[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.
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
[Like this one a few years ago:] Hello, John, this is Eric Clapton, ... Love to do your song.
When the road gets dark - And you can no longer see - Just let my love throw a spark - And have a little faith in me.
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.
I am the student who picks his nose, so come over here and take off your clothes.
This is just one of many, many incidences where people have treated federal land as part of their operations, just sort of done whatever they have felt like doing, to make it work for them.
It's a whole package, singer/songwriter. I like writing but I like performing just as much.
Sometimes love can be so wrong/Like a fat man in a thong,
I don't even think about that stuff,
She came onto him like a slow movin' cold front -- His beer was warmer than the look in her eyes.
Whatever your hands find to do, you must do with all your heart.
In the end, it's not going to have very much impact. We've closed the barn door after the horse is gone.
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.
I'm like, 'Yeah, right.' At first I thought it was a friend putting me on.
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.
My attitude these days is, if you write a bad song, what are they gonna do, throw you in songwriter jail?
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.
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.
The line between lawful and unlawful abortion will be marked by the fact of having sensation and being alive.
The fool tells me his reason; the wise man persuades me with my own.
For the lesser evil is reckoned a good in comparison with the greater evil, since the lesser evil is rather to be chosen than the greater. .
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Authority is no source for Truth.
You are what you repeatedly do
One who faces and who fears the right things and from the right motive, in the right way and at the right time, posseses character worthy of our trust and admiration.
Money is a guarantee that we may have what we want in the future. Though we need nothing at the moment it insures the possibility of satisfying a new desire when it arises.
We must be neither cowardly nor rash but courageous.
Happiness depends on ourselves.
A man is his own best friend; therefore he ought to love himself best.
This body is not a home, but an inn; and that only for a short time. Seneca Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotl
All communication must lead to change
Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.
The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
There is more both of beauty and of raison d'etre in the works of nature- than in those of art.
All men by nature desire knowledge.
Selfishness doesn't consist in a love to yourself, but in a big degree of such love.
Any change of government which has to be introduced should be one which men, starting from their existing constitutions, will be both willing and able to adopt, since there is quite as much trouble in the reformation of an old constitution as in the establishment of a new one, just as to unlearn is