It's a whole package, singer/songwriter. I like writing but I like performing just as much.
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.
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.
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.
In the end, it's not going to have very much impact. We've closed the barn door after the horse is gone.
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.
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.
[Like this one a few years ago:] Hello, John, this is Eric Clapton, ... Love to do your song.
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.
My attitude these days is, if you write a bad song, what are they gonna do, throw you in songwriter jail?
I don't even think about that stuff,
Whatever your hands find to do, you must do with all your heart.
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.
[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.
She came onto him like a slow movin' cold front -- His beer was warmer than the look in her eyes.
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
Sometimes love can be so wrong/Like a fat man in a thong,
I am the student who picks his nose, so come over here and take off your clothes.
An investor should act as though he had a lifetime decision card with just twenty punches on it.
The real fortunes in this country have been made by people who have been right about the business they invested in, and not right about the timing of the stock market.
Predicting rain doesn't count. Building arks does. Warren Buf
Continually challenge and be willing to amend your best loved ideas.
I'd rather have a $10 million business making 15 per cent than a $100 million business making 5 per cent.
Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends.
You have to be able to communicate in life and probably schools underemphasize that. If you can't talk to people or write, you're giving up your potential.
Very successful people say no to almost everything.
Inactivity strikes us as intelligent behavior.
I never buy anything unless I can fill out on a piece of paper my reasons. I may be wrong, but I would know the answer to that ...I'm paying $32 billion today for the Coca Cola Company because... If you can't answer that question, you shouldn't buy it. If you can answer that question, and you do it
If you can tell me who your heroes are, I can tell you how you're going to turn out in life.
Do not take yearly results too seriously. Instead, focus on four or five-year averages.
You don't have to be a genius to invest well
I always invest in companies an idiot could run, because one day one will.
When I take a look at a company's annual report, if I don't understand it, they don't want me to understand it.
If we start deciding, based on guesses or emotions, whether we will or won't participate in a business where we should have some long run edge, we're in trouble.
Never ask a barber if you need a haircut.
Life is like a snowball. The important thing is finding wet snow and a really long hill.
If youâ€™re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.
Well, one time some attractive woman sat next to Charlie and asked him what he owed his success to, and, unfortunately, she insisted on a one word answer. He had a speech prepared that would have gone on for several hours. But when forced to boil it down to one word, he said that was "rational". You