BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN QUOTES

American musician (1949- )

Bruce Springsteen quote

When it comes to luck you make your own.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, "Lucky Town"

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Success makes life easier. It doesn't make living easier.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, Q Magazine, August, 1992

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We're here to re-dedicate you to The Power, The Passion, The Mystery, and The Ministry of Rock and Roll.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, Guitar Magazine, July 1999

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At this point, I don't need my records to be Number One or sell as many as this person or that person. That's not fundamentally important -- I don't believe that sustains you.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, Bruce Springsteen Talking

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Baby this town rips the bones from your back.
It's a death trap, it's a suicide rap.
We gotta get out while we're young,
'Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, "Born to Run"

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You know, at the time -- you think 30, you think you're old. We thought we were old at 30. And then you look back, and of course that's funny.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, interview, Backstreets, December 10, 2015

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Sometimes it's like someone took a knife baby, edgy and dull
And cut a six-inch valley through the middle of my soul.
At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet
And a freight train running through the middle of my head.
Only you can cool my desire.
I'm on fire.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, "I'm on Fire", Born in the U.S.A.

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I've always got many, many songs running around looking for homes at all times. And I'm always trying to figure out how to give them one, you know.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, interview, NPR, January 15, 2014

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This music is forever for me. It's the stage thing, that rush moment that you live for. It never lasts, but that's what you live for.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, Time Magazine, October 27, 1975

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The first day I can remember looking into a mirror and being able to stand what I saw was the day I had a guitar in my hand.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, Bruce Springsteen Talking

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We busted out of class had to get away from those fools;
We learned more from a three minute record than we ever learned in school.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, "No Surrender", Born in the U.S.A.

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It was a moment when your music was the totality of your identity, and so you were so caught up and so invested in it.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, interview, Rolling Stone, August 25, 2015

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These days we don't have to go out and play 150 shows every time the band comes together. You can go out and play 20 shows, if you have something to do -- or if you just feel like it. We're no longer bound by the previous rules of, "You've gotta have a record, then you've gotta go out and tour for two years...." I don't think we have to do that anymore at this point.... You know, you can get the band together and play a few dates -- with an idea behind it, and something that you think the fans might get a kick out of. We'll play the record start to finish, and then we'll play some of the special outtakes that are there, and we'll play some favorites, and it should be a nice night.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, interview, Backstreets, December 10, 2015

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If the angels are unkind or the season is dark,
Or if in the end
Love just falls apart.
Well then here's to our destruction.
Baby let me be your soul driver.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, "Soul Driver", Human Touch

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Outside the street's on fire in a real death waltz
Between flesh and what's fantasy and the poets down here
Don't write nothing at all, they just stand back and let it all be.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, "Jungleland", Born to Run

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I wanted to make the greatest rock record that I'd ever heard, and I wanted it to sound enormous and I wanted it to grab you by your throat and insist that you take that ride, insist that you pay attention, not to just the music, but just to life, to feeling alive, to being alive.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, interview, Rolling Stone, August 25, 2015

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Everybody's got a hunger, a hunger they can't resist;
There's so much that you want, you deserve much more than this.
But if dreams came true, oh, wouldn't that be nice?
But this ain't no dream we're living through tonight.
Girl, you want it, you take it, you pay the price.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, "Prove It All Night", Darkness on the Edge of Town

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Tonight our bed is cold;
I'm lost in the darkness of our love.
God have mercy on the man
Who doubts what he's sure of.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, "Brilliant Disguise", Tunnel of Love

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In the third grade a nun stuffed me in a garbage can under her desk because she said that's where I belonged.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, Bruce Springsteen Talking

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And of course we searched for everything, to see what was there, but we just felt lucky that we had what we had.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, interview, Backstreets, December 10, 2015

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