Chris Daughtry Quotes

Christopher Adam "Chris" Daughtry (born December 26, 1979) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the rock band Daughtry and as the fourth-place contestant on the fifth season of American Idol. After his elimination from Idol, he was given a record deal by RCA Records and formed a band called Daughtry. Their self-titled debut album became the fastest selling debut rock album in Nielsen Soundscan history, selling more than one million copies after just five weeks of release. The album was recorded before the band was officially formed, making Chris Daughtry the only official member present on the album.

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You have to think there's a reason for everything. When a door closes another door opens.

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If people say something rude or off-color, you have to take it with a grain of salt, because they don't know you.

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My son's taking drum lessons, and my daughter's taking piano lessons. One day they're going to start a band.

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For me, something will come in my head and I'll either end up calling my cell phone to record it, or I'll just pick my guitar up and see what comes out. Sometimes it sucks, sometimes it doesn't. So there's really no set method behind it.

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As a kid, I was heavily into martial arts and wanted to be the next Jean-Claude Van Damme.

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Believe half of what you see and only some of what you hear, unless you hear it from me.

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Ed Kowalczyk is my favorite singer.

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I get to hang out with Billy Bob Thornton at his house. We hang out over there every time we're in L.A., because he doesn't go out. We'll hang and he'll play us some of his tunes. It's pretty awesome.

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I'm looking to see what the bigger picture is.

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I don't want to say I can't wait to get back to normal life, because I don't. I don't want to get back to normal life.

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In the '90s, guitar solos were dead.

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I was always in bands before, but on 'American Idol,' it was about getting my voice out there. It was always my goal, though, to get a band together again.

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There's going to be a flood of opportunities right now but I don't think I could really talk about them.

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I wanted to be a martial arts film star when I was a teenager.

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I will continue to pursue my music and live my life with my family.

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