You don't have to twist my arm to work.
I can deal with people who watch me on stage but I am not good in communicating with people any other way than through my work.
I take the work seriously just not myself in it.
I just get things done instead of talking about getting them done. I don't go out and party. I don't smoke drink or do drugs and I'm not married that leaves a lot of time for my work.
I don't mean to be arrogant and I really appreciate my fans but talking about what I am doing is not something I'm good at. I do what I do and that's it. I want to get back to my work and do more of it instead of talking about it.
But I have a good life. I enjoy what I do. I am married to work.
As long as I tell the truth I feel that nobody can touch me.
I just travel the world with my backpack and my cameras and a bunch of Clif bars.
Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength move on.
War is very sad and small life is pathetically fragile at times.
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
Everyone who knows me knows that I'm a hopeless romantic who listens to love ballads and doo-wop songs all the time.
When people hold you in high esteem it's very delicate relationship. When they meet you they're putting all their chips up. It's make or break.
I have not the smarts or patience for political office.
I think politicians get hamstrung by the nature of politics when the private sector can really do great things.
The world's a better place since I chose music.
The scarcity of the music not only makes the music itself enjoyable but it also gives the collector a strange sense of superiority.
Some music really does suck!
So one way or another I found myself in a few movies. I take it seriously when I'm on the set but I don't take myself seriously as an actor.
Every year August lashes out in volcanic fury rising with the din of morning traffic its great metallic wings smashing against the ground heating the air with ever-increasing intensity.
The blues is losing someone you love and not having enough money to immerse yourself in drink.
Don't do anything by half. If you love someone love them with all your soul. When you go to work work your ass off. When you hate someone hate them until it hurts.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated.
So I'm more at home with my backpack sleeping in a hotel room or on a bus or on an airplane than I am necessarily on a bed. It's weird being here. It feels like I'm standing next to my real life.
I've made some great mistakes in my life but you know they were honest mistakes.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
Why do you think the old stories tell of men who set out on great journeys to impress the gods? Because trying to impress people just isn't worth the time and effort.
Sometimes the truth hurts. And sometimes it feels real good.
Most Americans are very cool people.
I don't mind The Boss. I think he's an honest guy. I have some of his records not all of them. I've met a couple of the E-Street guys and they seem really cool.
I want to change things for the better just like everybody else.
The only difference between me and others is that they think they can change something with cute little poems nice cards or embracing trees and being nice to little lapdogs.
I am an optimist because I want to change things for the better and I know that blood has to be spilled and disharmony and cruelty are necessary to do that.
I have always thought that change you can see and feel is best.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Being an artist is dragging your innermost feelings out giving a piece of yourself no matter in which art form in which medium.
I need to do things on my own need to be left alone.
Yes I guess you could say I am a loner but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
I'm 36 and if I met a woman of my own age and married her I'd also be marrying her former life her past. It might be OK for some people - I don't want to judge it or anything - but it's not for me. It would destroy my creativity.