"I think people that have fear that, 'Oh if I have a kid I won't be able to do this and I won't be able to do that.' It's kind of the opposite. It really gives you energy. It makes people better."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Anthony Kiedis on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Anthony Kiedis on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Anthony Kiedis on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Anthony Kiedis on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Anthony Kiedis on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"I think art is inherently nonviolent and it actually occupies your mind with creation rather than destruction."
"It seems like the chaos of this world is accelerating, but so is the beauty in the consciousness of more and more people."
"I don't even know what words to use to talk about the music industry anymore. But the business has changed a lot - the methods of releasing music."
"I would have to say the person with whom I am most in love is definitely my son, Everly Bear. Although I'm his dad, I'm also his friend."
"As a father now, I wouldn't do what my dad did, because it left me feeling emotionally unstable as a kid. But he didn't do the things he did out of selfishness or malice."