100+ Bruce Springsteen Quotes From The Leader Of E Street Band

Bruce Springsteen Quotes

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Bruce Springsteen was conceived on September 23rd in the year 1949 to guardians Douglas Frederick and Adele Ann in New Jersey. After Bruce Springsteen saw Elvis Presley perform on The Ed Sullivan Show, he saw himself to grow up like him. Bruce Springsteen’s mom saw his potential and got him his first guitar for $18 in the year 1956; it began his lifetime issue with the guitar. The epithet of ‘Boss’ adhered to him for his assignment of gathering the band’s daily pay and conveying it among his bandmates. Bruce Springsteen’s mom got him a $60 Kent guitar in the year 1965, which was recalled in his tune ‘The Wish’. Bruce Springsteen began performing with different groups until at last in the year 1970 surely understood ‘San Francisco Examiner’ music faultfinder Philip Elwood gave him a compliment by portraying him as a most amazing arranger.

Beginning in the year 1970, Bruce Springsteenendeavored to frame different groups that didn’t work out until two years after the fact, he grabbed the eye of the music individuals like Mike Appel, Jim Cretecos, and John Hammond who cooperated at fixing him a record manage ‘Columbia Records’. ‘Crawdaddy’ magazine proofreader Peter Knobler talked with Bruce Springsteen in the year 1973 and commented that ‘He sings with a freshness and earnestness I haven’t heard.’ Boston’s ‘The Real Paper’ music faultfinder Jon Landau saw his presentation at the ‘Harvard Square Theater’ in the year 1974 and remarked that Bruce Springsteen is the eventual fate of rock and roll. In the year 1975, Bruce Springsteen and the ‘E Street Band’ started a show at New York’s ‘Primary concern Club’. It was so well-visited and prominent that the ‘Moving Stone’ magazine recorded the occasion as ‘One of the 50 Moments That Changed Rock and Roll’. Additionally in the year 1975, Bruce Springsteen’s third collection, ‘Destined to Run’, launch him to distinction when it hit ‘Bulletin 200’ at No.3. Bruce Springsteen was on the fronts of both ‘Time’ and ‘Newsweek’ magazines at the same time, something that beforehand just happened to world pioneers.

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“A good song takes on more meaning as the years pass by.”

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“If you’re good, you’re always looking over your shoulder.”

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“I’m always in search of something, in search of losing myself to the music.”

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“Talk about a dream, try to make it real.”

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“The release date is just one day, but the record is forever.”

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“A good song takes on more meaning as the years pass by.”

“Adult life is dealing with an enormous amount of questions that don’t have answers. So I let the mystery settle into my music. I don’t deny anything, I don’t advocate anything, I just live with it.”

“And whether you’re drawn to gospel music or church music or honky-tonk music, it informs your character and it informs your talent.”

“Anyone who’s grown up or lived on the Jersey Shore knows the place is unique.”

“At the end of every hard day, people find some reason to believe.”

“But I think that your entire life is a process of sorting out some of those early messages that you got.”

“But then I go through long periods where I don’t listen to things, usually when I’m working. In between the records and in between the writing I suck up books and music and movies and anything I can find.”

“‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’ came out of a huge body of work that had tons of very happy songs.”

“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.”

“From the beginning, I imagined I would have a long work life.”

“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.”

“I always look terrible before the show. That’s when I feel worst. And after the show it’s like a million bucks. Simple as that. You feel a little tired but you never feel better. Nothing makes me feel as good as those hours between when you walk offstage, until I go to bed. That’s the hours that I live for.”

“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.”

“I believe when your children are born that you are reborn in some fashion.”

“I can get onstage and cut that off and be superinstinctive. To be a good live performer, you have to be instinctive. It’s like, to walk in the jungle, or to do anything where there’s a certain tightrope wire aspect you need to be instinctive. And you have to be comfortable at it also.”

“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.”

“I couldn’t worry about whether I`m gonna make it onstage or not. You can’t. You just gotta do it. And if you do, you do, and if you don’t, you don’t, and then something else happens. That’s the point of the live performance.”

“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.”

“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 grew up with a very big extended family, with a lot of aunts. We had about five or six houses on one street.”

“I had tried to go to college, and I didn’t really fit in. I went to a real narrow-minded school where people gave me a lot of trouble, and I was hounded off the campus – I just looked different and acted different, so I left school.”

“I hadn’t performed by myself in a while. It feels very natural to me, and I assume people come for the very same reasons as they do when I’m with the band: to be moved, for something to happen to them.”

“I have my ideas, I have my music and I also just enjoy showing off, so that’s a big part of it. Also, I like to get up onstage and behave insanely or express myself physically, and the band can get pretty silly.”

“I have spent my life judging the distance between American reality and the American dream.”

“I like narrative storytelling as being part of a tradition, a folk tradition.”

“I looked at myself, and I just said, ‘Well, you know, I can sing, but I’m not the greatest singer in the world. I can play guitar very well, but I’m not the greatest guitar player in the world.’ So I said, ‘Well, if I’m going to project an individuality, it’s going to have to be in my writing.'”

“I never knew anybody who was unhappy with their job and was happy with their life. It’s your sense of purpose. Now, some people can find it elsewhere. Some people can work a job and find it some place else.”

“I played in front of every conceivable audience you could face: an all-black audience, all-white, firemen’s fairs, policemen’s balls, in front of supermarkets, bar mitzvahs, weddings, drive-in theaters. I’d seen it all before I ever walked into a recording studio.”

“I tend to be a subscriber to the idea that you have everything you need by the time you’re 12 years old to do interesting writing for most of the rest of your life – certainly by the time you’re 18.”

“I think politics come out of psychology.”

“I think you can get to a point where nihilism, if that’s the right word, is overwhelming, and the basic laws that society has set up – either religious or social laws – become meaningless.”

“I was always concerned with writing to my age at a particular moment. That was the way I would keep faith with the audience that supported me as I went along.”

“I was looking for some way to put my music to some service on a nightly basis. You go into a town, you play a little music, you leave something behind. That idea connected us to the local community. It was a very simple idea, but it really resonated with me.”

“I was the only person I’d ever met who had a record contract. None of the E Street Band, as far as I know, had been on an airplane until Columbia sent us to Los Angeles.”

“I wouldn’t be windmilling a Fender Telecaster if it weren’t for Pete Townshend.”

“If you listen to the great Beatle records, the earliest ones where the lyrics are incredibly simple. Why are they still beautiful? Well, they’re beautifully sung, beautifully played, and the mathematics in them is elegant. They retain their elegance.”

“If you’re good, you’re always looking over your shoulder.”

“I’m always in search of something, in search of losing myself to the music.”

“I’m interested in what it means to live in America. I’m interested in the kind of country that we live in and leave our kids. I’m interested in trying to define what that country is. I got the chutzpa or whatever you want to say to believe that if I write a really good about it, it’s going to make a difference.”

“In America everything’s about who’s number one today.”

“In the third grade, a nun stuffed me in a garbage can under her desk because she said that’s where I belonged. I also had the distinction of being the only altar boy knocked down by a priest during mass.”

“It’s a sad man my friend who’s livin’ in his own skin and can’t stand the company.”

“It’s a town full of losers And I’m pulling out of here to win.”

“It’s always felt natural, because I’m generally very comfortable with people.”

“I’ve found that giving 100% to your job isn’t the same as giving 100% of your life to your job. Very often when I thought I was giving 100% of my life to my job, I was simply obsessing over something.”

“I’ve had an experience through music that has touched almost every part of me. It educated me in ways that I didn’t get educated in school. So we try to lay on a bit of that, through being funny, being serious, playing hard.”

“Most bands don’t work out. A small unit democracy is very, very difficult.”

“My image had always been very heterosexual, very straight. So it was a nice experience for me, a chance to clarify my own feelings about gay and lesbian civil rights.”

“My only general rule was to steer away from things I played with the band over the past couple of tours. I was interested in re-shaping the Rising material for live shows, so people could hear the bare bones of that.”

“Nobody wins unless everybody wins.”

“Now everyone dreams of a love faithful and true, But you and I know what this world can do. So let’s make our steps clear so the other may see. And I’ll wait for you…should I fall behind wait for me.”

“Pessimism and optimism are slammed up against each other in my records, the tension between them is where it’s all at, it’s what lights the fire.”

“Plus, you know, when I was young, there was a lot of respect for clowning in rock music – look at Little Richard. It was a part of the whole thing, and I always also believed that it released the audience.”

“Poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king, and a king ain’t satisfied until he rules everything.”

“Show a little faith, there’s magic in the night.”

“Somebody who can reckon with the past, who can live with the past in the present, and move towards the future – that’s fabulous.”

“Someday we’ll look back on this and it will all seem funny.”

“Sometimes I do an automatic songs, songs that you don’t really think about, or work on. You just look back and it sorta surprises you.”

“Somewhere along the way, the idea, which I think was initially to get some fair transaction between people, went out the window. And what came in was, the most you can get and the least you can give. That’s why cars are the way they are nowadays. It’s just an erosion of all the things that were true and right about the original idea.”

“Steve Van Zandt, the poor guy, doesn’t get to play enough as it is with me hogging a lot of the solos. Steve has always been a fabulous guitarist. Back from the day when we were both teenagers together, he led his band and played lead and was always a hot guitar player.”

“Success makes life easier. It doesn’t make living easier.”

“Talk about a dream, try to make it real.”

“The audiences are there as a result of my history with the band but also as a result of my being able to reach people with a tune.”

“The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.”

“The drummer in my first band was killed in Vietnam. He kind of signed up and joined the marines. Bart Hanes was his name. He was one of those guys that was jokin’ all the time, always playin’ the clown.”

“The E Street band casts a pretty wide net. Our influences go all the way back to the early primitive garage music, and also, we’ve had everything in the band from jazz players to Kansas City trumpet players to Nils Lofgren, one of the great rock guitarists in the world.”

“The great challenge of adulthood is holding on to your idealism after you lose your innocence.”

“The hungry and the haunted explode in a rock’n’roll band.”

“The moment you begin to depend on audience reaction, you’re doing the wrong thing. You’re doin’ it wrong, it’s a mistake, it’s not right. You can’t allow yourself, no matter what, to depend on them.”

“The past is never the past. It is always present. And you better reckon with it in your life and in your daily experience, or it will get you. It will get you really bad.”

“The release date is just one day, but the record is forever.”

“The wonderful thing about rock music is even if you hate the other person, sometimes you need him more, you know. In other words if he’s the guy that made that sound, he’s the guy that made that sound, and without that guy making that sound, you don’t have a band, you know.”

“There have been a lotta tough guys. There have been pretenders. And there have been contenders. But there is only one king.”

“There is a real patriotism underneath the best of my music but it is a critical, questioning and often angry patriotism.”

“There is something about the melody of ‘Thunder Road’ that just suggests ‘new day.’ It suggests morning; it suggests something opening up.”

“There’s a beauty in work and I love it, all different kinds of work. That’s what I consider it. Rock is my job, and that’s my work. And I work my ass off, you know.”

“There’s people that get a chance to do the kind of work that changes the world, and make things really different. And there’s the kind that just keeps the world from falling apart.”

“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.”

“Two hearts are better than one.”

“Until I realized that rock music was my connection to the rest of the human race, I felt like I was dying, for some reason, and I didn’t know why.”

“Walk tall, or baby don’t walk at all.”

“We all have stories we’re living and telling ourselves.”

“Well I got this guitar and I learned how to make it talk.”

“When I was growing up, there were two things that were unpopular in my house. One was me, and the other was my guitar.”

“When it comes to luck, you make your own.”

“When you get fat and lose your hunger. That is when you know the sellout has happened.”

“When you`re onstage you have a certain faith that somebody’s gonna yell somethin’ back. Some nights it’s louder than other nights and some nights they do, and on some songs they don’t. But that’s the idea. I think when you begin to expect a reaction from an audience, it’s a mistake.”

“While I wasn’t very good at much else in school, in my creative-writing classes or when we had to do some writing in my English classes, I tended to do better at it.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“You have to create the show anew, and find it anew, on a nightly basis.”

“You know, my music utilizes things from the past, because that’s what the past is for. It’s to learn from. It’s not to limit you, you shouldn’t be limited by it.”

“You make your music, then you try to find whatever audience is out there for it.”

“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.”

“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.”

“You’re always in a box, and you’re an escape artist if you do what I do – or if you’re a creative person, period. You build your box, and then you escape from it. You build another one, and you escape from it. That’s ongoing.”


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