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Gene Simmons

The biggest reason for divorce is marriage.

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Gene Simmons

Kiss is a Fourth of July fireworks show with a backbeat.

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Gene Simmons

Let's say you're a garage mechanic, and you have big dreams about opening up your own chain of branded garages around the country. Terrific.

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Gene Simmons

If you look at the CEOs of some the most successful companies in the world like IKEA, they never fly first class. They always go economy.

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Gene Simmons

I'm from Israel, so America has no limits. I started a record label, and then I started managing other artists, like Liza Minelli.

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Gene Simmons

Our job is to leave the world a little better than we found it. Not the same... not worse... better.

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Gene Simmons

I worship scones and danishes. If I never had another meal, I wouldn't care as long as I could eat pastries and jelly doughnuts.

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Gene Simmons

Kiss is not a charity. Never, ever mix commerce and charity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Simmons

If your songs connect with the fans and they pump their fists in the air and go "Yeah!!" that's when a song really works. That's the electric church of it. The glory hallelujah of it.

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Gene Simmons

Rock bands are a lot like football teams: If a guy is on drugs and messes up, get someone else who's proud to wear the uniform and be part of the team.

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Gene Simmons

I'm forbidden fruit. Once you go to certain households, mommy doesn't want you to see that dirty man who sticks his tongue out and spits out blood and all that stuff.

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Gene Simmons

I was never interested in being a rock star. I always wanted to be Boris Karloff.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gene Simmons

Before I ever knew what the word Entrepeneur was, I realized in America and in the Western part of the world in general, you are given the opportunity to be whatever you want to be. And that is all anyone should ever expect from the Capitalist system. The rest is up to you. It's up to you to educate yourself. It's up to you to learn speaking skills and people skills. It's up to you to try (and usually fail, but to try again) all sorts of ventures. The rest is a combination of hard work, being at the right place ...at the right time...with the right thing...oh yes...and more (never ending) hard work.

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Gene Simmons

The only jobs kids have are to do well in school, to be charming and polite, and be thankful. That's it. I'll house you, protect you, I'll even give my life for you, and in return, you will behave.

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Gene Simmons

I wanted to be in a band that gave bang for the buck. I wanted to be in the band who didn't look like a bunch of guys who, you know, should be in a library studying for their finals.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Simmons

I don't speak cockney and I don't pretend to come from that part of the world. For the longest time the English, like the Beatles and so on sounded American. "She loves you yeah yeah yeah!" All of the sudden you sound American. It doesn't work that way with Americans who try to sing English. It's not convincing. If I say "Footy" and "tele" and "Brissy" and "Sydney" and "Simmo" it's not convincing.

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Gene Simmons

Television and comic books are, and continue to be, probably the biggest influence in my life. It's the biggest influence on everybody's life.

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Gene Simmons

If you're the greatest, it's okay to say you're the greatest. My suggestion to everybody is to be their own greatest fan. Weaker personas and personalities define that as egotistical or arrogant, but what it means is their self-esteem isn't that strong.

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Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons planned on being a success the moment he launched himself out of his mother's womb.

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Gene Simmons

Get rid of the friends who want you to spend your whole day doing nothing with them. They're not your friends. They're your enemies.

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Gene Simmons

I don't know whether you [musician] can be all things to everybody, which is why there are different kinds of music.

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Gene Simmons

I know that you like to see a man in the kitchen, but I'm skeptical of men who cook. A man should be focusing his attention on the woman, and not what's on the stove.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gene Simmons

Wealth for its own sake is an empty shell. Wealth that includes making other people's lives better will reward you even more than the beautiful mansion you live in.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gene Simmons

I voted for President Bush. I voted for President Clinton and although I do want my vote back, I voted for President Obama.

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Gene Simmons

The most important word in American, in Western culture, is "I.

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Gene Simmons

England is a profoundly bizarre place that has produced thousands of bands the world has worshipped.

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Gene Simmons

Elvis is the king of rock and roll, who made white kids shake their shackle.

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Gene Simmons

It's very professionally done, very clever songwriting. I like Backstreet Boys more than 'N Sync, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, it's all very well done stuff. Much better than the Partridge Family and New Kids On The Block. I took my kids to see Backstreet Boys live and they flipped out

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gene Simmons

That's why I'm a big supporter of the death penalty. I want to be the hangman. I would put many more people to death like the kids who want to kill other people, I'd put 'em to death.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gene Simmons

It is really sad for the new artists. Where's the next Elvis, where's the next Beatles, where's the Zeppelin? They're out there but they don't have a chance because once upon a time we [musicians of the 60s] had record companies, and they would support you and have point of purchase material and they would give you advances. In other words, they gave you the air to breathe to find yourself and spend the time to learn how to run.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gene Simmons

Rock stars are idiots. You know that! Remember this moron never went to music school, never learned music theory and can't read or write music. So why not be suspicious of everything this idiot says?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Simmons

I crave ideas, and when an idea hits me, it grips me and it tortures me until I master it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gene Simmons

Unless you took courses in architecture, engineering, or pre-med, the rest of your liberal arts education hardly prepares you for life as the business warrior and champion you envision yourself to be.

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Gene Simmons

When you're busy doing your own stuff it's like running a race. You try not to look over your shoulder to see who else is in the race, you do the best you can.

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Gene Simmons

My mother had a horrific life. At fourteen, she was in the Nazi concentration camps. Her sense about life now is, every day above ground is a good day.

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Gene Simmons

You can't go through life and leave things the way they are. We can all make a difference, and if I die today, I know I made a difference.

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Gene Simmons

Rock is about finding who you are. You don't necessarily have to play your instrument very well at all. You can just barely get by and you can be in a rock band.

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Gene Simmons

In time of war, if you go through a bad neighborhood, I don't want a little French poodle, I want a Rottweiler on my hands.

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Gene Simmons

The sad thing is most people have to check with someone before they do the things that make them happy. We're all passing through; the least we can do is be happy, and the only way to do that is by being selfish.

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Gene Simmons

Fame is important, but to be rich is more important.

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Gene Simmons

People who are qualified are symphonic orchestra players and jazz musicians; they're qualified to do what they do. Rock stars are lucky. It's a combination of right time, right place and having certain genes or a gimmick or whatever, but it's really not anything more than sugar. It tastes good and goes away fast.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gene Simmons

When you look at Clark Kent when he's working at the Daily Planet, he's a reporter. He doesn't fly through the air in his glasses and his suit.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Simmons

Happy new year everbody! And remember: be kind to eachother.

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Gene Simmons

First, when I was 12, I saw a Spanish girl jumping rope. I never saw her face, but it was still the most beautiful sight I'd ever seen.

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Gene Simmons

Don't believe bands who say it's all about the fans and they want to give their music away for free. The result is they will continue to live in their mother's basement.

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Gene Simmons

My skin is more beautiful than yours. I would be quite more popular in jail if I so chose.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gene Simmons

Anybody who picks up a guitar and tells you that there's some inner message that they're trying to convey... it's nonsense. They're not being honest. The reason they're doing this is they wanna get lots of chicks and they don't want to work for a living.

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Gene Simmons

The biggest financial pitfall in life is divorce. And the biggest reason for divorce is marriage.

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Gene Simmons

If you look at YOURSELF as the brand, then you will understand an intrinsic truth: People judge.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gene Simmons

You always start off with passion and the people that have it.