David Lee Roth quote

"The light you see at the end of the tunnel is the front of an oncoming train."

David Lee Roth

Born: October 10, 1954

Occupation: Vocalist

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I'm not conceited. Conceit is a fault and I have no faults.

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It's always irritated me that people say, 'Where's the action? Oh wow, there's no action here; let's go somewhere else.' These people will never find the action.

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The problem with self-improvement is knowing when to quit.

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You stick your head above the crowd and attract attention and sometimes somebody will throw a rock at you. That's the territory. You buy the land, you get the Indians.

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A lot of rock bands are truly a legend in their own minds.

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People ask me how far I've come. And I tell them twelve feet: from the audience to the stage.

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Music is like girlfriends to me; I'm continually astonished by the choices other people make.

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You want a hero in the music world? James Brown. He brought a feeling to music without really using words. He's just famous for his sound.

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Rap is poetry to music, like beatniks without beards and bongos.

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The world's a stage, and I want the brightest spot.

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Van Halen can keep providing the rain and I'll keep providing the parade.

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I take my personal upkeep real seriously; my sense of organization and attention to detail; my memory; my business - I love the business.

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My ambition is to further create a signature sound, a signature spirit, that makes some kind of contribution to music in general.

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When you get something like MTV, it's like regular television. You get it, and at first it's novel and brand new and then you watch every channel, every show. And then you become a little more selective...

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If you put a Van Halen album in your record collection, it will melt all the rest of your records.

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You know what rock musicians are? They are hung up, neurotic, over-weight hippies with sex problems.

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I'm a family oriented guy; I've personally started four or five this year.

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When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the 80's.

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We've all got out self-destructive bad habits, the trick is to find four or five you personally like the best and just do those all the time.

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Rock & roll is not so much a question of electric guitars as it is striped pants.

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On parties it's not about who you are. The real reason to which a party revolves is how good you look.

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An ounce of image is worth a pound of performance

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I would just like to say that after all these years of heavy drinking, bright lights and late nights, I still don't need glasses. I drink right out of the bottle.

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I live and breathe and do four times as much four times as fast as anyone else.

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I just wanted to be in show biz. I wanted to make music and sing and dance, tell jokes and stories, make ya smile, make ya cry - and charge you $ 8.50

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It's not who wants to sleep with you; It's who wants to sleep with you again.

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Audience participation should extend from on-stage to backstage to under the stage

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I'm a family man. I personally started 3 or 4 families last year.

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The Breakfast of Champions isn't cereal, it's the competition!

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Let's play with the career, if we can't find anything else to do

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I think the two most difficult things to deal with in life are failure and success

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Remember, life is just a game and no one gets out alive

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People say that life is a cesspool of darkness and dispair. Well we of Van Halen are sailing through it in a yacht!

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The perfect woman has an IQ of 150, wants to make love until 4 in the morning, then turns into a pizza!

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Music journalists love Elvis Costello and hate me because they look like Elvis Costello

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I can teach you to jump up in five seconds-it takes years to learn how to land properly.

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You've got to roll with the punches to get to what's real.

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I always wanted to be an outrage to public decency and a threat to women. And this is one of the few occupations where you're not only allowed that, but you're encouraged.

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The only thing I'm allergic to is criticism.

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I don't get all the women that I want... I get all the women that want me.

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Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.

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If you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, you are looking the wrong way.

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Seems like the light at the end of the tunnel may be you.

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