“I think initially, our audiences were filled with young men. You know, our initial audience was a lot of young guys who I think were trying to – who you played a bit of a big brother role for and were trying to sort out a lot of the same things right – soon as “Born To Run” hit, you know? So it was something that I worked pretty hard on.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“When I got into “Anna Karenina” and “Brothers Karamazov” and “Crime and Punishment,” that was the stuff that – that had a big effect on me, because it was so psychological.”

 

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

“When they built you brother they broke the mold.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“My grandfather and my dad’s brothers and my dad all worked in construction. It’s the whole cultural thing, you know, your parents want you to go to the next level of whatever, and I decided that I ought to be an architect. I can’t tell you why. And I tried, and I had no aptitude for it.”

 

Bruce Molsky

“Here’s a simple way to abolish golf’s elitist and exclusionary image and make it a truly all-American sport: ditch that fifties-Republican-martini-drinker’s green Brooks Brothers-style sport jacket and make the winner of the Masters slip on something in, say, black leather with plenty of metal studs.”

 

Bruce McCall

“As many conventionally unhappy parents did in the 1950s, my parents stayed together for the sake of the children—they divorced after my youngest brother left home for college. I only wish they had known that modeling their dysfunctional relationship was far more damaging to their children than their separation would have been.”

 

Bruce H. Lipton

“All I knew about shot putting was that my [older] brother could do 44 feet. I decided I wanted to beat him. . . . So I got a shot and went to work and made up my mind to do 45 feet.”

Bruce Bennett

“Candor toward a brother must not be mistaken for confession. The latter is made to the Lord of heaven and earth in the presence of a man is authorized to hear it.”

Brother Roger

“I have friends, but my brother is really the one person who I can confide in and talk to about anything.”

Brooke Hogan

“The philosophical idea that there are no more distances, that we are all just one world, that we are all brothers, is such a drag! I like differences.”

 

Brian Eno

“My brother Alan – who was seven years younger than me – died from leukemia when he was 52. He never knew a day’s good health – I wish I could have given him some of my good health. But he was always so cheerful and sweet.”

 

Brian Blessed

“Miami Beach – that’s where I grew up, in a middle-class Jewish family led by my maternal grandfather. Me, my great-grandmother – a Holocaust survivor, who was my roommate – my grandparents, my mom and her brother all shared a four-bedroom house.”

Brett Ratner

“Both of the Quaid brothers, Randy and Dennis, were in my class, and Tommy Schlamme, who produced and directed The West Wing with Aaron Sorkin, among many others. Marianne Williamson, who did A Course In Miracles, she was in my high-school drama class, too. So it was kind of an amazing class.”

Brent Spiner

“Charles de Foucauld, the found of the Little Brothers of Jesus, wrote a single sentence that’s ahad a profound impact on my life. He said, “The one thing we owe absolutely to God is never to be afraid of anything.” Never to be afraid of anything, even death, which, after all, is but that final breakthrough into the open, waiting, outstretched arms of Abba.”

Brennan Manning

“One of the the loveliest lines I have ever read comes from Brother Roger, the Prior of the Protestant monks of Taize, France: ‘Assured of your salvation by the unique grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.’ It is still difficult for me to read these words without tears filling my eyes. It is wonderful.”

Brennan Manning

“The forgiveness of God is gratuitous liberation from guilt. Paradoxically, the conviction of personal sinfulness becomes the occasion of encounter with the merciful love of the redeeming God. “There will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner repenting…” (Luke 15:7). In his brokenness, the repentant prodigal knew an intimacy with his father that his sinless, self-righteous brother would never know.”

Brennan Manning

“How I treat a brother or sister from day to day, how I react to the sin-scarred wino on the street, how I respond to interruptions from people I dislike, how I deal with normal people in their normal confusion on a normal day may be a better indication of my reverence for life than the antiabortion sticker on the bumper of my car.”

Brennan Manning

“Nothing can stop me from loving my brother.”

Brandy Norwood

“When men fought, they connected. You became brothers as you traded blows.”

Brandon Sanderson