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" You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies. "
" I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper. "
" I would get records by Earl Scruggs... I would tune my banjo down and I'd pick out the songs note by note. Learned how to play that way. I persevered. There was a book written by Pete Seeger, who showed you some basic strumming and some basic picking... And I kind of worked out my own style of playing. "
" I first thought maybe I'd do a banjo presentation record, where I'd play a couple of songs and get a bunch of other players to do the rest. Then I realized I had enough of my own songs to do an album of them. "
" L.A. is only where you live, because otherwise it's just a sprawling mass of everything, and I think if you live in L.A., you get a little network of places you go, and people you see, and when you leave town, you do miss those places and your friends. "
" I wish I could do a lot of things different. I'm not going to tell you what they are, but if I had a list of all my films right now, I'd go, 'Okay, I'll cross that one out and cross that one out and cross that one out and cross that one out.' Really. But I've made over 40 films. How can I not have some losers in there? "
" The bluegrass community... can be very strict. I didn't know if I'd be welcomed into the bluegrass community or not, but I think they judge you very fairly... I felt really welcome. "
" Most comedies are really hard to write, or to watch, because you kind of generally know what's coming. "
" When I finally retire, I just want to go away so no one has to listen to me. "
" The banjo is truly an American instrument, and it captures something about our past. "
" I love technology, and I love science. It's just always all in the way you use it. So there's no - you can't really blame anything on the technology. It's just the way people use it, and it always has been. "
" I never thought much about success early on. I only thought about being a comedian - or just being in show business, is really more accurate. "
" I'm enamored with the art world. "
" I really enjoy finding the right word, creating a good, flowing sentence. I enjoy the rhythm of the words. "
" Tweeting is really only good for one thing - it's just good for tweeting... It is rewarding, because it's just its own reward. It's sort of like heaven. "
" I cringe at backstory. Because it never quite explains or gets into some psychological thing that is never quite right and never quite the truth and who knows why someone is some way. "
" I think I meant that, given the circumstances of my childhood, I had the illusion that it's easier to be alone. To have your relationships be casual and also to pose as a solitary person, because it was more romantic. You know, I was raised on the idea of the ramblin' man and the loner. "
" I love comedy. That's what got me into the arts. I don't even know how to categorize myself anymore. "
" I've run into people in my life who were so dramatic; people who are so extreme and so frustrating to be around that you end up thinking about them and talking about them for literally years after your experience with them is over. I've had that happen to me, and I've seen it happen to other people. I find it fascinating. "
" I like the idea that one thing leads to another. You can tweet something completely innocuous, and then find yourself going off on a tangent that's inspired by a response. "
" I feel good about being able to take bluegrass on to television like 'Letterman' and 'The View,' and I've heard nice things about being able to do that. I really haven't felt any negativity toward me or my music. "
" Everything is fraught with danger. I love technology and I love science. It's just always all in the way you use it. So there's no - you can't really blame anything on the technology. It's just the way people use it, and it always has been. "
" I never thought about success. I always thought about doing the job at hand. My goal was getting through the show that night. "
" I'm for the Wall Street Occupiers. But will they accept me when they find out I sell packaged mortgage default instruments to children? "
" A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. "
" I don't like to look back, and I'm always worried about the next thing rather than resting on the laurels or the degradations of the last thing. "
" I just believe that the interesting time in a career is pre-success, what shaped things, how did you get to this point. "
" When your hobbies get in the way of your work - that's OK; but when your hobbies get in the way of themselves... well. "
" Love is a promise delivered already broken. "
" I like all kinds of music. I listen to Abigail Washburn, the Punch Brothers, and Marc Johnson, the great clawhammer player. I also listen a lot to Sirius Radio, there's a lot of bluegrass there. "
" Throughout my whole life, as a performer, I've never played with a band. I've always played alone, so I was never required to stay in rhythm or anything. So it was a real different experience for me to start playing with a band. There were so many basic things for me to learn. "