I Am Ozzy: Soon-To-Be Classic Quotes from Ozzy Osbourne:
I can honestly say, all the bad things that ever happened to me were directly, directly attributed to drugs and alcohol. I mean, I would never piss on a piece of stone at the fucking Alamo at nine o’clock in the morning dressed in a woman’s evening dress sober. I mean I know I’m a fucking crazy-ass but still.
- MTV News Online, 1992
I have no regrets except that I wasn’t up to keep Randy (Rhoads) from getting on that plane.
- Guitar World Issue 37, 2000
I’ve had every known chemical–cocaine, booze–and tobacco is the hardest one in the world for me to quit. You watch old flicks? It’s suggestion by looking at something: You see a cigarette, and it makes you want to smoke!
The biggest thing has been realizing how much people really do love the early Sabbath music. People have said it in the past but I’ve never really believed them before. I remember years ago when Metallica opened up for me, I went backstage and they were playing old Black Sabbath albums and I thought they were taking the piss! They said, ‘No, we really love Sabbath.’ I couldn’t see that at the time–because towards the end of my time with Sabbath 20 years ago I thought what we were doing was boring and stupid, because we were boring and stupid, totally sick of what we were doing and totally out of our brains with drink or drugs when we were playing it.
I’m about caring, I’m about people, and I’m about entertaining people. I’m a family man. A husband. A father. I’ve been a lot of other things over the years, which we don’t really want to talk about. I’m always working on trying to better myself, you know? I think that that is an ongoing thing with me. I think I’ll do that for the rest of my life. I’m always thinking of what I can do today to better my life.
- Launch.com October 30, 1998
I kept hearing that metal is dead and Ozzy’s dead and people that like Ozzy are dead. I have never had an empty seat. I’ve always sold out, so who’s saying it’s all over?
[hugging Sharon]Merry xmas….now fuck off.
- The Osbournes television show