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Band/Singer Quotes Page 1


"Drop that Zero and get with the Hero"
- Rob Van Winkle

"Honesty is the best part of any artform. If you don't have that, you're kidding yourself and your listener."
- Billie Joe Armstrong Of Green Day

"I've had the same car for five years — it's a convertible Jag which I bought with my own money. It's very Austin Powers."
- Beyonce Knowles

"I don't flaunt my money. I like to stay at nice hotels but I'm not a flashy chick. I haven't got much jewellery or anything."
- Beyonce Knowles

"Acting is easier and smoother than singing — it's less drama. But I love singing on stage.""
- Beyonce Knowles

"Destiny's Child will always be No.1 on my list."
- Beyonce Knowles

"The more successful I get, the more I want a boyfriend,"
- Beyonce Knowles

"I'm living the life I always dreamed of living. From the time I was a youngster I wanted to be a celebrity. It's a great life. The only bad thing is that people are more interested in your personal life than they are in your work and it's freaky"
- Jennifer Lopez

"When I see Puff in a video kissing someone, it's freaky and I know it's freaky for him to see me do a movie love scene, but as far as him forbidding me to do them, that's bull."
- Jennifer Lopez

"I swear to God, I don't remember anything [Gwyneth Paltrow] was in. Some people get hot by association. I heard more about her and Brad Pitt and I ever heard about her work. Movieline."
- Jennifer Lopez

"Do I think she's a great performer? Yes. Do I think she's a great actress? No."
- Jennifer Lopez [on Madonna] Movieline.

"He wouldn't talk to me for two months. I was like, 'What an ass**le.' Actors are used to getting their way and to treating women like objects. "
- Jennifer Lopez [on Wesley Snipes after she reports he made unreturned passes at her]

But it's hard. Where am I going to meet somebody? Maybe at an awards show? Or on tour?"
- Beyonce Knowles

"I'm just a regular guy, you know? There's no leotard and cape under my clothes. I shit, I piss, I drink too much and throw up, just like everybody else."
- Chester Bennington from Linkin Park

"Life's 10% of what happen to you and 90% is how you choose to deal with it!"
- Rob from onesidezero

"My mother, my father, I love 'em, I hate 'em, wish god I didnt have 'em, but thank god that he made 'em"
- DMX

"I keep my mind on my money, money on my mind"
- Tupac

"I see no changes all I see is racist faces, misplaced hate makes disgrace to races"
- Tupac

"When an angel comes down and takes me away, memories of me and my songs will always stay until the end of time"
- Tupac

"Fuck it all, there's fucking no regrets"
- Metallica Damage Inc.

"If it looks you'll see it. If it sounds good you'll hear it . If its marketed right you'll buy it . But if its real you'll feel it."
- Kid Rock & The Twisted Brown Trucker Band

"I'm gonna get my kicks before the whole shit-house goes up in flames."
-Jim Morrison

"I want to make a studio here for people who want to become something in life, they don't have to have a lot of money. I just want to give them the opportunity that I have. Then later on, I feel that God would bless me in return."
- Amanda Perez on giving back to the area where she discovered her own musical talent

"After a soul dies there is no use in trying to save the kid.// Alone is the worst feeling maybe thats the reason why he slit his wrist.//
- Torian Rogers

"If at first you don't succeed, pay someone else to do it"
- Mark Hoppus of Blink 182

"My generation's apathy. I'm disgusted with it. I'm disgusted with my own apathy too, for being spineless and not always standing up against racism, sexism and all those other -isms the counterculture has been whining about for years."
- Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)

"I don't mind the things that you say
I don't even mind going out of my way
I try and do these things for you
Why should I do it I'm always untrue"
- Sex Pistols

"It must be one of those narcissists who only appreciate things when they're gone. I'm too sensitive. I need to be slightly numb in order to regain the enthusiasms I once had as a child."
- Kurt Cobain, Part of Suicide Note

"Rape is one of the most terrible crime on earth. The problem with groups who deal with rape is that they try to educate woman about how to defend themselves. What really needs to be done is to teach man not to rape."
-Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)

"I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused."
- Elvis Costello

"I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I am not."
- Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)

"And all the roads that lead to you were winding, And all the lights that light the way are blinding, There are many things that I would like to say to you, But I don't know how, Because maybe, You're gonna be the one who saves me, And after all, You're my wonderwall"
- Oasis

"The more you change the less you feel."
- The Smashing Pumpkins

"It's sad to see young kids today -- they're sitting around listening to rap, hip-hop, or new metal with a Sony PlayStation and a bong."
- Jack White

"When I held you close, Felt my mind explode, At that point, that point my whole life froze, Can't go back from here, Feelings far from fear, If I let you go, will I ever know? Cause I gotta know, gotta know, We've been through my mind, Not letting go this time."
- Dinosaur Jr.

"You were the one who made things different, You were the one who took me in, You were the one thing I could count on, Above all you were my friend"
- Tom Petty

"You think your a man but your only a boy, You think your a man but your only a toy, You think your a man but you just couldn't see, You Weren't man enough to satisfy me."
- The Vaselines

"Jesus don't want me for a sunbeam, Cause sunbeams are not made like me, And don't expect me to cry, For all the reasons you had to die, Don't ever ask your love of me."
- The Vaselines

"The sun shines in the bedroom when you play, And the raining always starts when you go away."
- The Vaselines

"You spend your life dreaming, running 'round in a trance, You hang out forever and still miss the dance, And if you get lucky, you might find someone, To help you get over the pain that will come."
- Tom Petty

"I'm so tired of being tired, Sure as night will follow day, Most things I worry about, Never happen anyway."
- Tom Petty

"And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree, There will be an answer, let it be. For though they may be parted, there is still a chance that they will see There will be an answer, let it be."
- The Beatles

"The demands made upon you, Are hard to live up to."
- The Replacements

"You only live twice or so it seems, One life for yourself and one for your dreams. You drift through the years and life seems tame, Till one dream appears and love is its name. And love is a stranger who'll beckon you on, Don't think of the danger or the stranger is gone. This dream is for you, so pay the price. Make one dream come true, you only live twice."
- Coldplay

"Think I've mistaken you for somebody else, Somebody who gave a damn, Somebody more like myself."
- Jewel

We'll fight, not out of spite "For someone must stand up for what's right 'Cause where there's a man who has no voice There ours shall go singing "
- Jewel

"When we have nothing left to give there will be no reason for us to live."
- Fugazi

Nobody said it was easy "It's such a shame for us to part, Nobody said it was easy, No one ever said it would be this hard, Oh take me back to the start"
- Coldplay

"I want to be the girl with the most cake, I love him so much it just turns to hate I fake it so real I am beyond fake, Someday you will ache like I ache"
- Hole

"A man once asked me, what's punk? I kicked over a trash can and said that's punk. He kicked over a trash can and then asked me again, Is that punk? I replied no. That's just trendy."
- Billie Joe Armstrong

"I need to wash myself again to hide all the dirt and pain, 'Cause I'd be scared that there's nothing underneath But who are my real friends? Have they all got the bends? Am I really sinking this low?"
- Radiohead

"You say you don't like the things I've done, You say you don't like what I've become, When you look into the mirror, tell me what you see When you see yourself then you'll see me"
- Black Flag

"What else should I be, All apologies, What else could I say, Everyone is gay, What else could I write, I don't have the right, What else should I be, All apologies
- Nirvana

"There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors"
- Jim Morrison (1944-1970)

"You can't think of everything. I mean, when you take a shit, do you think about how the shit's gonna come out?"
- Serj Tankian, System of a Down

"Open your eyes and look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
- Bob Marley

"Davey doesn't watch the damn road when he's driving. I'm sure if we crashed he would be fine and I would be imbedded in a tree. If he ever kills me with his driving though, I'm gonna come back as a squirrel and run up his pant leg."
- Jade Puget on annoying habits of his fellow bandmembers of AFI

"We want to make music that's timeless"
- Terry Corso of Alien Ant Farm

"When all else fails...be a rockstar"
- Billie Joe of Green Day

"I sometimes park in Handicap Spots, and I know it's illegal and wrong but... I don't give a shit dude."
- Jordan Pundik of New Found Glory

"Make me over, I'm all I want to be. A walking study, in demonolgy."
- Hole

"Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there."
- David Bowie

"Dont fuck at home. Your killing the prostitution industry!"
- Dave Grohl

"My heart is like an open highway...people come and go and sometimes they are just beside you and you dont know"
- Jon Bon Jovi

"Fuck the police"
- NWA

"Fuck this and fuck that, fuck it all, fucker, fucking brat!"
- The Sex Pistols

"I may be a living legend, but that sure don't help when I've got to change a flat tire."
- Roy Orbison

"Music is it's own reward."
- Sting at 2003 Billboard Awards

"My get up and go must have got up and went."
- Steve Tyler from Aerosmith "Sweet Emotion"

"I hate love songs and I hate lovers, I hate everything I can't have so I hate you"
- Gwar

"Farts and poop are still funny and always will be funny."
-Mark Hoppus, Blink 182

"We're incorporated It's a big business and oil companies Controling us all, Land of the Free? Yea' Right"
- Pennywise

"To live a long happy life you never needed no wealth"
-Kottonmouth Kings (New Destination)

"Let us plant trees that bare positive fruit, and nurse our youth with compasionate truth enlighten the mind to the deepest root, all the way to the core where the soul stay true"
- Kottonmouth Kings (from Rest of my Life)

"Let's totally be best friends. We can walk down the street with our guitars and I'll say, 'Hey chicks!! Check us out, we're rad!!!' and when all these hot chicks start checking us out, we can blaze off some totally sweet solos and then you'll be all, 'Hey chicks, you wanna hang with us?' and they'll be like 'Hella!!' and then we'll both be like, 'Ok, cool......psyche!!!!' and then we'll high five while shredding on our axes."
- Jade Puget from AFI

"If your not in it you're out of it."
- Joey Ramone

"...Everything you hate is everything that you created."
- Bob Mould

"...In this world, I've got no choice: there is nothing left at all; and you don't notice, but that's all right: you don't know what it's like..."
- Bob Mould

"Blessing is a curse, seduction and thirst, feeds the hunger that burns inside."
- Glenn Danzig

"See how love unholy cuts into your mind. See how love unholy lies."
- Glenn Danzig

"I prefer pepsi TWIST."
- Mark Hoppus-Blink 182

"Santa Clause is gonna come to your house and SHIT UNDER ALL YOUR TREES!...Santa Clause is gonna come rape your dogs!"
- Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus (Blink 182)

"I am naive. I make mistakes - But I don't give a rat's arse how I am perceived!"- Shirley Manson (Garbage)

"Vegetables....a waste of good plate space"
- Mark Hoppus, regarding foods he hates

"I love who I am and wouldnt change a thing"
- Amanda Martin of innocent angels

"I love your duck with all its ducky goodness!"
- Jade Puget of AFI

"Yes I'm a vegetarian, not because I love animals, but because I hate plants"
- Jade Puget of AFI

"Hi, I'm Davey! I sing, make faces, and swing from trees!"
- Davey Havok of AFI

"If you've got something to say about Hanson, say it to my face!"
- Jade Puget of AFI

"So what's the speed of dark anyway?"
- Jade Puget of AFI

"Tell him to come check me out when I'm shredding some sweet finger-tapping solos and then he'll be like 'Power chords blah blah blah' and I'll hit the whammy bar and it'll sound like an air plane crashing at an air show, and then he'll try to say some other stuff like'Blah blah blah yadda yadda yadda' and that's when I fire up the wah-wah pedal and it'll be like 'Wokka wokka wokka wo-wokka wokka' all up in his freakin' face"
- Jade Puget of AFI

"Living for today will bring about dying for today. You can't just think, 'I'm going to die anyway,' because that's what's stopping us from moving forward."
- Queen Latifah, 1996

"It's the same thing every single night. Drums, guitar, bass, drums, guitar, bass, drums, guitar, bass." "Well, Jim, we're in a rock band. That's what we do."
- Jim Creegan and Ed Robertson from Barenaked Ladies.

"Does it bother me that some people are burning their own System CDs and taking money out of my pocket? Not really. This has always been about putting the best possible version of the song in the fans' hands. It was like selling an artist's painting before he had finished it."
- Daron Malakian of System Of A Down

Metallica's Kirk Hammett during the "Napster War"
"Metallica is a band that has to have control over everything (Laughs)"

"It better to burn out than to fade away."
- Kurt Cobain

"New album name?" "Christmas Tree Lane"
- Jade Puget of AFI commenting on the album name "Sing The Sorrow"

"Be cool."
- Weezer

"I'll eat the hell out of a bagel. That's what I do"
- Jade Puget of AFI

"People ask us, are you punk or what? That's bullshit. I don't care what colour your hair is, what clothes you wear, as long as you dig the music."
- Lemmy, Motorhead

"I'm picturing you all naked. Now I'm picturing you all in wheel chairs. Ok, sorry, that was fucked up."
- Tom Delonge of Blink 182

"Don't let anyone, even your parents, break you. Find good people who care about you and surround yourself with just them. If you can't find them at first, find good music and fall into it, let it hold you until they come."
- Davey Havok of AFI

"Facts an' facts, an' t'ings an t'ings: dem's all a lotta fockin' bullshit. Hear me! Dere is no truth but de one truth, an' that is the truth of Jah Rastafari."
- Bob Marley, 1978

"It angers me to see that my own father would stoop to such a level"
- Lindsay Lohan, accusing her dad of suggesting that she entered rehab.

"It's inevitable that there will be hard times, but tI think she and I are both committed to seeing it through."
- Nick Lachey on his union with Simpson.

"I don't know if I'll ever get used to hearing my name being mentioned alongside all these other legendary artists that have come before me."
- Gretchen Wilson

"Anything voted by the general public gets a big kiss from me. Nobody can take that away from you..it means you're public property, which is what music should always be.".
- Chris Cester of Jet

"The first time I ever saw John Mellencamp onstage was at the American Music Awards. I was a kid, and he looked like somebody I could've known-like a really good buddy of mine, only up there singing onstage. It's really odd that we've become such good friends since."
- Kenny Chesney

"I've always been a big fan of the AMAs because of the variety of performances from all genres of music, the voting process and most importantly, Dick Clark!"
- Paulina Rubio

"One of the most memorable live performances of my career took place on the 2002 American Music Awards show when I had to the opportunity to sing with Elton John. I was moved by the way he played the piano onstage."
- Tim McGraw

"Uh, I broke it."
- Ruben Studdard joking after getting on a scale at 449 pounds.

"There's absolutely no way you can prepare yourself for criticism, and I've had a lot of it recently. Suddenly, I seemed to be the butt of all these jokes."
- Hilary Duff

"I've gotten this reputation...of being cheap, which is the biggest crock of shit because I live in this huge house and I drive nice cars...Donald Trump would appear cheap next to [her]."
- Nick Lachey, about his wife Jessica Simpson.

"I don't want a Jennifer Lopez wedding or anything like that. A commitment ceremony would be a nice thing to do."
- Elton John, on marrying longtime boyfriend David Furnish.

"There's gonna be some stuff that your gonna see , thats gonna make it hard to smile in the future , but whatever you see , through all the rain and the pain , you gotta keep a sense of humor , gotta be able to smile through all this bullshit , remember that...just keep ya head up"
- Tupac

"I hope this song touches you like your father does!"
- Tom Delonge (Blink 182)

"Je suis un cone de pin, un petit cone potele de pin."
- Jade Puget

"If you could hear what they say in the corridor, You would finally see that people just think you're a schmuck that's why they never drink with you And all this time you think that you're so good, One day the back your knife stabs will be yours this is true."
- John Botica from the song 'Little Big Man'

"Closest friends seem miles away, Though I see them day after day."
- John Botica from the song 'Rubber House'

"It's all about Rock'N'Roll"
- Angus Young

"Whether you like me, or hate me, this is me."
- Christina Aguilera on being sexual

"I'm not a slave to a god that doesn't exist"
- Marilyn Manson

"A good song should make you wanna tap your foot and get with your girl. A great song should destroy cops and set fire to the suburbs. I'm only interested in writing great songs."
- Tom Morello from Rage Against The Machine

"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds."
- Bob Marley, Redemption Song

"Devotion is focusing on the sound in every action"
- System of a Down

"I'm stuck in 7th grade & I just keep getting let back"
- Mariah Carey

"If I could have one thing it would be to have a bar of chocolate dipped in more chocolate. If I hear one more song about a car crash, I will crash my car."
- Vinnie from Less Than Jake

"... It's karma. You know, its really bad. Thats what I believe in."
- David Desrosiers. (Simple Plan)

"You have to have short fingernails or they'd just break off, and you can't wear red polish - it looks like your fingers are bleeding."
- Elizabeth Smart, harpist

"Ten years from now, it'll all be the blues because that's the only speed I'll be able to play"
- Ringo Starr

"I was on Ghetto Idol. We didn't have any of the stuff they have now."
- Kelly Clarkson

"I absolutely refuse to bare midriff."
- Lisa Marie Presley

"Ten years from now, it'll all be the blues because that's the only speed I'll be able to play"
- Ringo Starr

"My favorite holiday is my birthday-it's very Leo."
- Jennifer Lopez

"A great day for me is not getting out of bed. I like to see how many snacks I can eat..and how many really bad TV shows I can watch"
- Gwen Stefani

"I ain't as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I was."
- Toby Keith

"I've been telling Denzel to call me"
- Fantasia Barrino

"I shake my booty all the time! It's the best workout!"
- Ashlee Simpson

"Old ladies keep telling me to find God. Look im just lookin for a good vegan muffin and some chai"
- Davey Havok from AFI

"I'm Davey. I sing, make faces and swing from trees."
- Davey Havok for AFI

"Never run in the rain with your socks on."
- Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)

"I want to go home and just go for a long walk. And where I want to go, I have no idea"
- Billie Joe (Green Day)

"A girl in Salt Lake once asked me 'Why are you wearing makeup? Are you a fag?' I told her that if I was a fag for wearing makeup, then she was a dyke for wearing blue jeans. I also informed her that she was just angry because I was prettier than she was."
- Davey Havok (AFI)

"Being pregnant, makes me want to do the wildest things"
- Britney Spears

"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens"
Jimi Hindrix

"Dogs are gonna take over the world. It's a known fact for those who believe it, kinda like the Bible."
- Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool

"It's fun until someone gets hurt...then it's hilarious."
Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)

"The rule in music land is never doody in the bus and never doody in the RV."
- Chester Bennington, Linkin Park

"I'm still completely out of hand, just more like a 12-year-old with responsibility"
- Green Day's Tre Cool

"We ride togetha, we die togetha, BadBoys for life"
-Will Smith

"Fuck it all, and fuckin no regrets"
- Metallica, Damage,Inc

"I'm the other white meat."
- Adam Carson from AFI

"It's better to burn out than fade away"
- Neil Young

"For those about to rock, we salute you"
- AC/DC

"I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to."
- Elvis Presley

"And it's 1,2,3 what are we fightin' for? Don't ask me I don't give a damn, next stop is Vietnam, and 5,6,7 open up the pearly gates. Well there ain't no time to wonder why, lookout, we all gonna die."
- Country Joe McDonald

"You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns when they all did tricks for you."
- Bob Dylan

"He has a woman's name and wears makeup. How original."
- Alice Cooper, on Marilyn Manson

"History is made by stupid people. Clever people wouldn't even try. If you want your name in the history books than do something dumb before you die."
- Arrogant Worms

"I wish I was a queer, so I could get chics. Chics dig guys that are queer, guys that dont like chics. Chics that don't dig guys like me. See I'm not a queer, I'm too ugly."
- Bloodhound Gang

"I'll always remember 1995 as the year I found out Star Trek wasn't real"
- Daniel Johns

"Candles are good as long as you're not me and you don't fall asleep and your house burns down."
- Daniel Johns, Silverchair

"So I turned myself to face me, but I've never caught a glimpse of how the others must see the faker. I'm much too fast to take that test."
- David Bowie, "Changes"

"Nothing gold can stay..."
- A New Found Glory

"Come mothers and fathers throughout the land, and don't criticize what you can't understand. You're sons and your daughters are beyond you're command. You're old road is rapidly aging, please get out of the new one if you can't lend your hand, for the times they are a changin'."
- Bob Dylan

"Beware of those angels with their wings glued on."
- Billy Corgan

"My whole life spent wondering who's hiding behind this face of mine."
- All

"I really don't care about nothing at all, but I think the world of you"
- All , "I Think The World"

"I won't pay for liberty, I think it should be free. You always wanna take so much but you won't be takin' me, no you won't be takin' me."
- Angelic Upstarts

"Welcoming with open arms and with open hearts, in the end they found their arms in shacles and their hearts torn out. This country named "America" is built on graves of the natives who lived here before, genocide took place. "America," means "Freedom" as in, "Free to kill the free....."
- Anti-Flag

"We're lookin' to start a new army...too smart to fight, too smart to die. We're looking to start a new army, too smart to fight, to smart to kill for you."
- Anti-Flag

"First World War Veterans slaughtered by General Eisnehower You give them your life, they give you a stab in the back Radiation, agent orange, tested on U.S. souls Guinea pigs for Western corporations I never have, I never will Pledge allegiance to their flag You're getting used, you'll end up dead"
- Anti-Flag

"Indie sux, hardline sux, emo sux, you SUCK!"
- Anti-Flag

"We'll import a token jock and we'll kick his token ass and there'll never ever be a physical education class! I had a dream when I was in high school, that I attended the Punk Rock Academy!"
- Atom And His Package

"We can't buy more time, cause time won't accept our money."
- Bad Religion

"Yeah, fuck me! I wish you all could fuck me!"
- Billie Joe Armstrong

"You've taken my thinking, my means of survival. You thrust in my hand your gun and your Bible. You told me to kill for the Lord up above. You taught me to hate when I know there is LOVE."
- Crass

"It dont matter WHAT your doin, ust as long as you LOOK GOOD doin it"
- David Lee Roth

"Its whats on the record not what labels on it. You know, thats like getting a box of cornflakes and eating the cardboard."
- Elvis Costello

"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it's really a stupid thing to want to do."
- Elvis Costello

"Even in a perfect world, where everyone was equal I'd still own the film rights and be working on the sequal"
- Elvis Costello

"Fight war not wars, kill the power not the people"
- Crass

"Having been there in the 70's in L.A. isn't it amazing that the only ones that mattred are all dead- everyone else is in an imitatative state of a dying animal."
- Darby Crash, The Germs - 1980, Starwood Theatre

"Hey Frankie, you gonna give me your class ring?" "uhhhh, I'm afraid I can't do that Annette" "Well, why not?" "Because I don't have any arms....AHHHHHHH!"
- Dead Milkmen

"I wont back down or appoligize, i wont say that i'm sorry, i wont bend to your rule, i wont say that you're right."
- Future Garbagemen Of America

"All over town the people resound with 'we just wanna be free' no other way to face the day, thats what it means to me. All of your life your under the knife, slaving to routine."
- Gc5

"Here i am, getting older all the time, looking older all the time, feeling younger in my mind"
- Goldfinger

"...And i'm feeling hurt, and I'v fought back some tears of my own. But there's something to be said for those who face the darkness alone..."
- Good Riddance

"I'm just a faded negative of the image i used to be."
- Greg Graffin

"Guilty by association, Judged by who I know...If I couldn't keep all my friends I have trouble with, I've got no place to go!"
- H2o

"We could blow this place up if we wanted to. We would set it all up!"
- Dee Dee Ramone

"I am a patient boy. I wait, I wait, I wait. My time, water down the drain."
- Fugazi

"Remember how much fun you had shooting spitwads at the teacher in seventh grade? Imagine applying that kind of attitude to actually fucking with Mitsubishi!"
- Jello Biafra

"You won't get 'i love you baby' or 'suck my weewee' from me; i try to write interesting lyrics."
- Jello Biafra

"Maybe I'm a prehistoric monster by being an individual. It's highly likely. All I offer to others is their own individuality. Grab it!"
- John Lydon

"I don't need a Rolls Royce, I don't need a house in the country, I don't want to have to live in France. I don't have any rock and roll heroes; they're all useless. The Stones and The Who don't mean anything anymore; they're established. The Stones are more of a business than a band"
- John Lydon

"Destroy everything. That's all well and fine, but you got to offer something in it's place. Since I always have a point and purpose to what I do, thats why people accuse me of being calculated. it's the way I am. I always know my next move. I could never conjure up a death wish, this is all I have is life. I don't know what comes next, and frankly I'm in no rush to find out. I don't believe in playing a martyr just for the sheer hell of it. And for something as chidish as Rock 'N' Roll is not on."
- John Lydon

"Sometimes the most postive thing you can be in a boring society is absolutely negative."
- Johnny

"Hey, man... what are we doing??? Oh... We're breakin' it down...."
- Less Than Jake

"If I could only have one thing for the rest of my life? That's easy... PEZ, Cherry flavored PEZ, no question about it."
- Less Than Jake

"Don't Smoke. Don't Drink. Don't Fuck."
- Minor_threat

"Music is an indirect force for change, because it provides an anchor against human tragedy"
- Jessie Michael, Operation Ivy

"Everyone defines everyone else, well I don't give a fuck. Label me whatever the hell you want. I just want to be left alone. So I can wear my thrift shop clothes and not have mohawked hair or the most perfect spikes. So I can like whatever band I like. I know who I am, don't label me cause you can't tell me who to be. And if you don't think I'm "punk", I don't give a fuck. I won't be a clone."
- Jimmy Little, Lead Singer Of The Fuck Ups

"I don't like saying, "You're a punk and you're not." There was a record out there called "Ca Plane pour Moi" by Plastic Bertrand, right? And I guarantee you if I had to play it for you right now you'd go, "Right! That is rockin!" Now, if you were to say to any sort of purist punk, "This is a good punk record," they'd get completely enraged. But Plastic Bertrand, whoever he was, compressed into that three minutes a bloody good record that will get any comatose person toe-tapping, you know what I mean? By purist rules, it's not allowed to even mention Plastic Bertrand. Yet, this record was probably a lot better than a lot of so-called punk records."
- Joe Strummer, The Clash

"I never did home work after school. I did all things I thought were cool. I went out every friday night. I still do and I'm alright."
- Mxpx

"I wish I had a schilling for every senseless killing - I'd buy a government."
- NOFX , "The Decline"

"At the Bill of Rights subrtact the wrongs, theres no answer. Memorize and sing star spangled songs."
- Nofx

"Drugs are good, they make you do things that you know you not should."
- Nofx

"The company mass producing fear. bottled, capped, distributed near and far, sold for a reasonable price. The people they love it they feed it. Brush with it, bathe with it, breathe it. Inject it direct to the blood. It seems to be replacing love."
- Nofx

"Everyone knows im in love with a monosyllabic girl"
- Nofx

"The sword of truth is just another weapon."
- Nomeansno (The Tower)

"And you can form with the best of intention. Change comes from inside. And after all thats' what this country was founded on, do nothing different just fall in line."
- Sr71

"I am living in a boring nation... I am living in a plastic nation."
- Sublime

"Man's inhumanity towards another man its man's insanity and ignorance again and now the time had come to stop whats going on the hatred's building up, exploding like a bomb"
- Suicide Machines

"My father told me "Son it's futile to resist. You can topple the ideology but not the armies they enlist." I questioned the intentions of the boy scouts chanting "WAR!" "Well, that's the sound of freedom, son", he said (free to say no more). But wait a minute "dad", did you actually say freedom? Well, if you're dumb enough to vote, you're fucking dumb enough to believe them. Because if this country is so goddamned free, then I can burn your fucking flag wherever I damn well please."
- Propagandhi

"..And yes I recognize the irony, the system I oppose affordrs me the luxury of biting the hand the feeds thats exactly why privalleged fucks like me, should feel obliged to whine and kick and scream, ya 'til everyone has everthing they need."
- Propagandhi

"I can't believe what you say, do you really think that way? every time you talk tear the humain race limb, nazi skins and aryans pollute our land: screwdriver(dead), white pride(broken up) and warzome( not nazis) and other nazi bands they're a bunch of Fag-Bashinf Goons, Nationalist buffons and they don't even know what the fuck they're singing about at all."
- Propagandhi

"I guess life is just a popularity contest. Success, the ability to perform within a framework of obedience. Just ask the candy-coated Joy-Cam rock-bands selling shoes for venture-capitalists, silencing competing messages, rounding off the jagged edges. Today is good day to die."
- Propagandhi

"Swastikas and klan-robes. sexist, racist, homophobes. aryan-nations and hammerskins: you can wear my nuts on your nazi chins! god, i love a man in uniform!"
- Propagandhi

"Better lives have been lived in the margins, locked in the prisons and lost on the gallows than have ever been enshrined in palaces."
- Propagandhi

"We'll never learn and nothing will ever change as long as we stay this course of followers and slaves. I can't believe we're still content reshuffling the same old decks of kings and queens and faux-democracies. I say we hand it back to the bullshit politicians. Brick by brick, wall by wall…"
- Propagandhi

"Ordinary people do fucked-up things when fucked-up things become ordinary."
- Propagandhi

"No Secret Six will not do it all for the Nookie, Secret Six will not throw our hands in the air like we just don't care, Secret Six will not ba wida ba da bang da bang hoochie koochie, Secret Six will not be back after these messages from our corporate sponsors because Secret Six will not do it all for the Nookie."
- Secret Six

"American audiences are just the same as any other audiences. Except a bit more boring."
- Sid Vicious

"C'est à la fin de la foire qu'on compte les bouses"
- Tatie DanièLe

"Right about this time, some shithead is blowing a big fat fucking line across the title on the backsleave...WHAT AN ASSHOLE!"
- Nofx

"He's more punk than me"
- Nofx

"They have no face, no place for ears theres no clam eyes to cry clam tears. No spinal cord they must get bored might as well put them out of misery. Although the world could be less selfish I guess its alright to eat shellfish!"
- Nofx "Clams Have Feelings Too"

"And we say goodbye, and go underground or up towards the sky- up in smoke, burnt down to size. At least we're still friends. At least we're still alive."
- The Alkaline Trio

"Today at some point I awoke... Got up the nerve to... finally force a change To say the least, today's been strange Tonight I'll finally just relax Proud having finally faced the facts The facts forced me and I've concluded Tomorrow I'll be less polluted Finally I was forced to face Another first for me Finally I was forced to face And for the first time finally, I can see Finally I can see so clear For a moment don't mind me Finally I was forced to face Finally I was forced to face my fears."
- The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

"We hung out at the rainbow where we drank til' half past two. Nothing could go wrong anytime that I'm with you. Like crashing a hotel room or leading up to that first kiss Or searching for a high school that you know doesn't exist..."
- The Ataris

"Love is wrong, and girls are FUCKIN EVIL !!"
- The Ataris

"Every now and then I turn it on again But it's plain to see that The radio still sucks."
- The Ataris

"Hey kid, it's a great big world out there that you think you need to see. Hey kid, go on and live that life, but live it without me!"
- The Ataris

"Well, maybe that’s the problem with punk, and the root of its hypocritical nature. The fact that it is no longer a statement at all. It is a deviation from the mainstream, but by deviating it only becomes it’s own separate mainstream. Punks no longer shock people."
- The Creeps

"And like i really deserve a chance to sit accross a table and tell you that i think you're wonderful and that I wish I could get to know you. I guess this is my only chance to say I wish I knew you, because I'm sure you're wonderful if I could get to know you."
- The Juliana Theory

"Sixteen, on the honor roll I wish that I was dead Parents hate me, I got zits And bruises round my head Pressure's on to get good grates So I can be like them Do my homework all the time I can't go out just then People they ain;t friends at all They tease and suck me dry Yell at me when I fuck up And party while I cry I look so big on paper I feel so fucking small Wanna die and you don't care Just stride on down the hall Suicide suicide Read the paper, wonder why Turn the light out, then you cry It's your fault, you made me die Touch me won't you touch me now So frozen I can't love When I was born my mama cried And picked me up with gloves Girls, they kick me in the eye Want answers to the tests When they get them they drive off And leave me home to rest Hold my head Make me warm Tell me I am loved Give me hope Let me cry Make me feel Give me touch The window's broken bleeding screaming Lying in the hall I'm gone no one remembers me A picture on the wall 'He was such a bright boy The future in his hands...' - Or a spineless human pinball Shot around by your demands Suicide suicide Goin' to sleep and when I die You'll look up and realize Then look down and wipe your eyes Then go back to your stupid lives Aw shit"
- The Dead Kennedys, "Straight A's"

"I don't need no booze or drugs, i just need a sip from my coffee mug!!!"
- The Descendents

"I don't wanna grow up"
- The Descendents

"I Like food, food tastes good. Juicy burgers, greasy fries, turkey legs and raw fish eyes. Teenage girl with ketchup too. Out of my way or i'll eat you! I'm gonna turn dining back into eating!"
- The Descendents

"Brains for breakfast, brains for lunch, brains for dinner, brains for brunch, brains at every single meal why can't we have some guts?"
- The Misfits

"Here I sit with no one near, I'm cryyyying in my beer. Love love love just ain't a game I play. Oh no, love love love just ain't a game I play."
- The Queers

"I don't want no Spaghettios!"
- The Ramones

"I heard that life is a wheel and you can't make is stop, if you try it'll flatten your head. It's a circle of shit, we're in the middle of it, but soon we'll all be dead like everybody else tha'ts ever lived before, the things you make fall to the floor. Nobody knows how hard you tried, it's been that way since the start of time. There was a caveman did some amazing things, but nobody here gives a fuck. And in a thousand years, they'll feel the same towards all the things you've done. So don't worry what might give you cancer, stay up nights just wanting answers. It's just a crap chute, but it's mostly crap. Things start out, they're so teriffic, they'll fuck up, it's scientific. Entropy, uncertainty, won't yield to you."
- The Vandals

"When I eat my food.....I love it."
- Two Hour Shower

"Time don't let it slip away, Raise your drinking glass Here's to yesterday"
- Aerosmith

"Hey man how you doing today?" "Not bad man I'm doing ok." "How about you, are you doing alright?" "Well I got into a fight with my girl friend last night." "Thats too bad, what was it about?" "I lost my job and she just found out." "Your honey got runny when the money got funny?" "My honey got runny when the money got funny."
- The Vandals

"In 5 billion years, the sun will explode (its in the Bible) its a fact!"
- The Vandals

"Approach your guitar intelligently, and if there are limits, don't deny them. Work within your restrictions. Somethings you can do better than others, some things you can't do as well. So accentuate the positive."
- Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 - June 30, 2001) Mister Guitar in Zen Guitar

"It takes a lot of devotion and work, or maybe I should say play, because if you love it, that's what it amounts to I haven't found any shortcuts, and I've been looking for a long time."
- Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 - June 30, 2001) Mister Guitar in Zen Guitar

"It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page."
- Joan Baez

"I am the ambassador of fucking-kick-your-assador"
- The Vandals

"School is practice for the future, and practice makes perfect and nobodys perfect so why bother"
- Tre Cool

"Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding thru the ruts. Don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts. Put your vision to reality, Yeah!"
- BOB MARLEY "from the song Wake up and Live"

"Don't forget your history Know your destiny In the abundance of water The fool is thirsty Rat race, rat race, rat race"
- BOB MARLEY "from the song Rat Race"

"If young love is just a game, I must have missed the kick-off"
-Blink-182

"Shut up when I'm talking to you"
-Linkin Park

"Don't ask me, I don't know"
-Ozzy Osbourne

"When that whole mad season comes around"
-Matchbox 20

"Fight like a brave don't be afraid no one can tell you, you got to be a brave"
-Red Hot Chili Peppers

"I think it's probably a good thing to be considered stable, but with a capacity for madness."
- Wayne Coyne, The Flaming Lips

"As long as there are kids who are pissed off and have no real way in venting out that anger, heavy metal will live on"
- Ozzy Osbourne

"I'm 24 years old, I've got a load a money, what am I gonna do, sit at home and twiddle me thumbs? No. I'm gonna go out and 'ave it."
- Liam Of Oasis

"If it has more than three chords, it's jazz."
- Lou Reed

"If it's too loud, turn it down."
- Weezer

"Nothing is so loud as hearing when we lie"
- Toad The Wet Sprocket - All I Want

"I'm looking California, but feeling Minnesota"
- Soundgarden

"There's nothing on top but a bucket and a mop and an illustrated book about birds. You'll see a lot up there but don't be scared. Who needs actions when you got words?"
- The Meat Puppets

"We came a long long way together / Ate the pills and killed the pinks / I have to celebrate it, baby / I've got to praise "Bob" like I should / I've got to praise "Bob""
- The Original Lyrics Of Fatboy Slim'S Massive Hit "Praise" Before Conspiracy Censors Had Their Say

"Sleep now in the fire"
-Rage Against The Machine

"She smokes a pack a day-wait that's me but anyway, she doesn't care a thing about that. Hey, she thinks i'm beautiful"
-Train

"Last night, I dreamt somebody loved me. No hope, No harm, just another false alarm."
- The Smiths

"We were children in our places with the world beneath our feet. Growing up was on our faces, I remember yours so sweet"
- The Supremes

"Different eyes see different things. Different hearts beat on different strings. But there are times for you and me when all such things agree."
- Rush

"The thing you learn is that popular music is easy. The song will play itself. So all you need to do is make it sing a little, make it human, and not fuck it up."
- Lou Reed

"Life is about the betterment of the human condition, stretching one's own mind, increasing social awareness, or even random acts of kindness that spill into the soul of humanity. This is why I play music."
- Mark Haugh, of Caroline's Spine

"We taught the mirror how to admire itself"
- Modest Mouse

"It is better to burn out then fade away ""
- Neil Young

"Sometimes the lights all shining on me and other times i can barely see, lately it occurs to me, what a long strange trip it's been."
- Grateful Dead

"Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. MUSIC IS BEST."
- Frank Zappa

"Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid."
- Frank Zappa

"Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid."
- Frank Zappa

"There's room at the top, they are telling you still. But First you must learn to smile as you kill."
- John Lennon, "Working Class Hero"

"To me, the nut of the thing is that if what you make is hard like a diamond, you can put it anywhere. You can put it up your ass and it will still be beautiful"
- Iggy Pop

"If ya ain't got it in ya, ya can't blow it out."
- Louis Armstrong

"When I open my eyes, I can only sigh, for what I see is contrary to my creed: and I must despise the world for not perceiving that music is a higher revelation than any wisdom or philosophy. It is the wine that inspires new creations, and I am the Bacchus, who presses out this wine for men, and makes them spiritually drunk; when they are sober they bring to shore all kinds of things which they have caught. God is nearer to me than to others. I approach him without fear, I have always known him. Neither am I anxious about my music, which no adverse fate can overtake, and which will free him who understands it from the misery which afflicts others."
- Ludwig Von Beethoven

"Been around the world and found that only stupid people are breeding, the cretins cloning and feeding, and I don't even own a TV."
- Harvey Danger, Flagpole Sitta

"When the good times come around, they gallup in like wild horses. You just try to stay on them for as long as you can. And when they throw you off....you just wait in the shade until they come around again."
- Jimmy Buffett

"You're the puzzle piece behind that couch who makes the sky complete."
- Lemonheads

"Does it mean this, does it mean that, that's all anybody wants to know. Fuck them, darling. I say what any decent poet would say if you dared ask him to analyse his work: If you see it, dear, then it's there."
- Freddie Mercury

"You thought I was a little girl, you thought I was a little mouse, you thought you'd take me by surprise. Now I'm here burning down your house."
- Garbage

"The whole business is built on ego, vanity, self-satisfaction, and it's total crap to pretend it's not."
- George Michael

"You treat a lady like a dame, and a dame like a lady."
- Frank Sinatra

"I'll always remember 1995 as the year I found out Star Trek wasn't real"
- Daniel Johns

"You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns when they all did tricks for you."
- Bob Dylan

"Candles are good as long as you're not me and you don't fall asleep and your house burns down."
- Daniel Johns, Silverchair

"So I turned myself to face me, but I've never caught a glimpse of how the others must see the faker. I'm much too fast to take that test."
- David Bowie, "Changes"

"It dont matter WHAT your doin, ust as long as you LOOK GOOD doin it"
- David Lee Roth

"Its whats on the record not what labels on it. You know, thats like getting a box of cornflakes and eating the cardboard."
- Elvis Costello

"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it's really a stupid thing to want to do."
- Elvis Costello

"Even in a perfect world, where everyone was equal I'd still own the film rights and be working on the sequal"
- Elvis Costello

"Beware of those angels with their wings glued on."
- Billy Corgan

"I wish I was a queer, so I could get chics. Chics dig guys that are queer, guys that dont like chics. Chics that don't dig guys like me. See I'm not a queer, I'm too ugly."
- Bloodhound Gang

"Come mothers and fathers throughout the land, and don't criticize what you can't understand. You're sons and your daughters are beyond you're command. You're old road is rapidly aging, please get out of the new one if you can't lend your hand, for the times they are a changin'."
- Bob Dylan

"I like to think of us as Clearasil on the face of the nation. Jim Morrison would have said that if he was smart, but he's dead."
- Lou Reed

"If you wanted to torture me, you'd tie me down and force me to watch our first five videos."
- Jon Bon Jovi

"I've outdone anyone you can name - Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Strauss. Irving Berlin, he wrote 1,001 tunes. I wrote 5,500."
- James Brown

"When I'm on stage, I'm trying to do one thing: bring people joy. Just like church does. People don't go to church to find trouble, they go there to lose it."
- James Brown

"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."
- Bob Marley

"He has a woman's name and wears makeup. How original."
- Alice Cooper, on Marilyn Manson

"During the 'whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa's' in 'Combination Of the Two,' I couldn't help but go to the mirror and pretend I was a wild woman like Janis, in a rock band."
- Joan Jett

"You got to have smelt a lot of mule manure before you can sing like a hillbilly."
- Hank Williams

"There's people making babies to my music. That's nice."
- Barry White

"Beware the lollipop of mediocrity; lick it once and you'll suck forever."
- Brian Wilson

"I taught them everything they know, but not everything I know."
- James Brown

"I'm not going to be joining ZZ Top. You know they can't play my stuff. It's too complicated."
- James Brown

"I'd rather be a musician than a rock star."
- George Harrison

"Critics don't buy records. They get 'em free."
- Nat King Cole

"I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to."
- Elvis Presley

"I want to do a musical movie. Like Evita, but with good music."
- Elton John

"The way to write American music is simple. All you have to do is be an American and then write any kind of music you wish."
- Virgil Thompson

"If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience."
- John Cage

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."
- Hunter S. Thompson


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