Top 105 Mic Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Mic Quotes from famous people such as Ted DiBiase Sr., Kandi Burruss, Hillary Scott, Dolph Ziggler, Freya Ridings, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Usually a manager is put with someone who has got good

Usually a manager is put with someone who has got good rings skills, but is not necessarily good on the mic. So I have no idea why they put me with Steve Austin, he didn’t need any help!
Ted DiBiase Sr.
You get a different respect when you can handle things on the behind the scenes end as well as in front of the camera or in front of the mic.
Kandi Burruss
I’ll never forget when we played Shepherd’s Bush in London. We played ‘I Run To You’, and we put the mic out for the last chorus, and you could hear them singing the chorus with the beautiful accent that they have.
Hillary Scott
Even though I only get a few days off, I do not stop, whether it’s getting some stage time at an open mic or flying to L.A. to watch a ton of stand-up shows.
Dolph Ziggler
There was an open mic night when I was about 11 years old and I went and I played the songs that I’d written in my bedroom and it was the first night where I felt like I was myself at school.
Freya Ridings
During my stage shows, I am so energetic. It’s constant! I just don’t stand still. I actually got given a mic stand from my team to say ‘Just calm down. Stand still for at least two songs.’ But now I just pick it up and walk around with it.
Jessie J
Honestly, I never really put the mic down.
Eminem
Live television invites a lot of comic relief, and I’ve definitely had my share. I got tongue-twisted on the word ‘prevalent’ once; had a homeless man accost me during a segment; and got my mic snagged off when a congressional staffer barged into my frame.
Kayla Tausche
We never want to see anyone go in front of the camera or behind the mic without union protection.
Gabrielle Carteris
I’m still the same guy who gets in front of the mic and just sings.
Luis Fonsi
I remember feeling the energy of people. That stuck with me. Understanding that I could stand behind a mic and captivate people. I was always obsessed with that.
Bazzi
When I was, like, 12, I remember grabbing a mic, pretending it was a guitar, and performing in front of my friends. I didn’t know at the time I wanted to be an artist.
J Balvin
I did a tour down South someplace, and it was an all-day festival, and there were about 2,000 people. It was pouring down rain, and I went to grab the mic, and I got electrocuted. I felt the electricity flow through my body.
Charles Bradley
I lived in a pretty big house, and we had a guesthouse, so when I was 14, I built a studio in my bedroom, which was pretty big. It was two rooms connected, so I turned the second into a studio and ran the mic in my closet.
Syd
I am awesome. I’m the most must-see WWE superstar: I’m proven inside the ring and outside the ring. I’m the best on the mic; I get the ratings.
The Miz
My priority doesn’t lie with the whole website and Facebook and such; I’m still walking down the road in a pair of real shoes. You need to just play as much as you can. Get in front of people, as I’ve always said. It doesn’t matter if it’s ten people at an open mic or opening a show for someone. Play all the time.
Steve Forbert
When I performed at ‘Open Mic U.K.’ I had this connection with the audience that I’d never felt before, and I loved it. It was my first big thing, and looking out into the crowd… was just amazing.
Birdy
It’s funny: when the press knows someone’s gonna say something stupid, they’re quick to pass them a mic and put a camera on them, and everybody talk about it.
Damon Dash
On Warped Tour in Boise, Idaho, I broke my tooth on the mic. I took a pretty significant chunk out of my tooth and had to have it sanded down. It wasn’t the most painful injury, but it was the most unexpected one.
Andy Biersack
Obviously, wrestling is a lot of fun, and I love it. But on the mic is where I have the most fun.
Alexa Bliss
Trump crossed the line all the time. Flustered during the debate because he couldn’t out-debate Clinton on policy, he just leaned into the mic and dismissed her entirely: ‘nasty woman.’
Mel Robbins
Technology means the kind of music you can make on your own if you’ve got an imagination is amazing. It’s crazy that I can sit with a Mac and a keyboard and a mic and create a symphony.
Richard Ashcroft
They would go back and listen to my matches, and two days later, I’d be fined. Because no one heard it while it was being played, but they heard it on some mic behind the court. Is that the way it should be? I don’t think so.
John McEnroe
Everyone was wearing jeans, so I started wearing slacks. I’d walk on, and people would laugh before I got to the mic because I looked stupid.
James Acaster
Performing live actually thrills me. Just get me a stage, get me a mic, and I’m going to be happy.
Rita Wilson
I tend to use different microphones, different mic techniques, and different recording mediums – like analogue tape – that evoke multiple eras of recorded music at the same time.
Rostam Batmanglij
Occasionally, especially on video games and with a lot of the fighting stuff, to get what you feel is the proper sound, you have to imitate what you’re doing, and occasionally I’ve gotten carried away and kicked over mic stands or punched things.
Yuri Lowenthal
Before I had a record deal, I was living in New York and playing anywhere I could, from somebody’s house to an open mic to coffeeshops.
Langhorne Slim
Before doing my first open mic, I was sitting in the back watching all these comedians banter back and forth and fire jokes and up each other, and I thought, ‘This is where I wanna be.’
Patton Oswalt
I just started the way most comics start, doing open mic shows around Sacramento and San Francisco, and eventually, I moved to L.A. After about four or five years in L.A., I got the call to join the ‘The Daily Show.’
Hasan Minhaj
When I was in college, I would go out, and I would go to these open mic nights at Stitches and Nick’s Comedy Stop, so I was going to classes during the day, and then at night, I would be signing up on the lists.
Greg Fitzsimmons
Honestly, I'd love to be remembered as one of the best

Honestly, I’d love to be remembered as one of the best to ever pick up a mic, but if I’m doing my part to lessen some racial tension I feel good about what I’m doing.
Eminem
For me, the Mount Rushmore of greats would be Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Hulk Hogan, Bruno Sammartino or Lou Thesz. You can do either one of them in that fourth spot. But I think Ric Flair is the greatest of all time. He’s the greatest I’ve ever seen… on the mic and in the ring.
Darius Rucker
On one level, we’re on Matador, but our amps still might explode on stage, or they’ll be an echo in the mic. It’s like climbing a ladder. I like to climb it really slowly. I could probably get really professional right away, but I like to take baby steps and find my own way.
Kurt Vile
Everybody was always telling me to rap and freestyle. I used to go to the park and spit on the mic. If I go to the park, they always gonna give me the mic.
A Boogie wit da Hoodie
Some nights I’m funny with the between-song commentary, some nights I’m not. I have no control over this. I pace the stage a lot and struggle with the mic stand in a ridiculous way.
David Berman
It’s an enthralling experience to be in front of the mic and record a song.
Aditi Rao Hydari
I approached my career like a rapper. I would go to every open mic, every studio session, bringing my beats. I would almost do exactly what a rapper would do to get on.
Zaytoven
I think, for me, I should have worked harder on my mic skills, and I should have been a lot easier to deal with, and I would have been pushed a lot better.
Sean Waltman
As soon as I touched the mic, I knew that’s what I would do for the rest of my life.
Leslie Jones
I was 18 when I started. I was hanging out with some friends and they asked if I had tried stand-up before. I hadn’t, but I thought: ‘What the hell?’ So I went to an open mic night, and I liked it.
Aziz Ansari
I’m kinda a first take dude. The first time, cut that mic on, and the spirit is there, and what comes on the mic – I mean, even if I’m mumbling, I like to keep a lot of that initial thing that comes out. Cause that’s the spirit.
D’Angelo
When I first started recording music, we would record in the closet with socks on the mic.
Lil Yachty
The song of the blues, the song of the music, was something a lot of people missed out on. They thought they had to swagger a certain way or bark at the mic, and you don’t have to do that.
Taj Mahal
As an entertainer, Justin Timberlake has learned from the past. He can cradle a mic stand like Elvis Presley, move like Michael Jackson, and swoon like Frank Sinatra.
Roger Stone
‘Funny’ is really cool live. You break it down into an acoustic set, and sometimes I’ll do that one unplugged and off the mic, depending on the venue.
Tori Kelly
Back in the day, when the D.J. would be playing a record, I’d be on the mic trying to hype up the crowd. So once Public Enemy became a rap group, I decided that that’s the role that I wanted to take on. I wanted to be the one that was hyping, because I’ve always been good at it. I can hype up any crowd.
Flavor Flav
I started out in 1989 doing open mic nights. The first 10 years, I was literally all about I’m going to be a star. I want leather pants, I want a kangaroo, I want to be on ‘MTV Cribs,’ I want to go to the mall with a pet monkey and I want everyone to go, ‘Wow, that guy’s huge, he’s successful.’
Jim Breuer
I don’t think most guys can handle a mic even close to what I do if I’m honest and I say that with no ego, that’s the honest truth. I know what I do and I’m self aware.
Eli Drake
I’m a huge karaoke fan. Oh my God. I’m one of those girls who don’t give the mic away. It’s a problem. I’m a closeted pop star.
Jenna Dewan
Just give me a mic, and I’ll rock it.
Freddie Gibbs
If it was all about me, I’d do a whole lot of pop records, make a whole lot of money, just rake in the dough. But it’s never been all about me. It’s all about being a voice for the voiceless. People who can’t speak for themselves, who don’t have a mic, don’t have a say.
Ice Cube
The star, the person who’s on the mic, always gets seen.
Skepta
I wanna be able to stand on the stage and hold out the mic and people sing all the lyrics to my song.
Sevyn Streeter
On the microphone, I’m not scared to step up and say, ‘This is my ability, this is how good I am.’ In other areas of life, I’m not so confident; I’m still adjusting to the photo shoots, all that stuff. But behind the mic, I’m fully confident.
Stormzy
My dad got me the same mic I use on everything now – this $200 mic from Guitar Center.
Gnash
We were gradually playing larger venues and in the early days PA systems were kind of non-existent. So to play loud, we had to use louder equipment. The PA systems back then didn’t mic the instruments – only the vocals.
John Entwistle
At the age of 11 I did my first open mic show, and it was one of those lightning-bolt moments where I suddenly found what I wanted to do.
Freya Ridings
I play Rock Band, which is Guitar Hero times ten. You can play with four people, so when you have parties, you have a real band. Nobody ever wants to sing, so I’m always the one throwing down on the mic.
Elizabeth Banks
My first song was ‘So Sick,’ which was my first number one as an artist, and I turned the mic around to the crowd, and they sang the whole song. Every lyric. That was my first experience with the power of music.
Ne-Yo
Enterprising law-enforcement officers with a warrant can flick a distant switch and turn a standard mobile phone into a roving mic or eavesdrop on occupants of cars equipped with travel assistance systems.
Jonathan Zittrain
I’m a news junkie. I generally ad lib it. I find a story I want to key off on, open the mic, drag it in the Dropbox, and they pull it out the next morning.
Neal Boortz
The WWE has the largest amount of eyes on it and is the

The WWE has the largest amount of eyes on it and is the biggest wrestling company in the world. It would be a huge honor for myself to work there, but am I going to be given the same ‘Villain’ mic time?
Marty Scurll
My older sister was into grime, so she got me into it. When I was ten, I begged her to take me to my first house party, where there were decks and a mic. I ended up falling asleep standing up in the corner.
Stormzy
After discovering the Ramones, I discovered really crude ways to multi-track by taking another cassette recorder and plugging that into the eight-track, playing it back, so that as I was recording with the mic in my guitar, I could have another cassette player I had recorded on feeding into the recording.
Lou Barlow
I bought an audio technician mic and Pro Tools SE, the demo version and was recording in the basement.
Cordae
I’m all about showing people what I can really do in country music. Give me a mic and let me perform, and I’ll prove it to you.
Tiffany Darwish
When I worked with Jermaine Dupri for his label, he would have So So Def parties and he’d tell me, ‘Yo, go on get this thing started.’ I had to go get on the mic and get people turnt up. I mean, I don’t want to be that turnt up guy all the time. It’s part of my job so I do what I gotta do.
Lil Jon
Though I’m not a huge fan of The Rock, I admit that I am a fan of the fact that he does his own thing. He gets excited on the mic. He yells. He didn’t listen to what people told him to do, and people responded to that.
Dolph Ziggler
I was born with a mic in my hand.
Michael Sorrentino
While a lot of hip-hop was inspired by jazz or James Brown samples and was made to be played live in the clubs, I made hip-hop that was made for MCs to eat the mic up. It was an aggressive form of hip-hop. It was made just for hip-hop. It’s not made to sing or dance to, though you can if you want.
Rza
I auditioned for Robert Redford once and I was so starstruck I couldn’t even speak. I had a mic wire at a screen test clipped to me and then I got kind of nervous and I paced in a circle and then took a step and tripped and fell on my face. You just have to forgive yourself and keep going on.
Ethan Hawke
I did a sitcom with Desi Arnaz Jr. in a pilot called ‘Whacked Out.’ We were bombing, and Lucille Ball grabbed the mic and started berating the audience.
Dana Carvey
Especially watching him struggle, cause I was with him when he was struggling – changed his name to The Rock, all of a sudden he has the attitude a little bit, he started getting the mic, started cutting promos. His character just developed.
Ken Shamrock
I actually like to sing on ‘Rock Band.’ I prefer to take the mic.
Kaley Cuoco
I’m really articulate when I do my thing – when I speak on the mic, when I do interviews. I’m a colorful personality.
Tito Ortiz
I can always improve in the ring; I can improve on the mic. I can consistently keep improving.
John Morrison
When we first started making videos, we didn’t have a boom mic, so we had to talk really loud. And then we got a boom mic and were like, ‘Wow, we’re shouting,’ and had to learn to bring it back.
Anthony Padilla
I’ve been spending quite a bit of time writing, acting, and making films. Because I’m doing all this extra writing, acting, and creating short comedy skits with my friends in improv shows, I feel like that’s really filled out my confidence on the mic.
John Morrison
I did so many open mics. I would write jokes on Twitter constantly, and then slowly, over time, open mics turned into shows. If you can get a joke to work at an open mic, it’s a good joke.
Michelle Wolf
If I’m not in the theatre, I’m in an open mic night or doing a guest set at the Comedy Club, or whatever, just trying to develop stuff.
Ron White
One time, it was really funny, I was going on stage… and they were like, ‘Oh, we didn’t mic the puppet! Mic the puppet!’ So, that’s how I know that sometimes I do a very good job, because they think that the puppet is actually, like, real.
Darci Lynne Farmer
It’s nice to work with people who know how to mic drums right and how to record properly. But there’s something to be said for doing it yourself.
Julia Holter
In the metal world, if you’re using a wireless mic… I was so scared to do that. I’m, like, ‘They’re gonna boo me in the beginning.’
Maria Brink
I’m not going to lie. I’d love to have the mic in my hand opposite of Dixie Carter in the ring and say my piece, say what’s on my mind. And if she’s willing to sit there and listen to it, I think it could make for some great television.
Austin Aries
I’m not an amazing engineer; I’m just super basic. I’m pretty cavalier about it – I stick the mic wherever it sounds good.
Kim Shattuck
I’d like to manage someone, a young talent that maybe doesn’t have the mic skills.
Eric Bischoff
Lars Sullivan and EC3 are made for the main roster, more so than NXT. Obviously, Lars because he’s just freakish in so many ways. But EC3, I look at him, and I look at his mannerisms, his mic skills: he’s tailor-made for a good push on the main roster.
Sean Waltman
If you give a bipolar man a mic, I don’t know what you expect.
Damon Dash
I’ve already done enough to prove myself. Win or lose, I think I’ve done enough to cement my name in the history of this sport. So for me, it’s more like I have to win just for an opportunity to get on the mic and say all that.
Shayna Baszler
Cena is awesome on the mic. When it comes to wrestling in the ring and the technical aspect, I feel as if I blow him away. I feel like I’m more of an athlete.
Randy Orton
As an artist, I want it to be so simple that anyone can understand it. No matter what age you are, you’re going to feel it because it’s real. I don’t like to sugar coat. There’s not too many artists that can tell stories and be vulnerable on the mic.
Tink
Like for ‘Black Nails,’ I just had black nails – and I never have black nails. It was my first and last time getting black nails. And that’s so not normal for me. So when you’re recording, you’re up at the mic and you gotta name the file, so I just look down and I’m like, ‘Black Nails!’ That’s literally what it was.
Tierra Whack
I'd like to say I'm R&B's savior. Whether that's the tr

I’d like to say I’m R&B’s savior. Whether that’s the truth or not, I’m definitely going out there with my mic and my shield to declare, ‘I am here to save R&B.’ I will have the people saying, ‘Sir, there is a man at the musical gates saying he is here to save R&B.’
Jamie Foxx
We don’t live in an ancient era. Today, collaboration doesn’t mean two singers standing next to each other at the mic to sing together.
Sunidhi Chauhan
I spent two years playing open mic nights in Brighton, and I heard more and more people saying, ‘You should give it a go in London.’
James Bay
I go to more open mic nights than open mikers.
Ron White
I advise wannabe singers to form a band, practise in your garage if you have to, but do as many charity or open mic shows as possible to get experience. I sang for seven years before getting a record deal, and I was already loving what I was doing. I just got lucky and got discovered.
Bonnie Tyler
WWE is very good at doing things that are advantageous. If you have the ability to go out there and get on a mic and be captivating, then they’re going to do everything in their power to support that ability and make it even bigger and seem better.
Samoa Joe
When you’re literally staring at the person right in front of you, you’re connecting with them on a personal level. I even jump into the crowd sometimes and perform with them, sing into the mic with them and share the experience with them.
G-Eazy
When Labour leadership challenger Jess Phillips urged men to ‘pass the mic’ to a woman on the top job, telling Sky’s Sophy Ridge it would ‘look bad’ if Labour failed to elect a woman, she more or less admitted not being up to the job.
Claire Fox
There is nothing cooler than to have them singing your words back to you. The last show I did, I was kind of nervous about putting the mic out there, because you’re not sure how it’s going to go. But I did, and they sang the whole chorus. I thought, ‘Holy crap! That is the coolest feeling.’ It’s the biggest rush ever.
RaeLynn
My live sound does not work in the studio, which is a completely different animal. Every little thing is detrimental to the sound. And if someone moves a mic, you’ve lost it. It’s pretty much a case of ‘lock the door and set up a police line.’
James Hetfield
I think they’ve got to give Kevin Owens a run with the belt. He’s a veteran, and he’s really clicking on the mic, and the kid is super talented.
Stone Cold Steve Austin
I couldn’t just be good on the mic. I needed to be good on the mic; I needed to be good in the ring; I need to be good in my presentation; my ring attire need to look good, my appearance. Everything about me needed to be the best. I couldn’t be weak in any area because you’re only as good as your weakest aspect.
Wade Barrett