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Travis Barker Quotes and Sayings

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I like Steve Gadd, everything he did with Steely Dan.
There's so many.
I like everything.
- Travis Barker

I was in a band called Hooker for a while.
- Travis Barker

Then I tried out for the Fontana High School drum line,
in Riverside, and I did really well.
I got second chair, and played snare in that drum line for three years.
- Travis Barker

But really, anytime, I play on a practice pad as much as I can.
- Travis Barker

 

I learned the songs and played the gigs,
and then they called me about a month later.
They told me they were like super stoked on me and
asked me to join their band.
- Travis Barker

Oh, I was super serious about practicing and rudiments,
and still am.
I still have all my books.
- Travis Barker

I play Orange County drums.
I love those guys.
I've got a four piece kit.
- Travis Barker

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All I wanted to do was ride skateboards -
I wanted to be a professional skateboarder.
But I had this problem.
I kept breaking half of my body skateboarding.
- Travis Barker

We all write the music, and then Mark and Tom write the lyrics.
- Travis Barker

I'm super serious about that stuff.
I mean, it's rare that I sit down at a drum set when I'm not touring,
because we tour so much.
- Travis Barker

I was a kid, and I wasn't even sure if I wanted to play the drums,
you know? All I wanted to do was skateboard,
but I was still learning and taking it in,
so it was good.
- Travis Barker

And I played in jazz band as well during all three years in school.
- Travis Barker

In 1996, I was in was in an acoustic kind of rock band,
we were called Feeble.
We were just playing locally.
- Travis Barker

I practice every day, I warm up before I play.
- Travis Barker

Bill Stevenson of The Descendants is really good,
too.
- Travis Barker

My mom passed away a day before high school started,
and her dream was for me to be a full rock and roll guy,
and play drums in a band.
- Travis Barker

I can play punk rock, and I love playing punk rock,
but I was into every other style of music before I played punk rock.
- Travis Barker

On tour, you never have a home, you don't get used to anything,
and you're always super busy.
- Travis Barker

And I was in another band called Flash In The Pan,
which was soca, Latin music, down in Laguna Beach.
- Travis Barker

A lot of people think that punk rock musicians don't know what they're doing.
- Travis Barker

We never worry about the big things,
just the small things.
- Travis Barker

We were concerned with having good songs,
not just songs that go two hundred miles per hour.
- Travis Barker

But there's actually a lot of punk bands out there that go out of the norm,
use odd time signatures, or a lot of different tempo changes in a song.
- Travis Barker

In junior high, I sang in madrigals,
men's' and women's' choir.
I played piano too, but then I got out of it.
- Travis Barker

I was playing with the Aquabats, and then I quit to
join a band called Suicide Machine in Detroit.
- Travis Barker

My mom listened to the Beatles and Elvis,
a lot of different types of music.
- Travis Barker

We just wanted to write a bunch of songs that we thought were good songs.
- Travis Barker

My chops are still up, even though I'm not still in high school.
- Travis Barker

I listened a little to punk when I was younger,
but it was straight edge punk.
It was nothing like what is going on now,
like poppy punk.
- Travis Barker

We just wrote songs that seemed good to us.
We wrote the album in like two weeks.
We could have had more time, but we accomplished what
we needed to in the two weeks.
- Travis Barker

I've always liked Dennis Chambers, he's real flashy.
- Travis Barker

I'm a freak, everything has to be totally flat when I play.
Ed Will, my jazz teacher, set up everything completely flat,
and then you'd tilt your snare drum away from you,
so I do that too.
So my snare tilts away from me.
- Travis Barker

I used to have friends come on tour and work as my drum tech,
but they get bummed out when I have to tell them what to do.
This time I'm just going to fly them out and let them hang.
It's all good.
- Travis Barker

I was told once if I kept breaking things on my legs,
that I wasn't going to be able to walk soon,
you know? I wanted to be a pro skateboarder,
but it was too hard.
I was trying, but it wasn't going to happen.
- Travis Barker

We all liked the Descendants and stuff like that,
so we started playing it.
It's not that it was really hard, well,
it does take skill to play fast and keep up your stamina.
But it was something that just happened.
- Travis Barker

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

What if we just acted like everything was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

Time expands like a brightly colored balloon
when it is filled with joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The truth is like a scalpel. The truth is painful.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Celebrate! Celebration is an expression of Gratitude.
Gratitude is like the prayer, while
Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance.
Celebration is its own road to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity.
Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.
- Max Lucado

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Like a bird in flight, your life can soar
above the troubles of the world.
Breathe deep, choose, and break the shackles of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Be like me" is not a Golden Rule.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
You give your own meaning to time, as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you see something done,
know that you intended it.
If you don't like what you see,
then deeply examine your intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

To dream of the person you would like to be
is to waste the person you are.
- Anonymous

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

Worrying is like a rocking chair,
it gives you something to do,
but it gets you nowhere.
- Glenn Turner

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
- Khalil Gibran

Act the way you'd like to be
and soon you'll be the way you act.
- Leonard Cohen


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