Gene Simmons Motivational Quotes
“I don’t wait for the calendar to figure out when I should live life.”
“Bob really listened to our songs and recognized that we were less about storytelling than about singing about our own feelings and perceptions: “I’m the king of the nighttime world.” “I want to rock and roll all night.” That was a quantum difference. “I am the God of Thunder.” These were the kinds of statements we specialized in, and they differentiated us from other bands. When we spoke to Bob about this, he realized that the simplicity and self-absorption in the lyrics was purposeful, that we were a band with a distinct point of view rather than just a set of guys who didn’t have a clue. We wanted to write anthems, songs that felt like the theme songs for a generation, songs that had a “you and me against the world” perspective.”
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
“This brings us back to what I’ve been telling you about the importance of finding the right partners. You can’t do it all yourself, and neither could any of us. Each of us on our own could only go so far. Together, we would go all the way.”
“You actually don’t need much. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have it all.”
“So much of our popular mythology focuses on the negative aspects of power that we forget that gaining power is, perhaps, the only way to enable ourselves to make a difference in our lives and in the lives of others.”
“Women, you have all this power, I’m telling you. In business, you have something called an inferred fiduciary duty to yourself. Look at the other hugely successful women in industry, commerce, science and everywhere else and you’ll see women who are feminine, beautiful but also do not rely on men for their self-empowerment.”
“I promised myself that I would educate myself, and that I would never stop educating myself. It was my responsibility to keep learning. I would spend hours at the library on the weekends and read everything I could get my hands on. Books on dinosaurs. Books on history. I almost read the entire Encyclopaedia Britannica. And all for free. The reason I’m telling all of you this is that I want you to take this point to heart and make you understand that it’s your responsibility to educate yourself.”
“Life is too short to have anything but delusional notions about yourself.”
“ 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.”
“Believe me, the library is the temple of God. Education is the most sacred religion of all.”
“Walk amongst the natives by day, but in your heart be Superman.”