"There is a real patriotism underneath the best of my music but it is a critical, questioning and often angry patriotism."
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under."Bruce Springsteen on Ronald Reagan
"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."Bruce Springsteen on Albert Einstein
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."Bruce Springsteen on John F. Kennedy
"Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about."Bruce Springsteen on Mark Twain
"I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose."Bruce Springsteen on John F. Kennedy
"I was always concerned with writing to my age at a particular moment. That was the way I would keep faith with the audience that supported me as I went along."
"The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with."
"For me, I was somebody who was a smart young guy who didn't do very well in school. The basic system of education, I didn't fit in my intelligence was elsewhere."
"My image had always been very heterosexual, very straight. So it was a nice experience for me, a chance to clarify my own feelings about gay and lesbian civil rights."
"Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed."