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Quotes from Black Sabbath
"I never really knew what the big deal was, we were just four dimps from Birmingham..."
--Ozzy Osbourne--
"What happened to Technical Ecstasy saleswise?"
"I think it entered the Mongolian chart at 301."
--Ozzy Osbourne--
"We were starving, literally starving.  If it hadn't been for Tony's mum, I don't think we would have survived at all.  She used to make up all the sandwiches and give us cigs."
--Ozzy Osbourne--
"I've been visiting a psychiatrist for some time now.  He plays mind games.  He asks things like "do you masterbate?" and I say "do you breathe?"
--Ozzy Osbourne--
"They say we're a hard band.  It makes you sick."
--Ozzy Osbourne--
"I joined the band to travel, not to become a rock and roll star.  I didn't even think about making a record when we made the first album.  I was just pleased to be able to say: "Look mum, look what I've made - my voice on a piece of plastic forever."
--Ozzy Osbourne--
"Yeah, I was with Jethro Tull for three weeks, so what?"
--Tony Iommi--
"What was your worst nightmare?"
"When Ozzy was in the band -uups- sorry, joking about."
--Tony Iommi--
"Geezer's got an incredible mind, he can say things for everybody that we can't say. Y'know like the words of the songs - he says everything for the band."
--Tony Iommi--
"Well I quite like him [Tony Iommi] really.  But he has nicked all my Sinatra albums.  Where do you think he gets all his riffs from?!"
--Geezer Butler--
"People keep calling us a teenybop band, thinking that we only appeal to people below the age of twenty.  It's not true, we got a lot of heads at our concerts these days."
--Geezer Butler--
"What has been the most outstanding moment in Black Sabbath's ten year history?"

"When Villa won the League Cup."
--Geezer Butler--
"We're never going to split. We couldn't be more together now, because we love each other and because we dig each other music both individually and as a group."
--Bill Ward--
"You've got to be a commando to play the States."
--Bill Ward--
Quotes from others about Black Sabbath
"Sabbath was everything that the 60's weren't.  Their music was so cool because it was completely anti-hippie.  I hated The Beatles, Jethro Tull, and all that hippie shit."
--James Hetfield, Metallica--
"Everybody knows that Black Sabbath started everything and almost every single thing that people are playing today has already been done by Black Sabbath.  They wrote every single good riff...ever."
--Rob Zombie, White Zombie--
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"From the early 70's right up until this day Tony Iommi is one of the innovators of heavy metal guitar playing.  This is no small thing considering he chopped off the ends of his middle and ring fingers on a machine."
--Ozzy Osbourne--
"Black Sabbath invented heavy metal as we know it today...you just cannot get any heavier than Black Sabbath."
--Sebastian Bach--
"I'll try anything to sound heavier."
--Tony Iommi--
"It was Iommi who came to rehearsal one day and said, 'Isn't it funny how people pay to get scared shitless watching horror films? Why don't we start playing scary music?' And then he came up with the Black Sabbath riff - that was the scariest riff I've ever heard in my life!"
--Ozzy Osbourne--
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