Mike Dirnt

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Mike Dirnt (born Michael Ryan Pritchard on May 4th, 1972, in Rodeo, California) is the bassist of Green Day.


  • "Don't smoke the brown weed! Grow greenbud goddamnit!"
  • "Dogs are gonna take over the world. It's a known fact for those who believe it, kinda like the Bible."
  • "Don't blame me for the explosion of punk rock. I didn't know our music was going to get that big."
  • "We write music for ourselves and if other people like it, that's great."
  • "If my kid didn't rebel, she wouldn't be my kid."
  • "I'll remember 1994 as the year that...ate shit."
  • "Happiness is a roadtrip, not a destination."
  • "Putting that song on our record was probably the most punk thing we could do."
    • On Good Riddance: Time of Your Life
  • "Green Day is like sex: when we're good, we're really good; and when we're bad... we're still pretty damn good."
  • "Then all of a sudden we got introduced to punk music and it was the coolest fucking thing!"
  • "I have a daughter and she's the greatest thing that ever happened to me. She gives me a good excuse to watch cartoons."
  • "All my religious beliefs are based on Star Wars."
  • "There are weeks when I'll spank a lot, and other weeks I'll be apathetic and lonely and won't want to look at my cock."
  • "I don't really listen to it...I'm agnostic."
    • When asked about if he liked UK pop music
  • "Now are any of these vegetables magic? I mean if I rub that bean on my foot will I run faster?"
  • "I'm gonna be cremated. I don't want to be stuck in any box. Maybe they'll bury me upside down and plant a seed in my ass."
  • "I have a Rolex collection and a diamond collection. I'd like to find the biggest goddam diamond I could find, eat it and pick it out of my shit the next day."
  • "I'm down with J.C. He's cool. Whatever."
  • "They always say 'ain't that a bitch'. Thats why the call them the obitchuaries."
  • "How many punk rockers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
    • Tré: how many?
      • Uh... um... um let me think... two! One to screw in the light bulb and one to suck my dick."
  • "It's no use analyzing your life the whole time. Those analyses won’t help you when you’re dead."
  • "Stop throwing shit or I'll jump in there and beat your ass."
    • At Mark Hoppus of blink-182
  • "Seriously, at first I was happy for them, but now I find it a little irritating. I think they trivialize what we do, and punk rock in general. It's like throwing shit in the face of something or someone that had substance at one point. Didn't one of the members marry someone from MTV? I mean, what the fuck? But if any band should be pissed off at them then isn't NOFX."
    • Speaking of Blink-182
  • "Grab life by the balls and squeeze."
  • "We're kinda like a park bench now. Everyone's got their ass on our heads."
  • "I told Billie, 'Let's just take it as far as we can. Eventually we'll lose all the money and everything else, anyway. Let's just make sure we have one great big story at the end...I think we will...in a lot of ways we already do."
    • From article in Rolling stone magazine, issue #700
  • "Happiness is a road traveled, not a destination."
  • "Showers are overrated."
  • "You're just mad cause you're in the rain. Well fuck you... I hope it rains so much you all get stuck!"
    • From 1994 Woodstock
  • "We work super hard to not have to work "
  • "Well, we drink, we play a show for half an hour a day, ahm…then we drink some more, barbeque small children…"
  • "We were looking for lunch money when we put dookie out "
  • "You better watch out, he'll beat the livin' shit outta you."
    • To a fan whom Billie Joe attacked during a concert for acting stupidly
  • "East coast rap sounds better in the club, west coast rap sounds better in a car."
  • "This isn't a fucking baseball game! What the hell?"
    • On the crowd at Woodstock '94 doing the wave

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