Richard Thompson Quotes


36 Richard Thompson quotes:



"I try to make songs visual and tactile to kind of put you into the action."
"The thing I do, really, is a communication with audiences more than any achievement through records."
"We're out to change America, ... Cats are hiding in homes and dogs are out on the street causing trouble. We're going to bring cats to the forefront."
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"This is the kind of surveillance system that really allows us to first identify how far the disease is spreading and then to rapidly move in and cull birds that might have been exposed and to clean areas to reduce the possibility that humans can become infected even from the droppings of these birds."
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"We were attempting to restore the culture of Britain for the British, ... But the English, in particular, aren't comfortable with their own culture. To be taken seriously, it has to come from somewhere else. So we remained a cult band."
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"To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism. Bordering on insanity."
"I'll try to imagine something and see what happens. But it usually winds up being about something fairly concrete and close to home."
"I like the idea of playing in unison with yourself."
"People want to hear about the extremes of human nature. They want things that are larger than their own lives, and more romantic, and not necessarily of their own experiences."
"All audiences should be slightly off balance."
"I have to remind myself not to set boundaries."
"It's hard to tell where one tour ends and the next begins. I'm generally touring most of any year. I'm just generally out there doing it."
"I try to look for the good in everybody, regardless of the way they're labeled."
"I'm glad there are a lot of guitar players pursuing technique as diligently as they possibly can, because it leaves this whole other area open to people like me."
"The best thing you've got going for you is individuality."
"When you stand up acoustic in front of an audience, you really are a man without any clothes on. And that can be fun - it depends how much of an exhibitionist you are, I suppose. I quite enjoy it."
"Well, first of all it's entertainment. That stops us becoming too pretentious or thinking we're great artists."
"As the writer, you're always a presence in the song. If you get close to what human beings are like, you're writing about common experience. We all do much the same things, so if you nail somebody, then you've also nailed yourself."
"I probably wrote three-quarters of the songs without an instrument in my hands."
"What I wanted to hear didn't exist, so it was necessary for me to go out and create it."
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