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Layne Staley Quotes

A lot of power-pop comes out of LA, a lot of speed metal comes out of New York.

Andrew Wood's death changed things for a few weeks. I probably got even heavier into drugs after that.

At home I'm just a guy who has interests that extend far beyond music.

Being me is no different than being most anyone else, I guess.

Drugs are not the way to the light. They won't lead to a fairy-tale life, they lead to suffering.

Drugs will have a huge effect on my work for the rest of my life, whether I'm using or not.

Every article I see is dope this, junkie that, whiskey this - that ain't my title.

I don't do much else but stay in my hotel room.

I don't take part in it the way I used to-the bimbos, the free beers, free drugs, all that. That's still there if you want it, but I don't really seek that out any more.

I don't think any drug that can cause brain damage, failing kidneys, hardening arteries, pain, and suffering should be made available.

I found out through the Internet that I have AIDS. I learned that I was dead. Where else would I find these things?

I guess I can go anywhere I want. If only I knew where to go.

I haven't read anything but regurgitated rumors. Nothing new, and nothing true.

I sing like a lark.

I started out when I was about 12, playing drums. I started singing when I was about 15.

I was in a band when I was 15. We were a glam band. Then I couldn't afford to buy makeup. At the time that was the thing.

I wish I could just hug you all, but I'm not gonna.

I've always looked for the perfect life to step into. I've taken all the paths to get where I wanted.But no matter where I go, I still come home me.

It was all about music, about getting your friends to come and see you play. I don't see that same intimacy happening very much today.

Kurt and I weren't the closest of friends, but I knew him well enough to be devastated by his death. For such a quiet person, he was so excited about having a child.