Tom Waits Quotes

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Tom Waits quotes: And I remember quiet evenings trembling close to you ... And I remember quiet evenings trembling close to you ...
Tom Waits quotes: There is no such thing as nonfiction. There is no such thing as nonfiction.
Tom Waits quotes: Most of the things you absorb you will ultimately secrete. Most of the things you absorb you will ultimately secrete.
Tom Waits quotes: Time is just memoryMixed in with Desire. Time is just memory
Mixed in with Desire.
Tom Waits quotes: The Music was like Electric Sugar The Music was like Electric Sugar
Tom Waits quotes: I don't like the stigma that comes with being called a poet ... So I call what I'm doing an improvisational adventure or an inebriational travelogue. I don't like the stigma that comes with being called a poet ... So I call what I'm doing an improvisational adventure or an inebriational travelogue.
Tom Waits quotes: Cross my wooden leg, swear on my glass eye. Cross my wooden leg, swear on my glass eye.
Tom Waits quotes: There's a place down the street; Seven Xs. What does that mean? Maybe it's ... girls without skin. There's a place down the street; Seven Xs. What does that mean? Maybe it's ... girls without skin.
Tom Waits quotes: And I'm standing on the corner of Fifth and Vermouth. And I'm standing on the corner of Fifth and Vermouth.
Tom Waits quotes: The blues and gospel stuff seemed to go together. The blues and gospel stuff seemed to go together.
Tom Waits quotes: Folks who work here are professors. Don't replace all the knowers with guessors keep'em open they're the ears of the town Folks who work here are professors. Don't replace all the knowers with guessors keep'em open they're the ears of the town
Tom Waits quotes: And when they pulled her from the wreck, you know, she still had on her shades And when they pulled her from the wreck, you know, she still had on her shades
Tom Waits quotes: Any place is good for eavesdropping, if you know how to eavesdrop. Any place is good for eavesdropping, if you know how to eavesdrop.
Tom Waits quotes: There ain't no devil, it's just God when he's drunk. There ain't no devil, it's just God when he's drunk.
Tom Waits quotes: Never trust a man in a blue trench coat, never drive a car when you're dead Never trust a man in a blue trench coat, never drive a car when you're dead
Tom Waits quotes: I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.
Tom Waits quotes: There's a lot of intelligence in the hands.When you pick up a shovel, the hands know what to do. The same thing's true of sitting at the piano. There's a lot of intelligence in the hands.When you pick up a shovel, the hands know what to do. The same thing's true of sitting at the piano.
Tom Waits quotes: Well I got a bad liver and broken heart, yeah,I drunk me a river since youtore me apart Well I got a bad liver and broken heart,
yeah,I drunk me a river since you
tore me apart
Tom Waits quotes: There ain't no devil, only God when he's drunk. There ain't no devil, only God when he's drunk.
Tom Waits quotes: Somebody said I sound like an old lady, and I was really insulted by that. I'm trying to sound like Skip James and Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye. Somebody said I sound like an old lady, and I was really insulted by that. I'm trying to sound like Skip James and Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye.
Tom Waits quotes: There's no prayer like desire. There's no prayer like desire.
Tom Waits quotes: Don't plant your days they turn into weeds Don't plant your days they turn into weeds
Tom Waits quotes: I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things. I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.
Tom Waits quotes: All that you've loved is all you own All that you've loved is all you own
Tom Waits quotes: I took a hundred dollars from a blindman's hand. I took a hundred dollars from a blindman's hand.
Tom Waits quotes: A mental midget with the IQ of a fence post. A mental midget with the IQ of a fence post.
Tom Waits quotes: I think this whole division between the genres has more to do with marketing than anything else. It's terrible for the culture of music. I think this whole division between the genres has more to do with marketing than anything else. It's terrible for the culture of music.
Tom Waits quotes: Disneyland is Vegas for children. Disneyland is Vegas for children.
Tom Waits quotes: I'll be clickin' by your house about two forty-five, Sidewalk Sundae Strawberry Surprise. I'll be clickin' by your house about two forty-five, Sidewalk Sundae Strawberry Surprise.
Tom Waits quotes: I don't like listening to records a lot after they're done. There's just no real nourishment there for me. I don't like listening to records a lot after they're done. There's just no real nourishment there for me.
Tom Waits quotes: All my friends are dead, or else they're not feeling too good. All my friends are dead, or else they're not feeling too good.
Tom Waits quotes: I hope I'm becoming more eccentric. More room in the brain. I hope I'm becoming more eccentric. More room in the brain.
Tom Waits quotes: The dog won't bite if you beat Him with a bone The dog won't bite if you beat Him with a bone
Tom Waits quotes: She pulls a razor from her boot and a thousand victims fall around her feet. She pulls a razor from her boot and a thousand victims fall around her feet.
Tom Waits quotes: There's a beauty of show business. It's the only business you can have a career in when you're dead. There's a beauty of show business. It's the only business you can have a career in when you're dead.
Tom Waits quotes: The beginning of it starts at the end The beginning of it starts at the end
Tom Waits quotes: I hate Disneyland. It primes our kids for Las Vegas. I hate Disneyland. It primes our kids for Las Vegas.
Tom Waits quotes: Got a head full of lightning, a hat full of rain. Got a head full of lightning, a hat full of rain.
Tom Waits quotes: Most songs that aren't jump-rope songs, or lullabies, are cautionary tales or goodbye songs and road songs. Most songs that aren't jump-rope songs, or lullabies, are cautionary tales or goodbye songs and road songs.
Tom Waits quotes: My friends think I'm ugly, I gotta masculine face. My friends think I'm ugly, I gotta masculine face.
Tom Waits quotes: She's got the whole dark forest living inside of her. She's got the whole dark forest living inside of her.
Tom Waits quotes: Picture in a frame Picture in a frame
Tom Waits quotes: I'm the type of guy who'd sell you a rat's asshole for a wedding ring. I'm the type of guy who'd sell you a rat's asshole for a wedding ring.
Tom Waits quotes: Music has generally involved a lot of awkward contraptions, a certain amount of heavy lifting. Music has generally involved a lot of awkward contraptions, a certain amount of heavy lifting.
Tom Waits quotes: You have to keep busy. After all, no dog's ever pissed on a moving car. You have to keep busy. After all, no dog's ever pissed on a moving car.
Tom Waits quotes: (When asked for advice for younger musicians) Break windows, smoke cigars, and stay up late. Tell 'em to do that, they'll find a little pot of gold. (When asked for advice for younger musicians) Break windows, smoke cigars, and stay up late. Tell 'em to do that, they'll find a little pot of gold.
Tom Waits quotes: Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends. Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends.
Tom Waits quotes: The moon was sharp enough to draw blood from a stone The moon was sharp enough to draw blood from a stone
Tom Waits quotes: I don't like hearing Beatles songs in commercials. It almost renders them useless. I think, 'Oh God, another one bites the dust.' I don't like hearing Beatles songs in commercials. It almost renders them useless. I think, 'Oh God, another one bites the dust.'
Tom Waits quotes: And the earth died screaming, while I lay dreaming ... And the earth died screaming, while I lay dreaming ...
Tom Waits quotes: You got to tell me the brave captain Why are the wicked so strong? How do the angels get to sleepWhen the devil leaves the porch light on? You got to tell me the brave captain
Why are the wicked so strong?
How do the angels get to sleep
When the devil leaves the porch light on?
Tom Waits quotes: A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion, but doesn't. A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion, but doesn't.
Tom Waits quotes: Sing me a rainbow. Steal me a dream. Sing me a rainbow. Steal me a dream.
Tom Waits quotes: You learn as much from your kids as they learn from you. You learn as much from your kids as they learn from you.
Tom Waits quotes: You can drive out nature with a pitch forkBut it always comes roaring back again. You can drive out nature with a pitch fork
But it always comes roaring back again.
Tom Waits quotes: Oh, I'm not a percussionist, I just like to hit things. Oh, I'm not a percussionist, I just like to hit things.
Tom Waits quotes: Oh, I got a beautiful 1959 Cadillac Coupe DeVille four-door. No one will ride in it with me. Oh, I got a beautiful 1959 Cadillac Coupe DeVille four-door. No one will ride in it with me.
Tom Waits quotes: Misery's the river of the world. Everybody row! Misery's the river of the world. Everybody row!
Tom Waits quotes: You just write and you don't try to make sense of it. You just put it down the way you got it. You just write and you don't try to make sense of it. You just put it down the way you got it.
Tom Waits quotes: It's rather mystifying when you think about writing songs - where they come from, and how they're born. It's rather mystifying when you think about writing songs - where they come from, and how they're born.
Tom Waits quotes: Let me fall out of the window/With confetti in my hair Let me fall out of the window/
With confetti in my hair
Tom Waits quotes: I ain't got no spare/I ain't got no jack/I don't give a shit/I'm not going back I ain't got no spare/I ain't got no jack/I don't give a shit/I'm not going back
Tom Waits quotes: Now it's closing time/the music's fading out. Now it's closing time/the music's fading out.
Tom Waits quotes: You must have brought the bad weather with youThe sky's the color of leadAll you've left me is a featherOn an unmade bed You must have brought the bad weather with you
The sky's the color of lead
All you've left me is a feather
On an unmade bed
Tom Waits quotes: Oh I don't mind going to weddings, just as long as it's not my own ... Oh I don't mind going to weddings, just as long as it's not my own ...
Tom Waits quotes: I have an audio stigmatism whereby I hear things wrong - I have audio illusions. I have an audio stigmatism whereby I hear things wrong - I have audio illusions.
Tom Waits quotes: It's cold out there, colder than a ticket taker's smile at the Ivar Theatre on a Saturday night. It's cold out there, colder than a ticket taker's smile at the Ivar Theatre on a Saturday night.
Tom Waits quotes: Songs are really just very interesting things to be doing with the air. Songs are really just very interesting things to be doing
with the air.
Tom Waits quotes: I always had a great appreciation for jazz, but I'm a very pedestrian musician. I get by. I like to think that my main instrument is vocabulary. I always had a great appreciation for jazz, but I'm a very pedestrian musician. I get by. I like to think that my main instrument is vocabulary.
Tom Waits quotes: You hope people are going to be listening to you after you're gone. And they like you better after you're gone. You hope people are going to be listening to you after you're gone. And they like you better after you're gone.