Metal Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old metal quotes, metal sayings, and metal proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Heavy Metal is the most conservative of all loud music. Let's face it, not even a gym teacher could get as many people to dress alike.     

Jello Biafra

Metal is more popular than it ever has been, every expression of it.     

Mike Scheidt

Metal is the feeling of being an outsider, but still being part of something huge.     

Brian Posehn

Heavy metal is a universal energy it's the sound of a volcano. It's rock, it's earth shattering. Somewhere in our primal being we understand.     

Billy Corgan

Base metals can be transmuted into gold by stars, and by intelligent beings who understand the processes that power stars, but by nothing else in the universe.     

David Deutsch

Metal isn't necessarily aggressive. There's metal that's contemplative, there's metal that's sad, and there's metal that's exuberant. No genre is limited in what it can express.     

John Darnielle

Metallica is a very complicated, fragile thing. On the outside, it's all metal, but on the inside it's very delicate.     

Kirk Hammett

That's what metal means to me, feeling that feeling when you hear something that totally turns you on.     

Chris Reifert

Metal never goes away. It drifts in and out, but the true fans are always there for it.     

Eddie Trunk

Metal has its own code of cool, but it's not really trying to be cool. And that was very refreshing to me, that metal is very much about expressing something that seems awesome to you even if, at the time, much of the world was going to mock and reject it.     

John Darnielle

Pop music, disco music, and heavy metal music is about shutting out the tensions of life, putting it away.     

Peter Tork

Death metal uses a lot of white face paint and black hair dye to make its point. I quite enjoy this genre for its intensity, extremism and underlying irony: You have to be alive to play it and listen to it.     

Henry Rollins

If precious metals had been abundant, they would not have been precious.     

Henry Hazlitt