Todd Snider quotes

  • I like to make up songs. And it's my opinion that all these songs mean a lot to me, but that doesn't mean I think everything needs to leave the house. If it helps me through my life and doesn't bore anybody in theirs.
    -- Todd Snider

    #Song #Writing #Mean

  • Hemingway was very sparse in his writing. Kris Kristofferson is like that. He can take four words and say it all.
    -- Todd Snider

    #Writing #Four #Songwriting

  • I’m wearing out this new Coal Men record. I think it’s masterful start-to-finish. Dave Coleman is one of Americana music’s great songwriters, and I hope this record gets the attention it deserves.
    -- Todd Snider

    #Men #Thinking #Coal

  • I think I’m an alright twitterer.
    -- Todd Snider

    #Thinking #Alright

  • It ain't the despair that gets you, it's the hope,
    -- Todd Snider

    #Despair

  • I don't know much about that whole grunge thing.
    -- Todd Snider

    #Grunge

  • They say the average bank robber lives within say about 20 miles of the bank that he robs There's this little bank not so far from here I've been watching now for a while Seems like lately alls I can think about is how bad I wanna go out in style
    -- Todd Snider

    #Thinking #Average #Style

  • A man once said that the pinnacle of success Was when you've finally lost interest In money, compliments, and publicity A noble enough idea I suppose How on Earth he does this heaven only knows I know I need a lot more of all three of those Before I'll ever have the nerve to turn up my nose At any money, or compliments, or publicity
    -- Todd Snider

    #Men #Ideas #Heaven

  • They say 74% of everything you're learning in college is a bunch of bullshit you'll never need 83.4% of everything you've got, you bought to satisfy you're greed Because 91% of the world's population links their pssessions to success Even though 88% of the wealthiest 1% of the population drinks to an alarming excess More money more stress.
    -- Todd Snider

    #Stress #College #Bullshit

  • I try to sing and not worry about what's going to happen after I do. I'd add that in my experience, as a person who went to see singers, some people helped me to make some decisions about the world.
    -- Todd Snider

    #People #Worry #Decision

  • Words and music equally important. But the way to get what I'm looking for is different in each case. I have something specific I'm hoping for with the words and the music, and the way to get the words the way I like them is to take a long time, and the way to get the music I like it is to not let me or anyone else get in the way of it.
    -- Todd Snider

    #Long #Important #Different

  • Anyone with a point of view loves it when they sway someone who disagrees with their point of view. I don't think that's a noble endeavor, though. And I don't think, as an endeavor, you really ever have a chance.
    -- Todd Snider

    #Thinking #Chance #Point Of View

  • I think I’m an alright twitterer.
    -- Todd Snider

    #Thinking #Alright

  • Sometimes I'll put a lie for philosophical reasons, and sometimes to make the story shorter.
    -- Todd Snider

    #Lying #Philosophical #Sometimes

  • Well, my dad was into music, but he wasn't into me being into music. In my house when I was a kid, when I was real young, my dad wanted us all to play sports, and we were jock-like. We had a lot of money. And my brother was sort of the light of our family, and he was a good athlete. And I wasn't a very good athlete, but I tried to be. And then when I was 15 my dad went bankrupt, and we moved to Houston. And I went with him, but then I went back to Portland.
    -- Todd Snider

    #Sports #Brother #Dad

  • I’m wearing out this new Coal Men record. I think it’s masterful start-to-finish. Dave Coleman is one of Americana music’s great songwriters, and I hope this record gets the attention it deserves.
    -- Todd Snider

    #Men #Thinking #Attention

  • I feel like I learned a lot working with Don Was, and that I made a good friend. Making music with people, it was the most fun I ever had. I guess a surfer would say that was the funnest wave I ever did.
    -- Todd Snider

    #Fun #Good Friend #People

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