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
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
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

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

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

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

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

John Hiatt
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.
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.