It takes no more time to see the good side of life than to see the bad.
One of the inescapable encumbrances of leading an interesting life is that there have to be moments when you almost lose it.
I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead.
Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don't know and I don't care.
Phish and Dave Matthews really know their audiences and really treat them well.
And I try to give the best bang for the buck. I love performing more than anything else.
I can only say the first thing that pops into my mind is I remember, years ago, seeing kind of a has-been country singer working - when I first moved to Nashville - in a bar in a Holiday Inn.
The stores and the things like that, the business side of things came out at the point when, I'd say probably in the early '70s, it looked like the year of the singer-songwriter was over, 'cause music changed in our time and the spotlight was out.
And I wound up in New Orleans for all those years and it was a great place, really a catalyst creatively.
These old ballparks are like cathedrals in America. We don't have big old Gothic cathedrals like they do in Europe. But we got baseball parks.
Instinct taught me 20 years ago to pace a song or a concert performance. That translates into pacing a story, pleasing a reading audience.
I hate to mention age, but I come from an era when we weren't consumed by technology and television.
Elvis was the only man from Northeast Mississippi who could shake his hips and still be loved by rednecks, cops, and hippies.
You know, as a writer, I'm more of a listener than a writer, cuz if I hear something I will write it down.
To describe my scarce leisure time in today's terms, I always default to reading.
I still consider it a summer job, though. So, I try to maintain that summer job as long as I can. But it's exciting to be able to have the opportunity to do things I always dreamed of as a kid.
I sell escapism.
I just want to live happily ever after, every now and then.
At 57, to have a No. 1 album, I wasn't expecting it.
There's something missing in the music industry today... and it's music. Songs you hear don't last, it's just product fed to you by the industry.