"And you don't want to always write about politics just for the sake of writing about politics."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Billie Joe Armstrong on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Billie Joe Armstrong on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Billie Joe Armstrong on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Billie Joe Armstrong on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Billie Joe Armstrong on Joseph Stalin
"The things that people do now in sports, you can't even believe. These are complete total athletes. To see what human beings can do in the highest level is amazing."
"I'd love to go to art school. I'd love to learn how to draw. I'd love to be fluent in Spanish. I'd like to be a brain surgeon."
"A lot of punk rock is not going to be in the mainstream. It's below the radar. The beauty of it is that you're not supposed to always know. It's subterranean."
"Set lists are tough because you come up with this structure of how the songs are going to go from one to the next, but at the same time, you have to be spontaneous and take requests and change the set list at the drop of a hat."
"I'm a father. It isn't just my life any more. I don't want my kid finding bottles in the house or seeing his father completely smashed."