"For some young people, their first experience ever hearing punk rock music was playing the Green Bay Packers on 'Madden'."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Billie Joe Armstrong on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Billie Joe Armstrong on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Billie Joe Armstrong on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Billie Joe Armstrong on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Billie Joe Armstrong on Mark Twain
"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."