"I always knew I'd be in music in some sort of capacity. I didn't know if I'd be successful at it, but I knew I'd be doing something in it. Maybe get a job in a record store. Maybe even play in a band. I never got into this to be a star."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Bryan Adams on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Bryan Adams on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Bryan Adams on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Bryan Adams on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Bryan Adams on Ray Charles
"I remember being in Hollywood at the age of 16 and marveling at the stars. The idea of being part of it never entered my mind. It was too far-fetched."
"I feel quite sad for the young musicians coming up because they may never get to pay their rent properly. It doesn't matter what the genre nowadays, it's so much harder than it ever was."
"There's not an instruction manual on how to deal with success, so you just have to rely on having great friends and a good team."
"Focus on your music and not technology."
"I've only ever trusted my gut on everything. I don't trust my head, I don't trust my heart, I trust my gut."