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Peter Steele Quotes:

It’s bad poetry executed by people that can’t sing. That’s my definition of Rap.

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I’ve been told by people that it’s okay to cry but, you know what, it’s been used against me.

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I’m the product of 6 million years of evolution? Come on, man. I crawled out of a swamp yesterday.

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I like to put on hardcore when I have to clean my apartment, which I hate to do, but it’s motivational. I like old heavy metal when I’m outside working on my car. Music has definite functions for me.

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I hate the human race. Of course, therefore, I hate myself the most, because I am the least of the human race.

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Yes, there are times when I get extremely depressed and how I sublimate those feelings is through music.

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I’m a ‘specist.’ I hate the human race. Of course, therefore, I hate myself the most, because I am the least of the human race. I’m the product of 6 million years of evolution? Come on, man.

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Peter Steele with wife
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I’ve always been very image prone, along the lines of bands like Black Sabbath and even Devo.

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I think all recent music sucks, and that includes Type O Negative.

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I stay way from that area, and there’s only so many songs you can write about love, sex and death.

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I don’t believe in, and I am a devout non-believer, in playing new songs live if the subjected and pathetic crowd has not heard them before because I consider it like mass psychosis and genocidal.

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I want to stay away from politics, or else I’ll probably end up putting my size fifteen foot into my mouth.

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If they weren’t laughing with me, okay; if they want to laugh at me it’s better than nothing.

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There are no atheists in foxholes, they say, and I was a foxhole atheist for a long time. But after going through a midlife crisis and having many things change very quickly, it made me realize my mortality. And when you start to think about death, you start to think about what’s after it. And then you start hoping there is a God.

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I used to try to run five miles every other day, which I worked up to and I was doing it, but I was subjected to my own thoughts for forty minutes without any sensory input, and I couldn’t stand what I thought.

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I feel that I’ve grown up a little bit and I’m actually ready to settle down.

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I just like being a social experiment sometimes. I really should not be allowed in public. But I just go out into the public just to see people’s reaction. The thing is, I can do anything I want, virtually, within reason, just to see people’s reaction.

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I think anyone who has an opinion, and voices it, will offend someone.

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I don’t really like to play live. I don’t like to be on stage. I feel very self-conscious.

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It seems to be that southern Europeans are just more intimate socially, whereas I like a lot of personal space – like, a mile from the nearest person is fine for me.

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So I don’t cry anymore, I just beat people up. It’s a lot more fun. – So I don’t cry anymore, I just beat people up. It’s a lot more fun.

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Sometimes, I write ’60s or ’80s style pop songs.

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I think I’ve changed a lot as a person.

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Instead of slashing my wrists, I just write a bunch of really crummy songs.

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One of the things I’ve always personally tried to stress with this band was to have some kind of visual aspect and to be consistent with it – like, not to change.

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There’s a lot of things that go on when you’re on tour that cannot be controlled. I’m not even talking about myself, but of course there’s sexual activity and drugs, fighting and language; it is certainly not a place to raise a family.

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As far as humor goes, I’ve always been a very insecure person and I’ve always wanted to be liked.

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I think aerobics are great, of course, but it just bores me out of my mind.

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Finding fresh song topics can sometimes be quite difficult.

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To see someone 70 years old with dyed black hair, you’re like, ‘Hmmm, I dunno. Is that a wrinkled teenager? What is that?’ So at some point, I’m going to have to stop doing this. It’s gonna look ridiculous. I don’t wanna look like Elvis Presley at 60 years old.

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I also like to eat very much, so I like all different types of foods.

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We’re the only species who hunts for sport.

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I drink for the effect, because it loosens up the tongue a little bit.

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I’m a big fan of the effects of alcohol.

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If I wasn’t bound to Brooklyn, due to my own personal reasons like taking care of my mother and the fact that this is where the band is based, I would probably move to Iceland.

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Technically, at this point we’re no longer with the label; we’ve fulfilled our contract.

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I guess I’ve learned that there’s really no such thing as a bad label, there is only a bad contract.

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I find that different types of music are good for certain activities.

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Well, darkness with humor… I’m not an extremely suicidal or sad person.

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I just like being a social experiment sometimes. I really should not be allowed in public. But I just go out into the public just to see people’s reaction.

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If someone told me when I was 16 or 18 years old that I’d be doing a side project with Tony Iommi, I wouldn’t have believed it.

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When I wrote songs like ‘Everyone I Love is Dead,’ I never thought about how I was going to execute them live.

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I don’t know what to say to that, but I have to agree with Johnny that, yeah, we do touch upon things that most men would rather not admit: That we feel pain, we cry, get sad and sometimes don’t deal well with disappointment.

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So, I simply switched over to wine because it was not carbonated.

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Most bands don’t even last fourteen months let alone fourteen years.

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Who is Peter Steele?

The American musician, singer, and songwriter Peter Thomas Ratajczyk, known professionally as Peter Steele. He was best known for his leading vocalist, bassist and songwriter Type O Negative, a Gothic metal band.