Robert Hunter Quotes

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Robert Hunter Quotes

Aint no time to hate, barely time to wait
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One man gathers what another man spills

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Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

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The sky was yellow and the sun was blue ...

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Such a long, long time to be gone and a short time to be there

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I got really, really sick with a spinal infection that put me in a hospital for a couple of months, and it was touch and go. I had my guitar with me, and as soon as I got well enough to play, there was nothing else to do in that hospital. The nurses would come in and request songs.

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If you can even manage to tell exactly what a song is about, all you do is put that song in a box forever, and it loses its evocative power.

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A song doesn't happen as a whole verse; it happens linearly, line by line, almost word by word, phrase by phrase. And if each phrase, each line, has a proper emotional feel and connects to the line before it and the line after it, the song will be doing what it should be doing.

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I'm not good at being lionized, and when I'm in 'Grateful Dead'-type situations, that happens.

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I walk away from writing what I consider to be a good song - with a good character, a good story in it - with all I'm gonna really get out of that song. My greatest pleasure is to create it, not to record it, not to hear anyone else play it, though that can be nice too.

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Being in a floodplain is like sitting down in a bathtub.

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Don't waste the breath to save your face, When you have done your best, And even more is asked of you, Let fate decide the rest.

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Crippled but free, I was blind all the time I was learning to see.

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Every song falls short of the glory of what a song could be. That's why the urge is there to start again and yet again. Often it's the fault of rhyme. I've discovered a hundred times that there just aren't enough rhymes to say what I wanted to say, so I said something else instead. Sometimes it was a better thing, but the thing I meant to say went unsaid. So there's an opening for another song.

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Let my inspiration flow, in token lines suggesting rhythm, that will not forsake me, till my tale is told and done

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Without love in a dream it will never come true

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Let there be songs to fill the air.

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