Got a head full of lightning, a hat full of rain. ― Tom Waits, from “Long Way Home,” Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (November 21, 2006) Label: Anti/Epitaph
Jim Jarmusch once told me Fast, Cheap, and Good… pick two. If it’s fast and cheap it won’t be good. If it’s cheap and good, it won’t be fast. If it’s fast and good, it won’t be cheap. Fast, cheap and good … pick two words to live by. —Tom Waits, Tom Waits on Tom… Continue reading Tom Waits
‘T ain’t no sin to take off your skin, and dance around in your bones. — Tom Waits, from “T’aint No Sin (To Take Off Your Skin and Dance Around in Your Bones),” The Black Rider. Original Release Date: October 25, 1993. Island Records.
The world is a hellish place, and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering. ― Tom Waits
There’s no prayer like desire. — Tom Waits, from “Black Market Baby,” Mule Variations. (1999)
We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness. We are monkeys with money and guns. ― Tom Waits