"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."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Billie Joe Armstrong on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Billie Joe Armstrong on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Billie Joe Armstrong on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Billie Joe Armstrong on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Billie Joe Armstrong on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"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."
"Music - that's been my education. There's not a day that goes by that I take it for granted."