Bruce Springsteen

American singer-songwriter

Lived from: 1949-

Category: Music | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Bruce Springsteen

Quotes 16 till 30 of 117.

  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    - +
     0
    Every good writer or filmmaker has something eating at them, right? That they can't quite get off their back . And so your job is to make your audience care about your obsessions.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    - +
     0
    Fear's a powerful thing
    It'll turn your heart black you can trust
    It'll take your God filled soul
    Fill it with devils and dust.
    Source: Devils & Dust (2005) Devils & Dust
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    - +
     0
    For an adult, the world is constantly trying to clamp down on itself. Routine, responsibility, decay of institutions, corruption: this is all the world closing in.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    - +
     0
    For me, I was somebody who was a smart young guy who didn't do very well in school. The basic system of education, I didn't fit in; my intelligence was elsewhere.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    - +
     0
    Getting an audience is hard. Sustaining an audience is hard. It demands a consistency of thought, of purpose, and of action over a long period of time.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    - +
     0
    Gonna be a twister to blow everything down
    That ain't got the faith to stand its ground
    Blow away the dreams that tear you apart
    Blow away the dreams that break your heart
    Blow away the lies that leave you nothing but lost and brokenhearted.
    Source: Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978) The Promised Land
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    - +
     0
    Have you ever seen a one trick pony in the field so happy and free?
    If you've ever seen a one trick pony then you've seen me
    Have you ever seen a one-legged dog making his way down the street?
    If you've ever seen a one-legged dog then you've seen me.
    Source: Working On A Dream (2009) The Wrestler
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    - +
     0
    Hell's brewin' dark sun's on the rise
    This storm'll blow through by and by
    House is on fire, Viper's in the grass
    A little revenge and this too shall pass.
    Source: The Rising (2002) Lonesome Day
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    - +
     0
    Here everybody has a neighbor
    Everybody has a friend
    Everybody has a reason to begin again.
    Source: Magic (2007) Long Walk Home
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    - +
     0
    I always wanted my music to influence the life you were living emotionally - with your family, your lover, your wife, and, at a certain point, with your children.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    - +
     0
    I believe the war on poverty is a more American idea than the war on the war on poverty. I believe that most people feel like that. And I believe that it ain't over till it's over.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    - +
     0
    I can sing very comfortably from my vantage point because a lot of the music was about a loss of innocence, there's innocence contained in you but there's also innocence in the process of being lost.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    - +
     0
    I didn't know if it would be a success-ful one, or what the stages would be, but I always saw myself as a lifetime musician and songwriter.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    - +
     0
    I do a lot of curiosity buying; I buy it if I like the album cover, I buy it if I like the name of the band, anything that sparks my imagination.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    - +
     0
    I do a lot of curiosity buying; I buy it if I like the album cover, I buy it if I like the name of the band, anything that sparks my imagination. I still like to go to record stores, I like to just wander around and I'll buy whatever catches my attention.