"Our passion is our strength."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Billie Joe Armstrong on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Billie Joe Armstrong on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Billie Joe Armstrong on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Billie Joe Armstrong on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Billie Joe Armstrong on Ernest Hemingway
"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."