Nikki Sixx

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Life is like a long ride to nowhere in particular.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Long
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Friends tell each other what nobody else is willing to tell you.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Willing
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There is nothing like a trail of blood to find your way back home. When you've lost it all, that's when you finally realize that life is beautiful.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Beautiful
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When you can't climb your way out of such a hole, you tend to crouch down and call it home.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Home
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Which side of the blade is sharper? The lie or the truth? It all seems irrelevant when your jugular is sliced open and you’re lying in a pool of blood for the whole world to see.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Lying
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Raw and honest is what I go for [in my style of shooting]. I am looking for your inner beauty. The outside tells a story... But together is raw honesty.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Honesty
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Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue in New Orleans on Mardi Gras = bad idea!
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: New Orleans
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I can't make anybody happy, so I try my best to be good at what I do
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Collection: Trying
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Overconfidence comes from fear and doubt, and you boast an ego when you're feeling less than.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Ego
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We get paid in flesh. Our audiences are sluts and whores, each and every one.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Rock N Roll
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After I binged last night -or was it tonight - I was convinced yet again that there were people coming to get me. It was more than just shadows and voices, more than just fantasies....it was real, and I was scared to my core.My bones were shaking...m heart was pounding...I thought I was going to explode. I'm glad I have you to talk to, to write this down. I tried to keep it all together, but then I gave in to the manes and became one with my insanity.
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Collection: Real
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Creativity is not linear, just like the earth is not flat....If you keep going long enough you will always get back to where you started from. That is when you have lived a full life. That is the artist's path.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Creativity
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Sometimes I think I should just buy a blow-up party doll. Same level of intelligence, plastic, and full of air. The problem is, I'd probably fall in love.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Falling In Love
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I am the outcast come home to roost and the eggs of tomorrow are incubating in my fame. You hate me, you love me, you made me, and now I am in you. I am like that disease brewing in your loins and I think you like it.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Hate
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The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying says that death is the graduation ceremony, while living is just a long course in learning and preparing for the next journey. If we acknowledge death as the beginning, then how can we fear it?
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Collection: Book
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In the end, the whole Internet thing kills me, because you can use it as a positive thing or you can read into all the negativity. And I think youve gotta put out positive energy, put out cool viral stuff, and then just stay out of peoples opinions.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Thinking
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What's exciting about being an artist, still, and what I'm really finding is awesome is that you can do it until you drop. I don't care how many lines I have on my face - I'll keep doing it!
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Artist
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You grow, learn, and the more I can sit in silence and be comfortable with myself, the more I can make noise, as ironic and Zen Buddhist and satanic as it sounds!
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Buddhist
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I used to think the only way to be truly alive is to confront your mortality.
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Collection: Thinking
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When you've tasted excess, everything else tastes bland.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Excess
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I am not a preacher. I don't want to stand on a soapbox and tell people, "Don't drink. Don't use drugs." With my kids, I say "Don't drink. Don't do drugs." But when they turn 21, they can drink. I hope they never use drugs, but people make their own decisions. When they're old enough, they are going to have the chance to make their own decisions. I just hope I have given them enough love and support, and the ability to come and talk to me if they need to.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Kids
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Sometimes [people] say the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree. In my case, I am pretty fortunate. [ My kids]'re pretty balanced, cool kids, going through pretty much the same thing all the other kids go through. There's nothing unique about me as a parent. I am a parent. My kids are kids. We do the best we can do. I don't think they know a lot about what I do, other than that I am in this crazy band, Mötley Crüe.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Crazy
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Anybody I'm in a band with can do what they do better than me. I'm a huge believer that I can play bass or whatever I bring to the table - producing, songwriting, orchestrating - and I can look at the other guys and say, "He's got that, he's got this, and I have this." It's a team thing.
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Collection: Team
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Hi. It's Nikki. I'm not here right now because I'm dead.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Right Now
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When I know too much I get bored too fast.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Bored
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You might as well learn about sex from Motley Crue than your parents because it's a lot more interesting.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Sex
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I don't fear death; I welcome it with open arms and a smirk. But until that wondrous day, I will continue to savor and celebrate all those who have graduated before me.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Smirk
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There's really only one true path to recovery that's using the 12 step program and finding a belief in something greater than yourself (spirituality).
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Recovery
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There is something about spending Christmas alone, naked, sitting by the Christmas tree gripping a shotgun, that lets you know your life is spinning dangerously outta control.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Tree
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Life can be cruel. It´s been my struggle, my personal battle, my obsession to make people see that different isn´t always bad.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Struggle
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Your shallow men shall dream, dreams, your insightful men shall see visions.
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Collection: Dream
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I feel you see every crack and bruise with black and white [pictiures] and color distracts usually from the honesty.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Honesty
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Everybody needs some real rock in their lives...whether it's bands like ourselves, Aerosmith or Stones...or new bands like Five Finger Death Punch, Avenged Sevenfold...it's out there.
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Collection: Real
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I keep interested and I keep my eyes wide open...I try to read as much as possible...try to go to places that are off the beaten path...and I love to listen in on other peoples conversations...all the things that are floating around out there and I regurgitate it with my perspective...lyrically and musically.
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Collection: Eye
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The more confident you are, the more you can let go and believe that the people you've chosen to be in your circle are able to do what they say they're going to do and what they're really good at. It has made me a better band member, too.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Letting Go
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At birth we are very much like a new hard drive - no viruses, no bad information, no crap that's been downloaded into it yet. It's what we feed into that hard drive that starts the corruption of the files.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Viruses
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In my own life I like to be poised and have a positive outlook on life, and I'm leading by example to my children and people around me.
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Collection: Children
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It says that alcoholism is a disease, and that it gets passed on from generation to generation. I've told my kids about that: "You've got the crazy gene in you, guys. When it comes time to kick back with the buddies, drink a beer, and watch a football game, just realize that there will be a day when that thing turns on you. So you better keep an eye on it".
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Football
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I think anything thats creative really takes my mind off whatever it is that Im going through in my life. If youre going through heartbreak, and you can write a song, its a wonderful win-win, because it takes your mind off the heartbreak, and you get to vent.
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Collection: Song
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I feel my spot is somewhere between a bass player and a rhythm guitar player. I play with a pick. I play very aggressively. I always have a distortion pedal in line, and I play less melodies and do more stuff against the guitars that create melodies.
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Collection: Player
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I look back at things I said when I was younger - it was bulls - t. You do what you have to do to go where you have to go, but I look back and I don't believe what that guy was saying.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Believe
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I don't like to write music by myself anymore. It's boring. I want the jamming, the push and pull, and the excitement that comes with it.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Writing
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What's worse? Being strung out or being fat?
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Fats
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I'll play anyone in Uno and crush them.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Crush
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I'm finding that people reading the book [The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star] are saying, "You came from one background, I came from this background - you were a rock star, I was a CEO. I didn't have a heroin/coke problem, but I had a pill problem. But I also fell from grace, didn't know how to get recovery, and I am now in recovery." People tell me that their kids read it and told them they'll never do drugs - "This book really shows me where it goes."
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Collection: Stars
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UNUSED LYRIC I’ve never been to Eden But it’s nice I hear tell When I die I’ll go to heaven ’Cause I’ve done my time in hell
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Collection: Nice
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President George Washington used to wear a wig and make-up. I mean, c'mon, if he could do it, I can do it.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Mean
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I have a lot of friends who come from alcoholic families, and they aren't alcoholics, because someone explained it to them. When I was in Washington DC, they really talked about the difference statistically between families that talk about drug addiction and ones that don't. The kids that can say "I see where this is going" have a much better chance of not becoming addicts, because they have been educated.
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Collection: Kids
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It's human nature to want to keep going, but you have to fight against the "I'm just gonna keep doing it" when you know the possibility of not looking great on the way out.
- Nikki Sixx
Collection: Fighting