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Tony Wilson: What're you doing?
Martin Hannett: Recording silence.
Tony Wilson: Recording silence?
Martin Hannett: No, I'm recording Tony fucking Wilson.

Tony Wilson: What's wrong with London Records?
Rob Gretton: The name, for a start.

Tony Wilson: You know, I think that Shaun Ryder is on a par with W.B. Yeats as a poet.
Yvette: Really?
Tony Wilson: Absolutely. Totally.
Yvette: Well, that is amazing, considering everyone else thinks he's a fucking idiot.

Tony Wilson: This morning I was doing a story about an elephant being washed by a midget.
Charles: He's a dwarf.
Tony Wilson: It doesn't matter.
Charles: Well, it matters to him.

Tony Wilson: I'm being postmodern, before it's fashionable.

Tony Wilson: The smaller the attendance the bigger the history. There were 12 people at the last supper. Half a dozen at Kitty Hawk. Archimedes was on his own in the bath.

Tony Wilson: Energy, energy? Energy is, is, it's nothing more than a lot of new age hokum masquerading as spirituality.

Tony Wilson: Every band needs its own special chemistry. And Bez was a very good chemist.

Tony Wilson: I am not a lump of hash. I'm in charge of Factory Records. I think.

Tony Wilson: And tonight something equally epoch-making is taking place. See? They're applauding the DJ. Not the music, not the musician, not the creator, but the medium. This is it. The birth of rave culture. The beatification of the beat. The dance age. This is the moment when even the white man starts dancing. Welcome to Manchester.

Tony Wilson: Jazz is the last refuge of the untalented. Jazz musicians enjoy themselves more than anyone listening to them does.

Boethius: It's my belief that history is a wheel. "Inconstency is my very essence," says the wheel. "Rise up on my spokes if you like, but don't complain when you're cast back down into the depths. Good times pass away, but then so do the bad. Mutability is our tragedy, but it's also our hope. The worst of times, like the best, are always passing away."

Martin Hannett: Well, this is goodbye. I mean, we obviously have nothing in common. I'm a genius, you're all fucking wankers. You'll never see me again. You don't deserve to see me again.

Tony Wilson: This scene didn't actually make it to the final cut. I'm sure it'll be on the DVD.

Tony Wilson: It looks fucking great actually - yeah, really nice. It's beautiful - but useless. And as William Morris once said: "Nothing useless can be truly beautiful."

Tony Wilson: We're still together, so whatever you're thinking you're wrong.

Tony Wilson: I'm a minor player in my own life story.

Yvette: And what do you do?
Tony Wilson: How do you mean?
Yvette: You know, your job?
Tony Wilson: Well, I'm Tony Wilson.

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