65 Ozzy Osbourne Quotes On Success In Life

Ozzy Osbourne rose to fame in the 1970s as the frontman of the seminal heavy metal band Black Sabbath, delivering such iconic songs as “War Pigs,” “Iron Man” and “Paranoid.” He embarked on a successful solo career in 1979, earning attention for his outrageous public acts and drawing the ire of conservative groups. Osbourne later garnered a new legion of fans by starring with his family in the unlikely hit reality show The Osbournes. This Ozzy Osbourne quotes will motivate you.

Best Ozzy Osbourne Quotes

  1. “I don’t want you to play me a riff that’s going to impress Joe Satriani; give me a riff that makes a kid want to go out and buy a guitar and learn to play.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  2. “Of all the things I’ve lost I miss my mind the most.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  3. “Maybe it’s not too late to learn how to love and forget how to hate.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  4. “You’ve got to try and take things to the next level, or you’ll just get stuck in a rut.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  5. “I can’t change the past, but I can try to make a better future for me.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne

  6. “You’ve got to believe in yourself, or no one will believe in you. Imagination is like a bird on the wing, flying free for you to use.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  7. “I can honestly say, all the bad things that ever happened to me were directly, directly attributed to drugs and alcohol. I mean, I would never urinate at the Alamo at nine o’clock in the morning dressed in a woman’s evening dress sober.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  8. “If you can laugh at your mistakes, it’s a good thing.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne

  9. “Sometimes I’m scared of being Ozzy Osbourne. But it could have been worse. I could have been Sting.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  10. “When you’re in love, it’s not just about the messing around in the sack, it’s about how empty you feel when they’re gone.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  11. “Hating people isn’t a productive way of living. So what’s the point in hating anyone? There’s enough hate in the world as it is, without me adding to it.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  12. “My son Jack just got out of rehab, he’s 17 years old and he got hooked on Oxycontin and I’m just a little pissed off that he never gave me a few.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  13. “I’m just a dreamer
    I dream my life away
    I’m just a dreamer
    Who dreams of better days” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  14. “People say it’s hard at the top, but it’s even harder at the bottom.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne

  15. “People think I’m crazy, but I’m in demand.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  16. “You can’t kill Rock ‘n’ Roll. It’s here to stay” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  17. “I was curious, given the swimming pools of booze I’ve guzzled over the years – not to mention all of the cocaine, morphine, sleeping pills, cough syrup, LSD, Rohypnol… there’s really no plausible medical reason why I should still be alive. Maybe my DNA could say why.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  18. “You learn who your friends are when the sh-t hits the fan.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne

  19. “It’s all part of my journey – I’ve done a lot of stupid things, but you learn by your mistakes.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  20. “I used to get upset by people not understanding me, but I’ve made a career out of it now.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  21. “Randy [Rhoads] was laid to rest at a place called Mountain View Cemetery, where his grandparents were buried. I made a vow there and then to honor his death every year by sending flowers. Unlike most of my vows, I kept it. But I’ve never been back to his graveside. I’d like to go there again one day before I finally join him on the other side.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  22. “I grew up having to piss in a bucket ’cos there was no indoor shitter, and now I have these computerized Japanese super-loo things that have heated seats and wash and blow-dry your arse at the touch of a button. Give it a couple of years and I’ll have a bog with a robot arm that pulls out my turds, so I don’t have to strain.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  23. “I’m not a musician – I’m a ham.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne

  24. “I’m a lunatic by nature, and lunatics don’t need training – they just are.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  25. “There are no impossible dreams.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  26. “My father always said I would do something big one day.’ I’ve got a feeling about you, John Osbourne,’ he’d tell me after he’d had a few beers.’ You’re either going to do something very special, or you’re going to go to prison.’
    And he was right, my old man. I was in prison before my eighteenth birthday.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  27. “Jesus Christ was the original rock’n’roll star. He gave people reasons to live in the rut they were living in. He was the first man to say, “You don’t have to have human sacrifices, ’cause human sacrifices hurt somebody, you know?” Just believe in the spirit that is within you.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  28. “I can’t do anything in moderation.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne

  29. “I wish I didn’t have to perform ‘Iron Man‘ every night.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  30. “If you go out for a drink, you go out for a drink. You don’t think, ‘I’ll have a few pints. I’ll piss up this shrine.'” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  31. “Sabbath were a hippy band. We were into peace.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  32. “When you’re young, you’re stupid. You do silly things.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  33. “Do you know what causes low voter turnout in America? It’s the result of having the fate of our nation at stake. This began with the bitter presidential election of 1828, which pitted the education, cultivation, and puritan constraint of John Quincy Adams against the yahoo populism of Andrew Jackson, thereby deciding permanently whether America would become a shining city upon a hill or an overlighted strip mall along a highway.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  34. “In 1964 something totally unexpected happened. I got a job I enjoyed.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne

  35. “Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  36. “I keep hearing this [expletive] thing that guns don’t kill people, but people kill people. If that’s the case, why do we give people guns when they go to war? Why not just send the people?” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  37. “The road to nowhere leads to me.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  38. “I don’t know whose brilliant idea that was, but it wasn’t mine, that’s for sure.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne

  39. “My stay in Camp Betty was the longest I’d been without drink or drugs in my adult life. […] At first, they put me in a room with a guy who owned a bowling alley, but he snored like an asthmatic horse, so I moved and ended up with a depressive mortician. […] The mortician snored even louder than the bowling alley guy – he was like a moose with a tracheotomy.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  40. “They say military have the so-called ‘secret intelligence’ – this amount of intelligence must be very secret, since I’ve never seen any intelligent military person, nor I have seen any sense in the bloody stupid wars.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  41. “Ozzy is a powerful and attractive man. When I grow up I want to be Ozzy.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne

  42. “Did you know that the percentage of young people in the crucial ‘youthquake’ age bracket of 15 to 24 was higher in 1973 than in 1967 ? Therefore it was glam rock that ended the war in Vietnam.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  43. “What can go wrong will go wrong.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  44. “If you choose to criticize, you choose your enemies.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  45. “Tony Iommi – the undisputed king of demonic heavy rock riffs. In this area, no one had never surpassed him.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  46. “I don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow and I can’t relive yesterday but I live in the moment if I can.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne

  47. “One thing that does confuse me, is that there are more religions in this world than ever, yet there’s only sup­posed to be one God.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  48. “You gotta be really careful what you bite off. Don’t bite off more than you can chew. It’s a dangerous world.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  49. “I’m into rock’n’roll because rock’n’roll, to me, means freedom.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  50. “When I was doing drugs and alcohol, I thought I’ll have a drink and a line of this and I’ll smoke this. I didn’t go, ‘Then I’m going to go out and get drunk, come back strangle my wife and wake up in jail on charges of attempted murder,’ but that’s what happened. I’m not telling people what to do. If they can enjoy doing it and they get on with it and they can handle it fine, but don’t involve me. I’m lucky to be alive; you’re playing with Russian roulette.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  51. “The most unbelievable thing about my behaviour is that I was convinced it was entirely f**king normal.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne

  52. “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
  53. “How can you go on stage and shout ‘Yeah! Rock’n’roll forever!’ and then go to bed at 10 o’clock with a nightcap on, a candle in your hand and a Bible under your arm?” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  54. “The Jesus freaks were the worst. While the ‘Suicide Solution’ case was going through the courts they followed me around everywhere. They would picket my shows with signs that read, ‘The Anti-Christ Is Here’. And they’d always be chanting: ‘Put Satan behind you! Put Jesus
    in front of you!’
    One time, I made my own sign – a smiley face with the words ‘Have a Nice Day’ – and went out and joined them. They didn’t even notice. Then, just as the gig was about to start, I put down the sign, said, ‘See ya, guys,’ and went back to my dressing room.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  55. “I suppose there’s a lot of people that’ve got a better life than me. But I don’t know, I feel very fortunate and very blessed.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne

  56. “You’re chasing the dragon, you’re chasing the high. A bird with one wing, who’s still trying to fly.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  57. “I remember one night in Memphis, I’d come out of a blackout, and I didn’t know where I was. I’m feeling through the darkness – I was asleep in the middle of a freeway. I went up to this car in the darkness, and it was a cop car.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne Quotes
  58. “I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I’m on stage they’re not privileged to see me. It’s a privilege for me to see them.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  59. “As long as there are kids who are pissed off and have no real way in venting out that anger, heavy metal will live on.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  60. “When I heard the Beatles, I thought thats it. That’s what I want to be. I want to be a Beatle.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne

  61. “Let me explain something to you – you have not been standing in front of thirty thousand decibals for thirty-five years – write me a note!” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  62. “Ten thousand million nightmares, temptation by the score, I used to get so high, and still I wanted more. You think my time is wasted in search of who I am, I tried so hard to kill the boy inside the man.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  63. “I hated school. Hated it.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  64. “I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that’s OK – the bat had to get Ozzy shots.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  65. “It had a huge impact on me, ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ – and I was very proud when I found out that Kurt Cobain was a fan of mine. I thought he was awesome.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne

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