Words matter. These are the best Patrick Stump Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I definitely love kimchi. The biggest influence that eating so much Korean food growing up had on me was that I have no limit for spiciness. The hotter the better.
I used to work in a record store. I’m kind of a record nerd.
One of the things that always was Fall Out Boy was trying new things and kind of pushing ourselves in different directions.
Gym Class is a band I am more directly involved with than any other band except for Fall Out Boy.
For some people, home is family and their mom’s house or their girl or whatever, and I have those experiences as well, but the biggest thing for me is Chicago.
Quiet is the new loud.
I didn’t want to give up my Illinois driver’s license and was unaware that was a crime. It is, by the way, in the state of California. Lesson learned. I technically broke a law, so technically I deserve whatever I get.
I was going to record a solo album when I was 15 on a four-track. I started working on it, but then Fall Out Boy happened. The band was awesome and took me in a totally different direction. I don’t regret it at all, but the band delayed the record I had been planning.
I never really ate that bad, I just ate too much. It wasn’t like I had to switch to whole wheat bread or something like that. I really just had to eat less of what I was eating, and I had to exercise more.
When you’re No. 1 or No. 300, you still get to play and write the songs.
I love Korean food, and it’s kind of like home to me. The area that I grew up in outside Chicago, Glenview, is heavily Korean. A lot of my friends growing up were Korean and when I would eat dinner at their houses, their parents wouldn’t tell me the names of the dishes because I would butcher the language.
As far as criticism, I don’t mind critics. I mean, I wrote for ‘Rolling Stone’ for a hot minute. I like criticism. I enjoy criticism. The thing I don’t like is cruelty for cruelty’s sake. You don’t have to be a jerk to say something negative. You can say something in the negative sense and have class.
Between Prince and my dad’s fusion-jazz records, I didn’t have a choice in being funky.
We’re so busy broadcasting our latest cultural disdain that we scantly notice anything we enjoy. ‘Oh man, this Rebecca Black kid is terrible! Let’s laugh at her!’ has become more culturally relevant than, ‘I really love this new Bilal record.’
Yoko Ono never deserved any of the hate she got. Paul McCartney and John Lennon weren’t getting along.
‘As Long As I Know I’m Getting Paid’ is a satire. Lyrically, I want to be direct. With my history in Fall Out Boy, there’s some expectation that I’m going to be lyrically obtuse. But that song is a straight-faced satire of consumerism.
The music business is one of a few places where everything you’ve heard about it seems entirely cliche, but it’s true.
Why do we make records? Because we want to say something. Why are you in art? Because you want to say something. The second you don’t have anything to say, you stop making art – you might start making product. And I’m interested in being an artist.
In Fall Out Boy, I noticed that I wasn’t putting all that much soul into it. It was just kind of screaming, I guess. I was just dying to get out of there!
Lyrically, I personally lean towards venting.
There’s a certain fear of simplicity. I think that’s the thing, when you’re younger as an artist, you get this idea in your head that complexity equals quality. The more notes you’re playing, the better.
I lost about 60 pounds. I don’t really have a moment specifically that made me do it. I remember little things, like, when I was in Japan, I remember looking around at the portion sizes of a fast food restaurant and being like, ‘Well, this has something to do with it.’ Americans definitely eat too much.
Whatever notoriety Fall Out Boy used to have prevents me from having the ability to start over from the bottom again.
The song that’s affected me the most profoundly is probably Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller,’ or, more specifically, the couple seconds of instrumental break before Vincent Price starts ‘rapping.’
There’s no first impressions anymore. You go to a job interview, and they’ll probably Google you. It’s a shame – people should play it a little closer to the chest as far as what information they release to the world. If I’m angry about something, I’m not going to take to my Twitter.
When I eat something like vegetable bibimbap, I get that warm and fuzzy feeling of eating stuff that I grew up with.
In Fall Out Boy, we were all playing with our pop punk influences, so that was always within that kind of framework.
There’s no amount of money that makes you feel better when people think of you as a joke or a hack or a failure or ugly or stupid or morally empty.
Written by the ancient Chinese philosopher of the same name, the ‘Zhuangzi’ is one long perplexing puzzle of a rambling collection of enigmatic short stories. It’s a strange feeling to laugh at a joke written by someone in the 4th century B.C.
‘Punk’ doesn’t mean Mohawks and safety pins. It’s about not conforming.
Drums were my first instrument, my first love. I need rhythm, something that moves.
I am genuinely into soul, R&B and hip hop – all these genres that get slapped under the ‘soul’ genre. That spoke to me more than it did to my punk-rock friends. And punk spoke more to me than it did to my soul friends. I basically didn’t fit comfortably in either world.
Touring on ‘Folie’ was like being the last act at the vaudeville show: We were rotten vegetable targets in clandestine hoods.