You can't wait around for destiny to give you what you think you deserve, you have to earn it, even if you think you've paid your dues.— Slash
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If it had been any different, if I had been born just one minute later, or been in the wrong pace at the right time or vice versa, the life that I've lived and come to love would not exist. And that is a situation that I would not want to consider in the slightest.
Being a rockstar is the intersection of who you are and who you want to be.
Guitar is the best form of self-expression I know.
Everything else, and I'm just sort of tripping around, trying to figure my way through life.
I guess you could say there are two Slashes.
There's the crazy, rock-and-roll Slash, he's wild. And then there's the real Slash- he collects miniature soaps and treats his hookers real nice.
It's not so much about how good a player you are, its how cool you are.
I got the name Slash because I used to work in a grocery store and I was in charge of reducing prices for really big sales.
I don't think there's anything better than hearing your favorite band live.
That's a wonderful side effect of leather pants: when you pee yourself in them, they're more forgiving than jeans.
Restlessness is a fickle catalyst; it can drive you to achieve or it can coax your demise, and sometimes the choice isn't yours
When I see footage of Guns N' Roses, I see that fu**ing hunger and attitude.
You could not f**k with those five guys. It was just raw. It was this lean, hungry thing on its way up. It was as sincere as any rock 'n' roll that I've ever heard, and I'm proud of that.
An anagram of Axl Rose is oral sex. Why do I know? Because when I'm not playing music I love solving erotic jumbles.
That's always stuck with me, with music.
I've never really gotten jaded about it. I've always loved music for the sake of doing it, and the longer I do it, the more I like it. Hopefully, I'll be able to have that same point of view in this business, or at least with doing this.
For me, the original Guns N' Roses is the embodiment of a certain kind of chemistry that really couldn't be duplicated.
I had no aspirations to be a musician, but I picked up a guitar for two seconds and haven't put it down since.
Axl and I came from completely different backgrounds.
Because of that we made an interesting pair trying to figure each other out.
Directing is like guitar playing. That's a unique mind-set and talent, unto itself. I like the idea of putting everything together to make a great movie.
You know, when you really connect with the instrument and everything just comes out on an emotional level very naturally through your playing. That's, you know, a great night. And I think the reason I love touring so much is you're chasing that high around all the time, trying to have another good night.
One time we played a concert in Antwerp, Belgium.
At least I thought it was Antwerp, Belgium. Turns out it was a Stop 'n Shop in Wisconsin somewhere, but it was fun man.
Drugs and sex go hand in hand when you're a rock and roll musician.
Whereas if I were a violinist, it might be a little different.
[the best advice about women] was from Robert Evans.
The line was in his book, but he told me, "When it comes to a woman's mind, I know nothing."
There are people who have an image of me as being rude and inconsiderate.
But I'm completely the opposite, because I was raised not to be. I might have been tripping over myself drunk, but I was always courteous.
I've been on the road for so long that it's a part of my being.
Even after all these years, I love playing. I love recording. I love writing. I love rehearsing. I love touring. I love all that stuff.
If you were a kid and you wanted to come out and make a statement now, you'd have to really dig deep to find something that no one has exposed already.
Whenever society gets too stifling and the rules too complex, there's some sort of musical explosion.
It seems like a lot of what was going on when I quit is still going on.
When we weren't being transcendent we specialized in self-inflicted disaster.
A lot of vices that I've had over the years were always to make up for some sort of character deficiency, one of them being shyness.
I got into rock-and-roll because I wanted the chicks. The Dixie Chicks.
I think when I was a kid, and I was in England and it was all about The Stones, The Who, The Kinks and The Beatles and that's what my dad was into.
I mean, the thing about Guns N' Roses was that it wasn't trying to attach itself to the '80s, or anything that had to do with the '80s. It's just who we were at that time. We were doing what we wanted to do. That had really nothing to do with anything around us, except for the simple fact that we were rebelling against that stuff.
Experiencing yourself out of context, divorced from your usual point of view, skews your perspective – it’s like hearing your voice on an answering machine. It’s almost like meeting a stranger; or discovering a talent you never knew you had.
I am married and I have two kids now, and I love them all to death.
So I am trying to put all that together and maintain the same pace I've been keeping. But really, I relish what we do. A year and a half sounds like a cakewalk to me.
As for Guns N' Roses, I don't think there's ever a chance of a reunion.
I just play, just you know, If i just sit down with the guitar and just do whatever for, you know, an half an hour or an hour whatever. That's pretty much, that should do it for me.
The only difference is that, in the last 10 years, the public has been so affected by reality TV and the Internet. They really dwell on entertainers' misgivings.
I don't physically put Appetite For Destruction in and listen to it, but I hear it on the radio or at sporting events or wherever else it pops up, and it's great. I dig everything about it. When I hear Appetite, it sounds like exactly what it was. It sounds like a record made by an angry bunch of kids.
My dad is a huge rock and roll lead guitar fan.
I didn't even really know that until recently. Everything has to have a guitar solo in it.
Originally, I wanted to call the band 'Guns 'n Robots.
' I still believe that if we had just called ourselves 'Guns 'n Robots' we'd still be together.
But if I was still trying to be in Guns N' Roses while I wasn't in the band.
.. I wouldn't want to maintain an image like that.
So when I got to be about 13 or 14, I started listening - even though my parents music was way cool - to contemporary hard rock at that time, which was Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Ted Nugent and all that, and that's just where I came from.
I love classical music. It has left a major mark on my playing.
I was never into hanging out on the Sunset Strip.
When it came to Guns N' Roses and the scene that was going on then, that was something we pretty much hated. That was what we had to scratch and claw through, and as soon as we got established enough to leave, we never went back.
Axl [Rose] is not the type of person to make something up.
So I was sort of shocked that he went that direction. That caused me a lot of problems.
And, so, when I picked up the guitar, suddenly, just playing a couple of notes really, really spoke to me. It was almost like I should have been doing it prior to that. You know, it was something that just felt really natural.
GET YOURSELF TOGETHER DRINK TILL YOU DROP FORGET ABOUT TOMORROW AND HAVE ANOTHER SHOT
I've always had to do things my way; I play guitar my way; I've taken myself to the edges of life my way; I've gotten clean my way; And I'm still here. Whether or not I deserve to be is another story.
People want you to produce records. They don't care what it took to make it. When a band is out doing concerts, the fans don't want to know about equipment difficulties. They want their hour-and-a-half release, and that's it.
Notes and chords have become my second language and, more often than not, that vocabulary expresses what I feel when language fails me.