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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Travis Barker on life, musicians, drum, dreams, diet, therapy, gratitude, limits, rock, music, people, death, children and thankful.

69 Motivational Quotes By Travis Barker Which Are Sure To Stay With You Evermore

Quick Facts

Famous As: Musician

Born On: November 14, 1975

Born In: Fontana, California

Founder / Co Founder: Famous Stars and Straps

Travis Barker is one of the most popular drummers in the world. He is the lead of the rock band ‘Blink 182’. He was born in a modest family and gifted a small drum set which cultivated his interest in music at an early age of five. This passion stayed with him all his life and he was determined to make a career out of it. After graduating he struggled for some time with petty jobs before becoming a drummer for the punk band ‘The Aquabats’. His career got a major breakthrough when he was recruited as a fill-in drummer for ‘Blink-182’ and he learned the beat for 20 songs in 45 minutes. This helped him gain a permanent position there and played a significant contribution in increasing the popularity of the band. The band soon got their first professional recording which marked the beginning of their successful career. They followed up with various hot albums and soon become a globally famous band. Apart from this, he has worked with various other bands and has also given some hit solos. The following quotes and sayings by one of the busiest drummers in the world are sure to give you some serious life goals. Go through the quotations and thoughts by Travis Barker, one of the most private members of ‘Blink-182’ who has shared some unfading life lessons.
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I juice a lot; I get as much protein as I can, because being a vegan, there isn't much protein. But that's pretty much it. I just drink lots of water, too. I'll have a protein shake as well every morning.

Travis Barker

I try to do an hour of cardio on the days that I have off, and then I'll do 30 to 45 minutes on show days. That's the first thing I do when I wake up, I have breakfast and then I'll hit the gym.

Travis Barker

Usually, if I'm coming to Europe, I'm on a boat for seven days, so I spend the seven days doing a bunch of things. I'll do cardio for an hour or an hour-and-a-half and weights, just light weights.

Travis Barker

I think putting your relationship out there for people to interpret and have their own opinion about, I think it's crazy.

Travis Barker

I hate planes.

Travis Barker

The whole time after you record an album, you're just waiting for the release date. You're waiting for fans to hear it and stuff.

Travis Barker

I love tour, but I don't like traveling at night or driving long hours. But I love touring. If my kids could be out there full time, I'd probably never go home.

Travis Barker

I don't like traveling, period. I like being at places and I like going places, but I don't like forms of transportation.

Travis Barker

It's something I want to overcome. And my kids are scared to death to fly. I want them to witness me overcome it.

Travis Barker

I want a certain thing for my children. I just want to be in their life. I don't want nannies raising my kids.

Travis Barker

My mom died when I was 16. I had a rough childhood, you know what I mean, but it made me strong.

Travis Barker

I have my kids every Friday through Monday, and I don't leave them the whole time I have them.

Travis Barker

I run every day now. I never ran before.

Travis Barker

I've been vegan since I got out of the hospital... It's another eye opener. It changed my life in a number of ways.

Travis Barker

If we play to first time Blink 182 listeners, it's good they are listening to us and not the Backstreet Boys. Old Fans or new fans, it's all the same to us.

Travis Barker

And I played in jazz band as well during all three years in school.

Travis Barker

Bill Stevenson of The Descendants is really good, too.

Travis Barker

But really, anytime, I play on a practice pad as much as I can.

Travis Barker

But there's actually a lot of punk bands out there that go out of the norm, use odd time signatures, or a lot of different tempo changes in a song.

Travis Barker

I can play punk rock, and I love playing punk rock, but I was into every other style of music before I played punk rock.

Travis Barker

I like Steve Gadd, everything he did with Steely Dan. There's so many. I like everything.

Travis Barker

I listened a little to punk when I was younger, but it was straight edge punk. It was nothing like what is going on now, like poppy punk.

Travis Barker

I play Orange County drums. I love those guys. I've got a four piece kit.

Travis Barker

I used to have friends come on tour and work as my drum tech, but they get bummed out when I have to tell them what to do. This time I'm just going to fly them out and let them hang. It's all good.

Travis Barker

I was a kid, and I wasn't even sure if I wanted to play the drums, you know? All I wanted to do was skateboard, but I was still learning and taking it in, so it was good.

Travis Barker

I was in a band called Hooker for a while.

Travis Barker

I was playing with the Aquabats, and then I quit to join a band called Suicide Machine in Detroit.

Travis Barker

I was told once if I kept breaking things on my legs, that I wasn't going to be able to walk soon, you know? I wanted to be a pro skateboarder, but it was too hard. I was trying, but it wasn't going to happen.

Travis Barker

I'm super serious about that stuff. I mean, it's rare that I sit down at a drum set when I'm not touring, because we tour so much.

Travis Barker

I've always liked Dennis Chambers, he's real flashy.

Travis Barker

In junior high, I sang in madrigals, men's' and women's' choir. I played piano too, but then I got out of it.

Travis Barker

My chops are still up, even though I'm not still in high school.

Travis Barker

My mom listened to the Beatles and Elvis, a lot of different types of music.

Travis Barker

My mom passed away a day before high school started, and her dream was for me to be a full rock and roll guy, and play drums in a band.

Travis Barker

Oh, I was super serious about practicing and rudiments, and still am. I still have all my books.

Travis Barker

On tour, you never have a home, you don't get used to anything, and you're always super busy.

Travis Barker

We all liked the Descendants and stuff like that, so we started playing it. It's not that it was really hard, well, it does take skill to play fast and keep up your stamina. But it was something that just happened.

Travis Barker

We all write the music, and then Mark and Tom write the lyrics.

Travis Barker

We just wanted to write a bunch of songs that we thought were good songs.

Travis Barker

We just wrote songs that seemed good to us. We wrote the album in like two weeks. We could have had more time, but we accomplished what we needed to in the two weeks.

Travis Barker

We never worry about the big things, just the small things.

Travis Barker

We were concerned with having good songs, not just songs that go two hundred miles per hour.

Travis Barker

There's a lot more responsibility at home, so a tour is like the opposite for me. It's like a breath of fresh air.

Travis Barker

I'm obsessed with my children.

Travis Barker

I learned the songs and played the gigs, and then they called me about a month later. They told me they were like super stoked on me and asked me to join their band.

Travis Barker

I guess YouTube is the new destination spot for music videos. That's where I go.

Travis Barker

I practice every day, I warm up before I play.

Travis Barker

My biggest fear ever is to be involved in a plane crash, so when that happened... well, I'm just thankful to be alive. I'm just grateful to be here at all.

Travis Barker

In the hospital, I promised myself that I ever walked again, that I would eat well and swim every day.

Travis Barker

All I wanted to do was ride skateboards - I wanted to be a professional skateboarder. But I had this problem. I kept breaking half of my body skateboarding.

Travis Barker

Then I tried out for the Fontana High School drum line, in Riverside, and I did really well. I got second chair, and played snare in that drum line for three years.

Travis Barker

I looked Death right in the face.

Travis Barker

I want to keep pushing the limits for drummers and expressing myself.

Travis Barker

In 1996, I was in was in an acoustic kind of rock band, we were called Feeble. We were just playing locally.

Travis Barker

And I was in another band called Flash In The Pan, which was soca, Latin music, down in Laguna Beach.

Travis Barker

Playing my drums is therapy.

Travis Barker

I need protein from food rather than just protein supplements. I changed my diet.

Travis Barker

I wanted to say thanks... and share my gratitude for everything I've been blessed with. Family, friends, and continued support from everyone.

Travis Barker

A lot of people think that punk rock musicians don't know what they're doing.

Travis Barker

Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living.

Travis Barker

I'm a freak, everything has to be totally flat when I play. Ed Will, my jazz teacher, set up everything completely flat, and then you'd tilt your snare drum away from you, so I do that too. So my snare tilts away from me.

Travis Barker

I am who I am by choice. Society rejects me because I'm different; I reject society because they're all the same.

Travis Barker

Dreams don’t work unless you do.

Travis Barker

Once in a while, I'll slip and get off my vegan diet and have egg whites in the morning, that's a good source of protein while I'm out on the road. If I can feel my body starting to tire, those are good to keep you healthy.

Travis Barker

You are what you choose to become. Be who they say you cannot be.

Travis Barker

Dreams don't work unless you do.

Travis Barker

For anybody who loves what they do, mediocrity is not enough. You don’t have to be the best in the world, but you should be the best that you can be.

Travis Barker

There is nothing wrong with looking one way while the world looks another. Imagine if this whole time, we’ve been looking at it wrong.

Travis Barker

When I look at music, everything is blurred, and I like it that way. I grew up like that, hanging out with different types of people who listened to so many different types of music. I never wanted to be part of any one clique. I loved it all.

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