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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. "
" I've spent a lot of Thanksgivings on the road with my band, so anytime that I can spend Thanksgiving with my family in a traditional aspect, eating sweet potatoes and cranberries and stuffing and all the trappings of Thanksgiving and then get on a treadmill the next day extra long, I'm happy. "
" I always felt there was some kind of nobility centered in my desire and passion for what I do. "
" There's nothing like a love for our children. I love being a papa, and that's the truth. "
" 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. "
" Songwriting is something that's very daunting until you have your first successful song, I think. "
" I'm a homebody, really, when it comes down to it. "
" I'm all for sharing music, but when people can download a whole record and pay nothing for it and then they share it with 100,000 other people, it's breaking down the whole business. "
" The early Bon Jovi stuff I can't stand. I just think we didn't have our stylistic voice. But some people love some of that stuff. "
" 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. "
" A band is like a marriage, and if you're in a marriage with someone, and you lose yourself in that marriage, the relationship is over, really. "
" I know Mick Jagger wouldn't tour without Keith Richards and call it the Rolling Stones. "
" I didn't check into rehab. Instead of me heading into a place - I was just drinking too much and I needed to get my life together. I'm still in therapy and stuff like that, but it's good. I'm great. I feel fine. "
" 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. "
" I'm on a search for my future ex-wife. "
" I will do anything for anybody that asks me to do anything for a kid. "
" I've had a very, very interesting view of the planet over the last 30 years, touring as excessively as I have. And music is the most evocative, transformative, connective force in humanity, man. "
" 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. "
" Songwriting is a give-and-take process, and it can lead to some good, healthy debates. "
" We've been around for almost three decades now - there's about three generations of Bon Jovi fans. "
" 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. "
" I love being a dad. I'd have more kids if I could. I'd take a couple more, one or two more before I croak. "
" 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. "
" The Garden State will never leave me. "
" 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. "
" I just want to thank everyone for their support. Sometimes friends need the help of their friends to get by. "
" That got me thinking. Bon Jovi kills in Jersey. Just kills. We did Atlantic City this past winter and man, you wouldn't believe the intensity in that crowd. Can I just talk for a minute about how amazingly hot Heather is? "
" You know, when you're an actor, you want to go to Hollywood. When you're a musician, you want to go to Nashville. "
" 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 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. "
" 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. "