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Every article I see is dope this, junkie that,
by Layne Staley

Every article I see is dope this, junkie that,
whiskey this - that ain't my title.
- Layne Staley

I sing like a lark.
- Layne Staley

I started out when I was about 12, playing drums.
I started singing when I was about 15.
- 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

 

Kurt and I weren't the closest of friends,
but I knew him well enough to be devastated by his death.
For such a quiet person, he was so excited about having a child.
- 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

I guess I can go anywhere I want.
If only I knew where to go.
- Layne Staley

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There are lasting consequences for using drugs.
I'll still be paying for my prior use.
- 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

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

I don't do much else but stay in my hotel room.
- Layne Staley

My bad habits aren't my title.
My strengths and my talent are my title.
- Layne Staley

My bed isn't made, I'm tired, I haven't slept well for two weeks.
I haven't been laid in a month.
I don't have a girlfriend.
I have a warrant for my arrest.
- Layne Staley

We try to be real nice and friendly to people,
but sometimes they take advantage of that.
- 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 me.
- 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

We survived a Slayer crowd every night for about 50
days and thought we could do about anything after that.
- Layne Staley

I don't take part in it the way I used to-the bimbos,
the free beers, free drugs, all that.
That's still there if you want it, but I don't really seek that out any more.
- Layne Staley

Los Angeles, I don't like that town.
Too decadent, and it's slimy.
- 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

I don't think any drug that can cause brain damage,
failing kidneys, hardening arteries,
pain,
and suffering should be made available.
- Layne Staley

There's no huge, deep message in any of the songs.
We recorded a few months of being human.
- Layne Staley

When everyone goes home, you're stuck with yourself.
- Layne Staley

I haven't read anything but regurgitated rumors.
Nothing new, and nothing true.
- Layne Staley

Whatever dramas are going on in my life,
I always find that place inside my head where I see myself as the cleanest,
tallest, strongest, wisest person that I can be.
- 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

Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing,
photography, and writing.
- Layne Staley

Being me is no different than being most anyone else,
I guess.
- Layne Staley

Andrew Wood's death changed things for a few weeks.
I probably got even heavier into drugs after that.
- Layne Staley

At home I'm just a guy who has interests that extend far beyond music.
- Layne Staley

Music is the career I'm lucky enough to get paid for,
but I have other desires and passions.
- Layne Staley

I wish I could just hug you all, but I'm not gonna.
- Layne Staley

A lot of power-pop comes out of LA, a lot of speed
metal comes out of New York.
- 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

We write about ourselves because we know about ourselves.
- Layne Staley

People have a right to ask questions and dig deep when
you're hurting people and things around you.
- Layne Staley

One of the first bands to break out of Seattle was Heart.
- Layne Staley

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is the article of faith.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Every contrivance of man, every tool,
every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use,
of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.
- Robert Collier

We also quoted Robert Luskin, Rove's attorney,
acknowledging that Rove did speak to Cooper late on
the week prior to the article coming out,
which would have been July 10 or 11.
- Michael Isikoff

I don't see how an article of clothing can be indecent.
A person, yes.
- Robert A. Heinlein

The reporter claimed he was going to write the article from my point of view.
Instead, he made me sound like a little idiot.
It made me never want to do another interview again.
- Tia Carrere

If a reporter doesn't like the person he's writing about,
it shows up in his article.
- Willie Stargell

Anybody can cut prices, but it takes brains to make a better article.
- Philip Armour

As a result of this article, I was invited to testify
in the Senate Judiciary Committee on privacy law.
- Norman Lamm

Every article on these islands has an almost personal character,
which gives this simple life, where all art is unknown,
something of the artistic beauty of medieval life.
- John Millington Synge

I've got an article where my mum says that I used to
run home from school to watch the Stones on TV.
Right from when I was at college I wanted to be in that band.
- Ron Wood

It only worked for a little while; the morning after
I agreed to go with Universal,
an article came out in the Hollywood trade papers,
and the secret was out.
- Laura Hillenbrand

Fascism is not an article for export.
- Benito Mussolini

As compared with the college politician,
the real article seems like an amateur.
- Woodrow Wilson

The particular article ought in my opinion to be treated with absolute contempt.
It is too vile to touch.
- Emma Lazarus

How can German music not be represented by an article?
- Wassily Kandinsky

A stale article, if you dip it in a good,
warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh
one that you've scowled upon.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Many an article that I myself penned twenty years ago
impresses me now as something quite foreign to myself.
- Ernst Mach

How can an article about me or the Batman be the true
story when I am not consulted or interviewed?
- Bob Kane

Even though Article IV of the Constitution says that
treaties are the 'supreme law of the land,'
in most instances they're not even law.
- Sonia Sotomayor

Of moral purpose I see no trace in Nature.
That is an article of exclusively human manufacture
and very much to our credit.
- Thomas Huxley

I think I'm a born storyteller.
Inspiration is all around me.
I can read a newspaper article and come up with an idea for a book.
- Jackie Collins

I recently reread an article of mine written in 1964,
and I think it is still valid.
There is not much difference.
Many of the items on the agenda 37 years ago are still there.
- Harri Holkeri

I have no secrets; all of these things have been discussed
at length in guitar magazines over the years but are
far too elaborate to cover in one article.
- Adrian Belew

No power of government ought to be employed in the
endeavor to establish any system or article of belief
on the subject of religion.
- Jeremy Bentham

After the end of the Second World War it was a categorical
imperative for us to declare that we renounced war
forever in a central article of the new Constitution.
- Kenzaburo Oe

A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a
rifle in the hands of an infantryman.
It speaks with authority.
- Brendan Francis

Every article I wrote in those days,
every speech I made,
is full of pleading for the recognition of lead poisoning
as a real and serious medical problem.
- Alice Hamilton

Somebody did an article in one of the newspapers saying
that at that time I had the most visibility of any actor around.
Kind of nice, you know, when that thing was happening.
- Gavin MacLeod

In Japan itself there have all along been attempts
by some to obliterate the article about renunciation
of war from the Constitution and for this purpose they
have taken every opportunity to make use of pressures from abroad.
- Kenzaburo Oe

The underlying message of the Lancet article is that
if you want to understand aggressive behaviour in children,
look to the social and emotional environment in which they are growing up,
and the values they bring to the viewing experience.
- Hugh Mackay

Well when I was young, when I was very young,
when I was a little boy I don't remember the music I heard,
but there was an article in the Brooklyn Daily written
by my Aunt about how I could choose phonograph records.
- Elliott Carter

It's kind of a shame that it's even an issue.
Not being gay, I can't fully appreciate how complicated that is.
In the article, the interviewer asked me,
and I said that if I were, I would just say it.
- Scott Wolf


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