I've heard from writers and musicians and fans that they think I'm underrated.— Rick Springfield
The most spectacular Rick Springfield quotes that will inspire your inner self
Puberty hit me very hard, and I basically had no use for school once I discovered the guitar.
I think good art does come from a dark place.
My first crush was Hayley Mills when I was a little kid in England.
I used to kiss her picture goodnight.
If the timing's right and the gods are with you, something special happens.
When someone pursues music through your music, that's the greatest accolade anybody can get.
Karma is not just about the troubles, but also about surmounting them.
Residuals from Australia, from the Mission Magic show, saved my butt.
So there is a reason for everything.
I can't imagine that anybody is as screwed up as I am.
I am a closet toy freak. I started chasing after some things as far as Star Wars toys - some very rare stuff.
I've always liked the heavier stuff. I've always loved Tool and System of a Down, Korn and Nine Inch Nails.
I took that time off - I knew it was messing me up, not being connected to a spiritual plane.
I used to cut guitars out of a piece of cardboard to copy the Strat look.
I used a backwards tennis racket for a while and graduated to the cardboard cutout.
Being a songwriter does not rely on an audience or other band members or a camera. I can just sit in a room and write songs.
Every actor wants to break out of the box that they put you in and that's where I'm heading, out of the box as fast as I can.
Other than dying, I think puberty is probably about as rough as it gets.
I've been writing songs since I was 14 years old, and that's my true love.
I was one of those dark, quiet kids that wrote poetry.
It would be pretty shabby to appear flippant around a documentary that's about how much I love my fans.
I do have a lot of deep religious iconography.
I have crosses all over my house, and there's something very attractive about seeing nuns walking down the street. It's not a sexual thing for me; I know it is for some guys.
I was very fortunate to be at the vanguard of music video.
I always try and find new things to think about and address.
That really opens you up as a writer. I can write a lot of what I feel and it helps put it into clearer perspective.
I think we shape God in our own image a lot of the time.
I was more than just a moody artist.
I like to write when I feel I'm the real me.
I'm thankful for serendipitous moments in my life, where things could've gone the other way.
They were marketing me as a teen idol, when the stuff on the record was not what teen idols were doing at the time.
I went to America and got into a band, had success, had hits in Australia.
Once I discovered music, I knew what I wanted to do.
Everything looks better with my eyes closed.
As I've gotten older, I realize how important my fans are and that I'm here because of them and not the other way around.
The first guitar I ever got was for my 13th birthday.
My wife and I have built trust with our children and have always had open communication.
She's loving him with that body, I just know it.
You always want to feel you're not the only one going through something unpleasant.
I mean I was famous for nothing.
I meditate. Meditation helps me.
The whole point of me doing a Christmas record and what I centered it around was the song 'Christmas with You' from the point-of-view of the soldiers in Iraq.
I would have been an Egyptologist if I had had the schooling.
I have seen my mugshot.
The great thing about meditation is that I don’t ask for anything.
Whereas when I pray I always ask for things!
God has spoken to me differently through my life, and it has gotten better as I've gotten older. I don't know if that's my reception or his maturing.
I love my life, and I love the people that I'm connected to and I love my family and I love what I do, I'm passionate about performing and being onstage. That and meditating and hugging a dog are the only three times I am absolutely sure I will never get a depressed moment. So if I could go from dog-hugging to meditation to being onstage, I'd be good.
Music is a 24-hour-a-day thing for me.
I learned to read and write and socialize in school, and that's pretty much it.
There will always be rock stars, but I don't know how much depth and longevity they'll have.
I don't know any musician, successful or otherwise, that got in it to make money. Or writer, for that matter. You get into it because you love it.
I got sick of playing husbands and boyfriends because there was nothing there.
I don't think anyone ever feels acknowledged enough.
I don't ever expect to be permanently happy. I don't think that's part of the human condition.