A kid once said to me "Do you get hangovers?" I said, "To get hangovers you have to stop drinking.

— Lemmy Kilmister

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I don't do regrets. Regrets are pointless. It's too late for regrets. You've already done it, haven't you? You've lived your life. No point wishing you could change it.


Apparently people don't like the truth, but I do like it;

I like it because it upsets a lot of people. If you show them enough times that their arguments are bullshit, then maybe just once, one of them will say, 'Oh! Wait a minute - I was wrong.' I live for that happening. Rare, I assure you


All you got in life is your honor, man, your own self-image, your own self-respect. If you lose that, or if you give it away or if you sell it, then you ain't got it no more.


There are a lot of good books around.

People don't read any more. It's a sad state of affairs. Reading's the only thing that allows you to use your imagination. When you watch films it's someone else's vision, isn't it?


Safe sex, safe music, safe clothing, safe hair spray, safe ozone layer.

Too late! Everything that's been achieved in the history of mankind has been achieved by not being safe.


My entire social life is spent in bars, so I don't see giving up drinking as a viable option. Could you see me saying, 'Tomato juice please?'


It seems that our brave new world is becoming less tolerant, spiritual and educated than it ever was when I was young.


As you go through life's rich tapestry, you realize that most people you meet aren't fit to shine your shoes. It's a sad fact, but it's true. A good friend is someone who'd hide you if you were on the run for murder. How many of them do you know?


Inherited hatred (i.e. hatred your parents schooled you in) is not only stupid, it is destructive - why make your only driving force hate? Seems really f***ing dumb to me.


People don't want to see the guy next door on the stage, they want to see a being from another planet. You want to see somebody you'd never meet in ordinary life.


Every generation thinks they are stronger than the generation before it.

They think, "It can't happen to me." In the past people have died making that same mistake.


People changing because they think they should is not a good idea, because I just don't think they should, really.


About Lemmy Kilmister

Quotes 55 sayings
Profession Musician
Birthday December 24, 1945

...what happened in New York and Washington is the same thing that England and America did to Berlin every day for three years during World War II -- and Germany did the same thing to England.


You haven't been soiling your soul in public for years like we have.


[My favorite decade] probably the '60s, because there were hardly any rules and heroin hadn't shown up, so people hadn't started dying. It was incredibly upbeat, and we almost did change the world. I guess that was the best one .


I climbed down the outside of a Holiday Inn once just to surprise one of my crew by getting on his balcony and knocking on his window.


I guess when you're young you have tunnel vision.


Eric Clapton wrote "Layla" when he was coked out of his mind. Later on, it nearly killed him.


Randy [ Rhoads] had small hands. Boy, could he play guitar. He became an even better guitar player after he died.


I hate heroin. It killed off a lot of my generation. It killed off a lot of my friends. Now this generation is getting killed off again. I can't believe it. How many dead bodies do we need to have piled up?


It became kind of a fad in the late '70s to try to help people wake up out of comas by hearing things that they liked. I remember we sent out about six tapes. We heard that we were this one kid's favorite band so we sent a tape that said, "Hey this is Motörhead. It's time to wake up."


You've got to try to figure out which is the bigger benefit and which is the bigger loser. It nearly killed him [Eric Clapton ]; he was in a very, very bad way for a long time, but he came through it. Most people don't come through it because they don't have the money to buy the people to look after them.


It is a well-known mystery that guitar players suddenly get better once they are dead. Buddy Holly was the first. Stevie Ray Vaughan is known by a lot more people than had ever heard of him when he was alive.


People lose their lives in the drug wars and you don't have to prove it to yourself because others have proved it for you.


We know what we are doing by now.We seem to make an album every 18 months or so and I think every band should do that. We're not writing "Sgt. Pepper" every time; we are writing straight ahead rock n' roll.


He [Randy Rhoads] was really a good guy. I never could get over how incredibly little he was.


It was just a mercy f**k, as it was our 30th anniversary.

They gave Grammy to us for a cover of somebody else's song. It would have a lot more meaning if it had been for one of our songs.


When George [Harrison] died the guards at Buckingham Palace played a medley of George's songs during the changing of the guard; that sort of thing never happens.


We were nominated [for Grammy] once before for our album 1916.

We were up against Metallica at the time and they had just sold a quarter of a zillion albums.


I have done interviews in the past, and they cut everything out except for the outrageous line, and then they take it out of context.


How many times can a rock star go over the top on drugs? How many times can a rock star be unfaithful to his old lady? It is really fu**ing boring, and that is what they do over and over and over. They just print the same sh*t.


If I hadn't been living here [in America], do you think we would have gotten a Grammy? No chance.


It will be funny in about 10 years.


It's just that I am too old now to chase all the woman involved; which just seems a shame.


In my life so far, I have discovered that there are really only two kinds of people: those who are for you, and those who are against you. Learn to recognize them, for they are often and easily mistaken for each other.


We never played China, India or Africa.

We also haven't played Russia enough. I would love to play those places.


We never nicked stuff from other bands because that was a no-no because we were all in the same boat. You don't steal from the poor because, let's face it, they're poor. There's no sense in that.


Daily papers in England used to have an entire page of the paper dedicated to what the Beatles had done the day before.


Sex, death and war. And justice. There's no shortage of lyrics there.


Music had been going on a long time before that.

You have to remember that before rock n' roll there were a bunch of jazz musicians all doing heroin. That sh*t has been around a long time.


We sent out tapes to the others but they didn't wake up.

It was worth it just to have one kid wake up. I got to meet him after he woke up.


I have never been married, but that doesn't mean that I didn't mate.

As you get older you get too many bad habits. Who is ever going to put up with me?


The Beatles had an influence on everybody.

You have to realize what an incredible explosion the Beatles were.


Born to lose. Live to win.


Don't look to me. Don't ask for help. Don't ask for anything that you can do yourself


They [The Beatles] were the first band to not have a lead singer in the band.


If you think you are too old to rock 'n roll, then you are.


Reading's the only thing that allows you to use your imagination.


They [The Beatles ] were the first band to write their own songs in Britain because we always just covered American songs before that.