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These 12 EPIC Rock Star Quotes Will Teach You How To LIVE

Rock stars have always been people that others look up to, young and old alike. Musicians such as Freddie Mercury, Bob Dylan, and Kurt Cobain have been characterized as "legendary" individuals because of their fast and glamorous lifestyles, musical talent, and open-minded ways of living.

Beyond just their music, however, these talented individuals have been known to spit (or SCREAM) the truth without giving any regard to what others might think of them.


Legendary musicians can teach us more than just how to be better at playing the electric guitar or how to write songs. These people exist to bring eye-opening thoughts, passions and realities to the world and those in it.

Great musicians can teach us SO much about the world that so many of us don't care to notice; how to love, how to live life in the moment, how to be the best you can be, how to TRULY be free and in love and out of love and obsessed with love. They show us that being brave and confident is vital and to always believe in ourselves and the people around us. They teach us to embrace our emotions and wear them on our sleeves.

Like them, you too can learn how to apply these mentalities to your own life, making it the most bad-ass, rockin' life on the planet. Because, really, this is the only life you've got.


You should always be looking for ways to better yourself — whether that means trying something new or going out of your way to make a difference in the world — and most of all, you should ALWAYS be enjoying your life to the very fullest, every single day. 

If these legendary musicians teach you at least one thing about life, let it be that ANYTHING is possible and that you are the only one that can make things happen.

Not everyone will like your way of thinking or what you have to say, but one thing is for sure: inspiration and impact can come from anywhere; you can make a difference all on your own.


Check out some of our favorite quotes from our favorite rock stars and let them inspire you to be totally bad ass no matter what you do in life.

On being your own person.

Legendary Musician Wise Words

"Make mistakes, make mistakes, make mistakes. Just make sure they're your mistakes." — Fiona Apple

On making a difference in the world.

Legendary Musician Wise Words

"The duty of youth is to challenge corruption." — Kurt Cobain

On how to cheer yourself up.

Legendary Musician Wise Words

"If you pour some music on whatever's wrong, it'll sure help out." — Levon Helm

On not caring what anyone thinks.

Legendary Musician Wise Words

"Darling, my attitude is 'fuck it' I'm doing everything with everyone." — Freddie Mercury

On living your life head-on.

Legendary Musician Wise Words

"Everything is scary if you look at it. So you just got to live it." — Mary J. Blige

On doing what you love.

Legendary Musician Wise Words

"We believed that anything that was worth doing was worth overdoing." — Steven Tyler

On being a total badass.

Legendary Musician Wise Words

"I'm not a woman. I'm a force of nature." — Courtney Love

On understanding that life isn't always easy.

Legendary Musician Wise Words

"Life sucks, but in a beautiful kind of way." — Axl Rose

On why you should always follow your dreams.

Legendary Musician Wise Words

"Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind." — Mick Jagger

On the power of music.

Legendary Musician Wise Words

"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." — Bob Marley

On making the first move in life.

Legendary Musician Wise Words

"The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first." — Steven Tyler

On not letting fear get the best of you.

Legendary Musician Wise Words

"Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great." — Cher

Kayla Cavanagh is an editor and writer living in Central Florida. When she's not feverishly obsessing over spreadsheets and grammar, she enjoys drinking margaritas by the pool, watching movies with her husband, Matt, and dancing with her kids in the living room.