Richard Thompson Quotes

36 Richard Thompson quotes:

"It's fun to sing sad songs. And it's fun to listen to sad songs. Enjoyable. Satisfying. Something."
"Amplifying acoustic instruments more than a little is really cheating, and everything becomes a compromise."
"I'm always making a conscious effort to be viable and accessible."
"It's an honor to have this job and, to me, the greatest thing is to be up on stage and to feel that connection with an audience."
"I just like to entertain myself by sitting down and writing songs."
"There's a part of me that wishes I'd never said one single solitary word on any subject publicly. Then I could have been the tortured poet, and there's so much mileage in that. But it's too late to stop now."
"I want people to come to my music without prejudice. I want them to get the music first. And who I am isn't that important. If they like the songs to me that's a good thing."
"It's amazing what some people read into songs."
"But music can save your life sometimes. It probably saved me from working in a bank or something. That's a kind of salvation right there."
"Intelligent design is now being adopted by a number of credible scientists. If the Dover school district wins this case, you're going to see intelligent design popping up on school board agendas all over the country."
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"I suppose the mindset for a band show is more that you overpower the audience. That sounds rather totalitarian, doesn't it?"
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"You want the audience to be uncomfortable."
"Lenders now feel the agenda has changed, with inquiries looking at virtually every source of income. Some aspect of these inquiries appears to be based upon an assumption of excess profitability. This seems dubious when you look at the numbers."
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"Music is a great healer, a great diffuser of things like racism. It cuts through boundaries, and it's a very positive force in the world."
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"A thousand opinions by a court that a particular scientific theory is invalid will not make that scientific theory invalid. It is going to be up to the scientists who are going to continue to do research in their labs that will ultimately determine that."
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"The great thing about this stuff is you don't have to worry about maintaining it. All we have to do is replace it every 10 years or so, and even then our expenses won't be nearly as high as the first time around. We're just having to pay a lot more this time because of our drainage problems. To us, this is just a smart move."
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