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Ive never really suffered complete and utter writers block, really. I equate it with sex: in the beginning of my career, I was writing five songs a week; now, I occasionally write a song. But its an exciting moment when it happens!
— Loudon Wainwright III —

If I had five minutes to live, I don't think I'd be bothered singing a song. I'd be dead, so it won't really matter. I'd have a glass of wine and a cigarette.

— Loudon Wainwright III

When you start performing, you realize that you have to separate yourself from the pack. So I would never wear bell-bottoms, which everybody else was wearing. I had short hair - and to see a 21-year-old guy walk onstage without longish hair was, in itself, weird. Every entertainer needs a shtick.

— Loudon Wainwright III

I think I'm great. I mean, I might as well come out and say it. Like most people, I have an ego and I'm in show business, so you have to have kind of a healthy, conflagrated ego to a degree. On the other hand, I'm consumed, like a lot of people, with self-doubt and loathing and guilt.

— Loudon Wainwright III

I guess I can be surprised I'm alive. I'm taking a little better care of myself than when I was a young person. My father died when he was 63. My mother made it to 74. My grandparents, God, they were dropping like flies.

— Loudon Wainwright III

As it turns out, three of my four kids are professional singers. And they're really interesting, good singers.

— Loudon Wainwright III

When you make a record, you listen to it literally hundreds of times. When it's done and you can't do anything else, I never listen to my records.

— Loudon Wainwright III

I've never really suffered complete and utter writer's block, really. I equate it with sex: in the beginning of my career, I was writing five songs a week; now, I occasionally write a song. But it's an exciting moment when it happens!

— Loudon Wainwright III

I had a hip replacement a couple of years ago. I have a song about that. And why wouldn't you? It strikes me that that was a huge event. It's kind of funny and horrible and interesting, so why wouldn't one write about that?

— Loudon Wainwright III

My feeling is that, and I've been writing about my family over the years, although it might make them feel uncomfortable, people generally like to be written about. If I've written a song about the family, they enjoy being mentioned in the songs. Nobody's confronted me and said 'don't write any songs about me.

— Loudon Wainwright III

Doomsday is quite within our reach, if we will only stretch for it.

— Loudon Wainwright III

Why kill good people just to get a bad man?

— Loudon Wainwright III

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