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25 of my favourite musician quotes

Updated on May 11, 2011

1. Every city in the world always has a gang, a street gang, or the so-called outcasts. Jimi Hendrix

2. I was trying to do too many things at the same time, which is my nature. But I was enjoying it, and I still do enjoy it.
Jimi Hendrix

3. I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to.
Jimi Hendrix

4. If I'm free, it's because I'm always running. Jimi Hendrix

5. If it was up to me, there wouldn't be no such thing as the establishment. Jimi Hendrix

6.   Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot.  Bob Dylan

7.   This land is your land and this land is my land, sure, but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyway. Bob Dylan

8.  Don't matter how much money you got, there's only two kinds of people: there's saved people and there's lost people. Bob Dylan

9. Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny. Bob Marley

10. Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!  Bob Marley

11.  Man is a universe within himself. Bob Marley

12. Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
Kurt Cobain

13. I started being really proud of the fact that I was gay even though I wasn't. Kurt Cobain

14. If you die you're completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I'm not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I've got. Kurt Cobain

15. I'm too busy acting like I'm not Naïve. I've seen it all, I was here first. Kurt Cobain

16. I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
Kurt Cobain

17. I was looking for something a lot heavier, yet melodic at the same time. Something different from heavy metal, a different attitude. Kurt Cobain

18. Love is like a flower, give it time and it will grow. John Lennon

19. If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace John Lennon

 20. I opened the door for a lot of people, and they just ran through and left me holding the knob. Bo Diddley

Maynard James Keenan from Tool & A Perfect Circle

21. I think people in general have neglected to learn about history.
. Maynard Keenan

22. Because you might get something out of the music that you might not get from thinking about it, and watching the words go by. Maynard Keenan

23. If the education of our kids comes from radio, television, newspapers - if that's where they get most of their knowledge from, and not from the schools, then the powers that be are definitely in charge, because they own all those outlets Maynard Keenan

24.    There`s a difference between being a poseur and being someone who`s so emotionally challenged they`re kind of just doing their best to show you what they`ve got

25.     I like to make videos because I like to see visuals to our music, but the last video was just what our record label thought what was MTV wanted to see, and I will never ever ever do that again. Our label [Maverick] is really cool, they don't really tell us to do anything, but this last video we made they finally asked a favor of us, and it was a really one sided version of what we are all about. It was all this artsy, gay shit, and Im not really into that. Im more into the harsh, brash parts of life that are just reality. Im about to make a video myself and direct it for a song called "Around the Fur" it'll be just crazy, and MTV Im sure wont play it because you cant show that kind of stuff on TV.
Chino Moreno (Deftones)

So that's the end of my favourite quotes, I know there will be people saying, why's he included them and why hasn't he included these, but as the title says 'My favourite' that is what I have done. However I did try to include a variety of personalities and I think there is something here for everyone. Hope you enjoyed, feel to add your own in the comments section.


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