A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the main you want to be.
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.
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.
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.
Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed.
It's a sad man my friend who's livin' in his own skin and can't stand the company.
When I was growing up, there were two things that were unpopular in my house. One was me, and the other was my guitar.
Somebody who can reckon with the past, who can live with the past in the present, and move towards the future - that's fabulous.
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.
Certainly tolerance and acceptance were at the forefront of my music.
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.
The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.
When it comes to luck, you make your own.
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.
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