Rick Springfield - Quotes

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Other than dying, I think puberty is probably about as rough as it gets.

Other than dying, I think puberty is probably about as rough as it gets.

Karma is not just about the troubles, but also about surmounting them. ---->>>

I'm thankful for serendipitous moments in my life, where things could've gone the other way.

I'm thankful for serendipitous moments in my life, where things could've gone the other way.

If the timing's right and the gods are with you, something special happens. ---->>>

You always want to feel you're not the only one going through something unpleasant. ---->>>

I get inspired at different times and in different ways. ---->>>

You're always searching for the thing to heal you, and I thought therapy would give me that. But it didn't - it just helps you recognize your demons. ---->>>

You never really shake depression and that's a tough road you have to deal with. ---->>>

I'm surrounded by great guitar players. ---->>>

I can't imagine that anybody is as screwed up as I am. ---->>>

I've been writing songs since I was 14 years old, and that's my true love.

I've been writing songs since I was 14 years old, and that's my true love.

I was more than just a moody artist. ---->>>

The danger in promiscuity is that it's always barking at your heels. ---->>>

I think good art does come from a dark place. ---->>>

I was a happy kid up until I hit the teen years.

I was a happy kid up until I hit the teen years.

I've gone pretty high at times so I think the yin yang of that is going pretty low. ---->>>

They were marketing me as a teen idol, when the stuff on the record was not what teen idols were doing at the time.

They were marketing me as a teen idol, when the stuff on the record was not what teen idols were doing at the time.

It's a rock 'n' roll thing to have one-night stands.

It's a rock 'n' roll thing to have one-night stands.

My first crush was Hayley Mills when I was a little kid in England. I used to kiss her picture goodnight. ---->>>

The whole point of me doing a Christmas record and what I centered it around was the song 'Christmas with You' from the point-of-view of the soldiers in Iraq. ---->>>

I used to cut guitars out of a piece of cardboard to copy the Strat look. I used a backwards tennis racket for a while and graduated to the cardboard cutout. ---->>>

I meditate. Meditation helps me. ---->>>

I don't think anyone ever feels acknowledged enough. ---->>>

I don't want to mix the identities. Noah Drake isn't Rick Springfield. ---->>>

I've heard from writers and musicians and fans that they think I'm underrated. ---->>>

I was one of those dark, quiet kids that wrote poetry. ---->>>

I would practice while listening to records or learn from musicians who were better than I was. ---->>>

I've always liked the heavier stuff. I've always loved Tool and System of a Down, Korn and Nine Inch Nails. ---->>>

I am a closet toy freak. I started chasing after some things as far as Star Wars toys - some very rare stuff. ---->>>

I would have been an Egyptologist if I had had the schooling. ---->>>

Life is good. Yes, it's great.

Life is good. Yes, it's great.

There weren't a lot of girl singers around. Paul McCartney and John Lennon were the guys I looked up to. ---->>>

I'll watch any show on the History Channel. ---->>>

The first guitar I ever got was for my 13th birthday. ---->>>

You can tell when someone has had a facelift and I haven't had a facelift, and I look like I haven't had a facelift. ---->>>

I learned to read and write and socialize in school, and that's pretty much it. ---->>>

I took that time off - I knew it was messing me up, not being connected to a spiritual plane. ---->>>

I was - I've always been a bit of perpetual adolescent. ---->>>

As I've gotten older, I realize how important my fans are and that I'm here because of them and not the other way around. ---->>>

I've never said, 'I'm squeaky clean.' It's always the people who project that image that are hiding something. No one's squeaky clean. ---->>>

I write to be truthful in my songs, which is why I wrote what's painfully truthful about my life in my autobiography. ---->>>

Being a songwriter does not rely on an audience or other band members or a camera. I can just sit in a room and write songs. ---->>>

Every actor wants to break out of the box that they put you in and that's where I'm heading, out of the box as fast as I can. ---->>>

I don't ever expect to be permanently happy. I don't think that's part of the human condition. ---->>>

When you have a kid and people go, 'What a beautiful child,' it's the same kind of reaction when you play a song that people recognize and love. ---->>>

I have seen my mugshot. ---->>>

I went to America and got into a band, had success, had hits in Australia. ---->>>

I'm a songwriter, principally, and I was real excited that people liked my songs, but you get a bit of an ego about it. ---->>>

Over all life is what it is and regretting is a pointless thing.

Over all life is what it is and regretting is a pointless thing.

Residuals from Australia, from the Mission Magic show, saved my butt. So there is a reason for everything. ---->>>

Yes, all my songs come from personal experience and relationships. ---->>>

I like to write when I feel I'm the real me. ---->>>

I love acting. ---->>>

I mean I was famous for nothing. ---->>>

I was pretty burned out in '85 and was getting - starting to get into some issues. ---->>>

I was very fortunate to be at the vanguard of music video. ---->>>

I've always treated women well. ---->>>

It would be pretty shabby to appear flippant around a documentary that's about how much I love my fans. ---->>>

Music is a 24-hour-a-day thing for me. ---->>>

My wife and I have built trust with our children and have always had open communication. ---->>>

Once I discovered music, I knew what I wanted to do. ---->>>

Puberty hit me very hard, and I basically had no use for school once I discovered the guitar. ---->>>

Relationships and the stress of the world going down, it puts a lot of stress on people, you know financially. ---->>>

There were times when I've not wanted to be in my own skin, and that's a very scary feeling. ---->>>

There will always be rock stars, but I don't know how much depth and longevity they'll have. ---->>>

When someone pursues music through your music, that's the greatest accolade anybody can get. ---->>>

You know, everybody is dealing with issues. ---->>>

Young female voices are the loudest voices of all with the fans. ---->>>

I'd say that after my father passed my writing changed, it went deeper. Most would say 'matured' but I don't think I'd use that word in relation to my progress. I think 'change' is a little more accurate. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 08-23, 1949
Birthplace: Guildford, New South Wales, Australia
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Occupation: Musician

Richard Lewis Springthorpe (born 23 August 1949) is an Australian singer, instrumentalist, songwriter, actor and author, known by his stage name Rick Springfield. He was a member of the pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971, then started his solo career with his d├ębut single "Speak to the Sky" reaching the top 10 in Australia in mid-1972, when he moved to the United States (wikipedia)