Layne Staley quotes

  • Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing, photography, and writing.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Photography #Writing #Drawing

  • We try to be real nice and friendly to people, but sometimes they take advantage of that.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Real #Nice #People

  • I guess I can go anywhere I want. If only I knew where to go.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Want

  • Whatever dramas are going on in my life, I always find that place inside my head where I see myself as the cleanest, tallest, strongest, wisest person that I can be.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Drama #Strongest #Persons

  • I've always looked for the perfect life to step into. I've taken all the paths to get where I wanted.But no matter where I go, I still come home me.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Taken #Home #Perfect

  • Drugs will have a huge effect on my work for the rest of my life, whether I'm using or not.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Drug

  • It was all about music, about getting your friends to come and see you play. I don't see that same intimacy happening very much today.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Play #Today #Intimacy

  • At home I'm just a guy who has interests that extend far beyond music.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Home #Guy #Interest

  • My bad habits aren't my title. My strengths and my talent are my title.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Titles #Talent #Habit

  • I started out when I was about 12, playing drums. I started singing when I was about 15.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Sight #Singing

  • There's no huge, deep message in any of the songs. We recorded a few months of being human.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Song #Months #Messages

  • Our perception of songs that we've written... the meaning changes from day to day... to whatever stage we're at in our life and careers.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Song #Careers #Perception

  • We survived a Slayer crowd every night for about 50 days and thought we could do about anything after that.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Night #Crowds #Slayer

  • I'd like to fly, but my wings have been so denied.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Wings

  • Drugs are not the way to the light. They won't lead to a fairy-tale life, they lead to suffering.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Light #Addiction #Drug

  • I saw all the suffering that Kurt Cobain went through. I saw this real vibrant person turn into a real shy, timid, withdrawn person.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Real #Suffering #Shy

  • Music is the career Im lucky enough to get paid for, but I have other desires and passions.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Passion #Careers #Desire

  • People have the right to ask questions and dig deep when you're hurting people and things around you, but when I haven't talked to anyone in years, and every single article I see is dope this, junkie that, whiskey this- that ain't my title...my bad habits aren't my title. My strengths and talents are my title.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Hurt #Dope #Years

  • I'm not into religion, but I have a good grasp on my spirituality. I just believe that I'm not the greatest power on this earth. I didnt create myself, because I would have done a hell of a better job.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Jobs #Believe #Done

  • Sure God's all powerful, but does he have lips?
    -- Layne Staley

    #Powerful #Doe #Lips

  • I'm dumbfounded by me all the time. Wow! What a.... thrill.....and a joy
    -- Layne Staley

    #Joy #Thrill #Wow

  • I'm not doing well. Don't try to talk about this to my sister Liz. She will know it sooner or later.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Trying #Liz #My Sister

  • I wrote about drugs, and I didn't think I was being unsafe or careless by writing about them. I didn't want fans to think ***** was cool. But then I've had fans come up to me and give me the thumbs up, telling me they're high. That's exactly what I didn't want to happen.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Writing #Thinking #Giving

  • I'm not using drugs to get high like many people think. I know I made a big mistake when I started using this sh-. It's a very difficult thing to explain. My liver is not functioning and I'm throwing up all the time and ***** my pants. The pain is more than you can handle. It's the worst pain in the world. Dope sick hurts the entire body.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Hurt #Pain #Mistake

  • What do you mean, I'm a wild front man! I'm jumping all over, I do the dance moves...
    -- Layne Staley

    #Moving #Mean #Men

  • We write about ourselves because we know about ourselves.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Writing

  • It's just writing about things, feelings, not that we're dark or depressed...just as much as anyone else is.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Writing #Dark #Feelings

  • We Die Young is about gang violence. That was something that was happening in Seattle, something that kinda opened our eyes. It just seemed like things were getting out of hand. Incidents where kids were getting shot, and getting their tennis shoes ripped off their dead bodies. It just seems like these kids are dying at younger and younger ages and getting involved in gang activity.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Kids #Eye #Hands

  • I don't take part in it the way I used to-the bimbos, the free beers, free drugs, all that. That's still there if you want it, but I don't really seek that out any more.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Beer #Drug #Want

  • Every article I see is dope this, junkie that, whiskey this - that ain't my title.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Dope #Titles #Whiskey

  • There were a lot of drugs. We kinda just passed the time that way. For a couple of years we were all doin' anything we could get our hands on.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Couple #Hands #Years

  • One of the first bands to break out of Seattle was Heart.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Heart #Band #Firsts

  • When everyone goes home, you're stuck with yourself.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Home #Stuck

  • My bed isn't made, I'm tired, I haven't slept well for two weeks. I haven't been laid in a month. I don't have a girlfriend. I have a warrant for my arrest.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Girlfriend #Tired #Two

  • People have a right to ask questions and dig deep when you're hurting people and things around you.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Hurt #Reality #People

  • Kurt and I weren't the closest of friends, but I knew him well enough to be devastated by his death. For such a quiet person, he was so excited about having a child.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Children #Quiet #Excited

  • The songs are about things that we were thinking and we wrote 'em down, and when you listen to 'em, whatever you think it's about... THAT'S what it's about!
    -- Layne Staley

    #Song #Thinking #Ems

  • I wish I could just hug you all, but I'm not gonna.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Hug #Wish #Hug You

  • I haven't read anything but regurgitated rumors. Nothing new, and nothing true.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Fake People #Rumor

  • A lot of power-pop comes out of LA, a lot of speed metal comes out of New York.
    -- Layne Staley

    #New York #Speed #Pops

  • Andrew Wood's death changed things for a few weeks. I probably got even heavier into drugs after that.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Drug #Woods #Week

  • I don't think any drug that can cause brain damage, failing kidneys, hardening arteries, pain, and suffering should be made available.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Pain #Thinking #Drug

  • There are lasting consequences for using drugs. I'll still be paying for my prior use.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Drug #Use #Lasting

  • We started this band as kids, and as time has gone on, we've grown and are learning to accommodate each others' differences.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Kids #Differences #Gone

  • I don't do much else but stay in my hotel room.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Rooms #Hospitality #Hotel Rooms

  • I found out through the Internet that I have AIDS. I learned that I was dead. Where else would I find these things?
    -- Layne Staley

    #Hiv #Internet #Aids

  • I was in a band when I was 15. We were a glam band. Then I couldn't afford to buy makeup. At the time that was the thing.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Makeup #Band #Glam

  • Los Angeles, I don't like that town. Too decadent, and it's slimy.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Towns #Los Angeles

  • Being me is no different than being most anyone else, I guess.
    -- Layne Staley

    #Different #Being Me