I find drug use disrespectful, self destructive and weak. I want no part of it. I believe in complete respect for myself and others.— Davey Havok
The most emotional Davey Havok quotes that will activate your desire to change
I became a vegetarian out of compassion for animals and to live as healthy as possible. I realized soon after that I was truly concerned with nonviolent consumption and my own health, a vegan diet was the best decision.
As you get older you will gain a bit more control over everything.
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. I truly hope you enjoy the new record.
The people who send us fan mail written in blood say the nicest things, so it doesn't freak us out too much.
I'm an extremist, I have to deal with my own extreme personality, and I walk the fine line of wanting to die and wanting to be the ruler of it all.
Animals are sentient creatures. I love them very much. I do not feel that we have the right to torture, murder, and abuse them for our own disgusting dietary and fashion wants and needs.
Usually, old ladies tell me to find Jesus.
Look, I'm just trying to find some chai and a good vegan muffin.
One time I was singing along with a boy that looked like me in the crowd and he pushed away the mic and started making out with me and accidently bit my lip and I had to get stitches.
Personally I have never found the practice of recreational drug use appealing.
In fact, I have always found the lifestyle and the people who surround it to be abhorrent.
I'm a moron because I don't want to lie in a gutter puking over myself... yeah right
I've heard there are vegan corn dogs - I don't know if that's true but, jeez, I'd love to eat one of them.
Personally I have my own political views and being straight-edge I'm happy to talk about that, but the music that always meant the most to me, was more emotional.
As far commercial success, I don't think that's a focus but it's not that we don't enjoy that. It's not something you can attempt and achieve.
It's a wonderful side effect of what we're doing, to give someone the strength to come out of the closet to their family, or simply present themselves aesthetically in a way they feel happy with, whether or not their friends are going to be allowed to like them anymore.
As far as vocal preparation goes, it's really an interesting thing for such a fragile instrument and using it properly is like walking a tightrope. I have learned not to do extensive warm-ups. It's really more of a cerebral mind-body connection Zen hippy thing, just knowing your body and figuring out if I do that then I will be able to speak tomorrow.
I don't really like to infuse music with politics - but I wouldn't say as a general statement that it shouldn't be.
I find drug use disrespectful, self-destructive, and weak. I want no part of it.
I heard recently that I used to date Patrick Swayze.
I really think for the good of this world that, if I could have it my way, the whole world would be vegan and straightedge. So that's why I feel it's important to create an awareness of this lifestyle, create an awareness of the choices people make. To bring awareness about those lifestyles can bring a positive change, if only on the level of an individual.
I mean that'd be great if we could continue to be staples of alt-rock radio.
I don't take that for granted.
That type of autograph, pictures and apparel thievery was not part of what I grew up with. I loved the artists and their music. I would be thrilled to meet them, but the thought of getting a scribble or stealing an article of clothing never occurred or appealed to me.
I just heard a story from someone the other day where somebody was beaten up by Christians for wearing one of our shirts. Of course, that's a very Christian thing to do.
I attribute a lot of the success to Live 105, of course, because it's something they've nurtured and grown.
But when I cut off my hair I even had friends not recognize me.
I'm Davey. I sing, make faces and swing from trees.
I am a vegan out of my love and respect for animals, as well as respect for myself.
People do get ridiculed for liking us or because they look the way they do and they're a part of what we do.
I grew up watching MTV, so it's very surreal to me to think that there might be someone out there watching MTV, looking at us the way I used to look at Davis Madonna and Duran Duran videos.
For us, the pressure comes from internal matter of having recorded eight records.
When I was sent to public school, I was relieved that I could wear what I wanted to wear.
There are only a few places that I go where people recognize me anyway.
I have to be at the right place, in the right city. It's not really that much of an issue.
I was the freak who moved into the nice neighborhood.
I can't think of anything that people probably wouldn't already have heard of.
Look at who people are elevating and deifying in the public eye, and ask yourself what those people have done to receive such lauding and what it is they haven't. When you look at that you say, okay, are these people being revered for something of merit, or are they completely hallow? Or even worse, are they being revered for something that is actually destructive?