48+ Best Chester Bennington Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Chester Charles Bennington was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He was best known as the lead vocalist for Linkin Park and was also lead vocalist for the bands Dead by Sunrise, Stone Temple Pilots, and Grey Daze. Profoundly inspirational Chester Bennington quotes, song lyrics and famous lines will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous Chester Bennington Quotes

When I’m writing, I’m constantly thinking about myself, because it’s the only experience I have to draw on. And I don’t see an exact reflection of myself in every face in the audience, but I know that my songs have validity to them, and that’s why the fans are there. – Chester Bennington

Asking someone to describe what something sounds like is like telling a blind person to guess what I look like. – Chester Bennington

You can’t be afraid of people willing to hurt you, cause if you fear life, then you will never live – Chester Bennington

I’m strong on the outside, not all the way through. I’ve never been perfect, but neither have you. – Chester Bennington

I really wish Mike and Joe would stop drawing on me while I’m sleeping. – Chester Bennington

To pigeonhole a genre as being successful or unsuccessful is weird. – Chester Bennington

It’s not cool to be an alcoholic. – Chester Bennington

For me, you say the words ‘concept record,’ and the first thing I think of is theater or the opera or something. – Chester Bennington

It’s the band that really counts and not our egos. Egos probably destroyed more bands than anything else did, and that’s something we want to avoid at all costs. We want to give the audience something real, something spectacular, and if it would be about egos, it would hardly be worth their time. – Chester Bennington

I don’t go out and pick fights. – Chester Bennington

If fans come up to me, I talk to them. – Chester Bennington

I don’t drink. I choose to be sober now. I have drunk over the last six years, but I just don’t want to be that person anymore. – Chester Bennington

Touring for two years is excruciating. – Chester Bennington

The rule in music land is never doody in the bus and never doody in the RV. – Chester Bennington

When life leaves us blind, love keeps us kind. – Chester Bennington

What’s the worst thing I’ve stolen? Probably little pieces of other people’s lives. Where I’ve either wasted their time or hurt them in some way. That’s the worst thing you can steal, the time of other people. You just can’t get that back. – Chester Bennington

I don’t like to hold back, because that’s how you hurt yourself. – Chester Bennington

Alone in a world, with millions of souls Walking in circles Trapped in their dreams unhealthy, unclean walking in circles, now do not disturb scream in silence everyone’s sleeping – Chester Bennington

You’re constantly trying to prove yourself, even after you’ve made it. – Chester Bennington

Some kids are so depressed at home and with how people treat them in school that they cut themselves. This happens all over the world – kids who don’t want to kill themselves, but nobody understands how much they hurt, so they cut themselves with razor blades. – Chester Bennington

When I’m writing, I’m constantly thinking about myself, because it’s the only experience I have to draw on. And I don’t see an exact reflection of myself in every face in the audience, but I know that my songs have validity to them, and that’s why the fans are there. – Chester Bennington

I always wanted to be a rock star. That was my childhood dream. That’s what I told everybody I was going to be when I grew up. – Chester Bennington

Tattoos exude pain and pleasure all at the same time. – Chester Bennington

You think I’m stupid. Stay out of my way. You think I’m stupid. – Chester Bennington

Success is nice, but it shouldn’t be the only reason why you’re a musician. – Chester Bennington

I have been able to tap into all the negative things that can happen to me throughout my life by numbing myself to the pain so to speak and kind of being able to vent it through my music. – Chester Bennington

I was a geek who thought I was cool. I didn’t hang out with a particular clique, but with different people from different cliques. I was a total nerd, trying to fit in. Luckily, I found music and that was my niche. That sorta took me out of my geekdom. I was never invited to parties as a teenager – I turned up with the popular people. That’s where the lyrics to ‘Guilty By Association’ came from. – Chester Bennington

We’d like to think that our music will always be bigger than any one of our individual personalities. – Chester Bennington

It’s cool to be a part of recovery. This is just who I am, this is what I write about, what I do, and most of my work has been a reflection of what I’ve been going through in one way or another. – Chester Bennington

Tattoos are permanent and a lifelong commitment, the same as marriage. – Chester Bennington

There was another time when Mike was really foul mood and we had to make a pit stop so he could use a porta potty. Mike went to use the porta potty and we were waiting inside the RV. It was joe’s idea, but we all got out and started to rock the thing back and forth. We didn’t mean to, but we ended up tipping the porta potty over while Mike was in it! Then we attacked him with air freshener – Chester Bennington

There are always going to be encounters that you kind of wish went differently. But the average fan really isn’t fanatical. – Chester Bennington

Alrighthere’s the deal. What’s happening in this piece is very simple, over here on this side you see that there is a very scared little kinda guy over there wanna know why he’s scared? Because this guy over here is trying to eat him. – Chester Bennington

Our Fans are the best fans in the world, don’t mess with them – Chester Bennington

My favorite jellybean is the pink one with the flavor inside. – Chester Bennington

All of our songs take these really big creative turns and twists throughout the process, so sometimes songs will start out as a melody or some musical chord progressions. – Chester Bennington

The fans are the biggest reason we do what we do. – Chester Bennington

Once we start hitting lyrical themes that can whack you from all these different perspectives, we know we’re onto something special. – Chester Bennington

This is a business of love and labor. – Chester Bennington

We’re shooting for the title of hardest-working band in America. – Chester Bennington

We like playing smaller venues, but we know how many people want to come and see us so we don’t ever want to stop anyone who wants to come to a show from coming. – Chester Bennington

We don’t sit down and go, ‘People are uneasy about the economy. Let’s write about that.’ – Chester Bennington

Well, we promised our fans that we’d put out records faster, and that’s what we’re doing. We figured out a way to condense our cycle, so to speak, by continuing to write, trying to keep the creative ball rolling as often as possible. – Chester Bennington

He was forcibly pushing her away with his arm and I had to get in between them. So I shoved him back. – Chester Bennington

I thought it sounded great, but at the same time I said, ‘I think I am going to puke,’ because you can’t mess it up. Either you go out and you nail it or you quit the business, pack up and move to some strange country where no one knows who you are. It was really that much pressure, but what was really interesting was that once I met Sir Paul McCartney, all of that went away and he brought everything down to a level that made it more real rather than surreal. And that was very helpful because in my mind he is one of the greatest legends of rock and roll. – Chester Bennington

Considering they had a show the night before and then another the night after, it’s a testament to how awesome a rock band they are and how much this cause means to them. – Chester Bennington

I have to really give it up to these guys for what they’ve done. – Chester Bennington

The chance to perform with these guys for such a great cause is something really special, Hopefully, people will embrace it in the way it was intended. The song really does fit the sentiment and something special happened when we pulled it together. – Chester Bennington

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