Best Quotes from Josh Homme

I think one of the coolest things you can do is disappear for a while, because it gives you the chance to re-emerge. To sort of pounce out of the jungle.

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I think I learned years ago when I went to Hawaii that you don’t bring puka shells back. You’ve got to be careful of your vacation purchases.

Josh Homme

I felt really free, like I could do anything, because no one would know what to expect.

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I think more people need to make out.

Josh Homme

I like to move forward and notice things along the roadside that indicate where I should go.

Josh Homme

I’ve always considered myself a workaholic… The way I work, I have to turn myself upside down and hang myself by my ankles and wring myself out like a wet sweater, and I have to do that with other people, too, because I think that’s where something good comes out.

Josh Homme

I look at my career as a body of work, not just Queens of the Stone Age records. I’m in Eagles of Death Metal, I’m in Them Crooked Vultures; I make records with other people.

Josh Homme

I think you can separate yourself from your fears. You know what you should do, and it’s just scary to do it. But I’d hate to let the fact that I’m scared to do it make me not do it. It ends up defining you. Because the moves you make are then based on what you don’t want to do.

Josh Homme

If you wanna be famous, then it’s okay if the music is fake, because fame isn’t real.

Josh Homme

I think the best thing I could ever teach my daughter is that she’s not an object or a trophy, and that she can trust in herself and believe in herself and that you are not your things, and you are not your job.

Josh Homme

I think if you play music and you join a scene you’re already too late.

Josh Homme

The first record I bought was a Carl Perkins record, because I saw him at The Festival at Sandpoint, Idaho. I loved Elvis and I found out that he wrote ‘Blue Suede Shoes’… so connecting that experience of going to see him play was pretty awesome. That’s when I realised I wanted to play guitar.

Josh Homme

I like to keep my feet on the sidewalk.

Josh Homme

Ultimately, words are only words, and its only the music that stands by itself.

Josh Homme

I’ve always heard music in my head since I was a little kid, so I’ve always played towards that. If I felt bad, that’s what I did.

Josh Homme

Making people uncomfortable is one of my hobbies.

Josh Homme

I’m not politically correct; I never said I was.

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I’m not so much of a joiner.

Josh Homme

I have this coat that I got in a nefarious deal years ago. It’s a Johnny Carson coat, and I’ve had it remade three times. It’s mine all the time. Carson was a real man, and I thought, ‘Coats for real men by real men? I’m in.’

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Sometimes Queens’ music is dark, but somehow it’s ok to deliver it with a smile on your face because thing’s are still going to kick in.

Josh Homme

Really the topic of breakfast cereal is generally a very boring one.

Josh Homme

I asked my friend Greg Andersson to introduce me to people that can distribute my album.

Josh Homme

Looking for equality everywhere is a huge mistake because equals are terrible and boring. But a sense of fairness and justice is a totally different thing and a much more complex thing.

Josh Homme

Vinyl has gotten to the point where it’s exclusively for the collector, I guess.

Josh Homme

I know there are some labels that put out music for art’s sake, but I don’t know which ones.

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I think part of what happens is that small labels want to get bigger. And bigger is not better.

Josh Homme

I’m just going to put out three or four releases a year and make it so that if you like the Desert Sessions, then you’ll definitely like everything else.

Josh Homme

So the thing is to put out music for music’s sake.

Josh Homme

I’m always looking for cool stuff to do because that’s what we’re supposed to do, ya know?

Josh Homme

I think everyone is trying to figure out who they are and their own thing.

Josh Homme

I like when people take chances.

Josh Homme

You got to risk something to be able to give something, you know?

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Well, I think what’s most important is the idea of something.

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I think people get fixated on the example of an idea.

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The expression of this idea is Queens of the Stone Age, but the idea is that you will never slack on the music and will always humble yourself at the alter of Rock.

Josh Homme

Not everyone deserves to be a musician, you get lucky enough to be one.

Josh Homme

Sometimes you actually get caught in the web of things where people are talking about… what kind of breakfast cereal you like.

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I think people listen to whatever they think is good.

Josh Homme

If you’re trying to do something different, you can’t ask someone to help, because they’ll want to make it not different.

Josh Homme

Guitar solos, to me, should be a really articulate way to make fun of guitar solos.

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I don’t mind saying what’s on my mind.

Josh Homme

I’ve worked at a deli, I’ve worked construction, I’ve worked a few different jobs.

Josh Homme

If I was just in one band, I would have a problem with the amount of time between records because I don’t want to wave one flag. I just want to be part of something cool.

Josh Homme

The problem is that music is selfish in that you need to make it for yourself, so that you can give it away, and those two things don’t jive. I needed to find the right reason to play that had the magic and mystery and excitement that made me want to play in the first place.

Josh Homme

Any band on their first couple records is just trying to keep up with their inspiration.

Josh Homme

When you get sick and it’s extended, you go through all these mental phases, and everyone handles them differently.

Josh Homme

Why would you choose being bitter over choosing to make music? Being bitter is gross. It doesn’t amount to anything.

Josh Homme

I think people believe I’m some kind of evil dictator sometimes. But I don’t much care about that.

Josh Homme

Sometimes hard decisions have to be made, and sometimes wonderful decisions have to be made. You’ve got to be willing to make them all.

Josh Homme

The language that we use now impacts on the ability to vote, it impacts on the marketplace; instead of making things clear, it makes it more confusing. I think we need to stop using neutral language and speak in straighter terms. So when you agree to something, you actually get what you agreed to in the first place.

Josh Homme

You wanna be there for everybody, but it’s just not possible.

Josh Homme

I’m a fairly upbeat and happy guy, you know? I don’t like people that feel sorry for themselves, and I traditionally stay away from people like that.

Josh Homme