"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)
  • Bill: Ted, while I agree that, in time, our band will be most triumphant. The truth is, Wyld Stallyns will never be a super band until we have Eddie Van Halen on guitar.
  • Ted: Yes, Bill. But, I do not believe we will get Eddie Van Halen until we have a triumphant video.
  • Bill: Ted, it's pointless to have a triumphant video before we even have decent instruments.
  • Ted: Well, how can we have decent instruments when we don't really even know how to play?
  • Bill: That is why we NEED Eddie Van Halen!
  • Ted: And THAT is why we need a triumphant video.
  • Bill, Ted: EXCELLENT!