Mark Hoppus - Quotes

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Once you declare your loyalty to a team, every person who doesn't support that team, it's their job to ruin you, to tell you you're an idiot and to tell you that you made the wrong choice.

Once you declare your loyalty to a team, every person who doesn't support that team, it's their job to ruin you, to tell you you're an idiot and to tell you that you made the wrong choice.

All I can hope to do is instill great morality in my son and trust him along the way. The music he listens to or how he chooses to wear his hair doesn't define his moral compass, and if he wants to listen to country music and wear a cowboy hat too, that's fine.

All I can hope to do is instill great morality in my son and trust him along the way. The music he listens to or how he chooses to wear his hair doesn't define his moral compass, and if he wants to listen to country music and wear a cowboy hat too, that's fine.

Music is life. Music defines peoples' experience on this planet. Name one time in your life that wasn't punctuated by the music you listened to at the time. When people are down, they listen to music that commiserates that emotion. When people are amped up, they listen to more upbeat, loud songs. ---->>>

Antarctica is otherworldly, like nothing I've ever seen before. Stark, cold, beautiful desolation. ---->>>

Screw them. Yeah. But not literally. I'm not advocating promiscuity. ---->>>

Make yourself look really stupid so you don't feel bad doing something a little stupid. ---->>>

We just kind of did our own thing and got made fun of by the popular kids. It was kind of like a badge of honor to be an outcast. ---->>>

I've learned some of the greatest life lessons from growing up in the skate and punk rock communities. ---->>>

From a very early age, my wife and I told our son that there are times and places for everything. I told him, look, when you're in class, you have to be quiet and listen to your teacher, but when you go out to the playground, you can scream and be silly.

From a very early age, my wife and I told our son that there are times and places for everything. I told him, look, when you're in class, you have to be quiet and listen to your teacher, but when you go out to the playground, you can scream and be silly.

Everything in high school seems like the most important thing that's ever happened in your life. It's not. You'll get out of high school and you never see those people again. All the people who torment and press you won't make a difference in your life in the long haul. ---->>>

All the really pretty girls get pregnant.

All the really pretty girls get pregnant.

We're really good friends and we hang out. It's like I get to hang out with my friends and get paid for it. ---->>>

My parents were pretty lenient with me. But, they gave me morality while I was growing up. They taught me the difference between right and wrong. ---->>>

If at first you don't succeed, pay someone else to do it for you. ---->>>

I never thought of punk rock as the absolute act of rebellion for the sake of rebellion. There's a lot of that in there, but for me I think punk rock was always about questioning things and making decisions for yourself, which is a great message to pass on to your kids. ---->>>

Thank God I never got in a fight. All of the jock dudes hated me, but all of their girlfriends thought I was nice so they wouldn't touch me. It was infuriating to them.

Thank God I never got in a fight. All of the jock dudes hated me, but all of their girlfriends thought I was nice so they wouldn't touch me. It was infuriating to them.

I just want everyone out there to know that I'm super-awesome and a great guy and really cool to talk to and that I appreciate all the support.

I just want everyone out there to know that I'm super-awesome and a great guy and really cool to talk to and that I appreciate all the support.

It totally ruins my voice. I quit smoking, drinking, and doing ecstasy. ---->>>

The last few years I became a lot more into sports. Growing up, the sports I liked were independent sports, like skateboarding. I was really into skateboarding, and not necessarily team televised sports. ---->>>

I don't stream or buy CDs... pretty much everything I buy, I do it on iTunes. ---->>>

I'm always asking friends what new music they're into, and I love showing people new talented artists. ---->>>

If we tried to write about politics, you'd realize that we're all a bunch of idiots.

If we tried to write about politics, you'd realize that we're all a bunch of idiots.

Getting to meet other artists that I admire is one of the best parts of my job. I don't know if I'd say 'star struck' as much as excited to hear other peoples' ideas. ---->>>

I believe that artists should be paid for their creativity. There's no other industry where people can come in and take what you create for free and give it away for free and that's acceptable. ---->>>

I don't think of them as teenage songs. The things that happen to you in high school are the same things that happen your entire life. You can fall in love at 60; you can get rejected at 80. ---->>>

I grew up the biggest fan of the Cure. Knew every lyric, had every album, B-side, single, poster, everything. Then cut to fifteen years later, and we're working on songs together. Ridiculous. ---->>>

Mom's dad was in the army, stormed the beach at Normandy, fought through the French hedgerows, the Battle of the Ardennes, the Battle of the Bulge, and liberated concentration camps at the end of the war.

Mom's dad was in the army, stormed the beach at Normandy, fought through the French hedgerows, the Battle of the Ardennes, the Battle of the Bulge, and liberated concentration camps at the end of the war.

The thing you realize as you get older is that parents don't know what the Hell they're doing and neither will you when you get to be a parent. ---->>>

I did mostly good things, except light things on fire. ---->>>

I don't want to spend a month and a half in a studio with music I don't like, and fortunately I don't have to. ---->>>

'The White Album' is a record I can go back to time and time again, and always find something different that I never noticed or appreciated before. ---->>>

I miss the experience of walking into a record store and find old stuff without expecting to. ---->>>

It's a real challenge to complete a story arc and end up with a cool punchline in 120 characters.

It's a real challenge to complete a story arc and end up with a cool punchline in 120 characters.

There's no doubt that the ready availability of music online has created a thousand more opportunities than it's destroyed. ---->>>

I lived in small town out in the desert and my friend used to steal his mom's car in the middle of the night. He'd drive over to my house, I'd sneak out and we'd go out to the desert and just burn things down. ---->>>

The naked thing was short-lived. It was only around for about six months because we thought it was shocking. Once people expected us to do it we kind of never did it again. ---->>>

During the downtime on tour, I simply walk from room to room, staring into my computer. ---->>>

I dated the same girl all through high school. ---->>>

I firmly believe artists should be paid for what they create. ---->>>

Ideas are really what interest me in producing a band, if I can bring something productive to the project. ---->>>

It's so easy to put music out that it's difficult to sift through stuff that I don't like to find stuff I do like. ---->>>

Parents don't understand kids and kids don't understand parents. My parents were divorced when I was really young and I went to live with my dad. ---->>>

I don't have a problem being on 'MTV,' and I don't have a problem being on the radio. I actually like it. So there. And anyone that calls me a sell out is just jealous. ---->>>

I like the beaches in Orange County the best. I think Orange County has great beaches. Everything from Dana Point to Newport to Laguna; all over the place. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 03-15, 1972
Birthplace: Ridgecrest, California, U.S.
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Occupation: Musician

Mark Allan Hoppus (born March 15, 1972) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and television personality best known as the bassist and co-lead vocalist for the pop punk band Blink-182. Born in Ridgecrest, California, Hoppus spent his childhood moving back and forth between his mother and father's houses, as they divorced when he was in third grade (wikipedia)