Flea Best Quotes

Michael Peter Balzary, better known by his stage name Flea, is an Australian-born American musician and actor. Enjoy Flea’s best quotes below.

“I don’t micromanage, but I do care deeply about every product we make. Every one goes through me, and I try most of our products before they go to market, including our John Paul Pet flea and tick shampoo. If I don’t like it, it’s not coming out.”
“The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.”
“I like my house to be unique to me. Sure, I’ve bought plenty of things out of a catalog, but the way I put them together in my home is special. You might have bought your sofa at a major home decorating store, but the rug you found at the flea market is so unique, it takes your room from ‘carbon copy’ to ‘simply yours’ in no time.”
“You just need to be a flea against injustice. Enough committed fleas biting strategically can make even the biggest dog uncomfortable and transform even the biggest nation.”
“To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it.”
“You may as well say, ‘That’s a valiant flea that dare eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion.”
“At a flea market I always head for the junk jewelry table first.”
“It’s an addiction. I love clothes. I like to go down Melrose and look in all the windows and I go to different flea markets. I have lots of costumes. You never know when you’re going to have to dress up like a milkmaid from the 1600s.”
“My favorite things often have a story behind them and are usually handmade or discovered at a flea market.”
“I always like my trailer or hotel room to have fresh flowers or pillows I find at a local flea market – anything to personalize the environment.”
“Non-crazy gun advocates – the ones who aren’t stockpiling in preparation for a zombie invasion – don’t like the idea of expanding background checks because they think it’ll be a lot more paperwork. And it probably would make it more difficult to sell guns at, say, a flea market.”
“My mother used to take me to flea markets in my stroller, and I would just rummage through the piles. You’ve got to dig through the overstuffed racks that everyone else just walks by. It’s the only way to find the cool stuff.”
“When I go to a country, I go to flea markets, antique stores. I am always looking for something.”
“‘Priced to sell’ – just the phrase makes me smile. When a dealer says all the items in his booth are priced to sell, he means he’s tagged them as aggressively as he can to get you to buy them. Don’t worry, though, I still haggle. You have to. That’s the point of a flea market.”
“I’m pretty much a thrift shop gal. Flea markets on Sundays.”
“I was always interested in fashion and beauty. I was fifteen when I was scouted in a flea market. Two years later, I arrived in New York. I was in awe because it was like another planet.”
“When I take on a design project, I have to jet from the bookstore to the hardware shop to the lamp store and back again just to collect a small portion of the many items I need to fill a home. But, when you hit the flea market, they’re all right there. From booth to booth, you have the bases covered.”
“I think when you get interested in antiques, the most frustrating thing is that books don’t have enough photos. When you go to a flea market or garage sale, you see lots of things you’ve never seen before and you have no idea what the price is going to be or should be.”
“My first collection was made from sheets that my grandmother, who lived in Normandy, had been collecting for a long time. There are a lot of flea markets in that part of France, and she knew what I liked.”
“I love vintage shopping in flea markets, vintage stores and even Ebay.”
“You think 24-7 when you’re a creative person. And I find pleasure in everything – if I’m in a flea market, I’m there on my downtime, but I’m also there searching for the collection. I don’t separate the two.”
“I have an unusual hobby: I collect pictures of people I don’t know. It started when I was a kid growing up in South Florida, the land of junk stores, garage sales, and flea markets, as a kind of coping mechanism.”
“I have a few friends that I think would go to bat for me no matter what. Flea is definitely one of them. Guy Oseary is one of them.”
“I am not sure how much I would like being married if I wasn’t married to him. A man who likes flea markets and isn’t gay? I knew I was lucky.”
“We are more than the sum of our biochemical functions. Even the tiniest flea is an incredibly complex living creature, with mouth-parts adapted to feeding on the blood of your cat or dog.”
“I do honour the very flea of his dog.”
“Some kids spent their allowance going to see ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’; I spent mine on a great-looking lamp I’d found at the flea market and a ceramic bowl from a neighborhood garage sale.”
“When I find something at a flea market or an antique store, it feels more special and I’m more inclined to want to wear it.”
“I grew up listening to the Beatles and being an ardent Beatles fan when I was in third grade all the way to adulthood, and listening to all kinds of music that came to us either at the flea market or in our living rooms or on the ‘Ed Sullivan’ show – all these places we were influenced by.”
“I love clothes! I shop everywhere, but I like Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus. It’s a wide range. I’m from California, and I love the Pasadena Flea Market.”
“Whether you’re going to a museum or a flea market or flipping through a book, always be on the lookout for something special.”
“I love going to flea markets especially when I am traveling, because I love seeing the stuff of other cultures, handicrafts and things with historical content.”
“We always feel pretty creative as far as writing songs. We write them together; we just get in a room, or on occasion in Flea’s garage. We just sort of improvise, like jazz musicians.”
“My father had the bug. Ever since I can remember walking, he was waking me up at 5 in the morning to go to flea markets. As a kid, I couldn’t really stand it, but as I grew up, I became that guy, and when I have kids, I am going to be doing the same thing.”
“We do things on an exchange basis in the music business – it keeps the wheels turning. That’s how I can get people like Slash, Flea and Kris Kristofferson on my album. Collaboration should be done through trades rather than charging each other a fortune.”
“My grandmother was very fashion-forward and had these very structured, beautiful bags, and now, that’s why I have very expensive taste in bags. I grew up watching her carry these pieces of art. She could pair a Louis Vuitton with $10 jewelry from a flea market in Boca Raton, and everyone assumed her jewelry was expensive. I do that now, too!”
“I like Flea, I like him as a musician.”
“I always had dreams. I knew I wanted to have money to buy things at the flea market. That’s worked out well.”
“And I have a few friends that I think would go to bat for me no matter what. Flea is definitely one of them. Guy Oseary is one of them.”
“Flea and Anthony are into funk, like old school Meters and stuff like that.”
“I’m a vegetarian, and I long for people to eat less meat, but the thing to do is not to go, ‘Eat! Less! Meat!’ It’s to say, ‘I am fit as a flea and I’m 63, I haven’t eaten meat for 40 years, and I never get diseases, I’m never ill, and I’m full of energy. So how’s about that?’”
“During my military service, I performed a sketch in which I played a flea called Max. So when critics kept misspelling my name, I decided to change it and thought, ‘Ah! Max!’”
“I collect travel alarm clocks. I was in a flea market in France once, in 1994, and I opened up this beautiful Jaeger-LeCoultre folding eight-day winding clock folded into a beautiful case, and I went, ‘Wow, man.’ And I’ve been collecting travel alarm clocks since 1994.”
“But we used to go to flea markets and things, and look for old 78 records that had silly song titles.”
“I just discovered the Santa Monica flea market, every Sunday. I go weekly. There’s a lot of interesting things there.”
“I literally in the New York flea market – just when I was despairing of ever having a great serendipitous find – found a 1926 Chanel.”
“I actually picked up copies of Decline I and II at a flea market once. I walked out without paying.”
“If I’m going to try and find something, I stick to the flea markets, or I pull hand-me-downs from my family because I like pieces to have stories.”
“I jog at the Rose Bowl, and I collect antique and vintage furniture, so I’m there every few weeks for the flea market.”
“I don’t like shopping, so I’ll look online. I like going to the flea market at the Rose Bowl every once in a while. I like the same stores, Opening Ceremony and APC.”

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