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    It's absurd for anybody to look around and hear the acts and artists who cite us as an inspiration, and then tell me that we're not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: fame  artist  absurd 
     
    You can't enter the Olympics unless you do your routine to get in shape for it. The idea of going out on stage on a tour without having prepped for it would be suicide, literally.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: suicide  ideas 
     
    To go from being an unpopular, chubby little kid who was chasing girls and couldn't seem to catch them, to being chased after and making sure I ran slow enough that I did get caught, it was 180 degree turn. It was being given the keys to the candy store.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: key  girls  kids 
     
    America is a business. If you can't afford to do something, no matter how much bellyaching everybody does I'm so sorry, if you can't afford it, you shouldn't do it.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: america  business  sorry 
     
    I was a chubby boy. My pants used to wear out in the middle, and it was because my legs used to rub together. I wasn't obese, just chunky.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: boys 
     
    You're at your best when you don't know what you're doing.
    — Paul Stanley
    Doing my art came out of something very solitary and something that I had no intention of showing anybody, and yet once people saw pieces in my house, it became really clear that there was a great demand for my art.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: people 
     
    I think KISS has always been about celebrating self-empowerment. Celebrating the idea that anything is possible with determination and hard work.
    — Paul Stanley
    The premise of Kiss has always been to not live within the confinements and boundaries other people set for themselves. We set our own limitations, and those are no limitations.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: people  live  kiss 
     
    I had heard some women make comments about my chest, so why not show it off? Nobody wants to see a fat guy in tights. That wouldn't be fair to the fans.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: women 
     
    The fact that you can't base a coffeehouse on any other rock band is the other rock bands' problem, not mine.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: problem  facts 
     
    When you're in a position to have gotten so much, the gift at this point is giving back.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: giving  gift 
     
    If I had my way, I'd always be onstage. But I won't always be able to be onstage.
    — Paul Stanley
    I'm damn successful but I got here by not taking crap. I still don't take crap, so if anybody needs a champion, let it be me.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: successful 
     
    The best part of waking up, is Folgers in your cup!
    — Paul Stanley
    Some People Like a House with A Fire Place, Others want a House they can set on Fire!
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: people  fire 
     
    There are no fans more rabid or devoted than KISS fans. KISS fans are what all other fans are measured against. That's how it came to be known as the KISS Army.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: kiss 
     
    I know life sometimes can get tough! And I know life sometimes can be a drag! But people, we have been given a gift, We have been given a road, And that road's name is... Rock and Roll!
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: people  gift 
     
    The financial reward is great and I love the life I have, but all money makes possible is for you to stop worrying about money. Then you have freedom to live your life.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: freedom  live  money  financial 
     
    There's a difference between standing up and telling people what you're planning to do and standing up and going and accomplishing something.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: people 
     
    Don't kid yourself; the guy who's onstage in ripped-up jeans is wearing as much a costume as I am.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: kids 
     
    When you start fooling around with drugs, you're hurting your creativity, you're hurting your health. Drugs are death, in one form or another. If they don't kill you, they kill your soul. And if your soul's dead, you've got nothing to offer, anyway.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: death  health  soul  drugs  creativity 
     
    The great thing about rock-n-roll is you realize the top of the mountain is big enough for more than one band.
    — Paul Stanley
    We're the McDonalds of rock. Were always there to satisfy, and a billion served.
    — Paul Stanley
    Whenever anybody comes to me with a way that I can give something back, it would be ungrateful at this point in my life to not say yes.
    — Paul Stanley
    In terms of merchandise, you can't force anyone to buy something.
    — Paul Stanley
    We are still not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame but there are 3,000 Kiss products, a Kiss musical toothbrush, everything from Kiss caskets to Kiss condoms. There are no Radiohead condoms.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: fame  kiss 
     
    If we're lucky we realize that life is really about family - your children, your family and your friends. Without that, the rest is hollow.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: children  friends  child 
     
    The whole idea of rock and roll lifestyle is a cartoon. It's a caricature. And at times, it's made up of people emulating others; a few who actually live that lifestyle and many who claim to live that lifestyle.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: time  people  live  lifestyle  ideas 
     
    Anybody with money can put on a KISS show, but they can't be KISS.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: kiss  money 
     
    If I write for myself, I write a song and I bring in the musicians that are best suited to play it. There's a freedom there.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: freedom  song  write 
     
    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is marketing. You've got a bunch of faceless people in a back room who trademark a name that sounds very official. Well, if you had thought of it first, you would have been the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
    — Paul Stanley
    The things we sing about are timeless. Political affairs and social situations come and go. But if you're singing about empowerment and not playing by the rules, you can sing about them until you can't sing anymore.
    — Paul Stanley
    Core strengthening is key to everything. It's not just about the way I look, but about stabilizing my body so I can perform better on stage.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: key  body 
     
    I started working out, doing a formal workout right around 1980. That's when I really decided I needed to get in shape and it may have been because you just start to see a decrease - a change in your body.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: body  right 
     
    I've seen myself do stuff on stage that was pretty amazing. I think that would be true for any athlete. Any top athlete will see something that they are very proud of. All my injuries will attest to the fact that besides being a musician, it comes down to being an athlete.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: true  facts 
     
    I live in the house bad reviews built.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: live  bad 
     
    Nothing could ever stop Kiss. I've seen the band in down times where critics were like vultures circling overhead saying things like, 'Well, you know it's the end of your career.'
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: time  career  saying  kiss 
     
    Youth is incredible because you really do feel invincible.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: youth 
     
    When rock roll is done with that fervor, it's close to gospel.
    — Paul Stanley
    tags: gospel 
     
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