We`re not here for a long time, we`re here for a good time / Reach For the Sky, 'cause tomorrow may never come.

— Mike Ness

The most thrilling Mike Ness quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual

Best things in life aren't things.


I got tattoos for purely antisocial reasons, and now people do it for social acceptance. I miss the individualism.


Whether you're going through fear, whether you're going through pain, or whether you're going through anything, love is the best healer and the most powerful thing in the world.


I do know that love, whether you're giving it or receiving it, or both, it is the ultimate healer.


No one would barbecue their family dog. Why is a cow or a pig or a chicken different?


The attitude is in my personality. It's going to come out in the songs no matter what. If you're pushing the vocal constantly at 10, there's no room for any dynamics. There's no room for any variation in tone. There's no room for anything.


I feel that if you're in the public eye in any way that you do have a little bit of influence on people.


As time goes on you are given responsibility and other things to deal with.

You become a husband and a father and there's another shirt of stuff.


You have to be open, and being open is a daily challenge, I think.


I was taught early on in my recovery that, 'Pain is good. Extreme pain is extremely good.'


I do feel like, now, approaching fifty, I am definitely at a crossroads and having to reevaluate things and look at things. It's time for more change, and that's good.


I wake up to my three dogs and my wife in bed and the kids, and those are the best gifts that I have.


About Mike Ness

Quotes 21 sayings
Profession Guitarist
Birthday April 3, 1962

There's something about playing every night, it becomes easy and it becomes fun.

I love being up there and playing for different crowds every night.


I think you never want to limit yourself to one style of anything.

Why put those limitations on yourself?


There are those uncomfortable things that've passed that you have to deal with or they define you, like childhood trauma. Like when I'm lost, I just feel like somewhere along the line, if you've gone through any childhood trauma, it makes you lose your essence and it takes a while to get that back. There are certain things about that that push my buttons.


Stop contemplating and start celebratingYeah, you gotta live before you die.


I've never been a flag waver, but I can lead by example.


I went to yoga for six months straight, but that was about five years ago! I've been trying to get back. I probably could've seen the President five times, it'd be easier than it has been to get back to yoga!


I think, honestly, that ego makes you most vulnerable.

When you are in humility you are much more comfortable, open and okay with BEING vulnerable, whereas the ego is the protecter, and even though you think you're protecting, I think you are more vulnerable if you're in ego.


When I see everyone doing the same thing, I want to do the opposite.