Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Billie Joe Armstrong Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
Punk will never be dead to me. It’s my life. I can never just drop this lifestyle. It embodies me.
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.
School is practice for the future, and practice makes perfect. But nobody’s perfect, so why practice?
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.
People are so damned afraid that one day they might wake up and discover that they’ve grown old.
A punk concert isn’t fun without a pit.
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.
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.
Punk is not just the sound, the music. Punk is a lifestyle.
No one’s really happy anyway, it’s not human.
And you don’t want to always write about politics just for the sake of writing about politics.
For some young people, their first experience ever hearing punk rock music was playing the Green Bay Packers on ‘Madden’.
I think it’s your own choice if you turn from an angry young man to a bitter, old bastard.
There’s nothing wrong with being a loser, it just depends on how good you are at it.
The things that people do now in sports, you can’t even believe. These are complete total athletes. To see what human beings can do in the highest level is amazing.
The first time that you escape from home or the small town that you live in – there’s a reason a small town is called a small town: It’s because not many people want to live there.
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.
Making mistakes is a lot better than not doing anything.
I sound like an Englishman impersonating an American impersonating an Englishman.
I love storytelling.
The thing about punk is that there are purists. Once you start going outside of that, they don’t think what you’re doing is punk rock.
I’m not going to conform to some consumer need.
Formats are constantly changing, and there are really no rules for the way you put your records out anymore.
Music – that’s been my education. There’s not a day that goes by that I take it for granted.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
We put everything we had into this record, just like we do with every other record that we make.
Our passion is our strength.
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.
I’m very monogamous.
The thing is, acoustic could be like a four-letter word to a lot of kids.
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.
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.
I don’t want to live in an ivory tower, being the songwriter who just turns inward.
I hate celebrities. I really hate them.
I would definitely say the Oakland Raiders are the punk rock band of football.
I never thought being obnoxious would get me where I am today.