Dwight Yoakam Quotes

  • Fortunately any of the songs we've recorded can be extremely fulfilling to perform depending on the variety of circumstances that surround any given show.
  • I tried to pay some small tribute to A Man and a Woman (1966) with the recurring musical theme.
  • But that is a valid, continuing service that that music - which is, in some cases, 80 or 90 years old - is rendering. And proving its own timelessness.
  • 'm really proud of it. To me, it's a movie about character behavior and the pecking order of the pack, as well as the central character's massive survival guilt.
  • At the end of the film Val suggests there may be a way to rejoin the living, when he says, 'Let's see if we're able to live among the living, walk among the living.'
  • Quality is timeless: It will clearly define itself. And so I make reference to and acknowledge things that I feel have been dismissed, trying to restate those musical and cultural elements clearly and vehemently.
  • In the past 3-4 years I've developed a habit of keeping numerous small cassette recorders in my house and in a bag with me so that I'm able to commit to tape memory song ideas on a constant basis.
  • I like order. It allows me to have chaos in my head.
  • As an artist, you have to maintain focus and eliminate the distraction of second-guessing yourself based on the opinions of others.
  • Ironically, the success I've experienced at country radio has left me ostracized from pop and other formats of radio.
  • I embrace country music because of love, a love of what I came from.
  • My music is very personal. I've created it in solitude. I face a white wall and beller. I like that sound - the expression of loneliness. That's what it's all about.
  • I'll never quit playing country music, or at least acknowledging it, always, as the cornerstone of what I am.
  • It varies from song to song, although Buck Owens and I recently collaborated on writing a duet together and am looking forward with a great deal of anticipation to recording that track for the new studio album.
  • It's meant to reaffirm the validity of that music - clean, minimalist, honest, classic music.
  • I think actors are at the mercy of the opportunities presented to them. So you kind of have to wait for them to choose you. My music is insular - I can choose that.
  • As a writer, I always tend to take the liberty and the great artistic luxury of a composite form of writing.
  • A voice expressing emotion in a musical way moves on. It's like the finale of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - the world turns in on itself, as a universe unto itself, in the shape of one human being.
  • Control success before it controls you.
  • Country music originates with the colloquial, rural aspects of white America. It's really, truly, rural white America's blues.
  • I live out of cans a lot. But I try to indulge only in healthy canned food.
  • I was very fortunate in having David Fincher, the director come to me. Now I've seen the finished product, I feel that every bit of the nine months we spent on the film was worth it.
  • It became a metaphor for the lives of the people in this film and for the Old West, for the abandonment that occurred in the early part of the 20th century.
  • In addition, I'm finishing a track for the movie 'Waking Up In Reno', but there are numerous other singers I look forward to recording with in the near future.