Quotes from the Benjamin himself
"Painted fingernails didn't really go with testosterone."
"I wanted to do something different, it started out as just a bleached spot and I wanted some color, why not pink?"
"This is the makeout song. Although you should ask the person first 'cause I've had some troubles with that before." (During "Seasons")
"I'm gonna... go... walk into... traffic."
"Me fail English? That's unpossible!"
"We don't really consider ourselves a punk rock band. Punk rock is suppose to be anti-clique, but these days, even punk rock has gotten cliquey."
"Sorry mom I like to makeout!"
"Did I mention I'm allergic to everything?"
"Christina Aguilera tried to make out with me... and I shut her down!" (imitating Joel)
"I pulled my own pants down and put it on myself and said 'you guys leave me alone.'" (about the Bengay incident)
"I sell out every day, I say "Give me 5 bucks, and I'll give you a kiss."
"Life is Benji, The rest is just details .Benji is Life!"
"Look!...There's Joel!...There's the other one!"
"One time I ripped Joel's nipples off! One time I pierced Paul's butt cheeks together."
"Yeah... we have cousins in Chicago... Mest"
"Good Charlotte's for the kids!!!"
"He's what you call a loser folks. A loser." (Speaking about Joel in high school.)
"I'm agoraphobic. I just want someone to love me!"
"We like to go out to shopping malls and harass people."
"We usually say this is the 'Makeout Song' but our mom is here!"
"What's my official statement? My official statement is.... that I've been wearing the same underwear for four days."
"We stole all of Paul's clothes and made him play naked."
"We grew up so fucking poor. We were slums, hoodlums, troublemakers. It gives you a really bad look on life. I hated everything. Then one day I had an epiphany and realized that you can go around in a bad mood all of the time, but it won't do any good. If you pull the positive points out of something, you will enjoy life a lot more."
"When we do fight it's not about things we think we'd fight about like, music. It's about like, I'll wear Joel socks and he'd be like, *Benji imitating Joel* Dudedude I told you not to wear my socks, dude You know I like my socks Benj!DudeOh are those my boxers too?Dude ohhh Ohh do you have to go thereDude Dude! Then we're like in the studio in this really important part of the song and I'll be like 'what do you think we should do?' I don't care are those my boxers? Dude!"
"Keep representin' GC, 'cause you know we're representin' you!"
"I got all the hoes!"
"I was in a boy band myself..."
"Joel your gloves suck!"
MiNiBENJi: "Hey Benji, were you doing drugs before the show?"
Benji: (laughter) "Nah, I don't do drugs."
"Stop watching them making out!"
"I have a confession to make: I love making out. it's fun and innocent. And besides, you can't get pregnant from making out."
"Someone call the fire department this one's out of control!" (said while shaking his hips back and forth) (He said this outside the club they played that turned into a dance club after and u could hear techno in the back HE WAS DANCING!)
"Hey, guys. I have some bad news for you...we were backing out of the parking lot and I think we ran over Lil Bow Wow."
"We feel really lucky right now, especially because we're so young. We feel like we can do anything, nothing can hold us back, and we've got a lot of energy."
Little Kid: "Hey benji, will you sign my report card?"
Benji: (looks around, trys not to laugh) "Wow, that's really good!"
"It must be real tough to be a punk rocker in Wisconsin, you get chased by rednecks and stuff."
"This one time, Joel was too scared to ask a girl to a dance so he had me call her up and pretend I was him, and she said no and then she said 'This isn't Joel is it?' and I said, 'No it's Benj!'"
Interviewer: "Benji, with all your piercings have you got your 'Prince Albert' done?"
Benji: "Ahahahahahaha...(innocently) Who's Prince Albert?..."
"That's surprising [that I smell good] seeing I haven't showered in...three weeks."
"Yea on our day off we went to Disney for our first time and Joel was like a little kid. he was like come on guys we have to hurry to space mountain. And this morning when I walked in the bathroom I swear I heard him singing When you wish upon a star."
"Santa Claus, is that you?" (On Loveline talking about peppermint flavored condoms)
"Punk rockers have feelings too."
"I want a punk girl...so when we're 90, we'll still be together, our tattoos will be all old and faded, we'll be sitting in our rocing chairs, still listening to punk music, still in love...and we'll still be having sex to MxPx." (Talking about what type of girl he wants to Joel on stage)
"I wanna ride on a magical piano" (Talking about the vanessa carlton video)
"I was not programed to love." (In an Arnold Shwartsaneggar voice. Spelling?)
"Let me put on my leather pants and unbutton my shirt, to appear younger."
"Mother says I need to try to look more respectable."
"Were all gonna run around naked and make animal noises!"
"I forgot to shave my legs today!"
"Uh, my names Benji... I grew up in Waldorf. Single white male. Enjoys long walks on the beach. In search of someone sensitive and caring for conversation, friendship, possible serious relationship, coffee, or a good book."
"This is Joel at the mall... 'Hey girl, who you with? You ever heard that song 'Little Things'? Yo, that's about me, girl... Awww yeah...'"
"Yeah, we got kicked out of Limp Bizkit... Yeah, who's laughing now?? Huh??"
"And while we're here in Orlando, we have to give a shout out to our buddies N*SYNC!"
"Hooked on Phonics worked for me!"
"Nickelback, Default, Adema, etc., etc., make me want to stick a fork in my eye."
"Hi, we're Crazytown and we suck!"
"We're all gonna run around naked and make animal noises!"
"It's amazing the fun you can have for 99 cents."
(after this girl handed him ring that lights up when ya push it)"JOEL!!!! LOOKIE!" *Pushes ring into Joel's cheek and watches it light up* "It's so purty!
" "One time I ripped Joels nipples off! One time I pierced Pauls butt cheeks together."
"I sell out every day, I say Give me 5 bucks, and Ill give you a kiss. "Uh, Cut their toes off and send them to me."
"Malibu Stacey! Malibu Stacey! I would be Malibu Stacey... She has a cool car"
~"I'm gonna go.. walk into.. traffic."
Would you ever consider turning in your instruments to learn choreography and become a boy band?
Benji: Um... after you shot me in the head.
For better ratings?
Benji: I would rather, take dry wall screws and nail them into my toes.
Yeah, one time i was rockin' balls and my mom walked in and caught me. War stories!"
"I have a confession to make: I love making out. It's fun and innocent. And besides, you can't get pregnant from making out."
Quotes from the one and only Joel
"We got the shit and piss kicked out of us... one day I got beaten so badly, I laid in a puddle on my own piss and blood and urine... which is the same thing I guess... I wanna apologize to Australia for the words I just used!"
"I put on pretty good sock puppet shows and I can mime"
"I don't smile."
"You can call him Benjamin, that's what Momma calls him."
"We were put together by the label, we had to try out in a gymnasium... no, just kidding "
"Whether they play us on the radio or not, if they put us on MTV or not, it doesn't matter 'cause all of you guys are standing here and we're a family. Punk rock is a family."
"...music is supposed to be an escape. It's supposed to be somewhere you go, where you can be yourself, or be whatever you want to be..."
"We love you all..."
"Look what you did, you just made me say badass Buffalo five times."
"Yes, I am pimpin' this coat, thank you very much..."
"You can only start a boy band if you kill one of the other ones already out there."
"So I wanna see all of you making out during this song."
JOEL: "This song is about quitting school, quitting work, quitting everything and starting a band. A punk rock band, a ska band, any kind of band. But what do you gotta do if you wanna start a boyband?"
CROWD: "You gotta kill one of the ones already out there!"
JOEL: "That's right, because you gotta get in the rotation."
"I was in Menudo."
(when asked how touring has changed their lives) "I think you could say that we know more about the world, and we are now experts on the care and feeding of stinky, smelly socks." from soundbreak.com interview,
"It was the same thing, we stood in a room and picked! 'We want that guy!'"
(Singing Seasons) "Walking all along the...grass, ya told me...ah y'all I forgot the words..."
"Instead of going out and shooting people, why don't you go start a band."
"I'm kinda disappointed that Canada isn't like the South Park movie said it was."
"People think that I'm a really outgoing person because of how I am on stage. But I'm not. I'm really shy."
"Okay, now who stole my wallet?"
"Damn girl, you don't have to pinch so hard, turn around, now it's your turn!"
"Good Charlotte is anger management teen angst."
"I don't want to see anyone leaving single tonight. I want everyone to leave impregnated."
"This one's for all you emo and skater kids, we know your sensitive" ( about motivation Procolomation )
girl: whoa! your standing right there!
Joel: yeah! im a real person too i have skin and i shit too but shhh dont tell anyone.
"Yeah and your teeth are clenched together and you're like, 'It's cool, man. I'm fine.'" (on getting painful tatoos)
"I got kicked out of class so much and it wasn't fair because I was just talking. In class, if there was a pretty girl, I would just try to talk [to her] all the time. I like to talk, especially to girls. And I got kicked out of class all the time. The teacher would be like 'All right, stop,' and I'd be like 'Okay,' and keep talking. Then I'd try to impress her and it wouldn't really work. I'd get kicked out for trying to be funny, like they'd call me up to read and I'd read the wrong thing. I didn't take high school very seriously."
"This is a really intimate gathering... (pause, something flys up on stage) ...So intimate in fact, that someone just threw their bra up on stage!"
"We got Paul over here sportin' the Ravens. And we got Billy over here rockin' 'Nightmare Before Christmas.'"
"Always wear cute pajamas to bed,
you'll never know who u will meet in your dreams"
"I always wanted to direct videos, when I first saw Benji and my name on the thing..what's that slappy thing called again?..yea a slate...I was happy."
Quotes from the Billy
"No, my name is Billina!!"
"It really doesn't matter. Like sometimes I'm in a crunchy mood, sometimes I'm in a creamy mood, ya know?"
"I murdered Paul's entire family."
"I can juggle."
"And now, I'm going to the bathroom. And no, you can't follow me in there!"
"I know how much of a pain dragging your guitar around is."
"One day we can walk hand in hand down the road towards a rainbow all happy."
"That's some good shit... I MEAN STUFF!" (Nightmare Before Christmas hat)
"I'm not famous. You're all just crazy!"
"There will be no ass-signing tonight, I'm sorry for the inconvienence"
"Benji likes to match his underwear with his hair. We caught him wearing a pink thong once, and we video taped it."
"If you stand in front of the mirror, holding 1 dozen roses, you'll see 13 of the most beautiful things."
"I used to just watch cartoons. Sit in front of the tv and watch cartoons with a piece of paper and a pencil. I would draw every cartoon character. I wanted to work for Disney really bad and be an animator. I'd sit around and draw all day long. I never really went out and played in the woods with a bunch of snakes under rocks. I was scared of snakes. I was pretty little so I would just sit around and draw. That's all I really did. I listened to "It's not easy being green" by Kermit on a record player in my headphones every single day. That was big on my list." (Talking about what he was like as a kid)
"In the last five minutes, it's Ian... Ian... Ian... Ian... Ian. I guess Ian's looking for me."
"I'm really into girls that try to be a little different from everybody else but are very classy at the same time."
Person: "Hey Billy can ya sign my arm?"
Billy: "Sure thing sweetie!"
Some Other Person: "Hey Billy! Can ya sign my ass?"
Billy: "There will be no ass signing tonight. I'm sorry for the inconvenience..."
Quotes From St. Paul
"Come guys sing. I know you know the words. Sing with me!! I forget them!"
"Don't get it wrong. We all hate their dad."
"It's OK, nobody's as much of a psycho as I am."
"My dream is to go home and stay there."
"People just always ask me for a "Paul hug"... what the heck is that?"
"Billy drives like an old grandma."
"You have beautiful handwriting..."
"Are you sure you don't want Joel's autograph instead?"
Paul: "St. Paul is not gay!! He's very, very straight."
Aaron: "Ok, buddy, whatever you want to believe."
Paul: "You're really starting to hurt my feelings."
"If you ever make me do that again, I will punch you in the face and make you bleed."
"Are you SURE you're not from Waldorf? I swear I've seen you so much before."
"Garbage song: Girls....
Paul: Like YOU!
Paul: Like ME!
Paul: like JOEL! "