Ozzy Osbourne turned 65 today which means that in Britain, from where he comes, he’s a pensioner, and even qualifies for a free bus pass if he really wants one.
Ozzy spoke to reporters about the fact that he doesn’t think, at the ripe old age of 65, that he is very talented. He admitted that he “can’t really sing,” has little talent when it comes to playing musical instruments, and seldom wrote any of the songs he performed.
Regardless of all that, Osbourne is a captivating entertainer and has uttered some wonderful quotes which are featured in his autobiography I Am Ozzy.
Here are a few of Ozzy Osbourne’s quotes from his book:
Never in a million years did I think I’d end up making a career out of singing. I didn’t think it was possible. As far as I knew, the only way I could make any dough was to go and work in a factory, like everyone else in Aston [Birmingham]. Or rob a [expletive] bank.
I don’t consider myself a great singer – but I have a connection with the audience. There’s the artist, and then a void and the audience; but I like to be part of the audience. I’d like to be them, and I’d like them to be me for an hour and a half.
Of all the things I`ve lost, I miss my mind the most.
On Black Sabbath’s music: What is this? It`s music to get a brain seizure by.
I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that`s OK – the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
Seeing as he is 65 today we decided to save his best quotes till last:
The funny thing about getting married in America was that we needed to get a blood test before they’d give us a licence. I wouldn’t have been surprised if the bloke from the lab had called back and said, ‘Mr Osbourne, we appear to have found some blood in your alcohol.
I love the smell of armpits in the morning. It’s like victory.
Sometimes I’m scared of being Ozzy Osbourne. It could be worse… I could be Sting.