Thursday, 27 October 2011

Gerard Way's quotes

"They wrote an article, calling people who listen to our music or fans of us, A CULT! They called us a fucking cult! Do you believe how fucking ignorant that is? And that we promote self-harm and suicide in our lyrics. Do you fucking belive that? We're gonna tell the Daily Mail that we are not a fucking cult, we are an army, and that nothing is worth hurting yourself over. Nothing is worth taking your life over. Do you understand? I wanna hear you say 'FUCK THE DAILY MAIL!'"

"Alright motherfuckers, the world is gonna try and clean you up, what you gonna do about it? [crowd screams] I said the world is gonna try to clean you up, what you gonna do about it? [crowd screams again] They're gonna try to make you pretty, what the fuck you gonna do about it? [crowd screams] You're gonna say, I wanna stay ugly. AND YOU'RE GONNA SING ABOUT IT!"

"We're talking about something else on this tour, because some of you are in school, some of you are in college, some of you are in the work force. You get depressed, you get really desperate, you get really hurt, you feel like an outsider, and one of the only places you feel like you can fit in is right here at this show. But we're all a bunch of weirdos up here too, and sometimes we feel like we don't fit in. But no matter how desperate you get, no matter how sad, how depressed, you never, ever use violence as a solution. Do you understand? And suicide, things of that nature, we've always told you, that if things feel so desperate, and you're so hurt, you're so depressed, you find some... person that you trust to talk to. That's something we've always said, but what we're gonna say to you tonight, is if you find yourself depressed, hurt, like an outcast, like the only kind of place you could fit in is at a show like this, that's not the case. Because even though we're all outcasts in our own way, we all do belong in this world, we all fit in this world, DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME? WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY, BUT YOU NEVER, EVER SAY IT WITH VIOLENCE DO YOU UNDERSTAND?!"

"The world can be a really ugly place, right? It's not always really pretty it gets ugly, peoples' feelings get hurt. Sometimes it's terrible, but it's also a really beautiful place, and we all share it together. If you ever feel depressed or hurt in any way or you find yourself feeling very desperate, you find somebody that you trust, that you can talk to, be it a teacher, a parent, a best friend, a therapist at school, there's lots of free programmes you guys can find people to talk to. But the main thing is: no matter what, no matter what happens to you, no matter how desperate you feel, you never resort to violence."

"You're gonna go on and do different things, jobs, schools, all kinds of stuff like that, and, uh, sometimes you get frustrated. It's a frustrating world. Sometimes you get depressed, things are depressing. Sometimes you get desperate, but there's lots of people you can talk to. You can find a teacher, best friend, parent, therapist, anybody. Guy working at Dunkin' Donuts, I really don't care, but the one thing you guys never, ever, do and I'm sure you all know this, but I'll say it anyway. You never resort to violence."


"There's been a lot of bad things written about us and you guys in some tabloids, and I've been bringing this up every night on tour because it's very important that you guys understand that we're all not some kind of death cult, okay? You guys sure don't look like cult members to me. You don't seem violent at all, you seem extremely smart, and the only thing we've ever encouraged you to do, WAS TO BE YOURSELF! BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, AND DON'T TAKE ANYBODY'S FUCKING SHIT!"

"The difference we wanna make is number one, to let these kinds know that they're not alone, that they're actually not that messed up, and that they can do whatever they want. They can express themselves however they want without being persecuted or called a faggot or some kind of racist thing, and you know, and really just to get people to get over their stuff so they can live. Like, living's very important, that it's more important to keep yourself alive, there's nothing worth even hurting yourself over. I mean, I'm a person that goes through alot of depression, and stress, and things like that. I'm generally happier these days, but I have, it's normal, it's completely normal to be depressed, so, um, I think it's good to have a support group, it's good to have people you can call, it's good to talk to your folks. I think it's just important that you keep yourself alive, that you just stay fighting, because actually it isn't that bad. I mean, we started this band thinking the world was extremely ugly and now I think now we realise that it's more beautiful than we thought, and I think our music is now reflective of that. So, if anything, you can take it from a guy and his band who used to think everything was shit, and we've found that it's not."

"I'm here to tell you guys today, that you guys are not, we're not fighting any bullshit fucking war do you understand? Never in a million years, but that doesn't mean you should take anybody's shit for being who you are."

"If you, or somebody you know, is severely depressed, you need to find somebody to talk to, or you need to talk to them. Because throwing your fucking life away on suicide is fucking bullshit! Let me hear you say 'BULLSHIT'! [Bullshit!]"

"If you, or someone you know are severly depressed, you need to fucking talk to somebody. Your best friend, your mom, somebody in school, I don't give a fuck, because pissing away your life on suicide is fucking bullshit!"

"Love is knowing all about someone and still wanting to be with them more than any other person. Love is trusting them enough to tell them everything about yourself, even things you might be ashamed of. Love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone but still getting weak knees when they walk into the room and smile at you."

"Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary."

"So many people treat you like a kid so you might as well act like one and throw your television out of the hotel window."

'Be yourself, don't take anyone's shit, and never let them take you alive."

"You're going to come across a lot of shitty bands and a lot of shitty people. And if any of those people call you names because of what you look like or because they don't accept you for who you are, I want you to look right at that motherfucker, stick up your middle finger, and scream, 'FUCK YOU!'"

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