Steven Tyler quotes

  • If you don't have a dream, there is no way to make one come true.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Dream #Positivity #Way

  • I'm very sensual and very rhythm-oriented and into poetry. Women can feel that.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Sensual #Rhythm #Feels

  • I don't think anything is forever, but when my kids tell me they love me, that's forever.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Kids #Thinking #Forever

  • I'll tell you what's fun - finding the right stewardess and turning her upside down in the back of a plane.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Fun #Upside Down #Planes

  • We need to go back to the way it was 30 years ago, when everybody had Grandma and Grandpa, and we were willing to pass moral judgments about right and wrong.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Grandma #Years #Grandpa

  • The main thing you worry about is just coming up with songs at all. I don't sit down and write stuff like certain writers do. They think about what they are going to write first and then they write it. I just get what comes in at me. It's like I'm a musician and if I can keep my mitt on, I can catch the balls that come at me.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Song #Writing #Thinking

  • If I was on an island, just for melody, I would take albums by the Stones, AC/DC and the Beach Boys' Smiley Smile.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Beach #Boys #Islands

  • I like the idea all memory is fiction, that we have queued a couple of things in the back of our minds and when we call forth those memories, we are essentially filling in the blanks. We're basically telling ourselves a story, but that story changes based on how old we are, and what mood we're in, and if we've seen photographs recently. We trust other people to tell us the story of our lives before we can remember it, and usually that's our parents and usually it works, but obviously not always. And everybody's interpretation is going to be different.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Couple #Memories #Ideas

  • My feet have been my best friend for the last 40 years. I've just been a dancing fool on stage, and after awhile you just kind of wear them out.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Friendship #Feet #Years

  • A lot of my books deal with very controversial issues that most people often don't want to talk about, issues that, in my country, are more likely to get put under the carpet than get discussed. And when you talk about moral conundrums, about shades of gray, what you're doing is asking the people who want the world to be black and white to realize instead that maybe it's all right if it isn't. I know you'll learn something picking up my books, but my goal as a writer is not to teach you but to make you ask more questions.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Country #Book #Black And White

  • Life's a journey, not a destination.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Life #Journey #Life Journey

  • In America there's a tendency to write the same book over and over because that's what sells. So in a way, my success in America has come at the expense of what I do. I haven't sold out, and I haven't taken the popular road to writing a best-selling book. I've really bucked the system. So it was necessary for me not to go and find the easy fans, the ones who want something digestible and fast with a happy ending that they can read over and over again no matter how many different books it is. I had to find fans who really wanted to think. Worldwide they all have that in common.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Book #Taken #Writing

  • If you have a candle, the light won't glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Light #Candle

  • I do that a lot of authors still do not do is allow people to write directly to me. I get about 50 fan letters a day, and I answer every single one of them myself. It takes a lot of time and sometimes it's a pain in the neck and I answer the same questions over and over. But the truth is these people come to my readings clutching these letters saying, "You wrote me back. I can't believe you wrote me back", and I think it really means a lot for them to know that the author values them just as much as they value the author.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Pain #Believe #Reading

  • The band's never taken a year off. Last August we decided to take one, and three months in I was bored to tears.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Taken #August #Years

  • The fact that I'm still constantly smiling is a remarkable thing, but I love getting out on the road, meeting my fans. I love hearing them say wonderful things and I love being able to thank them in person for reading me.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Reading #Love Is #Fans

  • I'm not sure about the selling part, but I've always found that the things I've worn on tour have moved over to what people wear every day. Sometimes the things I wore in the beginning before I had money were things I put together.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #People #Together #Sometimes

  • Everyone's got their problems and their demons, but when we get onstage and play as five, that really all goes away, and that's really all I look at.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Play #Looks #Problem

  • Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Inspirational #Inspiring #Humility

  • I realized when I was taking care of my problems that the band is all I really care about.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Care #Band #Problem

  • If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
    -- Steven Tyler

  • Once upon a time . . .” “In the beginning was . . .” That’s the way it always starts off. Every story, gospel, history, chronicle, myth, legend, folktale, or old wives’ tale blues riff begins with “Woke up this mornin’. . . .
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Wife #Once Upon A Time #Legends

  • Dogs have a lot of love.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Dog

  • I'm grateful for doing those drugs, because they kept me from getting laid and I would have gotten AIDS.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Grateful #Drug #Doing Me

  • The crows may crow, but the hens deliver the goods.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Crow #Hens #May

  • Guitar players never listen to lead singers.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Player #Guitar #Singers

  • I have to get inspired by something that touches my soul, or rocks my soul.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Rocks #Soul #Inspired

  • I grew up in New Hampshire. My closest neighbor was a mile away. The deer and the raccoons were my friends. So I would spend time walking through the woods, looking for the most beautiful tropical thing that can survive the winter in the woods in New Hampshire.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Friends #Beautiful #Winter

  • Throw your hands up in the air and celebrate life.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Hands #Air #Celebrate Life

  • Seems like the light at the end of the tunnel may be you.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Tunnels #Light #Insightful

  • I think it takes a little bit of crazy to make a difference in this world.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Crazy #Thinking #Differences

  • We believed anything worth doing was worth over-doing
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Anything Worth Doing

  • As good as I am, I'm nothing without my band.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Band

  • Love may be the best driving wheel, but anger is a pretty good second.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Wheels #May #Driving

  • The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Waiting #Firsts #May

  • Why not share with the world the way it is and tell them my feelings about my cat, and how I played with my kids, and how addicted to Christmas time I am, and the smell of pine needles and hearing my kids laugh.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Christmas #Holiday #Cat

  • Back then it was nothing like today. So you'd go to the bowling alley. We bowled and you could be in the back and you could make out, you know? And you know how hot it was to make out.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Hot #Today #Bowling

  • I live for CAN-ing other people's can'ts.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #People

  • I just pretended I was someone else until that someone else became me.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Confidence

  • People used to ask me, 'What do you reckon you'll be doing when you're 40?', and I told 'em 'rocking out and kicking ass!' Now it's 'What do you reckon you'll be doing at 60?' and the answer's exactly the same. I'm always going to love Jimi Hendrix - 'Purple Haze' will still give me a hard-on when I'm hooked up to a life-support machine. Hey, even when I'm dead, they're going to have a hell of a job nailing the coffin lid down.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Jobs #Purple #Giving

  • We can look, but we'd better not touch.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Looks

  • I know why we're here. We're all here because we're not all there.
    -- Steven Tyler

  • Aerosmith-one of the 10 best bands today? Yeah definitely.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Band #Today #Aerosmith

  • If it shakes you in the right places, it's Gods gift.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Shakes

  • It's not the COUGH that carries you OFF. . . . It's the COFFIN they carry you OFF IN.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Coffins

  • Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll... take out the drugs and you've got more time for the other two.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Sex #Two #Rocks

  • If you can judge a wise man by the color of his skin Then mister you’re a better man than I
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Wise #Men #Color

  • The blues are just a heightened sense of awareness of life's ups and downs, and things that a guy sees after a couple hits of Jack Daniels.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Music #Couple #Guy

  • I'm grateful for the road. It gets me in shape. I feel like I'm 25 years old after ther first or second week.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Grateful #Years #Shapes

  • Sing with me, sing for the years. Sing for the laughter'n sing for the tears.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Laughter #Years #Singing

  • I have a big ego, but I don't buy into it. I can't live off the ego. It's an honor that I get to be that guy onstage. It's not something I earned.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Guy #Ego #Honor

  • In the end, I get a really good song, and in the end, I get the hits. Yeah, I'm that good.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Song #Yeah #Ends

  • Schools, the first thing they cut is music programs. They don't realize how important music is to kids.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #School #Kids #Cutting

  • Through song you learn, and I think school systems need to learn that. Through the rhythm you can learn better, through melody, with something you need to learn; it's a vehicle for it.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Song #School #Thinking

  • When you start a rock n' roll band, you've gotta fake it till you make it. You begin by doin' what you love- and what you love is usually what some other people have already done. It just depends on how much of a fool you make of yourself along the way to finding your own sound, assuming you find it.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Love Is #Rocks #People

  • The secret to enlightenment is to lighten up. Whether you are talking rock or women, all there.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Talking #Rocks #Secret

  • Keep your nose to the grindstone. It sharpens your boogers.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Noses #Boogers #Grindstone

  • But most of all, the train that kept rollin' all night long of rock n' roll you cannot kill. It will live forever.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Night #Rocks #Long

  • I got in trouble my whole life for having a big mouth.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Mouths #Trouble #Bigs

  • Music expresses what cannot be put into words I like to think, and I think the band makes a good go at it.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Thinking #Band

  • I grew up with the smell of the lake and the feeling of the woods.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Smell #Lakes #Feelings

  • There's nothing like an Aerosmith groove
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Aerosmith #Groove

  • But you've reached them, and I've always wanted to reach people. I'm the first one to say I love my fans because they love that I took a chance.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #People #Fans #Firsts

  • I had gotten one of the first Korg synthesizers with 300 presets.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Firsts #Synthesizers

  • Imagine taking off your makeup and nobody knows who you are.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Makeup #Imagine #Nobody Knows

  • She's blonde with all the hits. Taylor Swift. She's hot. More than that, she's beyond talented. I have to write a song with her.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Song #Writing #Hot

  • I can't live off the ego.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Ego

  • I'm really just a country boy.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Country #Boys #Country Boy

  • ... if you take a risk, two things will happen. People will laugh at you. Or you'll be way ahead of everybody else. And if that's what you're in it for, then you gotta take that risk.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Two #People #Laughing

  • Ya think that the whiskey tastes good? Try a big cup of sobriety - now that is the good stuff!
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Thinking #Sobriety #Trying

  • I hate it when people say that they don't like 'MMMBop.' Everyone likes 'MMMBop.' Whether they like it or not, the song rocks.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Song #Hate #Rocks

  • Rock 'n' roll is sexuality personified,
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Rocks #Rock N Roll #Sexuality

  • I mean, as long as it doesn't have a bra attached, guys can take a risk and wear stylish things that went out of style 30 years ago. As things go around, they come around.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Mean #Years #Long

  • You have no idea how expensive it is to look this cheap.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Ideas #Looks

  • When that second airplane hit the building, we all changed. We need to get back to some serious thinking.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Airplane #Thinking #Serious

  • My toes are all squished. During an operation, they had to take nerves out.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Toes #Nerves #Operations

  • It doesn't feel good when you're put down, and especially for no uncertain reason.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Feel Good #Down And #Reason

  • I've seen whales calving in the waters off Maui, and I've watched my children being born. But music is the most beautiful thing of all.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Beautiful #Children #Whales

  • I love the woods even more than the ocean.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Ocean #Woods

  • I like to come up with the melodies, and I have a lot of ideas as far as structure goes.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Ideas #Come Up #Structure

  • I had been on the junior Olympic team in high school for trampoline; I could do twenty-six back flips in a row.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Team #School #Juniors

  • Great melody over great riffs is, to me, the secret of it all.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Secret #Melody

  • Drugs will get you out of your own way, but we lived it, and that's dangerous. It can actually turn around on itself and steal your soul, and that's what happened.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Soul #Drug #Way

  • As you know, I'm androgynous. I can wear a jacket that most guys wouldn't put on. But you make it in guys' sizes, and suddenly they're wearing them. I think styles should get back to getting people to wear things that look so good that they don't care.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Thinking #People #Guy

  • Maybe life is random, but I doubt it.
    -- Steven Tyler

    #Doubt #Life Is

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