Phil Anselmo Quotes

I guess I've never been introduced properly to Pink Floyd. I know they're great, don't get me wrong. Excellent, excellent musicians; great band; awesome harmony; great song writers; I just don't know anything besides, I guess, the popular songs on the radio.

Great Quotes, Harmony Quotes, Music Quotes, Writers Quotes

It was awesome growing up in New Orleans because there were great metal bands, there were great hardcore bands, there were great thrash metal bands in the middle '80s and what-not. But then, take me out of New Orleans, and I moved to Fort Worth in 1987, and there's a scene there, too. And Texas absolutely has a different sound.

Great Quotes, Worth Quotes

I'm a bad pessimist. I don't think about how successful any record I've ever done is going to do before it came out.

Success Quotes

 

The success that Pantera had, I could have never, ever forecasted or predicted, and I always felt a responsibility to try to pay even a bit of it forward.

Success Quotes, Responsibility Quotes

Pantera revolutionized the sound and the approach to heavy metal. It's been regurgitated. Once you up the production on a product and not just the playing but the actual production, then it's going to up the ante.

Revolution Quotes

With Pantera, we lived through so many trend-of-the-day situations - when grunge was huge, we were still a heavy metal band; when hip-hop started getting incorporated into metal, we stuck to our guns and remained a heavy metal band very purposefully.

Purpose Quotes

I don't care at all about the mainstream; I don't care about popularity contests; I don't care about who's got the biggest-selling album; and I don't care about glossy production.

Selling Quotes, Popularity Quotes

I love the Beatles, and when I was very young, I had young parents, so Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles constantly were big influences on my life.

Love Quotes, Life Quotes, Parents Quotes, Influence Quotes

It seems like if you are not painted up special way or have some tailor made outfit to put on to go out on stage... I don't know... there's too much of it out there.

Pain Quotes

I think anyone who suffers from chronic pain can agree with this - you feel this great significance. What I wanted to capture was that significance, and as a matter of fact I think that's one of the lyrics on 'Conflict,' on the split. I touch on the significance, and really it's a selfish thing, in an offbeat way.

Great Quotes, Pain Quotes, Conflict Quotes

You can only exist as far as your mind will allow you to exist, and I think chronic pain will stop time dead in its tracks. You feel like you're the only one, and how unfair it is, and a million different feel-sorry-for-yourself type feelings.

Time Quotes, Pain Quotes, Feeling Quotes, Mind Quotes

Everyone's gonna have their opinion, everyone's gonna have their favorite bands. The best way I can describe it is music is like food, either you love it, hate it, or are indifferent about it. Or you grow up and acquire a taste for it.

Love Quotes, Food Quotes, Opinion Quotes, Music Quotes

In my better sense of mind, I know that I'm far from alone and far from the worst, and the earth keeps spinning. Everything keeps moving, with or without me.

Mind Quotes

Communication between band-mates is imperative. Communication is the key to any healthy relationship. If I need to be checked, I expect to hear it put in plain words what my faults are, and give my band-mates the ultimate consideration by shutting up and listening, then acting on the advice given. Same goes for anyone else in any band.

Health Quotes, Advice Quotes, Communication Quotes, Listening Quotes

At least in my life, I cannot hold onto grudges. It's a waste of energy, a waste of time.

Life Quotes, Time Quotes, Energy Quotes

I am the type that cannot stay put in living in the past and solely in the past. It's not healthy and it doesn't feel right.

Health Quotes

Honestly, I got the best of both worlds: groove of New Orleans meets the intensity of Texas. That's the best education I could have, the best experiences I could have.

Education Quotes, Experience Quotes

People are going to think and take things how they're going to take it, and I have no control over that, so it's kind of like biding time until you get your feedback. So, it's like, once the public can consume what you're putting out there, then you know. Then you know hit, miss, in between.

Time Quotes, Control Quotes

The lead guitar work is a bit repetitious, but when a song is under two minutes long, I don't have much room anyway. Thank goodness. But I've always contributed guitar parts to every band I've ever been in, so I'll always play the axe.

Work Quotes

I had the question asked of me before, 'What do you like better: singing or playing guitar?' If I'm gonna be totally truthful, if that microphone's in my hand, I'm loving it. When the guitar's in my hand, I'm a little nervous, but I'm still loving it.

Truth Quotes

Knowing what you're up against is part of the strength of writing something that is even, I guess, considered halfway original, knowing what's out there to begin with.

Strength Quotes

And it seems to be today, image is a real important thing once again.

Important Quotes

13 Top Phil Anselmo quotes about Music

I love music. I love every kind of extreme sort of music, and many different genres, and if I were to have to dedicate myself to just one kind of genre, I would feel kind of gypped. I'd be like, man, I wish I could do this or that. And really all it takes is trying it out.

Love Quotes, Music Quotes

I tried to take heavy metal... and balled it up and chopped it in half and really tried to create a new form of energy. I really tried to re-shape extreme music as I see it through my eyes.

Energy Quotes, Music Quotes

Creating any type of art is all about mood. I've been making extreme music in one fashion or another for decades. And truthfully, Down has a big enough fan base to where I could remain content to do only that, but music is a vast territory and I am an explorer. And I'm a lover of all things considered extreme in music.

Love Quotes, Truth Quotes, Art Quotes, Music Quotes

I can easily say I've done everything I've wanted in music.

Music Quotes

I have created hours upon hours of different music over the years that the general public has never heard. Maybe one day I'll release them all in one big package, but we'll see.

Music Quotes

I'm glowing in the dark with my studio tan. I've been in a cave of music for months and months and months.

Music Quotes

To me, I'm for a band whose forefront is the music.

Music Quotes

I think music is a big, big wide world, and I am voyager on this particular ship in this sea of wild music, and I'm gonna dive in and find as many fish as I can and catch them all. I love music.

Love Quotes, Music Quotes

Tastes are varied, man, so much in this music world. Look, I adore the bands that I adore. On the flipside, as much as you love a 100 different genres of bands, there are another 100 I can easily say I dislike, too.

Love Quotes, Music Quotes

I loathe rock stars. I am a music nerd, a fan, a follower... just like any fan of music might be. And although I have blood-relatives, a lot of times I feel closer to my audience than my true family, because at least my fans get what I'm doing, to a certain extent, whereas my family does not.

Time Quotes, Music Quotes

To do an extreme metal record is something that is well within my capacity as a musician to write stuff out of the box, write stuff that's probably more extreme than the band I'm in at the present time, and it's something that needs to come out of me one way or another.

Time Quotes, Music Quotes

You have certain expressions when you write music, a lot of different emotions, a lot of different feelings.

Emotion Quotes, Feeling Quotes, Music Quotes

Music is there for us to explore. To intentionally limit yourself to one, two, or three genres is limitation at its worst. Music is huge; it's a gigantic history lesson, and if you are true music fan or a musician, you should explore it. It's all right there in front of us.

History Quotes, Imitation Quotes, Intention Quotes, Music Quotes

5 Famous Phil Anselmo quotes about Love

I love to play guitar. I've been writing my own songs on the axe since I was nine years old. I suck at leads.

Love Quotes

Singing and playing have always gone hand-in-hand with me. I love 'em both equally.

Love Quotes

You gotta look beyond the mainstream... the mainstream'll drown you, you know? There's always a pulse in the underground that I love. And the pulse in the underground is what keeps heavy metal alive.

Love Quotes

You're always going to have detractors, and you're always going to have people who love you, and that's how it's perfectly balanced and the world spins on.

Love Quotes, Balance Quotes

I've heard too many times where people say that I'm this ultra-serious guy. In truth, I've got an extremely absurd sense of humor. I thrive on the absurd - I love it.

Love Quotes, Time Quotes, Truth Quotes, Humor Quotes