tre cool quotes

You know that kid who won’t accept the fact that there’s no genitals on a Barbie doll, or on dogs in cartoons? I was that kid. ‘How come that dog doesn’t have a weenie like our dog?’ I used to like the word weenie. Other kids just accepted it. They’d move on from there and watch the cartoon. Not me. If I don’t see dick and balls, I change the channel.
—  Tre Cool, from ‘Green Day: the ultimate unauthorized history’ by Alan di Perna
Songs are like a form of chaos that you can control. It’s a form of intelligence that maybe you only understand and you hope that someone else can understand. And you can be anyone you want: you can be as grandiose as you want or you can be as down in the gutter as you want. It’s just sort of whatever emotional freeway you’re on at the time.
—  Billie Joe Armstrong

“Come down here and model for me Tre. This is Tre Cool. Tre Cool."  *Billie & Tre kiss* "My man. Once you thought I was writing those girl songs they’re actually about boys.”

*Audience member says “eew” *

Billie replies, “No don’t say ‘eew’ we’re not homophobic here”

When I think about rebellion, the truth is that I never rebelled against my parents. There was nothing to rebel against. They were working class people. My mother was a waitress, my father was a truck driver - what’s to rebel against? Parental rebellion is a very Orange County thing, rebelling against your rich parents. And that certainly wasn’t my life.
—  Billie Joe Armstrong (Kerrang May 2010)
Tré reads the dirty ones. I’ve read a few. It’s flattering and sort of weird at the same time. I don’t really know what to think about young girls thinking about old men like that. But the ones I have read were very well-written and as long as kids these days are still being creative and writing, then I think it’s cool.
—  Billie Joe on Green Day fanfiction