Quotes by: Flea

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When I'm at home, I just run all the time, you know; I get up, and I go pretty much four days a week outdoors. I go in the canyons around L.A., Malibu - just around L.A. there's a lot of different spots.
Flea
Just so people know, the Silverlake Conservatory of Music is not at all about celebrity or fame or being a star. It's an academic music school.
Flea
When Hillel died, it was during one of the happiest times of my life. I was married and completely in love and had a baby on the way.
Flea
Kids deserve arts, and it's just as important as science, math, history, English or athletics.
Flea
I love entertaining people, I love playing music, and I love rocking like an animal. But at a certain point, you're playing gig after gig after gig, in town after town after town, and you're lying down, staring at another hotel-room ceiling, and it's like, 'I want to be home. I'm a dad. I've got kids.'
Flea
Water is my main state. If I time before I run - like, to digest, like, a good hour and a half or so to digest, I'll eat oatmeal. but I'm a vegetarian for the most part, so in general, I just eat grains and vegetables and fruit.
Flea
I studied music at the most remedial level when I was a kid, through the Los Angeles public schools, with a little private instruction.
Flea
My father was out of my life when I was pretty young - when I was 7 years old, he was gone. I didn't see him for the rest of my childhood.
Flea
Music is made up out of these building blocks. Studying how these blocks go together and what they consist of and the math of how it works - it's all the same stuff; it's just different aesthetics that we're talking about.
Flea
We were at the dark end of the L.A. punk scene, and that scene was full-on and violent and aggressive and wild and intense.
Flea
For me, music was the only reason I went to school. I was kind of a street kid, in a lot of trouble committing crimes and stuff. Music gave me something to focus on.
Flea
The apparatus has to serve our improbability and improvisation. Being good and playing the songs is not enough.
Flea
When I was in school, you could pick any instrument you want, and they'd teach you how to play it. That changed my life. I loved playing music in school, and it sent me on my path as a musician.
Flea
I was on a path that could've really led to disaster, and the one thing for me that really kept me focused and gave me something to believe in and a sense of self-worth and a discipline was music.
Flea
Before every show, we get into a circle, hold hands, and someone makes a speech. Most bands are too cool for that.
Flea
I feel like if we're not running, we're basically disrespecting our bodies. When you're running, you're really using your body for what it's meant to do.
Flea
I'm a performer and have managed to get my performing into the mainstream consciousness of the world, I guess.
Flea
We must improvise, and we must experiment, and we must do things that might go wrong, and everything we bring - the people and the equipment - must serve us in that goal.
Flea
All I knew about Ethiopia was from a few records that I like, as well as what I read about the famine. But you get there and it's another world. It's filled with art and music and poetry and intellectuals and writers - all kinds of people.
Flea
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