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" You know, when you're an actor, you want to go to Hollywood. When you're a musician, you want to go to Nashville. "
" I'm a lucky guy. I don't take for granted, for one minute, what I do. "
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" You look at your bank account, and you see the currency of love and happiness is more important than the currency of money. "
" Learning about all those different things psychologically - about grief and my own addictions and problems and stuff like that, and really getting an education on it, I think it was part of the process of it, learning about it and trying to lick it. "
" I want the people of New Jersey to jump off a cliff like Kurt Vonnegut so I can show them how to fly. This way, nobody needs to grow any wings, which would be impossible anyway because we're humans and not some kind of bird. "
" Being in America isn't old-hat - it's where we're from - but I get excited to be in other parts of the world like Athens and Croatia, which were quite cool. I'm a sightseer. I go see the sights and museums. I'm into that kind of thing. "
" When you're sick on the road, it's the worst. That's when you become the most vulnerable and neurotic. You become scared. If I had a cold or a chest infection, and I had to sing all those high parts, there was stage fright. "
" I try to look at most of my solos as a musical piece within the song, not, say, showing off. "
" We've been around for almost three decades now - there's about three generations of Bon Jovi fans. "
" Songwriting is something that's very daunting until you have your first successful song, I think. "
" I taught myself how to play the guitar, so I basically learned by a system of making mistakes. "
" There's nothing like a love for our children. I love being a papa, and that's the truth. "
" When you're making a record, you try to achieve stylistically what fits on you. Like a good old coat, you know what I mean? "
" You know, no matter what I am or what I do for a living, I'm still, you know, the husband and the dad and the protector of the house, and I have to be conscientious about that. "
" I was the lead singer in a lot of the bands I was in. You have to be comfortable. You gotta get up there and sell the song. You have to get up there and sell the lyric. You gotta be able to feel it. "
" Rock and roll is a contact sport. I enjoy playing the tunes that really get the people going. "
" Throughout my career as a songwriter, I've had a knack for writing songs that were about me and my life experiences and observations. "
" I just want to thank everyone for their support. Sometimes friends need the help of their friends to get by. "
" I'm a homebody, really, when it comes down to it. "
" Going through the grief period of my dad and losing him - that was the worst thing because you know when you get that call. When you are seven, eight years old, you have that almost vision in your mind of what that's going to be like and what your going to feel like and it doesn't prepare you. "
" When you walk out in front of an audience of over 70,000 people, you've got to be on your game. They deserve it. "
" Stand on the stage in front of 15 people or 15,000. Have them look up to you and tell you how wonderful you are, and if you don't think that's a great feeling, okay, then you're unlike me. "
" As a musician and a guitar player, I can noodle as well as anybody. But from my background as a session musician, I always try to play what is called for by the lyric and listening to the song. As a writer, that's what I do, too. "
" Songwriting is a give-and-take process, and it can lead to some good, healthy debates. "
" There are a lot of really good guitar sounds and new kind atmospheres on the new Bon Jovi record. I think people are going to dig it, man. And it rocks hard. "
" The Garden State will never leave me. "
" I might have been a psychologist. It interests me. "
" I always felt there was some kind of nobility centered in my desire and passion for what I do. "
" I will do anything for anybody that asks me to do anything for a kid. "
" I'm on a search for my future ex-wife. "
" I know Mick Jagger wouldn't tour without Keith Richards and call it the Rolling Stones. "