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By Anonym 14 Sep

Corey Taylor

The fact that the public are mesmerised by Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and all these miserable people makes me laugh because those celebrities are more miserable than the people reading about them for escapism.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Corey Taylor

Life is not that simple. That is why it is called life. That word includes both lie and if. Time to figure out which side of the "half" fence you are on: Does your life include a lie or just one big if? There is nothing wrong with either to be honest, but it will make your Sundays longer.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Corey Taylor

Bad music is a form of murder to the true art of music in general.Bad music forced on a child is abuse because it invariably forms that child´s taste in music. Bad music has raped an industry that was held up strongly by great expression for decades but now finds itself floundering, giving in to the lowest common denominator of music just to keep its panties around its waist. Bad music tortures the eardrums and kills little bits of your senses through prolonged exposure. Bad music steals money from shallow pockets, steals airtime from more deserving bands and songwriters, and steals the spotlight from undiscovered geniuses who have all but given up on a dream because of the mediocrity of popular radio. Bad music is a lie, and yet it is foisted on the public in an attempt to turn melodies and songs into hamburgers and fries. Bad music is truly a sin because you don´t have to be exceptional to make it in the music industry anymore. You just have to be good enough to stick around and be tolerated. I understand that bad music is a matter of opinion. I know that. But I am fairly confident that more people agree with me than you suspect. Bad music is just fucking bad.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Corey Taylor

I didn't write my speech until the night before, and even then I refused to write it out like I would say it, preferring to keep cribbed notes I could come back to if necessary. I wanted this to feel like a conversation because it was what I wanted to say that mattered, not how it looked on paper.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Corey Taylor

As much as I love Slipknot, I don't want that to carry over into what I do for Stone Sour. I want both bands to stand on their own.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Corey Taylor

You have to get to the next level, or you're gonna get stuck where you are for the rest of your life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Corey Taylor

Now you've got people who don't really have the skills, because technology hides it, going out and putting these crappy singles out, and because that's all there really is, people basically eat it like hamburgers. It's become very, very commercialized. Which wouldn't bother me as much if people actually had talent. When I listen to something and the first thing I notice is that it's been turned into crap, I shut it off and throw it out the window of my car. Like it's the most offensive thing to me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Corey Taylor

I'm the guy that gets up at three in the morning to jot down an entire sheet of lyrics for something that won't be recorded for six months. You have to get it down when you can, because thoughts are fluid.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Corey Taylor

Anything exceptional gets crushed by common people with jealousy and ignorance and all their common evils.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Corey Taylor

If everything is happy go-lucky all the time, you don't know when you're experiencing joy and feeling life at its finest moments. You have to suffer a little.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Corey Taylor

I've still got the same friends that I grew up with, I still go to the same places that I used to go to when I was younger, and it's just a very special place to me. I'm still very proud to call Iowa home.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Corey Taylor

I've always gravitated towards those ultimate lines in songs, the line you grab on to. That line in 'Smells Like Teen Spirit,' 'Here we are now/Entertain us' - the irony, the antagonism; that's always stuck with me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Corey Taylor

Some of the smartest people I know are metal fans.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Corey Taylor

I don't know whether we will find ourselves in the cross hairs, pulled by the short hairs, or just trying to find the next inane hairstyle. But change is coming; it is inevitable. It is as steady and reliable as a ticking clock.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Corey Taylor

I mean come on. Do you know how easy it is to be famous these days? Do you have any idea? The web has made it plausible to have your very own platform to stand and spew nonsense from on an hourly basis. There's an old saying: when everyone is special, no one will be. These days, everybody thinks they're special, so no one really does anything to be special anymore.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Corey Taylor

You can't see California without Marlon Brando's eyes.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Corey Taylor

The way I make music is just a reflection of how I think music should be made. Where you sit in a studio, and you make music, and you use technology to your advantage, not to hide all the blaring mistakes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Corey Taylor

The goat, for us, is an image that's stuck in our heads since we were kids, coming from Iowa people are like 'Beware the horned goat of satan!' and all that. It's bullshit. It's just an animal.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Corey Taylor

Emo is pathetic. It's a tired attempt at making bad music cool, all while rocking dumb haircuts and unisexual belts. Furthermore, adding the suffix '-core' to a description doesn't make it innovative. It makes you look like a tool with no imagination.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Corey Taylor

You don't break ground by doing the same thing over and over and over. That's like standing in place. You have to risk to gain it all.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Corey Taylor

I may never let go of my wrath, my anger, but I will always have the last laugh.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Corey Taylor

I love the fact that people can relate to what I'm saying, even if it's not for the same subject I was writing about. That is the power of real music and real expression.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Corey Taylor

I think you're always gonna have half the generation that's lazy. But I think it makes the other half work that much harder.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Corey Taylor

Justin Bieber is a douche bag. Now that I have your attention, let's talk about cars.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Corey Taylor

The things that scare me are real life situations. Real life is much more scary than anything you can put on the movie screen. Which is why I get very upset when people try to blame the movies for the violence in this world. I'm like 'Are you kidding me?'. There is more violence in a four hour period on CNN than any movie I have in my massive collection.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Corey Taylor

I've got to be honest, and I'm not just saying this because the majority of you reading this live there, but I love the United Kingdom. I just flat-out love it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Corey Taylor

The mind is left bereft when it is nothing more than a tool of regurgitation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Corey Taylor

PETA. I would make everyone eat raw meat. [why] because I could.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Corey Taylor

I have a really good idea for a novel and would like to just kind of try my hand at fiction. I'm starting to kind of get a really good body of work going from a literary standpoint. As long as the audience is there, man, I'll keep cranking them out.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Corey Taylor

Slipknot is the darkness; Stone Sour is the light. Slipknot is chaos; Stone Sour is structure.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Corey Taylor

I still have night terrors about things happening to my son. The worst things cross your mind when you care so much. I keep them at bay as best I can, and it's a struggle for me not to just do everything for him.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Corey Taylor

The weird thing about metal fans is we're all so maladjusted in a lot of ways. We're individualistic and opinionated and severe in our personalities - sometimes we really turn each other off. A little bit of a metal fan goes a long way.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Corey Taylor

Too many people chase dreams that they don't understand. Too many people try to go for things that they'd like to do, but they're not realistic enough to know they don't have the talent.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Corey Taylor

But I always kind of knew in the back of my head that I could come back and do Stone Sour.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Corey Taylor

People such as Hunter S. Thompson and the Beats were a huge influence on me, not just in what they were saying, but how they said it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Corey Taylor

There is one statement I want you to keep after you are finished with this book. It is more of a mantra, really. Nonetheless, let it crawl across your mind any time you feel you have been backed into a corner spiritually. It is very simple: Live your life, no matter what life is. Take that with you. Live your life. No matter what that life is.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Corey Taylor

The biggest difference between me and other artists out there is that they'll put anything out to sell a record or sell a ticket.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Corey Taylor

Things can get tough out there. I am in no way saying life is easy and we should breeze through it like a fart through silk filter; we are going to take our lumps and deal with our own unique adversity. What I am saying is that in all the chaos, remember to breathe, remember to smile, and remember that the only time to panic is when there is truly no tomorrow. Fortunately for the majority of us, tomorrow will always meet us in the morning with a cup of coffee and a fresh deck of cigarettes, ready to crack it's cocoon and mature into today. So ease the grip on your moralities and be yourself. Fantastic is really just the flaws. Nobody is perfect - not you, not me, not Jesus, Buddha, Jehovah, not God. But the great thing is that you do not have to be perfect to be alive, and that is what makes life absolutely perfect.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Corey Taylor

Mistakes you can learn from; sins stay with you forever.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Corey Taylor

Japan is a wonderful country, a strange mixture of ancient mystique and cyberpunk saturation. It's a monolith of society's achievements, yet maintains a foothold in the past, creating an amazing backdrop for tourings and natives alive. Japan captures the imagination like no other. You never feel quite so far from home as you do in Japan, yet there are no other people on the planet that make you feel as comfortable.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Corey Taylor

Live your life; whatever that life may be.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Corey Taylor

When you're looking for a house, you're not looking for a house that's perfect. You're looking for that house to have character. And I think it's those little bits of humanity they come from the music. That's what the music brings out when you have that, it brings out the character of a song. You go back and listen to 30, 40 years of music, and all the great, great songs that we've had in our lives, they all have that character. They have that human nudge, they all have that human relation. You can relate to it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Corey Taylor

People ask me all the time what or who my influences are. To be honest, it would take a decent set of encyclopedias to get them all down. I am here today to let the world know my greatest influence, my secret ingredient, really. What inspires me? That's simple: COFFEE.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Corey Taylor

I want you to understand something: I am loving father who would do anything for his kids, whether they are mine or belonging to others in my family.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Corey Taylor

You can make a thousand promises to yourself that you'll take that same fantastic love and give it to someone else, but the moment you see that person with someone else, it's like a gut full of razorblades. It never gets easier. And it shouldn't, really.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Corey Taylor

So many people limit themselves by holding onto that baggage. They cut themselves off at the knees. And for me, meeting my father, and seeing how he was, and seeing that other side of where I came from, allowed me to kind of ascend spiritually. Now not to get all hippy or anything, but, you cant realise your potential unless you LET yourself realise your own potential.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Corey Taylor

As a writer, as a lyricist, you're just trying to make sure that you're not repeating yourself. And that's a danger for a lot of people. So for me, I just try to keep taking corners and trying to find new paths.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Corey Taylor

Anyone who feels that homosexuality is not only a sin but also a disease or a mental issue should take a look in the mirror and realize who the real crazy person is.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Corey Taylor

Playing live is a lost art, and you don't see a lot of bands that go out and play the way the older bands do. It's a celebration, and a lot of people treat it like a commercial or a distraction.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Corey Taylor

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.