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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Gerard Way on love, pain, suicide, life, coffee, psycho, music, politics, truth, artist, actions, obligations, art, hate and hope.

140 Insightful Quotes By Gerard Way That You Must Not Overlook

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Gerard Way is a celebrated American musician, songwriter, singer, comic book writer and former lead vocalist and co-founder of the rock band ‘My Chemical Romance’. ‘The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys’ was a dark humoured mini-comic series written by him. In 2007 he also released a comic book titled, ‘The Umbrella Academy’. Way’s debut solo album ‘Hesitant Alien’ peaked the ‘UK Rock Albums’ chart and was also labelled a platinum selling album. Besides this he is also known for being associated with the boy band ‘The Hormones’. Way suffered from a distraught childhood his teenage was spent in alcoholism, isolation and depression. Way’s grandmother became his source of inspiration and taught him art and music. With sheer tenacity, Way overcame a rotten past and made a mark in the mainstream music. Besides being the most iconic frontman he is also an inspirational figure. We bring to you a corpus of most encouraging and motivational thoughts, words, views and opinions that the renowned artist has said. Presenting famous sayings and quotes by Gerard Way.

I see you lying next to me, with words I thought i'd never speak, awake and unafraid, asleep or dead?

- Gerard Way

I feel like theres so many people out there who have the kids in the palm of their hand, listening but there are so few people saying something

- Gerard Way

It's for the hamster that I'm gonna buy! This is so perfect! (after opening a hamster wheel at Christmas)

- Gerard Way

You get caught up in a cycle at some point, so I broke the cycle and decided; I'm going to really write a lot of books, because I need to get in touch with that part of myself in order to make more music.

- Gerard Way

The Black Parade only has two songs left. Then you'll have to deal with the likes of My Chemical Romance. Personally...I think their language is atrocious and they don't know how to dress.

- Gerard Way

There are really so many people trying to get control over you on a daily basis and steal your soul in some way, take a part of you...

- Gerard Way

I had no direction. I thought, 'I need to make a difference in my life,' and music was my answer.

- Gerard Way

Like, you should never want to hurt yourself. You should love yourself.

- Gerard Way

Singing songs that make you slit your wrists

- Gerard Way

We’ve always been fighters. There will always be something to fight against. So we’ll always fight, underdogs or not. If you put a wall in front of us, we don’t look to go round it. We just bust straight through.

- Gerard Way

Oh, and I heard a rumor that I died in a car accident. I didn’t.

- Gerard Way

There's such a lack of sex in music.

- Gerard Way

The plan was that I was going to do comics, and then the music just cam up in my life and was a detour.

- Gerard Way

I'd enjoy it if a guy grabbed my ass. I guess it all depends on how he grabbed it, too.

- Gerard Way

It is not a band. It is an idea.

- Gerard Way

When you are kissing a guy with a beard, it's different.

- Gerard Way

Can I be your only hope? Because your the only hope for me.

- Gerard Way

Human nature at times is unfortunately very ugly and I learned the world can be a very ugly place. For as much beauty there is, there's just as much brutality and violence and ugliness.

- Gerard Way

Stay beautiful, keep it ugly

- Gerard Way

Are you on our side...and want to be different, or are you on that side and want to throw a football at my head!?

- Gerard Way

I believe in ghosts because I had a paranormal expierience once that was very personal. Though, every fiber in my being tries to convince me they don't exist.

- Gerard Way

It's important to keep up momentum, when I'm home alone I get stagnant, I go crazy and have to see my therapist. Being on the road keeps me busy. I'm okay when I'm busy.

- Gerard Way

Drinking beer doesn't make you fat, it makes you lean...Against bars, tables, chairs, and poles.

- Gerard Way

All we ever wanna do is inspire somebody to be who they wanna be and to give them a little bit of hope.

- Gerard Way

The Devil got landed with a shitty job, he has to deal with assholes everyday, he's probably bored as hell.

- Gerard Way

Look at me, with my pretty bracelet and tiara... I'm a f****n' princess!

- Gerard Way

As long as somebody is guaranteed a certain number of sales you know you're gonna keep seeing these vanity projects. I mean they have a place, they serve a function they can bring people into comics.

- Gerard Way

No matter what anyone says, dont take their F**king Bulls**t. Coz you're better then them, faster than them and god damn it, YOU'RE MUCH BETTER LOOKING!!

- Gerard Way

Sing, that's the most powerful weapon you have.

- Gerard Way

I am not afraid to keep on living. I am not afraid to walk this world alone. Honey if you stay you'll be forgiven, nothing you can say will set me going home.

- Gerard Way

Never forget how beautiful you are.

- Gerard Way

Say what you want but you NEVER say it with violence!

- Gerard Way

I learned to see beauty in everything and ugliness in everything. I developed a very honest perspective.

- Gerard Way

The Black Parade has to go home soon, so you're gonna be stuck with My Chemical Romance. I'm sorry. That singer has a despicable mouth, he dresses funny, and he can't sing!

- Gerard Way

You can do amazing things when you believe.

- Gerard Way

Life is but a dream for the dead.

- Gerard Way

Don't let anyone tell you you're not good enough. You're good enough, you are too good. Love your family with all your heart and listen to it.

- Gerard Way

I am living proof that no matter how bad life gets, it gets better.

- Gerard Way

Let me tell you how the story ends, where the good guys die and the bad guys win. It doesn't matter how many friend you make, but the graffite they write on your grave.

- Gerard Way

Real revenge is making something of yourself.

- Gerard Way

Playing in front of millions of people erases everything I hate about myself. Nothing can hurt me.

- Gerard Way

If you're ever in a dark place, don't resort to violence. Talk to someone; whether it be a therapist, teacher, parent, or just someone you can trust. We all have our dark places and it's important that you get help.

- Gerard Way

Every big adventure should feel like your last. Every attempt should feel like a final charge up the hill. Tomorrow doesn't exist.

- Gerard Way

I Just Got So Emo That I Just Fell Apart!!

- Gerard Way

None. I think we should send a country some cupcakes. You think some cupcakes would cheer up North Korea? Kill 'em with deliciousness.

- Gerard Way

I know something you don't....and that is.... I'M NOT WEARING ANY UNDERWEAR! We're gonna get sexy for a minute!

- Gerard Way

I have a nihilistic attitude so it's like, the new gay... it's popular.

- Gerard Way

It'd be cool to be a vampire. Vampires are the best beast you can ever be. Call me egotistical, but I love the whole idea of immortality.

- Gerard Way

Oh how wrong we were to think immortality meant never dying

- Gerard Way

It reminded me of a meat grinder. From when I was a kid. Going to school it felt like you were in a meat grinder. It chews you up and pours out this mess that can't function

- Gerard Way

People don't know if i'm gay, straight or an alien from outer space.. its funny

- Gerard Way

You have to destroy something to make it beautiful.

- Gerard Way

All your quirks and all your problems - even your depressions and your failures - that’s what makes you you.

- Gerard Way

Tears are words the heart can't express

- Gerard Way

In those perfect moments you find beauty you never knew existed. You find yourself and you friends all over again, you find something to fight for, something to love. Something to show the world.

- Gerard Way

Anything can be art. Anything can be self-expression . Now you take the weapon and run with it.

- Gerard Way

Don't ever let the media tell you what your body is supposed look like. You're beautiful the way you are. Stay beautiful, keep it ugly.

- Gerard Way

NOTHING is worth hurting yourself over. NOTHING is worth taking your life over, DO YOU UNDERSTAND?!

- Gerard Way

As soon as I go into a Starbucks I take off my sunglasses. I want to be recognised and I want free coffee.

- Gerard Way

Be yourself, don't take anything from anyone, and never let them take you alive.

- Gerard Way

It's okay to love something a little too much,as long as it's real to you.

- Gerard Way

So people keep asking me what this badge is for... this badge makes me the sheriff, the sheriff of Emo town, so get your straight irons and eyeliner ready!

- Gerard Way

The best thing about wearing black is that you can hide pretty easily, unless you're in like Hawaii, then you can't hide.

- Gerard Way

Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person.

- Gerard Way

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching

- Gerard Way

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.

- Gerard Way

To me, the coolest, shiniest, sexiest, darkest, scariest thing you can be is pop.

- Gerard Way

It was harder to break into comics than it was to become a singer in a rock band.

- Gerard Way

Alan Moore is a prophetic writer.

- Gerard Way

My wife totally backs the way I am on stage; that's one of the amazing things about her. I have 120 per cent respect for her when I'm on stage, so there are definitely certain things I would never do.

- Gerard Way

I've always had bizarre, negative feelings about anything traditional, like marriage and family. I never thought something like that worked.

- Gerard Way

'Watchmen' is not only the greatest comic ever written, it's a really important work of fiction.

- Gerard Way

I understand that kids look up to me, that some people might have gotten sober because of me.

- Gerard Way

My music is - I don't want to say my main focus, but it's what comes most naturally to me.

- Gerard Way

There's something very romantic about self-destruction and sabotaging your life, and taking a hammer to it.

- Gerard Way

My parents didn't have records, they didn't have radios, and they didn't listen to music. My grandmother was my main connection to art and music. She could play piano very well, and she had perfect pitch.

- Gerard Way

The only thing I learnt in high school is that people are very violent and territorial.

- Gerard Way

I love Alfonso Cuaron.

- Gerard Way

Freddie Mercury, to me, was probably the most important frontman to me growing up.

- Gerard Way

'The Black Parade' is an epic, theatrical, orchestral, big record that is also a concept album.

- Gerard Way

I don't think having a My Chemical Romance action figure will make a kid start his own band, I like to think it will make him save children from a burning building.

- Gerard Way

Most times with vanity projects, publishers don't believe in the work; they just believe in the name.

- Gerard Way

I wouldn't have been able to move to L.A. if I felt I was going to lose my identity as a New Jerseyian. My accent has gotten thicker since I've lived here.

- Gerard Way

Comics are my first love, and I hate seeing an art form that I love suffer.

- Gerard Way

I love watching 'Twilight Zone.' New Year's Eve they do the marathon; I watch it every year.

- Gerard Way

All of my favourite albums have this incredible amount of conceptual glue to them, even if they are not telling a story.

- Gerard Way

What I like about The Sims is that I don't have a normal life at all, so I play this game where these people have these really boring, mundane lives. It's fun.

- Gerard Way

As free and crazy as we want to be, and how much we want to make the world a canvas, there's also a part of us that doesn't want to make any mark.

- Gerard Way

My Chemical Romance is done. But it can never die.

- Gerard Way

Did Superman really want to save the world, or did he just feel like he had to? Would he much rather be a farmer? Maybe. Would he much rather be hanging out with his dad and his mom and his dog? Probably.

- Gerard Way

I thought 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' was so interesting the way it was made and the texture of it.

- Gerard Way

You put an old Misfits record on, and it sounds like it came out yesterday.

- Gerard Way

When Scorsese shoots a violent scene, it's very uncomfortable - it's not like watching 'Rambo.'

- Gerard Way

I've always seen My Chemical Romance as the band that would have represented who me and my friends were in high school, and the band that we didn't have to represent us - the kids that wore black - back then.

- Gerard Way

There was a moment in my life when I really wanted to kill myself. And there was one other moment when I was close to that. But even in my most jaded times, I had some hope.

- Gerard Way

There's not a lot of art forms where you can control your presentation and your ideas.

- Gerard Way

A lot of kids get disappointed. They expect me to be, like, 'Bwaah.' 'If I spend a minute with them, they end up saying, 'Wow, you're a nice, normal guy.' They hate it when they catch me out of my makeup.

- Gerard Way

To me, nothing feels more like being dead than being in your 20s and having no direction in your life.

- Gerard Way

I wasn't bullied in high school, I was just ignored.

- Gerard Way

So many people treat you like you're a kid so you might as well act like one and throw your television out of the hotel window.

- Gerard Way