70+ 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

Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary. – Gerard Way

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

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. – Gerard Way

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. – 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

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

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

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

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

Gerard Way quotes

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. – Gerard Way

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. – Gerard Way

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. – 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 favorite, 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

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. – Gerard Way

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.”
– Gerard Way

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

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

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

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

To me, the coolest, shiniest, sexiest, darkest, scariest thing you can be is pop. – Gerard Way

Deep Gerard Way Quotes About Life, Music and Love

I hollowed out, stopped listening to music, never picked up a pencil, started slipping into old habits. All of the vibrancy I used to see became de-saturated. Lost Slowly, once I had done enough damage to myself, I began to climb out of the hole. Clean. When I made it out, the only thing left inside was the voice, and for the second time in my life, I no longer ignored it – because it was my own. – Gerard Way

Sing, that’s the most powerful weapon you have. – 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

Look at me, with my pretty bracelet and tiara… I’m a f****n’ princess! – Gerard Way

Stay beautiful, keep it ugly – 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

Life is but a dream for the dead. – Gerard Way

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! – Gerard Way

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

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

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

Can I be your only hope? Because you’re the only hope for me. – Gerard Way

I do a lot of research, I try to think about how it relates to music and I just do a ton of drawing. It’s much easier to work your ideas out that way. – Gerard Way

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

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. – 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

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 f*gg*t or some kind of racist thing. You know, really just to get people to get over their stuff so they can live. – Gerard Way

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. – Gerard Way

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

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. It’s easy to be in a band because you have a lot of things to hide behind so that’s really not always living…that doesn’t always constitute as living life the way you want. But at times you have to make decisions that sometimes-hurt others in order to live. – Gerard Way

I have a nihilistic attitude so it’s like, the new gay… it’s popular. – Gerard Way

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

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. – Gerard Way

I pity you all… Most of you will die—scratch that—ALL of you. – Gerard Way

People don’t know if i’m gay, straight or an alien from outer space.. its funny – Gerard Way

The Devil got landed with a shitty job, he has to deal with *ssh*les everyday, he’s probably bored as hell. – 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 friends you make, but the graffite they write on your grave. – Gerard Way

People don’t know if I’m gay, straight or an alien from outer space… it’s funny – 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

Singing songs that make you slit your wrists – 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

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

It’s OK to be different. – Gerard Way

I think there needs to be people that are doing something different in music. There’s a need for that as much as there’s a need for a scene. – Gerard Way

You should love yourself. – Gerard Way

I Just Got So Emo That I Just Fell Apart!! – Gerard Way

We [My Chemical Romance] didn’t push ourselves to that next level. I think we purposefully held ourselves back, feeling like maybe in order to advance, we need to regress. There was definitely a sense of fear within the band about taking that next step. – Gerard Way

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. – Gerard Way

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. – Gerard Way

Never forget how beautiful you are. – Gerard Way

I think my favorite medium is music, with my main tools being my voice and a guitar. But I do find every other medium extremely fulfilling and useful in helping everything I do. Sometimes I need to make a song just for a comic. All of the art and mediums are connected for me. – Gerard Way

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. – Gerard Way

You have to destroy something to make it beautiful. – Gerard Way

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. – Gerard Way

I don’t know if commerce can every truly be information. I think that’s just commerce, that’s just selling you something. – Gerard Way

If something was bugging you, you talk about it. But that’s the cool thing: we [My Chemical Romance] don’t bug each other. We just have deep discussions about art and music like friends. And we disagree about stuff but the disagreements are so healthy and intelligently thought out. We’re very respectful of each other’s opinions, especially about music. – Gerard Way

I think that a lot of journalists don’t really listen to music before they review it. – 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