The great challenge of adulthood is holding on to your idealism after you lose your innocence.— Bruce Springsteen
The most sentimental Bruce Springsteen quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening
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.
cause down the shore everything's all right
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.
Talk about a dream, try to make it real
Someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny.
Put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty. And meet me tonight in Atlantic City
Show a little faith, there's magic in the night.
Some of the greatest blues music is some of the darkest music you've ever heard.
The future is now. Roll up your sleeves and let your passion flow. The country we carry in our hearts is waiting.
Poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king, and a king ain't satisfied until he rules everything.
We gotta get out while we're young, 'cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run.
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.
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 had a ten-piece band when I was 21 years old, the Bruce Springsteen Band.
This is just a slightly expanded version of a band I had before I ever signed a record contract. We had singers and horns.
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.
Show a little faith there is magic in the night.
You ain't a beauty, but hey you're alright, and that's alright with me.
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.
For one kiss, darling, I swear everything I would give.
Cause you're a walking, talking reason to live.
Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed.
Success makes life easier. It doesn't make living easier.
There have been a lotta tough guys. There have been pretenders. And there have been contenders. But there is only one king.
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.
When it comes to luck, you make your own.
The best music, you can seek some shelter in it momentarily, but it's essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.
I have spent my life judging the distance between American reality and the American dream.
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.
A man armed with a rhyming dictionary is a dangerous man.
The criminal ineptitude makes you furious.
At the end of every hard day, people find some reason to believe.
Time slips away and leaves you with nothing, mister, but boring stories of glory days.
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.
It's a sad man my friend who's livin' in his own skin and can't stand the company.
I like narrative storytelling as being part of a tradition, a folk tradition.
All people have is hope. That's what brings the next day and whatever that day may bring... A hope grounded in the real world of living, friendship, work, family...
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.
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.
You ride in a limousine the first time, it's a big thrill but after that it's just a stupid car.
What if what you do to survive kills the things you love?
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
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.
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.
The light from the oncoming train focuses the mind.
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.
We're gonna play some pool, skip some school, act real cool, stay out all night, it's gonna be alright.
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.
A pop song is a condensed version of a life in three minutes, whereas, when you go to write your prose, you have to find the rhythm in your words, and you have to find the rhythm in the voice that you have found and the way you're speaking.
Just sitting around waiting for my life to begin, while it was all just slipping away.
The artists we love, they put their fingerprint on your imagination, and on your heart and your soul.
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.