Quotes by Billie Joe Armstrong (Musician/American).

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For some young people, their first experience ever hearing punk rock music was playing the Green Bay Packers on 'Madden'.
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I never thought being obnoxious would get me where I am today.
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Set lists are tough because you come up with this structure of how the songs are going to go from one to the next, but at the same time, you have to be spontaneous and take requests and change the set list at the drop of a hat.
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If you have children, you don't want to have drugs and drinks in the house. It's just not good.
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I don't want to live in an ivory tower, being the songwriter who just turns inward.
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People are so damned afraid that one day they might wake up and discover that they've grown old.
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When I signed that major-label contract when I was 20 years old. I did it because I wanted to play music for the rest of my life. That's every 20-year-old's dream - to do whatever the hell you want.
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Making mistakes is a lot better than not doing anything.
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We put everything we had into this record, just like we do with every other record that we make.
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Punk has always been about doing things your own way. What it represents for me is ultimate freedom and a sense of individuality.
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There are always young bands playing in their garages. A lot of punk rock is not going to be in the mainstream. It's below the radar. The beauty of it is that you're not supposed to always know. It's subterranean.
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Minority is about being an individual. It's like you have to sift through the darkness to find your place and be that individual you want to be your entire life.
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My brother David was a great athlete and I knew there was no way I could live up to that.
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I've been playing rock and roll since I was 16 years old, and now I have a 16-year-old.
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Music - that's been my education. There's not a day that goes by that I take it for granted.
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In every song I write, whether it's a love song or a political song or a song about family, the one thing that I find is feeling lost and trying to find your way.
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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.
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I sort of enjoy the fact that I'm misunderstood most of the time. That's fine.
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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?
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There's an honesty in our family - my kids and I are able to talk about things without me putting the fear of God into them.
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Punk is not just the sound, the music. Punk is a lifestyle.
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I sound like an Englishman impersonating an American impersonating an Englishman.
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Our passion is our strength.
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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.
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I'm not going to conform to some consumer need.
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