I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life.
Life is a waste of time and time is a waste of life, so let's all get wasted and have the time of our lives.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
They laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at them because they're all the same.
We have no right to express an opinion until we know all of the answers.
Practice makes perfect, but nobody's perfect, so why practice?
It's better to burn out than to fade away.
You can't buy happiness
I've had this terrible stomach problem for years, and that has made touring difficult. People would see me sitting in the corner by myself looking sick and gloomy. The reason is that I was trying to fight against the stomach pain, trying to hold my food down. People looked me and assumed I was some kind of addict.
My body is damaged from music in two ways. I have a red irritation in my stomach. It's psychosomatic, caused by all the anger and the screaming. I have scoliosis, where the curvature of your spine is bent, and the weight of my guitar has made it worse. I'm always in pain, and that adds to the anger in our music.
I wanted to have the adoration of John Lennon but have the anonymity of Ringo Starr. I didn't want to be a frontman. I just wanted to be back there and still be a rock and roll star at the same time.
I had a really good childhood up until I was nine, then a classic case of divorce really affected me.
I've always wanted male friends that I could be real intimate with and talk about important things with and be as affectionate with that person as I would be with a girl.
Every time I see documentaries or infomercials about little kids with cancer, I just freak out. It affects me on the highest emotional level... Anytime I think about it, it makes me sadder than anything I can think of.
When I listen to 'Nevermind,' I hate the production, but there's something about it that almost makes me cry at times.
I get a thrill meeting kids who are into alternative music.
Throughout my life, I've always been really close with girls and made friends with girls. And I've always been a really sickly, feminine person anyhow, so I thought I was gay for a while because I didn't find any of the girls in my high school attractive at all.
I like to make people feel happy and superior in their reaction towards my appearance.