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All Quotes by author - Steven Van Zandt
" A lot of the idealism of the Sixties was spot on, from the environmentalism to the war to the Civil Rights movement, the women's rights movement, you name it. "
" As an actor just learning the craft, you literally do a scene with Jimmy Gandolfini, and you walk away a better actor. "
" As most of the population suffers through life, barely surviving, disappointed and confused day after day, hopeless, wondering what happened to their strong and beautiful country, it is in the media's power to restore, if not some of our quality of life, at least a bit of our peace of mind. "
" Band members have a special bond. A great band is more than just some people working together. It's like a highly specialized army unit, or a winning sports team. A unique combination of elements that becomes stronger together than apart. "
" Bands should never break up. "
" Before Dylan, before rock became art, it was a wonderful fusion of pop structure and personal statements. "
" Being a rock n' roll star ain't a part-time gig. "
" Believe me, if Donald Trump didn't have some point that he's making, hitting home with people, he could not have come this far - as much as a showman as he may be. "
" Boycotts are not something to be taken lightly. "
" C-17s should be ready to go at various military bases around the world packed with water, food, medical supplies, sleeping bags and tents, all prepared to be air dropped in alongside soldiers and doctors to begin relief efforts. "
" Every successful person needs to have at least one person in their life who's not afraid of them. "
" First of all, just because the Tea Party people appear to be generally uneducated, ignorant about the political process, ignorant about economics, confused about their own platform from the beginning, and indelicate when it comes to the craft of diplomacy, doesn't mean they're wrong. "
" For me, it all comes down to one issue: if we can get money out of political systems, the whole world will change. "
" For me, making a record is a vacation. I'd like to do it more often. Just, chances are impossible... It's a very expensive hobby, you know? "
" For those who are familiar with my work, 'Soulfire' is a return to how most people identify me, which is that soul-meets-rock thing. "
" Garage rock is music for older people with young souls and young people with old souls. It's a certain sensibility, and you may have it when you're 17 or when you're 67. "
" Go out and support your local rock n' roll band. "
" Half of the modern world goes back as far as Pearl Jam. The real historians go back to U2. But they need to go back further. They have to go back to the '50s and '60s, where things started. That's how you get to be your own personality, by studying the masters. Rock and roll was white kids trying to make black music and failing, gloriously! "
" I am interested in the interaction of a group of people who have a common goal, or a common obsession, each contributing something unique to make something greater than the sum of its parts. I don't know why, but from day one, that has interested me. "
" I am Italian. Springsteen's mostly Italian, too. We're both Italians with Dutch names, one of the many things we have in common. "
" I believe that hundreds of years from now, history will be divided into pre-1960s and post-1960s. "
" I did 10 years on 'Sopranos,' but the whole craft of acting is relatively new to me. I'm still learning that, and I'll be learning that forever. "
" I did nothing but international liberation politics for ten years, and usually it was like, you gain an inch, you lose a half an inch. It's slow going, man. "
" I didn't care about anything expect rock & roll. So it's nice that it turned out to be something that you find a way to make a living from. "
" I don't wake up every day and just write to write. I only write with purpose. "
" I grew up in a renaissance period, a very lucky time when the greatest music ever made was also the most commercial. We'll never see that again, so for me, there's only one criteria, which is greatness. That's all I care about. Is what I'm doing reaching for greatness? Whether I achieve it or not, that is one hundred percent of my criteria. "
" I had the wonderful good luck of having Jimmy Gandolfini as my mentor and David Chase as my godfather, two of the most talented guys in the history of television. "
" I have very little interest in the modern world, and I'm not in any way conflicted about that. "
" I just love that whole Brill Building era. I will always regret not being there. That's where I belong. "
" I know what it takes to make a band, how they should interact, what makes a record sound like it's a band - everything having to do with a band, I happen to be into. "
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