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A collection of quotes and thoughts by David Lee Roth on addiction, drugs, money, musician, singing, happiness, morals, values, status, wealth, inspire and humor.

37 Notable Quotes By David Lee Roth Which Are Sure To Chime In With Life

Famous As: Singer, Musician, Record producer, Radio personality, Composer,
Born On: October 10, 1954
Born In: Bloomington, Indiana, United States
David Lee Roth is an American musician, songwriter, actor, vocalist and author. He is regarded as one of the best rock and roll artists of all time. Roth is a multi-talented individual but his biggest claim to fame lies in being the front man, of ‘Van Halen’, a hard rock band for which he belted out a number of smash hits throughout his two stints. He was associated with the band for 11 years between 1974 and 1985, before forging a hugely successful solo career till rejoining ‘Van Halen’ again in 2006. Roth rejoined the group for their North American Tour and it became one of the most commercially successful tours in the history of the band. Some of his noted albums with the band include ‘Van Halen’, ‘Van Halen II’, ‘Diver Down’, ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ and ‘Women and Children First’ among others. On the other hand, ‘A Little Ain’t Enough’, ‘Skyscraper’, ‘Diamond Dave’ and ‘Your Filthy Little Mouth’ are some of his famous solo albums. Besides being a rock star, the man has a way with words. We bring to you few favourite David Lee Roth’s quotes and thoughts which have been excerpted from the work, interviews, writings, lyrics and life.

I used to have a drug problem, now I make enough money.

David Lee Roth

The light you see at the end of the tunnel is the front of an oncoming train.

David Lee Roth

Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it.

David Lee Roth

I always admired Ray Kroc, the man who invented McDonald's. Ray had a vision of the most commonplace thing - a hamburger and fries to go - but to him it was just the greatest thing ever, and he was going to make it the greatest thing ever for everybody else, and he did.

David Lee Roth

Maybe I'm like acts of Congress or your favorite Chinese restaurant - you don't really want to know what's going on behind the door. I'm a real study in contrast, I expect, looking from without. But it adds up to what you get on stage.

David Lee Roth

The problem with self-improvement is knowing when to quit.

David Lee Roth

Rap is poetry to music, like beatniks without beards and bongos.

David Lee Roth

You want a hero in the music world? James Brown. He brought a feeling to music without really using words. He's just famous for his sound.

David Lee Roth

I'm not conceited. Conceit is a fault and I have no faults.

David Lee Roth

The only thing I'm allergic to is criticism.

David Lee Roth

Music is like girlfriends to me; I'm continually astonished by the choices other people make.

David Lee Roth

It's always irritated me that people say, 'Where's the action? Oh wow, there's no action here; let's go somewhere else.' These people will never find the action.

David Lee Roth

You stick your head above the crowd and attract attention and sometimes somebody will throw a rock at you. That's the territory. You buy the land, you get the Indians.

David Lee Roth

It doesn't matter the kind of music, it doesn't matter whether it's a cowboy hat or a yarmulke. I don't care if it's outer space or pop, the spirit is the same.

David Lee Roth

He who knows how will always work for he who knows why.

David Lee Roth

A lot of rock bands are truly a legend in their own minds.

David Lee Roth

It doesn't get better, it doesn't get worse, but it sure gets different!

David Lee Roth

People ask me how far I've come. And I tell them twelve feet: from the audience to the stage.

David Lee Roth

The world's a stage, and I want the brightest spot.

David Lee Roth

Money can't buy happiness but it can buy a huge yacht that sails right next to it.

David Lee Roth

When you get something like MTV, it's like regular television. You get it, and at first it's novel and brand new and then you watch every channel, every show. And then you become a little more selective and more selective, until ultimately... you wind up with a radio.

David Lee Roth

I don't get all the women that I want... I get all the women that want me.

David Lee Roth

Van Halen can keep providing the rain and I'll keep providing the parade.

David Lee Roth

I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.

David Lee Roth

Radio as we know it is pretty much changing completely.

David Lee Roth

My ambition is to further create a signature sound, a signature spirit, that makes some kind of contribution to music in general.

David Lee Roth

I don't feel tardy.

David Lee Roth

You've got to roll with the punches to get to what's real.

David Lee Roth

I can teach you to jump up in five seconds-it takes years to learn how to land properly.

David Lee Roth

Reach up to the feet of God, looking for a sign...it was right here all the time...

David Lee Roth

Ya know, I always admired Ray Kroc, the man who invented McDonald's. Ray had a vision of the most commonplace thing - a hamburger and fries to go - but to him it was just the greatest thing ever, and he was going to make it the greatest thing ever for everybody else, and he did.

David Lee Roth

I take my personal upkeep real seriously; my sense of organization and attention to detail; my memory; my business - I love the business.

David Lee Roth

There are only so many letters in the alphabet. When I talk to young musicians or authors and they ask for advice, I say, 'You gotta learn all the letters of your own personal alphabet. With music, you need to know all the different kinds of music and everything in and around your given instrument.'

David Lee Roth

I've always been very self-motivated.

David Lee Roth

I grew up on radio, not TV.

David Lee Roth

In the United States, you can put on a cowboy hat and join the country-western neighborhood. If you're down below 14th Street in New York City, that's bohemian; that's left-wing.

David Lee Roth