Quotes by: Patrick Stump

Patrick Stump
Stump performing with Fall Out Boy in 2014.
Background information
Birth name Patrick Martin Stumph
Born (1984-04-27) April 27, 1984 (age 32)
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Pop punk alternative rock soul R&B pop rock[1] pop[2][3] punk rock[4][5][6]
Singer songwriter musician multi-instrumentalist record producer actor
Vocals guitar piano keyboards drums
Years active 2000–present
Labels Island, Nervous Breakdance Media
Associated acts
Fall Out Boy Cobra Starship Gym Class Heroes The Cab Panic! at the Disco Arma Angelus All Time Low
Website patrickstump.com
Notable instruments
Gibson SG Special Gretsch Electromatic Stump-O-Matic Corvette

Why do we make records? Because we want to say something. Why are you in art? Because you want to say something. The second you don't have anything to say, you stop making art - you might start making product. And I'm interested in being an artist.
Patrick Stump
Gym Class is a band I am more directly involved with than any other band except for Fall Out Boy.
Patrick Stump
I was going to record a solo album when I was 15 on a four-track. I started working on it, but then Fall Out Boy happened. The band was awesome and took me in a totally different direction. I don't regret it at all, but the band delayed the record I had been planning.
Patrick Stump
For some people, home is family and their mom's house or their girl or whatever, and I have those experiences as well, but the biggest thing for me is Chicago.
Patrick Stump
I wasn't necessarily frustrated in Fall Out Boy, but there were things that didn't get satisfied, desires left wanting. We didn't all meet on the same kind of music. When bands break up, there are all these buzz words that get tossed around to maintain a front for the audience, but in this case there literally were creative differences.
Patrick Stump
When you're No. 1 or No. 300, you still get to play and write the songs.
Patrick Stump
When I eat something like vegetable bibimbap, I get that warm and fuzzy feeling of eating stuff that I grew up with.
Patrick Stump
'Punk' doesn't mean Mohawks and safety pins. It's about not conforming.
Patrick Stump
The music business is one of a few places where everything you've heard about it seems entirely cliche, but it's true.
Patrick Stump
I didn't want to give up my Illinois driver's license and was unaware that was a crime. It is, by the way, in the state of California. Lesson learned. I technically broke a law, so technically I deserve whatever I get.
Patrick Stump
We're so busy broadcasting our latest cultural disdain that we scantly notice anything we enjoy. 'Oh man, this Rebecca Black kid is terrible! Let's laugh at her!' has become more culturally relevant than, 'I really love this new Bilal record.'
Patrick Stump
I never really ate that bad, I just ate too much. It wasn't like I had to switch to whole wheat bread or something like that. I really just had to eat less of what I was eating, and I had to exercise more.
Patrick Stump
Everyone wants to pretend like they sprang out of the ground with an Animal Collective record in their hands and a David Bowie haircut, and that's just not the case. You discover these things gradually.
Patrick Stump
Touring on 'Folie' was like being the last act at the vaudeville show: We were rotten vegetable targets in clandestine hoods.
Patrick Stump
'As Long As I Know I'm Getting Paid' is a satire. Lyrically, I want to be direct. With my history in Fall Out Boy, there's some expectation that I'm going to be lyrically obtuse. But that song is a straight-faced satire of consumerism.
Patrick Stump
There's no first impressions anymore. You go to a job interview, and they'll probably Google you. It's a shame - people should play it a little closer to the chest as far as what information they release to the world. If I'm angry about something, I'm not going to take to my Twitter.
Patrick Stump
In Fall Out Boy, I noticed that I wasn't putting all that much soul into it. It was just kind of screaming, I guess. I was just dying to get out of there!
Patrick Stump
I think when you're 17 and you're angry, you're angry about very short-term things. And there's nothing wrong about writing that record. It's a very real record to write; it's the realest record I could write when I was 17. The problem is, when you're 28, it's not the same thing; it can be a put-on.
Patrick Stump
I am genuinely into soul, R&B and hip hop - all these genres that get slapped under the 'soul' genre. That spoke to me more than it did to my punk-rock friends. And punk spoke more to me than it did to my soul friends. I basically didn't fit comfortably in either world.
Patrick Stump
As far as criticism, I don't mind critics. I mean, I wrote for 'Rolling Stone' for a hot minute. I like criticism. I enjoy criticism. The thing I don't like is cruelty for cruelty's sake. You don't have to be a jerk to say something negative. You can say something in the negative sense and have class.
Patrick Stump
I definitely love kimchi. The biggest influence that eating so much Korean food growing up had on me was that I have no limit for spiciness. The hotter the better.
Patrick Stump
I think you can totally be a totally normal kid from the suburbs of Chicago and go off and play shows. It's one of those things that when you go home, you're still the nerd you were when you left, and your parents still get to yell at you about cleaning up your room, and your girlfriend still drags you to the pet store.
Patrick Stump
There's no amount of money that makes you feel better when people think of you as a joke or a hack or a failure or ugly or stupid or morally empty.
Patrick Stump

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