Bill Callahan Quotes

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Bill Callahan Quotes

I look forward to sleeping each night. The air is cool and it often starts to rain around 2:00 A.M., breaking the heat and singing me to sleep. And I drink my tequila as if Id be letting you down if I didnt.
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I sometimes see a shortcoming in myself, how little patience or understanding I have for many people in the way they act. I am able to see the fragility in some, but I only have so much time to wade through their manipulations and traps and draining behaviour. Some people think I'm heartless in leaving others to suffer their own selves.

— Bill Callahan

When I moved, I unearthed the diaries I kept for ten years. I sat and went through them and they were a worthless burden to own. People will say it's tragic I threw them out, but I know it isn't.

— Bill Callahan

The only words I've said today are "beer" and "thank you".

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I didn't want to admit I was aware of what she was doing. Which is alright. But you shouldn't let someone seek refuge in you. With is alright.

— Bill Callahan

Love is the king of the beasts
And when it gets hungry it must kill to eat
Love is the king of the beasts
A lion walking down city streets

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At midnight every night, I would methodically leave the house for a couple hours' walk, come back in, and record. And then the sun came up. If I had done something good, then I'd be happy and go to sleep.

— Bill Callahan

Music is a social act.

— Bill Callahan

My parents weren't religious at all. I remember the first time I heard about Jesus was at school.

— Bill Callahan

I wanted to live in a house. I wanted to have a place where I could record at home - all of these things I'd wanted to do for years.

— Bill Callahan

I was late to the Internet. I didn't really understand what it was. I didn't know what an email was.

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My first records are integral because I made them, you know, and I'm going to learn from those mistakes.

— Bill Callahan

Any talk of 'craft' makes me laugh. My music looks outward; it does not gaze upon itself in admiration. Artisanal is for cheesemakers. I don't know anything about music theory. Every time I approach my guitar, it's like the first time. There's no craft in that.

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I did a lot of work without thinking about it in a calm, rational way. Stopping and thinking about what I was doing made my music calmer and deeper in tone.

— Bill Callahan

I've never detected a correlation between where I am and what I write. I think there could be something subconscious, though. And I can't really speak for my subconscious.

— Bill Callahan

Prose is like this big block - you write big paragraphs. I feel that when I'm reading and writing, that a prose book is kind of monolithic. But a song is more like a feather or something.

— Bill Callahan

There's so much chaos in life, I think I make music to make things feel calm and sane, to define something, to bring some meaning into it - it's a real peaceful thing to me.

— Bill Callahan

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