Rick Springfield Quotes

  1. I mean I was famous for nothing.
  2. I’m surrounded by great guitar players.
  3. I get inspired at different times and in different ways.
  4. Residuals from Australia, from the Mission Magic show, saved my butt. So there is a reason for everything.
  5. I like to write when I feel I’m the real me.
  6. I took that time off – I knew it was messing me up, not being connected to a spiritual plane.
  7. I’ve heard from writers and musicians and fans that they think I’m underrated.
  8. I was – I’ve always been a bit of perpetual adolescent.
  9. I’m thankful for serendipitous moments in my life, where things could’ve gone the other way.
  10. If the timing’s right and the gods are with you, something special happens.
  11. I went to America and got into a band, had success, had hits in Australia.
  12. It’s a rock ‘n’ roll thing to have one-night stands.
  13. I’ve always liked the heavier stuff. I’ve always loved Tool and System of a Down, Korn and Nine Inch Nails.
  14. Puberty hit me very hard, and I basically had no use for school once I discovered the guitar.
  15. Being a songwriter does not rely on an audience or other band members or a camera. I can just sit in a room and write songs.
  16. Life is good. Yes, it’s great.
  17. I’ve always treated women well.
  18. When you have a kid and people go, ‘What a beautiful child,’ it’s the same kind of reaction when you play a song that people recognize and love.
  19. I was one of those dark, quiet kids that wrote poetry.
  20. I’ve been writing songs since I was 14 years old, and that’s my true love.
  21. I’m a songwriter, principally, and I was real excited that people liked my songs, but you get a bit of an ego about it.
  22. I’ll watch any show on the History Channel.
  23. You never really shake depression and that’s a tough road you have to deal with.
  24. I was very fortunate to be at the vanguard of music video.
  25. Music is a 24-hour-a-day thing for me.
  26. Other than dying, I think puberty is probably about as rough as it gets.
  27. I was a happy kid up until I hit the teen years.
  28. You know, everybody is dealing with issues.
  29. I’d say that after my father passed my writing changed, it went deeper. Most would say ‘matured’ but I don’t think I’d use that word in relation to my progress. I think ‘change’ is a little more accurate.
  30. The whole point of me doing a Christmas record and what I centered it around was the song ‘Christmas with You’ from the point-of-view of the soldiers in Iraq.
  31. I learned to read and write and socialize in school, and that’s pretty much it.
  32. My first crush was Hayley Mills when I was a little kid in England. I used to kiss her picture goodnight.
  33. I don’t want to mix the identities. Noah Drake isn’t Rick Springfield.
  34. My wife and I have built trust with our children and have always had open communication.
  35. I don’t ever expect to be permanently happy. I don’t think that’s part of the human condition.
  36. I have seen my mugshot.
  37. There were times when I’ve not wanted to be in my own skin, and that’s a very scary feeling.
  38. I was pretty burned out in ’85 and was getting – starting to get into some issues.
  39. I used to cut guitars out of a piece of cardboard to copy the Strat look. I used a backwards tennis racket for a while and graduated to the cardboard cutout.
  40. As I’ve gotten older, I realize how important my fans are and that I’m here because of them and not the other way around.
  41. I don’t think anyone ever feels acknowledged enough.
  42. I was more than just a moody artist.
  43. When someone pursues music through your music, that’s the greatest accolade anybody can get.
  44. Over all life is what it is and regretting is a pointless thing.
  45. I would practice while listening to records or learn from musicians who were better than I was.
  46. I can’t imagine that anybody is as screwed up as I am.
  47. You’re always searching for the thing to heal you, and I thought therapy would give me that. But it didn’t – it just helps you recognize your demons.
  48. I am a closet toy freak. I started chasing after some things as far as Star Wars toys – some very rare stuff.
  49. I’ve gone pretty high at times so I think the yin yang of that is going pretty low.
  50. Yes, all my songs come from personal experience and relationships.
  51. Karma is not just about the troubles, but also about surmounting them.
  52. The danger in promiscuity is that it’s always barking at your heels.
  53. Relationships and the stress of the world going down, it puts a lot of stress on people, you know financially.
  54. I write to be truthful in my songs, which is why I wrote what’s painfully truthful about my life in my autobiography.
  55. I love acting.
  56. There will always be rock stars, but I don’t know how much depth and longevity they’ll have.
  57. The first guitar I ever got was for my 13th birthday.
  58. Once I discovered music, I knew what I wanted to do.
  59. They were marketing me as a teen idol, when the stuff on the record was not what teen idols were doing at the time.
  60. There weren’t a lot of girl singers around. Paul McCartney and John Lennon were the guys I looked up to.
  61. Young female voices are the loudest voices of all with the fans.
  62. You can tell when someone has had a facelift and I haven’t had a facelift, and I look like I haven’t had a facelift.
  63. Every actor wants to break out of the box that they put you in and that’s where I’m heading, out of the box as fast as I can.
  64. I would have been an Egyptologist if I had had the schooling.
  65. I’ve never said, ‘I’m squeaky clean.’ It’s always the people who project that image that are hiding something. No one’s squeaky clean.
  66. It would be pretty shabby to appear flippant around a documentary that’s about how much I love my fans.
  67. You always want to feel you’re not the only one going through something unpleasant.
  68. I meditate. Meditation helps me.
  69. I think good art does come from a dark place.

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