Top 10 Quotes by John Hiatt

John Hiatt

It's a whole package, singer/songwriter. I like writing but I like performing just as much.

John Hiatt
Put yourself in that position. To hear your song on the radio or on someone's CD or record -- that somebody would bother -- is great. It's nothing but a compliment. Plus you get money in the mailbox.
John Hiatt

In the end, it's not going to have very much impact. We've closed the barn door after the horse is gone.

John Hiatt
[Like this one a few years ago:] Hello, John, this is Eric Clapton, ... Love to do your song.
John Hiatt

What it shows is that nobody really cares about the Meadow Valley Wash. When push comes to shove, it's not clear that anybody will do anything about anything.

John Hiatt
My attitude these days is, if you write a bad song, what are they gonna do, throw you in songwriter jail?
John Hiatt

He was the kind of kid you did not want to sit by. He kept his boogers in his desk, he wore a neck tie.

John Hiatt
Jim Dickinson is a musical shaman. He not only understands and knows music, he knows and understands the people who make it. It was kind of freaky sometimes, because he would seem to know what we were thinking musically before we played it, then he'd articulate it in a way that made more sense than how we envisioned it.
John Hiatt

I see you over there, just clinging to the wall. Because they told you like ivy you were bound to crawl. But you kept looking up, girl, and I know why. You knew someday you were gonna touch the sky.

John Hiatt
I'd always wanted to make a record with Jim Dickinson, and I'd known about his boys for years, ... He reminded me that when they were 13 or 14 years old they had a punk rock band and I'd called him and wanted to make a record with them then.