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"Maurice was a silly man. Maurice liked being silly. I think his whole grasp of life was silly, and I think we all are, but Maurice really excelled. He was an extrovert and he would always be the person...he would never walk into a room, Maurice. Maurice would prance into a room, you know, and his presence was immediate. Chill out, were you waiting for me ... that's Mo ..."
"He was the average guy. Maurice, I think, reflected every man. He didn't reflect the glamour side of the pop business ... he was a very down to earth person, and you could see that sometimes in his performance and in his normal attitude to life. He never really lost his Lancashire accent. He never lost his roots, you know. Maurice was the one who, as bad as Robin and I were ... Maurice was the one who would never steal. When we were kids, we were always stealing. But Maurice was the one who never would, and I think that says something about the spirit of this person ..."
"He brought a great spirit to the pop business. He was a great spirit, you know. I mean, he was never a negative spirit, always positive ..."
"When Maurice touched a keyboard, it was like something from a movie, magical. He would always give you something from a movie, and you'd go, what did you just play ... immediately inspirational ... writings, amazing. That's what we're going to miss. We're going to miss that."
"I think he always felt like he was the third man on the pole, you know. He always felt like there was me and Robin or Robin and me and then Mo, and maybe he felt like he was the last UFO in Close Encounters ... the little red one at the back, you know. There was that feeling about him. This will be time for him, this will be his time, the time when he gets the respect and the admiration of his peers and the sense of loss that is occurring right now."
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