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.
[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.
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.
Whatever your hands find to do, you must do with all your heart.
[Like this one a few years ago:] Hello, John, this is Eric Clapton, ... Love to do your song.
She came onto him like a slow movin' cold front -- His beer was warmer than the look in her eyes.
I'm like, 'Yeah, right.' At first I thought it was a friend putting me on.
It's a whole package, singer/songwriter. I like writing but I like performing just as much.
Sometimes love can be so wrong/Like a fat man in a thong,
In the end, it's not going to have very much impact. We've closed the barn door after the horse is gone.
My attitude these days is, if you write a bad song, what are they gonna do, throw you in songwriter jail?
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'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.
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.
I don't even think about that stuff,
I am the student who picks his nose, so come over here and take off your clothes.
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.
He was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the outset
I could settle down into a state of equable low spirits, and resign myself to coffee.
When they took a young man into Tellson's London house, they hid him somewhere till he was old. They kept him in a dark place, like a cheese, until he had the full Tellson flavour and blue-mould upon him. Then only was he permitted to be seen, spectacularly poring over large books, and casting his b
The coffee was boiling over a charcoal fire, and large slices of bread and butter were piled one upon the other like deals in a lumber yard.
If they would rather die, . . . they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.
The sun,--the bright sun, that brings back, not light alone, but new life, and hope, and freshness to man--burst upon the crowded city in clear and radiant glory. Through costly-coloured glass and paper-mended window, through cathedral dome and rotten crevice, it shed its equal ray.
For not an orphan in the wide world can be so deserted as the child who is an outcast from a living parent's love.
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.
It was a foggy day in London, and the fog was heavy and dark. Animate London, with smarting eyes and irritated lungs, was blinking, wheezing, and choking; inanimate London was a sooty spectre, divided in purpose between being visible and invisible, and so being wholly neither.
Let us leave our old friend in one of those moments of unmixed happiness which, if we seek them, there are ever some, to cheer our transitory existence here. There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. Charles Dicken
Why, Mrs. Piper has a good deal to say, chiefly in parentheses and without punctuation, but not much to tell.
Women can always put things in fewest words. Except when it's blowing up; and then they lengthens it out.
He was bolder in the daylight-most men are.
what I want you to be - I don't mean physically but morally: you are very well physically - is a firm fellow, a fine firm fellow, with a will of your own, with resolution. with determination. with strength of character that is not to be influenced except on good reason by anybody, or by anything. Th
We still leave unblotted in the leaves of our statute book, for the reverence and admiration of successive ages, the just and wholesome law which declares that the sturdy felon shall be fed and clothed, and that the penniless debtor shall be left to die of starvation and nakedness. This is no fictio
Consider nothing impossible, then treat possiblities as probabilities.
The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
Marley was dead: to begin with.
You are too young to know how the world changes everyday,' said Mrs Creakle, 'and how the people in it pass away. But we all have to learn it, David; some of us when we are young, some of us when we are old, some of us at all times in our lives.