I am the student who picks his nose, so come over here and take off your clothes.

-John Hiatt
John Hiatt

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.

John Hiatt
I am the student who picks his nose, so come over here and take off your clothes.
John Hiatt

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

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 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

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
I don't even think about that stuff,
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
Sometimes love can be so wrong/Like a fat man in a thong,