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My bad habits aren't my title.
by Layne Staley

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

Drugs are not the way to the light.
They won't lead to a fairy-tale life,
they lead to suffering.
- 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 wish I could just hug you all, but I'm not gonna.
- 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

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

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

Music is the career I'm lucky enough to get paid for,
but I have other desires and passions.
- 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 guess I can go anywhere I want.
If only I knew where to go.
- Layne Staley

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

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

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

Los Angeles, I don't like that town.
Too decadent, and it's slimy.
- 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 sing like a lark.
- Layne Staley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed,
easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
- Proverb

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Judgment is discernment on a bad hair day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
- Benjamin Franklin

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is far better to be alone,
than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good judgement comes from experience.
Experience comes from bad judgement.
- Jim Horning

The good news is that you aren't
as important as you thought you were.
Relax. The weight of the world
is not on your shoulders.
Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I find that he is happiest
of whom the world says least, good or bad.
- Thomas Jefferson

Correcting bad habits cannot be done
by forbidding or punishment.
- Robert Baden-Powell (the founder of scouting)

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde

A bad peace is better than a good war.
- Yiddish Proverb

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Relax. Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every form of addiction is bad,
no matter whether the narcotic
be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
- Carl Jung

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
Balance good, karate good. Everything good.
Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your worst days are never so bad
that you are beyond the reach of God's grace.
And your best days are never so good
that you are beyond the need of God's grace.
- Anonymous

Experience life in all possible ways -
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter.
Experience all the dualities.
Don't be afraid of experience,
because the more experience you have,
the more mature you become.
- Osho

The River of Life has no judgments.
The River flows with no concept of good and bad - right and wrong.
The fields and dreams of men may be nourished by the River of Life,
or flooded and covered with silt, and the River just flows.
Men may catch fish and live on the River of Life,
or they may founder in a storm and drown, and the River just flows.
The River of Life is timeless.
It is not unchanging, but it is timeless,
and it changes in its own time.
The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes
when they're not so good,
and sympathizes with your problems
when they're not so bad.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

By all means marry.
If you get a good wife, you'll be happy.
If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher
and that is a good thing for any man.
- Socrates


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