Brandon Boyd quotes

  • I'll make music, whether or not anyone is listening, for the rest of my life. It's a natural form of expression for me, the same way I draw and write and sing.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Writing #Expression #Listening

  • It's great to want to be part of something, but it's a different thing completely to believe wholly in some type of movement, and to give everything for that something.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Believe #Giving #Different

  • I suggest we learn to love ourselves before it's made illegal.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Made #Illegal

  • The girl I find who wants to talk about quantum theory in a bar is the one I want to marry.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Girl #Bars #Want

  • I learned from a very young age that if I pursued the things that truly excited me, that they would reward in more important ways, like happiness.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Birthday #Important #Age

  • The world's a rollercoaster and I am not strapped in. Maybe I should hold with care, but my hands are busy in the air.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Air #Hands #World

  • I feel like a little kid who just walked into a candy store. I think that's something to smile about.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Smile #Kids #Thinking

  • I am tapping into a place in you that is unexplored, and very dangerous, but I think essential to the creative life of an artist.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Thinking #Artist #Aquariums

  • You're always first when no one's on your side.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Your Side #Firsts #Sides

  • There is no end in creativity. Hence, to strive towards an end result is a fool's errand. Set goals, make music and paint pictures, but know that the crux of your happiness balances delicately on the wings of the act of creativity itself. Not at the finish line.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Creativity #Wings #Goal

  • Some people fall in love and touch the sky. Some people fall in love and find quicksand. I hover somewhere in between, I swear, I can't make up my mind.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Love #Fall #Sky

  • People, like large groups of people are stupid. Individuals are smart and can deal with things and can make things last and work, but when people get together in big crowds they're stupid. They turn into sheep, then you have major situations.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Smart #Stupid #Sheep

  • No regrets. Never never any regrets. Everything has been an experience and has led to me now. Everything has been important and essential. Fear... I'm afraid of what people, including myself, are capable of, but it also excites me. I'm afraid of the atrocities that we are capable of and the things that can happen if everyone makes decisions based on fear...
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Regret #People #Decision

  • I think freedom of speech is important, but coupled with responsibility.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Responsibility #Thinking #Freedom Of Speech

  • Don't let a grade decide your self-worth. Personally, in my opinion, someone should gauge their self-worth on what they've accomplished that makes them feel good... not in the hedonist aspect, but in the sense of personal accomplishment, as far as what they've accomplished for them, as far as their self-development and creativity is concerned.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Creativity #Self Worth #Accomplishment

  • I actually believe 'Sustainability ', as a concept, is one of the arteries leading to the heart of so many of our cultural transitions at play today. And it's this concept which leads me to bottled water, and its multibillion dollar industry.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Believe #Heart #Play

  • The world is a drought when out of love.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #World #Drought

  • I get out on my bike almost every day. If I can't walk somewhere, I'll bike or skateboard.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Walks #Bike

  • As a surfer, I am interested in the ocean. And I am concerned and interested in all of these natural and cultural rumblings underfoot as well.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Ocean #Surfer #Natural

  • Art is everywhere, and everywhere is art.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Art #Art Is

  • I follow a dairy-free and gluten-free diet, which can be challenging in some places.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Challenges #Gluten #Gluten Free

  • Being an artist for my well being and as a living, I live in a place of observance and interest in what I consider to be the most relevant questions.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Artist #Interest #Relevant

  • I am here on Earth to express myself, and the many media of art are my magic carpets that allow me the freedom to do so.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Art #Media #Magic

  • Music is a lot more like solving an intricate puzzle with moments of pure, random creative bliss... whereas painting is much more purely random creative bliss with moments of problem solving.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Creative #Painting #Problem

  • I haven't had sex with many people in my life, and everyone just assumes that I'm good in bed!! I guess that's a compliment.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Sex #People #Bed

  • I attribute a scab to the present state of society. The way the scab looks in its worst state is gross and chaotic and horrible, that's now, but when it breaks away, there's a brand new piece of skin that's stronger than before. It's like creation out of chaos.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Skins #Stronger #Looks

  • Unfortunately, the simplest things - such as thinking for myself, creating my own reality and being whatever the hell I want to be each day of my life - are a sin. To be a good Christian basically means to give up the reigns of your life and let some unseen force do it for you.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Christian #Giving Up #Mean

  • Britney Spears. Because she's a girl, I wouldn't smack her - I'd lock her in a closet with poisonous spiders or something. Let her think about what she's doing to the youth culture of America.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Girl #Thinking #America

  • Men have a lot less to write about, unless you're somebody like Tom Waits or John Lennon. And the female voice is much more suited to melody. Men have this barky thing - we're domesticated apes with a microphone.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Writing #Men #Voice

  • Surf is something I have been obsessed with since I was a child.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Children #Surf #Obsessed

  • I think that there is something beautiful about mortality. It makes our decisions mean more.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Beautiful #Mean #Thinking

  • I think I grew a grey watching you procrastinate.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Thinking #Grey #Grew

  • Music draws from almost the identical place as art does, which really is that intangible - it's like you're pulling from the ether. I don't know where it comes from.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Art #Doe #Like You

  • There are five known gyres spinning around in our world's oceans. A gyre is a slowly moving spiral of currents created by a high pressure system of air currents. A spinning soup, so to speak, is made of what exists in the water. And in this case, the gyres are spinning with millions of tons of our discarded and forgotten about plastic waste!
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Ocean #Moving #Our World

  • I have always idolized eccentric people.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #People #Eccentric

  • Female artists are the perfect example of a creator: They know how to make life and art with their bodies. Life comes from their bodies, so on a very basic level, they have more to write about.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Art #Writing #Perfect

  • I think that what most artists are trying to do is trying to understand. I think what distinguishes creative people and/or artists from another type of person is perhaps a willingness to go headlong into that uncertainty.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Thinking #Artist #People

  • Music has to be written while people are still excited about a particular melodic or rhythmic sequence. The idea doesn't come out the same if we're not really excited about it.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Ideas #People #Excited

  • I've actually thought very little about solo work up until just very recently. Most of it is because in my band, Incubus, it is very much a collaborative effort. I do what I do in the band, and everyone plays their respective parts, but in the end, we are sort of a democratic process.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Play #Effort #Band

  • Your music sounds better on the radio, for some reason. It's an amazing feeling. I hope it never goes away.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Feelings #Sound #Radio

  • I ain't affraid to let it out, i'm not affraid to take that fall, but i found beyond all doubt, you say more by saying nothing at all.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Fall #Doubt #Saying Nothing

  • I think perhaps love thrives on unlikely circumstance and chance : life thrives on these principles, and is life not love? And love not life?
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Thinking #And Love #Principles

  • Above our heads exists an infinity of unfathomable fantasiastics: and fields of future fireside fables trail close behind
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Infinity #Fables #Fields

  • Someone will inevitably find something wrong in almost everything, so do what it is that you do best and remember to have enough tolerance for two.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Two #Tolerance #Remember

  • Too bad the things that make you mad are my favorite things.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Mad #Favorites Things #My Favorite

  • Insecurities are about as useful as trying to put the pin back in the grenade.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Insecurity #Trying #Pins

  • I haven't felt the way I feel today in so long.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Long #Happy Love #Today

  • All of us are heaven-sent, and there was never meant to be only one.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Heaven #Meant To Be

  • Music has always been my back door to life. It is important for people to find something that excites them. I like the concept that if you do what excites you, you will be rewarded generously, whatever form reward takes, which is not necessarily money.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Doors #People #Important