Billie Joe Armstrong Quotes

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?

Worship Quotes

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.

Worship Quotes

I never thought being obnoxious would get me where I am today.

Thought Quotes


School is practice for the future, and practice makes perfect. But nobody's perfect, so why practice?

Practice Quotes, Future Quotes

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.

Life Quotes, Aim Quotes, Music Quotes, Popularity Quotes

And you don't want to always write about politics just for the sake of writing about politics.

Politics Quotes

Our passion is our strength.

Strength Quotes, Passion Quotes

Making mistakes is a lot better than not doing anything.

Making Mistakes Quotes

I love storytelling.

Love Quotes

I'd love to go to art school. I'd love to learn how to draw. I'd love to be fluent in Spanish. I'd like to be a brain surgeon.

Love Quotes, Art Quotes

In every song I write, whether it's a love song or a political song or a song about family, the one thing that I find is feeling lost and trying to find your way.

Love Quotes, Feeling Quotes

Punk has always been about doing things your own way. What it represents for me is ultimate freedom and a sense of individuality.

Freedom Quotes, Individuality Quotes

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.

God Quotes, Honesty Quotes, Fear Quotes

I think it's your own choice if you turn from an angry young man to a bitter, old bastard.

Choice Quotes

If you have children, you don't want to have drugs and drinks in the house. It's just not good.

Children Quotes

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.

Beauty Quotes

There are always young bands playing in their garages. 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.

Beauty Quotes

I sort of enjoy the fact that I'm misunderstood most of the time. That's fine.

Time Quotes

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.

Time Quotes

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.

Change Quotes, Time Quotes

My brother David was a great athlete and I knew there was no way I could live up to that.

Great Quotes

A punk concert isn't fun without a pit.

Fun Quotes

I sound like an Englishman impersonating an American impersonating an Englishman.

American Quotes

6 Top Billie Joe Armstrong quotes about Music

For some young people, their first experience ever hearing punk rock music was playing the Green Bay Packers on 'Madden'.

Experience Quotes, Music Quotes

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.

Arrogance Quotes, Hell Quotes, Music Quotes

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.

Music Quotes

Music - that's been my education. There's not a day that goes by that I take it for granted.

Education Quotes, Music Quotes

Punk is not just the sound, the music. Punk is a lifestyle.

Life Quotes, Music Quotes

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.

Life Quotes, Hell Quotes, Music Quotes

4 Famous Billie Joe Armstrong quotes about Life

If I look at my old lyrics, they seem to be full of rage, but empty. There was an emptiness in my life.

Life Quotes

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.

Life Quotes

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.

Life Quotes

Punk will never be dead to me. It's my life. I can never just drop this lifestyle. It embodies me.

Life Quotes