51 Inspirational Layne Staley Quotes On Success In Life

Layne Thomas Staley was an American musician best known as the original lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which rose to international fame in the early 1990s as part of Seattle’s grunge movement. Staley was known for his distinctive vocal style and tenor voice, as well as his harmonizing with guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell. These Layne Staley quotes will motivate you.

Best Layne Staley Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “I’m not into religion, but I have a good grasp on my spirituality. I just believe that I’m not the greatest power on this earth. I didn’t create myself, because I would have done a hell of a better job.” ~ Layne Staley
  3. “I’m not using drugs to get high like many people think. I know I made a big mistake when I started using this sh-. It’s a very difficult thing to explain. My liver is not functioning and I’m throwing up all the time and shitting my pants. The pain is more than you can handle. It’s the worst pain in the world. Dope sick hurts the entire body.” ~ Layne Staley
  4. “You my friend,I will defend, and if we change well, I love you anyway.” ~ Layne Staley

  5. “I guess I can go anywhere I want. If only I knew where to go.” ~ Layne Staley
  6. “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
  7. “People have the right to ask questions and dig deep when you’re hurting people and things around you, but when I haven’t talked to anyone in years, and every single article I see is dope this, junkie that, whiskey this- that ain’t my title…my bad habits aren’t my title. My strengths and talents are my title.” ~ Layne Staley
  8. “My bad habits aren’t my title. My strengths and my talent are my title.” ~ Layne Staley
  9. “If I can’t be my own, I’d feel better dead” ~ Layne Staley

  10. “I wrote about drugs, and I didn’t think I was being unsafe or careless by writing about them. I didn’t want fans to think heroin was cool. But then I’ve had fans come up to me and give me the thumbs up, telling me they’re high. That’s exactly what I didn’t want to happen.” ~ Layne Staley
  11. “I’d like to fly, but my wings have been so denied.” ~ Layne Staley
  12. “Drugs are not the way to the light. They won’t lead to a fairy-tale life, they lead to suffering.” ~ Layne Staley
  13. “I’m dumbfounded by me all the time. Wow! What a…. thrill…..and a joy” ~ Layne Staley Quotes
  14. “We try to be real nice and friendly to people, but sometimes they take advantage of that.” ~ Layne Staley
  15. “When everyone goes home, you’re stuck with yourself.” ~ Layne Staley
  16. “Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing, photography, and writing.” ~ Layne Staley

  17. “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
  18. “We Die Young is about gang violence. That was something that was happening in Seattle, something that kinda opened our eyes. It just seemed like things were getting out of hand. Incidents, where kids were getting, shot, and getting their tennis shoes ripped off their dead bodies. It just seems like these kids are dying at younger and younger ages and getting involved in gang activity.” ~ Layne Staley
  19. “Sure God’s all-powerful, but does he have lips?” ~ Layne Staley

  20. “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
  21. “I saw all the suffering that Kurt Cobain went through. I saw this real vibrant person turn into a real shy, timid, withdrawn person.” ~ Layne Staley
  22. “I wish I could just hug you all, but I’m not gonna.” ~ Layne Staley
  23. “What do you mean, I’m a wild frontman! I’m jumping all over, I do the dance moves.” ~ Layne Staley
  24. “I don’t think any drug that can cause brain damage, failing kidneys, hardening arteries, pain, and suffering should be made available.” ~ Layne Staley
  25. “I haven’t read anything but regurgitated rumors. Nothing new, and nothing true.” ~ Layne Staley

  26. “We survived a Slayer crowd every night for about 50 days and thought we could do about anything after that.” ~ Layne Staley
  27. “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
  28. “It’s just writing about things, feelings, not that we’re dark or depressed…just as much as anyone else is.” ~ Layne Staley
  29. “Drugs will have a huge effect on my work for the rest of my life, whether I’m using or not.” ~ Layne Staley Quotes
  30. “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
  31. “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
  32. “Being me is no different than being most anyone else, I guess.” ~ Layne Staley

  33. “We write about ourselves because we know about ourselves.” ~ Layne Staley
  34. “There’s no huge, deep message in any of the songs. We recorded a few months of being human.” ~ Layne Staley
  35. “At home, I’m just a guy who has interests that extend far beyond music.” ~ Layne Staley
  36. “Los Angeles, I don’t like that town. Too decadent, and it’s slimy.” ~ Layne Staley
  37. “People have a right to ask questions and dig deep when you’re hurting people and things around you.” ~ Layne Staley
  38. “One of the first bands to break out of Seattle was Heart.” ~ Layne Staley

  39. “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
  40. “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
  41. “Andrew Wood’s death changed things for a few weeks. I probably got even heavier into drugs after that.” ~ Layne Staley
  42. “There are lasting consequences for using drugs. I’ll still be paying for my prior use.” ~ Layne Staley
  43. “I’m not doing well. Don’t try to talk about this to my sister Liz. She will know it sooner or later.” ~ Layne Staley
  44. “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
  45. “Every article I see is dope this, junkie that, whiskey this – that ain’t my title.” ~ Layne Staley

  46. “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
  47. “Music is the career Im lucky enough to get paid for, but I have other desires and passions.” ~ Layne Staley
  48. “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
  49. “I don’t do much else but stay in my hotel room.” ~ Layne Staley
  50. “A lot of power-pop comes out of LA, a lot of speed metal comes out of New York.” ~ Layne Staley
  51. “I started out when I was about 12, playing drums. I started singing when I was about 15.” ~ Layne Staley

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