Anthony Kiedis Quotes and Sayings

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  • Name: Anthony Kiedis
  • Birth: November 1, 1962
  • Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
  • Occupations: Song-writer, singer, actor
  • Star Sign: Scorpio
  • Band: Lead singer of Red hot Chili Peppers
  • Facts: Anthony is a vegan who grew up in Los Angeles.

 

On what he’s spent the most money on: In the ’70s it was skateboards, in the ’80s it was drugs, in the ’90s it was art, and now it’s my family.
— Anthony Kiedis Maxim, 2011 tweet

 

On sobriety and remaining vices: 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.
— Anthony Kiedis Maxim, 2011 tweet

 

On his last meal as a vegan, if he’d eat a steak: 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.
— Anthony Kiedis Maxim, 2011 tweet

 

On how he’d like to die: 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.
— Anthony Kiedis Maxim, 2011 tweet

 

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!
— Anthony Kiedis Flair Magazine – Italy – March 2012 tweet

 

A rock star does not age!
— Anthony Kiedis Flair Magazine – Italy – March 2012 tweet

 

But I sat on an aeroplane recently, coming from Hawaii to Los Angeles, with Rick Rubin just across the aisle, watching the Justin Bieber movie, Never Say Never. I cried about twice during that film and I wanted the world to know that! They were doing this very cheesy giveaway of concert tickets to 16-year-old girls. The cheesiness didn’t matter- it was the reaction of the kids. When you saw those little girls crying deliriously, I lost it.
— Anthony Kiedis Q Magazine UK, 2011 tweet

 

I’m a crier, let me know if you need some tips. I could cry every day, in a good way.
— Anthony Kiedis Q Magazine UK, 2011 tweet

 

I think dying is the ultimate high.
— Anthony Kiedis Q Magazine UK, 2011 tweet

 

I never felt like dying was a good idea.
— Anthony Kiedis Q Magazine UK, 2011 tweet

 

On his upbringing leading to his addiction: That was a little time bomb inside me that was always waiting to go off. Environment has an influence, but I think that would have happened regardless of my upbringing. There was some demon in there waiting to have its time.
— Anthony Kiedis Q Magazine UK, 2011 tweet

 

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.
— Anthony Kiedis Q Magazine UK, 2011 tweet

 

On revealing to much in his book Scar Tissue: I could’ve revealed a lot more, I really could. It was my first foray into trying to tell the truth about myself… and in doing so you have to be hyper-conscious of not telling other people’s stories in ways they might not be comfortable with. In retrospect I made some mistakes along the way and I’ve made apologies for them.. It caused a little friction, but I feel like I was forgiven. By most.
— Anthony Kiedis Q Magazine UK, 2011 tweet

 

On replacing John Frusciante as guitarist: 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.
— Anthony Kiedis Q Magazine UK, 2011 tweet

 

On discontinuing as the Red Hot Chili Peppers: I think it would have been kind of quitting to do that, because I always think the best is yet to come.
— Anthony Kiedis Q Magazine UK, 2011 tweet

 

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.
— Anthony Kiedis Scar Tissue, 2004 tweet

 

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.
— Anthony Kiedis Scar Tissue, 2004 tweet

 

I think art is inherently nonviolent and it actually occupies your mind with creation rather than destruction.
— Anthony Kiedis tweet

 

On the Red Hot Chili Peppers: 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.
— Anthony Kiedis tweet

 

On the Red Hot Chili Peppers: Also, we’re all actually different blood types and we have one represented by each guy in the band.
— Anthony Kiedis Red Hot Chili Peppers tweet

 

You know, I love pot, and I love beer, but I am totally sober, just because it completely stopped working for me.
— Anthony Kiedis Interview Magazine 2000 tweet

 

Sometimes life’s so much cooler when you just don’t know any better and all the painful lessons have not hammered your head open yet.
— Anthony Kiedis tweet

 

On Kurt Cobain: I don’t know why everyone on earth felt so close to that guy; he was beloved and endearing and inoffensive in some weird way. For all of his screaming and all of his darkness, he was just lovable.
— Anthony Kiedis tweet

 

Music that I really love and believe in and think is extraordinarily honest and beautiful doesn’t always become popular.
— Anthony Kiedis October 1994 interview tweet

 

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