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" It's funny - Americans are the colonials who ran away from the royals, and yet we're fascinated by them. "
" Our job is to be performers and give everybody a great night where they can forget about their problems and the world's problems, because they're always going to be there. They were there since the beginning, and they're going to be there until the end. "
" I like to see other bands, and I like to hear their songs, but I really like it when they engage the audience. "
" I've been through a lot of experiences in my life being in the biggest band in the world. "
" We never do the same set twice. "
" It's so much fun to be on stage and play. It really is. "
" We never do the same set twice... We play for at least two and a half hours, sometimes longer, so there's a lot of songs from all the records. And we know there's a stable we as fans would want to hear, so we always give them, then we change up a bunch of songs and throw in a couple new ones. "
" One of the greatest things about our band is that we bring the American dream to the world. Here's a bunch of kids that were living in nowhere New Jersey, and we made it through a lot of practice and a lot of work and a lot of luck. It shows the world, 'If we did it, you can do it.' "
" I'm in a very successful band. We all love each other. It ain't ever breaking up. I also have a terrific hobby that became a full-time job. My only problem? There's not enough time to sleep in my world. "
" I think growing up in the shadow of New York shaped me for life. Hey, you come from Jersey, you get used to being dumped on by the big city. "
" Every time you're on stage, you look out at a packed house, people all the way up to the top, people having a blast, everybody forgetting about the world for a couple hours. That's a special thing. "
" My father was a very big musical influence on me. He was a trumpet player. And that's what I started with. Then, when I was 7, my parents introduced me to the piano. "
" Every time we do a new record, we do the best we can. For us, every record is stepping into the ring with another heavyweight champion. "
" How do we keep it up? Because that's what we do; we're musicians, and we love to play and make music. And with every album, we get better, and with every tour, we get better. "
" I guess, for me, the therapy is walking on stage, playing all of our songs, and walking out. That's probably my therapy. That's a good time. "
" The Broadway run of 'Memphis' has been like going to the moon. It was so great to actually open at the Shubert Theatre and then amazing to be nominated for eight Tonys and attend all the luncheons and events. "
" In rock n' roll, there are notes that aren't like notes. They're something in between, and it's the way you scoop into it. "
" It's a sense of pride, a sense of you set out to get a record deal, and we got that. We set out to get a No. 1 record, and then we got that. Then you say, 'Wow, that was impossible and now even more impossible is to stay No. 1 and stay current and put out new records that people care about,' and we really stuck to that. "
" Any honor is an honor. You can't really say which one is better than the next, but it's always wonderful when you're honored by your peers for your work. "
" When you're on tour with the band, it's a different mentality. You don't sightsee because you're making sure you can do the show. But in musicals, I don't have to sing or play: I just have to use my brain, and the rest of the time, I'm free. "
" On stage with the band, your destiny lies in your own hands. "
" We play anywhere around two, 2 hours, so we're always in shape, but you've got to get yourself in super shape so you can sing that long, play that long, and feel strong. "
" Musicals weren't on my radar. "
" I don't like it when bands don't want to play that one song everybody wants to hear. I think that's cheating everybody, and I think it's selfish of an artist to do that. "
" I just wanted to release an album of piano music for music's sake. I'm not expecting to sell millions of albums. It's was just nice to be able to sit down at an acoustic piano and make some music. "
" There's no way you can imagine going from kids in high school to being the best band in the world. "
" I'm going to stop when I'm 100. I put a limit on myself. "
" I think 'Slippery When Wet' was the turning point, where our records represent our energy that we do live. "
" We don't want to just be known for what we did. We want to be known for what we do and what we did. We've been highly productive since 2000 when 'Crush' came out. "
" I'd say that 98 percent of the bands we've played with through the years have either broken up or are stuck in some kind of '80s revival now. "
" Most of Broadway is based on a movie or a book. You don't see many original musicals. "