Every band always tells you to raise your middle finger.

— Patrick Stump

The most mouth-watering Patrick Stump quotes that are proven to give you inner joy

When you have a bad day, a really bad day, try to treat the world better than it treated you.


No one's busy thinking bad things about you.

They're all too busy thinking bad things about themselves.


Sometimes before it gets better, the darkness gets bigger.

The person that you'd take a bullet for is behind the trigger.


Whatever notoriety Fall Out Boy used to have prevents me from having the ability to start over from the bottom again.


I'm very much a night person. Morning is a thing I only experience because I have to.


You could be your own spotlight!


When you make art, you get really invested in it.

When art happens by accident and you were just along for the ride? It's way more fun.


Speed is absolutely key to creativity.

The more time it takes to create something, the less likely you are to create something.


I don't mind critics. I mean, I wrote for Rolling Stone for a hot minute. I like criticism. I enjoy criticism. The thing I don't like is cruelty for cruelty's sake. You don't have to be a jerk to say something negative. You can say something in the negative sense and have class.


My bucket list is pretty much checked off.

But oh, we should play in space! Let's do that. We'll play in space, up on a satellite somewhere.


Quiet IS the new loud.


Self-deprecating or arrogant, it's all selfish.

Hard as it is, life's better when you spend more time on the rest of the world


About Patrick Stump

Quotes 91 sayings
Profession Singer-songwriter
Birthday April 27, 1984

I don't mind if someone thinks I'm a sell out.

I go to bed happy knowing I do what I do and I'm not doing anything for reasons of money, and if I were trying to pick up chicks, I'm doing a horrible job. And if I wanted to drive awesome cars, I'm doing a really bad job there too.


In Fall Out Boy, I noticed that I wasn't putting all that much soul into it.

It was just kind of screaming, I guess. I was just dying to get out of there!


I've learned a lot about things because of the Internet.

I'm happy with it, but it's a long road for me. I'm still definitely a little anti.


I definitely love kimchi. The biggest influence that eating so much Korean food growing up had on me was that I have no limit for spiciness. The hotter the better.


Good! Hang in there! It's normal! [Low self-esteem] Often it's a sign of intelligence (but don't let that go to your head haha)


I love playing our older songs along with newer ones but If all I have is my old stuff, I quit. Creating is more rewarding.


I think writing is a much more personal thing.


Stray thought for the day: Putting boundaries on how punk should sound/look is the least punk rock thing one can do. Be yourself=Very punk.


There are two types of bands - there are the ones that are basically solo projects anyways, where there's clearly the one guy who's driving the ship and everyone else is just along for the ride. And then there was my band, where you have a few very disparate-taste, creative people who kind of meet in the middle somewhere.


I love Korean food, and it's kind of like home to me.

The area that I grew up in outside Chicago, Glenview, is heavily Korean. A lot of my friends growing up were Korean and when I would eat dinner at their houses, their parents wouldn't tell me the names of the dishes because I would butcher the language.


I was going to record a solo album when I was 15 on a four-track.

I started working on it, but then Fall Out Boy happened. The band was awesome and took me in a totally different direction. I don't regret it at all, but the band delayed the record I had been planning.


I was talking to my grandpa last Thanksgiving.

He pulled me aside and was like, "This Thanksgiving is the 150th for the Vaughn family in Chicago." I was like, "Cool, whatever," but I think when you have a culture like that, you should have a real appreciation for it. My family's been there forever and I don't want to leave.


All of the agreed-upon pariahs throughout pop-culture history put their identities into the thing we decry. And yet we derive our own identities from the act of hating. We connect on the things we are disappointed in. Some may argue that nothing in history gathers a crowd like complaining about Lady Gaga's meat dress.


Steven Tyler isn't in Aerosmith anymore, but his gravestone will probably say something about Aerosmith.


I don't like to Google myself. I try and avoid it whenever I can.


I'd hate wearing suits every day.


Eh. Hipster's not really a thing anymore. Plus, hipster or out of touch old dude? Same uniform really.


In reply to 'how do I flirt with people?': Just be yourself and not want anything out of anybody. Desire is the killer of all smoothness.


We got nominated for a Grammy, that was really crazy, and I was sitting there and Stevie Wonder was on stage and I remember thinking "Wow, I really need to take [singing] more seriously!"


I am genuinely into soul, R&B and hip hop - all these genres that get slapped under the 'soul' genre. That spoke to me more than it did to my punk-rock friends. And punk spoke more to me than it did to my soul friends. I basically didn't fit comfortably in either world.


I think any good artist - and I'm not saying that I am one - takes notes and should first emulate their heroes and then try to move beyond them.


When you're a little kid, you just like music that makes you happy and is fun.

As you get older, you reach college or your 20s and you decide that music should be challenging and all art should be smart. So you start to think it makes you like high art more to put down things you consider low art. I don't even think things are low art.


'As Long As I Know I'm Getting Paid' is a satire.

Lyrically, I want to be direct. With my history in Fall Out Boy, there's some expectation that I'm going to be lyrically obtuse. But that song is a straight-faced satire of consumerism.


I didn't want to give up my Illinois driver's license and was unaware that was a crime. It is, by the way, in the state of California. Lesson learned. I technically broke a law, so technically I deserve whatever I get.


I lost about 60 pounds. I don't really have a moment specifically that made me do it. I remember little things, like, when I was in Japan, I remember looking around at the portion sizes of a fast food restaurant and being like, 'Well, this has something to do with it.' Americans definitely eat too much.


One of the things that always was Fall Out Boy was trying new things and kind of pushing ourselves in different directions.


I'm very curious about David Bowie's new record [2016].

I'm very, very... I'm just incredibly curious, I want to see what's happening with that. I don't really know who else is putting out records, we've had our heads buried working on ours. I haven't really been paying much attention lately.


I love New Zealand. Every time I'm in New Zealand someone makes a joke about it being mostly sheep, which I think is unfair, because it's mostly nice people. It's mostly nice people and really wonderful scenery.


I think you can totally be a totally normal kid from the suburbs of Chicago and go off and play shows. It's one of those things that when you go home, you're still the nerd you were when you left, and your parents still get to yell at you about cleaning up your room, and your girlfriend still drags you to the pet store.


'Punk' doesn't mean Mohawks and safety pins. It's about not conforming.


I wasn't necessarily frustrated in Fall Out Boy, but there were things that didn't get satisfied, desires left wanting. We didn't all meet on the same kind of music. When bands break up, there are all these buzz words that get tossed around to maintain a front for the audience, but in this case there literally were creative differences.


There's no first impressions anymore.

You go to a job interview, and they'll probably Google you. It's a shame - people should play it a little closer to the chest as far as what information they release to the world. If I'm angry about something, I'm not going to take to my Twitter.


I don't want names, but you have to have bumped into some pretty nasty artists with pretty big chips on their shoulders. I'd like an anecdote about the most obnoxious personality you had the misfortune of working with, albeit as anonymously as you feel comfortable divulging.


Theres no amount of money that makes you feel better when people think of you as a joke or a hack or a failure or ugly or stupid or morally empty.


I'm good with telling people what I think, too, but I don't know why people are so content to treat each other poorly.


I don't want to put out something I'm not psyched on just because I finished it.

That's the stupidest reason to do something, really. I want it to be up to my standards. I don't want to put out something I wouldn't listen to.


I still have access to enough money to live on in order to avoid bankruptcy for at least a few years as long as I stick to my budget Still, there's no amount of money in the world that makes one feel content with having no self respect. There's no amount of money that makes you feel better when people think of you as a joke or a hack or a failure or ugly or stupid or morally empty.