Lyle Lovett Quotes


You can't second-guess your audience. You can only do what you think is right. If you do that your audience will appreciate you

You're saying something with your appearance whether you mean to or not so you may as well mean to.

Look around and you will see this world is full of creeps like me.

I don't ever try to anticipate my audience. I just write the songs I want to write and hope people like 'em.

If you forget the words to your own song you can always claim artistic license. Forget the words to the national anthem and you're screwed.

I like my audience. I always feel when up on stage performing that I could enjoy having a cup of coffee with any one of them.

I enjoyed hearing people do their own songs. I became attracted to singer-songwriters. I became interested in them as people; was curious about what they wanted to say

Every afternoon I was in the pasture with cattle or fishing and shooting my BB gun. That kind of freedom allows imagination to develop.

Barbecue sauce is like a beautiful woman. If it's too sweet it's bound to be hiding something.

If it's not too late make it a cheese-burger

It's difficult to get started-when it comes to dealing with an unknown quantity people are reluctant to trust their own opinion. It helps if two or three people give you a boost

Tipping your hat to a lady is good form. If you're at a dinner table you'd most certainly take your hat off - cowboy hat baseball hat or otherwise.

There's no bad luck There's just the luck you've found.

The idea that we humans are good-natured politically correct nonjudgmental beings is pure fantasy. We are at the very least judgmental.

I don't know what it is about the shower that generates creative thoughts. Maybe it's the hot water. Maybe it's being unencumbered even by the restriction of clothing.

I'm really in no danger of being perceived as a famous movie actor!

If someone gives you a belt buckle it's like a piece of jewelry. It has the same sort of emotional significance. It would be something you would intend to keep forever.

Both my parents worked so I was home alone a lot and I would listen to their records. They belonged to the Columbia House record club so they had records!

I married her just because she looks like you.

Man I need to impress her cause I'd like to undress her.

It's true that I did get the girl but then my grandfather always said Even a blind chicken finds a few grains of corn now and then.

I am limited by what I can think of to do-my choices are not so great

My parents worked for Exxon and they gave me every chance to take part in music. I took guitar lessons and I was in the choir at school.

You don't have to have anything in common with people you've known since you were five. With old friends you've got your whole life in common.

Denice Franke is a sensitive and compelling singer and songwriter.

I'm not really a competitive person and I'm not naturally comfortable in front of people.

I played guitar when I was young and never really considered it as a way to make a living

I sort of cringe when I hear myself say the word 'work.' Getting to do something you love to do never really feels like work.

My favorite Aggie joke? I'm sorry I don't understand the question

It's important to be successful enough to be able to keep doing what you love

I've gotten to work with some wonderful directors and people who have been great teachers to me.

Singing your own songs is all about individual expression

The loss of Jerry Garcia feels like the end of an era in the same way it felt when Elvis died and John Lennon was killed.

Fortunately I've never had a job

Helen Hunt is terrific and I got to do a couple of guest spots with Helen and Paul Reiser on 'Mad About You.'

You have to be really good to get away with smashing a guitar.

As a songwriter you try your best to write a good song and you like nothing better than hearing a good song. It's easy to admire a great song and you want to share out of enthusiasm.

I've always thought that writing isn't really that hard. It's having a good idea that's hard.

When someone tells me what he or she was doing the first time they heard a song of mine then I've done a good job. If my song becomes about your life then I'm successful.

Who keeps on loving you when you've been lying saying things that ain't what they seem? God does but I don't. God will but I won't.

Horses teach you patience and how to do things the right way so you can get the right result.

She was ugly from the front and I said ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly. Well I could handle it behind her.

Home is where my horse is.

It's really a lot easier to write about things that are problematic. Who wants to hear how happy you are?

Kemo Sabe kiss my ass.

I don't feel like I'm on a mission. I'm trying to play music that I like to play and like to listen to

When you have a solid upbringing and a strong sense of place that sustains you. My sense of home never leaves me.

I've been lucky to be able to make the records I've wanted to make. The record company has never pressured me to cut certain songs.

Songwriters aren't always performers and even performing songwriters aren't always the kind of show-biz performers you think they'd be.

That's right you're not from Texas. But Texas wants you anyways.

What would we do if we didn't try? We have to try.