What Would Keith Richards Do?

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"WHAT WOULD KEITH RICHARDS DO?" - PUBLISHED BY BLOOMSBURY PRESS

THE FIRST GUIDE TO THE PHILOSOPHY OF KEITH RICHARDS, COMPLETE WITH 100 PAGES OF QUOTES, A KEITH TIMELINE, AND RESOURCES...PLUS A LOOK AT WHAT KEITH WOULD DO IN VARIOUS SITUATIONS.


WWKRD had been in the Amazon Top 100 in the categories of Quotations, Music/​Rock, Satire, Self Esteem, and General Humor since it's publication, and repeatedly returns to its #1 spot in the category of Quotations.

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241 pages. US edition: hardcover; UK, Brazil, and Japan editions: paperback.



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A Sampling of the Wit and Wisdom of Keith Richards:


On Art:

"Art is just short for Arthur."


On Trouble:

"It's all just show-biz. My whole life is show-biz."


On Human Nature:

"People hate themselves anyhow. If it wasn't smack, they'd hate themselves for eating carrots. You can bet on it."


On how much Mick's changed over the years:

"His underwear. Three times."


On Being Left alone After Death:

"Don't call my coffin."


On Being Alive:

"Hey, it's good to be here. It's good to be
anywhere."

"It's a privilege just to wake up to a new day."


On Longevity:

"I was Number 1 on the Who's Likely to Die list for
ten years...I was really disappointed when I fell
off that list."

"Some things get better with age. Like me."



On Work:

"That's the hardest work of all, bein' lazy. But you
can't just make a profession out of laziness-- you
have to work really hard at it."


On Creativity:

"The idea that 'I wrote that,' or 'I created that,'
is an overblown artistic sort of thing that people
love to put on writing songs. It can screw you up.
If you think that it's all down to you, you've got
another thing coming."


On Sin:

"If I knew what the other original sin was, I would
do it."


On Money:

"But what does a millionaire do if he happens to
spend over a million dollars a year? That makes him
a pauper, you know. I could earn that title very
quickly."


On Drugs:

"I've never had a problem with drugs, only with
policemen."

"If you are going to get wasted, then get wasted
elegantly."

"I've never turned blue in someone else's
bathroom. I consider that the height of bad
manners."


On Authority and Government:

"The king is the man who can."

"If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you
might as well use two feet."

"Whatever side I take, I know well that I will be
blamed."


On Patriotism:

"I don't wave a flag for anything. I'm a
musician."



On God:

"The devil doesn't bother me, it's God that
pisses me off. Him and his rain. You wait
until I meet the motherfucker. Doesn't he know
who we are? We're the Rolling Stones!"


On Guilt:

"People hate themselves anyway. If it wasn't smack,
they'd hate themselves for eating carrots. You can
bet on it."


On Health:

"I'm free of hypochondria-- although I've got
everything else."


On Inner Demons:

"My policy is to identify one and deal with
that."


On Fame:

"I fell into it. I'm still falling."


On Chuck Berry:

"I couldn't warm to him if I was cremated next to
him." (from special section on INSULTS-- Keith
has tons of them!)


On the rumor that the only two things that will survive a nuclear holocaust are the New York City cockroaches and Keith Richards:

"Poor old cockroaches."


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