62 Hard Rock Quotes On Success In Life

These hard rock quotes will inspire you. Hard rock or heavy rock is a loosely defined subgenre of rock music typified by heavy use of aggressive vocals, distorted electric guitars, bass guitar, and drums, sometimes accompanied with keyboards.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging hard rock quotes, hard rock sayings, and hard rock proverbs.

Best Hard Rock Quotes

  1. “Success isn’t always about ‘greatness’. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work gains success. Greatness will come.” ~ Dwayne Johnson
  2. “Don’t be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams.” ~ Dwayne Johnson
  3. “I think what I’m going to do is get more balance in my life to still be able to go out and play the hard rock ‘n’ roll and do what I like to do in music” ~ Joan Jett
  4. “What is harder than rock, or softer than water? Yet soft water hollows out hard rock. Persevere.” ~ Ovid

  5. “All that stuff about heavy metal and hard rock, I don’t subscribe to any of that. It’s all just music. I mean, the heavy metal from the Seventies sounds nothing like the stuff from the Eighties, and that sounds nothing like the stuff from the Nineties. Who’s to say what is and isn’t a certain type of music?” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  6. “I have always felt I was more accurately a Hard Rock musician.” ~ Geddy Lee
  7. “I listen to tons of hard rock and metal, like Iron Maiden, Motorhead, etc., but I also listen to Beethoven and Mozart, to Discharge and the Bad Brains, and to Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington. So I think there’s merit to both the melodic punk and to the hardcore stuff too.” ~ Dave Smalley
  8. “Water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow.” ~ Plutarch

  9. “I’m very moved by Renaissance music, but I still love to play hard rock – though only if it’s sophisticated and has some thought behind it.” ~ Ritchie Blackmore
  10. “Hard rock will always be hard rock, but you don’t really know what is rock – and what isn’t – anymore.
    I don’t consider a lot of the pop things I hear on the radio to be rock ‘n’ roll. It’s just kind of fragmented.” ~ Alice Cooper
  11. “Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and I wanted to be a hard rock band – we wanted to play rock and roll only.” ~ Ritchie Blackmore
  12. “I loved hard-rock bands, and I loved songwriters who told stories.” ~ Art Alexakis

  13. “I don’t listen to hard rock or heavy metal. I suppose I’ve always been influenced by folk music, I’m a big Bob Dylan fan.” ~ Roger Glover
  14. “And, after boasting this way of my tolerance, I come to the admission that it has a limit. Conduct may be founded on the hard rock or the wet marshes, but after a certain point I don’t care what it’s founded on. When I came back from the East last autumn I felt that I wanted the world to be in uniform and at a sort of moral attention forever; I wanted no more riotous excursions with privileged glimpses into the human heart. Only Gatsby, the man who gives his name to this book, was exempt from my reaction—Gatsby, who represented everything for which I have an unaffected scorn.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  15. “You can drink out of Lincoln’s nose. They got the Hard Rock t-shirts. They got Elvis, too.” ~ Suzy Bogguss
  16. “There is no substitute for hard work.” ~ Thomas A. Edison

  17. “I like all of the typical hard rock bands. I’m an AC/DC fanatic. I love ZZ Top, just about any Van Halen, any Judas Priest, the list goes on and on, most of the Iron Maiden stuff. Those are the big bands, but I got my feel from, I grew up on Mountain and Humble Pie. That kind of stuff is where I get my feel from.” ~ Mark Mendoza
  18. “I was into alternative stuff, but I was also open to a little bit of hard rock and metal, like Guns N’ Roses, Metallica.” ~ Girl Talk
  19. “The average age in the U.S. is now thirty-three, whereas Mexico gets younger and younger, retreats deeper and deeper into adolescence. Mexico is fifteen. Mexico is wearing a Hard Rock Cafe T-shirt and wandering around Tijuana looking for a job, for a date, for something to put on her face to take care of the acne.” ~ Richard Rodriguez , Hard rock quotes cafe
  20. “Don’t be a hard rock when you really are a gem!” ~ Lauryn Hill

  21. “Well I listened to mostly rock music, and I felt like hip hop was like an extension of rock music when it was done well. So energetically, again I felt like it was in line with punk rock and maybe hard rock, more than it was in line with R&B, which I never really liked.” ~ Rick Rubin
  22. “Jay Z in many ways is a rock artist. In the sense that they’ve used hard rock, punk rock, psychedelic rock aesthetics and influences in their music. When you see Kanye West, he has a full band playing. Jay Z has a full band playing with Marshalls.” ~ Ian Astbury
  23. “There are many fans of hard rock music that have been wrongly pigeonholed as apathetic. This music is not music for the elitist coffeehouse culture in SoHo. It’ s rock ‘n’ roll music for kids across the land, and I think that makes it much more subversive in a way, in that it has the form and the function of a powerful, populist music, but it can carry very incendiary messages.” ~ Tom Morello
  24. “I feel like a stone you have picked up and thrown to the hard rock bottom of your heart.” ~ Randy Travis

  25. “A lot of people do not like singer-songwriters, and a lot of people who like them do not like hard rock. It’s either-or.” ~ Art Alexakis
  26. “McWorld is a product of popular culture driven by expansionist commerce. Its template is American, its form style. Its goods are as much images as matériel, an aesthetic as well as a product line. It is about culture as commodity, apparel as ideology. Its symbols are Harley-Davidson motorcycles and Cadillac motorcars hoisted from the roadways, where they once represented a mode of transportation, to the marquees of global market cafés like Harley-Davidson’s and the Hard Rock where they become icons of lifestyle.” ~ Benjamin Barber
  27. “I like African and avant-garde music, anything that’s vaguely interesting. Hard rock I get a bit bored with because it’s what I do. So anything outside of hard rock’s fine by me.” ~ Roger Glover
  28. “Heart has always been a rock band. It’s always been hard-rock.” ~ Ann Wilson

  29. “With the first kid, you micromanage it, making sure there’s no hair out of place when it goes off to school. But by the third kid, it’s more like, “Oh, you want to wear a splatter-painted, Hard Rock Café T-shirt for seven days in a row and not brush your hair? Go for it. Be who you want to be.”” ~ Annie E. Clark
  30. “Few bands in hard rock history have been so adept at balancing the awesome and trivial as Van Halen in their prime.” ~ Chuck Eddy
  31. “I lost in the second round of the French Open and had 10 days off. I went to the Hard Rock Cafe. It was exciting to be away from my parents, to stay in a hotel. Hotels at 17 meant freedom.” ~ Boris Becker
  32. “I like to use the hard times of the past to motivate me today.” ~ Dwayne Johnson

  33. “Mister, I don’t want no trouble. I just came downtown here to get some hard rock candy for my kids, some gingham for my wife. I don’t even know what gingham is, but she goes through about ten rolls a week of that stuff. I ain’t looking for no trouble, Mister.” ~ Bill Hicks
  34. “I have had success throughout the years. Some of the hard rock bands today don’t have the history that I have.” ~ Gary Cherone
  35. “We came out right in the middle of the hard-rock period… it was hard-rock everywhere! But we were ready to make our music, you know?And it was such a turn around, I guess it caught people by surprise.” ~ Karen Carpenter
  36. “I like mellow music. I like some jazz. But I’m not a big hard rock guy.” ~ Gary Carter

  37. “The tree is happy because it is scarcely sentient;
    the hard rock is happier still, it feels nothing:
    there is no pain as great as being alive,
    no burden heavier than that of conscious life.” ~ Ruben Dario
  38. “Let me break it down for you again,
    You know I only say it because I’m truly genuine:
    Don’t be a hard rock when you really are a gem.” ~ Lauryn Hill
  39. “I was born and raised in the high desert of Nevada in a tiny town called Searchlight. My dad was a hard rock miner. My mom took in wash. I grew up around people of strong values – even if they rarely talked about them.” ~ Harry Reid
  40. “I understand how hard rock fans feel inside out, because I was one of those people.” ~ Charlie Simpson

  41. “The marketing department is really an important part of getting an animated film to work. If the people running it are used to selling live action films and the hard rock music and the sex and all those things… Anything outside that, they just don’t know what to do with it.” ~ Don Bluth
  42. “Hard rock for me is AC/DC, Def Leppard, Tesla, Kiss. Metal tends to be louder, ruder, darker, like Judas Priest, Slayer, Iron Maiden.” ~ Eddie Trunk
  43. “You certainly don’t hear any country music on pop radio today. But for a while you did, and it was a lovely thing to have all the different genres of music cohabitating the Top 40 – the folk sound, The Beatles, the British sound, the Motown sounds, that kind of light country – it was a welcome relief after a few hard rock records. Everyone was sharing the airwaves, and I think it was a beautiful time for American music.” ~ Jimmy Webb , Hard rock quotes music
  44. “Love is a hard rock between two people and can’t be torn apart” ~ Lillian Gish

  45. “Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles through the rural provinces of France, Mexico and the Far East, eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and McDonalds? Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the humble taqueria’s mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift of a lightly grilled fish head? I know what I want. I want it all. I want to try everything once.” ~ Anthony Bourdain
  46. “Socialism also brings us up against the hard rock of eugenic fact which, if we neglect it, will dash our most beautiful social construction to fragments.” ~ Havelock Ellis
  47. “Being a new band, I just can’t think of a better way to get your name out to all of the Hard-Rock crowd than playing with twenty of the biggest Hard-Rock bands in the world.” ~ Adam Rich
  48. “I like hard rock, and classic rock, and even metal.” ~ Frances McDormand

  49. “Why do I constantly feel as if all of you are speaking a foreign language? What is ‘grabbing a burger at the Hard Rock’ supposed to mean? (Julian) The Hard Rock Café is a restaurant. (Grace) You eat at a place that advertises its food is hard as a rock? (Julian)” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
  50. “I’m thinking about learning a few new things – like taking classical guitar lessons – and I’d like to bring what I learn into hard rock.” ~ Mick Mars
  51. “I listen to a lot of different kinds of music and rather than just doing one thing when I make an album, the challenge to myself is to write all these diverse tracks, but to make them work. It’s like a jigsaw because if you’ve got a lyrical track going into a hard rock track… it’s got to work. You’ve got to write things that will work together.” ~ Jack Bruce
  52. “Hard rock may have faded from the media for a time, but I’ve always been able to make a living, if not in America, then in the rest of the world.” ~ David Coverdale
  53. “The knowledge from an enlightened person breaks on the hard rocks of ignorance.” ~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

  54. “It’s the principle of it, I get a rush when I bust
    Some dope lines oral, that maybe somebody’ll quote.
    That’s what I consider real in this field of music,
    Instead of puttin’ brain cells to work, they abuse it.
    Non-conceptual, non-exceptional,
    Everybody’s either crime-related or sexual.
    For those who pose lyrical, but really ain’t true, I feel:
    Their time’s limited, hard rocks too.” ~ O.C.
  55. “Gold delights to walk through the very midst of the guard, and to break its way through hard rocks, more powerful in its blow than lightning.” ~ Horace
  56. “In between 15 and 20 – probably at around 17 – my interests switched from hard rock to punk rock. And then by 20, they were circling out of punk rock back into Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, the stuff that I didn’t get to when I was younger.” ~ Rick Rubin
  57. “I write almost all my songs on an acoustic guitar, even if they turn into rock songs, hard rock songs, metal songs, heavy metal songs, really heavy songs I love writing on an acoustic because I can hear what every string is doing; the vibrations haven’t been combined in a collision of distortion or effects yet.” ~ Corey Taylor , Hard rock quotes love
  58. “The blues are real important. It’s where most of the hard rock n’ roll came from.” ~ Izzy Stradlin

  59. “I work to loud music – hard-rock stuff like AC/DC, Guns ‘n Roses, and Metallica have always been particular favorites – but for me the music is just another way of shutting the door.” ~ Stephen King
  60. “I don’t know a lot of guys who started out as a hard rock and roller with a white stripe in their hair. Suddenly I do a TV movie and I wake up the next day and I’m a teen idol, like I’d laid on a beach in California all my life waiting for that to happen.” ~ Rex Smith
  61. “The Rolling Stones have been the best of all possible worlds: they have the lack of pretension and sentimentality associated with the blues, the rawness and toughness of hard rock, and the depth which always makes you feel that they are in the midst of saying something. They have never impressed me as being kitsch.” ~ Jon Landau
  62. “The visceral nature of hard rock music, the fact that you can have this sledge hammering sound – and that you can hook a lyric up and a feeling up to something and make the lyric jump into this machine that crushes. That has always been really attractive to me, that kind of power.” ~ Henry Rollins

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