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Steven Tyler quotes: “Demon of Screamin'” talks taking risks, fan appreciation, battling drugs, having a big mouth, and more.

“If you don’t have a dream, there is no way to make one come true.”

“If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.”

“The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.”

“People would rather be certain they’re miserable than take a risk and be happy.”

“If you take a risk, one of two things will happen.  People will laugh at you.  Or you’ll be way ahead of everybody else.  And if that’s what you’re in it for, then you gotta take that risk.”

“You begin by doin’ what you love – and what you love is usually what some other people have already done.  It just depends on how much of a fool you make of yourself along the way to finding your own…”

“Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.”

“Fake it until you make it.  Pretend to be somebody until that somebody turns into you.”

“You’ve got to lose to know how to win.”

“Be grateful for everything that went wrong.  If you went back in time, if you were to change the worst thing that ever happened – the worst thing – you wouldn’t be who you are today.”

“That old saying, ‘You are what you eat’?  No.  You really are what you think.”

“In order to get to the other side of the shore, you have to lose sight of this one!”

“What you don’t deal with rules your life.”

“Love may be the best driving wheel, but anger is a pretty good second.”

“I think it takes a little bit of crazy to make a difference in this world.”

“Some days you’re the bug, some days you’re the windshield.”

“It’s amazing when the moment arrives that you know you’ll be alright.”

“Life’s a journey, not a destination.”

“If you have a candle, the light won’t glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine.”

“Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.”

“Seems like the light at the end of the tunnel may be you.”

“Everybody loves you because you are brilliantly awkward.”

“If it shakes you in the right places, it’s God’s gift.”

“The secret to enlightenment is to lighten up.”

“Drugs will get you out of your own way, but we lived it, and that’s dangerous.  It can actually turn around on itself and steal your soul, and that’s what happened.”

“The minute my feet hit the stage, I’m off and running.  I don’t know how it happens, but hey, you get up there in front of 20,000 people and it’s a high in itself – it’s a charged space.”

“I have always said I would rather grow up wrong than being right in someone else’s eyes.”

“I have a big ego, but I don’t buy into it.  I can’t live off the ego.  It’s an honor that I get to be that guy on stage.  It’s not something I earned.”

“I got in trouble my whole life for having a big mouth.”

“That’s where I come from.  I like to look at the great things I’ve got, but I also like to look at the mistakes I’ve made and how to not make them again the next time.”

“You have no idea how expensive it is to look this cheap.”

“I know why we’re here.  We’re all here because we’re not all there.”

“I don’t think anything is forever, but when my kids tell me they love me, that’s forever.”

“Half my life is in books’ written pages.  Live and learn from fools and from sages.”

“A lot of my books deal with very controversial issues that most people often don’t want to talk about.  Issues that, in my country, are more likely to get put under the carpet than get discussed.  And when you talk about moral conundrums, about shades of gray, what you’re doing is asking the people who want the world to be black and white to realize instead that maybe it’s all right if it isn’t.  I know you’ll learn something picking up my books, but my goal as a writer is not to teach you but to make you ask more questions.”

“I live for can-ing other people’s can’ts.”

“I’ve always wanted to reach people.  I’m the first one to say I love my fans because they love that I took a chance.”

“I have to get inspired by something that touches my soul, or rocks my soul.”

“I’m really just a country boy.”

“But most of all, the train that kept rollin’ all night long of rock n’ roll you cannot kill.  It will live forever.”

“Sing with me, sing for the years.  Sing for the laughter’n sing for the tears.”

“To love and be loved is all we know and all we need to know.”

“Throw your hands up in the air and celebrate life.”

“I don’t want to slide into the grave in a well-preserved body.  I’d rather skid in sideways, ripped up, scratched, scarred, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, screaming, ‘What a ride!'”

“Good night, everyone – and remember – in this world, if you wanna get ahead, you gotta learn to give a little!”

“Dream on.”

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