Top 10 Quotes by John Hiatt

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
[For the first several songs, Hiatt performed with rock 'n' roll energy, sawing away on his guitar and blowing his harmonica with near abandon. After completing a furious version of] Your Dad Did, ... I love folk music.
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
I don't even think about that stuff,
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.

John Hiatt
She came onto him like a slow movin' cold front -- His beer was warmer than the look in her eyes.
John Hiatt

I'm like, 'Yeah, right.' At first I thought it was a friend putting me on.

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

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
Whatever your hands find to do, you must do with all your heart.