If you follow every dream you might get lost.
As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks.
Better to burn out than rust out.
Commitments are one of the worst things to have in the music business. They're very annoying.
Earth is a flower and it's pollinating.
I can get away with saying a lot of ideas that are young and naive. I'm liberated.
I didn't really know what I was doing when I started. I just started writing songs. After two songs I just continued to explore it.
I don't like to be labeled, to be anything. I've made the mistake before myself of labeling my music, but it's counter-productive.
I don't like war. I particularly don't like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.
I don't look at a knife the way I used to. I'm more aware of what it is. I think twice. This is a key finger. It's in every chord.
I don't think I'm a thorn in the industry, I'm just another part of it.
I feel like I could be likened to an old hound circling on a rug for the last five years.
I go in and sing the song and arrange it and mix it and that's it. It's no different than playing in clubs.
I have so many opinions about everything it just comes out during my music. It's a battle for me. I try not to be preachy. That's a real danger.
I just do what I do. I like to make music.
I just wrote one song at a time. Kinda like an alcoholic. One day at a time.
I live for playing live. All my records are live, since After the Gold Rush, with the exception of Trans and the vocals on Landing on Water.
I think I'm going to be making country records for as long as I can see into the future. It's much more down-home and real.
I was a Reagan backer. It was a shock for some people that I could agree with anything that man would say.
I was just 20 years old when I wrote Broken Arrow.
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
I'm not into this judgmental, religious-right kind of thing.
It's a blue album, but it's not a blues album. I'm not pretending all of a sudden now I'm blues.
It's better to burn out than it is to rust.
It's better to burn out, than to fade away.