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Billie Joe Armstrong Quotes and Sayings

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I'm a father.
It isn't just my life any more.
I don't want my kid finding bottles in the house or
seeing his father completely smashed.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

Related topics: Dad

I never thought being obnoxious would get me where I am today.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

I'm very monogamous.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

I don't want to live in an ivory tower,
being the songwriter who just turns inward.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

 

Moshing and broken glass just don't go together.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

No one's really happy anyway, it's not human.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

I don't want to limit myself musically.
It would be really limiting if we'd neglect something we really want to do,
like explore other styles of music.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

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People are so damned afraid that one day they might
wake up and discover that they've grown old.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

We're not a political band.
We don't want to tell people what to do or what to think.
We just want to tell them to think.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

Music - that's been my education.
There's not a day that goes by that I take it for granted.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

If I look at my old lyrics, they seem to be full of rage,
but empty.
There was an emptiness in my life.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

If journalists ask you again and again about the same bands,
you'll end up saying you hate them just because you're
so fed up with being asked all those stupid questions.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

If you have children, you don't want to have drugs and drinks in the house.
It's just not good.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

I don't like LA.
The majority just seem to be so artificial.
Look at how they worship everything they think is fashionable.
Isn't it sick?
- Billie Joe Armstrong

We put everything we had into this record,
just like we do with every other record that we make.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

I sort of enjoy the fact that I'm misunderstood most of the time.
That's fine.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

Punk will never be dead to me.
It's my life.
I can never just drop this lifestyle.
It embodies me.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

I'd love to go to art school.
I'd love to learn how to draw.
I'd love to be fluent in Spanish.
I'd like to be a brain surgeon.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

Punk is not just the sound, the music.
Punk is a lifestyle.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

Making mistakes is a lot better than not doing anything.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

What is going on in America is extreme.
The youth cult, they worship youth so much it's almost paranoid.
And LA is the Mecca of it all; they're taking it to the hilt.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

School is practice for future life, practice makes
perfect and nobodys perfect,
so why practice?
- Billie Joe Armstrong

I approach playing acoustic guitar more of as a percussive instrument.
It's fragile.
I don't have a lot of finesse when it comes to my guitar playing.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

The thing is, acoustic could be like a four-letter word to a lot of kids.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

A punk concert isn't fun without a pit.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

I think it's your own choice if you turn from an angry young man to a bitter,
old bastard.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

What annoys the hell out of me is the arrogance of some people.
They don't even listen to our music,
they decided in advance that they don't like it.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

If Britney would paint her ass green,
I'm sure you could spot green asses all over LA as
soon as the word was out.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

I hate celebrities.
I really hate them.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

Our passion is our strength.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

Punk has always been about doing things your own way.
What it represents for me is ultimate freedom and a sense of individuality.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

There are a lot of bands who claim to be punk and they only play the music,
they have no clue what it's all about.
It's a lifestyle.
It's not about popularity and all that crap.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic,
violent father.
He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.
- Dean Koontz

I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did
not reflect positively on my father's life.
- Sidney Poitier

No matter how old we become, we can still call them
'Holy Mother' and 'Father' and put a child-like trust in them.
- Desmond Morris

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother
rather than all major credit cards.
- Robert Orben

My father and I have a very good relationship.
We always got along.
But I always scold him.
- Amy Sedaris

Father or stepfather - those are just titles to me.
They don't mean anything.
- Oliver Hudson

When you have a good mother and no father,
God kind of sits in.
It's not enough, but it helps.
- Dick Gregory

My father was the guy on the block who said hi to everyone.
- Damon Wayans

I stopped loving my father a long time ago.
What remained was the slavery to a pattern.
- Anais Nin

But the love of adventure was in father's blood.
- Buffalo Bill

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
- Voltaire

Do you know that other than my father,
I've never had a man take care of me?
- Dionne Warwick

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

My father taught me that the only way you can make
good at anything is to practice,
and then practice some more.
- Pete Rose

The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
- Clara Barton

I wasn't anything special as a father.
But I loved them and they knew it.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

But I have to be careful not to let the world dazzle
me so much that I forget that I'm a husband and a father.
- Herbie Hancock

When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb.
After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to
find out how much he'd learned in three years.
- Frank Butler

If my father had hugged me even once,
I'd be an accountant right now.
- Ray Romano

Feels good to try, but playing a father,
I'm getting a little older.
I see now that I'm taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle.
- Adam Sandler

Confused Memories of Childhood:
Hate to my father, cruel hate,
confused with love - a mix not great.
The man I love - the man I hate;
the man I want to emulate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I just wish I could understand my father.
- Michael Jackson

Being a father helps me be more responsible...
you see more things than you've ever seen.
- Kid Rock

I'm a father; that's what matters most.
Nothing matters more.
- Gordon Brown

An angry father is most cruel towards himself.
- Publilius Syrus

The only important thing I have to say is that my father
never fought against his country.
- Zinedine Zidane

It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
- Kent Nerburn

My father wouldn't get us a TV, he wouldn't allow a TV in the house.
- Janis Joplin


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