Inspirational Quotes from Rob Halford

I think I’m still a lone wolf, internally. And I always will be.

Rob Halford

Heavy metal is immortal, but we’re not.

Rob Halford

It’s a very empowering kind of music, heavy metal is.

Rob Halford

I pray quite a bit, actually. And even if you don’t believe in prayer, just have a go. Pray for a good day, or just pray for your friend, or whatever it might be. And it’s amazing, man, ’cause it absolutely works. I guarantee, it genuinely does work.

Rob Halford

Music is there to get you through life’s ups and downs, good times and not so good times.

Rob Halford

You’ve gotta learn to love yourself and live your own life. Then you can go out in the world and try and figure everything else out.

Rob Halford

If you look at the history of the LGBTQ community, from my perspective growing up as I did in the U.K. in the ’50s, there was just terrible, terrible discrimination, you know? It was extremely difficult to live your life as you should have been allowed to do.

Rob Halford

If I was a billionaire, I’d have a warehouse full of Ferrari and Lamborghini, but I’m not.

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Heavy metal is always going to be there. At its core, it’s all about a primitive connection we all need to keep in our lives.

Rob Halford

The thing about rock & roll, and the black leather biker jacket – it automatically creates an idea about what that person might be about, about their musical taste or their attitude.

Rob Halford

I will always remember the first show I did clean and sober… It was in New Mexico, in Albuquerque. I literally felt elevated, as everything was coming with such clarity.

Rob Halford

With ‘Defenders,’ we had some very barebones ideas, but the bulk of it came together very quickly over in Ibiza. The main thing I like about that record, looking back on it now, is the change in the texture of the production from ‘Screaming For Vengeance.’

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They talk about the American Dream. I still believe in that. I still believe that this is a great country, where great things can happen, where anybody can become president of the United States. Just that simple statement there defines so much about the whole business of liberty and freedom and the pursuit of happiness.

Rob Halford

Just the basic principles of what makes America work for me are very strong in my heart. It’s like no other nation in the world.

Rob Halford

Most of humanity just wants to live a peaceful life, don’t we?

Rob Halford

Oh, I’ve never gone off into that ‘the room’s not the right temperature, take this tea back’ stuff. I still scrub my own toilet and vacuum the carpet, and I have to be able to push my trolley around Morrisons and do my shopping.

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I love all that kind of gothic Bram Stoker kind of thing. I love to get lost in that kind of escapism.

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You’ve got to be able to compromise in a band; otherwise, somebody’s more important than the next guy, and that’s never been the case in Priest.

Rob Halford

I never tire of the drive from Phoenix to San Diego, and it is mostly desert, obviously, but you get different varieties of desert terrain.

Rob Halford

We’ve always tried to convey these strong messages of strength and power and doing good in the world and, at the same time, to not be afraid to look at the difficulties that we experience.

Rob Halford

I’ve always felt that where Priest has been able to get to, it’s been down to discipline, our real love and commitment to making the best music that we can make, and never forgetting our fan base.

Rob Halford

Teachers should not need to have to buy books for the kids, or pencils and pens. That’s absurd.

Rob Halford

The great thing about Priest, in all the years that we’ve been making heavy metal music, is that we’ve always kind of carried this metal flag, if you will – this beacon of hope that, no matter what you may be going through in life, there’s always a sense of overcoming difficulties, a sense of winning, a sense of coming out on top.

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I love early blues like Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters, and Howlin’ Wolf. I listened to the way these people sang, and it was just beautiful – straight from the soul. That, for me, was an inspiration.

Rob Halford

This overpowering relief of love conquering any kind of difficulty and hardship in life – that love is forever, even with people that we lost in the physical world.

Rob Halford

Don’t put yourself on a pedestal. Because it’s very easy for someone to knock you off.

Rob Halford

You have to let your musicians in your band be who they are.

Rob Halford

I love people. I love being in a band. I love making music.

Rob Halford

That’s the life, really, isn’t it? You write. You record. You play. And it never grows old.

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On their debut, Korn brought a new definition of metal that was a game changer.

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Metal fans are just as compassionate and caring and tolerant as any other form of music fans are.

Rob Halford

I’m not a frugal person, but I find it difficult to be extravagant materially.

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I didn’t pass my driving test till I was 38!

Rob Halford

As soon as I got my driver’s license, I went crazy, and I got the Ford Cosworth, which was this limited edition street racing turbo. It was like this 200-miles-an-hour monster.

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We’ve always had this fantastic relationship with America.

Rob Halford

I’ve often talked about metal being the underdog in rock n’ roll music.

Rob Halford

It’s best to keep things as free and open as you can. It’s good to have a template, but then you go back and dissect it and see where you can make improvements. That’s pretty much been the case with every Priest song that’s ever been written.

Rob Halford

Some songs are dead easy, and others can be quite challenging. Other times, you just have to put it in the bin.

Rob Halford

Making a record is an intimate experience. A good producer can get things out of you that you can’t get out of yourself.

Rob Halford

The battle goes on for me; as a gay man, I shall not be happy until I see equality across the board.

Rob Halford

Defenders’ seems to have a really gritty, hard, uncomplicated vibe about it. Somehow, we made everything sound stronger and more precise than on ‘Screaming Vengeance’ through Tom Allom’s amazing mixing skills.

Rob Halford

As far as putting a rating on music like you do movies, I can see the common sense in that.

Rob Halford

I think that essentially, since music was invented, it’s basically reached out and touched every single kind of conceivable generation.

Rob Halford

I just love to sing. It makes me feel great, so I’m gonna keep going.

Rob Halford

I was in several bands before I joined Judas Priest. Being in those early unknown bands were the stepping stones, really, so I learned a lot in those short few years jumping from one band to another.

Rob Halford

Life is a beautiful thing, but a lot of it, it kind of replicates itself.

Rob Halford

Oh God, don’t let me go on Amazon Prime at one in the morning ’cause I always buy something I don’t need.

Rob Halford

When I write lyrics for Priest, I’m writing them for Priest. I’m not writing them for me.

Rob Halford

We’re all people. We all need to just try and find a way to love each other and accept each other and try and make the world a better place.

Rob Halford

When you make that choice of stepping out and facing the issue of disclosure, you do create this kind of self-imposed negative fear. It’s unfortunate it still happens today. ‘Do I step out and say I’m a gay guy?’ But you have got to do it and live your life on your terms and no one else’s terms.

Rob Halford

There are gay and lesbian people in all walks of life, in all different types of professions. I just happen to be a gay man who sings in a heavy metal band.

Rob Halford

I discovered that I was gay when I was about nine or ten. I did go out with girls for a while, but it didn’t last.

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