“When I was growing up, there were two things that were unpopular in my house. One was me, and the other was my guitar.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“If you see me performing, you’re going, that guy is simply the most extroverted guy I’ve ever seen. But if you’ve seen me very often on a daily basis and all the while growing up, I was very, very introverted. Very introverted. So I have sort of the extremes of both of those characteristics.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“If you don’t connect yourself to your family and to the world in some fashion, through your job or whatever it is you do, you feel like you’re disappearing, you feel like you’re fading away, you know? I felt like that for a very very long time. Growing up, I felt like that a lot. I was just invisible; an invisible person. I think that feeling, wherever it appears, and I grew up around people who felt that way, it’s an enormous source of pain; the struggle to make yourself felt and visible. To have some impact, and to create meaning for yourself, and for the people you come in touch with.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“L.A. Woman is amazing, but when I was growing up I was into the Who.”

 

Bruce McCulloch

“I was growing up in the 50’s and 60’s. Back then they didn’t even know what dyslexia was.”

 

Bruce Jenner

“When I was growing up, I, like many Jews, cheered what appeared to be the receding of faith from everyday life. The further religion got from our lives the better our lives would get, I thought, because persecution had been such a burden to Jewish families for generations.”

 

Bruce Feiler

“All these guys picking on smart kids and calling them geeks and dweebs are going to grow up and want to know why they don’t do something about the terrible state the world is in. I can tell you why. By the time they grow up, most of the kids who realy could have changed things are wrecked.”

 

Bruce Coville

“We all grow up with anger. It’s part of the human condition. But what do you do with that? It seems obvious to me that you’ve got to use it for something, but you have to separate it from your ego.”

 

Bruce Cockburn

“When I was 24 I went to Nigeria and it was such a culture shock, growing up in Australia and suddenly being the only white man in this unit full of black men.”

Bruce Beresford

“I was a super tomboy growing up.”

 

Britt Robertson

“One of my favorite stories growing up was A Wrinkle in Time. I loved that book. I still remember the image, so strongly, of all the kids coming out of their house at the same time, they’re all bouncing a ball at the same time, and they all go back in at the same time. A Wrinkle in Time moved me deeply.”

 

Brit Marling

“I’d studied theater growing up and loved that, but didn’t have many examples of artists around me.”

 

Brit Marling

“One of my favorite stories growing up was ‘A Wrinkle in Time’. I loved that book.”

 

Brit Marling

“If you grow up in a very strong religion like Catholicism you certainly cultivate in yourself a certain taste for the intensity of ideas.”

 

Brian Eno

“I know how I felt when I saw things like ‘Fame’ on television when I was growing up and how that was an exceptional magnet for me to want to explore the theater. I can only assume that ‘Smash’ is doing that for anyone who is halfway interested in theater already.”

 

Brian d’Arcy James

“I sang a lot growing up; I always loved music.”

 

Brian d’Arcy James

“The American dream, what we were taught was, grow up, own a car, own a house. I think that dream’s completely changing. We were taught to keep up with the Joneses. Now we’re sharing with the Joneses.”

 

Brian Chesky

“It’s just a fact of life. Everybody grows up and goes through changes, and our audience has seen it all.”

 

Brian Austin Green

“I have three children, and they have never spent a minute unsupervised in their lives. My generation overcompensated like mad. I’m not even joking, every kid on my street [growing up] was molested. My kids would not have had an opportunity to molested, because they’ve never been alone, which is going to create a whole set of problems.”

Brett Morgen

“Growing up, you look at guys like Jeff Thomson as heroes, so going past him is pretty special.”

Brett Lee