Thursday, August 23, 2012

Quote Keith Richards

“Sure thing, man.  I used to be a laboratory myself once.”

-       Keith Richards (1943 - ), on being asked to autograph a fan’s school chemistry book.

Robin Williams has commented on Keith Richards:

“I know there's a cure for bio terrorism or whatever it is, and I know it lies within Keith Richards.. He is the only man on the planet who can go ‘Anthrax?’ ”

We will all be dead and gone, but Keith will still be there with five cockroaches. He'll be going, ‘I smoked your uncle, did ya know that?’ ”

The reference to smoking their uncle comes from Richards admitting that he once smoked his father’s ashes:

“The strangest thing I've tried to snort? My father. I snorted my father.  He was cremated and I couldn't resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow.  My dad wouldn't have cared - he didn't give a shit. It went down pretty well. And I'm still alive.”

Following public criticism, he said a few days later that it had been a misunderstanding:

 "The complete story is lost in the usual slanting.  The truth of the matter is that I planted a sturdy English Oak. I took the ... ashes [and sprinkled them beneath the tree], and he is now growing oak trees and he would love me for it!”

As for the ashes-and-cocaine-snorting story, "I was trying to say how tight Bert and I were — that tight!"

He subsequently denied his denial, admitting that he really had snorted his dad’s ashes, just not with cocaine.

“The cocaine bit was rubbish. I said I chopped him up like cocaine, not with. I pulled the lid off (my father's urn) and out comes a bit of dad on the dining room table. I'm going, 'I can't use the brush and dustpan for this'. What I found out is that ingesting your ancestors is a very respectable way of ... y'know, he went down a treat.”

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