Quotes by: Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons
Simmons in Los Angeles, California, on October 15, 2012
Background information
Birth name Chaim Witz
Also known as The Demon
Dr. Love
God of Thunder
Reginald Van Helsing
Born (1949-08-25) August 25, 1949 (age 67)
Tirat Carmel, Haifa, Israel
Genres Heavy metal, hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, entrepreneur, teacher, reality star, typist and assistant editor
Instruments Vocals, bass guitar
Years active 1963–present
Associated acts Kiss, Wicked Lester, Wendy O. Williams
Website genesimmons.com
Notable instruments
Cort GS-1 Gene Simmons model

I fly economy. I do often fly first class, but I don't travel with a posse, or bodyguard, or an assistant.
Gene Simmons
Never negotiate with kids. They don't have life experience, and they don't have repercussions for bad decisions; they still get fed and housed.
Gene Simmons
My mother had a horrific life. At fourteen, she was in the Nazi concentration camps. Her sense about life now is, every day above ground is a good day.
Gene Simmons
I wanted to be in a band that gave bang for the buck. I wanted to be in the band who didn't look like a bunch of guys who, you know, should be in a library studying for their finals.
Gene Simmons
I crave ideas, and when an idea hits me, it grips me and it tortures me until I master it.
Gene Simmons
Music is feeling. You can try to verbalize it. It really just hits you or it doesn't.
Gene Simmons
Rock is about finding who you are. You don't necessarily have to play your instrument very well at all. You can just barely get by and you can be in a rock band.
Gene Simmons
If you think about it, critics are an unnecessary life-form on the planet Earth, and here's why: because it's a job without credentials. You don't have to go to school.
Gene Simmons
My skin is more beautiful than yours. I would be quite more popular in jail if I so chose.
Gene Simmons
First, when I was 12, I saw a Spanish girl jumping rope. I never saw her face, but it was still the most beautiful sight I'd ever seen.
Gene Simmons
Never underestimate the power of being popular in pop culture. You have to be able to do something. You can have a good seat at the restaurant, but you still have to pay for the meal. Fame is important, but to be rich is more important.
Gene Simmons
If someone likes you, they'll buy what you're selling, whether or not they need it.
Gene Simmons
I was never interested in being a rock star. I always wanted to be Boris Karloff.
Gene Simmons
If you're the greatest, it's okay to say you're the greatest. My suggestion to everybody is to be their own greatest fan. Weaker personas and personalities define that as egotistical or arrogant, but what it means is their self-esteem isn't that strong.
Gene Simmons
In theater, you're playing characters. You believe you're somebody else, and you're acting.
Gene Simmons
When you look at Clark Kent when he's working at the Daily Planet, he's a reporter. He doesn't fly through the air in his glasses and his suit.
Gene Simmons
I voted for President Bush, I voted for President Clinton, and, although I do want my vote back, I voted for President Obama.
Gene Simmons
I'm forbidden fruit. Once you go to certain households, mommy doesn't want you to see that dirty man who sticks his tongue out and spits out blood and all that stuff.
Gene Simmons
Nobody does just one thing. But the real difference between being an entrepreneur and everyone else in the world is the ability to monetize. I am an entrepreneur in the classic mold.
Gene Simmons
England is a profoundly bizarre place that has produced thousands of bands the world has worshipped.
Gene Simmons

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