"They were marketing me as a teen idol, when the stuff on the record was not what teen idols were doing at the time."
"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."Rick Springfield on e. e. cummings
"The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up."Rick Springfield on John C. Maxwell
"As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too."Rick Springfield on Johnny Depp
"As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you."Rick Springfield on Fran Lebowitz
"We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public."Rick Springfield on Bryan White
"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."