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Jon Bon Jovi Quotes

John Francis Bongiovi

Jon Bon Jovi quotes: on money, marriage, football, and more.

“Map out your future – but do it in pencil.  The road ahead is as long as you make it.  Make it worth the trip.”

“Nothing is as important as passion.  No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate.  The world doesn’t need any more gray.  On the other hand, we can’t get enough color.  Mediocrity is nobody’s goal and perfection shouldn’t be either.  We’ll never be perfect.  But remember these three P’s: passion plus persistence equals possibility.”

“Passion, not pedigree, will win in the end.”

“Believe in love.  Believe in magic.  Hell, believe in Santa Claus.  Believe in others.  Believe in yourself.  Believe in your dreams.  If you don’t, who will?”

“You can’t win till you’re not afraid to lose.”

“Don’t waste your time away thinkin’ ’bout yesterday’s blues.”

“Our future starts in our past – but it doesn’t end there.”

“Life is a long, bumpy road, but that makes for an exciting ride.  Choose a direction and if the road turns – turn!  If there is a fork in the road – take it!”

“Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.”

“Keep learning.  Be humble, remain humble, and remind yourself that no job is beneath you if you use it as a lesson.”

“Any time that you think you’ve hit the top of the mountain, the truth of the matter is you’ve just reached another mountain.  And it’s there to climb all over again.”

“If people have to tell you how successful they are, they really aren’t that successful.”

“Don’t get too comfortable with who you are at any given time – you may miss the opportunity to become who you want to be.”

“We all need to be blind sometimes in order to see.”

“Each one of you has something no one else has, or has ever had: your fingerprints, your brain, your heart.  Be an individual.  Be unique.  Stand out.  Make noise.  Make someone notice.  That’s the power of individuals.”

“You just stay the course, and do what it is that you do, and grow while you’re doing it.  Eventually it will either come full circle, or at least you’ll go to bed at night happy.”

“We’re always looking for something.”

“If we had had everybody patting us on the back for the last 20 years I’d have gotten fat and old and lazy; it would had been a lot easier than keeping the chip on your shoulder and going, ‘Gotta fight, gotta fight.’  But that’s sort of motivational.  I find it to be the reason you wake up in the morning.”

“This world needs its young people to lead and to lead by example.  To walk the walk, and do the work.  Confound expectations.  Inspire others!  Don’t let anyone define who you are and what you can be.  It’s not always going to be easy.  Life is not a reality show.  That’s the reality.”

“So if you want the amazing feeling of pride you’re feeling to last far beyond today… make today and every day that follows about more than your own accomplishment.  Make it about the power of we!  If you do, you’ll have a lot more than ‘things worth having’ – you’ll have ‘a life worth living.’”

“My background’s working class.  My parents had to work to make ends meet.  We don’t come from any sense of privilege.”

“I was just another long-haired teenage kid with visions of grandeur, strumming a tennis racket or a broom in front of his bedroom mirror.”

“Every kid who ever played in their garage dreams of being in a ‘big rock band,’ and I was no different.  It began in my buddy’s basement and in my backyard.  We played the local talent show, came in second place, worked up to the block dances, and then the clubs, where we got a glimpse of what we thought was the big time.”

“I went to a radio station on Long Island in 1982, and thank goodness for me, it was so new that there was no receptionist.  So the DJ opened up his booth, and took my tape and listened to it and thought it was a hit song.”

“We learned how to win over a crowd that doesn’t know your name, your songs, or even understand your language, all in 40 minutes or less.  To all those who allowed us to open for you, and to learn from you along the way, all around this world, I say thank you.”

“They say, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.  It almost killed us.  But we lived to become stronger.  Thank you to all those who helped write that chapter.”

“We are at a crossroads in the music business: with the rise of the internet, the world we live in has changed, and the past is not coming back.  But I see the glass as half-full: the internet and social networking are new avenues for the next Bob Dylan to be born on.”

“Just because someone has fancy sneakers doesn’t mean they can run faster.”

“Miracles happen everyday; change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.”

“I pray every day, several times.  It soothes me.  I don’t ask for anything, except for health.”

“When you’re about to give up and your heart’s about to break, remember that you’re perfect.  God makes no mistakes.”

“When the world gets in my face, I say, ‘Have a nice day.'”

“It’s easy to say, ‘I love you,’ to someone, but it’s more meaningful to thank someone for loving you.”

“Find an independent woman – who loves you for you and will be your best friend.  I got it right the first time and was very, very lucky.”

“The only thing I like more than my wife is my money, and I’m not about to lose that to her and her lawyers, that’s for damn sure.”

“Take my hand and we’ll make it – I swear.”

“It’s a b*tch and life’s a rollercoaster ride.  The ups and downs will make you scream sometimes.  It’s hard believing that the thrill is gone, but we gotta go around again, so let’s hold on.”

“It’s been 22 years of making records and I must have been to Japan 25 times or more.  There’s not too many things in the world I haven’t seen.”

“I want to own an NFL franchise.  I understand the business of football.”

“Rock star loves football, hears about an opportunity to own an arena team, laughs with his bandmates about calling plays in the owners box.  Then calls are made on his behalf to pursue the team.  Band sobers up and backs out, singer doesn’t!  He finds a partner, they start an expansion team, the Philadelphia Soul.  In its first five years, it’s the league’s most popular team, they win a championship for Philly.”

“We use lessons learned in our ‘other lives’ to put together a winning team on the field, but also to have impact off the field.  We make it an affordable, accessible, family affair and proudly announce that we intend to become the most philanthropic team in town.”

“We may have lost money, but we won on and off the field.  Remember when life brings challenges – it also brings opportunity!  From rock star, to team owner, to foundation chairman.  They’re all just mile markers along the way.”

“Find that something you can be passionate about and start the ripple.  Be that change!”

“I could always write songs, act, get into politics, or stay home with the kids.  But I’ve got to have some fun.”

It’s now or never.  I ain’t gonna live forever.  I just wanna live while I’m alive.  It’s my life.”

“She says we’ve got to hold on to what we’ve got.  It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not.  We got each other and that’s a lot.  For love… we’ll give it a shot.”

“So I can say thank you all for making this dream a reality.”

“If Elton John and Madonna had a baby it would be Lady Gaga.”

Cory Johnson: likes bumping #OnRepeat through the Bang & Olufsen sound system in his naturally aspirated V10; post-workout pumps; big boobs; dumb comedy; and your mom’s potato salad. He hates awkward handshakes. But who cares? Let’s talk about you.