If I can get Me out of the way, I can do anything.
I think the criticism that I take to heart is from other writers that I respect.
I don't really think in terms of obstacles. My biggest obstacle is always myself.
If there is such a thing as a workaholic, I'm it, and that's what passes for leisure.
You see things differently at 40 than you do at 31. Especially if you got to 40 the way I did.
Actually, in its purest form, Islam is incredibly tolerant. That makes what's going on in the world really bizarre.
Sonnets are guys writing in English, imitating an Italian song form. It was a form definitely sung as often as it was recited.
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.
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.