Tom Waits Quotes

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Tom Waits Quotes

Theres only one reason why you write new songs: You get sick of the old songs. Its not that I didnt do anything during the time when I wrote no songs. I was creative, but in another way. I had ideas for songs and collected the ideas.
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I've never been a fan of personality-conflict burgers and identity-crisis omelets with patchouli oil. I function very well on a diet that consists of Chicken Catastrophe and Eggs Overwhelming and a tall, cool Janitor-in-a-Drum. I like to walk out of a restaurant with enough gas to open a Mobil station.

— Tom Waits

God's away, God's away, God's away on business. Business!

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There ain't no such thing as the devil that's just god when he's drunk.

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I guess I've always lived upside down when I want things I can't have.

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Writing songs is like capturing birds without killing them. Sometimes you end up with nothing but a mouthful of feathers.

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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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George Burns was a Vaudeville performer I particularly loved.

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She's got the whole dark forest living inside of her.

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Songs are really just very interesting things to be doing
with the air.

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Cross my wooden leg, swear on my glass eye.

— Tom Waits

All the donuts have names that sound like prostitutes

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The things you absorb you will ultimately secrete. It's all out there and available for you to enjoy ... and be nourished by.

— Tom Waits

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