"When I'm writing, I'm constantly thinking about myself, because it's the only experience I have to draw on. And I don't see an exact reflection of myself in every face in the audience, but I know that my songs have validity to them, and that's why the fans are there."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Chester Bennington on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Chester Bennington on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Chester Bennington on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Chester Bennington on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Chester Bennington on Mark Twain
"It's not cool to be an alcoholic."
"It's cool to be a part of recovery. This is just who I am, this is what I write about, what I do, and most of my work has been a reflection of what I've been going through in one way or another."