"Certainly tolerance and acceptance were at the forefront of my music."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Bruce Springsteen on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Bruce Springsteen on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Bruce Springsteen on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Bruce Springsteen on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Bruce Springsteen on Ray Charles
"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."
"The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with."
"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."
"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."
"Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed."
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