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“The marriage-equality issue should be recognized for what it truly is – a civil rights issue that must be approved to assure that every citizen is treated equally under the law.”

 

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

“I think 1960s small-town America was very Lynchian. Everything was there, but underneath, everything was rumbling.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Is there anybody alive out there?”

 

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

“For an adult, the world is constantly trying to clamp down on itself. Routine, responsibility, decay of institutions, corruption: this is all the world closing in.”

 

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

“Walk tall, or baby don’t walk at all.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“You weren’t supposed to hear Elvis Presley. You weren’t supposed to hear Jerry Lee Lewis. You weren’t supposed to hear Robert Johnson. You weren’t supposed to hear Hank Williams. And they told the story of the secret America.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Your success story is a bigger story than whatever you’re trying to say on stage. Success makes life easier. It doesn’t make living easier.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

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

 

Bruce Springsteen

“My dad had a very difficult life, a hard struggle all the time at work. I’ve always felt like I’m seeking his revenge.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I imagined the hard things that pulled us apartWill never again, sir, tear us from each other’s hearts.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Think of it this way: performing is like sprinting while screaming for three, four minutes. And then you do it again. And then you do it again. And then you walk a little, shouting the whole time. And so on. Your adrenaline quickly overwhelms your conditioning.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Yeah, I had gay friends. The first thing I realized was that everybody’s different, and it becomes obvious that all of the gay stereotypes are ridiculous.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“You need two things to remain very, very present. You need to continue to write well and engage yourself in the issues of the day. And you have to continue to make good, relevant records.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“My only general rule was to steer away from things I played with the band over the past couple of tours. I was interested in re-shaping the Rising material for live shows, so people could hear the bare bones of that.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I come from a boardwalk town where almost everything is tinged with a bit of fraud. So am I.”

 

Bruce Springsteen