"Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing, photography, and writing."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Layne Staley on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Layne Staley on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Layne Staley on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Layne Staley on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Layne Staley on Ray Charles
"Kurt and I weren't the closest of friends, but I knew him well enough to be devastated by his death. For such a quiet person, he was so excited about having a child."
"Andrew Wood's death changed things for a few weeks. I probably got even heavier into drugs after that."
"When everyone goes home, you're stuck with yourself."
"I've always looked for the perfect life to step into. I've taken all the paths to get where I wanted.But no matter where I go, I still come home me."
"At home I'm just a guy who has interests that extend far beyond music."