"You know, in my music career there was a moment where the irony was just so heavy. There were people in my audience that were the reason I developed neuroses. These people that tortured my life were using my art, my poetry, as fuel for them, to torture other people."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Fred Durst on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Fred Durst on Oscar Wilde
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."Fred Durst on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Fred Durst on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Fred Durst on Robert Frost
"It's amazing how, over time, a person's perspective can be altered."
"That's your best friend and your worst enemy - your own brain."
"When life was worrying about a car payment or a rent payment and a bill, you're so consumed with that, you really don't have time to know yourself. That's surviving and getting by."
"When you're a kid, you see your parents reading the newspaper and you're like, 'God, why are they reading the newspaper?' When you're young, you're not reading the newspaper. But there comes a time in your life when the newspaper's cool."
"I stopped predicting the future a long time ago."