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" You're successful if you can get one person to pick it up and put it on the turntable and go, Wow, thanks for writing that! "
" My life is as an artist, not an entertainer. I don't consider myself an entertainer, but I can do that thing when I want to. "
" I was blessed with a gift. It's a gift and a curse. It never ends. "
" It was quite a shot in the head to do the album and then have it shot down by nonmusical idiots. "
" I love to laugh, it's my main thing. I love to abuse the English language. "
" It was so much fun playing simple American bluegrass. I got to meet Doc Watson. "
" I love the subtlety and tonal range of the acoustic guitar. "
" I love to rock 'n roll. But my finest suit, of all the things I do, is as a songwriter. "
" My dad was vehemently opposed to electric guitars. He did not look on that kind of music as legitimate in any way. "
" I love home. I'll stay up there for days on end, I won't even go down the driveway to look for the mail. "
" I always try to give my songs as gifts. "
" Now is the only thing that exists. "
The Only Thing
" I may quit the music business someday, but never the music. "
" I wanted to pay tribute to my musical influences: Buffalo Springfield, Lightfoot, the Beatles, the Hollies. "
" I had never done TV. I think it's a foolish medium for, most rock 'n roll music. Nobody ever comes off well on TV. "
" My upbringing made me think that real legitimate music is written, not heard. "
" My grandfather gave me my first guitar, an old acoustic with palm trees and dancing girls painted on it. "
" I never going to satisfy everybody, so I decided to satisfy myself. "
" I choose to express myself. "
" Strats are my favorite electric guitars, and I've got quite a collection. "
" It seems like bluegrass people have more great stories to tell than other musicians. "
" Coming out of college with a degree in fine arts and painting isn't worth much any more. "
" I had gone full-on folkie; I'd had it with bands. "
" MTV didn't call. I guess I wasn't hip and groovy enough. "