Never one to shy away from stating his opinions, Stephen Patrick Morrissey has been responsible for some of the music world's most memorable quips over the years. Here are some of his most amusing, antagonistic and downright mad moments. All hail King Moz!

50On indolence...

“Doing nothing gives me great pleasure. And believe me, I succeed wonderfully in it.”

49On animal welfare...

“With people in the world such as Jamie Oliver and [TV chef] Clarissa Dickson-Wright there isn't much hope for animals.”

48On being desirable...

“I think I must be, absolutely, a total sex object. In every sense of the word.”

47On hero worship...

“I've always assumed there's a dark river flowing beneath my fans' desires.”

46On the music industry...

“In England, pop music seems now to be exclusively for children. If an artist is no good, why is it necessary to have that artist repeatedly rammed in our face?”

45On residing in America...

“I normally live in Los Angeles - if you can call it normal living.”

44On a life in music...

“I lost myself to music at a very early age, and I remained there.”

43On The Cure...

"Robert Smith is a whingebag."

42On being creative...

“I'd rather produce art than become art.”

41On being unique...

“I've never intended to be controversial but it's very easy to be controversial in pop music because nobody ever is.”

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