Top 10 Lemmy Kilmister Quotes

The Top Ten
1 I made more money out of writing those four songs for Ozzy than I made out of fifteen years of Motörhead - ludicrous, isn’t it!

Yep. That's the nature of the music business. Songwriters spend their years trying to write a potential hit song and give it to a big superstar. If you play your cards right and get a good publishing deal (or publish it yourself), you'll get residuals from that song for the rest of your life. - Gg2000

2 Home is in here [tapping temple]. Where you live is just a geographical preference.
3 I like girls. That’s the only reason I’m in the music business – I discovered you could get women to take their clothes off if you had a guitar. And they come off a lot faster if you can play it.
4 I don't do regrets. Regrets are pointless. It's too late for regrets. You've already done it, haven't you? You've lived your life. No point wishing you could change it.
5 Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous. Have you noticed that? I'd like to find the bastard that thought that one up.
6 I’ve got what’s called a Low Tonal Register, which, loosely translated, means I sound like a gorilla on Valium.
7 I was Jimi Hendrix’s roadie. My rock’n’roll credentials are f**king impeccable.
8 Inherited hatred (i.e. hatred your parents schooled you in) is not only stupid, it is destructive - why make your only driving force hate? Seems really f***ing dumb to me.
9 I have done interviews in the past, and they cut everything out except for the outrageous line, and then they take it out of context.
10 Guitar is the best instrument to pose and look cool playing. You can't pose playing a tuba, can you?

so true! - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders
11 Born to lose, live to win
12 All you got in life is your honor, man, your own self-image, your own self-respect. If you lose that, or if you give it away or if you sell it, then you ain't got it no more.
13 Motörhead are supposed to make people wonder what’s the next bad thing that will happen to them. Life is about brief periods of bliss, followed by long periods of depression, angst and brutality.
14 Safe sex, safe music, safe clothing, safe hair spray, safe ozone layer. Too late! Everything that's been achieved in the history of mankind has been achieved by not being safe.
15 It was just a mercy F***, as it was our 30TH anniversary. They gave a grammy to us for a cover of somebody else's song.

That song was a cover of Whiplash by Metallica - christangrant

16 F**k this "Don't speak ill of the dead" shit! People don't become better when they are dead; you just talk about them as if they are. But it's not true! People are still a**holes, they're just dead a**holes.
17 People don't read any more. It's a sad state of affairs. Reading's the only thing that allows you to use your imagination. When you watch films it's someone else's vision, isn't it?

Interview in The Independent, 2005. - Metal_Treasure

18 Chicks used to steal food out of the fridge from their parents to feed us and shit – kind of like bringing a meal to the convicted prisoner on the run. They liked the drama of it, and we liked the food.
19 In your twenties, you think you are immortal. In your thirties, you hope you are immortal. In your forties, you just pray it doesn’t hurt too much, and by the time you reach my age, you become convinced that, well, it could be just around the corner. Do

This quote was too long, so here's the last sentence: "Do I think about death a lot? It’s difficult not to when you’re 65, son." - Metal_Treasure

20 Integrity is everything to me. I will not die ashamed. I will live on my deathbed knowing that I gave it my best shot, and everything else is meaningless to me.
21 Daily papers in england used to have an entire page of the paper dedicated to what the Beatles had done the day before.
22 We are Motörhead; and we’re gonna kick your a**
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