50+ Peter Steele Quotes: Inspirational And Motivational Quotes

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Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk, known professionally as Peter Steele, was an American musician and songwriter.

He was best known as the lead singer, bassist and composer of the gothic metal band Type O Negative.

Before forming Type O Negative, Steele had created the metal group Fallout and the thrash band Carnivore. Source: Wikipedia

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Peter Steele Quotes On Music And Bands.

The First 10

“Most bands don’t even last fourteen months let alone fourteen years.” ~ Peter Steele

I find that different types of music are good for certain activities.”~ Peter Steele

“It’s bad poetry executed by people that can’t sing. That’s my definition of Rap.”~ Peter Steele

“We live to avoid death, we exist to avoid unexistence.”~ Peter Steele

“I like languages and I like different European cultures, because I happen to be Russian, Polish, Icelandic and Scottish.”~ Peter Steele

“I guess I’ve learned that there’s really no such thing as a bad label, there is only a bad contract.”~ Peter Steele

“I think anyone who has an opinion, and voices it, will offend someone.”~ Peter Steele

“I don’t really like to play live. I don’t like to be on stage. I feel very self-conscious.”~ Peter Steele

“Finding fresh song topics can sometimes be quite difficult.”~ Peter Steele

“I like to put on hardcore when I have to clean my apartment, which I hate to do, but it’s motivational. I like old heavy metal when I’m outside working on my car. Music has definite functions for me.” ~ Peter Steele

Peter Steele Quotes To Inspire You

The Second 10

“Yes, there are times when I get extremely depressed and how I sublimate those feelings is through music.”~ Peter Steele

“I’ve been told by people that it’s okay to cry but, you know what, it’s been used against me.”~ Peter Steele

“I don’t like the idea of being branded a Nazi, and it’s funny because back in the States, they call us Communists because we have long hair.” ~ Peter Steele

“Instead of slashing my wrists, I just write a bunch of really crummy songs.”~ Peter Steele

“As far as humor goes, I’ve always been a very insecure person and I’ve always wanted to be liked.”~ Peter Steele

“So I don’t cry anymore, I just beat people up. It’s a lot more fun.”~ Peter Steele

“Sometimes, I write ’60s or ’80s style pop songs.”~ Peter Steele

“I drink for the effect, because it loosens up the tongue a little bit.”~ Peter Steele

“I don’t base my life upon fear about what might happen tomorrow. I live for the day. I seize the day.”~ Peter Steele

“Ultimately, I would like to have sex with someone I love, but that doesn’t always have to be the case.”~ Peter Steele

The 3rd 10 Peter Steele Quotes

The 3rd 10

“I don’t try to look mean. I think that comes naturally.” ~ Peter Steele

“My goal is isolation. I really don’t like people too much.”~ Peter Steele

“Something red and dry. It doesn’t really matter what brand or where it’s from, so long as it’s tasty … gets me a little buzzed and makes me forget how many people I’m attempting to entertain.” ~ Peter Steele

“We were trying to get away from that, you know, sexual thing because now we’re old, fat, and impotent, so it doesn’t really work too well anymore. So now we have to talk about the other things in life, which are drugs, depression and Halloween.”~ Peter Steele

“There’s a lot of temptation out there on the road, and being human, sometimes I fall into the passions of the flesh.” ~ Peter Steele

“Success is defined by two things: One is how many people hate you. The second is if you had sex with Madonna. I’m only halfway there, but a lot of people hate me.” ~ Peter Steele

“We’re known more for being four dicks from Brooklyn than actually being able to, ya know, play instruments, which is great because we’ve never really learned to play.” ~ Peter Steele

“If it doesn’t upset people, it’s not rock music. It has to upset the church, it has to upset your parents, it has to upset the school system.”~ Peter Steele

“Every band that I’ve been in has never been in tune.” ~ Peter Steele

“I love Southern girls, ya know, [in a southern accent] “Hi Peter, Hi Peter.” Oh my god. Ya know, I mean doesn’t your dick get hard with even me saying’ it?” ~ Peter Steele

The 4Th 10 Steele Quotes

The 4Th 10 Quotes

“People ask me about how I used to fuck around on the road and abusing my body and writing songs like ‘Christian Woman.’ I turn around and say, ‘God loves his lost little lambs the most. Especially those that return to the flock. So flock you.”~ Peter Steele

“People ask me, ‘Are you a born-again Christian?’ and I say, ‘No, I am a dead-again Christian.” ~ Peter Steele

“I was born 23 and a half inches long. My mother said it was like giving birth to a pumpkin.” ~ Peter Steele

“I would love to have kids. But it would have to be with a tall woman. I don’t want to have to put her on a milk crate to fuck her from behind.”~ Peter Steele

“The older I get and the older my friends get … it seems like I’m going to a funeral like once every three months. That’s why I’m always dressed for it.” ~ Peter Steele

“I’m no angel, and from time to time I do fall off. Anytime I do, I feel like it’s slow suicide.” ~ Peter Steele

“Base not your joy on the deeds of others. For what has been given can be taken away.”~ Peter Steele

“Base not your joy on the deeds of others. For what has been given can be taken away.”
~ Peter Steele

It’s a funny thing, when you talk to God, you’re religious, but when he talks to you, you’re a psychopath.”~ Peter Steele

“People ask how I learned to play bass with one hand. Well, with a face like mine, you learn to do a lot of things with one hand.”~ Peter Steele

Long Peter Steel Quotes

“I don’t like the human race in general. We are the only species who hunt for sport, who kill due to emotional need.”~ Peter Steele

“Some people say I’m a pussy. I say, you are what you eat.” ~ Peter Steele

“I just like being a social experiment sometimes. I really should not be allowed in public. But I just go out into the public just to see people’s reaction.” ~ Peter Steele

“And when you start to think about death, you start to think about what’s after it. And then you start hoping there is a God. For me, it’s a frightening thought to go nowhere. I also can’t believe that people like Stalin and Hitler are gonna go to the same place as Mother Teresa.” ~ Peter Steele

“I’m a big fan of the effects of alcohol.” ~ Peter Steele

“My mother always told me if I really didn’t wan to do something, if I was really tired, but if I had helped someone and I really went out of my way for them but I asked nothing for it, that I should donate my energy to the souls in purgatory-meaning that to give my goodness to those who are trapped. This is purgatory/limbo. This is a very Catholic thing that very few people really understand.” ~ Peter Steele

“I think all recent music sucks, and that includes Type O Negative.” ~ Peter Steele

“Yes, there are times when I get extremely depressed and how I sublimate those feelings is through music.” ~ Peter Steele

“There’s a lot of things that go on when you’re on tour that cannot be controlled. I’m not even talking about myself, but of course there’s sexual activity and drugs, fighting and language; it is certainly not a place to raise a family” ~ Peter Steele

“I want to stay away from politics, or else I’ll probably end up putting my size fifteen foot into my mouth” ~ Peter Steele

“I feel that I’ve grown up a little bit and I’m actually ready to settle down.” ~ Peter Steele

“I also like to eat very much, so I like all different types of foods.” ~ Peter Steele

“I think I’ve changed a lot as a person” ~ Peter Steele

Conclusion On Peter Steele Quotes

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If you want to learn more about peter steele, here is a quick summary.

Steele’s Early Life

Steele was born on January 4, 1962, in Red Hook, Brooklyn to a Catholic family,and attended Edward R. Murrow High School located in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn.

His father was of Russian and Polish descent and his mother of Scottish-Irish, Norwegian, and Icelandic ancestry.

He was raised in the Bensonhurst and Brighton Beach neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

Steele was the youngest of six children, with five older sisters.

His father fought in World War II and later worked at a shipyard.

 Steele started taking guitar lessons at age 12, before moving on to bass six months later.

Though Steele was naturally left-handed, he played right-handed bass guitars throughout his career.

This came about when one of his earliest bands, Aggression (also featuring Josh Silver), for which Steele played left-handed rhythm guitar, threatened to kick him out unless he switched to bass guitar.

As a left-handed bass guitar proved to be too expensive at the time, Steele purchased a right-handed bass and taught himself to play it.

Steele worked for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation up until he began touring with Type O Negative in the summer of 1994.

He was based at Brooklyn Heights Promenade, where his job involved park maintenance, driving vehicles including garbage trucks and steamrollers,and eventual promotion to the role of park supervisor.

Steele considered his days working for the parks department to be among his happiest.

Steele’s Musical Career

In 1979, Steele formed the heavy metal band Fallout.

In 1982, after the split of Fallout, Steele formed the thrash metal band Carnivore.

With Carnivore, Steele’s lyrics were often harsh, dealing with religion, war, race and misogyny. Carnivore released their debut self-titled album in 1985.

In 1986, Steele wrote lyrics for several songs on hardcore punk band Agnostic Front’s second album Cause for Alarm. In 1987, Carnivore released Retaliation, before splitting up later that year.


Steele formed the band in 1989 along with his childhood friends Josh Silver, Kenny Hickey and Sal Abruscato (later replaced by Johnny Kelly).

The band originally used the name “Repulsion”, but had to change it in 1990 due to legal issues with the American grindcore band of the same name.

The band then used the name “Subzero”.

Steele had a tattoo in mind of a minus sign contained within the number 0 that he originally intended to represent the Subzero band logo.

After discovering that another band was already using the Subzero name, and with his tattoo in mind, Steele came up with the name “Type O Negative” after hearing a radio advertisement requesting donations of type O negative blood.

When Type O Negative signed with Roadrunner Records, Steele signed his recording contract with a mixture of Suave hair conditioner and chocolate syrup mixed with food dye, contrary to popular belief that it was his own blood and semen. 

Slow, Deep and Hard and The Origin of the Feces (1991–1992)

Type O Negative’s debut album, Slow, Deep and Hard, was released in 1991.

The album incorporated the thrash elements of Carnivore merged with doom metal.

Steele had written the music in the space of one night in the aftermath of a relationship break-up, and this was reflected in the lyrical topics of heartbreak, fantasies of revenge, and the contemplation of suicide; something Steele had himself attempted: “On October 15th, 1989, I slashed my wrists.

All I can say is that I fell in love with the wrong person.”

Steele caused some controversy when touring in Europe to support Slow Deep and Hard, thanks to rumors about his social and political views, with some critics going so far as to brand him a Nazi sympathizer, even though his bandmate, Josh Silver, is Jewish.

Steele suggested that the European press had misunderstood his humor, and that his sarcasm was sometimes lost in translation to print.

In 1992, Type O Negative released the “live” album The Origin of the Feces.

The album included a fictitious hostile audience and an evacuation of the venue after a bomb threat had supposedly been called in.

This simulated some of the real-life response Steele and Type O Negative had recently received while on tour in Europe.

The original album cover featured a close-up shot of Steele’s anus.

Bloody KissesOctober Rust and World Coming Down (1993–2002)

In 1993, Type O Negative released their breakthrough album Bloody Kisses.

The album focused primarily on romance, love, sex, and death. The song “Black No.1 (Little Miss Scare-All)” pays tribute to gothic subculture and is an ode to a goth girl Steele had once dated.

Steele attacked his detractors with the songs “We Hate Everyone” and “Kill All the White People”, which dealt directly with the band’s rumored racist ideology and served to erode any such accusations.

Bloody Kisses eventually achieved Platinum status and established Type O Negative as one of gothic metal’s most influential bands. History Source: Wikipedia.org

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