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Steven Van Zandt quotes on mentor, people, goal, democracy, artists, dreams, etc.

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Famous As: Actor, Musician, Screenwriter, Record producer, Disc jockey, Singer, Television actor, Guitarist, Pianist, Composer
Born On: November 22, 1950
Born In: Boston

Steven Van Zandt is a well-known American actor, musician, singer, producer, activist and songwriter. He is also renowned as Miami Steve or Little Seven. He made his way into the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ as a member of the E Street Band in 2014. He is also well-known for his performances in ‘Lilyhammer,’ and ‘The Sopranos.’ Following is a list of famous quotes and sayings by Steven Van Zandt quotes on dreams, goals, effort, life, hip-hop, disaster, time, loyalty, religion, dance, music, personality, politics, democracy, and more.

The quality of our lives is diminished every time we lose a great artist.

Steven Van Zandt

The first rule of rock and roll is it's all about live. Then you have to learn a second craft, which is making records. It should go in that order.

Steven Van Zandt

The British invasion was the most important event of my life. I was in New Jersey and the night I saw the Beatles changed everything. I had seen Elvis before and he had done nothing for me, but these guys were in a band.

Steven Van Zandt

Rock'n'roll as a genre is different from pop and hip hop: it is about bands, and that for me suggests brotherhood, family, friendship and community.

Steven Van Zandt

Rock music had become my religion. Radio my church. And these DJs my priests, rabbis and gurus.

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Rock 'n' roll is a participatory sport. It ain't passive. It ain't TV. Go out there and rock 'n' roll and dance and have fun.

Steven Van Zandt

My lifelong friend and mentor Frank Barsalona is gone. And the music business as we knew it went with him.

Steven Van Zandt

Like most people, I've always felt using words like 'best' when applied to art is a fun way for critics to stay busy at the end of the year, and I guess a good way to help get ratings for awards shows, which is fine.

Steven Van Zandt

Let the wealthier countries and corporations of the world fund an Emergency Organization.

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Ive always considered the government taking one out of every two dollars I earn absolute tyranny.

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It's become uncool to play other people's songs, and that's absurd. It has got to change. It's the reason why everything's so mediocre.

Steven Van Zandt

I'm not pretending to be an academic, or to have this down to a science. It's strictly my taste. But there is a connection between everything I play and the sets I put together.

Steven Van Zandt

I'd never go onstage in my life without fully intending to do the best show you've ever seen.

Steven Van Zandt

I was obsessed with politics in the '80s. I've recovered and I'm feeling much better now, thank you.

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I think it's important that all 50 years of rock 'n' roll live in the same place, because it's all connected.

Steven Van Zandt

I know what it takes to make a band, how they should interact, what makes a record sound like it's a band - everything having to do with a band, I happen to be into.

Steven Van Zandt

I have lost a brother and a best friend. The world has lost one of the greatest actors of all time.

Steven Van Zandt

I have a bigger mission than any kind of specific politics, which is trying to restore the accessibility of rock 'n' roll.

Steven Van Zandt

I didn't make that much money... Once I joined Bruce (Springsteen), I took a huge pay cut.

Steven Van Zandt

Half of the acting I do is actually done by the hair.

Steven Van Zandt

Enuff Z'nuff is one of the most underrated bands in the world!

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Being a rock 'n' roll star ain't a part-time gig.

Steven Van Zandt

Anytime you spend six months on a song (Born to Run), there's something not exactly going right. A song should take about three hours.

Steven Van Zandt

As most of the population suffers through life, barely surviving, disappointed and confused day after day, hopeless, wondering what happened to their strong and beautiful country, it is in the medias power to restore, if not some of our quality of life, at least a bit of our peace of mind.

Steven Van Zandt

Band members have a special bond. A great band is more than just some people working together. It's like a highly specialized army unit, or a winning sports team. A unique combination of elements that becomes stronger together than apart.

Steven Van Zandt

First of all, just because the Tea Party people appear to be generally uneducated, ignorant about the political process, ignorant about economics, confused about their own platform from the beginning, and indelicate when it comes to the craft of diplomacy, doesn't mean they're wrong.

Steven Van Zandt

From the age of 14, 13, I guess I wanted to be a rock 'n' roll star. And that was it. I wanted to make a living playing rock 'n' roll, and it was a ridiculously impossible dream at that time. But it was kind of all I ever wanted to do. It's nice to do it.

Steven Van Zandt

Half of the modern world goes back as far as Pearl Jam. The real historians go back to U2. But they need to go back further. They have to go back to the '50s and '60s, where things started. That's how you get to be your own personality, by studying the masters. Rock and roll was white kids trying to make black music and failing, gloriously!

Steven Van Zandt

I am a reformed Taoist, part-time Buddhist, Hindu, animist, pagan, Jewish mystic, and Christian. I always got along great with priests and rabbis and mullahs and gurus, even though I spend most of my life constructively criticizing them.

Steven Van Zandt

I am interested in the interaction of a group of people who have a common goal, or a common obsession, each contributing something unique to make something greater than the sum of its parts. I don't know why, but from day one, that has interested me.

Steven Van Zandt