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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Cliff Burton


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

Cliff Burton


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.

Cliff Burton


Control your life through insanity.

Cliff Burton


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.

Cliff Burton


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

Cliff Burton


Cannot The Kingdom of Salvation take me home?

Cliff Burton


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.

Cliff Burton


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

Cliff Burton


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

Cliff Burton


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

Cliff Burton


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

Cliff Burton