Open your ears and open your hearts. Don’t take yourself too seriously, and take yourself as seriously as death itself. Don’t worry. Worry your ass off. Have unclad confidence, but doubt. It keeps you awake and alert. Believe you are the baddest ass in town-and you suck! It keeps you honest. Be able to keep two completely contradictory ideals alive and well inside of your heart and head at all times. If it doesn’t drive you crazy, it will make you strong.
And stay hard, stay hungry and stay alive.
When you walk on stage tonight to bring the noise, treat it like it’s all we have - and then remember it’s only rock ‘n’ roll.
- Bruce Springsteen (via sleepwhileidream)