Sep 222012
 

10 Bruce Springsteen Quotes to Celebrate the Birthday of “the Boss”

Author:Noel Jameson

If you’re a fan of ‘The Boss’ then September is the perfect time of year for Bruce Springsteen quotes. Why? Because Bruce’s birthday is on September 23rd, and we’re ready to help him celebrate. Whether you’ve been a fan since the early years or are new to Mr. Springsteen’s music, these ten quotes will help you get to know him a little bit better.

10 Bruce Springsteen Quotes to Celebrate the Birthday of "the Boss"

10 Bruce Springsteen Quotes to Celebrate the Birthday of “the Boss”

1. ‘Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed.’

2. ‘Poor men wanna be rich, rich men wanna be kings, and a king ain’t satisfied till he rules everything.’

3. ‘Music was my way of keeping people from looking through and around me. I wanted the heavies to know I was around.’

4. ‘I was nine years old when I saw Elvis on ‘Ed Sullivan’, and I had to get a guitar the next day. I stood in front of my mirror with that guitar on. . . and I knew then that’s what had been missing.’

5. ‘Basically, I was pretty ostracized in my hometown. Me and a few other guys were the town freaks- and there were many occasions when we were dodging getting beaten up ourselves.’

6. ‘I can sing very comfortably from my vantage point because a lot of the music was about a loss of innocence, there’s innocence contained in you but there’s also innocence in the process of being lost.’

7. ‘If they had told me I was the janitor and would have to mop up and clean the toilets after the show in order to play, I probably would have done it.’

8. ‘We learned more from a three minute record than we ever learned in school.’

9. ‘If my work was about anything, it was about the search for identity, for personal recognition, for acceptance, for communion, and for a big country. I’ve always felt that’s why people come to my shows, because they feel that big country in their hearts.’

10. ‘This music is forever for me. It’s the stage thing, that rush moment that you live for. It never lasts, but that’s what you live for.’

Bruce Springsteen isn’t just a good performer or a great singer. He’s actually a man of wisdom too. When he sings his songs, he’s not just doing it to entertain — sometimes he’s trying to teach us something too. These ten Bruce Springsteen quotes give us some insight into that fact.

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Sep 212012
 

12 Tommy Lasorda Quotes to Celebrate the Birthday of a Baseball Star

Author:Noel Jameson

Ready for some Tommy Lasorda quotes? His birthday is right around the corner, and I figured this was the perfect way to celebrate this baseball superstar. From pitching to managing, Tommy knows the ins and the outs of the baseball world, and he picked up quite a bit about life in general along the way. Here are twelve quotes that prove it.

12 Tommy Lasorda Quotes to Celebrate the Birthday of a Baseball Star

12 Tommy Lasorda Quotes to Celebrate the Birthday of a Baseball Star

1. ‘Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it’s because you’ve started to think of failure.’

2. ‘About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure.’

3. ‘The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.’

4. ‘Eighty percent of the people who hear them (your troubles) don’t care and the other twenty percent are glad you’re having them.’

5. ‘I walk into the clubhouse and it’s like walking into the Mayo Clinic. We have four doctors, three therapists and five trainers. Back when I broke in, we had one trainer who carried a bottle of rubbing alcohol and by the seventh inning he had drunk it all.’

6. ‘The only way I’d worry about the weather is if it snows on our side of the field and not theirs.’

7. ‘My wife tells me one day, ‘I think you love baseball more than me.’ I say, ‘Well, I guess that’s true, but hey, I love you more than football and hockey.”

8. ‘I believe managing is like holding a dove in your hand. If you hold it too tightly you kill it, but if you hold it too loosely, you lose it.’

9. ‘There are three types of baseball players: those who make things happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens.’

10. ‘I motivate players through communication, being honest with them, having them respect and appreciate your ability and your help.’

11. ‘Guys ask me, don’t I get burned out? How can you get burned out doing something you love? I ask you, have you ever got tired of kissing a pretty girl?’

12. ‘Managing is like holding a dove in your hand. Squeeze too hard and you kill it, not hard enough and it flies away.’

And there you have it – twelve quotes from one of the most famous people in baseball history. Whether you’re a Dodgers fan or not, you have to admit that Tommy Lasorda is quite an impressive guy. Let these twelve Tommy Lasorda quotes kick off his birthday celebration.

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