

- Roger Waters.

27. "Either you write songs or you don't. And if you do write songs like I do, I think there's a natural desire to want to make records."

- Roger Waters.

28. "Each small candle lights a corner of the dark."

- Roger Waters, 'Each Small Candle'.

29. "What it comes down to for me is this: Will the technologies of communication in our culture, serve to enlighten us and help us to understand one another better, or will they deceive us and keep us apart?"

- Roger Waters.

30. "I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing."

- Roger Waters.

31. "For us, the most important thing is to be visual, and for the cats watching us, to have fun. This is all we want."

- Roger Waters.

32. "It's like saying 'Give a man a Les Paul guitar and he becomes Eric Clapton,' you know. It's not true. And give a man an amplifier and a synthesizer, and he doesn't become whoever, you know. He doesn't become us."

- Roger Waters, 'Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii'.

33. "We are all brothers and sisters under the skin and above it . . . it's super important that we stop lobbing bombs over the top of the wall and start trying to dismantle it so that we can say 'hi' to whoever is on the other side, whether the divide is religious or nationalistic or politic or economic."

- Roger Waters.

34. "This is how you control your domestic population - by making people afraid and by identifying an enemy."

- Roger Waters.

35. Well, anyway, I am one of the best five writers to come out of English music since the War."

- Roger Waters, 'Q Magazine'.

Other Famous Pink Floyd Quotes

In this category, you will find some iconic Pink Floyd quotations, Pink Floyd lyric quotes and quotes about Pink Floyd.

36. "No matter how he tried

He could not break free

And the worms ate into his brain."

- Pink Floyd, 'Hey You'.

37. "We don't need no education

We don't need no thought control

No dark sarcasm in the classroom

Teacher, leave them kids alone."

- Pink Floyd, 'Another Brick In The Wall Part II'.

38. "Over the mountain watching the watcher

Breaking the darkness waking the grapevine.”

- Pink Floyd, 'Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun'.

39. "Us and them

And after all we're only ordinary men.”

- Pink Floyd,'Us And Them'.

40. "Mother, should I build the wall?

Mother, should I run for president?

Mother, should I trust the government?

Mother, will they put me in the firing line?

Is it just a waste of time?"

- Pink Floyd, 'Mother'.

41. "And as the windshield melts

My tears evaporate

Leaving only charcoal to defend.”

- Pink Floyd, 'Two Suns In Sunset'.

42. “One inch of love is one inch of shadow

Love is the shadow that ripens the wine

Set the controls for the heart of the sun."

- Pink Floyd, 'Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun'.

43. “Me and you

God only knows

It's not what we would choose to do."

- Pink Floyd,'Us And Them'.

44. “Finally I understand the feelings of the few.

Ashes and diamonds

Foe and friend

We were all equal in the end."

- Pink Floyd, 'Two Suns In Sunset'.

45. “How I wish, how I wish you were here

We're just two lost souls

Swimming in a fish bowl

Year after year.”

- Pink Floyd, 'Wish You Were Here'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Pink Floyd quotes then why not take a look at David Bowie quotes, or Elvis Presley quotes?

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Written by Rajnandini Roychoudhury

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

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Rajnandini RoychoudhuryBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature. 

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