Bruce Springsteen Quotes

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is a prominent American rock artist recognized by the moniker “The Boss.” With a career that spans over six decades, he has produced 21 studio albums, many of which prominently showcase the musical talents of his backing band, the E Street Band. Wikipedia

“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.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“The older you get, the more it means.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Mister, I ain’t a boy, no I’m a man, and i believe in a promised land.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“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.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“The marriage-equality issue should be recognized for what it truly is – a civil rights issue that must be approved to assure that every citizen is treated equally under the law.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“She’s a walkin’, talkin’ reason to live.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“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.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“I walked a thousand miles just to slip this skin.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“You’re born into this life paying for the sins of somebody else’s past.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

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

“A good song gathers the years in. It’s why you can sing it with such conviction 40 years after it’s been written. A good song takes on more meaning as the years pass by.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“So tell me what I see when I look in your eyes, is that you baby or just a brilliant disguise?” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“You’ve got to learn to live with what you can’t rise above.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair. The night’s busted open. These two lanes will take us anywhere.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“I got Mary pregnant and man that’s all she wrote. And for my 19th birthday, I got a union card and a factory coat.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“You can beat on your chest, hell, any monkey can.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Blame it on the lies that killed us. Blame it on the truth that ran us down.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“There’s a girl across the bar, I get the message she’s sending. Mmm, she ain’t looking too married, and me, well, I’m pretending.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“You ask for your audience’s investment in your music; you’re in a relationship with them. And their relationship with the E Street Band is separate from whatever else I might do. I like the idea of us being something that people rely on.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“They put a rifle in my hand, sent me off to a foreign land to go and kill the Yellow man.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“When I look at myself, I don’t see the man I wanted to be.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“For the ones who had a notion, a notion deep inside That it ain’t no sin to be glad you’re alive.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

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

“It didn’t take me long to figure it out: I didn’t want to meet the Beatles. I wanted to BE the Beatles.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Everybody’s got a hungry heart.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“An audience is not brought to you or given to you; it’s something that you fight for.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

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

“From the town of Lincoln Nebraska with a sawed off .410 on my lap, through the Badlands of Wyoming I killed everything in my path.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“You aint a beauty but hey you’re all right.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Got a wife and kid in Baltimore Jack, I went out for a ride and I never went back. Like a river that don’t know where it’s flowing, I took a wrong turn and I just kept going.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“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.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“However, as I grew older, there were certain things about the way I thought, reacted, behaved. I came to ruefully and bemusedly understand that once you’re a Catholic, you’re always a Catholic. So I stopped kidding myself. I don’t often participate in my religion but I know somewhere… deep inside… I’m still on the team.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Time slips away and leaves you with nothing, mister, but boring stories of glory days.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“I go to put my arm around you and you give me a look like I’m way out of bounds.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Is there anybody alive out there?” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“God have mercy on the man who doubts what he’s sure of.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Meet me in a land of hopes and dreams.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“I know your mama she don’t like me, cause I play in a rock and roll band.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Two hearts are better than one.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“I took a month long vacation in the stratosphere, and you know it’s very hard to hold your breath.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true? Or is it something worse?” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Sometimes it’s like someone took a knife, baby, edgy and dull and cut a six inch valley through the middle of my soul.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Basically, I was pretty ostracized in my hometown. Me and a few other guys were the town freaks- and there were many occasions when we were dodging getting beaten up ourselves.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Ought to be easy, ought to be simple enough: Man meets woman, and they fall in love, But the house is haunted and the ride gets rough. You got to learn to live with what you can’t rise above.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“All you need to do, is risk being your true self.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Baby, in a world without pity, do you think what I’m asking too much? I just want to feel you in my arms, share a little of that human touch.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“If you’re an artist, you try to keep an ear to the ground and an ear to your heart.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Here everybody has a neighbor Everybody has a friend Everybody has a reason to begin again.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“We’re gonna play some pool, skip some school, act real cool, stay out all night, it’s gonna be alright.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Sky of blackness and sorrow, sky of love, sky of tears. Sky of glory and sadness, sky of mercy, sky of fear.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“We’re here to re-dedicate you to The Power, The Passion, The Mystery, and The Ministry of Rock and Roll.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“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.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“In the day we sweat it out on the streets on a runaway American dream.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Wendy, let me in, I wanna be your friend. I wanna guard your dreams and visions.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“The future is now. Roll up your sleeves and let your passion flow. The country we carry in our hearts is waiting.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“The highway is alive tonight But nobody’s kiddin’ nobody about where it goes I’m sittin’ down here in the campfire light With the ghost of old Tom Joad.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Someday girl, I don’t know when, were gonna get to the place where we really want to go, and we’ll walk in the sun. But til then, tramps like us, baby, we were born to run.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

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

“I’m ready to grow young again.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“She kissed me just right, like only a lonely angel can.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Roy Orbison is singing for the lonely, hey, that’s me and I want you only.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Now young faces grow sad and old, and hearts of fire grow cold, we swore blood brothers against the wind, I’m ready to grow young again.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Our American government has strayed too far from American values. It is time to move forward. The country we carry in our hearts is waiting.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“No, you can’t tell people anything, you’ve got to show ’em.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Unions have been the only powerful and effective voice working people have ever had in the history of this country.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“I would rather feel the hurt inside, yes I would darling, than know the emptiness that your heart must hide.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Fame, on its best day, is kind of like a friendly wave from a stranger by the side of the road. And when it’s not so good, it’s like a long walk home, all alone, with nobody in when you get there.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

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

“Now those memories come back to haunt me they haunt me like a curse.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“You’ll walk with me out on the wire, cuz baby, I’m just a scared and lonely rider, but I gotta know how it feels… I want to know love is wild, babe, I want to know love is real.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“My heart’s dark, but it’s rising. I’m pulling all the faith I can see.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“I want to spit in the face of these badlands.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

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

“A dream of life comes to me, like a catfish dancing on the end of the line.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Blood moon risin’ in a sky of black dust, tell me baby, who do you trust?” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“So let’s take the good times as they go and I’ll meet you further on up the road…” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“I think life goes through a cycle of losing and refinding yourself all the time. Everyone has disappointments all the time, some of them pretty small, some of them pretty big.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“I guess there’s just a meanness in this world.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“The artists we love, they put their fingerprint on your imagination, and on your heart and your soul.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Outside the street’s on fire in a real death waltz between what’s flesh and what’s fantasy.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Don’t take yourself too seriously. And take yourself as seriously as death itself.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“With a chance to make it good somehow, hey, what else can we do now? Except roll down the window, and let the wind blow back your hair.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“We honor our parents by not accepting as the final equation the most troubling characteristics of our relationship. I decided between my father and me that the sum of our troubles would not be the summation of our lives together. In analysis, you work to turn the ghosts that haunt you into ancestors who accompany you. That takes hard work and a lot of love, but it’s the way we lessen the burdens our children have to carry.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Some guys they just give up living, and start dying little by little, piece by piece.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

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

“Your legs were heaven, your breasts were the alter, your body was the holy land.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“You can’t start a fire Worrying ’bout your little world falling apart This gun’s for hire Even if we’re just dancing in the dark.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“It’s a fairytale so tragic there’s no prince to break the spell. I don’t believe in magic, but for you I will.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“You can’t kill your way to security and you can’t lead by scaring people.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Nothing matters in the whole wide world when you’re in love with a Jersey girl.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Did God make man in a breath of holy fire, or did he crawl on up out of the muck and mire?” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“To her Cheshire smile, I’ll stand on file, she’s all I ever wanted. But you let your blue walls get in the way of these facts.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Every rock song is some variation of ‘Pull down your pants’” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Just sitting around waiting for my life to begin, while it was all just slipping away.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“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

“I want a thousand guitars.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“We’ve got no fairytale ending, in God’s hands our fate is complete. Your heaven’s here in my heart, our love’s this dust beneath my feet.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Go-kart Mozart was checking out the weather chart to see if it was safe outside.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“You get used to anything, sooner or later it just becomes your life.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Badlands, you got to live it everyday, let the broken hearts stand as the price you’ve got to pay.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

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

“Talk about a dream, try to make it real. You wake up in the night with a fear so real. Spend your life waiting for a moment that just don’t come. Well, don’t waste your time waiting.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Those wounds stay with you, and you turn them into a language and a purpose.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Out of our way mister, you best keep.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“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.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Certainly tolerance and acceptance were at the forefront of my music.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“The Jersey Shore is the kind of place where the policeman has a little cottage that might have been in the family for years and many other people call home.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“The highway’s jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“My soul is lost, my friend, tell me how do I begin again? My city’s in ruins, my city’s in ruins.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“You have moments of clarity, things become clear to you that you didn’t understand before. But there’s never any making ends meet or finding any time of longstanding peace of mind about something.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Sometimes, at night you could hear the whole damn city crying.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“That you know flag flying over the courthouse Means certain things are set in stone Who we are, what we’ll do and what we won’t.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“An unfulfilled life makes a hard man.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

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

“The country we carry in our hearts is waiting.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“In a restless heart the seed of betrayal lay.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Music doesn’t tell you where to go. It says, go find your own place. That’s what it told me.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“To say I’ll make your dreams come true would be wrong, but maybe, darling, I could help them along.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“We honor our parents by carrying their best forward and laying the rest down. By fighting and taming the demons that laid them low and now reside in us.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“When they built you brother they broke the mold.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Dancing in the dark. Does fortune wait or just the black hand of fate, It’ll take your God filled soul. Fill it with devils.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

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

“I tend to be pessimistic. I want to believe in hope.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Baby, this town rips the bones from our back it’s a death trap, it’s a suicide rap. We got to get out while we’re young.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Just sitting back trying to recapture a little of the glory of… Well, the time slips away and leaves you with nothing, mister, but boring stories of Glory days – yeah, they’ll pass you by, Glory days – in the wink of a young girl’s eye.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“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.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“I’m just tired and bored with myself.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Elvis is my religion. But for him, I’d be selling encyclopedias right now.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Every fool has a reason for feeling sorry for himself.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“We gotta get out while we’re young, ’cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“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.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“We’re a long, long way from home, Bobbie; Home’s a long, long way from us. I feel a dirty wind blowing; Devils and dust.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“I told a story with the E Street Band that was bigger and better than I could have done on my own.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“It’s hard to be a saint in the city.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“You can’t start a fire without a spark.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“You’ve always got to remember, rock and roll’s never been about giving up. For me, for a lot of kids, it was a totally positive force… not optimistic all the time, but positive. It was never – never – a bout surrender.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Adult life is dealing with an enormous amount of questions that don’t have answers.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Me and crazy Janey were making love in the dirt singing our birthday songs.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty. And meet me tonight in Atlantic City.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

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

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

“Let there be sunshine, let there be rain, let the broken hearted love again.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“It ain’t no sin to be glad you’re alive.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

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

“Hey, little dolly with the blue jeans on, I want to ramrod with you, honey, ’til half past dawn.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“When I die throw my body in the back and drive me to the junk yard in my Cadillac.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“My dad had a very difficult life, a hard struggle all the time at work. I’ve always felt like I’m seeking his revenge.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“When Springsteen meets a future girlfriend on the boardwalk in Asbury Park, he delivers this electric introduction: “She was Italian, funny, a beatific tomboy, with just the hint of a lazy eye, and wore a pair of glasses that made me think of the wonders of the library.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“It’s a town full of losers, and I’m pulling out of here to win.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

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

“I never start with a political point of view. I believe that your politics are emotionally and psychologically determined by your early experiences.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“She went away, she cut me like a knife Hello beautiful thing, maybe you could save my life In just a glance, down here on magic street Loves a fool’s dance And I ain’t got much sense, but I still got my feet.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“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.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“You can hide beneath the covers and study your pain, make crosses from your lovers, throw roses in the rain. Waste your summer praying in vain, for a savior to rise from these streets.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“I found the key to the universe in the engine of an old parked car.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“I met a girl and we ran away, I swore I’d make her happy every day. And how I made her cry, two faces have I.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Your skin upon my skin, in the beating of our hearts, may the living let us in, before the dead tear us apart.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

“Jack the Rabbit and Weak Knee Willie, you know they’re gonna be there. Sloppy Sue and Big Bones Billy, they’ll be coming up for air.” ~ Bruce Springsteen

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