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Rick Allen Quotes and Sayings

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But the irony is that because the band isn't the focus any more,
it allows me the chance to enjoy being a member of Def Leppard much more.
- Rick Allen

I have never been one for the over-the-top.
- Rick Allen

I was happy in Dublin because it is very cosmopolitan.
- Rick Allen

We're probably doing better business than we thought
we would do especially considering the disappointing
way the record company has handled the album.
- Rick Allen

 

I wanted to be as far away from everybody as I could be.
I found it difficult to be close to anybody,
not just the guys in the band.
- Rick Allen

Thinking about what songs are coming next instead of just relaxing,
breathing and playing from my heart.
Sometimes it can get to be almost like the enemy.
- Rick Allen

My situation should have been a lot worse.
By rights I shouldn't have survived the crash.
- Rick Allen

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But unfortunately, in my unrelenting drive to get back on that drum stool,
the major casualty in all of it was that I really forgot about me.
- Rick Allen

But I think that the most important thing was to really stop drinking.
- Rick Allen

'Cause I felt I didn't have anything else to prove as a musician...
and boy was I wrong about that one.
- Rick Allen

I think all of those things, but certainly the booze
really brought out the really unreasonable side of me,
and I just didn't want to revisit that place again.
- Rick Allen

Some people say that practice makes perfect but I just
feel that the repetition works against me and I start
thinking too far ahead during a show.
- Rick Allen

Yes, of course that's true but you know,
the irony of all that is that before the accident,
I'd pretty much lost interest in playing drums.
- Rick Allen

Chasing the sensation.
Whether it was drugs or sex or whatever.
Those things had become my main focus in life.
- Rick Allen

I prefer the rather old and battered,
things with character, to the brand new.
- Rick Allen

And more importantly, I wouldn't be the person I am today,
I wouldn't be where I am now and I may not even have
been here if it wasn't for the accident.
- Rick Allen

Just the same way I'd say a prayer before going onstage,
taking that even further and using the drum to inspire people.
And using that as a vehicle for the intention.
- Rick Allen

I really don't feel any strong allegiance to any country.
- Rick Allen

Before my accident I was a little too...
selfish and self-absorbed and for me,
to now be at the place where I can kinda give back and inspire people.
I'm blessed.
I'm really blessed.
- Rick Allen

If we had loads of money as a family,
things would be different and they'd come to visit
more and I'd get to spend more time here.
But I'm laying down roots in America so when I'm there,
just being at home, it's harder to break away from that.
- Rick Allen

America feels like home as much as it does here.
Although it's a strange situation as I feel almost
like I'm in no-man's land some of the time,
because although I'm a resident, I still can't vote
so I don't really have a say in what goes on where I live.
- Rick Allen

I think my perception of my own life is different and
the fact that Lauren and myself are together.
I've never felt this free or happy and so that permeates
onto my onstage persona and to my working environment.
- Rick Allen

I think at that time I obviously wasn't aware of what I really needed.
But conversely, my wanting to prove something to everyone
was beneficial 'cause if I hadn't done it then,
maybe I'd never have done it.
- Rick Allen

But it's funny that now I'm in such a happy situation,
I look more objectively at my own past and see what
others have seen for a long time and I'm just so glad
I've been able to get to this point.
- Rick Allen

At the end of the day, they're happy if you do the
obvious songs towards the end of the set and you've
got to try and make yourself happy by doing certain
songs at the front end of the set.
- Rick Allen

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor,
for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
- Jessamyn West

Humor brings insight and tolerance.
Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
- Agnes Repplier

We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars.
- Anatole Broyard

Humor is everywhere, in that there's irony in just
about anything a human does.
- Bill Nye

Clap an extinguisher upon your irony if you are unhappily
blessed with a vein of it.
- Charles Lamb

The irony of our social group is that so often everyone feels this,
but there's no company whatsoever in that feeling.
Think of Pound's great emphasis, the way out is via the door.
- Robert Creeley

You know the great irony is that people think you have
to have money to enjoy fine food,
which is a shame.
- Ted Allen

Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony.
- Charles Baudelaire

Irony differentiates.
Cynicism never does.
- Paul Horgan

I love the irony.
I'm perceived as being really young and yet I have
the clinical condition of an old man.
- Michael J. Fox

The great thing about irony is that it splits things apart,
gets up above them so we can see the flaws and hypocrisies and duplicates.
- David Foster Wallace

The grand irony, however, is that Southern segregation
was not brought to an end,
nor redneck violence dramatically reduced,
by violence.
- Stanley Crouch

Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
- Anatole France

Irony is just honesty with the volume cranked up.
- George Saunders

We should try to understand our innermost needs.
We shouldn't use irony to reduce their power.
- Manuel Puig

It could draw from a greater reservoir of freedom.
The irony could develop an even greater ease.
- Elfriede Jelinek

Without a trace of irony I can say I have been blessed with brilliant enemies.
I owe them a great debt, because they redoubled my
energies and drove me in new directions.
- E. O. Wilson

Irony is a clear consciousness of an eternal agility,
of the infinitely abundant chaos.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Irony is the hygiene of the mind.
- Elizabeth Bibesco

I was not interested in irony; I wanted to emphasize
the primacy of the idea in making art.
- Sol LeWitt

Probably it is impossible for humor to be ever a revolutionary weapon.
Candide can do little more than generate irony.
- Lionel Trilling

My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch.
- Jack Nicholson

The irony is, going to work every day became the subject
of probably my best poetry.
- Philip Levine

Neither irony or sarcasm is argument.
- Samuel Butler

The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.
- Robert A. Heinlein

I think that you can fall into bad habits with comedy...
It's a tightrope to stay true to the character,
true to the irony, and allow the irony to happen.
- Ben Kingsley

I have wit in my work and a sense of humor,
but I do not use irony in any way.
- John Zorn

If a nation values anything more than freedom,
it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that
if it is comfort or money that it values more,
it will lose that too.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Brain research tells us that only twenty percent of
human beings have a sense of irony,
which means that eighty percent of the world takes
everything at face value.
- Doug Coupland

My book has a very simple surface, but there are layers
of irony and paradox all the way through it.
- Mark Haddon

Making a film that's supposed to be fun to watch is really hard -
that's the weird irony of it.
- Steven Soderbergh

At a time like this, scorching irony,
not convincing argument, is needed.
- Frederick Douglass

A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve
success or financial independence after the chief reason
for which we sought it has passed away.
- Ellen Glasgow

It's no small irony that the government inevitably
and invariably ends up promoting precisely that which
they would most like to repress.
- Jock Sturges

Irony, I feel, is a very high form of morality.
- Jean Stafford

Irony is the form of paradox.
Paradox is what is good and great at the same time.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Listen: our culture is saturated with irony whether we know it or not.
- Barbara Kruger

There is not much irony when people are being happy on screen.
- Carter Burwell

The accident was a horrible thing - but that horrible thing made Chris,
at the end of his life, Superman.
It's a happy irony if there is such a thing.
I'm proud to have known him.
- Morgan Freeman

Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.
- Karl Kraus

And the irony is that they wrote better without access to my quotes.
- Steve Carlton

The problem is that once the rules of art are debunked,
and once the unpleasant realities the irony diagnoses
are revealed and diagnosed,
"then" what do we do?
- David Foster Wallace

I love Sell Out, I think it's great.
I love the jingles.
The whole thing as an album is a wonderful piece of work.
The cover.
Everything about it.
It's got humor, great songs, irony.
- Roger Daltrey

Which is a wonderful irony, I have property there.
I go back every chance I get.
One of the main reasons I actually wrote the book,
agreed to write it having never wanted to do that in my life,
very intimidating by the way to write a book.
- Sela Ward

Certainly, it seems true enough that there's a good
deal of irony in the world...
I mean, if you live in a world full of politicians and advertising,
there's obviously a lot of deception.
- Kenneth Koch

The irony of that is, what makes it kind of ironic,
is when you do become successful as a professional athlete in particular,
a lot of the young children who are emulating these
stars do have a different perspective.
- Frank Shorter


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