Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there.— David Bowie
Competitive Rock Music quotations
But life is just a party, and parties weren't meant to last.
A kid once said to me "Do you get hangovers?" I said, "To get hangovers you have to stop drinking.
People don't run out of dreams - people just run out of time.
Don’t you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything.
Everybody started calling my music rock and roll, but it wasn't anything but the same rhythm and blues I'd been playing down in New Orleans.
Rock and roll is about having a good time, so no matter where you are right now blast some music and forget about lifes problems.
When you talk like an asshole and look like an asshole, you're an asshole
It's gotta be rock and roll music, if you wanna dance with me.
Trying to explain music is like trying to dance architecture.
My driving philosophy about making music is that you can reduce it all down to one note if that note is played with the right kind of sincerity.
When I was a kid, I was told rock n' roll wasn't music.
It wasn't art. Queen was my proof, my evidence, that these people were wrong - and they meant everything to me.
This is Manchester, we do things differently here.
Live with your memories and keep them as memories and that’s great.
Forget the bad times just remember the good ones and you know and hope tomorrow is a good day
I have very eclectic taste in music, but when it comes to going to concerts, I like going to rock concerts.
Rock and roll music - the music of freedom frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms.
Rock music is important to people , because it allows them to escape this crazy world. It allows them not to run away from the problems that are there, but to face up to them , but at the same time sort of DANCE ALL OVER THEM. That's what rock and roll is about.
Led Zeppelin is the greatest. Robert Plant is one of the most original vocalists of our time. As a rock band they deserve the kind of success they're getting.
Love can make you do things that you never thought possible
Music never leaves you alone, and punk rock will always be there when nothing else will.
Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
The music I like to play is Rock 'N Roll.
I like to rock like a wild animal. I like to rock it well enough to whip a yak's ass. I love to rock it good on a horse's ass. I like to rock it real hard. I love to rock it all the way to Russia. I like to kick out the Jazz and kick it out all the way.
Live in rooms full of light. Avoid heavy food. Be moderate in the drinking of wine. Take massage, baths, exercise, and gymnastics. Fight insomnia with gentle rocking or the sound of running water. Change surroundings and take long journeys. Strictly avoid frightening ideas. Indulge in cheerful conversation and amusements. Listen to music.
Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.
Buy real records in real shops, or I'll come round your house and scream at your mother.
If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.
All I want for my birthday is another birthday.
Latin music has many international influences - pop, rock, country, Brazilian sounds, and alternative styles.
Remember when you used to watch TV in the Sixties and you'd see Perry Como in a cashmere sweater? That's what rock 'n' roll is becoming. It's your parents' music.
Rock and roll by its nature is sexual.
So girls playing rock and roll is saying to the world, "We own our sexuality." I think that pop music is sort of about "you can do what you want to me" kind of energy, while rock and roll is "I'm going to do what I want to you" kind of energy.
Paul Ryan's love for Rage Against The Machine is amusing, because he is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades
I've made three studio albums and one live one with my brother.
It's melodic singer-songwriter acoustic-rock music.
Writing songs is cheaper than going to therapy.
When you sit down and think about what rock 'n' roll music really is, then you have to change that question. Played up-tempo, you call it rock 'n' roll; at a regular tempo, you call it rhythm and blues.
Hands up if you’re ready to do something you’ll regret this weekend.
Go forth! You have my blessing.