You know what's the worst? Being a 16 year old girl who loves a famous Singer, not solely for his looks, but because you truly believe he is talented and devoted and you agree deeply with his message. Because no matter how intelligently and fully you can express that, people will assume you're just a silly teenager who thinks a famous guy is cute.— Anthony Kiedis
The most delighting Anthony Kiedis quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual
It is difficult to recognize true love, the one which you feel for the other person, when for years the girls, even more than one per night, after concerts would sneak in our beds and were willing to do everything - group sex also - just to stay with Anthony Kiedis and the Red Hot.
It seems like the chaos of this world is accelerating, but so is the beauty in the consciousness of more and more people.
As long as a person is breathing, there is hope for them.
I don't even bother trying to picture a perfect world, because I don't think that perfection is something to strive for. I prefer imperfection. That's what makes things special. You know, things that change
Sometimes, out of really horrible things come really beautiful things.
Once I opened my mind to the concept of a greater power, I never struggled with it. Everywhere I went, I felt and saw the existence of a creative intelligence in this universe, of a loving power larger than myself in nature, in people, everywhere.
Every true artist is at war with the world.
I think art is inherently nonviolent and it actually occupies your mind with creation rather than destruction.
Death by evaporation. May the saltwater wind that gets shot out of a barreling wave blow me away like an old puffy dandelion into the sky.
I'm very aware of the chemistry. It's something you can't take for granted. I'm very thankful for it and I recognise the power of its reality in all of our lives. Some people don't and it's a mistake not to because people throw away god-given special chemistry that's very rare, very hard to find.
I've been vegetarian since the 80s and, lately, even vegan.
And I once happened to witness the slaughter of a cow. What atrocity must undergo an animal to satisfy the appetite of those fat men who eat hamburgers!
Just the kind of girl I liked—the weirdo in the bunch.
This Life is More than Just a read through.
As a father now, I wouldn't do what my dad did, because it left me feeling emotionally unstable as a kid. But he didn't do the things he did out of selfishness or malice.
Sometimes life's so much cooler when you just don't know any better and all the painful lessons have not hammered your head open yet.
When you start putting pen to paper, you see a side of your personal truth that doesn't otherwise reveal itself in conversation or thought.
I'm still a little bent, a little crooked, but all things considered, I can't complain.
I'm probably not long-term-relationship material for now.
The fact that I was a junkie for a long time is only one slice of my own personal pie, which is made up of a lot of different slices.
That's a spiritual lifestyle, being willing to admit that you don't know everything and that you were wrong about some things. It's about making a list of all the people you've harmed, either emotionally or physically or financially, and going back and making amends. That's a spiritual lifestyle. It's not a fluffy ethereal concept.
Time and distance have a way of playing tricks with your best intentions.
I would consider him definitely one of my very best friends and I know he feels the same about me. We have a lot of love and respect.
Adolescence is such a fun time in your life, because you think you know it all, and you haven’t gotten to the point where you realize that you know almost nothing.
I don't worry about new young bands. The bounty of life is infinite and so is music and so are opportunities.
I had seen these transformations, people who had lost their will to live, coming back from their zombie states and radiating a new life force from their eyes.
You know I love pot, and I love beer, but I am totally sober, just because it completely stopped working for me.
Buddhism helps me to have a healthy relationship with my body and spirit.
Music itself was color-blind but the media and the radio stations segregate it based on their perceptions of the artists.
She wasn't about to go down that road herself, which was a testament to her spiritual awakening and her commitment to sanity. It was a real blessing that she didn't follow me, because oftentimes, people go out together and one comes back and the other doesn't. Or both of them never do.
Why should we think nudity is such a revolting thing in a land where there is so much violence and corruption and racism and hatred? Nudity seems like a welcome relief from all the bullshit in life.
I knew there was never anyone to blame when people get into drugs.
They're always responsible for their own behavior, and it's not the dealer, it's not the friend, it's not the bad influence, it's not the childhood.
We did that with people like Chris Rock, Woody Harrelson, and the environmentalist Julia Butterfly Hill.
I was like a clock that had exploded- my springs were hanging out, my hands were cockeyed, and my numbers were falling off.
We used to fight to the death but we tried the experiment, rolled the dice and like we got.
Honestly, I'm really just a teddy bear.
Writing music always happened for me in periods when I wasn't under the influence of mind-altering substance.
It's weird, I was such a survivor and so wanted to be a part of life while I was trying to snuff out the life that was inside of me. I had this duality of trying to kill myself with drugs, then eating really good food and exercising and going swimming and trying to be a part of life. I was always going back and forth on some level.
Give her the continent and she wanted the hemisphere.
I’m not a true vegan. I dabble in sustainable fish and dawdle in the consumption of eggs. Steak doesn’t speak to me, and tempeh is so-so. I’ll savor a solitary apricot that’s been kissed by my baby.
It takes away a lot of the thrill of killing yourself when people are looking for you and you're disappointing them, because it is a lot of fun when you're out there killing yourself.
Paul McCartney's dad told him that when he was a kid.
"Son, play the piano and when you go to parties, the girls will come to you."
We've just learned how to balance ourselves a little better so that we're happier way more of the time than not, and, you know, being happy is a radical and desirable act if you ask me.
She was probably the girl I loved the most of all my girlfriends, but also the toughest one to make things work out with. If I had put that much effort into any of my other relationships, I'd be married with five kids now.
My guys studied music from a young age and I did not so I think, like, adding the idiot to the table of very talented musicians gave us a unique rub.
You're not getting the b-level tunes.
Our most recent producer, Danger Mouse, was quite sure about that. So you're getting the best of the best, the cream of the cream of what we have to offer.
In terms of having high hopes that the level of consciousness will get higher and higher, yeah.
Also, we're all actually different blood types and we have one represented by each guy in the band.
My sobriety isn't up for discussion, but as for vices, I seem to hack away at them with my invisible machete from dawn till dusk. The vice of 'more' is an ongoing theme.
When you realize that there's a name and a description for this condition that you thought was insanity, you've identified the problem, and now you can do something about it.