"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."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Billie Joe Armstrong on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Billie Joe Armstrong on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Billie Joe Armstrong on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Billie Joe Armstrong on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Billie Joe Armstrong on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."