Words matter. These are the best Ronnie James Dio Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
My childhood was safe and sane. No abuse and no traumas. I was surrounded by a large and loving family who taught me the importance of hard work and a meaningful education.
I had no problem with Ritchie. Ritchie and I never argued. We never had a problem. I think I was always able to write the things that he wanted – until he decided he wanted to be a pop star. And then he started doing pop music. And once he did that, that was the end for me.
No, I will never do another Rainbow album. I’ll never ever do that again. I want no part in doing it; I want no part in doing anything with Ritchie at all. I respect him. He’s a genius. He was a great part of my life, but I don’t need to go through that hell.
In my mind, we live in Heaven, and we live in Hell.
I never planned to join Black Sabbath – it just happened. It was back in 1979 when they were celebrating their 10th anniversary.
I know it was all a bit of a sham. But I know that Mickey Dolenz sang. And Davy Jones sang. And Mike Nesmith sang. And Peter Tork did something.
The Catholic Church, though I think it’s important that people grow up with moral values, I just always disagreed with their tactics, which I thought were fright tactics, as opposed to sitting down and explaining the situation.
God and the devil are inherent in each of us. It’s our choice to make: you can take the road to good, you can take the road to bad. Well, we have a choice.
The best subjects are always people, who never fail to amaze me by their unpredictability.
I always wanted to be a basketball player.
I think that he was a prophet. I’ve had a difficult time coming to terms with Jesus Christ as the Son of God.
I liked ‘Last Train to Clarksville.’
Saddam’s fate should be in the hands of his country men. They were the major victims of his brutal reign and should decide his life, death, or permanent imprisonment. Personally, I would lock him away forever.
The music industry’s actions at the time of 9/11 and since have been actions driven by patriotism in most instances, and greed and stupidity to a lesser degree. Sounds like real life doesn’t it?
After it was sewn back on, they did a proper job of it, and now it’s OK. It looks a little distorted, and the nail has not grown fully back yet, but I’m thankful I still have my thumb, and I can still do my horn sign.
I never agreed with the message of the Catholic Church – and still don’t to this day.
Lyrically I like to use themes that make the listener use his or her imagination, and to give a little of the lessons I’ve learned in my own life.
Someday, I’ll be too old to run around the stage – though that won’t hopefully happen for a long while yet.
I think life should be easier as you get older and not more difficult. And Ritchie is too difficult a person for me to deal with, because I like to have control of my own life.
I don’t really hear much music these days that grabs me. I think there are a lot of reasons for this but the overriding one is that there aren’t as many opportunities for a band to get good or experiment or start the next wave of something.
Music, Rock and Roll music especially, is such a generational thing. Each generation must have their own music, I had my own in my generation, you have yours, everyone I know has their own generation.
I just disagree so much with the way the Catholic Church says things like, ‘If you’re not a good person, you’ll die and go to Hell; there’s a purgatory there…’ If I was talking with a Holy Ghost, it would scare the living Hell out of me.