Love what you do and who you truly are. Be willing to die for it. If you are true to yourself, you can never go wrong— Frank Iero
The most sublime Frank Iero quotes that are free to learn and impress others
No one is born with hate in their heart.
Hate is something that has been taught. It is not an innate survival skill that we need; It is a form of stupidity that penetrates our minds and will eventually destroy us.
Emo always meant emotional. Any kind of art or music should be emotional. If its not, than it's pretty much just a jingle selling bleach or pizza.
The future’s too bright to dwell on the past. Life moves fast, run faster.
My tattoos are like a scrapbook of my life.
Sometimes you don't feel comfortable in your own skin, so covering it up with pictures helps
If you lose count of how many cookies you ate, the calorie intake ceases to exist. True story.
Every time somebody ever told you that you weren't gonna amount to anything, you know, that's your time to shine, you know? You can show everybody and prove to yourself what you're doing is real and that it counts and that it makes a difference.
The best music happens when you have a personal connection to it.
That same philosophy can extend to the instrument you hold in your hands: if a guitar means something special, you're bound to do great things with it.
I tend to really like things that are broken, I like the ones that are perfectly imperfect.
I made songs really for myself - I didn't ever expect to put it out there and make this a record for mass consumption, this was really just a way for me to get out of my own situation and reclaim that part of myself - so when making the songs, I wanted a testament to what I'd gone through, I wanted a snapshot of those moments.
I feel like you have to make art because you have to make it.
But the end result of it- that last stage- you have to show it to somebody else to hopefully get a rise or reaction out of them- [to see] if it’ll affect someone else.
Everything I've ever dreamed of, everything in my wildest dreams, is coming true.
My biggest addictions have been chocolate cake, mashed potatoes, and butter sandwiches.
About six years ago my family was affected by multiple sclerosis.
When my creative side isn't being fulfilled, I see it affect me in a negative way and I'm not able to become that father/husband/man that I want to be. So it's almost like this dark half that you have to satiate in order to become full, in order to become a good person.
I also remember the second band I was in ever.
We were called Hybrid. We got a show at this local street fair, and we were playing on the back of a flatbed truck. There was an ad in the paper, and it said that 'Hybird' is playing. I was so mad.
I think that's really the beauty of life, like, we're this collection of moments, this collection of experiences that we've had, or little tics that we've stolen from other people, it's like we're this amalgamation of all of that.
I don't understand how people can make such a fuss about people that are happy and in love, when there's people dying of hunger and war and they don't even notice that. I really don't understand that. That makes me so angry!
If you don't listen, you're never gonna learn.
I feel like with everything you do, everything you make, everything you experience, y'know, even the dumb stuff that you don't even really pay much attention to, like the mundane stuff that happens to you every day, it shapes the person who you are.
I have a split - of my real home-life side that's real-life, and then the creative side that is not necessarily real-life, but it intersects my real-life so much.
I've always been a fan of vinyl. There's something about the ritual of it. Something about it holds its gravity, for some reason. Sometimes you'll put on music and the music fades into the background. But when you take that vinyl out and put it down, the music becomes the conversation as opposed to being the soundtrack to it.
I think the fun thing about doing a project under your own name is that literally anything could be a follow up, it doesn't necessarily need to be a record, it could be film related, it could be book related, it could be anything.
It's always awkward to pretend to play. I feel like Ashlee Simpson. Oooh, zing.
It could be anything, give a homeless guy a sandwich, help an old lady across the street like anything to make this world a better place. If everybody just did one good thing for another person like a selfless good deed just think about how much a better place this would be.
At times, it could be a bit difficult to understand everything that's being said when just listening, but I wanted the lyrics to be the first impression.
My first show was when I was a high school freshman, but it was at the junior class dance. My older friend and bandmate booked it.
Sometimes it's a little overwhelming to take on other people's stories, that's just the kind of person I am, maybe I'm empathetic to a fault, I internalize a lot, so it can be a bit hard sometimes, but I understand that that's what they need, and if I can do it, then I'll do it, but if I can't, then I'll try to take a knee.
Having kids had a big effect on me, but nothing more than when they started to get older- that really made me realize how fleeting each moment is.
When you break it all down, my punk rock is my dad's blues.
It's music from the underground, and it's real, and it's written for the downtrodden in uncertain times.
I love players like Thurston Moore. I mean, you can put notes down on a sheet of paper, and if you practice and get your chops up, you can play like an Eddie Van Halen or a Steve Vai. But nobody can do what Thurston Moore does; he's his own guy. He talks through his instrument in a language that's all his own.
Even as a kid- do all kids think about this? I hope they don’t, I hope my kids don’t think about this- I was always thinking about, "Well, what are we doing? What is this all about?"
These days, all we hear about is that the industry is in trouble.
Everybody is so scared, but our mission statement is having no fear.
Publishing the lyric books, poetry or comics of other musicians I know.
That's the thing I really want to break into!
People don't always realize that a record is forever.
It'll always be there under your name. You've got to be certain that it's right.
No one is born with hate in their heart.
To kill the misconception, I don’t think the songs we wrote before ‘Danger Days’ are bad songs by any means. In fact, I kinda think some of them are among my favorites we have ever written. A lot of them are kinda f—ing rad… they just so happened to have been created in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and we as their parents were not ready to raise them just yet… and so they sat and waited.
I've always been a fan of the band setting.
I've always been a believer in bands, and I've always been in bands. That's where my comfort zone is. So to stand outside of that, that was never my intention or goal. I never had the dream of, 'I'm gonna go into all these bands as a spring board for my solo work.' But life takes you on different journeys sometimes. I ended up playing a bunch of songs and some of them I really liked.
Anytime you put yourself in a creative box, it's going to stifle you;
it's not conducive to the writing or recording process.
Things don't happen to you, they happen for you.
There's lots of bands where somebody will write lyrics and somebody else will sing them. It works for a lot of people, but that feels weird to me. I don't mean this in a bad way at all but it just feels fake.. I guess in my heart of hearts, whether the person has a good voice or not I want [the songs] to come from them. I don't know why.
Every experience that you have is important.
If I couldn’t play, I wouldn’t be alive.
My name is Frank Iero and I hate mushrooms.
All mushrooms. No matter how they're prepared, I feel like they're all slimy and they taste like dirt.
The messenger is not as important as the message.
I started thinking about how life is a lot like getting pushed out of a plane.
You didn't ask to be here, none of us did. But we're all careening through space towards an eventual end that no one's gonna be able to put off. That's the only thing that's definite, this impact. So I started to think about how a lot of us fall at an incredible velocity, and it's over in the blink of an eye.
I've been really fortunate where I've made stuff that connects to people on a positive level, and that makes me feel really good, but I can't feel comfortable in dictating what they're supposed to feel out of it, nor am I a professional in something where I can really help people any farther than creating the things that I make to help myself.
You can only hold on to something for so long and enjoy it just by yourself, what's the point? It's very selfish. For better or for worse, I feel like the point of all of this is to make someone feel something.
Normally you'll have a structure to a song.
You'll have an intro to a verse to a pre-chorus to a chorus, kinda repeat that, maybe there's a bridge, then you'll go out on a chorus - that's the quintessential song structure - sometimes you might do a fake-out, re-do a pre-chorus but the chorus doesn't come until later, but for the most part you follow these tried and true structures.
I like taking my time and seeing the things around me and appreciating the now.