Bruce Springsteen

American singer-songwriter

Lived from: 1949-

Category: Music | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Bruce Springsteen

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    When I was very, very young, I decided that I was gonna catalogue my times because that's what other people who I admired did. That's what Bob Dylan did, that's what Frank Sinatra did, Hank Williams did, in very different ways.
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    When you get fat and lose your hunger. That is when you know the sellout has happened.
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    Work creates an enormous sense of self and I saw that in my mother. She was an enormous, towering figure to me in the best possible way. I picked up a lot of things from her in the way that I work... I also picked up a lot of the failings of when your father doesn't have those things and that results in a house that turns into a minefield.
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    Yeah, I had gay friends. The first thing I realized was that everybody's different, and it becomes obvious that all of the gay stereotypes are ridiculous.
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    Yeah, my son likes a lot of guitar bands. He gave me something the other day which was really good. He'll burn a CD for me full of things that he has, so he's a pretty good call if I want to check some of that stuff out... The other two aren't quite into that yet.
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    You can go from doing something quite silly to something dead serious in the blink of an eye, and if you're making those connections with your audience then they're going to go right along with it.
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    You can't be afraid of getting old. Old is good, if you're gathering in life. Our band is good at understanding that equation.
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    You can't have a United States if you are telling some folks that they can't get on the train. There is a cracking point where a society collapses.
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    You ride in a limousine the first time, it's a big thrill but after that it's just a stupid car.
    Source: Bruce Springsteen Talking
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    Your spoken voice is a part of it - not a big part of it, but it's something. It puts people at ease, and once again kind of reaches out and makes a bridge for what's otherwise difficult music.
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    Your success story is a bigger story than whatever you're trying to say on stage. Success makes life easier. It doesn't make living easier.
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    Your success story is a bigger story than whatever you're trying to say on stage... Success makes life easier. It doesn't make living easier.
    Source: Q magazine August 1992