When you walk through a bad neighborhood, you don't want a poodle by your side. You want a Rottweiler.

— Gene Simmons

The most jaw-dropping Gene Simmons quotes that will inspire your inner self

Life is too short to have anything but delusional notions about yourself.


I'm forbidden fruit. Once you go to certain households, mommy doesn't want you to see that dirty man who sticks his tongue out and spits out blood and all that stuff.


Rock is about finding who you are. You don't necessarily have to play your instrument very well at all. You can just barely get by and you can be in a rock band.


The death of rock was not a natural death. Rock did not die of old age. It was murdered.


James Bond has a license to kill, rockstars have a license to be outrageous.

Rock is about grabbing people's attention.


It's hard to see your destination when you're focused on the cracks in the sidewalk.


When you really think about it, I'm not delusional enough to think that what I do is important to life as we know it on this planet. No. But neither is what you do.


I'm fascinated with myself and love hearing the sound of my own voice.

I'd like to hear what I have to say. A lot of people don't like being alone because they truly don't like themselves, but I love me.


There are many really stupid ideas that wind up being brilliant, if you can implement them.


The sad thing is most people have to check with someone before they do the things that make them happy. We're all passing through; the least we can do is be happy, and the only way to do that is by being selfish.


Music is the only industry where you don't need to know what you're doing to get ahead. Well, that and politics.


If you look at YOURSELF as the brand, then you will understand an intrinsic truth: People judge.


About Gene Simmons

Quotes 154 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

I was never interested in being a rock star. I always wanted to be Boris Karloff.


Women, you have all this power, I'm telling you.

In business, you have something called an inferred fiduciary duty to yourself. Look at the other hugely successful women in industry, commerce, science and everywhere else and you'll see women who are feminine, beautiful but also do not rely on men for their self-empowerment.


Belief is self-knowing. Even Yoda out of Star Wars said, 'Do or do not. There is no try.'


You can't start motoring up life's road until you get your buns in gear.


It's better to be an octopus than a fish.

If an octopus loses a tentacle to a predator, the octopus will survive with seven tentacles left for itself.


When I meet a woman, I don't think, 'Gee, I wonder if she's read the latest thesis by Stephen Hawking? I think, 'Great tits.'


Kiss is a Fourth of July fireworks show with a backbeat.


The makeup is simply an extension of the personality and colors, clothing, makeup all express something.


I don't wait for the calendar to figure out when I should live life.


I worship scones and danishes. If I never had another meal, I wouldn't care as long as I could eat pastries and jelly doughnuts.


Before a show, you might have aches or pains, or it's a bad rainy day, or it's too humid. We all complain about stuff. But... how do I put this poetically? Once it's the roar of the crowd and the smell of the greasepaint, forget it. Once the adrenaline kicks in and your chest expands, you forget about all that.


If you want to welcome me with open arms, I'm afraid you're also going to have to welcome me with open legs.


I'd like to think that the boring lady who's talking to me now is a lot sexier and more interesting than the one who's doing NPR. You know, studious and reserved, and - I bet you're a lot of fun at a party.


The most important word in American, in Western culture, is "I."


When you look at Clark Kent when he's working at the Daily Planet, he's a reporter. He doesn't fly through the air in his glasses and his suit.


People who are the salt of the earth get up and go to a job that they hate.


If you're the greatest, it's okay to say you're the greatest.

My suggestion to everybody is to be their own greatest fan. Weaker personas and personalities define that as egotistical or arrogant, but what it means is their self-esteem isn't that strong.


It's very professionally done, very clever songwriting.

I like Backstreet Boys more than 'N Sync, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, it's all very well done stuff. Much better than the Partridge Family and New Kids On The Block. I took my kids to see Backstreet Boys live and they flipped out


If you look at the CEOs of some the most successful companies in the world like IKEA, they never fly first class. They always go economy.


My mother had a horrific life. At fourteen, she was in the Nazi concentration camps. Her sense about life now is, every day above ground is a good day.


First, when I was 12, I saw a Spanish girl jumping rope.

I never saw her face, but it was still the most beautiful sight I'd ever seen.


Sugar-free ice pops are an invention of God.

They hardly have any calories since they're mostly water. I eat about 15 pops every two days.


Our perception of yesterday is the foundation for our expectations of tomorrow.


I know that you like to see a man in the kitchen, but I'm skeptical of men who cook. A man should be focusing his attention on the woman, and not what's on the stove.


I love money, I love women, I like to work hard and I don't use drugs.


The only jobs kids have are to do well in school, to be charming and polite, and be thankful. That's it. I'll house you, protect you, I'll even give my life for you, and in return, you will behave.


Unless you took courses in architecture, engineering, or pre-med, the rest of your liberal arts education hardly prepares you for life as the business warrior and champion you envision yourself to be.


Anyone who tells you they got into rock'n'roll for reasons other than girls, fame and money is full of s***.


It's in the history books, the Holocaust.

It's just a phrase. And the truth is it happened yesterday. It happened to my mother. I never met my grandfathers or my grandmothers. They were all wiped up in the gas chambers of Nazi Germany.


Rock stars are idiots. You know that! Remember this moron never went to music school, never learned music theory and can't read or write music. So why not be suspicious of everything this idiot says?


Your date will not be impressed by you throwing up on her brand-new shoes, as you spout poetic babblings that are meaningful only to you.


I voted for President Bush. I voted for President Clinton and although I do want my vote back, I voted for President Obama.


Never negotiate with kids. They don't have life experience, and they don't have repercussions for bad decisions; they still get fed and housed.


If a vacuum cleaner salesman rings your front door, he will be selling HIMSELF first. The vacuum cleaner is secondary.


I wanted to be in a band that gave bang for the buck.

I wanted to be in the band who didn't look like a bunch of guys who, you know, should be in a library studying for their finals.


Let's say you're a garage mechanic, and you have big dreams about opening up your own chain of branded garages around the country. Terrific.


When you're busy doing your own stuff it's like running a race.

You try not to look over your shoulder to see who else is in the race, you do the best you can.

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