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Pink Floyd Quotes to Make You Feel Nostalgic for the Legendary Band

Titi Dokubo
Jan 20, 2023
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Pink Floyd was an English psychedelic rock band that formed in the mid-1960s. They soon earned many fans with their philosophical lyrics, vast compositions, and elaborate live performances. Here are 56 Pink Floyd quotes that will make you miss the band.

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Pink Floyd was formed by Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, and Rick Wright. David Gilmour later joined the band, and shortly after, Syd Barrett left because of his health.

By 1967, two years after forming their band, they had developed a unique sound that attracted fans. Their sound comprised folk, blues, country, electronic, rock, and even a touch of classical music.

In 2008, the band received the Polar Music Prize for their efforts in fusing art and music while evolving their sounds. They were also credited with shaping rock'n'roll sounds that have influenced other artists.

Read these 56 Pink Floyd quotes to learn more about what the psychedelic band has said in their lyrics over the years.

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Pink Floyd's quote: "The child is grown, the dream is gone." | Image: AmoDays

Pink Floyd's quote: "The child is grown, the dream is gone." | Image: AmoDays

Pink Floyd Quotes Filled with Inspiration

"Come on you target for faraway laughter. Come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine!" ― Pink Floyd

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"Remember when you were young? You shone like the Sun…" ― Pink Floyd

"If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding! How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat!" ― Pink Floyd

"You'll just have to claw your way through the disguise." ― Pink Floyd

"Hey you don't tell me there's no hope at all. Together we stand divided we fall." ― Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd's quote: "Remember when you were young? You shone like the Sun…" | Image: AmoDays

Pink Floyd's quote: "Remember when you were young? You shone like the Sun…" | Image: AmoDays

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"Money, it's a gas." ― Pink Floyd, "Money"

"The memories of a man in his old age are the deeds of a man in his prime." ― Pink Floyd

"We don't need no thought control." ― Pink Floyd

"Don't be afraid to care." — Pink Floyd, "Breathe (In the Air)"

"You're gonna fly high." ― Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd's quote: "The memories of a man in his old age are the deeds of a man in his prime." | Image: AmoDays

Pink Floyd's quote: "The memories of a man in his old age are the deeds of a man in his prime." | Image: AmoDays

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"Dig that hole, forget the sun." ― Pink Floyd

"Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon." ― Pink Floyd

"Breathe, breathe in the air, Don't be afraid to care…" ― Pink Floyd

"Our thoughts strayed constantly and without boundary." — Pink Floyd, "High Hopes"

"You got to be crazy, you gotta have a real need." — Pink Floyd, "Dogs"

Pink Floyd's quote: "Hey you don't tell me there's no hope at all. Together we stand divided we fall." | Image: AmoDays

Pink Floyd's quote: "Hey you don't tell me there's no hope at all. Together we stand divided we fall." | Image: AmoDays

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"You raise the blade, you make the change." ― Pink Floyd

"Running before time took our dreams away." ― Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd Quotes That Left a Mark on History

"All in all, you're just another brick in the wall." ― Pink Floyd

"Did they get you to trade, Your heroes for ghosts? Hot ashes for trees? Hot air for a cool breeze? Cold comfort for change? And did you exchange, A walk-on part in a war, For a lead role in a cage?" ― Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd's quote: "You raise the blade, you make the change." | Image: AmoDays

Pink Floyd's quote: "You raise the blade, you make the change." | Image: AmoDays

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"Did you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter when the promise of a brave new world unfurled beneath a clear blue sky?" ― Pink Floyd

"Strangers passing in the street. By chance, two separate glances meet. And I am you and what I see is me." ― Pink Floyd

"Running over the same old ground What have we found? The same old fears." ― Pink Floyd

"I'll see you on the dark side of the moon." — Pink Floyd, "Brain Damage"

"How I wish, how I wish you were here; We're just two lost souls, swimming in a fishbowl." ― Pink Floyd

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Pink Floyd's quote: "Did you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter when the promise of a brave new world unfurled beneath a clear blue sky?" | Image: AmoDays

Pink Floyd's quote: "Did you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter when the promise of a brave new world unfurled beneath a clear blue sky?" | Image: AmoDays

"Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain. 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

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"Hello? Hello? Hello? Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone at home?" ― Pink Floyd

"Long you live and high you'll fly, and smiles you'll give, tears you'll cry and all you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be." ― Pink Floyd

"I took a heavenly ride through our silence. I knew the moment had arrived. For killing the past and coming back to life." ― Pink Floyd

"Get out of the road if you want to grow old." ― Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd's quote: "Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain. 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." | Image: AmoDays

Pink Floyd's quote: "Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain. 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." | Image: AmoDays

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"You have to be trusted by the people that you lie to." ― Pink Floyd

"We call it riding the gravy train." — Pink Floyd, "Have a Cigar"

"Your lips move, but I can't hear what you're saying." — Pink Floyd, "Comfortably Numb"

"The wall was too high as you can see, No matter how he tried he could not break free." ― Pink Floyd

"Meek and obedient you follow the leader." — Pink Floyd, "Sheep"

Pink Floyd's quote: "You have to be trusted by the people that you lie to." | Image: AmoDays

Pink Floyd's quote: "You have to be trusted by the people that you lie to." | Image: AmoDays

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"Open your heart, I'm coming home." ― Pink Floyd

"I've got a strong urge to fly / But I've got nowhere to fly to." ― Pink Floyd

"So, so you think you can tell; Heaven from Hell, Blue skies from pain; Can you tell a green field, From a cold steel rail? A smile from a veil? Do you think you can tell?" ― Pink Floyd

"You shout and no one seems to hear." — Pink Floyd, "Brain Damage"

Pink Floyd's quote: "Open your heart, I'm coming home." | Image: AmoDays

Pink Floyd's quote: "Open your heart, I'm coming home." | Image: AmoDays

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Pink Floyd Quotes That Prompts Thought

"Was it love or was it the idea of being in love?" ― Pink Floyd

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us…very hard to explain why you're mad, even if you're not mad…" ― Pink Floyd

"All you touch and all you see, Is all your life will ever be." ― Pink Floyd

"There is no dark side of the Moon. It's all dark, really." ― Pink Floyd

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

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Pink Floyd's quote: "Was it love or was it the idea of being in love?" | Image: AmoDays

Pink Floyd's quote: "Was it love or was it the idea of being in love?" | Image: AmoDays

"I took a heavenly ride through our silence." ― Pink Floyd

"There's someone in my head, but it's not me." ― Pink Floyd

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"Cold comfort for change." — Pink Floyd, "Wish You Were Here"

"You race toward an early grave." — Pink Floyd, "Breathe(In the Air)"

"The child is grown, the dream is gone." ― Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd's quote: "There's someone in my head, but it's not me." | Image: AmoDays

Pink Floyd's quote: "There's someone in my head, but it's not me." | Image: AmoDays

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"Steps taken forwards but sleepwalking back again." — Pink Floyd, "High Hopes"

"Fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way." — Pink Floyd, "Time"

"The time is gone, the song is over." — Pink Floyd, "Time"

"Cloudless every day you fall." — Pink Floyd, "Echoes"

"Encumbered forever by desire and ambition." ― Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd's quote: "The time is gone, the song is over." | Image: AmoDays

Pink Floyd's quote: "The time is gone, the song is over." | Image: AmoDays

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"The echo of a distant tide comes willowing across the sand." — Pink Floyd, "Echoes"

"A million bright ambassadors of morning." — Pink Floyd, "Echoes"

"It can't be helped, but there's a lot of it about." — Pink Floyd, "Us and Them"

Pink Floyd's "Echoes" quote: "The echo of a distant tide comes willowing across the sand." | Image: AmoDays

Pink Floyd's "Echoes" quote: "The echo of a distant tide comes willowing across the sand." | Image: AmoDays

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While naming their group, their lead vocals and guitarist Barrett did not overthink the name. He was inspired by two blues musicians, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.

While the band, who became known as one the greatest progressive rock bands of all time, have lost some members and have had some silent years, they reunited in March 2022 to protest Russia's invasion of Ukraine with a single "Hey, Hey, Rise Up!"

If you are into rock music and want to learn more about other genres of rock sounds, read these grunge quotes to get into the mind of some of the artists who brought delight to their fans.

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