I don't want you to play me a riff that's going to impress Joe Satriani; give me a riff that makes a kid want to go out and buy a guitar and learn to play.— Ozzy Osbourne
The most joyful Ozzy Osbourne quotes that are proven to give you inner joy
I can honestly say, all the bad things that ever happened to me were directly, directly attributed to drugs and alcohol. I mean, I would never urinate at the Alamo at nine o'clock in the morning dressed in a woman's evening dress sober.
I was curious, given the swimming pools of booze I’ve guzzled over the years - not to mention all of the cocaine, morphine, sleeping pills, cough syrup, LSD, Rohypnol… there’s really no plausible medical reason why I should still be alive. Maybe my DNA could say why.
My son Jack just got out of rehab, he's 17 years old and he got hooked on Oxycontin and I'm just a little pissed off that he never gave me a few.
Hating people isn’t a productive way of living.
So what’s the point in hating anyone? There’s enough hate in the world as it is, without me adding to it.
You've got to believe in yourself, or no one will believe in you.
Imagination is like a bird on the wing, flying free for you to use.
I'm just a dreamer I dream my life away i'm just a dreamer Who dreams of better days
Ozzy is a powerful and attractive man. When I grow up I want to be Ozzy.
I'm not a musician - I'm a ham.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
Tony Iommi - the undisputed king of demonic heavy rock riffs.
In this area, no one had never surpassed him.
Let me explain something to you - you have not been standing in front of thirty thousand decibals for thirty-five years - write me a note!
Take my hand and we'll go riding through the sunshine from above.
We'll find happiness together in the summer skies of love.
If I could have just one more wish, I'd wipe the cobwebs from my eyes.
You learn who your friends are when the sh-t hits the fan.
Did you know that the percentage of young people in the crucial 'youthquake' age bracket of 15 to 24 was higher in 1973 than in 1967 ? Therefore it was glam rock that ended the war in Vietnam.
I always feel like I am on the dark side of the tracks. I feel I'm no good. I can't read.
It had a huge impact on me, ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ – and I was very proud when I found out that Kurt Cobain was a fan of mine. I thought he was awesome.
International rock star - gravy maker extraordinaire.
I don't know who Ozzy is. I wake up a new person every day.
At 18, if someone had said to me, "I think you should go to rehab and get cleaned up," I would have thought, "You're fucking mad."
It's all part of my journey - I've done a lot of stupid things, but you learn by your mistakes.
I am going through changes
It was always fun in the early days of Black Sabbath, when I stayed away from heavy drugs. Then someone gave me cocaine and I went, "Hallelujah!" I thought I'd found the meaning of life!
I'm hoping to do a Broadway musical on the life of Rasputin.
He's someone I can definitely identify with.
The most unbelievable thing about my behaviour is that I was convinced it was entirely f**king normal.
I'm out doing my deal, I'm turning people on.
What's wrong with taking people away from their everyday mundane situation and having a good, fun night for an hour and a half at a rock'n'roll scene?
Somebody said to me this morning, 'To what do you attribute your longevity?' I don't know. I mean, I couldn't have planned my life out better. By all accounts I should be dead! The abuse I put my body through: the drugs, the alcohol, the lifestyle I've lived the last 30 years!
I remember what a thrill it was to go from the back streets of Birmingham to Madison Square Garden in New York...it's like playing on Mars. You can't buy that.
I've listened to Preachers, I've listened to fools.
I've worshipped the dropouts, who've made their own rules.
I don’t know whose brilliant idea that was, but it wasn’t mine, that’s for sure.
I think MTV should consider using subtitles.
Half the time, even I can't understand what the fu*k I'm talking about.
My philosophy is if you're happy being a born - again Christian, if you're happy being a Roman Catholic, if you're happy being a Jew or Moslem ... great!! I'm happy being Ozzy.
I do miss the social aspect of sitting in a pub with a pint but you know what when I get down to it I never went for a pint. I went to a pub to get f**ked up. If it was just going for a pint that would be ok but once I start I just can't stop.
Chocolate thickens the saliva, which isn't good news if you've gotta recite Shakespeare or sing Iron Man. Having said that, you're not supposed to drink tea either but I still do before gigs. It's not very rock and roll, but it's like a magic potion to me.
Occasionally, I go off the rails. I once nearly killed somebody once - it wasn't funny. I am a lunatic. The pressure of work, the pressure - everyone has a stop valve, and I don't have one.
As long as there are kids who are pissed off and have no real way in venting out that anger, heavy metal will live on.
You can choose, don't confuse, win or lose, it's up to you.
Sabbath were a hippy band. We were into peace.
I've been in rehabs with hardcore heroin addicts who say, 'I've kicked the heroin, but I can't let go of the tobacco.' I haven't smoked a cigarette in a long time. I like being clean now.
My idea of what God should be is a good guy.
I don't think there's any good in killing people in the name of your God.
Tell me where do I belong in a sick society?
We were always told we were one step behind Deep Purple, one step behind Led Zeppelin, one step behind everybody. Our manager didn't want to let us know how popular we were. It's only after we did Ozzfest that people started telling me stuff. I thought they were taking the piss. People would come up to me and go, "Respect."
I suppose there's a lot of people that've got a better life than me.
But I don't know, I feel very fortunate and very blessed.
I was never good at sports. I was never good at exams, because they didn't understand dyslexia.
The road to nowhere leads to me.
Black Sabbath wasn't like the Bon Jovis of the time.
We were just a bunch of guys that were against the grain of society. And we sung about things that people thought back then.
A Christian man is a man who is within himself, who puts out good vibes.
Jesus Christ was the original rock'n'roll star.
He gave people reasons to live in the rut they were living in. He was the first man to say, "You don't have to have human sacrifices, 'cause human sacrifices hurt somebody, you know?" Just believe in the spirit that is within you.
Condemned to violence, arrested by pain. Inside the soul lies a man insane.