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Steve Earle Quotes

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Sonnets are guys writing in English,
imitating an Italian song form.
It was a form definitely sung as often as it was recited.
- Steve Earle

If there is such a thing as a workaholic,
I'm it, and that's what passes for leisure.
- Steve Earle

Actually, in its purest form, Islam is incredibly tolerant.
That makes what's going on in the world really bizarre.
- Steve Earle

I think the criticism that I take to heart is from
other writers that I respect.
- Steve Earle


 

I don't really think in terms of obstacles.
My biggest obstacle is always myself.
- Steve Earle

You see things differently at 40 than you do at 31.
Especially if you got to 40 the way I did.
- Steve Earle

If I can get Me out of the way, I can do anything.
- Steve Earle


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Townes van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole
world and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in
my cowboy boots and say that.
- Steve Earle

I don't usually read reviews.
- Steve Earle

Me, I'm spiritually retarded, I need to be knee deep
in water with a fly rod in my hands,
that's about as close to God as I get.
- Steve Earle

I write quite a lot of sonnets, and I think of them almost as prayers:
short and memorable,
something you can recite.
- Carol Ann Duffy

I'm working now on a collection of Shakespearean sonnets,
about 100 of them, that I may publish if anyone's interested.
My take on life is a little different from the bard's.
- Jack Prelutsky

When I was an undergraduate I had very badly annotated
editions of Shakespeare's sonnets,
all of which left out the important fact that will
has a sexual sense in Shakespeare's sonnets.
- Thom Gunn

I used to write sonnets and various things,
and moved from there into writing prose,
which, incidentally, is a lot more interesting than poetry,
including the rhythms of prose.
- Shelby Foote

I have always wanted what I have now come to call the
voice of personal narrative.
That has always been the appealing voice in poetry.
It started for me lyrically in Shakespeare's sonnets.
- Diane Wakoski

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I don't think anyone should write their autobiography
until after they're dead.
- Samuel Goldwyn

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

Always speak the truth,
think before you speak,
and write it down afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write,
I think there's little point in writing.
- Kingsley Amis

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

Persevere. Plan. Strategize. Focus. Breathe. Write.
Let go: relax. Forgive. All this failing: take a nap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

The man who has done his level best...
is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
- Edgar Allan Poe

We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
- John Fowles

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

Writers write.
Dreamers talk about it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak
or write very often about his job.
It releases tension needed for his work.
- Henry Moore

We will not walk in fear, one of another.
We are not descended from fearful men,
Not from men who feared to write, to speak,
To associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
This is no time... to keep silent.
- Edward R. Murrow

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
- Gertrude Stein

Always write angry letters to your enemies.
Never mail them.
- James Fallows

When I write software, I know that it will fail,
either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.
- Wietse Venema

Titles are not only important, they are essential for me.
I cannot write without a title.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I wanted to write a novel.
At 12 I knew, I am a writer.
I said it to nobody.
- Peter Bichsel

I really had little interest in becoming famous.
When I write my book, it will be my guide to avoid becoming a rock star.
- Edgar Winter

I don't write about certain arguments I have with my wife.
I'd get my head torn off if wrote about certain things.
- Harvey Pekar

It's true that I have spoken about doing a book before,
but then everyone you speak to is planning to write a book.
- Dylan Moran

The old idea of a composer suddenly having a terrific
idea and sitting up all night to write it is nonsense.
Nighttime is for sleeping.
- Benjamin Britten

It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write.
Let them think you were born that way.
- Ernest Hemingway

I would not send a first story anywhere.
I would give myself time to write a number of stories.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

I must be free...
free to do what I like, say what I like,
write what I like, within the limits prescribed for
me by my own sense of what is seemly and fitting.
- Thomas Edward Brown

The hardest novel to write was Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant.
- Anne Tyler

One of the things that has always motivated me to write
is the desire to get it out and look at it in an objective way,
so that it doesn't cause me any serious pain by staying inside.
- Carly Simon

To read a book, to think it over, and to write out
notes is a useful exercise;
a book which will not repay some hard thought is not worth publishing.
- Maria Mitchell

When I was five years old, my parents gave me a magic chest.
I learned to cast spells, although of a childish kind,
before I had learned to read and write.
- Wolfgang Hildesheimer

You've got to write for your audience.
- John Ratzenberger

The way to write is well, and how is your own business.
- A. J. Liebling

In an age of incompetence, I've been able to last in this crazy business.
I actually know how to play my ax and write a song.
That's my job.
- Billy Joel

By the end of the week, if I'm still alive,
I get to write whatever I want about it all.
- Michael Musto

We wanted to write the first prequels as a story that anyone could pick up.
- Kevin J. Anderson

But usually I'll wake up and start writing about nine o'clock.
I'll probably write for about three hours,
and I'll do that over the next month and a half.
- Stanley Tucci

The idea that I'm going to have to sit down to write
some fiction where I'm going to have to think of a
plot would really scare me,
because it would come out a mess.
- Tracey Emin

Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is
as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while
you write a letter to your girl.
- Ernest Hemingway

Now I say I'm a diarist with an explanation I'll get back to you on.
Someday I may try and write in memoir form.
- Carrie Fisher

I've made this decision not to talk to the press about
anything that's gone on in my life,
but just to write music about it.
They can interpret it themselves.
- Bijou Phillips

I am always trying to write.
- Joanna Newsom

I write music just for me.
I'm certainly not good enough to do it on any kind
of a level but I enjoy that time because it's quiet.
- Alex O'Loughlin

With each book I write, I become more and more convinced
that the books have a life of their own,
quite apart from me.
- Madeleine L'Engle

A superhuman will is needed in order to write,
and I am only a man.
- Gustave Flaubert

I have written a book.
This will come as quite a shock to some.
They didn't think I could read, much less write.
- George W. Bush

Maybe I should write 'Tiger Who?' on my cap.
- Vijay Singh

People have said to me, You can't write songs.
You can't play an instrument.
But I've got 10 gold records.
- Sonny Bono


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