Top 10 Quotes by Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III

If you're 28 and singing about being over the hill, you're pretending. When you're 67 and singing about it, you know what you're talking about.

Loudon Wainwright III
Doomsday is quite within our reach, if we will only stretch for it.
Loudon Wainwright III

My feeling is that, and I've been writing about my family over the years, although it might make them feel uncomfortable, people generally like to be written about. If I've written a song about the family, they enjoy being mentioned in the songs. Nobody's confronted me and said 'don't write any songs about me.

Loudon Wainwright III
I had a hip replacement a couple of years ago. I have a song about that. And why wouldn't you? It strikes me that that was a huge event. It's kind of funny and horrible and interesting, so why wouldn't one write about that?
Loudon Wainwright III

As it turns out, three of my four kids are professional singers. And they're really interesting, good singers.

Loudon Wainwright III
Geoff Muldaur was and is one of my musical heroes. When I listen to him sing and play, I can hear the coal mine, the cotton field, and last, but certainly foremost, the boy's boarding school.
Loudon Wainwright III

I wasn't in a lot of rock and roll bands. I was in jug bands and things when I was in school.

Loudon Wainwright III
Why kill good people just to get a bad man?
Loudon Wainwright III

My music comes from country music. Merle Haggard is God, and I do believe that. I'm not too tuned in to country music. I don't know who Brooks and Dunn are. I like Shania Twain, though!

Loudon Wainwright III
Family life is tough, I'll say that for it. But in my case, I've mined the family. In a sense, I've used it. I've used what happened - the different events, the births of children, birthdays. Connecting, not connecting. Regret, shame, guilt. I mean, they're all in the songs. And love, too, I hasten to add.