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Steve Earle quotes: I wish I was as sure about things as Bill Monroe was sure about things. I wish I was as sure about things as Bill Monroe was sure about things.
Steve Earle quotes: I'm supposed to make people cry, but not by manipulating. I'm supposed to make people cry, but not by manipulating.
Steve Earle quotes: Every day on Earth is another chance to get it right. Every day on Earth is another chance to get it right.
Steve Earle quotes: I just had a child on purpose at age 56, I'm pretty fing optimistic. I just had a child on purpose at age 56, I'm pretty f
ing optimistic.
Steve Earle quotes: I've been on every interstate highway in the lower forty-eight states by now, and I never get tired of the view. I've been on every interstate highway in the lower forty-eight states by now, and I never get tired of the view.
Steve Earle quotes: To me, religion is an agreement between a group of people about what God is. Spirituality is a one-on-one relationship. To me, religion is an agreement between a group of people about what God is. Spirituality is a one-on-one relationship.
Steve Earle quotes: I'm one of the few people that I know that sings better than they did 20 years ago. I'm one of the few people that I know that sings better than they did 20 years ago.
Steve Earle quotes: If there is such a thing as a workaholic, I'm it, and that's what passes for leisure. If there is such a thing as a workaholic, I'm it, and that's what passes for leisure.
Steve Earle quotes: It amazes me that the most Christian funerals are the most barbaric funeral rites of passage that are celebrated anywhere in the world. It amazes me that the most Christian funerals are the most barbaric funeral rites of passage that are celebrated anywhere in the world.
Steve Earle quotes: I ain't ever satisfied ... I ain't ever satisfied ...
Steve Earle quotes: Truman Capote is really an interesting cat. Truman Capote is really an interesting cat.
Steve Earle quotes: I don't believe that songwriting has to be profound, but I truly believe that it's a crime for you to go outta your way for it not to be. I don't believe that songwriting has to be profound, but I truly believe that it's a crime for you to go outta your way for it not to be.
Steve Earle quotes: New Orleans is a unique environment. New Orleans is a unique environment.
Steve Earle quotes: My spiritual system is 12-step programs. That's the only one I've ever had. I didn't have one before that. My spiritual system is 12-step programs. That's the only one I've ever had. I didn't have one before that.
Steve Earle quotes: If I can get Me out of the way, I can do anything. If I can get Me out of the way, I can do anything.
Steve Earle quotes: Sonnets are guys writing in English, imitating an Italian song form. It was a form definitely sung as often as it was recited. Sonnets are guys writing in English, imitating an Italian song form. It was a form definitely sung as often as it was recited.
Steve Earle quotes: I think the criticism that I take to heart is from other writers that I respect. I think the criticism that I take to heart is from other writers that I respect.
Steve Earle quotes: My main area of activism is the death penalty, and it will continue to be once this crisis is over with. My main area of activism is the death penalty, and it will continue to be once this crisis is over with.
Steve Earle quotes: Politics has always been in my music. Anybody who doesn't understand how political "Copperhead Road" is isn't listening very well. Politics has always been in my music. Anybody who doesn't understand how political "Copperhead Road" is isn't listening very well.
Steve Earle quotes: I had everything I need to get me killed. I had everything I need to get me killed.
Steve Earle quotes: I have a theory that the people who cook in jails are British chefs. I have a theory that the people who cook in jails are British chefs.
Steve Earle quotes: I still write more songs about girls than anything else. I still write more songs about girls than anything else.
Steve Earle quotes: I'm trying to make records where people don't feel cheated. Nashville has been guilty of insulting the Country Music audience for years and years. I'm trying to make records where people don't feel cheated. Nashville has been guilty of insulting the Country Music audience for years and years.
Steve Earle quotes: Or you can be like the Soviet Union, start out with ideals, and end up ceasing to exist. Or you can be like the Soviet Union, start out with ideals, and end up ceasing to exist.
Steve Earle quotes: I'm from Texas. I hitchhiked to Tennessee when I was 19 years old, and it is really beautiful in Tennessee. I'm from Texas. I hitchhiked to Tennessee when I was 19 years old, and it is really beautiful in Tennessee.
Steve Earle quotes: I don't separate writing songs from poetry and short fiction. In the area where I work in my house, there's a word processor and a guitar. I don't separate writing songs from poetry and short fiction. In the area where I work in my house, there's a word processor and a guitar.
Steve Earle quotes: My politics were really radical when I was younger, and then I moderated like everyone else does when they start having kids. My politics were really radical when I was younger, and then I moderated like everyone else does when they start having kids.
Steve Earle quotes: He's the real deal. Eric Taylor was one of my heroes and teachers when I started playing around Houston in the early 1970s. He's the real deal. Eric Taylor was one of my heroes and teachers when I started playing around Houston in the early 1970s.
Steve Earle quotes: Sympathetic characters usually have a voice. They usually don't have any trouble being heard. Sympathetic characters usually have a voice. They usually don't have any trouble being heard.
Steve Earle quotes: At home, I'm lucky if I can write three or four hours before the phone starts ringing and the kids want to go to soccer. At home, I'm lucky if I can write three or four hours before the phone starts ringing and the kids want to go to soccer.
Steve Earle quotes: What saves me from being a drug addict is sort of the opposite. It's me realizing that I don't really control anything. What saves me from being a drug addict is sort of the opposite. It's me realizing that I don't really control anything.
Steve Earle quotes: I don't care what's happening in the mainstream of country music. I haven't in a long time. I don't care what's happening in the mainstream of country music. I haven't in a long time.
Steve Earle quotes: I'm a very disciplined person when it comes to my work, but discipline can't save m from being a drug addict. I'm a very disciplined person when it comes to my work, but discipline can't save m from being a drug addict.
Steve Earle quotes: I'm used to writing stories with a beginning a middle and an end in four minutes. I'm used to writing stories with a beginning a middle and an end in four minutes.
Steve Earle quotes: Fundamentalism, as practiced by the Taliban, is the enemy of real thought, and religion too. Fundamentalism, as practiced by the Taliban, is the enemy of real thought, and religion too.
Steve Earle quotes: I do not believe Tony Blair was a fundamentally good man who went bad. I believe he was evil in the first place. I do not believe Tony Blair was a fundamentally good man who went bad. I believe he was evil in the first place.
Steve Earle quotes: I have a low tolerance for mediocrity in music and life. I'm into pain and joy and the in-between doesn't interest me. I have a low tolerance for mediocrity in music and life. I'm into pain and joy and the in-between doesn't interest me.
Steve Earle quotes: I was born on this mountain, this mountains my home, she holds me and keeps me from worry and woe. I was born on this mountain, this mountains my home, she holds me and keeps me from worry and woe.
Steve Earle quotes: Music was very influential on me as a kid. Music was very influential on me as a kid.
Steve Earle quotes: Actually, in its purest form, Islam is incredibly tolerant. That makes what's going on in the world really bizarre. Actually, in its purest form, Islam is incredibly tolerant. That makes what's going on in the world really bizarre.
Steve Earle quotes: I've never known of Wal-Mart to be a good neighbor in any town it's ever moved into. I've never known of Wal-Mart to be a good neighbor in any town it's ever moved into.
Steve Earle quotes: I think it's obvious that democracy is something that is contagious, and it always has been. I think it's obvious that democracy is something that is contagious, and it always has been.
Steve Earle quotes: Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world, and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that. Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world, and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that.
Steve Earle quotes: Making art in America is sort of a political statement in and of itself. It's not the best environment for that sometimes. Making art in America is sort of a political statement in and of itself. It's not the best environment for that sometimes.
Steve Earle quotes: There's a long tradition of people from the South living in New York City. There's a long tradition of people from the South living in New York City.
Steve Earle quotes: You see things differently at 40 than you do at 31. Especially if you got to 40 the way I did. You see things differently at 40 than you do at 31. Especially if you got to 40 the way I did.
Steve Earle quotes: My audience is, you know, pinkos in big cities. My audience is, you know, pinkos in big cities.
Steve Earle quotes: I've never made a record that I'm ashamed of. I've never made a record that I'm ashamed of.