Cliff Burton Quotes

Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986) was an American musician, best known as the second bass guitarist for the American thrash metal band Metallica from December 1982 until his death in September 1986.

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Just keep going like crazy and look back when it's over. Otherwise you just get confused.

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Personally, I would say the 'master' of this whole thing is fate... Whoever is on the playing field is fair game, and it's up to them to avoid being used.

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Control your life through insanity.

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Why should we change onstage? We're not trying to be something big and fancy, it's just us, doing what we do, we'd like to keep it that way.

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We do what we want. We don't care what anyone else thinks.

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Cannot The Kingdom of Salvation take me home?

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As a kid, I said, 'I want to write for movies.' When I finally had that opportunity it was like I was able to exhale. 'Wow, I'm finally doing this for real.

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You don't burn out from going too fast. You burn out from going too slow and getting bored.

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Every once in awhile we may fall on our face, but we insist on doing what we wanna do.

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These are the pale deaths which men miscall their lives

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“When a man lies, he murders some part of the world. These are the pale deaths which men miscall their lives. All this I cannot bear to witness any longer. Cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home?”

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When I started, I decided to devote my life to it and not get sidetracked by all the other bullshit life has to offer

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When a man lies he murders some part of the world These are the pale deaths which men miscall their lives All this i cannot bear to witness any longer Cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home

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