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

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
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.
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
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.
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
I'm like, 'Yeah, right.' At first I thought it was a friend putting me on.
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
[Like this one a few years ago:] Hello, John, this is Eric Clapton, ... Love to do your song.
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
It's a whole package, singer/songwriter. I like writing but I like performing just as much.