61 Best Rock Quotes That All Kids Will Love

Rock music began in the early '40s and '50s

As it was then called, rock and roll began in the US in the late '40s and early '50s.

It also developed into various styles in the mid '60s and has grown a lot through the years. Rock has numerous subgenres today and makes for an evergreen listen.

Rock had its roots in the '40s and '50s rock and roll genre, which drew heavily from blues, rhythm and blues, and country and western music. Rock 'n' roll also drew powerfully from various alternative genres like electrical blues, and people incorporated influences from jazz, classical, and alternative musical designs.

Rock music was great in its time and has always been one of the biggest influences on all music. There are a variety of rock quotes here that will interest musicians and people who love any kind of music. Let’s look at some inspirational rock quotes for you and your family to enjoy. If you like this, then do read these [rock and roll quotes] and mountain quotes, but for now, its time to get started and read these rock sayings!

Rock Quotes And Ideas By Famous Rockers

You can find some inspirational quotes on rock, and legendary quotes on rock and the rocker lifestyle to read here.

1. "Rock and roll keep you in a constant state of juvenile delinquency."

- Eddie Spaghetti.

2. "Society has traditionally always tried to find scapegoats for its problems. Well here I am."

- Marilyn Manson.

3. "We believed that anything that was worth doing was worth overdoing."

- Steven Tyler.

4. "If you want to build something new, you have to destroy something old first."

- Varg Vikernes.

5. "Jazz, isn’t that just a series of mistakes disguised as musical composition?"

- David St. Hubbins.

6. "We’ve all got out self-destructive bad habits, the trick is to find four or five you personally like the best and just do those all the time."

- David Lee Roth.

7. "I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour, but heaven knows I'm miserable now."

- Morrissey.

8. "That's the beautiful thing about innocence; even monsters have a pocketful of childhood memories with which to seek comfort with."

- Dave Matthes.

9. "You can take and nail two sticks together like they've never been nailed together before and some fool will buy it."

- George Carlin.

10. "We need a little more anti-authority and a little less blind obedience."

- Nicole Pierman.

Inspirational Quotes On Rock

The Hard Rock Cafe is a great example of a rock-specific venue that has promoted the best bands ever

These inspirational quotes on rock and all its nuances will give a musician insight to why rock rocks!

11. "Give the People what they want - and they'll get what they deserve."

- The Kinks.

12. "If Music is a Place – then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple."

- Vera Nazarian.

13. "And a rock feels no pain; And an island never cries."

- Paul Simon.

14. "Don’t be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams."

- Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

15. "If you want to release your aggression, get up and dance. That's what rock and roll is all about."

- Chuck Berry.

16. "Rock 'n' roll is a thing of infinite possibilities. Two guitars, bass, drums, and keyboards."

- Warren Zanes.

Epic Rock Quotes To Get You Pumped Up

Epic ideas and inspirational quotes for the rocker in you to get grooving.

17. "Think back 5 years ago. Think of where you’re at today. Think ahead 5 years and what you want to accomplish. Be Unstoppable."

- Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

18. "Music is just a younger game. You have to go on tour and live in a van where you don't wash... If you're over 30 and you're trying to still be in a rock band, you're just pathetic."

- John Lee.

19. "If you don't know the blues, there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music."

- Keith Richards.

20. "Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it."

- Elvis Presley.

21. "The old-timers schooled me good. They brainwashed me to respect music, whether we were playing rockabilly or blues or rock and roll."

- Dr. John.

22. "If you truly dig what you are doing, if you lay it out that way, nobody can not respond. That's what rock and roll is; it's relentless."

- Cass Elliot.

23. "To me, stepping over the line, taking a chance and succeeding is the ultimate freedom, be it in rock and roll or when executing a really challenging routine."

- Wendy O. Williams.

24. "The first step to achieving your goal is to take a moment to respect your goal. Know what it means to you to achieve it."

- Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

25. "I wanted to make the greatest rock record that I'd ever heard, and I wanted it to sound enormous and I wanted it to grab you by your throat and insist that you take that ride, insist that you pay attention, not to just the music, but just to life, to feeling alive, to being alive."

- Bruce Springsteen.

26. "Be the person that when your feet touch the floor in the morning the devil says, 'Oh no, they’re up.'"

- Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

27. "Rock and roll is the hamburger that ate the world. Electric rock music creeps, like chemical seasoning, into everything."

- Peter York

Inspirational Quotes On Life

The kind of inspirational quote that rock on, every day.

28. "Rock stars are hard to define – but you know one when you see one. They need to be musicians, naturally, and they need to be well known."

- Micheal Hann.

29. "We're here to re-dedicate you to The Power, The Passion, The Mystery, and The Ministry of Rock and Roll."

- Bruce Springsteen.

30. "Rock and roll is a nuclear blast of reality in a mundane world where no-one is allowed to be magnificent."

- Kim Fowley.

31. "Rock and roll is mother's little helper on the housewife radio, plays across film sound-tracks and sells packaged goods."

- Peter York.

32. "The great thing about rock-n-roll is you realize the top of the mountain is big enough for more than one band."

- Paul Stanley.

33. "Rock & Roll is like a painting. Can great paintings still be done? It depends on who holds the brush."

- Patti Smith.

34. "Rock and roll doesn't necessarily mean a band. It doesn't mean a singer, and it doesn't mean a lyric, really. It's that question of trying to be immortal."

- Malcolm McLaren.

35. "Rock 'n' Roll might not solve your problems, but it does let you dance all over them."

- Pete Townshend.

36. "I think risk-taking is a great adventure. And life should be full of adventures."

- Herbie Hancock.

37. "I believe love is the most powerful energy we have in this life. Everything is about love."

- Juanes.

Inspirational Quotes For Family Members Who Love Rock

Find everyday sayings for every man in these rock quotes.

38. "You've got to have a good spirit on the inside. That's what's really going to make you look like you're ready to rock the world."

- Alicia Keys.

39. "Music is my way out. I keep things locked up and never say anything."

- Florence Welch.

40. "I also believe personally you let the music tell you what to do."

- Jack White.

41. "We never go backward. That's the plight of the human species, but also our privilege."

- Pharrell Williams.

42. "Maybe it's not too late, to learn how to love and forget how to hate."

- Ozzy Osbourne.

43. "Everyone's got a reason to live baby."

- 'KISS'.

44. "Everybody's got a dream and hunger inside."

- 'KISS'.

45. "It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not."

- Bon Jovi, 'Livin' On A Prayer'.

46. "I get up and nothing gets me down."

- Van Halen.

47. "Every rose has its thorn, just like every night has its dawn."

- 'Poison'.

More Inspirational Rock Quotes

A crowd is often inspired whilst enjoying a rock concert.

Quotes and famous sayings for every musician that needs some inspiration to get started in the world of rock.

48. "Long you live and high you'll fly, and smiles you'll give, tears you'll cry and all you touch and all you see is your life will ever be."

- Pink Floyd.

49. "Someday you too will know my pain and smile its black tooth grin."

- Megadeth, 'Sweating Bullets'.

50. "Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding is all you see."

- The Beatles, 'Strawberry Fields Forever'.

51. "Baby even the losers get lucky sometimes."

- Tom Petty, 'Even The Losers'.

52. "It's better to burn out than to fade away."

- Neil Young, 'My My, Hey Hey'.

53. "Show a little faith there's magic in the night."

- Bruce Springsteen, 'Thunder Road'

54. "Shine on you crazy diamond."

- Pink Floyd, 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond'.

55. "All successes begin with self-discipline. It starts with you."

- Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

56. "Wake up determined. Go to bed satisfied."

- Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

57. "No one else could have become the star Elvis was. Ain't nobody like Elvis. Never was."

- Johnny Cash.

58. "One of the most beneficial things I've learned is how to keep my mouth shut."

- Eric Clapton.

Metaphor Quotes About Rocks

As well as in the world of rock and roll, inspirational quotes can also be found by looking at physical rocks.

59. "Stand up like a mountain; have faith like a rock; love like an avalanche."

- Bob Goff.

60. "We have forgotten what rocks and plants still know - we have forgotten how to be - to be still - to be ourselves - to be where life is here and now."

- Eckhart Tolle.

61. "In matters of principle, stand like a rock."

- Thomas Jefferson.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for the best rock quotes, then why not take a look at these [Mother Nature quotes] or funny music quotes too?


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