92+ Best Brendon Urie Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Brendon Boyd Urie is an American singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the lead vocalist of Panic! at the Disco, of which he is the only member remaining. Profoundly inspirational Brendon Urie quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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One of the most frustrating parts about songwriting for me is production, but it makes me want to get better at it and ends up being one of the most rewarding parts of it. – Brendon Urie

I’ve never considered myself a lyricist, but I have stuff to say. – Brendon Urie

You don’t have to be angry, you don’t have to be too cool for school. You can just have a good time and dance like no one’s watching. Just enjoy life. – Brendon Urie

Music is always a healer. Music has never let me down. I know it’s my religion. There’s the idea that you can’t truly know happiness until you know sadness, so how can you heal yourself unless you’ve hurt yourself? I’m still figuring out who I am, but I know that I’m not who I was. – Brendon Urie

It’s fun to play characters in songs. I can just cheat a little bit… be this person for just a small amount of time and just help vent that idea. – Brendon Urie

I like having that juxtaposition where you can have a very triumphant sounding song and then throw in all this crazy imagery. That’s part of the fun of writing, you know? – Brendon Urie

I think some songs are better on vinyl. – Brendon Urie

Frank Sinatra turns 100 this year and his music has been a major player in the soundtrack of my life. So it’s only right that I return the favor and pay it forward. – Brendon Urie

I wanted to talk about a lot of stuff that I’ve been through. Party-wise, it’s taken me almost a decade to party enough to accumulate enough experiences that I could sing about and put in one song! – Brendon Urie

I grew up in a religious family and, like, that was a very big part of my life, and still, very much, is even though I don’t affiliate with any specific religion. It’s just, for me, you know, the spirituality of being able to own up to your sins, as they’re called, and take responsibility for your actions really hit me this time around. – Brendon Urie

I love going back to vinyl! I still have a great vinyl collection that I’m building up every couple of months. It’s something I love to do. – Brendon Urie

I love every type of listening format, from MP3s to CDs to vinyl. There’s something special about each one. It’s a sign of the times. I love looking back, and even putting new music on vinyl – if it’s right! – Brendon Urie

I like to use religion as a catalyst for something that I believe. – Brendon Urie

I love looking back, and even putting new music on vinyl – if it’s right! – Brendon Urie

I don’t care who gets in my way… I’m just gonna come right though and riot. – Brendon Urie

I look back at the past as fond memories but I’m able to move forwards in a new light, like I’m reborn. – Brendon Urie

Heartbreak is the best motivation. – Brendon Urie

Could I imagine being a piano? That’d be awesome. I’d throw a D-minor at you to make you sad, then an F-major to make you happy! – Brendon Urie

It’s ignorant! The stereotype is guys that are weak and have failing relationships write about how sad they are. If you listen to our songs, not one of them has that tone. Emo is bullshit! If people want to take it for the literal sense of the word, then yes, we’re an emotional band, we put a lot of thought into what we do. People always try to stereotype us, but we don’t fit the emo stereotype. – Brendon Urie

You don’t have to be the same as anybody else, but you can support – just concerning human rights in general. – Brendon Urie

When I was a little kid and I heard a song I liked on TV, I would jump up and run to the piano to try and figure it out by ear. When I was 10 or 11, I built myself a drum kit in the garage made out of empty laundry detergent buckets, old lawn chairs, paint cans, and old trash cans. And around that time, my parents got me my first guitar. A baby acoustic. I jumped between all of these instruments constantly to satisfy the ideas I heard in my head. At this young age, I realized that music would play a huge part in my life. – Brendon Urie

I don’t have any pets, so I get to walk around the house naked. So I’m more free. – Brendon Urie

Hey, Ill be a pretty boy for money. – Brendon Urie

We’re weird guys. I don’t know if a lot of people get our humor. A lot of people probably think we’re jerks. We’re real sarcastic. Really ironic and stuff. We mean well, but we joke around probably a lot more than we should. – Brendon Urie

I think anything you listen to is going to be different. You’re going to listen to a song differently if you’re just sitting around somewhere listening on your phone as opposed to sitting in a dark room listening to a vinyl album. It’s going to be a totally different experience. – Brendon Urie

We’re just like you. Were not these older idols, you know, were just kids like you guys. – Brendon Urie

I like to put wings on my mythical creatures, because I’ve always wanted to be able to fly! That’s a dream of mine. – Brendon Urie

‘Victorious’ for me was a chance to write a song exactly how I was feeling – I was feeling triumphant, I was feeling like I could do anything as long as I’ve got the people that I love by my side. We’re gonna go out and conquer it, and party, and just be awesome. – Brendon Urie

I have my mother’s hips…I have an apple bottom. – Brendon Urie

When I wrote a song, it would have to be from something I was really excited about, or a melody that’s been haunting me for weeks, or a message I wanted to convey lyrically. So, it would have to start from something I felt very strongly about. – Brendon Urie

I love being involved in all of the creative stuff; I love talking ideas with directors. Anyone with an imagination can create something fun. – Brendon Urie

You can’t really take a vinyl record player on a plane so you’re not going to have the same experience, but if you walk yourself away and allow yourself to experience these different moments with music, you’re so much richer in experience for that. That’s what I believe. – Brendon Urie

I’m not starting my own religion, I’m not preaching, and I’m not starting a church of any kind, but I love being able to accumulate so many experiences over the years and use that as ammunition for what I truly believe in. – Brendon Urie

I played trumpet in middle school, and then I had to get braces, so I had to stop playing trumpet and start playing drums. – Brendon Urie

I’m shedding off the old me and I’m reborn as the new me – it’s great! – Brendon Urie

I think, you know, when you’re a teenager, sometimes your emotions are a little bit more drastic than maybe when you’re in your 20s. You sort of level out a little bit. – Brendon Urie

I recorded ‘The End of All Things’ right before I married my now wife. We had no vows publicly, so I wrote her this song and told her, ‘This is how I see our relationship.’ – Brendon Urie

You can create some soul out of something that’s electronic or mechanical. – Brendon Urie

There’s always a bit of nerves that come with expectations and new situations. – Brendon Urie

I have no problem with people illegally downloading stuff. I’m not going to drive hard into ‘You should buy my stuff,’ because really, it’s inevitable. If you like a song, you’re going to download it for free. I have no problem with that. – Brendon Urie

With an older generation, there’s some weight carried with the Beatles. There’s almost like an untouchable, god-like force field around them. – Brendon Urie

The future should be exciting, you know? It shouldn’t be a nerve-wracking experience. – Brendon Urie

It’s cool to be different and just be who you are and shock people in a good way. – Brendon Urie

Having a very serious thematic element in the lyrics and then juxtaposing with something really triumphant and just a big beat to dance to is a nice contrast to having a dark message. – Brendon Urie

There’s actually a song called ‘Vegas Lights,’ which I wanted to be an anthem for Vegas, that represented how I felt when I went to the clubs. I felt this weird energy where everybody was having a good time, and it didn’t matter. Dancing like nobody’s watching. It was kind of beautiful. – Brendon Urie

I find myself being attracted to dudes all the time. I’m like, ‘Wow, that’s a beautiful man.’ There’s no shame in it; that’s how I feel. – Brendon Urie

I think it’s healthy for bands to discover new, older stuff. – Brendon Urie

Some of my favorite record and album covers and stuff have all been the singer, and they create a character, and they dress up a little bit. – Brendon Urie

When you have four people writing lyrics instead of one person, the lyrics are going to be a little more broad. – Brendon Urie

From the first time I heard Bob Marley or even Sublime, I wanted to move out to California and be near the ocean, start surfing, start being a part of that whole thing. – Brendon Urie

I have a room dedicated to music and recording. I go there first thing in the morning and just before I go to bed. And it has a window to my street, so I can watch all the crazies walking by. – Brendon Urie

Luckily, my wife is amazing. She’s one of the few people in my life I’m completely honest with. I’ve told her everything about my past. She knows me inside and out. There’s no secrets at all. – Brendon Urie

‘Miss Jackson’ is about something that actually happened to me when I was younger. I hadn’t really talked about it, and I felt that if I didn’t, I would keep thinking about it; it would drive me crazy. – Brendon Urie

I love traveling, I love waking up in a new city every day. – Brendon Urie

I know Dan Reynolds from Imagine Dragons. We went to the same church. I’m pretty sure he’s still Mormon. I left the church long ago. – Brendon Urie

I haven’t mowed a lawn in quite a while, but I remember hating that when I was growing up. To please Dad, you have to get it right, and that’s the thing. You have to please Dad. – Brendon Urie

I’ve always wanted to do a cutesy little song with a guy and girl singing back and forth and thought that Regina Spektor would be kind of cool for that. I love her voice. She’s an amazing musician. – Brendon Urie

I like surprising myself. I don’t want to do the norm, do what I’m always known to do, write how I like to write. – Brendon Urie

I just love making music, and I wouldn’t want to stop. – Brendon Urie

I like to see how other people work and be part of their stuff and see what I can do to be part of their worlds. Its a pretty big challenge, and that excites me. – Brendon Urie

I’ve always been that person: If it gets into my head, I’ve got to do it until I get it perfect – a perfectionist’s attitude. – Brendon Urie

I guess a lot of people don’t like talking. – Brendon Urie

I love shopping online for clothes, but only from places that I’m familiar with their sizing. – Brendon Urie

I know I’m not a buff dude in any sense, but I’m more than comfortable with my body. – Brendon Urie

I love being the center of attention. I’m shameless about it. – Brendon Urie

I was a maniac as a teenager; I’m not going to sugarcoat it. I was crazy. – Brendon Urie

My favorite type of pet has always been a dog. They’re loyal, kind, and offer endless affection. My friend Eric says, ‘The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.’ Funny thought. – Brendon Urie

I’m a pretty good drummer. I’m pretty good at guitar, bass and piano. I can play accordion; I’m not virtuoso. I’ve played cello before. My sister played it, and I know how to play it, but I’m not the best. Violin is kind of the same thing. – Brendon Urie

There was a kid that used to pick on me… he used to drop my food and beat me up in little corners. Nothing serious but tease me. I remember knocking his food out of his hand one time when he in the middle of explaining something to his friends, and they all laughed, so I thought that was pretty nice. ‘Well, there you go buddy.’ – Brendon Urie

Before I had a steady job, I was broke, and I didn’t have any money to buy anything, so I would illegally download stuff. – Brendon Urie

Hip hop is doing the new rock thing; there are no rules. They can do anything, really. And that’s inspiring. – Brendon Urie

I don’t listen to a ton of rock music. – Brendon Urie

I guess if I had to classify myself, I’d say I’m straight. – Brendon Urie

I learned about being positive from my parents. They’re the most positive people I’ve ever known. – Brendon Urie

I love to surf. Hawaii has some of the best waves in the world, and the most consistent as well. That’s always fun. – Brendon Urie

I really like musicals – ‘The Music Man,’ ‘Oklahoma!,’ ‘Li’l Abner,’ ‘Annie Get Your Gun.’ – Brendon Urie

I seriously love Cleveland. It’s a great city. – Brendon Urie

I think the only festival I ever went to was Warped Tour. – Brendon Urie

I want to write something that celebrates life, that’s fun to listen to. – Brendon Urie

I was gonna be a cosmetologist. I didn’t really want to. I wanted to be in a band. It kind of worked out. – Brendon Urie

I’m a big fan of electronic dance music. – Brendon Urie

I’m still a very big fan of Fiona Apple. – Brendon Urie

I’ve done a collaboration with Action Bronson, which is, like, the coolest thing I’ve done so far. – Brendon Urie

My favorite electric guitar would have to be my Duesenberg. I’ve named her ‘Dolores,’ and she sings like an operatic menace. – Brendon Urie

Playing in arenas, that’s very non-personal with the crowd. – Brendon Urie

Since I was a kid – youngest of five kids – I’ve always been starved for attention, like ‘Look at me! Look at me! Look what I can do!’ – Brendon Urie

Synthesizers were looked at as stealing the soul of music, but then there were these new bands who used it to contradict that idea. – Brendon Urie

To see fans singing your songs back to you is an indescribable thing. – Brendon Urie

You can’t just be a musician; you have to be an entertainer and perform and act just to hit the bar. – Brendon Urie

All through my senior year, luckily, I didn’t have too many hard classes, just a lot of electives. I was able to spend most of my time at the practice space. – Brendon Urie

Writing a song to be a single is hard, and I don’t like to focus on that because you can get caught up in making something just terrible, which is really easy to do if you’re focused on making it a single. It’s more fun when you focus on what excites you musically. – Brendon Urie

If I was a serial killer? How I would kill somebody? I’m actually a very compulsive person … I’d chainsaw people. – Brendon Urie

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