"I wasn’t born ‘Eddie Van Halen,’ successful or famous, it took years of dedication and practice, practice, practice. The gift of music is yours, no one can take that away no matter what. It is not a rich/poor thing, nor does it discriminate. If you have a love or even a like for music, go after it, pursue it. Music helps lift your self-esteem, it gave me an identity, kept me out of trouble, gave me goals and the desire to improve. It gave me a life. I am an example of what music can do for someone. What it did for me, it can do for you all. Anything is possible."
- Eddie Van Halen (via imcrossingover)