You say that people often want to shut you up. Why?
"Whatever you think of me, I’m not a pop pushover. I’m not in there with the ‘synthetics’. And that seems to ruin life for many people in the record industry - the fact that my words are thought over, that I should dare to say something of any value. A lot of people think I’m a troublemaker. Some have said that I’m far too clever. That confuses me, because it’s like saying that this industry is really only there for philistines and empty-headed goons. I get confused when the intellectual music press denounce The Smiths. Because if you say No to The Smiths, you’re just saying Yes Yes Yes to Madonna… I don’t want to write merry pop songs. I know that I write in a way that many people find totally unlistenable. I recognise that fact, I’m not deluded in any way. I don’t expect the entire universe to drop the minute I wave a syllable." - Morrissey, 1985