- I'm not a drummer anymore, on my gravestone, if there is one, if anyone writes anything about me besides hopefully being a dad, it would be that I sang in my band when I was in my 20s. So I was like, "Yeah, I should probably focus on this a little more," so I just practiced a lot. (When asked about his singing.)
- What you want if you're asking that question is a specific time in your life to come back to you, and that will never happen. You will never be 15 years old again. I could write, verbatim, another Take This To Your Grave, and you won't feel the same way. It's not going to mean anything to you because it wouldn't mean anything to me.
- When asked "how do you respond to people who say they wish Fall Out Boy would just write another Take This To Your Grave?"
- Sometimes people associate getting big with selling out, which is funny because that's not something you necessarily have choice in. That's not a matter that is entirely up to you and at the same time, who hasn't sold out? If you've heard of a specific artist, they're big enough--they got to you. Where do you draw the line between what's big and what's too big?
- I don't mind if someone thinks I'm a sell out. I go to bed happy knowing I do what I do and I'm not doing anything for reasons of money, and if I were trying to pick up chicks, I'm doing a horrible job. And if I wanted to drive awesome cars, I'm doing a really bad job there too.
- If you're trying to get a lot of money and attention and cars and just stuff like that, being in a band is a really bad way to do it, because it takes a lot of work, it's constant work, it's very grueling, and you don't really have time to spend money. So that would probably not even make my top 10 list of ways to make a lot of money, because records aren't selling anymore. The richest musician in America still doesn't even come close to a mid-level athlete.
- I've heard a lot of really awful, negative things said about Pete, and it's like, “Dude, you don't even have a clue how honest and real that guy is” for the amount of crap that people talk about him. Pete said it, and it's true, they make you into a wrestling character. And it's also like reality TV editing. It's really easy to cut somebody in rolling their eyes when that might not have even happened next to the thing that it's being shown next to.
- There was a weird moment where—I was still a drummer, I always saw myself as a drummer—and we got nominated for a Grammy, that was really crazy, and I was sitting there and Stevie Wonder was on stage and I remember thinking "Wow, I really need to take [singing] more seriously!"
- There's something really personal about your voice, where if people talk shit on your guitar, "Ugh, he played out of tune," etc., you can, in your head, blame it on something else, but when you fuck up with your singing, that's part of you [...] So I guess I'm an insecure enough dude that I just went back and really studied and tried to sing better.
- Pete's my best friend, I was the best man at his wedding, I love that man to death. I'd take a bullet for him.
- There's so many accusations that are so ridiculous about Pete Wentz that are taken as the gospel—people just assume that he posted pictures of his penis on the internet. That is the stupidest fucking thing thing I've ever heard. Why on earth would you ever do that?
- I think Joe's underappreciated, I think Andy's underappreciated, I think Pete's underappreciated, I don't think people know how good he is. I think Neal [Avron]'s underappreciated, but if anything, I feel overappreciated. I think Patrick Stump gets enough attention.
- I collect movies, I still buy records constantly. I collect musical instruments and most of my time I spend making music, it's pretty much what I do 90% of the time I'm home. Aside from just normal stuff, I walk the dog, I hang out with my girlfriend, get dinner. Pretty mellow stuff.
- Right now I'm in Hollywood—I don't like Hollywood, it's not really my style. But I've found my own little niche here where it's not bad. It's one of those things where I've been on an extended work trip here for 2 years. I still technically live in Chicago and I'm dying to get back. That's one of the big things for me, I go back to Chicago when I want to hang out. I'm weirdly very proud of my city, and I hope, God willing, I die there.
- I think a producer should be like water, and whatever the shape of the glass is, he or she should fill that. If they need you to be the engineer guy--typically I have an engineer--I work at that stuff. If they need you to be a songwriting help guy, I work on that. If they need you to be a vocal melody guy, I work at that, etc. I kind of look at whatever a band needs out of me then I try to give it to them.
- When asked "Are you very hands on when it comes to production or do you focus more on the larger vision of the song/album - the vibe/etc? "
- I think one of the things if you look at minimalism or expressionism, there's various movements in modern composition that I think you can see really natural relations in pop music, so I mean I always look to that in pop music.
- Reich and John Cage were pretty big influences on this record (Folie A Deux) in weird ways in that you wouldn't necessarily hear any of it - nothing ends up sounding like either of them, but I think just methodology and things like that ended up on the record in various ways.
Rolling Stone 
- I hear all sorts of things slung at us, one of my favorites being the "boy-band" accusation. I'm like, 'Boy band? I'm fat! If we were a boy band, I'd look good, I'd dance and I'd be charming - so what the fuck are you talking about?' I write songs, that's all I do. 
Blender Magazine 
"Boy Crazy" Article- June, 2006 
- I get really annoyed with photo shoots and interviews and handshakes. I’m a musician; God forbid I actually have time to make music.
- He's not cocky because of Fall Out Boy, he's cocky because he's Pete Wentz.
- Quiet IS the new loud. 
- Yeah, I've been writing a bunch of new stuff, but it's all secret. In fact, I may or may not have been writing stuff this entire interview. 
- Whoever is in charge of my Wikipedia, all right, whoever you are - the major, most egregious thing in there isn't that, you know, apparently I'm bisexual and have like, twenty kids and that I learned everything I know from a sixteen-year-old who probably wrote that in himself, but the most egregious of all the errors is that it says I am a massive David Bowie fan, which is true, but it is a gross omission to leave out my obsession with Prince. Absolutely. So whoever you are, throw that in there. Go for it. You know what? Make me eighty feet tall. And, you know, make me a transsexual. But put in Prince. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwCmFH3Xz68 "Patrick's Tour of L.A. from FoE]"
- Joe Trohman: (referring to Pete and Patrick) You guys should just make lo- You guys should get married.
Patrick: We are. "Fall Out Boy Hard Rock Live Interview (Dance, Dance)"
- Pete Wentz: Every action movie has to have a gadget guy. You hate being the gadget guy, huh? You're a good gadget guy, you wear glasses.
Patrick: (throws glasses on the floor) Now I'm a HORRIBLE gadget guy!
"Fall Out Boy-Making of A Little Less Sixteen Candles.."
- We're standing outside of Peet's Coffee. I've never been here before, but I'm gonna pretend like I have. I love you, Peet's. So good memories. 
- I did my civic duty. Haha I'm driving a Civic! Whoa! 
- (Points to guide arrows on street) See these guide arrows? Fuck you, guide arrows! Tell me to go that way? Fuck you. 
- Nintendo DS makes me forget that I don't have any friends.
"Fall Out Boy Games"
- Patrick: One of my favorite rumors about myself is that I am 31, which is just about 10 years off, so...
Pete: He's 41, you mother fuckers.
- I hate barbeque sauce. Little known fact about me. Can't stand it. 
- Before lunch, and ultimately recess, I need you to know - you're going to die.
"Fall Out Boy for DoSomething.org"
- Carpool to save gas. 'Cause I know you're in grade school and driving is like, what you do. 
- I'm sure it's gotta be a great job 'cause rock stars are known for their punctuality and politeness, so... 
- Yeah, I'm one of those guys--I'm either totally on time and--and everything's good, or I just--I just didn't know what happened, you know, and I just totally don't show up. Like not like late, like, I didn't know--my problem is that sometimes I'm real bad at getting information and retaining it, so...I dunno...Sometimes it's more forgetting than late.
- Don't just look at her ass, eat it.
- Calm before the storm - fuck it; MEOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW. MEOW.
- Hey, does your mother sew? BOOM! Get her to sew that.
- Come to think of it, I'm gonna- I'm gonna make him bald, and make him- and make him sweat acid. And I think I'm gonna give him weird bladder problems, and romantic problems..Y'know what?! THE WHOLE THING!
- Know somethin'... I got a range. I got a range like no motherfucker knows.
- I already said that fucking thing, you missed it. Where were you on that one, O'Keefe? Eyes on the prize. Focus!
Friends or Enemies.com 
- Hi I'm Patrick. Today we're going to look at how long it takes for spilt Coke to sink into a carpet. [plays Jeopardy music] Note that it's still fizzy.
- I'm probably the only guy in the world that likes to eat black licorice.
- Hi, I'm Patrick Stump. And I'm wearing Pete's pants.
- These are the dude version. They couldn't possibly be your pants!
- (Says to Pete Wentz after being accused of stealing his pants)
Apple Pro Profiles 
- Everything was plugged in and should’ve been working, but it gave me a communication error. I got like a cave man and got so mad at it. I was completely fed up. I’m not an engineer, I’m not a computer whiz. I don’t know anything about electronics. All I know is that I want this thing to make noise, I want to write music, and it’s not working.
- (About using 4 track tape decks compared to GarageBand)
- I mean, if I had a piccolo in front of me I would probably figure out how to play ‘Hot Cross Buns’ or something.
My Heart Will Always be the B-Side to My Tongue DVD 
- I don't know, we played a show for like, ten kids, but those ten kids were just insane. It's really quantity, not quality, and that's what I really -- (Pete cuts him off) Pete: It's quality, not quantity. You said it backwards. I don't want you to look like a dumbass... on film.
- This one's for all the homies who couldn't make it to the party!
- Before taking a shot of liquid garlic butter.
- We're meant for each other 'cause we smell bad.
Release the Bats DVD 
- There are some things in life that make you happy, and make you like your life. Then there are some things in life that you witness, that make you not like your life as much. I think that's one of them. I'm sorry, Juan.
- (after Juan takes the "Triple Pepper Threat" in the Release the Bats DVD)
- I started playing music when I was really young. I didn't start off on guitar because I couldn't fit my hands around the neck and fret board. So I did the drums. And back then, all I did was hit things. 
- I used to work in a record store. I'm kind of a record nerd. 
- (when having brought a fan onstage in Stockholm)
Pete: (to the fan) Tell us something about you we couldn't tell just by looking at you.
Fan: (goes silent, Charlie whispers something to her) Um, I'm taller than Pete..
Patrick: Well... isn't EVERYONE in here taller than him?!
- According to my Wikipedia, I'm a tenor, which isn't physically possible.
- I'm a sweaty little guy.
- I'm in love with Pete Wentz.
- We could be hardcore, but I'm not screaming.
- Patrick: Did he just roll out "gotta go save the world"?
Patrick: That's my line.
- [on One Tree Hill]
- It seems to me like people want to fight just for the fight, not for the ending result and I think that's crap, I think that's silly.
- [On doing a Harry Caray impression] "Apparently I was doing it for about 10 minutes and it totally ruined the show and I was never given talking privilages again"
- YES, I'm short and VERY pale!
- He's writing what I'm singing, and I'm writing what he's playing.
- I don't think we care anymore about what we're gonna do. We're just gonna be our own band and we're not gonna pretend to be any more rock or any less whatever than we are. We're kinda hardcore kids, we're kinda a metal band in this weird way, we're kinda into soul, we're kinda into folk, we're kinda into a lot of stuff and we're just gonna do whatever we do.
- I think you can totally be a totally normal kid from the suburbs of Chicago and go off and play shows. It's one of those things that when you go home, you're still the nerd you were when you left, and your parents still get to yell at you about cleaning up your room, and your girlfriend still drags you to the pet store.
- I don't make sense in this interview. I don't make sense in photo shoots. I don't make sense unless I'm making music. And the music is literally the only reason I'm here. I know I'm not the tall, dark, handsome rock star guy. I know I'm not the most charismatic person. I know I'm not that interesting or funny. It really is about me being a musician and a songwriter. That is the only reason I exist here.
- Our fans are pretty loyal. In the beginning, we had to play a lot of shows to, like, one kid at a time. Those kids stuck with us and have been incredibly supportive. They have a lot more ownership of us than other bands, they can have Fall Out Boy. That's how we feel.
- Here's the thing about Kelly Clarkson. At the end of the day, she's an amazing singer, and you can't fault her for that.
- I'm really glad I put aside whatever ego I had and just let Pete be free,
- Pete just gives me lyrics and phrases and sentences and ideas that are just kind of disembodies from any song, ... I'm his word editor and he's my music editor.
- First off, we came from hardcore bands, and, in a lot of ways, we still see ourselves as a hardcore band. That said, that's just how we play. I don't know how else to play when you're in a rock band. If you're in a rock band, that's how you're going to do it.
See also 
- http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/fall_out_boy_the_boys_with_the_car_crash_hearts/page/2 Rolling Stone: Fall Out Boy
- http://www.tv.com/patrick-stump/person/412086/summary.html TV.com Patrick Stump.