August 22, 1967 - April 5, 2002


41 Greatest Quotes By Layne Staley

I wish I could just hug you all, but I'm not gonna. Layne Staley
It's just writing about things, feelings, not that we're dark or depressed...just as much as anyone else is. Layne Staley
If I can't be my own, I'd feel better dead. Layne Staley
We try to be real nice and friendly to people, but sometimes they take advantage of that. Layne Staley
I guess I can go anywhere I want. If only I knew where to go. Layne Staley
You my friend,I will defend,and if we change well, I love you anyway. Layne Staley
I'd like to fly, but my wings have been so denied. Layne Staley
When everyone goes home, you're stuck with yourself. Layne Staley
Sure God's all powerful, but does he have lips? Layne Staley
My bad habits aren't my title. My strengths and my talent are my title. Layne Staley
Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing, photography, and writing. Layne Staley
We survived a Slayer crowd every night for about 50 days and thought we could do about anything after that. Layne Staley
At home I'm just a guy who has interests that extend far beyond music. Layne Staley
There's no huge, deep message in any of the songs. We recorded a few months of being human. Layne Staley
I've always looked for the perfect life to step into. I've taken all the paths to get where I wanted. But no matter where I go, I still come home. Layne Staley
Andrew Wood's death changed things for a few weeks. I probably got even heavier into drugs after that. Layne Staley
We started this band as kids, and as time has gone on, we've grown and are learning to accommodate each others' differences. Layne Staley
Our perception of songs that we've written... the meaning changes from day to day... to whatever stage we're at in our life and careers. Layne Staley
Los Angeles, I don't like that town. Too decadent, and it's slimy. Layne Staley
There were a lot of drugs. We kinda just passed the time that way. For a couple of years we were all doin' anything we could get our hands on. Layne Staley
Drugs are not the way to the light. They won't lead to a fairy-tale life, they lead to suffering. Layne Staley
I'm dumbfounded by me all the time. Wow! What a.... thrill.....and a joy. Layne Staley
A lot of power-pop comes out of LA, a lot of speed metal comes out of New York. Layne Staley
I don't think any drug that can cause brain damage, failing kidneys, hardening arteries, pain, and suffering should be made available. Layne Staley
One of the first bands to break out of Seattle was Heart. Layne Staley
Being me is no different than being most anyone else, I guess. Layne Staley
It was all about music, about getting your friends to come and see you play. I don't see that same intimacy happening very much today. Layne Staley
The songs are about things that we were thinking and we wrote 'em down, and when you listen to 'em, whatever you think it's about... THAT'S what it's about! Layne Staley
Drugs will have a huge effect on my work for the rest of my life, whether I'm using or not. Layne Staley
I was in a band when I was 15. We were a glam band. Then I couldn't afford to buy makeup. At the time that was the thing. Layne Staley
I'm not doing well. Don't try to talk about this to my sister Liz. She will know it sooner or later. Layne Staley
People have a right to ask questions and dig deep when you're hurting people and things around you. Layne Staley
I haven't read anything but regurgitated rumors. Nothing new, and nothing true. Layne Staley
I found out through the Internet that I have AIDS. I learned that I was dead. Where else would I find these things? Layne Staley
There are lasting consequences for using drugs. I'll still be paying for my prior use. Layne Staley
What do you mean, I'm a wild front man! I'm jumping all over, I do the dance moves. Layne Staley
I started out when I was about 12, playing drums. I started singing when I was about 15. Layne Staley
I saw all the suffering that Kurt Cobain went through. I saw this real vibrant person turn into a real shy, timid, withdrawn person. Layne Staley
Music is the career Im lucky enough to get paid for, but I have other desires and passions. Layne Staley