65 Dave Grohl Quotes On Success In Life

David Eric Grohl is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was the drummer for rock band Nirvana and founded the band Foo Fighters, for whom he is the singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter. Grohl is also the drummer and co-founder of the rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures and wrote the music for his short-lived side projects Late! and Probot. He has also recorded and toured with Queens of the Stone Age. These Dave Grohl quotes will motivate you.

Best Dave Grohl Quotes

  1. “Always have the highest bar for yourself. Wake up every day and no matter how crappy you feel, want to change something for the better. Do something that makes someone happy. Create something that inspires someone. Be someone’s light when they are hopeless.” ~ Dave Grohl
  2. “No one is you, and that is your power.” ~ Dave Grohl
  3. “If you play a Nickleback song backwards you’ll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forwards you’ll hear Nickleback.” ~ Dave Grohl
  4. “That’s one of the great things about music. You can sing a song to 85,000 people and they’ll sing it back for 85,000 different reasons.” ~ Dave Grohl
  5. “You will only be great at things you love to do don’t pursue a career in something you hate to do.” ~ Dave Grohl
  6. “Be someone’s light when they are hopeless.” ~ Dave Grohl

  7. “I think that if you’re passionate about something and you’re driven and you’re focused, then you can pretty much do anything that you want to do in life.” ~ Dave Grohl
  8. “You look up to your heroes and you shouldn’t be intimidated by them; you should be inspired by them.” ~ Dave Grohl
  9. “As I get older… I start to realize that life ain’t half bad. Each year, I’m amazed that I’m still alive. I don’t take any of this for granted, I’m a lucky dude.” ~ Dave Grohl
  10. “How do I stay humble? Because I’m the best at being humble.” ~ Dave Grohl
  11. “Nickelback walks into a bar…there’s no punchline because ruining music isn’t funny.” ~ Dave Grohl

  12. “The most important thing for me is my family, and my health and happiness, and making sure everyone’s cool.” ~ Dave Grohl
  13. “Wow, I get to wake up again? Ok. You have to make good with what you’ve got.” ~ Dave Grohl
  14. “In this day and age, when you can use a machine or computer to simulate or emulate what people can do together, it still can’t replace the magic of four people in a room playing.” ~ Dave Grohl
  15. “The human element of making music is what’s most important.” ~ Dave Grohl

  16. “Don’t look at the poster on your wall and think ‘I could never do that.’ Look at the poster on your wall and think ‘I’m gonna do that!'” ~ Dave Grohl
  17. “There’s some things in life that you really consider to be priceless.” ~ Dave Grohl
  18. “Never lose faith in real rock and roll music. Never lose faith in that. You might have to look a little harder, but it’s always going to be there.” ~ Dave Grohl
  19. “Guilt is cancer. Guilt will confine you, torture you, destroy you as an artist. It’s a black wall. It’s a thief.” ~ Dave Grohl
  20. “I can understand how some people might resent me for having the audacity to continue playing music, but it’d take a lot more than that to stop me from doing it. I started Foo Fighters because I didn’t want to retreat.” ~ Dave Grohl
  21. “When something good comes your way, you better feel fortunate, because it doesn’t last forever.” ~ Dave Grohl

  22. “To women, drummers seem like these adorable, sexy Neanderthals, but lead singers seem mysterious and dangerous. So while the lead singers all want to be David Bowie, floating into parties and being the center of attention, it’s the drummers who are in the corner doing keg stands and breaking tables. Usually it’s the drummers who get the fun-loving ladies and the singers who get the nutcases.” ~ Dave Grohl
  23. “I had never been in charge of anything. I’d always worked for someone. I worked for a furniture warehouse. I did masonry. I always had a boss yelling at me. So I’d never been in charge of an organization.” ~ Dave Grohl
  24. “What we feel most comfortable doing is playing loud, screaming rock songs.” ~ Dave Grohl

  25. “There’s always gonna be rock n’ roll bands, there’s always gonna be kids that love rock n’ roll records, and there will always be rock n’ roll.” ~ Dave Grohl
  26. “When you’re young, you’re not afraid of what comes next. You’re excited by it.” ~ Dave Grohl
  27. “It’s not until recently that I could even imagine myself as an adult. But these kids today, they look at me like I’m Neil Young. Nirvana is the band their parents listen to.” ~ Dave Grohl
  28. “When there’s so much left to do, why spend your time focusing on things you’ve already done, counting trophies or telling stories about the good old days?” ~ Dave Grohl
  29. “There’s something about heartbreak that makes for great music, but the same could be said for Jägermeister. Hangovers make for great music, too.” ~ Dave Grohl
  30. “Most people don’t take some things into consideration. When they hear an album, they hear the artist or they hear the lyric or they hear the melody. But they don’t really think about the environment in which it was recorded, which is so important. It’s that thing that determines what the album sounds like.” ~ Dave Grohl
  31. “The fact that I’m virtually deaf. Any woman who’s going to date a rock musician has to be prepared to repeat herself every 10 seconds. My wife asks me where we should go for dinner and it sounds like the schoolteacher from Charlie Brown.” ~ Dave Grohl , Dave Grohl quotes about teacher
  32. “I think people should feel encouraged to be themselves.” ~ Dave Grohl

  33. “I don’t think of Kurt as ‘Kurt Cobain from Nirvana’. I think of him as ‘Kurt’. It’s something that comes back all the time. Almost every day.” ~ Dave Grohl
  34. “It’s funny, there aren’t too many musicians that also moonlight as studio engineers. There’s a few – the really brilliant ones.” ~ Dave Grohl
  35. “Every band should study Queen at Live Aid. If you really feel like that barrier is gone, you become Freddie Mercury. I consider him the greatest frontman of all time. Like, it’s funny? You’d imagine that Freddie was more than human, but… You know how he controlled Wembley Stadium at Live Aid in 1985? He stood up there and did his vocal warm ups with the audience. Something that intimate, where they realize, ‘Oh yeah, he’s just a f***ing dude.'” ~ Dave Grohl
  36. “At 13 years old, I realized I could start my own band. I could write my own song, I could record my own record. I could start my own label. I could release my own record. I could book my own shows. I could write and publish my own fanzine. I could silk-screen my own T-shirt. I could do this all myself.” ~ Dave Grohl
  37. “Just the other day someone threw a bra duct-taped to a tennis ball. I just stood there, playing guitar, thinking how this was totally premeditated. Some girl sat around inventing a way to get her bra onstage from 40 rows back.” ~ Dave Grohl
  38. “When you’re thirteen and listening to punk, the aggressive nature of music can sway you to the dark side.” ~ Dave Grohl

  39. “There’s nothing I’d rather do than make music. It’s the love of my life.” ~ Dave Grohl
  40. “I was ready to quit music. It felt to me like music equalled death.” ~ Dave Grohl
  41. “Nothing’s going to keep me from making music. If I were in the want-ads in the back of the paper or playing to six people at a coffee shop, I’d still love to make music.” ~ Dave Grohl
  42. “If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s gathering people together to do something fun.” ~ Dave Grohl
  43. “It was supposed to be gross, and now it’s gorgeous.” ~ Dave Grohl
  44. “You know why Foo Fighters have been a band for 20 years? Because I’ve never really told anybody what I think of them. The last thing you ever want to do is go to therapy with your band.” ~ Dave Grohl
  45. “I love to play music. So why endanger that with something like drugs?” ~ Dave Grohl

  46. “I’ve experienced great things, I’ve experienced great tragedies. I’ve done almost everything I could possibly ever imagine doing, but I just know that there’s more.” ~ Dave Grohl
  47. “I once received a cape that was made from the little purple bags that Crown Royal Whisky comes in.” ~ Dave Grohl
  48. “Always have the highest bar for yourself.” ~ Dave Grohl
  49. “I’d love it if everyone knew one Foo Fighters song.” ~ Dave Grohl

  50. “Your personal history is a part of what happens with your hands and your head as you play music.” ~ Dave Grohl
  51. “There’s a big difference between falling in love with someone and falling in love with someone and getting married. Usually, after you get married, you fall in love with the person even more.” ~ Dave Grohl
  52. “When I listen to music these days, and I hear Pro Tools and drums that sound like a machine – it kinda sucks the life out of music.” ~ Dave Grohl
  53. “One of the great things about Taylor Hawkins is his…shirtless body, really.” ~ Dave Grohl

  54. “We only do what feels right. If something feels forced or contrived, then we pull back. We remain the Foo Fighters.” ~ Dave Grohl
  55. “At school where you a dunce or a teacher’s pet? All of the above. I was stupid so they thought I was cute.” ~ Dave Grohl
  56. “From one generation to the next, The Beatles will remain the most important rock band of all time.” ~ Dave Grohl

  57. “Neil Young is my hero, and such a great example. You know what that guy has been doing for the past 40 years? Making music. That’s what that guy does. Sometimes you pay attention, sometimes you don’t. Sometimes he hands it to you, sometimes he keeps it to himself. He’s a good man with a beautiful family and wonderful life.” ~ Dave Grohl , Dave Grohl quotes about life
  58. “Mom, thanks for letting me drop out of high school. Haha!” ~ Dave Grohl

  59. “The thing that will never go away is that connection you make with a band or a song where you’re moved by the fact that it’s real people making music. You make that human connection with a song like ‘Let It Be’ or ‘Long and Winding Road’ or a song like ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ or ‘Roxanne,’ any of those songs. They sound like people making music.” ~ Dave Grohl , Dave Grohl quotes about music
  60. “I always loved writing songs – writing for myself and demo-ing songs, really with no intention of ever letting anyone else hear them. Finally the Foo Fighters stuff happened when I just went to the studio down the street from my house and recorded some stuff in about five or six days, and all these people wanted to release it as an album. I wanted to release it on my own, with no photos and no names on it.” ~ Dave Grohl
  61. “There’s something about pulling out a real tape from a shelf and looking at it and knowing that ‘Everlong’ is on it, or ‘Best of You’ is on it, and it’s really special.” ~ Dave Grohl
  62. “Through Kurt I saw the beauty of minimalism and the importance of music that’s stripped down.” ~ Dave Grohl
  63. “Develop that individuality by working as hard as you can at what you love.” ~ Dave Grohl
  64. “All I really had was a suitcase and my drums. So I took them up to Seattle and hoped it would work.” ~ Dave Grohl
  65. “If it weren’t for the Beatles, I would not be a musician.” ~ Dave Grohl

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