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Well, I get excited about music.
– Anthony Kiedis
Personally, I am stuck with one foot in the past and one foot in the present.
I never really thought in terms of the concept of being a rock star – being around people like that just seemed like normal day-in-the-life stuff to me. Those were just the surroundings I grew up in.
It seems like the chaos of this world is accelerating, but so is the beauty in the consciousness of more and more people.
I don’t even know what words to use to talk about the music industry anymore. But the business has changed a lot – the methods of releasing music.
We’ve just learned how to balance ourselves a little better so that we’re happier way more of the time than not, and, you know, being happy is a radical and desirable act if you ask me.
What doesn’t kill you only makes your book longer.
I like the idea of defying the convention of what it is to be in your 40s, or 50s, or 60s.
I’m probably not long-term-relationship material for now.
Sometimes life’s so much cooler when you just don’t know any better and all the painful lessons have not hammered your head open yet.
I’m not a true vegan.
As a father now, I wouldn’t do what my dad did, because it left me feeling emotionally unstable as a kid. But he didn’t do the things he did out of selfishness or malice.
We did that with people like Chris Rock, Woody Harrelson, and the environmentalist Julia Butterfly Hill.
I think art is inherently nonviolent and it actually occupies your mind with creation rather than destruction.
The fact my relationship with my son is so good makes me forgiving of my father and also appreciative.
I discovered surfing, which I absolutely fell in love with. That feels good and kind of keeps your body aligned, so does the salt water.
What I’ve realized over the years is that I have some pretty good friends.
I would have to say the person with whom I am most in love is definitely my son, Everly Bear. Although I’m his dad, I’m also his friend.
You know I love pot, and I love beer, but I am totally sober, just because it completely stopped working for me.
I was a little self-centered gutter punk in the early 1980s and all I wanted to do was diss everybody.
If you want to get along with somebody, let them be right, and it will last longer.
My days are whatever I want them to be.
I inherited my father’s insatiable desire to meet all the beautiful girls in the world.
I find it hard to meet the right woman as people assume I’m a certain type of person – which I’m not.
But then when he left, I realized that it was harder to write songs and feel spiritually connected to art and music as a band. When he came back I felt it again, instantaneously.
Also, we’re all actually different blood types and we have one represented by each guy in the band.