86+ Best Gerard Way Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Gerard Arthur Way is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and comic book writer. He is best known as the lead vocalist and co-founder of the rock band My Chemical Romance. Profoundly inspirational Gerard Way quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Gerard Way Quotes

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. Gerard Way

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. Love your family with all your heart and listen to it. You are gorgeous, whether you’re a size 4 or 14. It doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside, as long as you’re a good person, as long as you respect others. I know it’s been told hundreds of times before, but it’s true. Hey, girls, you are beautiful. Gerard Way

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. Gerard Way

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. Gerard Way

It is often my nature to be abstract, hidden in plain sight, or nowhere at all. Gerard Way

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching. Gerard Way

The more people that learn about you, even if you’re an underdog, then you can come under fire a lot and the more attention you get and the more threatening or dangerous you appear to people. And the more people try to knock you down. Gerard Way

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

To me, nothing feels more like being dead than being in your 20s and having no direction in your life. Gerard Way

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. 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. Gerard Way

My Chemical Romance is done. But it can never die. Gerard Way

Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary. Gerard Way

I’ve always seen My Chemical Romance as the band that would have represented who me and my friends were in high school, and the band that we didn’t have to represent us the kids that wore black  back then. Gerard Way

I’m not psycho I just like psychotic things. Gerard Way

When Scorsese shoots a violent scene, it’s very uncomfortable it’s not like watching Rambo. Gerard Way

Would you destroy Something perfect in order to make it beautiful? Gerard Way

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. Gerard Way

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

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

I was more addicted to self destruction then to the drugs themselves  something very romantic about it. Gerard Way

I’m a big fan of domino masks, like Zorro, or Robin. You could put a domino mask on anything, and it becomes a superhero. You put a domino mask on a milkman, and he becomes, like, Super Milkman. Gerard Way

This shit is easy peasy, pumpkin peasy, pumpkin pie, muthafucka! Gerard Way

You can’t be two people in your brain, one rock dude and a dad there’s something in the middle of them, and that’s really what you are and that’s going to make you the best dad not when you try to be one or the other. Gerard Way

Oh how wrong we were to think immortality meant never dying. Gerard Way

My music is I don’t want to say my main focus, but it’s what comes most naturally to me. Gerard Way

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. Gerard Way

Watchmen is a politically charged story, and it explores exactly what a hero is, how the world would treat them and how they would react. It was the first time I read a superhero story that explored that situation. These are very real people with very real problems. Gerard Way

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. Like I love you all. Gerard Way

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. Gerard Way

Tears are words the heart can’t Express. Gerard Way

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. Gerard Way

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! Gerard Way

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. Gerard Way

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!? Gerard Way

I’m not psycho I just like psychotic things. Gerard Way

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

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. Gerard Way

Everyone back the fuck up! I am not that pretty! Gerard Way

The clearest actions come from truth, not obligation. Gerard Way

Well my gun fires seven different shades of shit, so what’s your favorite color, punk? Gerard Way

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. Gerard Way

I went to school in drag, in art school and my day was completely different because everybody thought I was a chick. You should see me as a chick. So I went as a girl, as like an experiment and it worked really well and everyone was really nice to me but I couldn’t talk obviously you know train conductors were really cool to me on my commute. HA! I looked hot as a chick! Gerard Way

Cigarettes and coffee an alcoholic’s best friend! Gerard Way

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

You should love yourself. Gerard Way

What I like about The Sims is that I don’t have a normal life at all, so I play this game where these people have these really boring, mundane lives. It’s fun. My Sims family is called the Cholly family. I don’t know why I picked that name; it’s kind of random. The teenage daughter is my favourite, because I just had her go through this Goth phase. She’s really kind of nerdy and she just became a concert violinist, which is pretty huge for the family. And she got into private school. But she started wearing black lipstick and she dyed her hair purple. It’s pretty huge. Gerard Way

What I like about The Sims is that I don’t have a normal life at all, so I play this game where these people have these really boring, mundane lives. It’s fun. Gerard Way

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. Gerard Way

I wouldn’t have been able to move to L.A. if I felt I was going to lose my identity as a New Jerseyian. My accent has gotten thicker since I’ve lived here. Gerard Way

Yeah, obviously we use vampires as a metaphor for something else, something deeper than just the supernatural. But there’s just something about the bloodsucking walking dead, that can say so much to people. 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. Gerard Way

I do enjoy manga but would not consider myself a süper fan, only really connecting with certain works such as Lone Wolf and Cub, or Tekkon Kinkreet, the more breakthrough works, and Akira, to me, is the daddy of them all. Gerard Way

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

I had a couple of really cool friends when I was a kid, and we’d find cool music and movies and show them to each other. My friend Dennis had a copy of A Clockwork Orange and he’d already seen it once, and he was like, We need to watch this. I was sleeping over his house and I think we were literally 15 and we watched it. Gerard Way

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. Gerard Way

My parents didn’t have records, they didn’t have radios, and they didn’t listen to music. My grandmother was my main connection to art and music. She could play piano very well, and she had perfect pitch. Gerard Way

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. Gerard Way

I don’t think having a My Chemical Romance action figure will make a kid start his own band, I like to think it will make him save children from a burning building. Gerard Way

It’s for the hamster that I’m gonna buy! This is so perfect! after opening a hamster wheel at Christmas. Gerard Way

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. Gerard Way

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

Freddie Mercury, to me, was probably the most important frontman to me growing up. Gerard Way

I learned that the world doesn’t want to be saved, and it will fucking punch you in the face if you try. Gerard Way

My favourite two festivals have always been the Big Day Out and Summersonic in Japan. The Big Day Out is a little more fun because it lasts longer. It’s like an abbreviated version of the Warped tour because you get to play with the same people every day, which is really fun. Gerard Way

Craziest thing that ever happened to me was being attacked by a black bird. It pecked the shit out of my head. We were at this hotel called The Phoenix in San Francisco. We were leaving to go to a show the next morning and the bird just fuckin attacked my head. And the next day Slipknot were there, they were coming in as we were leaving, and they got attacked by birds too. Gerard Way

All of my favourite albums have this incredible amount of conceptual glue to them, even if they are not telling a story. Gerard Way

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. Gerard Way

Most times with vanity projects, publishers don’t believe in the work; they just believe in the name. Gerard Way

Who wouldn’t want to catch a guy in a bear suit? Gerard Way

You put an old Misfits record on, and it sounds like it came out yesterday. Gerard Way

Were not a festival band, playing during the day was something we had to get over, I was like uhh this sun stuff kind of sucks. Gerard Way

Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary.  Gerard Way

Singing songs that make you slit your wrists. Gerard Way

Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary. Gerard Way

I just rolled up the window, I couldn’t think of anything else to do, phew I’m safe from the .375 gun now that I’ve rolled up the fucking window. Gerard Way

I want to be a vampire. They’re the coolest monsters. Gerard Way

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

There’s something very romantic about self destruction and sabotaging your life, and taking a hammer to it. Gerard Way

I dont think having a My Chemical Romance action figure will make a kid start his own band, I like to think it will make him save children from a burning building. Gerard Way

I wasn’t bullied in high school, I was just ignored. Gerard Way

It’s like the drag fairy coming and saying What would you like to do? Um, yeah karate. Gerard Way

I’d rather be a creature of the night than an old dude. Gerard Way

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

I love Alfonso Cuaron. Gerard Way

When we first started out I had a really big issue and a lot of my loved ones had a really big issue with the fact that I was totally in pain up there and there was a time when I tried to hurt myself off stage, but I got over that. Like, you should never want to hurt yourself. You should love yourself. 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 and I think that that is going to be a lot of what the next record is about, not to plug it or anything. Like, it’s going to talk about dying and coming back to become what you totally want to become. We are all becoming what we want to become. Gerard Way