100 Quotes by Gerard Way

Gerard Way, an American musician, singer, and songwriter, gained fame as the frontman of the rock band My Chemical Romance. His distinctive voice, emotional depth, and theatrical stage presence contributed to the band's success and its dedicated fan base. Beyond his musical contributions, Way's creative talents extend to comic book writing. He created "The Umbrella Academy," a series published by Dark Horse Comics, which later inspired a popular Netflix television adaptation. Way's multidisciplinary artistic endeavors reflect his willingness to explore diverse forms of creative expression. His impact on the music and entertainment industry lies in his ability to connect with audiences through both music and visual storytelling, offering a unique blend of emotional resonance and imaginative storytelling.

Gerard Way Quotes

Be yourself, don't take anything from anyone, and never let them take you alive. (Meaning)

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One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching. (Quote Meaning)

Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary. (Meaning)

Life is very, very short, and you can choose to live it how you want. (Quote Meaning)

Art is the weapon. Your imagination is the ammunition. (Meaning)

I'm not psycho... I just like psychotic things. (Quote Meaning)

Anything can be art. Anything can be self-expression. (Meaning)

Would you destroy something perfect in order to make it beautiful? (Quote Meaning)

If for one minute you think you're better than a sixteen-year-old girl in a Green Day t-shirt, you are sorely mistaken. (Meaning)

Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers. (Quote Meaning)

You just go with your gut instinct, because your gut is smarter than your heart. (Meaning)

Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person. (Quote Meaning)

There are really so many people trying to get control over you on a daily basis and steal your soul in some way, take a part of you. (Meaning)

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Real revenge is making something of yourself. (Quote Meaning)

Never forget how beautiful you are. (Meaning)

Life is but a dream for the dead. (Quote Meaning)

Stay beautiful, keep it ugly (Meaning)

Oh how wrong we were to think immortality meant never dying (Quote Meaning)

The future is bulletproof (Meaning)

The aftermath is secondary. (Quote Meaning)

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most [borrowed from Mark Twain] (Meaning)

Shut up and let me see your jazz hands. (Quote Meaning)

You can sleep in a coffin,but the past aint through with you! (Meaning)

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching

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As soon as I go into a Starbucks I take off my sunglasses. I want to be recognized and I want free coffee.

Hey, girls, you're beautiful. Don't look at those stupid magazines with sticklike models. Eat healthy and exercise. That's all. Don't let anyone tell you you're not good enough. You're good enough, you are too good.

So people keep asking me what this badge is for... this badge makes me the sheriff, the sheriff of Emo town, so get your straight irons and eyeliner ready!

Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself and become a new person.

It's okay to love something a little too much,as long as it's real to you.

NOTHING is worth hurting yourself over. NOTHING is worth taking your life over, DO YOU UNDERSTAND?!

Tears are words the heart can't express

All your quirks and all your problems - even your depressions and your failures - that’s what makes you you.

Don't ever let the media tell you what your body is supposed look like. You're beautiful the way you are. Stay beautiful, keep it ugly.

The best thing about wearing black is that you can hide pretty easily, unless you're in like Hawaii, then you can't hide.

Be yourself, don't take anything from anyone, and never let them take you alive.

In those perfect moments you find beauty you never knew existed. You find yourself and you friends all over again, you find something to fight for, something to love. Something to show the world.

Make your life your art. It doesn't have to be that you're an artist. I know I talk about art a lot, but I mean a very broad thing with that. You could be a veterinarian, that's your art. Find your art; find your thing you love.

Anything can be art. Anything can be self-expression . Now you take the weapon and run with it.

Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary.

Life is very, very short, and you can choose to live it how you want. You can choose to dumb yourself down and not express yourself just so you can fit in, just so people won't dislike you.

I Just Got So Emo That I Just Fell Apart!!

I think normally people think that they're afraid to die but I actually think people are more afraid to live. People are more afraid to make the choices that they want because they're very hard decisions to make in order to be happy. I think a lot of people are really afraid of that.

Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn't know anything about scene politics, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about.

People don't know if i'm gay, straight or an alien from outer space.. its funny

You have to destroy something to make it beautiful.

Real revenge is making something of yourself.

None. I think we should send a country some cupcakes. You think some cupcakes would cheer up North Korea? Kill 'em with deliciousness.

No matter how much you try and make your surroundings suitable for creativity, if the environment inside of you isn't creatively healthy then you won't be able to make the art you want. Being in tune with yourself and your inner truth, being at peace in there, is the best way to nurture your creativity. Then you can even make a bad environment a good one.

I'm not psycho... I just like psychotic things.

Oh how wrong we were to think immortality meant never dying

I have a nihilistic attitude so it's like, the new gay... it's popular.

I thought if we made an album that tried to change the world, or give it hope, it would really happen. But all people found was death and destruction and misery and self-hate. I learned that the world doesn't want to be saved, and it will f**king punch you in the face if you try.

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most [borrowed from Mark Twain]

It reminded me of a meat grinder. From when I was a kid. Going to school it felt like you were in a meat grinder. It chews you up and pours out this mess that can't function

I am living proof that no matter how bad life gets, it gets better.

Let me tell you how the story ends, where the good guys die and the bad guys win. It doesn't matter how many friends you make, but the graffite they write on your grave.

Never forget how beautiful you are.

It'd be cool to be a vampire. Vampires are the best beast you can ever be. Call me egotistical, but I love the whole idea of immortality.

Making a record is a lot like surgery without an anesthetic. You first have to cut yourself up the middle. Then you have to rip out every single organ, every single part and lay them on a table. You then need to examine the parts, and the reality of the situation hits you. Then you pop it all back in, sew yourself shut and perform.

The difference we wanna make is number one to let these kids 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. You know, really just to get people to get over their stuff so they can live.

My Chemical Romance is done. But it can never die. It is alive in me, in the guys, and it is alive inside all of you. I always knew that, and I think you did too. Because it is not a band- it is an idea.

There was a moment in my life when I really wanted to kill myself. And there was one other moment when I was close to that. But even in my most jaded times, I had some hope.

Every big adventure should feel like your last. Every attempt should feel like a final charge up the hill. Tomorrow doesn't exist.

Don't let anyone tell you you're not good enough. You're good enough, you are too good. Love your family with all your heart and listen to it.

I think that there are many ways in which people look for heroes, messiahs, things like that in society. I think some people are looking for something that maybe they don't possess. To me, ultimately, you are looking for someone who understands you, or at least you think understands you. It all comes down to understanding for who we look to as heroes.

I am in the jungle and I am too fast for you. You have teeth and stripes and things that tear. But I am much too fast… You want my flesh, but you don’t know where the jungle is… Only I know where the jungle is… Only I know… I am a gazelle. I am a gazelle and the jungle is my home.

Sing, that's the most powerful weapon you have.

I think spirituality, even if there's no God, even if there's nothing - I consider myself relatively spiritual. I believe in a God. I don't know what it's like, but I do believe in it. It's the only thing that makes any sense. Maybe I'm just looking for order in the chaos. Though, I do believe in Evolution and I do believe in science.

I notice a lot of people think they can solve their problems with antidepressants. That, I noticed, being like a bigger issue, like, it really strips people of who they are. Like, all your quirks and all your problems, even your depressions and your failures, that's what makes you, you. And there's a lot of drugs out there that will take that away from you.

The Black Parade has to go home soon, so you're gonna be stuck with My Chemical Romance. I'm sorry. That singer has a despicable mouth, he dresses funny, and he can't sing!

The Devil got landed with a shitty job, he has to deal with assholes everyday, he's probably bored as hell.

Are you on our side...and want to be different, or are you on that side and want to throw a football at my head!?

Life is but a dream for the dead.

I learned to see beauty in everything and ugliness in everything. I developed a very honest perspective.

The world is gonna try to clean you up, what the f**k you gonna do about it? You're gonna say, "I wanna stay ugly".

If you're ever in a dark place, don't resort to violence. Talk to someone; whether it be a therapist, teacher, parent, or just someone you can trust. We all have our dark places and it's important that you get help.

All we ever wanna do is inspire somebody to be who they wanna be and to give them a little bit of hope.

Stay beautiful, keep it ugly

I am not afraid to keep on living. I am not afraid to walk this world alone. Honey if you stay you'll be forgiven, nothing you can say will set me going home.

Drinking beer doesn't make you fat, it makes you lean...Against bars, tables, chairs, and poles.

Playing in front of millions of people erases everything I hate about myself. Nothing can hurt me.

You can do amazing things when you believe.

There's something very romantic about self-destruction and sabotaging your life, and taking a hammer to it.

Like, you should never want to hurt yourself. You should love yourself.

It's OK to be different.

I see you lying next to me, with words I thought I'd never speak, awake and unafraid, asleep or dead?

Can I be your only hope? Because your the only hope for me.

Say what you want but you NEVER say it with violence!

As free and crazy as we want to be, and how much we want to make the world a canvas, there's also a part of us that doesn't want to make any mark.

Suicide is a serious thing. And if you know anyone who is suicidal, you need to get them help. No one should be in pain. Everyone should love themselves.

I'd enjoy it if a guy grabbed my ass. I guess it all depends on how he grabbed it, too.

Your connection to other people keeps you human, and that connection, staying human - that's what you have against control. It's like if somebody is being controlled by their job, the connection is to their family. And if they stay connected to those people, the job will never really have control over them.

We’ve always been fighters. There will always be something to fight against. So we’ll always fight, underdogs or not. If you put a wall in front of us, we don’t look to go round it. We just bust straight through.

The clearest actions come from truth, not obligation.

It's for the hamster that I'm gonna buy! This is so perfect! (after opening a hamster wheel at Christmas)

Oh, and I heard a rumor that I died in a car accident. I didn’t.

There's such a lack of sex in music.

Though we feel extremely connected through all this technology [social networks], there's also this disconnect that happens. Because you're not actually talking to anyone. You're not actually meeting them for coffee. To me, social media is about "you". It's like, "Well, twenty people like this thing I said", so that's about me.

It's okay to be messed up, because there are five other dudes who are just as messed up as you.

The Black Parade only has two songs left. Then you'll have to deal with the likes of My Chemical Romance. Personally...I think their language is atrocious and they don't know how to dress.

As long as somebody is guaranteed a certain number of sales you know you're gonna keep seeing these vanity projects. I mean they have a place, they serve a function they can bring people into comics.

I pity you all... Most of you will die---scratch that---ALL of you.

Life is very, very short, and you can choose to live it how you want.

I got sunburnt which is obviously a drag for me because in theory the sun is supposed to kill me.

Singing songs that make you slit your wrists

Did Superman really want to save the world, or did he just feel like he had to? Would he much rather be a farmer? Maybe. Would he much rather be hanging out with his dad and his mom and his dog? Probably.

So how was Christmas for you guys? Did you all get lots of nice black t-shirts?

No matter how ugly the world gets or how stupid it shows me it is, I always have faith

Let's have a day in the life of Gerard." Going to get coffee! Going to get coffee!' That's all it would be.

We're just as screwed up as you.

Human nature at times is unfortunately very ugly and I learned the world can be a very ugly place. For as much beauty there is, there's just as much brutality and violence and ugliness.

There are really so many people trying to get control over you on a daily basis and steal your soul in some way, take a part of you...

The plan was that I was going to do comics, and then the music just cam up in my life and was a detour.

The future is bulletproof. The aftermath is secondary.

When you are kissing a guy with a beard, it's different.

If you chase the art, you really can't fail because you'll always be able to look at yourself in the mirror. And that's not about making angry decisions, either, it's about always doing the right thing for you, your fans and your art.

You get caught up in a cycle at some point, so I broke the cycle and decided; I'm going to really write a lot of books, because I need to get in touch with that part of myself in order to make more music.

It's important to keep up momentum, when I'm home alone I get stagnant, I go crazy and have to see my therapist. Being on the road keeps me busy. I'm okay when I'm busy.

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

I just wanna kind of give the world something special.

My favorite band at the moment is the Dresden Dolls, they're from Boston. It's a guy and a girl. She plays piano and he plays the drums and she also sings. You can find them on the web they're incredible.

It takes a while to tell stories, I think it's because I was drunk for three years.

I feel like there are so many people out there who have the kids in the palm of their hand, listening but there are so few people saying something

We have to do it, so there's no point in bitching.

I had no direction. I thought, 'I need to make a difference in my life,' and music was my answer.

If you look in the mirror and don't like what you see, you can find out first hand what it's like to be me.

I feel like my mission is to be honest with myself. My mission is to share my truth - share, not give. I think that's what an artist is supposed to do: I think they share.

Don't piss your life away with suicide...it's a bullshit way out.

The only thing I learnt in high school is that people are very violent and territorial.

I wasn't bullied in high school, I was just ignored.

The thing about 'Watchmen' that people should know is that when it came out there was absolutely nothing like it. Up until then, comics were about the same thing: a guy in tights fighting another guy in tights and saving the girl - that was it.

People have evolved into something selfish, greedy and intolerant. People are unaccepting, because of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation... I've seen it in punk clubs, and I've seen it in the world.

Um, lots of people grab my ass. I'm actually starting to get this thing now where people grab my package. That actually happened once in Boston, it usually doesn't happen. We went over to England and it happened at almost every show. I don't really enjoy any kind of invasion of privacy like that I guess. Grabbing my package is obviously a total invasion of privacy I'm not into that at all.

It tastes like somebody stole my wallet. Ya know?

Shut up and let me see your jazz hands.

It erases everything I hate about myself. Nothing can hurt me. I feel completely invincible. I feel like everyone else on that stage is invincible and we're capable of anything. There's no stopping us.

One time, Bert and I were making out for so long it wasn't even funny. But then it was funny.

Who wouldn't want to catch a guy in a bear suit?

I'd rather go to hell than be in purgatory...

I was this weird loner kid who got drunk by himself all the time.

I'm not drunk, just a little stoned.

I'm not used to saying I'm gonna do something and i don't do it.

Give me a shot to remember And you can take all the pain away from me A kiss and I will surrender The sharpest lives are the deadliest to lead A light to burn all the empires So bright the sun is ashamed to rise and be And I'm in love with all of those vampires So you can leave like the sane abandoned me

Hey girls, you're beautiful. Whether you're a size 32 or a size 18. As long as you're a good person. As long as you respect others and yourself. Don't listen to those fashion magazines. Hey girls, you're beautiful

I don't wanna be that kind of guy that just sits there and announces things.

Learning to be extremely disciplined has been the key for me. I work really hard during work hours and family really hard during family hours. Family does always come first though, in any situation.

It's always a longer walk to the men's room, buckaroo.

― Gerard Way Quotes

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