Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler

American musician, television personality
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  • Steven Tyler "tried" gay sex, "but just didn't dig it," he says in his memoir. "Gay sex just doesn't do it for me
  • But you've reached them, and I've always wanted to reach people. I'm the first one to say I love my fans because they love that I took a chance.
  • I quit my band in New York City in 1969 and I got really angry at them. I got angry at one of my guitar players and I dove over the drum set and we got into a fight.
  • The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
  • If you take all that I've learned from Joe and all that Joe has learned from me, and you throw all that into a song, not only are you using the gifts that God gave you, but also all the experiences you've had.
  • I don't mind being a grandfather; I've been a mother for so many years. You just can't believe what it's like being a father. Especially when you come out of the chaos of the road to getting married and having children.
  • Great melody over great riffs is, to me, the secret of it all.
  • My wife and I had decided not to let anybody take pictures of our home because it was just the last place on earth we had that was unscathed. But people have climbed over the fence; they've taken aerial shots. They've gotten my address and put it on the Internet.
  • I had gotten one of the first Korg synthesizers with 300 presets.
  • Oddly enough, it's what we started out as, it's what we always have been, and it's almost like Aerosmith is that band in the closet.
  • The band's never taken a year off. Last August we decided to take one, and three months in I was bored to tears.
  • Drugs will get you out of your own way, but we lived it, and that's dangerous. It can actually turn around on itself and steal your soul, and that's what happened.
  • Fake it until you make it.
  • When that second airplane hit the building, we all changed. We need to get back to some serious thinking.
  • I'm not sure about the selling part, but I've always found that the things I've worn on tour have moved over to what people wear every day. Sometimes the things I wore in the beginning before I had money were things I put together.
  • Life's a journey, not a destination.
  • (On why he became sober) "Liv is possibly the biggest reason for me changing the way I lived. She is a dream daughter. When she was very young I wasn't sure whether I was the father but, by the time she was eight, I knew for sure. I saw my features in hers and I cried. I started seeing her a lot and I think her mother had alluded to the fact I was her dad. I just said to her, 'Liv, there's something I want to tell you. I'm your Daddy.' It was one of the most emotional moments of my life and I just stood there crying like a baby while she shouted, 'I knew it, I knew it.' I love her more than anything and have a great relationship with her. We can talk about anything."
  • And the things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
  • Back then it was nothing like today. So you'd go to the bowling alley. We bowled and you could be in the back and you could make out, you know? And you know how hot it was to make out.
  • We may need to change the way we think. As in Israel, I think there should be a mandatory draft, where you go away for the service of your country for three years.
  • If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
  • I've got scarves and boots from' 1970 that I still wear.
  • As you know, I'm androgynous. I can wear a jacket that most guys wouldn't put on. But you make it in guys' sizes, and suddenly they're wearing them. I think styles should get back to getting people to wear things that look so good that they don't care.
  • We need to go back to the way it was 30 years ago, when everybody had Grandma and Grandpa, and we were willing to pass moral judgments about right and wrong.
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