Steven Tyler Quotes


I guess I am a feminist of sorts. I love women so much and I celebrate the feminine in me because I appreciate it so much.

Love may be the best driving wheel but anger is a pretty good second.

Dogs have a lot of love.

We believed anything worth doing was worth over-doing

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

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.

Everybody loves you because you are brilliantly awkward.

Every life has a measure of sorrow and sometimes this is what awakens us.

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.

Seems like the light at the end of the tunnel may be you.

I think if you were to really peek under the hood of what got Aerosmith back again for our second life in the Eighties you'll find out that it's exactly this it's the willingness to take a risk.

There's nothing like an Aerosmith groove

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

When people think of Aerosmith I want them to think of the music we've made and nothing else. I don't want the responsibility of some young kid trying to live his life like I did back in the '70's.

I just want Aerosmith to always give me a hard-on that's all I ever ask for for it to be the most special thing in my life. As long as I look at it through those eyes it will always be that way.

What makes me feel good is that after all these years the ideas that Joe Perry came up with worked and all the kids loved it.

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.

It's amazing in the blink of an eye you finally see the light.

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.

It's amazing when the moment arrives that you know you'll be alright.

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

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

When that second airplane hit the building we all changed. We need to get back to some serious thinking.

Throw your hands up in the air and celebrate life.

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.

My toes are all squished. During an operation they had to take nerves out.

Great melody over great riffs is to me the secret of it all.

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

I love every bone in a woman's body especially mine.

Keep your nose to the grindstone. It sharpens your boogers.

Half my life is in book's written pages. Live and learn from fools and from sages.

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.

We can look but we'd better not touch.

If you can judge a wise man by the color of his skin Then mister you're a better man than I

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

I got in trouble my whole life for having a big mouth.

So study your rock history son. That be the Bible of the Blues.

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.

Some days you're the bug some days you're the windshield.

I wait till the last minute to do lyrics. I seem to work best that way - bummed out and under pressure. I often don't do my homework. But I'll always walk that extra mile.

I don't buy into the idea that you're not supposed to rock & roll after a certain date. Maybe I should be in Bellevue but I'm just having a good time.

Nothing is ever a barometer. Nothing is ever for sure except that this band has been around forever.

It was very difficult for me to be the only lyricist in the band.

I'm really just a country boy.

As good as I am I'm nothing without my band.

I've got scarves and boots from' 1970 that I still wear.

They've been stepping on my toes for years. It's just a reason to get new boots.

It's as clear as the balls on a tall dog.

Never judge a book by it's cover or who you're going to love by your lover.

I have to get inspired by something that touches my soul or rocks my soul.

What you don't deal with rules your life.

Imagine taking off your makeup and nobody knows who you are.

Fake it until you make it.

I remember the first guy who offered me a joint in the bathroom. I said 'No man I've got enough problems.'

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

If they [Guns N' Roses] didn't get back together soon they would have missed their window and no one would have cared in 3 or 4 years.

I ran into Axl [Rose] at a club some year ago and told him he's crazy we all miss them and he needs to get the band back together.

I just pretended I was someone else until that someone else became me.

Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.

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.

It's not the COUGH that carries you OFF. . . . It's the COFFIN they carry you OFF IN.

You have no idea how expensive it is to look this cheap.

Just saying no to drugs is like just saying cheer up to a manic depressant

Did you eat a lot of paint chips as a child?

I can't live off the ego.

Kurt Cobain when he did his videos you look into his eyes and he couldn't even face the camera; he was in pain and I'm angry about Kurt. This guy didn't have to die.

If you don't have a dream there is no way to make one come true.

I like to come up with the melodies and I have a lot of ideas as far as structure goes.

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

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

The crows may crow but the hens deliver the goods.

I heard that your brain stops growing when you start doing drugs. Let's see I guess that makes me 19.

If it is worth doing it is worth overdoing.

Sex drugs and rock 'n' roll... take out the drugs and you've got more time for the other two.

I quit my band in New York City in 1969 and I got really angry at them. I got angry at one of my guitar players and I dove over the drum set and we got into a fight.

Maybe life is random but I doubt it.

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

I don't think anything is forever but when my kids tell me they love me that's forever.

We may need to change the way we think. As in Israel I think there should be a mandatory draft where you go away for the service of your country for three years.

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.

Now that I'm sober I deserve to get laid.

Life's a journey not a destination.

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.

I love the woods even more than the ocean.

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

The secret to enlightenment is to lighten up. Whether you are talking rock or women all there.

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

Fake it until you make it. Pretend to be somebody until that somebody turns into you.

It doesn't feel good when you're put down and especially for no uncertain reason.

Guns 'N' Roses music was part of the fabric of all people.

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

Schools the first thing they cut is music programs. They don't realize how important music is to kids.

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

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.

My Get Up and Go Has Not Got Up and Went!

I had gotten one of the first Korg synthesizers with 300 presets.

Guitar players never listen to lead singers.

Good night everyone- and remember- in this world if you wanna get ahead you gotta learn to give a little!

I grew up with the smell of the lake and the feeling of the woods.

If it shakes you in the right places it's Gods gift.

In the end I get a really good song and in the end I get the hits. Yeah I'm that good.

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

I said the same things to Axl [Rose] that everyone said to me when me and Joe Perry were fighting.

Sing with me sing for the years. Sing for the laughter'n sing for the tears.

Mary had a little sheep With the sheep she went to sleep. The sheep turned out to be a ram And Mary had a little lamb.

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.

To love and be loved is all we know and all we need to know.

In order to get to the other side of the shore you have to lose sight of this one!

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

Songwriting is a bitch. And then it has puppies

This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.

Rock 'n' roll is sexuality personified

People love Axl [Rose] with the original band they love him on his own but they want to see him with the original guys.

I get the whole thing I can't talk about it. But they're talking and they got an offer. I hope Axl[Rose] can see the greater picture and not be mad at Duff [McKagan] and Slash.

I know why we're here. We're all here because we're not all there.