Richard Thompson Quotes

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Richard Thompson Quotes

People want to hear about the extremes of human nature. They want things that are larger than their own lives, and more romantic, and not necessarily of their own experiences.
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Did the tea-time of your soul
Make you long for wilder days
Did you never let Jack Kerouac
Wash over you in waves?

— Richard Thompson

I'm a fool with a size one head/
I'll change this heart of mine/
This time, this time

— Richard Thompson

I try to look for the good in everybody, regardless of the way they're labeled.

— Richard Thompson

The best thing you've got going for you is individuality.

— Richard Thompson

I like the idea of playing in unison with yourself.

— Richard Thompson

I probably wrote three-quarters of the songs without an instrument in my hands.

— Richard Thompson

Well, first of all it's entertainment. That stops us becoming too pretentious or thinking we're great artists.

— Richard Thompson

What I wanted to hear didn't exist, so it was necessary for me to go out and create it.

— Richard Thompson

As the writer, you're always a presence in the song. If you get close to what human beings are like, you're writing about common experience. We all do much the same things, so if you nail somebody, then you've also nailed yourself.

— Richard Thompson

To see both sides of a quarrel, is to judge without hate or alarm

— Richard Thompson

They came in the thousands from the whole human race to pay their respects at his last resting place.

— Richard Thompson

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