72+ Best Ozzy Osbourne Quotes: Exclusive Selection

John Michael “Ozzy” Osbourne is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence during the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, during which period he adopted the nickname “Prince of Darkness”. Profoundly inspirational Ozzy Osbourne quotes will fire up your brain and encourage you to look at life differently while making you laugh.

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Famous Ozzy Osbourne Quotes

Of all the things I’ve lost I miss my mind the most. Ozzy Osbourne

Out of everything I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most! Ozzy Osbourne

You gotta be really careful what you bite off. Don’t bite off more than you can chew. It’s a dangerous world. Ozzy Osbourne

Maybe it’s not too late to learn how to love and forget how to hate. Ozzy Osbourne

I have a saying. Never judge a book by its cover. I say that because I don’t even know who Ozzy is. I wake up a new person every day. Ozzy Osbourne

I love you all; I love you more than life itself, but you’re all fucking mad. Ozzy Osbourne

I used to fantasize that Paul McCartney would marry my sister. Ozzy Osbourne

It had a huge impact on me, Smells Like Teen Spirit and I was very proud when I found out that Kurt Cobain was a fan of mine. I thought he was awesome. Ozzy Osbourne

What is this? It’s music to get a brain seizure by. Ozzy Osbourne

Hating people isn’t a productive way of living. So what’s the point in hating anyone? There’s enough hate in the world as it is, without me adding to it. Ozzy Osbourne

All that stuff about heavy metal and hard rock, I don’t subscribe to any of that. It’s all just music. I mean, the heavy metal from the Seventies sounds nothing like the stuff from the Eighties, and that sounds nothing like the stuff from the Nineties. Who’s to say what is and isn’t a certain type of music? Ozzy Osbourne

I keep hearing this fucking thing that guns don’t kill people, but people kill people. If that’s the case, why do we give people guns when they go to war? Why not just send the people? Ozzy Osbourne

I knew it was time to get off of reality TV when someone asked me if I sang as well as acted. Ozzy Osbourne

My father always said I would do something big one day. I’ve got a feeling about you, John Osbourne, he’d tell me, after he’d had a few beers.You’re either going to do something very special, or you’re going to go to prison. And he was right, my old man. I was in prison before my eighteenth birthday. Ozzy Osbourne

I’m a very simple man. You’ve got to have, like, a computer nowadays to turn the TV on and off and the nightmare continues. Ozzy Osbourne

I’m a lunatic by nature, and lunatics don’t need training they just are. Ozzy Osbourne

Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus. Ozzy Osbourne

You learn who your friends are when the shit hits the fan. Ozzy Osbourne

I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that’s ok the bat had to get Ozzy shots. Ozzy Osbourne

I used to get upset by people not understanding me, but I’ve made a career out of it now. Ozzy Osbourne

Whenever I have a bad day I just think of these people. Ozzy Osbourne

When you’re in love, it’s not just about the messing around in the sack, it’s about how empty you feel when they’re gone. Ozzy Osbourne

I’ll only retire in the day I should be dead and they have me buried, and some idiot spell over my casket some stupid gospel stuff. Ozzy Osbourne

I remember saying to Tony Iommi, Did you hear how heavy that Led Zeppelin album sounded? Without missing a beat, he replied, We’ll be heavier. Ozzy Osbourne

I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didn’t want to see my kids do the same thing. Ozzy Osbourne

It’s sad, y’know, what money does to people. Ozzy Osbourne

What is the world coming to? Ozzy Osbourne

The Jesus freaks were the worst. While the Suicide Solution case was going through the courts they followed me around everywhere. They would picket my shows with signs that read, The Anti Christ Is Here. And they’d always be chanting Put Satan behind you! Put Jesus in front of you! One time, I made my own sign a smiley face with the words Have a Nice Day and went out and joined them. They didn’t even notice. Then, just as the gig was about to start, I put down the sign, said, See ya, guys, and went back to my dressing room. Ozzy Osbourne

I wish I didn’t have to perform Iron Man every night. Ozzy Osbourne

The funny thing is, I was never much of a fighter. Better a live coward than a dead hero, that was my motto. Ozzy Osbourne

Somebody said to me this morning, To what do you attribute your longevity? I don’t know. I mean, I couldn’t have planned my life out better. By all accounts I should be dead! The abuse I put my body through the drugs, the alcohol, the lifestyle I’ve lived the last 30 years! Ozzy Osbourne

I don’t know whose brilliant idea that was, but it wasn’t mine, that’s for sure. Ozzy Osbourne

L.A.’s not a good place to grow old. Ozzy Osbourne

The power of people, when they focus on something positive, never fails to amaze me. Ozzy Osbourne

I cannot turn down this incredible honor twice. Ozzy Osbourne

I grew up having to piss in a bucket cos there was no indoor shitter, and now I have these computerised Japanese süper loo things that have heated seats and wash and blow dry your arse at the touch of a button. Give it a couple of years and I’ll have a bog with a robot arm that pulls out my turds, so I don’t have to strain. Ozzy Osbourne

They say military have the so called secret intelligence this amount of intelligence must be very secret, since I’ve never seen any intelligent military person, nor I have seen any sense in the bloody stupid wars. Ozzy Osbourne

In 1964 something totally unexpected happened. I got a job I enjoyed. Ozzy Osbourne

It’s all part of my journey I’ve done a lot of stupid things, but you learn by your mistakes. Ozzy Osbourne

You’ve got to try and take things to the next level, or you’ll just get stuck in a rut. Ozzy Osbourne

To be a liar, you’ve got to have a great memory, and I don’t have a memory. Ozzy Osbourne

The funny thing is, I’m actually quite interested in the Bible, and I’ve tried to read it several times. But I’ve only ever got as far as the bit about Moses being 720 years old, and I’m like, What were these people smoking back then? The bottom line is I don’t believe in a bloke called God in a white suit who sits on a fluffy cloud any more than I believe in a bloke called the Devil with a three pronged fork and a couple of horns. But I believe that there’s day, there’s night, there’s good, there’s bad, there’s black, there’s white. If there is a God, it’s nature. If there’s a Devil, it’s nature. Ozzy Osbourne

Rock music is not meant to be perfect. Ozzy Osbourne

You can never take the violence back. Ozzy Osbourne

When you’re young, you’re stupid. You do silly things. Ozzy Osbourne

They teach you how to handle life in England, but they don’t teach you a thing about death. There’s no book telling you what to do when your mum or dad dies. Ozzy Osbourne

I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I’m on stage they’re not privileged to see me. It’s a privilege for me to see them. Ozzy Osbourne

I don’t remember where we first played Black Sabbath, but I can sure as hell remember the audience’s reaction all the girls ran out of the venue, screaming. Ozzy Osbourne

I can’t do anything in moderation. Ozzy Osbourne

The right answer to that question was because I’m an alcoholic; because I have an addictive personality; because whatever I do, I do it addictively. But I didn’t know any of that back then. Ozzy Osbourne

I couldn’t be a royal. It’s like living in a supersonic goldfish bowl. Ozzy Osbourne

Randy Rhoads was laid to rest at a place called Mountain View Cemetery, where his grandparents were buried. I made a vow there and then to honour his death every year by sending flowers. Unlike most of my vows, I kept it. But I’ve never been back to his graveside. I’d like to go there again one day, before I finally join him on the other side. Ozzy Osbourne

MTV made a huge impact. Heavy rotation took you from selling 1m albums to 20m albums, and that meant a lot of dough. Ozzy Osbourne

Still, one of the few good things about being dyslexic is that when I say I don’t read reviews, I mean I don’t read reviews. Ozzy Osbourne

I’m about caring, I’m about people, and I’m about entertaining people. I’m a family man. A husband. A father. I’ve been a lot of other things over the years, which we don’t really want to talk about. Ozzy Osbourne

But the thing with us was, we didn’t really need anyone to make us world famous we were already halfway there. Ozzy Osbourne

I’m dyslexic, I have attention deficit disorder, and I’ve got something like a hereditary tremor. Ozzy Osbourne

No record mogul had created Black Sabbath, so no record mogul could tell Black Sabbath what to do. Ozzy Osbourne

I don’t want you to play me a riff that’s going to impress Joe Satriani; give me a riff that makes a kid want to go out and buy a guitar and learn to play. Ozzy Osbourne

Officially, we didn’t have a band leader. Unofficially, we all knew it was Tony Iommi. Ozzy Osbourne

Of all the things I’ve lost I miss my mind the most. Ozzy Osbourne

There was a cinema called The Orient outside the community centre where we rehearsed in Six Ways, and whenever it showed a horror film the queue would go all the way down the street and around the corner. Isn’t it strange how people will pay money to frighten themselves? I remember Tony Iommi saying one day. Maybe we should stop doing blues and write scary music instead. Ozzy Osbourne

Maybe it’s not too late to learn how to love and forget how to hate. Ozzy Osbourne

The funny thing about getting married in America was that we needed to get a blood test before they’d give us a licence. I wouldn’t have been surprised if the bloke from the lab had called back and said, Mr Osbourne, we appear to have found some blood in your alcohol. Ozzy Osbourne

You’ve got to try and take things to the next level, or you’ll just get stuck in a rut. Ozzy Osbourne

All rehab can do is tell you what’s wrong with you and then suggest ways for you to get better. Ozzy Osbourne

I can’t change the past, but I can try to make a better future for me. Ozzy Osbourne

At the court hearing, Howard Weitzman told the judge that if they were gonna ban Suicide Solution and hold me responsible for some poor kid shooting himself, then they’d have to ban Shakespeare, cos Romeo and Juliet’s about suicide, too. Ozzy Osbourne

You’ve got to believe in yourself, or no one will believe in you. Imagination is like a bird on the wing, flying free for you to use. Ozzy Osbourne

I wasn’t exactly much fun to be around. Being with me was like falling into an abyss. Ozzy Osbourne