Tom Waits Quotes

Tom Waits Quotes: It's a battered old suitcase to a hotel someplace, and a wound that will never heal. No prima donna, the perfume is on an old shirt that is stained with blood and whiskey. Goodnight to the street sweepers, the night watchmen flame keepers and goodnight, Matilda, too.
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Tom Waits Quote: She's a shiksa goddess and a trapeze artist, all of that. She can fix the truck...she's outta this world...she's bold, inventive and fearless. That's who you wanna go in the woods with, right? Somebody who finishes your sentences for you.
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Quotes about Tom Waits: I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.
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Quote about Tom Waits: There's a certain fast-food approach to the whole music thing that's changed the role it plays for us all. You are doing it while you are doing other things. Not that that is new - people have had music on in the background as long as there has been music.
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Tom Waits Sayings: There's a beauty of show business. It's the only business you can have a career in when you're dead.
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Tom Waits Saying: There's nothing that makes me laugh more than being in the situation where you're not supposed to laugh. Funerals. People crying. Breaking down. Telling you their life. I'm the worst. I'm the worst at that.
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Sayings about Tom Waits: I made a wish on a sliver of moonlight A sly grin and a bowl full of stars
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Saying about Tom Waits: You almost have to create situations in order to write about them, so I live in a constant state of self-imposed poverty. I don't want to live any other way.
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Tom Waits Quotes: Songs are pretty easy. They are small, they are modular, they are about as big as a bagel. They are easy to build. Films are overwhelming in their magnitude and scope. By comparison, a lot of film directors wish they were writing songs because you can do it while getting your hair cut.
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Tom Waits Quote: Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends.
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Quotes about Tom Waits: If you can make a little painting for the ears with a few words, well, I like words: I like cutting them up and finding different ways of saying the same thing. I get into a spell, and it all comes easy. I don't labor over it. I go inside the song. I think you make yourself an antenna for songs, and songs want to be around you. And then they bring other songs along, and then they're all sittin' around, and they're drinking your beer, and they're sleeping on the floor. And they are using the phone. They're rude, thankless little f-ers.
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Quote about Tom Waits: I finally discovered that my life is more important than show business.
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Tom Waits Sayings: I think some bands thrive on the idea of changing instruments. When they're off their real instrument, the ability to go very far from the original idea is reduced.
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Tom Waits Saying: You know when you throw a party, you think people will show up and no one will like each other. It's like that with music - parts of your musical psyche have never met other parts. You wonder if you should get them together.
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Sayings about Tom Waits: I don't go to church on Sunday, don't get on my knees to pray, or memorize the books of the Bible, I got my own special way
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Saying about Tom Waits: New York forces you to be in endless surreal situations.
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