Following the recent release of Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt, headlines about the pioneers of the have been everywhere. The band member who’s been the most active on interviews and social media is the notorious group’s co-founder, writer, photographer, radio host, songwriter and, of course, the bass player, Nikki Sixx. Nikki was and still is open to sharing his opinion on what he thinks about certain aspects of our reality. Here are six sets of six Sixx quips on six different topics.

1. Darkness

1) “When you can’t climb your way out of such a hole, you tend to crouch down and call it home.”

2) “What can I say that will make people that are in recovery want to stand up and support Recovery Month? A friend of mine said, ‘You know, the fact that you did a really honest book and it changed people’s lives, that’s something to talk about.’”

3) “In ’85, I went through rehab and I wasn’t ready. If you’re not ready, you’re not ready. You don’t want to hear the truth, and you’re gonna keep doing what you keep doing.”

4) “When the addict gets recovery, his family gets recovery, right?”

5) “If you don’t deal with your demons, they will deal with you, and it’s gonna hurt.”

6) “I love Starbucks. Maybe that’s a bit sad. But I definitely need my caffeine. It’s what gets me out of bed in the morning.”

2. Positivity

1) “Beauty, to me, is kind, generous, and people that are humble.”

2) “Even as a kid, I saw the world in my own way and thought most things that were different were beautiful and magical. Even things that other people thought were horrifying and disgusting and weird.”

3) “What inspires me? I am so inspired every day. I am inspired by thinkers. I am inspired by rebellion. I am inspired by children. I have been inspired by love.”

4) “Through recovery, I’ve been able to do so much good stuff.”

5) “Every day, I wake up, and the first thing I think of is my kids.”

6) “Love those who hurt you the most, because they are probably the ones closest to you. They, too, are on a path, and just like you they are learning to walk before they can fly. Imagine of everybody you hurt in life turned their backs on you? You would be playing a hell of a lot of solitaire. Love them no matter what.”

3. Cynicism

1) “Life is like a long ride to nowhere in particular.”

2) “I forgive my mom for being a psycho and my dad for being a loser.”

3) “It’s interesting. People go to an animal shelter and pick a dog that’s been kicked, beaten, and has lost a leg and an eye, and they’ll take that dog home and give it love and support, but they don’t do that with people.”

4) “I do believe that I’m an addict on one level or another at all times.”

5) “People say I have a distorted lens. I think I see things as they really are.”

6) “It takes all kinds to make the world go ’round. If everyone was straight-laced and uptight, it would sure be a drag. We need a little tug of war in society.”

4. Motivation

1) “We all fall off the wagon. It’s only one day; it’s not the rest of your life. Pick yourself up and go again.”

2) “I had to find the courage to turn my life around.”

3) “You can get through anything if you want it bad enough.”

4) “You can’t pee like a puppy if you wanna run with the big dogs.”

5) “Ego is the great enemy. Ego will hold you back every single time.”

6) “I’ve got so many mountains to climb and goals to conquer. I’ve got so many scars I want to leave on the planet. I just feel like I’m not there yet. I feel like I am just getting started.”

5. Industry

1) “Celebrities, movie stars and rock stars are losing their mystique.”

2) “The industry needs to be run by artists, because we are the only people that care about art.”

3) “They say the music you listen to in your formative years stays with you and leaves an impression for the rest of your life. For me, the things that I fell in love with happened in the ’70s, when artists were nurtured by record companies and it wasn’t about singles.”

4) “The industry is a menace to artists.”

5) “Artists are very young, and say, Um, ok, to these industry dudes.”

6) “What’s scummy about the music industry is that everybody loves you when you’re dead.”

6. Mötley Crüe

1) “If you actually dissect the lyrics in ‘Motley Crue’, you’ll notice that there’s a lot going on beneath the surface.”

2) “If you were on the phone with me and Tommy [Lee] right now, we would probably forget you were there, we’d just be cracking jokes. It’s like Beavis and Butthead.”

3) “It’s about what happens on stage, whether we can deliver it in a hungry way that is who we are in our hearts.”

4) “The thing is that I’ve known the guys from Motley Crue longer than just about everybody.”

5) “Do I think anything I ever do will be as big as Motley Crue? It’s impossible.”

6) “There’s a sound with Motley Crue, and it comes with Vince [Neil]’s voice, which is such an important part of the show, and Mick’s guitar. And the way Tommy and me play together is an important part of it.”

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