“When I played, I never needed the spotlight, nor did I want it. I simply wanted to play baseball and be respected by my teammates and the opposing players.”

 

Bruce Sutter

“Steve Van Zandt, the poor guy, doesn’t get to play enough as it is with me hogging a lot of the solos. Steve has always been a fabulous guitarist. Back from the day when we were both teenagers together, he led his band and played lead and was always a hot guitar player.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I was a guitar player on the streets of Asbury Park and already a member in good standing amongst those who lie in service of the truth – artists with a small A. But I held four clean aces. I had youth, almost a decade of hardcore bar band experience, a good group of homegrown musicians who were attuned to my performance style, and a story to tell.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“The E Street band casts a pretty wide net. Our influences go all the way back to the early primitive garage music, and also, we’ve had everything in the band from jazz players to Kansas City trumpet players to Nils Lofgren, one of the great rock guitarists in the world.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I looked at myself, and I just said, well, you know, I can sing but I’m not the greatest singer in the world. I can play guitar very well, but I’m not the greatest guitar player in the world… And so I said, well, if I’m going to project an individuality, it’s going to have to be in my writing.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I like to say that Bobby Fischer was the greatest player ever. But what made Fischer a genius was his ability to blend an American freshness and pragmatism with Russian ideas about strategy”

 

Bruce Pandolfini

“Known as a negative player, Karpov sets up deep traps and creates moves that seem to allow his opponent possibilities – but that really don’t. He takes no chances, and he gives his opponents nothing. He’s a trench-warfare fighter who keeps the game moving just an inch at a time.”

 

Bruce Pandolfini

“We’re all competitors, you know? The player wants to get a hit. The manager wants to win. I want to get it right. To tell you the truth, I just love that competition.”

 

Bruce Froemming

“We’re better than Metallica. We’re better musicians, better players. Put it this way, they can try to walk onstage after an Iron Maiden show if they want.”

 

Bruce Dickinson

“The era of the rugged individual is giving way to the era of the team player.”

 

Bruce Coslet

“Great teams have players who understand their responsibilities.”

Bruce Brown

“Whether you want to or not, you do serve as a role model. People will always put more faith in baseball players than anyone else.”

Brooks Robinson

“It’s a pretty sure thing that the player’s bat is what speaks loudest when it’s contract time, but there are moments when the glove has the last word.”

Brooks Robinson

“I’ve always said when I broke in I was an average player. I had an average arm, average speed and definitely an average bat. I am still average in all of those.”

Brooks Robinson

“It’s freaking football. There are going to be big hits. I don’t understand how they can do this after one weekend of hitting. And I can’t understand how they can suspend us for it. I think it’s a bunch of bull.”

 

Brian Urlacher

“I want to be remembered as a championship football player.”

 

Brian Urlacher

“You know what we should do? We should just put flags on everybody. Let’s make it the NFFL – the National Flag Football League. It’s unbelievable.”

 

Brian Urlacher

“I think the game has gotten better. (The two-ref system) keeps players from taking cheap shots behind the play. I never thought I’d like it, considering the way I like to hack.”

 

Brian Skrudland

“My D’Angelico is a jazz archtop guitar. That guitar was made for Glenn Miller’s guitar player in 1939. It’s a ’39 D’Angelico New Yorker.”

 

Brian Setzer

“I’m not God’s gift to rockabilly. There’s great players out there, and some of them deserve a lot more than they’ve gotten.”

 

Brian Setzer