"I was one of those dark, quiet kids that wrote poetry."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Rick Springfield on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Rick Springfield on Oscar Wilde
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."Rick Springfield on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Rick Springfield on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Rick Springfield on Robert Frost
"I think good art does come from a dark place."
"The first guitar I ever got was for my 13th birthday."
"I'd say that after my father passed my writing changed, it went deeper. Most would say 'matured' but I don't think I'd use that word in relation to my progress. I think 'change' is a little more accurate."
"My wife and I have built trust with our children and have always had open communication."
"Yes, all my songs come from personal experience and relationships."