145 Best Stevie Nicks Quotes That Will Make You Feel Inspired

Stevie Nicks is one of America’s most respected and well-known musicians. She has had a successful career in music for over 40 years and has sold over 100 million records. Stevie Nicks has been through a lot in her life, but she has always managed to keep herself sane by being active and maintaining a positive outlook. Here we share some Stevie Nicks quotes.

Best Stevie Nicks Quotes

1. “We fought very hard for feminism, for women’s rights. What I’m seeing today is a very opposite thing. I don’t know why, but I see women being put back in the place. And I hate it. We’re losing all we worked so hard for and it really bums me out.” ― Stevie Nicks

2. “I look around at all the girl singers, and I think they’re all my children and they’re all going to do this. And yes, maybe I inspired them because I did get through a lot, and I did have the same problems that they’re going to have. You do have to give up a lot for it.” ― Stevie Nicks

3. “I don’t like that ‘scaring’ feeling and I watch the news every day because of it. It’s going to be hard to fix all of these problems that seem absolutely unfixable to me.” ― Stevie Nicks

4. “And the moon never beams without bringing me dreams and the sun never shines. But I see the bright eyes. I lie down by the side of my darling, my life.” ― Stevie Nicks

5. “The truly incredible thing is we’re realizing that you can perform a two-and-a-half-hour gig without being high and still have a fantastic time.” ― Stevie Nicks

6. “For 70 nights, right across America, I’ve been getting out there with two ex-lovers and we’ve been playing songs which are so specific about each of us, you just wouldn’t know. We’re friends now but we can’t forget what happened between us.” ― Stevie Nicks

7. “I don’t love the years going by. I’d just as soon stay 45. But it’s okay because I feel a whole lot better than I did at 35.” ― Stevie Nicks

8. “I’m obsessed with lighting. I’m constantly shopping for different light bulbs. I love rainbow light bulbs. And also, one should not live without dimmers. Life is all about lighting.” ― Stevie Nicks

9. “You have to be strong and tough and intelligent and smart and kind of plan out what you’re going to say and know who you are. So that people will get that right away. Because then they’re always going to be great to you. And they’re always going to treat you with respect.” ― Stevie Nicks

10. “You can’t just be a wimp and then a year and a half or two years later decide to not be a wimp anymore. Because people will always treat you like a wimp once they have decided that’s what you are.” ― Stevie Nicks

11. “I totally believe in magic. Because my life, I think, has been very magical, and magical things have come true for me time after time after time.” ― Stevie Nicks

12. “If you believe in destiny—which I do—it seems like my life was pretty mapped out. It seems almost like there was somebody up there moving the chess players. And I was the white queen, and I just went where I was moved.” ― Stevie Nicks

13. “I said, ‘Instead of going in the direction that a lot of the women singers are going in, I’ll be very, very sexy under 18 pounds of chiffon and lace and velvet—I will have mystique.” ― Stevie Nicks

14. “It was hard when you practice that hard and you sound that good and everybody tells you that you should be doing something else.” ― Stevie Nicks

15. “Everything on this record is what I really wanted to say, and I’m back to being the poet I always thought I was.” ― Stevie Nicks

16. “The people that can’t sing anymore that had great voices are the people that went away for five years and then just decided to come back. And you just can’t make a comeback. Comebacks are no good. You have to just keep singing. Or keep dancing.” ― Stevie Nicks

17. “What a writer wants to do is put stuff out there and make people mull it over in their minds until suddenly it’s something that’s way more important than turning on the stereo.” ― Stevie Nicks

18. “You don’t need help to write a song. You just need to get over this experience that bummed you out so bad.” ― Stevie Nicks

19. “Men are going to go out on the road and they’re going to find other women.” ― Stevie Nicks

20. “I keep a journal. I’ve written everything down. Someday, I’ll have to write a book that really tells everybody what the last 15 years have been like. It’s something I survived.” ― Stevie Nicks

21. “Do you want to be an artist and a writer, or a wife and a lover? With kids, your focus changes. I don’t want to go to PTA meetings.” ― Stevie Nicks

22. “I was not going to be a stupid girl singer. I was going to be way more than that.” ― Stevie Nicks

23. “I’m doing lots of interviews and stuff. I’m longing for the days of getting up, not having to put on makeup and do my hair and just going to the studio.” ― Stevie Nicks

24. “My other family is Fleetwood Mac. I don’t need the money, but there’s an emotional need for me to go on the road again. There’s a love there—we’re a band of brothers.” ― Stevie Nicks

25. “A wound gets worse when it’s treated with neglect.” ― Stevie Nicks

26. “Twenty years ago, I sat down and decided that I would create a really wonderful image, an unforgettable image. And now I’m kind of stuck with it. It’s like when I don’t wear my fringy, gypsy stuff, people kind of look at me like, ‘What’s wrong?” ― Stevie Nicks

27. “In comparison to the eight years I spent on Klonopin, the cocaine and brandy wins hands down. If you are ever in a drugstore and they put you on Klonopin, run out of there screaming.” ― Stevie Nicks

28. “We are just as good as men are—and maybe better and smarter.” ― Stevie Nicks

29. “I’m very proud that a woman has finally been chosen as a candidate for the president of the United States, because I always felt women should be treated like first-class citizens.” ― Stevie Nicks

30. “I love leather and I love lace, but not necessarily together. I’m probably happiest in a long black velvet dress, black suede boots, and some kind of really beautiful wrap than I am in anything else. I don’t even own a pair of jeans.” ― Stevie Nicks

31. “I didn’t want to look like anyone else—like Janis Joplin or Grace Slick. That’s why I never went to any of the big designers.” ― Stevie Nicks

32. “I had Botox and I hated it. For four long months, I looked like a different person.” ― Stevie Nicks

33. “I’ve been afraid of changing cause I built my life around you.” ― Stevie Nicks

34. “I would have never been an actress, though, because I realized early in my life, in like sixth grade, I was a terrible actress.” ― Stevie Nicks

35. “Time cast a spell on you but you won’t forget me, I know I could have loved you, but you would not let me. I’ll follow you down ’til the sound of my voice will haunt you, you’ll never get away from the sound of the woman that loves you” ― Stevie Nicks

36. “Right now I’m not involved with anybody, but I hope by 75 I will be again.” ― Stevie Nicks

37. “Every girl and boy—if you so choose—should take some ballet. Because ballet gives you grace. It gives you the ability to work with your hands. It’s all about your hands.” ― Stevie Nicks

38. “But for me, I knew that if I had a baby, I would have to take care of that baby, and I wouldn’t have been happy with a nanny taking care of my baby and walking into the room and having my child run across the room to another woman.” ― Stevie Nicks

39. “But I don’t feel alone. I feel very un-alone.” ― Stevie Nicks

40. “It’s amazing, ’cause sometimes when we’re onstage, I feel like somebody’s just moving the pieces. I’m just going, ‘God, we don’t have any control over this.’ And that’s magic.” ― Stevie Nicks

41. “I hated Chris, my brother. I would pull his hair and kick him, until one day my father gave him permission to fight back. I’ll be apologizing to him for the rest of my life.” ― Stevie Nicks

42. “I can be. I do not normally try to be. In fact, there have been some reviews, which I’ve loved—that said I didn’t try to sell my show on sex, that I sang my show. On the other hand, I know I’m cute. I can dance. I don’t have a bad figure. I know exactly what I am. I’m certainly no great beauty. I know exactly how far I can go.” ― Stevie Nicks

43. “I sketch the faces upside down because it’s like drawing from the left side of the brain or the right side of the brain. I never took an art lesson in my life.” ― Stevie Nicks

44. “Time cast a spell on you, but you won’t forget me. I know I could have loved you, but you would not let me. I’ll follow you down ’til the sound of my voice will haunt you.” ― Stevie Nicks

45. “I wouldn’t like to be in movies. Movie people are strange. They live a different life than musicians do.” ― Stevie Nicks

46. “We don’t need to have somebody that’s gonna make sure they pay for our market bills. It’s like we have only one reason to love and that is for the real idea of love.” ― Stevie Nicks

47. “I believe that there is a certain amount of mysticism that all women should have, that you should never tell all your secrets that you should never tell everybody all about you.” ― Stevie Nicks

48. “I feel really blessed to be the Gemini that I am and be able to hop back and forth between my solo career and Fleetwood Mac.” ― Stevie Nicks

49. “Rock and menopause do not mix. It is not good. It sucks. And every day, I fight it to the death, or, at the very least, not let it take me over.” ― Stevie Nicks

50. “Singing is the love of my life, but I was ready to give it all up because I couldn’t handle people talking about how fat I was.” ― Stevie Nicks

51. “Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love? Can the child within my heart rise above? Can I sail through the changing ocean tides? Can I handle the seasons of my life?” ― Stevie Nicks

52. “He and I were about as compatible as a rat and a boa constrictor.” ― Stevie Nicks

53. “You know, the man of my dreams might walk round the corner tomorrow. I’m older and wiser and I think I’d make a great girlfriend.” ― Stevie Nicks

54. “If the sun warms up the rain, and the rain puts out the sun. Why does the greatest love become the greatest pain? Why does the greatest love become the greatest pain?” ― Stevie Nicks

55. “I’ve had many really wonderful relationships, but they always seem to end up in that bag. That’s the saddest part for me, I think.” ― Stevie Nicks

56. “Most women would not be happy being me. People say, ‘But you’re alone.” ― Stevie Nicks

57. “The sea changes color, but the sea does not change.” ― Stevie Nicks

58. “See, I think you live on earth a certain number of times until you finish what it is that you were meant to do here. And then you go on. I don’t think I’ll be back here. I think I’m done.” ― Stevie Nicks

59. “All I ever wanted was to know that you were dreaming.” ― Stevie Nicks

60. “She is like a cat in the dark and then she is in the darkness. She rules her life like a fine skylark and when the sky is starless. All your life you’ve never seen a woman taken by the wind. Would you stay if she promised you heaven? Will you ever win?” ― Stevie Nicks

61. “What has rock and roll ever done for us? Everything.” ― Stevie Nicks

62. “I think they all went too far. Their jeans got too low, their tops got too see-through. Personally, I think that sexy is keeping yourself mysterious. I’m really an old-fashioned girl, and I think I’m totally sexy.” ― Stevie Nicks

63. “I believe I was definitely sent down here to take people away for a little while, to make them happy.” ― Stevie Nicks

64. “If you have stage fright, it never goes away. But then I wonder, is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?” ― Stevie Nicks

65. “I’m going to spend my life writing poems, turning them into music that will affect people and touch their hearts.” ― Stevie Nicks

66. “I am pretty fearless, and you know why? Because I don’t handle fear very well. I’m not a good terrified person.” ― Stevie Nicks

67. “I have no fear, I have only love.” ― Stevie Nicks

68. “I am finally free. I can now do all of those things that I’ve always wanted to do.” ― Stevie Nicks

69. “Little girls think it’s necessary to put all their business on MySpace and Facebook, and I think it’s a shame—I’m all about mystery.” ― Stevie Nicks

70. “If you’re an unattractive girl who’s trying to be beautiful with botox, forget it. If you are a beautiful girl who’s trying to be beautiful with botox, you will look like you’re angry all the time.” ― Stevie Nicks

71. “It’s only right that you should play the way you feel it. But listen carefully to the sound of your loneliness. Like a heartbeat drives you mad in the stillness of remembering what you had and what you lost.” ― Stevie Nicks

72. “Timeless is the creature who is wise. And timeless is the prisoner in disguise.” ― Stevie Nicks

73. “I’m not afraid of it at all. But I try to get as much done as I can, because you don’t know how long you’re going to be here.” ― Stevie Nicks

74. “I’ve laid down with love and woke up with lies. What’s it all, worth only the heart can measure.” ― Stevie Nicks

75. “If you want to find somebody and you want to be married and you want to have children, don’t make it a rock star.” ― Stevie Nicks

76. “But when something does happen to me—I feel that it’s my duty to actually share that with all of you guys. I want to immediately go to my desk and start writing about it.” ― Stevie Nicks

77. “If you can find a passion at a young age, somewhere between 15 and 30, if you can find that passion, I can pretty much guarantee you that you can be 65 and still love that passion and still have a reason to dance out of bed and down the hall every morning.” ― Stevie Nicks

78. “I don’t really like to be filmed.” ― Stevie Nicks

79. “Drownin’ in the sea of love where everyone would love to drown.” ― Stevie Nicks

80. “When you’re rich and famous, you are the dominant force in a relationship, even if you try hard not to be. I’ve talked of sacrificing everything for Fleetwood Mac, but I realize now that it is simply the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do.” ― Stevie Nicks

81. “There are days when I swear I could fly like an eagle and dark desperate hours when nobody sees my arms stretched triumphant on top of the mountain. My head in my hands down on my knees.” ― Stevie Nicks

82. “I feel that the world is in a really dangerous place and it scares me.” ― Stevie Nicks

83. “I watched Janis one time—we opened for her—and that’s the only time I ever saw her. We opened for Jimi Hendrix. I got to stand on the side of the stage and watch him for two hours and then he died. But I got the essence before they left.” ― Stevie Nicks

84. “Prince and I were just friends. I think he would have been happy to have had a relationship.” ― Stevie Nicks

85. “Well, I’ve been afraid of changing ‘Cause I’ve built my life around you but time makes you bolder even children get older and I’m getting older too.” ― Stevie Nicks

86. “If you see somebody running down the street naked every single day, you stop looking up.” ― Stevie Nicks

87. “And she laughed and she cried and she tried to taunt him.” ― Stevie Nicks

88. “Most bands people have side projects and it’s not considered a death threat as it was say, with The Beatles.” ― Stevie Nicks

89. “Klonopin is a horrible, dangerous drug.” ― Stevie Nicks

90. “The female rock and roll country-pop songwriter is back, and her name is Taylor Swift. And it’s women like her who are going to save the music business.” ― Stevie Nicks

91. “Even the best intentions turn around one day. Nobody’s right all the time.” ― Stevie Nicks

92. “I’m not a witch. I just like Halloween, and I thought that blondes look skinnier in black.” ― Stevie Nicks

93. “The day before my 16th birthday I got my guitar.” ― Stevie Nicks

94. “I will always play ‘Stand Back’ anyway. And Prince will always be standing behind me every time I do.” ― Stevie Nicks

95. “It’s really hard when you break up with somebody, or somebody breaks up with you, and you’re in this band—guess who you have to see the next day in the hotel in the breakfast room? That person.” ― Stevie Nicks

96. “It’s the first time I can ever remember being scared that the United States might mess up and something terrible will happen to us.” ― Stevie Nicks

97. “If you have to work so hard at appearing sexy, then perhaps you weren’t that sexy after all. Perhaps your music has no sensuality, perhaps your music is dull, indeed, that you have no choice but to pelvic thrust your way through a pop video in a leather bikini in order to detract from its mediocrity—it might be advisable to do something else.” ― Stevie Nicks

98. “Even in my really bad, drugged-out days, I didn’t go away. I still toured, still did interviews. I never gave up the fight. That’s why I’m who I am today, because I didn’t leave. And I think I made the right choice.” ― Stevie Nicks

99. “I’m going to write the songs that people can’t write for themselves.” ― Stevie Nicks

100. “Love is a word that some entertain. If you find it you have won the game.” ― Stevie Nicks

101. “The relationship you were in is over, it was over a long time ago, and you need to move on.” ― Stevie Nicks

102. “I hope you find love. Your own designs of love.” ― Stevie Nicks

103. “My generation fought very hard for feminism, and we fought very hard to not be labeled as you had to have a husband or you had to be in a relationship, or you were somehow not a cool chick.” ― Stevie Nicks

104. “There is a part of me that has to depend on fantasy, because if you can’t be somewhat of a fantasy person, then you can’t write.” ― Stevie Nicks

105. “I preferred not to be laden down with a big instrument. If you’re behind a guitar, you get used to being behind a guitar, and you don’t really perform because you can’t. I wanted to be able to just hold on to the mike and sing.” ― Stevie Nicks

106. “I’ve always liked long, flowing clothes. I used to rummage around in my grandmother’s trunks trying to find them.” ― Stevie Nicks

107. “Klonopin—more deadly than coke.” ― Stevie Nicks

108. “Time makes you bolder. Even children get older and I’m getting older too.” ― Stevie Nicks

109. “Now here I go again, I see the crystal visions. I keep my visions to myself.” ― Stevie Nicks

110. “Don’t listen to her, listen through her.” ― Stevie Nicks

111. “When you’re in a band with three writers, three great writers, you only get one third of the writer thing. So that’s the whole reason that I did a solo career. And that’s, you know, when I told Fleetwood Mac I was going to do that, they were of course terrified that I would do that record and then that I would quit.” ― Stevie Nicks

112. “It was my 16th birthday. My mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do—write songs and sing them to people.” ― Stevie Nicks

113. “I want to be age appropriate. I don’t want to be that girl you see walking away and she looks 25 and then she turns around and she looks 90.” ― Stevie Nicks

114. “I made a conscious decision that I was not going to have children. I didn’t want others raising them, and looking after them myself would get in the way of being a musician and writer.” ― Stevie Nicks

115. “When you’re hurt or angry, let go by tapping into your humbleness.” ― Stevie Nicks

116. “And I knew then, as I know now, that I still have so much to do.” ― Stevie Nicks

117. “So if you really want to save yourself a whole lot of heartache, do not fall in love with somebody in a band. Just don’t.” ― Stevie Nicks

118. “If I had my life to live over, I would never dream.” ― Stevie Nicks

119. “When we’re up on stage, singing songs to each other, we probably say more to each other than we ever would in real life. If you offered me a passionate love affair and you offered me a high-priestess role in a fabulous castle above a cliff where I can just, like, live a very spiritual kind of religious-library-communing-with-the-stars, learning kind of existence, I’m going to go for the high priestess.” ― Stevie Nicks

120. “When you grow up as a girl, the world tells you the things that you are supposed to be—emotional, loving, beautiful, wanted. And then when you are those things, the world tells you they are inferior—illogical, weak, vain, empty.” ― Stevie Nicks

121. “The loneliness of a one night stand is hard to take.” ― Stevie Nicks

122. “There is always magic to be summoned at any point.” ― Stevie Nicks

123. “I have my own life. And I am stronger than you know.” ― Stevie Nicks

124. “We all really basically have a lot of magic—it’s only those of us that choose to accept it that really understand it.” ― Stevie Nicks

125. “Your graciousness is what carries you. It isn’t how old you are, how young you are, how beautiful you are, or how short your skirt is. What it is, is what comes out of your heart. If you are gracious, you have won the game.” ― Stevie Nicks

126. “You’ll never get away from the sound of the woman that loves you.” ― Stevie Nicks

127. “I think it has more to it than just a rock and roll band.” ― Stevie Nicks

128. “You live by the light of the moon, and I live by desire.” ― Stevie Nicks

129. “I came here for a reason. I didn’t come here to be a mother. I didn’t come here to be a nun. And I did not come here to be a cleaning lady. I came here to be a poet.” ― Stevie Nicks

130. “Thunder only happens when it’s raining. Players only love you when they’re playing.” ― Stevie Nicks

131. “Stop dragging my heart around.” ― Stevie Nicks

132. “Everyone else changes. I don’t change.” ― Stevie Nicks

133. “Being able to take care of myself is something that my mom really instilled in me.” ― Stevie Nicks

134. “I think if I had just done my solo career and had been able just to be me, I probably would’ve been more ego’d out than I was. Being in a group of five really does keep your ego in place. It’s not as easy to get totally conceited when you’re in a band.” ― Stevie Nicks

135. “But never have I been a blue calm sea, I have always been a storm.” ― Stevie Nicks

136. “I live in the realm of romantic possibility.” ― Stevie Nicks

137. “My life is a testament to believing that if you want something, you can make it happen.” ― Stevie Nicks

138. “I was always available to give this another try. In an eerie sort of way it felt as if we had only been apart for a year. Some things you just never forget.” ― Stevie Nicks

139. “I’ll never be in style, but I’ll always be different.” ― Stevie Nicks

140. “Love is only one fine star away.” ― Stevie Nicks

141. “You want people to remember you for your grace.” ― Stevie Nicks

142. “By the time I was five, I was a little diva.” ― Stevie Nicks

143. “Don’t be a lady. Be a legend.” ― Stevie Nicks

144. “Maybe we were together in another life. In a parallel universe, maybe our paths are not supposed to cross twice, maybe your arms are not supposed to go around me.” ― Stevie Nicks

145. “I do not walk away in the face of adversity and never have.” ― Stevie Nicks






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