This Day In Rock. LEMMY’s Top 10 Quotes
Lemmy Kilmister (24 December 1945 – 28 December 2015) would be 71 today.
Words of wisdom from Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister born 71 years ago today in Stoke-on-Trent, England and passed away one year ago. Everything about Lemmy’s life has been said. We want to remember Lemmy in his own words.
“If you're going to be a fucking rock star go be one. People don't want to see the guy next door on stage; they want to see a being from another planet. You want to see somebody you'd never meet in ordinary life”
“That was a great time, the summer of '71 - I can't remember it, but I'll never forget it!”
“Home is in here [tapping temple]. Where you live is just a geographical preference”
“Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous. Have you noticed that? I'd like to find the bastard that thought that one up”
“My ethic is: ‘Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die.’ You can be as careful as you want, but you’re going to die anyway, so why not have fun?”
“I like girls. That’s the only reason I’m in the music business – I discovered you could get women to take their clothes off if you had a guitar. And they come off a lot faster if you can play it”
“I made more money out of writing those four songs for Ozzy than I made out of fifteen years of Motörhead – ludicrous, isn’t it!”
"I don't do regrets. Regrets are pointless. It's too late for regrets. You've already done it, haven't you? You've lived your life. No point wishing you could change it"
"Death is an inevitability, isn't it? You become more aware of that when you get to my age. I don't worry about it. I'm ready for it. When I go, I want to go doing what I do best. If I died tomorrow, I couldn't complain. It's been good"
"A kid once said to me "Do you get hangovers?" I said, "To get hangovers you have to stop drinking"