34 Great Anthony Kiedis Quotes

34 Great Anthony Kiedis Quotes

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Anthony Kiedis is the vocalist for the infamous rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. He has been with the band since 1983 and is still with them to this day. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, along with his other band members. His most recent accomplishment was publishing his autobiography, Scar Tissue.

“A rock star does not age!”

“Also, we’re all actually different blood types and we have one represented by each guy in the band.”

“As beautiful as John’s shoes were, I don’t think that we ever expected Josh to be like him – just bring out some new shoes. Josh has incredible footwear.”

“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.”

“Changing and inventing new things is great. That’s what we like to do.”

“Death by evaporation. May the saltwater wind that gets shot out of a barreling wave blow me away like an old puffy dandelion into the sky.”

“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.”

“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.”

“I find it hard to meet the right woman as people assume I’m a certain type of person – which I’m not.”

“I inherited my father’s insatiable desire to meet all the beautiful girls in the world.”

“I knew there was never anyone to blame when people get into drugs. They’re always responsible for their own behavior, and it’s not the dealer, and it’s not the friend, it’s not the

“I never felt like dying was a good idea.”

“I think art is inherently nonviolent and it actually occupies your mind with creation rather than destruction.”

“I think dying is the ultimate high.”

“I think it would have been kind of quitting to do that, because I always think the best is yet to come.”

“I think there is always going to be inspired music and there are always going to be inspired listeners and there is always going to be an inspired method of getting it from A to B.”

“I was a little self centered gutter punk in the early 1980s and all I wanted to do was diss everybody.”

“I’m a crier, let me know if you need some tips. I could cry every day, in a good way.”

“I’m not a true vegan. I dabble in sustainable fish and dawdle in the consumption of eggs. Steak doesn’t speak to me, and tempeh is so-so. I’ll savor a solitary apricot that’s been kissed by
my baby.”

“I’ve been vegetarian since the 80s and, lately, even vegan. And I once happened to witness the slaughter of a cow. What atrocity must undergo an animal to satisfy the appetite of those fat
men who eat hamburgers!”

“If you want to get along with somebody, let them be right, and it will last longer.”

“In terms of having high hopes that the level of consciousness will get higher and higher, yeah.”

“In the ’70s it was skateboards, in the ’80s it was drugs, in the ’90s it was art, and now it’s my family.”

“My sobriety isn’t up for discussion, but as for vices, I seem to hack away at them with my invisible machete from dawn till dusk. The vice of ‘more’ is an ongoing theme.”

“Personally, I am stuck with one foot in the past and one foot in the present.”

“The fact that I was a junkie for a long time is only one slice of my own personal pie, which is made up of a lot of different slices.”

“The road is not a problem.”

“There were times when all Hillel and I had was each other. We were fucked up and understood what it was to be living in an out-of-control fog.”

“To be 26 years old and lose your left heart ventricle was probably the most dramatic thing that’s ever happened to me in my life.”

“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 I’ve realized over the years is that I have some pretty good friends.”

“When I do think, ‘Man a f—cking motel room with a couple of thousand dollars worth of narcotics would do me right,’ I just look over at my dog and remember that Buster’s never seen me high.”

“When you start putting pen to paper, you see a side of your personal truth that doesn’t otherwise reveal itself in conversation or thought.”

“You know I love pot, and I love beer, but I am totally sober, just because it completely stopped working for me.”