“I love her madly in my own way - you’ll gather that our relationship wasn’t exactly like Mike Todd and Elizabeth Taylor - but she scares me to death. She is much older than I am in terms of street wisdom; sometimes she seems as ancient as dirt, and yet other times she’s so like a little girl”—Tom Waits on Rickie Lee Jones
“You got your dark side, and it terrifies you, it frightens you. It scares you because it’s powerful and it makes you capable of doing anything. Anything. Without it, you look in the mirror, and all you see is an amateur.”—
How to Comfort Yourself When You Have Acted Like a Jackass:
Everyone does this occasionally, and you shouldn’t feel too upset about it unless it happens quite often, such as three times a day, in which case you must simply get used to it. Remember, other people like you as well or better for it, because it makes them feel so superior; so you’ve spread a little sunshine. And at the very least, you’ve served as a bad example.
“I was sitting at home one day and the phone rang and a polite young man said ‘Mr. Zinn, my name is Eddie Vedder and I’d like to do an article with you for Interview Magazine’, and I said OK, who are you?”—Howard Zinn
“Eddie walked up and stood in line behind me and my bandmate. He introduced himself to us and said he felt like he was standing next to Jagger and Richards. It’s a compliment a girl doesn’t hear too often.”—Carrie Brownstein