Ozzy Osbourne quotes:

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  • I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that's OK - the bat had to get Ozzy shots.

  • Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.

  • Rock music is not meant to be perfect.

  • MTV made a huge impact. Heavy rotation took you from selling 1m albums to 20m albums, and that meant a lot of dough.

  • Somebody said to me this morning, 'To what do you attribute your longevity?' I don't know. I mean, I couldn't have planned my life out better. By all accounts I should be dead! The abuse I put my body through: the drugs, the alcohol, the lifestyle I've lived the last 30 years!

  • I hyperventilate opening a box of chocolates. I'm the most nervous guy in the world, a frightened little man on red alert from when I wake until I go to sleep. I was born with fear.

  • Tony Iommi - the undisputed king of demonic heavy rock riffs. In this area, no one had never surpassed him.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • I'm dyslexic, I have attention-deficit disorder, and I've got something like a hereditary tremor.

  • I'm about caring, I'm about people, and I'm about entertaining people. I'm a family man. A husband. A father. I've been a lot of other things over the years, which we don't really want to talk about.

  • I used to smoke cigarettes, smoke dope, do smack, every f - - thing. First, I couldn't function without it. Then I couldn't do anything with or without it. Then I thought, "This is the end of the line for my fun days."

  • 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.

  • Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most.

  • 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.

  • I couldn't be a royal. It's like living in a supersonic goldfish bowl.

  • I once had a dream about getting a marriage, house in the country, and at the end of the day we'd retire, but I'm never going to retire.

  • L.A.'s not a good place to grow old.

  • Whenever I have a bad day I just think of these people.

  • I'm a very simple man. You've got to have, like, a computer nowadays to turn the TV on and off... and the nightmare continues.

  • Meanwhile, we'd been kicked out of school at fifteen and had worked in factories and slaughtered animals for a living, but then we'd made something of ourselves, even though the whole system was against us. So how upset could we be when clever people said we were no good?"

  • I'm out doing my deal, I'm turning people on. What's wrong with taking people away from their everyday mundane situation and having a good, fun night for an hour and a half at a rock'n'roll scene?

  • I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didnt want to see my kids do the same thing

  • I'm not the kind of person you think I am, I'm not the anti-Christ, or the iron man.

  • To be a parent, especially to rock & roll kids, I think being a parent is the most difficult job on the face of the earth. You hate to say things that will upset your kids, but then sometimes you have to because you can't let them run around wild.

  • With marriage, you've just got to stick it out. You can't jump off the boat at the first bump in the waves.

  • I can't change the past, but I can try to make a better future for me ...

  • He protected his feelings in walls he imagined, but castles crumble exposing the frightened child.

  • I'll only retire in the day I should be dead and they have me buried, and some idiot spell over my casket some stupid gospel stuff.

  • 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?

  • I am going through changes

  • A Christian man is a man who is within himself, who puts out good vibes.

  • International rock star - gravy maker extraordinaire.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • The Beatles gave me everything. Especially Paul McCartney. I adore him.

  • There are no identical twins, or forgivable sins.

  • There are no impossible dreams.

  • Chocolate thickens the saliva, which isn't good news if you've gotta recite Shakespeare or sing Iron Man. Having said that, you're not supposed to drink tea either but I still do before gigs. It's not very rock and roll, but it's like a magic potion to me.

  • I wish I didn't have to perform 'Iron Man' every night.

  • Mick Jagger, the greatest of all front men I've ever met in my life.

  • I have a saying. 'Never judge a book by its cover'. I say that because I don't even know who Ozzy is. I wake up a new person every day.

  • None of us is perfect. Everyone has got a skeleton in the closet that they don't want people to find out. I just let it go, with a bit of humor.

  • I do miss the social aspect of sitting in a pub with a pint but you know what when I get down to it I never went for a pint. I went to a pub to get f**ked up. If it was just going for a pint that would be ok but once I start I just can't stop.

  • I open the door for old ladies, I help old ladies across the road. I do a show for leukemia every year, but I don't broadcast that because it's against my image.

  • And I never missed one concert. In 89 shows, I think I did one a bit suspect show. In the old days, I'd pull gigs left, right and center because I was too f - - up.

  • Conceived in anger, addicted to hate, the mutant child of a twisted state.

  • Thank God for the bomb. Nuke ya, nuke ya.

  • 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.

  • Condemned to violence, arrested by pain. Inside the soul lies a man insane.

  • I feel joy when I do a great show. I get fun out of making other people happy. I'm a terminal people-pleaser. I suppose that's why I'm a frontman.

  • What's the future of mankind? How do I know, I got left behind.

  • I knew it was time to get off of reality TV when someone asked me if I sang as well as acted.

  • Just another lonely broken hero picking up the pieces of my mind. Running out of faith and hope and reason, I'm running out of time.

  • During the first break-in I grabbed a load of hangers and thought, 'Magic', I'll be able to sell this stuff down the pub. But I'd forgotten to take a flashlight with me, and it turned out that the clothes I'd nicked were a bunch of babies' bibs and toddlers' underpants.I might as well have tried to sell a turd.

  • When you're young, you're stupid. You do silly things.

  • What is this? It's music to get a brain seizure by.

  • Sabbath were a hippy band. We were into peace.

  • I never thought I could write anything or do a show sober, ever. But I did the Black Sabbath shows sober, and it was so much better fun for me, and everybody.

  • Children of the future, watching empires fall. Madness the cup they drink from, self destruction the toll.

  • Every shopaholic needs an accomplice.

  • I'd rather see twenty thousand smiling faces than twenty thousand crying people.

  • I think MTV should consider using subtitles. Half the time, even I can't understand what the fu*k I'm talking about.

  • I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didn't want to see my kids do the same thing.

  • Take my hand and we'll go riding through the sunshine from above. We'll find happiness together in the summer skies of love.

  • There are no unbeatable odds, there are no believable gods.

  • The most unbelievable thing about my behaviour is that I was convinced it was entirely f**king normal.

  • 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.

  • Won't you ride my white horse?

  • You learn who your friends are when the sh-t hits the fan.

  • You gotta be really careful what you bite off. Don't bite off more than you can chew. It's a dangerous world.

  • I used to fantasize that Paul McCartney would marry my sister.

  • It's all part of my journey - I've done a lot of stupid things, but you learn by your mistakes.

  • Sometimes I'm scared of being Ozzy Osbourne. But it could have been worse. I could have been Sting.

  • Maybe it's not too late to learn how to love and forget how to hate.

  • If you can laugh at your mistakes, it's a good thing.

  • Ozzy is a powerful and attractive man. When I grow up I want to be Ozzy.

  • One thing that does confuse me, is that there are more religions in this world than ever, yet there's only sup¬≠posed to be one God.

  • 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.

  • People think I'm crazy, but I'm in demand.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • I don't want to change the world, I don't want the world to change me.

  • I've listened to Preachers, I've listened to fools. I've worshipped the dropouts, who've made their own rules.

  • You can't kill Rock 'n' Roll. It's here to stay

  • What can go wrong will go wrong.

  • I hated school. Hated it.

  • I'm just a dreamer I dream my life away i'm just a dreamer Who dreams of better days

  • I'm not a musician - I'm a ham.

  • 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.

  • The power of people, when they focus on something positive, never fails to amaze me.

  • If you choose to criticize, you choose your enemies.

  • 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!

  • It was always fun in the early days of Black Sabbath, when I stayed away from heavy drugs. Then someone gave me cocaine and I went, "Hallelujah!" I thought I'd found the meaning of life!

  • You can choose, don't confuse, win or lose, it's up to you.

  • There was a cinema called The Orient outside the community centre where we rehearsed in Six Ways, and whenever it showed a horror film the queue would go all the way down the street and around the corner. 'Isn't it strange how people will pay money to frighten themselves?' I remember Tony [Iommi] saying one day. 'Maybe we should stop doing blues and write scary music instead.'

  • 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?

  • Occasionally, I go off the rails. I once nearly killed somebody once - it wasn't funny. I am a lunatic. The pressure of work, the pressure - everyone has a stop valve, and I don't have one.

  • Destiny planned out, I don't need no hand out.

  • There are no unsavable souls.

  • I am a raging alcoholic, but I don't want my kids to do the same.

  • At 18 if someone had said to me, 'I think you should go to rehab,' I would have thought, 'You're #*[email protected] mad'.

  • Drugs and alcohol were ruling my life. I made a lot of bad decisions while I was drinking alcohol. The first thing I stopped was cigarettes and tobacco.

  • I've had every known chemical--cocaine, booze--and tobacco is the hardest one in the world for me to quit. You watch old flicks? It's suggestion by looking at something: You see a cigarette, and it makes you want to smoke!

  • I'm like a junky without an addiction.

  • I don‚??t know whose brilliant idea that was, but it wasn‚??t mine, that‚??s for sure.

  • You can never take the violence back.

  • The road to nowhere leads to me.

  • Life's not all about money.

  • Sex isn't the priority anymore, now I'm 65. But it still goes on. I want it and she doesn't, same as ever.

  • Mental wounds not healing, who and what's to blame. I'm going off the rails on a crazy train.

  • You're chasing the dragon, you're chasing the high. A bird with one wing, who's still trying to fly.

  • Tell me where do I belong in a sick society?

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