One time we saw some hookers but when we got closer we realized it was Motley Crue.

— James Hetfield

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Nothing can duplicate the sheer power and feeling you get from standing in front of your amp and bashing on your guitar.

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It's a good feeling, that you can put your heart out there, no matter how black it is, and people can understand it.

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I'd like to have a beer-holder on my guitar like they have on boats.

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Life is for my own to live my own way.

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There is something powerful in Metallica, a will, a drive.

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Nothing's really a prized possession except my family, you know?

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Every time I'd go out drinking I was looking for something new.

But it was the same every time. I'd wake up in some bed with some person, I had a hangover and a show to do. And the truth is, it was the same every time. But now life is... pretty interesting without the alcohol.

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If you're into what you're playing, that's the most important thing.

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I have the best job in the world. I'm able to express myself, and people attach themselves to it if they identify with it. Music certainly is a driving force in my life. There's not a moment where I'm not in it.

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My vocals are bad, I can't sing, hey man, I wouldn't ask you to do a drum roll if your arm was falling off.

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There was so much good and different music back then and you'd just keep moving through it and discovering more new stuff. I went through my Black Sabbath phase before I even started playing guitar.

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Authority pisses me off. I think everyone should be able to drink and get loud whenever they want.

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About James Hetfield

Quotes 63 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

The fans like the idea we do what we want.

It's not an act. Screw the record company and the beaten path. Without MTV or radio, we still have a huge underground following.

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I'm married to Metallica.

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I'd much rather talk about guitar playing.

I hate it when people ask me about my lyrics. I always feel like telling them to just go and read them.

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Just like the poles of a magnet, some people are drawn to death and others are repulsed by it, but we all have to deal with it.

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We discovered how much money influences certain things work in United States.

How things might seem okay on the outside, but internally, they're corrupt.

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You want to hear vocals? Go sing it.

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No one but me can save myself though its too late, death greets me warm, now i will just say goodbye.

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Metallica is the world to me - it always has been, and that's not going to change. I'm married to Metallica.

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I don't remember doing anything else;

I don't remember not living in the studio. I'm itching for people to hear this album because I'm sick of hearing it myself.

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Metallica is a wonderful key to have on my key ring. I can go anywhere - it's great.

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Any time somebody is into your band that's a good thing.

And if they're in a really cool, really popular band, that's a better thing.

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It's all fun and games 'till someone loses an eye, then it's just fun you can't see.

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Deceit, Deceive, Decide just what you believe.

.. I see faith in your eyes, Never you hear the discouraging lies. I hear faith in your cries... Broken is the promise, Betrayal... The healing hand held back by the deepened nail... Follow the god that failed.

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I like a women who's got some balls, some strength.

As long as I can beat her at arm wrestling, that's fine.

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Live win, dare fail.

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Don't look back, because that's the sign of failure.

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If everyone was the same, it would be boring as sh*t

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I'm not generally a big solo guy, because I'm not into showing off that way.

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When you're an actor and you walk into a theatre where your movie is playing, you're kinda proud. "Look at my skill!"

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Every breath I take becomes deeper, and I become more confident of myself without my crutches. The lies I've filled my body and soul with aren't needed anymore. They're not welcome. I choose to live, not just exist.

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Every band that I've known that has done side projects or things like that - I don't respect them anymore.

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As far as artists and musicians, they don't retire. They might tour less.

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I associate times with certain music. It still is that for me. It's telling the story of our lives.

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Music was the voice I didn't have.

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Aqualung is one that my brother turned me onto.

It wasn't that hard-rocking, but Martin Barre had a really good sound. He knew what he was doing.

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It's good to listen to lots of different stuff, just whatever you like.

The first two records I ever bought were Alice Cooper, Killer and Jethro Tull, Aqualung. That's two weird records to begin with, but I think they hold up well.

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I was pretty quiet as a child.

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My lifestyle determines my deathstyle.

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I think it's very cool for the drummer to be set free from having to worry about holding down the beat every once in a while, though it's a little constricting.

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I'd rather regret doing something than not doing something.

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Rehab is like college for your head.

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The band? No way! There ain't no band. The band is not 'the band' right now. It's just three guys.

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Rap is just to me very annoying.

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When people start copying your style, you know that something must be happening.

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We do this basically for ourselves. People appreciate it, which is cool, but I think they appreciate that we're doing it for ourselves. We're doing it our way, and how people like it is not up to us. We like it.

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My whole life was duality: Here's my life at home, here's my life on the road.

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People always complain about something.

If you face yourself and stand up strong, you're OK. You can't go wrong.

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