104+ Best Nikki Sixx Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Nikki Sixx is an American musician, songwriter, radio host, and photographer, best known as the co-founder, bassist, and primary songwriter of the band Mötley Crüe. Prior to forming Mötley Crüe, Sixx was a member of Sister before going on to form London with his Sister bandmate Lizzie Grey. Profoundly inspirational Nikki Sixx quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Nikki Sixx Quotes

One thing I’ve always loved doing is hanging out and talking music with other artists. — Nikki Sixx

Every day, I wake up, and the first thing I think of is my kids. — Nikki Sixx

You don’t base records on success; you base it on creativity. — Nikki Sixx

It’s just kind of known in the music industry that a farewell tour means ‘for now.’ — Nikki Sixx

If you actually dissect the lyrics in ‘Motley Crue’, you’ll notice that there’s a lot going on beneath the surface. — Nikki Sixx

We have a growing new fan base, and we wanted to get out now, and play now, and the timing was right. — Nikki Sixx

The industry needs to be run by artists, because we are the only people that care about art. — Nikki Sixx

I do believe that I’m an addict on one level or another at all times. — Nikki Sixx

People say I have a distorted lens. I think I see things as they really are. — Nikki Sixx

I don’t really care what people do. — Nikki Sixx

What inspires me? I am so inspired every day. I am inspired by thinkers. I am inspired by rebellion. I am inspired by children. I have been inspired by love. — Nikki Sixx

I sport a cave-man mentality. — Nikki Sixx

If you don’t deal with your demons, they will deal with you, and it’s gonna hurt. — Nikki Sixx

I’ve got five kids and I’m married, Tommy’s got two kids and he’s been married, Vince just got married again, Mick’s out of a relationship, Tommy’s single as well. We’ve done a lot in our life, we’ve covered a lot of miles. — Nikki Sixx

How can you have a rock n’ roll circus without a midget? — Nikki Sixx

There’s always people saying that rock is dead, rock is over. People are always out to kill rock and roll. — Nikki Sixx

I listen to NPR a lot. I love that. — Nikki Sixx

I remember, when I was a kid, listening to the radio and hearing ‘Big Bad John’ by Jimmy Dean – and it just blew me away. I used to sit there and call the radio stations and request that song. And then the Beatles were obviously out already, but I really didn’t know about the Beatles. — Nikki Sixx

Traveling around the country, meeting fans and hearing their stories in person and on my radio show has reenergized my commitment to creating honest and inspirational content that not only serves my own creative purposes but can help and touch others as well. — Nikki Sixx

You want to love unconditionally everything you do, or don’t do it. — Nikki Sixx

How lucky can one guy get? I was a runaway, and then I was in one of the biggest bands in the world. I’ve sold out every arena. I’ve sold millions and millions of records. — Nikki Sixx

If your album sells, that’s cool, more people find out about you, more people get turned on to what we’re really about-which is a live rock and roll band. — Nikki Sixx

Each guy has his own space. We all end up in one of the other guy’s rooms all the time. We always end up together, as far as people getting along. — Nikki Sixx

We were telling everybody we weren’t getting back together when we were in the studio actually recording. We wanted to try it on, to see how it would fit. — Nikki Sixx

I harbored a lot of resentment as a teenager and as a young adult. I still have a problem with authority, I’m trying to listen! — Nikki Sixx

I have a wonderful assistant. I tell her I need four amputees and a midget, and she finds them. — Nikki Sixx

I’m a sponge for information. — Nikki Sixx

I think – I honestly think that my story is not 100 percent that unique. I think that I’m – just the whole rock star part kind of throws an interesting twist on it. — Nikki Sixx

I know when I wear a Led Zeppelin shirt, I am happy to put that Led Zeppelin shirt on. It’s not, ‘Well, they kind of suck.’ — Nikki Sixx

Being able to say something lyrically, to say something that will do more than just be words, is really hard. It’s easy to do when you’re writing a chapter of a book or writing poetry, but it’s really hard to do when you’re confined to a melody line. — Nikki Sixx

If you’re getting different prescriptions from different doctors, there has to be some sort of check and balance in there somewhere. — Nikki Sixx

Los Angeles has been my home since the days even before Motley Crue, so I am beyond excited that ‘The Side Show’ has found a home on 98.7 FM. This is the station I listen to – my friends listen to it, my family listens to it. It’s the station I wanted to be on, and I’m psyched to get started. — Nikki Sixx

I love Starbucks. Maybe that’s a bit sad. But I definitely need my caffeine. It’s what gets me out of bed in the morning. — Nikki Sixx

Reflecting back, we all make mistakes; we all go through our stuff – relationships, financial, all kinds of stuff – and if you can grow from that and pass that message on, it’s a pretty cool thing. — Nikki Sixx

When Ozzy calls and asks you to go on tour, you say, ‘When do I start?’ — Nikki Sixx

Radio stations play what they believe is in, and they all talk to each other. — Nikki Sixx

I don’t want to jump through hoops for people. — Nikki Sixx

I’m not bothered by my appearance. — Nikki Sixx

It’s physically very, very, very trying to be onstage as a performer, not unlike an athlete, for thirty years. — Nikki Sixx

You can get through anything if you want it bad enough. — Nikki Sixx

We all fall off the wagon. It’s only one day; it’s not the rest of your life. Pick yourself up and go again. — Nikki Sixx

Even as a kid, I saw the world in my own way and thought most things that were different were beautiful and magical. Even things that other people thought were horrifying and disgusting and weird. — Nikki Sixx

Artists are very young, and say, Um, ok, to these industry dudes. — Nikki Sixx

I remember opening up my first vinyl and seeing the incredible artwork it had. There’s nothing like it. You also get that true gritty sound on vinyl that really makes a rock record sound great, which CDs can never achieve. — Nikki Sixx

There’s no difference if you’re a supermodel or if you’ve lost both your legs. What are you doing that’s beautiful or ugly on the inside? — Nikki Sixx

I remember Iggy and the Stooges’ song ‘Search and Destroy’ reaching out from my speakers to me like my own personal anthem. — Nikki Sixx

Growing up in the ’70s, it was only a few years before that when men started to grow their hair long. And in the ’70s, people were pushing the envelope a little farther, with men having even more style and piercing both their ears and wearing makeup. — Nikki Sixx

The other day I went to a movie with some friends, and they were like, ‘Let’s look it up on the Internet and see what people are saying,’ and I was like, ‘Man, that’s messed up.’ — Nikki Sixx

There’s so much history amongst ourselve that reminds us of something, and we start cracking up. — Nikki Sixx

For me, to turn people on to new music, on to things that are going on in the world, is important. — Nikki Sixx

Motley Crue, collectively and individually, have done things on our own terms. — Nikki Sixx

I’m able to make decisions even in the face of adversity. — Nikki Sixx

Let me explain something: I’m not incredibly rich. — Nikki Sixx

I’ve always had an eye for the oddities in life. — Nikki Sixx

What’s the best angle to cut someone’s throat? Well, usually from behind. That’s usually how it works. — Nikki Sixx

You can’t lie to your audience. You can’t lie to your fans. — Nikki Sixx

What’s scummy about the music industry is that everybody loves you when you’re dead. — Nikki Sixx

We each have our own tour bus. We’ve never done that before. — Nikki Sixx

The book is really, really dark, to the point where some people that I’ve talked to have said that it could be a series. And I’m like, Where? VH1? It’s a little hard for VH1. — Nikki Sixx

I think anything that’s creative really takes my mind off whatever it is that I’m going through in my life. If you’re going through heartbreak, and you can write a song, it’s a wonderful win-win, because it takes your mind off the heartbreak, and you get to vent. — Nikki Sixx

There’s a pattern when tours start – a pattern of infighting, of making up, of breaking up, of addiction. There’s a pattern of going to jail. There’s a pattern of passion for music. — Nikki Sixx

You can’t pee like a puppy if you wanna run with the big dogs. — Nikki Sixx

Formats are going to change because this is what the people want. It’s not what the labels want. — Nikki Sixx

If I’m watching my favorite boxer, and he’s just won the heavyweight championship of the world, and he retires, it kind of makes the guy a legend. — Nikki Sixx

For me, one of the things that I get excited about is getting in situations I shouldn’t be in. — Nikki Sixx

I forgive my mom for being a psycho and my dad for being a loser. — Nikki Sixx

I never understood bands saying Nirvana had anything to do with derailing their career. Maybe those bands didn’t have the goods. — Nikki Sixx

In the end, the whole Internet thing kills me, because you can use it as a positive thing or you can read into all the negativity. And I think you’ve gotta put out positive energy, put out cool viral stuff, and then just stay out of people’s opinions. — Nikki Sixx

I don’t know if I believe in life after death so much as I believe that there is something out there. — Nikki Sixx

I don’t want to interview people. I want to have a conversation. I want to talk to Paul McCartney about the bass sound on ‘The White Album.’ — Nikki Sixx

I had to find the courage to turn my life around. — Nikki Sixx

It takes all kinds to make the world go ’round. If everyone was straight-laced and uptight, it would sure be a drag. We need a little tug of war in society. — Nikki Sixx

The industry is a menace to artists. — Nikki Sixx

I can’t stand people who try too hard. — Nikki Sixx

There’s nothing unique about me as a parent. I am a parent. My kids are kids. We do the best we can do. — Nikki Sixx

My main camera is a Nikon D3. I use a French camera from the 1800s for wet plate photography, I use a Hasselblad sometimes. But to me the camera really doesn’t matter that much. I don’t have a preference for film or digital. — Nikki Sixx

I never understood the hit-single, quick-success, get-airplay mentality. — Nikki Sixx

The music industry is saying, This is the format, and if you’ll fit into this format, you can be on radio, and if radio will play you, MTV will expose you, and MTV will expose you, we’ll sell records. — Nikki Sixx

Some kid gets his first iPhone, signs up to Twitter, and then tweets, ‘Nikki Sixx sucks.’ And I’m supposed to take that personally. — Nikki Sixx

When it comes to putting together a new show, we always push the envelope, and that’s part of Motley Crue’s legacy. — Nikki Sixx

What can I say that will make people that are in recovery want to stand up and support Recovery Month? A friend of mine said, ‘You know, the fact that you did a really honest book and it changed people’s lives, that’s something to talk about.’ — Nikki Sixx

Some cats, Iggy Pop, they’re going to always have that hunger. — Nikki Sixx

Politicians really worry about being politically correct. — Nikki Sixx

Celebrities, movie stars and rock stars are losing their mystique. — Nikki Sixx

The funny thing is that when you have any form of presentation to your band, meaning you have the foresight to see outside of your creativity, you have a bigger vision. — Nikki Sixx

Through recovery, I’ve been able to do so much good stuff. — Nikki Sixx

You have to age gracefully. And that’s what I love about Keith Richards. That’s what I love about the Rolling Stones. They are aging gracefully. They are falling apart at the seams right before our eyes, and they are doing it gracefully. And that’s the most beautiful thing that we can do. — Nikki Sixx

We did something this year that was not based on animosity. — Nikki Sixx

It wasn’t like I picked a camera up in 1989 and stopped making music. I picked a camera up and found another form of expression. — Nikki Sixx

Hey, man, I like to look good; I wear make-up. — Nikki Sixx

It’s about what happens on stage, whether we can deliver it in a hungry way that is who we are in our hearts. — Nikki Sixx

I love women. My life revolves around them. — Nikki Sixx

As a lyricist, I’m really trying to raise my level of quality. — Nikki Sixx

You get clarity as you get sober, and you get clarity as you get older. — Nikki Sixx

In ’85, I went through rehab and I wasn’t ready. If you’re not ready, you’re not ready. You don’t want to hear the truth, and you’re gonna keep doing what you keep doing. — Nikki Sixx

My mom, you know, took off when I was about 6. What ended up happening is I ended up being with my grandparents. — Nikki Sixx

Addiction is a really hard thing to kick. — Nikki Sixx

I do believe that when I’m writing music, I get addicted to the music of the concept of what the outcome of the song is, or the passion behind the lyrics. — Nikki Sixx

If you were on the phone with me and Tommy right now, we would probably forget you were there, we’d just be cracking jokes. It’s like Beavis and Butthead. — Nikki Sixx

Who’s the new Ramones, who’s the new Guns ‘N Roses, who’s the new Motley Crue, who’s the new Black Sabbath? They’re coming, they’re on the street, they’re 16, 17 years old. — Nikki Sixx

I’m always willing to talk to somebody if they have something to say that is interesting. — Nikki Sixx

I’ve got so many mountains to climb and goals to conquer. I’ve got so many scars I want to leave on the planet. I just feel like I’m not there yet. I feel like I am just getting started. — Nikki Sixx

SIXX: A.M. is a passion project. I think when you do things like that and put your heart into them and do your best and don’t necessarily put them on a marketing grid, that’s when things turn out the best. — Nikki Sixx

I think that music is a lifestyle that you sort of intravenously plug into and unplug from when you do and don’t need it. Some people live it 10 hours a day, some on weekends. It’s no more important or non-important than that. — Nikki Sixx