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A collection of memorable quotes and sayings by Chester Bennington on life, music, pain, love, business etc.

47 Memorable Quotes By Chester Bennington, The Author Of The Doors

Quick Facts

Born On: March 20, 1976

Died On: July 20, 2017

Born In: Phoenix, Arizona, U.S

Died At Age: 41

Chester Charles Bennington, who wanted to be a rock star from a very young age, achieved his goal when he became the lead vocalist for Linkin Park. But before that, he had to go through an array of abuses, ranging from being bullied at school to suffering sexual molestation and drug and alcohol abuses. Luckily, he had music to fall back on and help him to shake off the resultant negativity. Let us now look into some of his quotes, which not only refer to such abuses and his recovery, but also tell us about his music, which he considered greater than the musician itself as well as about his strength and weaknesses and his ideas on interesting topics like tattoos.

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The rule in music land is never doody in the bus and never doody in the RV.

Chester Bennington

I don't drink. I choose to be sober now. I have drunk over the last six years, but I just don't want to be that person anymore.

Chester Bennington

I don't go out and pick fights.

Chester Bennington

It's not cool to be an alcoholic.

Chester Bennington

I really wish Mike and Joe would stop drawing on me while I'm sleeping.

Chester Bennington

Our Fans are the best fans in the world , don't mess with them

Chester Bennington

Tattoos are permanent and a lifelong commitment, the same as marriage.

Chester Bennington

It's cool to be a part of recovery. This is just who I am, this is what I write about, what I do, and most of my work has been a reflection of what I've been going through in one way or another.

Chester Bennington

We'd like to think that our music will always be bigger than any one of our individual personalities.

Chester Bennington

Success is nice, but it shouldn't be the only reason why you're a musician.

Chester Bennington

You think I'm stupid. Stay out of my way. You think I'm stupid.

Chester Bennington

Tattoos exude pain and pleasure all at the same time.

Chester Bennington

You're constantly trying to prove yourself, even after you've made it.

Chester Bennington

I don't like to hold back, because that's how you hurt yourself.

Chester Bennington

Alone in a world, With millions of souls Walking in circles Trapped in their dreams unhealthy, unclean walking in circles, now do not disturb scream in silence everyone's sleeping

Chester Bennington

When life leaves us blind, love keeps us kind.

Chester Bennington

I'm strong on the outside, not all the way through. I've never been perfect, but neither have you.

Chester Bennington

You can't be afraid of people willing to hurt you, cause if you fear life, then you will never live

Chester Bennington

We like playing smaller venues, but we know how many people want to come and see us so we don't ever want to stop anyone who wants to come to a show from coming.

Chester Bennington

As an artist, I want a reaction.

Chester Bennington

We're not a political band, we're a socially-minded band.

Chester Bennington

For me, you say the words 'concept record,' and the first thing I think of is theater or the opera or something.

Chester Bennington

We're shooting for the title of hardest-working band in America.

Chester Bennington

There are always going to be encounters that you kind of wish went differently. But the average fan really isn't fanatical.

Chester Bennington

Touring for two years is excruciating.

Chester Bennington

If fans come up to me, I talk to them.

Chester Bennington

We don't sit down and go, 'People are uneasy about the economy. Let's write about that.'

Chester Bennington

It's not cool to be an alcoholic.

Chester Bennington

The fans are the biggest reason we do what we do.

Chester Bennington

Once we start hitting lyrical themes that can whack you from all these different perspectives, we know we're onto something special.

Chester Bennington

I don't go out and pick fights.

Chester Bennington

It's cool to be a part of recovery. This is just who I am, this is what I write about, what I do, and most of my work has been a reflection of what I've been going through in one way or another.

Chester Bennington

Asking someone to describe what something sounds like is like telling a blind person to guess what I look like.

Chester Bennington

We'd like to think that our music will always be bigger than any one of our individual personalities.

Chester Bennington

I don't drink. I choose to be sober now. I have drunk over the last six years, but I just don't want to be that person anymore.

Chester Bennington

This is a business of love and labor.

Chester Bennington

All of our songs take these really big creative turns and twists throughout the process, so sometimes songs will start out as a melody or some musical chord progressions.

Chester Bennington

To pigeonhole a genre as being successful or unsuccessful is weird.

Chester Bennington

I always wanted to be a rock star. That was my childhood dream. That's what I told everybody I was going to be when I grew up.

Chester Bennington

My favorite jellybean is the pink one with the flavor inside.

Chester Bennington

I don't like to hold back, because that's how you hurt yourself.

Chester Bennington

You're constantly trying to prove yourself, even after you've made it.

Chester Bennington

I have been able to tap into all the negative things that can happen to me throughout my life by numbing myself to the pain so to speak and kind of being able to vent it through my music.

Chester Bennington

Well, we promised our fans that we'd put out records faster, and that's what we're doing. We figured out a way to condense our cycle, so to speak, by... continuing to write, trying to keep the creative ball rolling as often as possible.

Chester Bennington

What’s the worst thing I've stolen? Probably little pieces of other people’s lives. Where I’ve either wasted their time or hurt them in some way. That’s the worst thing you can steal, the time of other people. You just can’t get that back.

Chester Bennington

Alright...here's the deal. What's happening in this piece is very simple, over here on this side...you see that there is a very scared little kinda guy over there...wanna know why he's scared? Because this guy over here is trying to eat him.

Chester Bennington

Atom bombs, something's wrong. D.E.A sent to Guam. Acid Trips, big fat chics. Purple Finstone Vitamins.All the needy rich are greedy. I find out you don't need me. Berlin wall starts to fall. I trip out to the wall. Hooray Horrah

Chester Bennington