Tom Araya Quotes

24 Tom Araya quotes:

"I have a bunch of stuff written that we haven't used, but I haven't sat down and really focused on what to put toward the album."
"I went to school for about 2 years on a technical course, and I learned a lot. I learned about air mixture ratios and all the stuff; I learned how to draw blood."
"Because of time, we've learned that there are some things that you really have to maintain, like a normal home life; and that's a plus."
"I just don't write musically, but lyrically, yeah I write."
"That was the reasoning behind learning to play bass, and then after that it was more like it was neat to play songs together - for me to play bass and for him to play guitar."
"Venom was a band that strongly influenced the image and the idea behind Slayer."
"After that I didn't listen to music as much because '70s music just wasn't... I remember all the songs, but it wasn't because I was into them, you know what I mean?"
"I write, I write, I always write."
"If it were bad songs, yeah, I'd speak up, but they're not bad songs."
"As long as it's good music, that's what's important."
"From the heaviest of the heavy to classical to country, that's what I listen to, I listen to a variety and I enjoy good music, good songs."
"I had to be at least 8 or 9; I was listening to everything on the radio. You name it, I heard every song."
"Oh yeah, our first tour in Europe they wouldn't give me the time off from work."
"We did like 12 shows, then we did the entire Ozzfest with the first half completely booked; then we did the second half with a couple days off here and there."
"We just bought a new house, so my wife's been doing all the moving and other stuff, so I would like to go home and just sit and enjoy all that for a couple months before I gotta start playing again."
"Whatever had been on the radio in the '60s; I mean we were always listening to the radio."
"No, I have to really focus, especially when I'm writing because I wanna be good at it."
"Sometimes I'll sing the same verse through the entire song, because the other verses aren't clicking. And when they do come to me, I'm in the middle of that same verse!"
"We would just be learning to play Beatles songs and Rolling Stones songs of that time - of the '60s. That's kinda what inspired me to play."
"Fortune is either with you or it's not."

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