My attitude these days is, if you write a bad song, what are they gonna do, throw you in songwriter jail?
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.
[Like this one a few years ago:] Hello, John, this is Eric Clapton, ... Love to do your song.
I don't even think about that stuff,
It's a whole package, singer/songwriter. I like writing but I like performing just as much.
[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.
I am the student who picks his nose, so come over here and take off your clothes.
She came onto him like a slow movin' cold front -- His beer was warmer than the look in her eyes.
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'm like, 'Yeah, right.' At first I thought it was a friend putting me on.
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.
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.
Whatever your hands find to do, you must do with all your heart.
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.
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.
Sometimes love can be so wrong/Like a fat man in a thong,
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
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.
In the end, it's not going to have very much impact. We've closed the barn door after the horse is gone.
Faith transforms the whole person precisely to the extent that he or she becomes open to love.
In a word: charity cannot be neutral, antiseptic, indifferent, lukewarm or impartial! Charity is infectious, it excites, it risks, and it engages! For true charity is always unmerited, unconditional, and gratuitous!
Do you know what the title was of the Pope, which ought to be used? Servant of the servants of God. It's a little different from the stars. Stars are beautiful to look at. I like to look at them in the summer when the sky is clear. But the Pope must be, must be the servant of the servants of God.
You can't govern without loving the people and without humility!
All Christians need an 'ecological conversion', whereby the effects of their encounter with Jesus Christ become evident in their relationship with the world around them.
Work ends up dehumanizing people.
May the Santo NiÃ±o continue to bless the Philippines and may he sustain the Christians of this great nation in their vocation to be witnesses and missionaries of the joy of the Gospel, in Asia and in the whole world.
Certain realities in life are only seen through eyes that are cleansed through our tears. Let us learn how to weep
In the face of lifeâ€™s difficulties, let us ask the Lord for the strength to remain joyful witnesses to our faith.
I pray the breviary every morning. I like to pray with the psalms. Then, later, I celebrate Mass. I pray the Rosary. What I really prefer is adoration in the evening, even when I get distracted and think of other things, or even fall asleep praying. In the evening then, between seven and eight o'clo
Indifference towards those in need is not acceptable for a Christian.
The Son of God became incarnate in the souls of men to instill the feeling of brotherhood. All are brothers and all children of God.
Today too, amid so much darkness, we need to see the light of hope and to be men and women who bring hope to others. To protect creation, to protect every man and every woman, to look upon them with tenderness and love, is to open up a horizon of hope; it is to let a shaft of light break through the
When a family loses its ability to dream, children don't grow, love doesn't grow and life loses strength, eventually it shuts off.
Jesus tells us what the 'protocol' is, on which we will be judged. It is the one we read in chapter 25 of Matthew's Gospel: I was hungry, I was thirsty, I was in prison, I was sick, I was naked and you helped me, clothed me, visited me, took care of me. Whenever we do this to one of our brothers, we
Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God's creation, made in his own image, destined to live for ever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.
Christ leads us to go out from ourselves more and more, to give ourselves and to serve others.
All too often, as we know from experience, people do not choose life; they do not accept the gospel of life, but let themselves be led by ideologies and ways of thinking that block life, that do not respect life, because they are dictated by selfishness, self-interest, profit, power and pleasure and
From the Cross, Christ teaches us to love even those who do not love us.
The presence of the devil is on the first page of the Bible, and the Bible ends as well with the presence of the devil, with the victory of God over the devil.