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All Quotes by author - Edie Brickell
" A lot of the songs start with an image. I was sitting there playing the guitar and I pictured this old, dirty green car, with the window rolled down, in the hot, hot, hot Texas heat, and this beautiful woman I knew when I was a kid sitting behind the wheel, looking out at me. "
" And I was very comfortable with this band even when we disagreed. It takes a long time to feel comfortable enough to disagree with somebody. When everything happened, it just was really confusing. It's like our weaknesses were nurtured and brought out front by outsiders. "
" Becoming a mom made me more contentious about expressing my true taste. "
" But I really love music, and having a creative outlet is really the best thing you can do for yourself. "
" But when it came to jamming and writing songs like we used to, we realized Brandon was a huge spirit in the band. Who knew? It was just something we had to learn. "
" But who cares? I can honestly look back and realize that everything happened for a reason. Everything that fell apart has fallen back into place beautifully and magically. "
" Geffen was never supportive of the band. "
" I can make dressing - or stuffing. Y'all call it stuffing up here, we call it dressing down there. It's really good dressing. That family recipe was passed on, and I love to make that. "
" If it turns out to be a hit, well, good luck dealing with fame. And if it's not a hit and you can still survive and make music you believe in, well, then you're truly blessed. I think that's where we are now. "
" I have taken the marshmallows off the sweet potatoes, however. They would make a big pan of sweet potatoes and cover it with marshmallows. My kids would love it if I would do that for them! "
" I hope I'm better today than I was yesterday. I don't believe in glory days or anything like that, so I think the best is tomorrow or later this afternoon! "
" I like Rufus Wainwright a whole lot. He makes me wanna be even more musical. "
" I need to go outside. I wouldn't say I'm an outdoors person, but I like to go outside. "
" I think the New Bohemians' inability to say no was a big part of our problem. "
" My grandmother was the greatest cook in the world. She could just go in there, the whole kitchen would look like a tornado hit it and then she'd come out with the best food. Then she'd sit at the table and she wouldn't eat! "
" My son writes songs and plays. He sings like an angel. "
" No matter how famous and established they were or however blessed they were with great songs or long careers, if they lived alone, they lived alone. That's not the way I wanted to live prior to the tour or after. "
" We didn't rehearse or play the songs to death before we recorded them, and that let us catch a freshness and energy level we've never really felt while making records. "
" We were too young to know better, and none of us were very aggressive people. It would have helped a lot if just one of us had been aggressive enough to say no. "
" When I look at my kids, and the ease with which they pick up music, I wish I had that. "
" You can look back at anything and wish you'd done something differently. "
" You feel like a prisoner if you don't create. You're jailed up inside of yourself. "
" You're just playing, playing, playing, and then an image or something will come into your mind, and basically you're just narrating it with music, letting it move along. "
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