42+ Best Corey Taylor Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Corey Todd Taylor is an American singer, songwriter, actor and author. He is known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the bands Slipknot and Stone Sour. Profoundly inspirational Corey Taylor quotes and song lyrics will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Corey Taylor Quotes

The people I respect the least are the ones that take themselves way too seriously. Corey Taylor

 It’s one giant Bowflex commercial covered in booze vomit.  Author: Corey Taylor

You ever want to feel powerless? Watch the people you care about being hurt and know there is nothing you can do about it. Corey Taylor

 Honestly, that’s all I really have to say to explain insanity.  Author: Corey Taylor

Bad things happen when good people pretend nothing is wrong. Corey Taylor, Seven Deadly Sins: Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good

With Seven Deadly Sins, there was a lot of personal stuff in there that I didn’t even realize I’d been carrying around for awhile. And a lot of guilt involved, a lot of emotion, a lot of depression. Once I was done writing that book, I was able to really let go of that stuff. Author: Corey Taylor

The future is meant for those who are willing to let go of the worst parts of the past. Corey Taylor

 I always tell the fans, Screw it! Like what you like. Listen to what you want. Insisting that one type of music is better than the next is snobbery, and I have no time for that. Check out all the music that’s out there. There’s great stuff you’re probably missing.  Author: Corey Taylor

I started to find that music was something that really brought a lot of joy into my life, and it was sort of cool because I discovered that I had a gift for it, too. So the stuff I would listen to I could play along, I could sing along. Corey Taylor

 I feel like I’ve got a novel in me somewhere, but that’s something  I was just talking to a buddy of mine about it, who’s a writer as well, and he’s nearly done with his first novel, and it’s taken him 11, 12 years to do it. And I can totally understand; it’s a long process.  Author: Corey Taylor

I still harbor lingering doubts about most people. I guess I always will. Corey Taylor

 There’s times when I’m cleaning the kitchen, and while I’m doing that, I’m singing and air guitar with a broom to You Should Be Dancing. Author: Corey Taylor

Do what you do and mean it every second of the day. If you don’t, you’re living someone else’s life. Corey Taylor

 I have very diverse tastes in music, and I don’t, like, make distinctions between what I can’t and can’t listen to. In fact, I could never understand why anybody would do that in the first place. My attitude is, ‘I can’t make music if I don’t like music. Author: Corey Taylor

I’m really proud of the fact that anywhere, at any time, I can make music. A lot of people can’t do that.

 The biggest difference between me and other artists out there is that they’ll put anything out to sell a record or sell a ticket. Author: Corey Taylor

Life owes you nothing. You owe yourself everything.

Life owes you nothing. You owe yourself everything.  Author: Corey Taylor

You don’t break ground by doing the same thing over and over and over. That’s like standing in place. You have to risk to gain it all. Corey Taylor

 There’s such a huge difference between a great arrangement of riffs and a song. Sometimes the two can be the same. But the difference is a song doesn’t necessarily need a riff, whereas a riff doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve got a good song on your hands.  Author: Corey Taylor

Slipknot is the darkness; Stone Sour is the light. Slipknot is chaos; Stone Sour is structure. Corey Taylor

 You’re all so glued to your phones, tablets, and computers that life isn’t even running away from you at this point; it’s strolling, taking its own sweet time because it knows damn well you’re not going to pull your nose out of your Facebook page long enough to realize it’s already gone.  Author: Corey Taylor

I don’t mean to be overly sensitive or anything like that, but you just have to take a minute in every day, and just reflect on where you are, and just realise what you’ve got, because you just never know where the next huge change in your life is going to come from.

I think you’re always gonna have half the generation that’s lazy. But I think it makes the other half work that much harder.  Author: Corey Taylor

The best friends you will ever have are the ones who don’t make you feel like you owe them a damn thing. Corey Taylor, Seven Deadly Sins: Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good

 There’s a certain darkness to Slipknot, but at the same time, there’s a very strong dose of positivity. Stone Sour is the same way. There’s a certain melancholy that comes with the slower stuff, but at the end of the day there’s also that other side that is very positive. It’s all how you deliver.  Author: Corey Taylor

I want you to understand something: I am a loving father who would do anything for his kids, whether they are mine or belonging to others in my family. Corey Taylor

Take one more deep breath, savor it, and plunge forward without thinking. Do not allow yourself to hesitate. Do not allow yourself a moment of doubt. Follow your instincts and go where you never would have considered possible.  Author: Corey Taylor

Take one more deep breath, savor it, and plunge forward without thinking. Do not allow yourself to hesitate. Do not allow yourself a moment of doubt. Corey Taylor

 It is always the nights you cannot remember that eventually become the stories you don’t forget.  Author: Corey Taylor

There is one statement I want you to keep after you are finished with this book. It is more of a mantra, really. Corey Taylor, Seven Deadly Sins: Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good

Too many people chase dreams that they don’t understand. Too many people try to go for things that they’d like to do, but they’re not realistic enough to know they don’t have the talent.  Author: Corey Taylor

I don’t know whether we will find ourselves in the cross hairs, pulled by the short hairs, or just trying to find the next inane hairstyle. Corey Taylor

The wheels on the bus may go ’round and ’round, but that bus might run you over if the driver gets fired. Author: Corey Taylor

Our proximity keeps us honest. Our intentions keep us strangers. Corey Taylor

It’s amazing and sad what we have to do to survive sometimes. Author: Corey Taylor

Reality, for all intents and purposes, is just life  the real world, pure and uncut, shot straight to the vein of our souls every day we draw breath. Whether it’s good or bad, it’s still reality; the opposite of illusion, the foe of fantasy, and the anchor that keeps us stuck on this plane. And thank Buddha it does, because some people need it in huge doses.

As much as I love Slipknot, I don’t want that to carry over into what I do for Stone Sour. I want both bands to stand on their own. Author: Corey Taylor

I think of how and where all the horrible people I’ve come across in my life ended up, and I smile. Corey Taylor

 Life is not that simple. That is why it is called life. That word includes both lie and if. Time to figure out which side of the half fence you are on: Does your life include a lie or just one big if? There is nothing wrong with either to be honest, but it will make your Sundays longer.  Author: Corey Taylor