Whether it’s with their lyrics or how they live their lives — often not caring what others think — rock stars and pop stars frequently inspire their fans to live better lives. They even inspire people who don’t listen to their music — that’s how much of an effect their lives and music can have on the world.
Below are some inspirational quotes from a few of the greatest rock and pop stars of all time. The following quotes can inspire you to live without fear, to embrace your differences, and to always follow your dreams.
“We believed that anything that was worth doing was worth overdoing.” – Steven Tyler
The iconic frontman for Aerosmith lives his life to the fullest. There are plenty of news reports backing this up, and he throws himself into everything he does. Even though Steven Tyler may have overdone a few things that he doesn’t recommend, he also has no apologies or regrets. If he hadn’t believed in overdoing things, we might not have some of the world’s greatest rock songs. So if it’s worth doing, overdo it. Don’t stop.
“Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.” – Cher
There is no denying that Cher is one of the greatest pop stars of all time. Regarding this quote, there were times when she felt foolish in the costumes for the Sonny and Cher show.
However, she was never afraid to try something new even if there was a chance that she would be laughed at and ridiculed in the press. Cher has lived her life this way for over fifty years. She is a living reminder that sometimes you have to take risks to achieve greatness and be happy.
“People don’t run out of dreams — people just run out of time.” – Glenn Frey
Glenn Frey, the founding member and frontman of the Eagles, lived his life in the fast lane: He partied like a rock ‘n roll star, churned out numerous hits, toured all over the world, and indulged in high-stakes poker in his free time. And like his lifestyle, he was also a big dreamer.
He believed that, as long as we are alive, we dream. Considering his action-packed lifestyle, he had little time for those who thought of daydreaming as time wasted. So keep dreaming and don’t forget to follow them.
“If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.” – Beyoncé
The former member of Destiny’s Child and mega-successful solo artist is continuing to learn and grow — There’s no doubt about that. She might be the “Queen B” to her fans, but everything is not always perfect for Beyoncé.
Instead of letting it siderail her from achieving her goals, she uses her mistakes as a learning experience. Learning from your mistakes and accepting that life is messy and not perfect will help you to grow into a stronger person that’s ready to take on anything that comes your way.
“No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.” – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is a hugely successful solo artist that has learned to shake off negativity and haters. Even global fame has not changed the type of person she is. She is just as dedicated to her fans as they are to her, and has been since day one.
It is not uncommon for Taylor Swift to contact fans personally even. She has also donated her time and money to projects close to her heart. She is a reminder that the most important thing in life is to “be kind,” and we could all use a little more kindness. It is something that everyone can do, too.
Rock legends and pop stars have been inspiring people for centuries. At one time, Beethoven was considered a rock star among his peers. Music has always had the power to move people, and musicians have long has the ability to influence them. Their words can inspire others to greatness or just show people how to enjoy life.