Benji Madden quotes

  • 3 years ago I was stocking shelves at Target, living on Ramen noodles, and crashing at Billy's house. Now I'm on tour
    -- Benji Madden

    #Years #House #Target

  • We want to give kids something to hope for. If one kid says, "Your cd helped get me through this year," that's all it takes.
    -- Benji Madden

    #Inspiration #Kids #Years

  • There are some people i'd take a bullet for, and some people i'd like to put a bullet in.
    -- Benji Madden

    #People #Bullets

  • Don't worry mom . I am still a virgin.
    -- Benji Madden

    #Mom #Worry #Virgins

  • I hope my allergies don't act up
    -- Benji Madden

    #Allergies

  • Start enjoying the things you like about yourself, and if there are things you want to change, either get to work on it or get over it.
    -- Benji Madden

    #Want #Enjoy #About Yourself

  • Hard to find a better drug than a song you love.
    -- Benji Madden

    #Song #Drug #Hard

  • I didn't even write the lyrics down. I got in the booth, I put down a little guitar riff and the idea I had was it was going to be really simple, I just want it to be all about the lyrics and I just literally sang the lyrics.
    -- Benji Madden

    #Writing #Simple #Ideas

  • I got a little tattoo on my face, I'll never be able to work another real job so I consider that to be kinda forcing myself to stick to music.
    -- Benji Madden

    #Tattoo #Real

  • Often people think they know what they want, but what they really want is something that's genuine. So they'll be saying, "Do another one like that," but you liked that one because it's real. So as long as I keep it real and I do something that's real to me, you're going to feel it in the same way.
    -- Benji Madden

    #Real #Thinking #Long

  • In music industry they always want you to write something like the one that was popular. And that's something you kind of have to just - sometimes you just say yes to people, like, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, sure," and then you just write the one you want to write.
    -- Benji Madden

    #Writing #People #Kind

  • When you have a relationship with a label, it can really affect the work you're doing and if you feel like they don't believe in you sometimes you go: "maybe I'm not any good at this". Then you get on a label that is excited to have you and you go: "oh, maybe we are ok at this". It gives you a little more confidence and you work a little better.
    -- Benji Madden

    #Believe #Giving #Labels

  • Things have changed. I almost feel like it's more adaptable, and you can decide your own career now. I feel artists have so much more of a voice and so much more power now. It's really inspiring to see how a lot of the young artists use their platforms.
    -- Benji Madden

    #Artist #Changed #Things Have Changed

  • I need a little criticism while I make a record so that I kind of feel like: okay, I know that I'm doing the best that I can do because someone is actually here challenging it.
    -- Benji Madden

    #Challenges #Criticism #Needs

  • The whole time you're bouncing ideas off each other, you continue to try and push the songs as far as you can take them and make them the best that they can be.
    -- Benji Madden

    #Song #Ideas #Trying

  • A lot of bands don't really like each other. I read an Interpol interview the other day, it was a really good interview because it was showing a different aspect of a band. They don't really like each other - they work together and they kinda exist together and that's how they like it. They're like, "we didn't get into this band looking for friends."
    -- Benji Madden

    #Working Together #Together #Different

  • All the best songs are, I think, the easiest write because they just come out.
    -- Benji Madden

    #Song #Writing #Thinking