The Best Ozzy Osbourne quotes

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What could possibly compel a successful, hardworking entrepreneur to abandon everything they’ve built and pursue a life of rock stardom? For Ozzy Osbourne, the answer was simple: he couldn’t help it. From his early days in Birmingham, England, Osbourne had always been drawn to the spotlight. And despite incredible odds and countless obstacles, he finally achieved worldwide fame as the lead singer of Black Sabbath. This is his best quotes.

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About Ozzy Osbourne

birth of the author

3 December 1948

occupation of the author

Singer, Songwriter, Reality Television Personality

genre of the author

Heavy Metal

date of the author

Years Active:

institution of the author

Epic, Cbs, Jet

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Associated Acts:
Black Sabbath, Post Malone

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Black illusion is all I ever see. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

I don’t think we [Black Sabbath] ever got a good review for anything we did. Which is why I never bother with reviews. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

On Friday the thirteenth of February 1970, Black Sabbath went on sale. I felt like I’d just been born. But the critics f**king hated it. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

No record mogul had created Black Sabbath, so no record mogul could tell Black Sabbath what to do. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

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We’d recorded Black Sabbath in one day. Sabotage took about four thousand years. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne


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I’m not one of these guys to do my solo stuff one night and Black Sabbath the next. I can’t do that, you know. It’s too much to handle. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

In the early days, you would get skinheads, the Eagles and Black Sabbath playing the same show. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

I don’t remember where we first played โ€˜Black Sabbath’, but I can sure as hell remember the audience’s reaction: all the girls ran out of the venue, screaming. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

It was always fun in the early days of Black Sabbath, when I stayed away from heavy drugs. Then someone gave me cocaine and I went, ‘Hallelujah!’ I thought I’d found the meaning of life! โ€” Ozzy Osbourne


What is this? It’s music to get a brain seizure by. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

Pink Floyd was music for rich college kids, and we were the exact f**king opposite of that. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

Rock music is not meant to be perfect. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

As far as we were concerned, we were just a blues band that had decided to write some scary music. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

It was such an amazing time for music in the Sixties. When popular music hit me, it was like magic was in the air. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

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The music business is like any other business, y’know? When sales are going well, everything’s hunkyโ€“f**kingโ€“dory. But the second something goes wrong, it’s all blood and lawโ€“suits. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

Freddie is great. At a time when everybody around was doing God knows what, Queen was making music. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

L.a.’s not a good place to grow old. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne


It was one of the greatest experiences I have ever had in my life to meet Paul McCartney. It was phenomenal. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

I’m hoping to do a Broadway musical on the life of Rasputin. He’s someone I can definitely identify with. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

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I’ve been a practicing alcoholic and drug addict for most of my life. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

I suppose there’s a lot of people that’ve got a better life than me. But I don’t know, I feel very fortunate and very blessed. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

I think that anyone who eats meat should visit a slaughterhouse at least once in their life, just to see what goes on. It’s a bloody, filthy, putrid f**king business. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

Mick Jagger, the greatest of all front men I’ve ever met in my life. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

Drugs and alcohol were ruling my life. I made a lot of bad decisions while I was drinking alcohol. The first thing I stopped was cigarettes and tobacco. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

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They teach you how to handle life in England, but they don’t teach you a thing about death. There’s no book telling you what to do when your mum or dad dies. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

God is within you. God is a nice feeling. He’s the flowers and smells and the nice things in life. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

Most guys my age are boring human beings. They sit in bars, get drunk, and then go home to tell their kids the way to rule their lives, while they’re absolutely stewed out of their brains. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

Every shopaholic needs an accomplice. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne


I always thought that whatever I had was temporary. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

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When I heard the Beatles, I thought thats it. That’s what I want to be. I want to be a Beatle. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

I didn’t think anything we did was spectacular. I remember we thought, ‘Let’s just write some scary music.’ โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

At 18, if someone had said to me, ‘I think you should go to rehab and get cleaned up,’ I would have thought, ‘You’re fucking mad. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

Evil thoughts and evil doing, cold, alone, you hang in ruins. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

It had a huge impact on me, โ€˜Smells Like Teen Spirit’โ€“and I was very proud when I found out that Kurt Cobain was a fan of mine. I thought he was awesome. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

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I never thought I could write anything or do a show sober, ever. But I did the Black Sabbath shows sober, and it was so much better fun for me, and everybody. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

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I just suddenly thought, people really get off on being scared. They pay money to see green foam come out of people’s mouths. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

Being in Birmingham, I thought I was going to be a gangster or a bagโ€“runner or a thief. I heard music and I was determined to get out of there. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

Im not dying, i am recovering, its just taking a little bit longer than everyone thought it would. Im bored stiff of being stuck on a fโ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“g bed all day. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

Out of everything I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most! โ€” Ozzy Osbourne


Love and peace to everyone. May your God go with you. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

Maybe it’s not too late to learn how to love and forget how to hate. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

I love you all; I love you more than life itself, but you’re all fucking mad. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

I didn’t have a clue what love was about until I met Sharon. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I’m on stage they’re not privileged to see me. It’s a privilege for me to see them. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

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When you’re in love, it’s not just about the messing around in the sack, it’s about how empty you feel when they’re gone. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

Five kids in one lifetime ain’t badโ€“and I love them all so much. They’re the best things that ever happened to me, no question about it. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

Take my hand and we’ll go riding through the sunshine from above. We’ll find happiness together in the summer skies of love. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

The Beatles. I didn’t like the ๏ฌrst couple of songs, but when I heard ‘She Loves You’, it was like something went off in my head. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

In 1964 something totally unexpected happened. I got a job I enjoyed. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

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Y’know, swearing is just part of who we areโ€“we’re forever effing and blinding. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

If you don’t know what sex is before you’re 21 you’re going to have a problem and should go to your psychiatrist. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

Sex isn’t the priority anymore, now I’m 65. But it still goes on. I want it and she doesn’t, same as ever. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne


The way I was boozing was a kind of suicide. It was only gonna be a matter of time. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

With time, people forget to say, ‘Darling I love you.’ just that word. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

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I’ve been in rehabs with hardcore heroin addicts who say, ‘I’ve kicked the heroin, but I can’t let go of the tobacco.’ I haven’t smoked a cigarette in a long time. I like being clean now. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

Ten thousand million nightmares, temptation by the score, I used to get so high, and still I wanted more. You think my time is wasted in search of who I am, I tried so hard to kill the boy inside the man. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

I think MTV should consider using subtitles. Half the time, even I can’t understand what the fu*k I’m talking about. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

I knew it was time to get off of reality TV when someone asked me if I sang as well as acted. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

Black Sabbath wasn’t like the Bon Jovis of the time. We were just a bunch of guys that were against the grain of society. And we sung about things that people thought back then. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

Taking five or ten or fifteen years to make an album, like Guns N’ Roses did, is just f**king ridiculous, end of story. By that time, your career’s died, been resurrected, and then died again. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

Just another lonely broken hero picking up the pieces of my mind. Running out of faith and hope and reason, I’m running out of time. โ€” Ozzy Osbourne

OZZY OSBOURNE Quotes Take Away

The takeaway from all of this is that if you want to achieve something great, you have to be relentless in your pursuit and never give up. Ozzy Osbourne is a perfect example of this โ€“ he has faced countless obstacles throughout his life and career, but heโ€™s never let them stop him. And if someone as determined as Ozzy can make it big, then so can you. We hope these quotes have inspired you to keep fighting for your dreams and never give up on yourself.

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