In the end, it's not going to have very much impact. We've closed the barn door after the horse is gone.
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.
Sometimes love can be so wrong/Like a fat man in a thong,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
I'm like, 'Yeah, right.' At first I thought it was a friend putting me on.
[Like this one a few years ago:] Hello, John, this is Eric Clapton, ... Love to do your song.
Whatever your hands find to do, you must do with all your heart.
My attitude these days is, if you write a bad song, what are they gonna do, throw you in songwriter jail?
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.
[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.
Dogs, monkeys, and parrots are a thousand times less miserable than we are.
The secret of being a bore... is to tell everything. Voltair
Nature has always had more force than education.
Wherever my travels may lead, paradise is where I am.
In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.
Never having been able to succeed in the world, he took his revenge by speaking ill of it.
Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives and few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time.
All styles are good except the tiresome kind. Volt
Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
I am convinced that everything has come down to us from the banks of the Ganges, astronomy, astrology, metempsychosis, etc..
Clever tyrants are never punished. Volt
Do you think... that men have always massacred each other, as they do today? Have they always been liars, cheats, traitors, brigands, weak, flighty, cowardly, envious, gluttonous, drunken, grasping, and vicious, bloody, backbiting, debauched, fanatical, hypocritical, and silly?
I was never ruined but twice: once when I lost a lawsuit, and once when I won one.
The right to free speech is more important than the content of the speech.
As you know, the Inquisition is an admirable and wholly Christian invention to make the pope and the monks more powerful and turn a whole kingdom into hypocrites.
The abuse of grace is affectation, as the abuse of the sublime is absurdity; all perfection is nearly a fault.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong. Voltair
Now, now my good man, this is no time to be making enemies." (Voltaire on his deathbed in response to a priest asking him that he renounce Satan.)
If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated.
The worthy administrators of justice are like a cat set to take care of a cheese, lest it should be gnawed by the mice. One bite of the cat does more damage to the cheese than twenty mice can do.