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A collection of quotes by Bruce Springsteen on family, life, parenting, dreams and politics.

45 Top Quotes By Bruce Springsteen That You Don’t Want To Miss

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Singer-songwriter

Born On
23 September 1949 AD

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Long Branch

Age
67

Bruce Springsteen is an American singer and songwriter who is popular across the globe for the poetic style of his lyrics. He is also renowned for his association with the ‘E Street Band’ and the music they produce. His never ending love for music truly reflects in his work. Bruce Springsteen's journey as a musician began when his mother bought him a ‘Kent guitar’. His discography is sought after, and he continues to excite his listeners by his talent. It is not surprising that he has bagged 20 Grammy Awards of the 49 that he was nominated for. In recent times, he made news by playing for Hilary Clinton at her campaign, and also received the Presidential ‘Medal of Freedom’. His quotations and thoughts will surely help you sail through rough times with a smile on your face and a song on your lips. Here are some of his quotes that introduce his life and passion better!

...The beat of her heart, the slow burning away...of the bitter fires of the devil's arcade.

- The New Best of Bruce Springsteen for Guitar: Easy Tab Deluxe, Bruce Springsteen

It ain’t no secret No secret my friend You can get killed just for living In your American skin

- Songs, Bruce Springsteen

The older you get, the more it means.

- Bruce Springsteen

Now I just act like I don't remember; Mary acts like she don't care.

- Bruce Springsteen

Blame it on the lies that killed us. Blame it on the truth that ran us down.

- Bruce Springsteen

A moment comes when you cash in whatever credibility a guy can have who plays and sings rock songs for a living, and you put your chips where you think they might do some good.

- Bruce Springsteen

If people are sick and hurting and lost, I guess it falls on everybody to address those problems in some fashion. Because injustice, and the price of that injustice, falls on everyone's heads.

- Bruce Springsteen

A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.

- Bruce Springsteen

Sherrif when the man pulls that switch, Sir And snaps my poor head back, You make sure my pretty baby Is sittin' right there on my lap.

- Bruce Springsteen

It's a town full of losers, and I'm pulling out of here to win.

- Bruce Springsteen

Now I work down at the carwash Where all it ever does is rain

- Bruce Springsteen

The Clash were a major influence on my own music. They were the best rock 'n' roll band. Thanks, Joe.

- Bruce Springsteen

Being an artist is this kind of occupation in which you have to make people care about your obsession.

- Bruce Springsteen

One day we'll look back on this, and it will all seem funny

- Bruce Springsteen

Mister, I ain't a boy, no I'm a man, and i believe in a promised land.

- Songs, Bruce Springsteen

Show a little faith, there's magic in the night.

- Bruce Springsteen

I'll love you with all the madness in my soul.

- Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen

More than rich, more than famous, more than happy...I wanted to be great.

- Bruce Springsteen

Cause down the shore everything's all right

- Songs, Bruce Springsteen

The story I have told throughout my work life I could not have told as well without Clarence.

- Bruce Springsteen

Strenght-faith-hope-love

- Bruce Springsteen

You've got to learn to live with what you can't rise above.

- Bruce Springsteen

The poets down here don't write nothin' at all, they just stand back and let it all be...

- Bruce Springsteen

They say "ya gotta stay hungry"... Hey Baby...I'm just about starvin' tonight!

- Bruce Springsteen

You can't kill your way to security and you can't lead by scaring people.

- Bruce Springsteen

Is there anybody alive out there?

- Bruce Springsteen

Now young faces grow sad and old and hearts of fire grow cold We swore blood brothers against the wind I'm ready to grow young again

- Bruce Springsteen

I'm ready to grow young again

- Bruce Springsteen

Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed.

- Bruce Springsteen

I think that is what film and art and music do; they can work as a map of sorts for your feelings.

- Bruce Springsteen

For the ones who had a notion, a notion deep inside That it ain't no sin to be glad you're alive

- Bruce Springsteen

We said we'd walk together baby come what may.That come the twilight should we lose our way.If as we're walkin a hand should slip free,I'll wait for you And should I fall behind,Wait for me.

- Bruce Springsteen

Talk about a dream, try to make it real

- Bruce Springsteen

You'll walk with me out on the wire, cuz baby, I'm just a scared and lonely rider, but I gotta know how it feels... I want to know love is wild, babe, I want to know love is real.

- Bruce Springsteen

God have mercy on the man who doubts what he's sure of.

- Bruce Springsteen

The best music... is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.

- Bruce Springsteen

It ain't no sin to be glad you're alive.

- Bruce Springsteen

Is a dream a lie if it don't come true? Or is it something worse?

- Songs: Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen

She's a walkin', talkin' reason to live.

- Bruce Springsteen

The hungry and the haunted explode in a rock'n'roll band.

- Bruce Springsteen

The great challenge of adulthood is holding on to your idealism after you lose your innocence.

- Bruce Springsteen

Now everyone dreams of a love faithful and true, But you and I know what this world can do. So let's make our steps clear so the other may see. And I'll wait for you...should I fall behind wait for me.

- Bruce Springsteen

You can't start a fire Worrying 'bout your little world falling apart This gun's for hire Even if we're just dancing in the dark

- Bruce Springsteen

Walk tall, or baby don't walk at all.

- Bruce Springsteen

Someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny.

- Bruce Springsteen