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Karma is not just about the troubles, but also about surmounting them.
– Rick Springfield
Life is good. Yes, it’s great.
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.
Over all life is what it is and regretting is a pointless thing.
I like to write when I feel I’m the real me.
I can’t imagine that anybody is as screwed up as I am.
The danger in promiscuity is that it’s always barking at your heels.
I took that time off – I knew it was messing me up, not being connected to a spiritual plane.
There weren’t a lot of girl singers around. Paul McCartney and John Lennon were the guys I looked up to.
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’ve heard from writers and musicians and fans that they think I’m underrated.
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.
I was one of those dark, quiet kids that wrote poetry.
If the timing’s right and the gods are with you, something special happens.
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.
I meditate. Meditation helps me.
Puberty hit me very hard, and I basically had no use for school once I discovered the guitar.
I don’t think anyone ever feels acknowledged enough.
They were marketing me as a teen idol, when the stuff on the record was not what teen idols were doing at the time.
I think good art does come from a dark place.
It’s a rock ‘n’ roll thing to have one-night stands.
You never really shake depression and that’s a tough road you have to deal with.
Once I discovered music, I knew what I wanted to do.
I don’t want to mix the identities. Noah Drake isn’t Rick Springfield.
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.
My first crush was Hayley Mills when I was a little kid in England. I used to kiss her picture goodnight.
The first guitar I ever got was for my 13th birthday.
You always want to feel you’re not the only one going through something unpleasant.
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.
You know, everybody is dealing with issues.