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My son writes songs and plays.
by Edie Brickell

My son writes songs and plays.
He sings like an angel.
- Edie Brickell

I can make dressing - or stuffing.
Y'all call it stuffing up here, we call it dressing down there.
It's really good dressing.
That family recipe was passed on, and I love to make that.
- Edie Brickell

Geffen was never supportive of the band.
- Edie Brickell

I like Rufus Wainwright a whole lot.
He makes me wanna be even more musical.
- Edie Brickell

 

But when it came to jamming and writing songs like we used to,
we realized Brandon was a huge spirit in the band.
Who knew? It was just something we had to learn.
- Edie Brickell

You can look back at anything and wish you'd done something differently.
- Edie Brickell

You're just playing, playing, playing,
and then an image or something will come into your mind,
and basically you're just narrating it with music,
letting it move along.
- Edie Brickell

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But who cares? I can honestly look back and realize
that everything happened for a reason.
Everything that fell apart has fallen back into place
beautifully and magically.
- Edie Brickell

Becoming a mom made me more contentious about expressing my true taste.
- Edie Brickell

I think the New Bohemians' inability to say no was
a big part of our problem.
- Edie Brickell

And I was very comfortable with this band even when we disagreed.
It takes a long time to feel comfortable enough to disagree with somebody.
When everything happened, it just was really confusing.
It's like our weaknesses were nurtured and brought out front by outsiders.
- Edie Brickell

I have taken the marshmallows off the sweet potatoes,
however.
They would make a big pan of sweet potatoes and cover it with marshmallows.
My kids would love it if I would do that for them!
- Edie Brickell

If it turns out to be a hit, well, good luck dealing with fame.
And if it's not a hit and you can still survive and
make music you believe in,
well, then you're truly blessed.
I think that's where we are now.
- Edie Brickell

I need to go outside.
I wouldn't say I'm an outdoors person,
but I like to go outside.
- Edie Brickell

No matter how famous and established they were or however
blessed they were with great songs or long careers,
if they lived alone, they lived alone.
That's not the way I wanted to live prior to the tour or after.
- Edie Brickell

You feel like a prisoner if you don't create.
You're jailed up inside of yourself.
- Edie Brickell

A lot of the songs start with an image.
I was sitting there playing the guitar and I pictured this old,
dirty green car, with the window rolled down,
in the hot, hot, hot Texas heat, and this beautiful
woman I knew when I was a kid sitting behind the wheel,
looking out at me.
- Edie Brickell

My grandmother was the greatest cook in the world.
She could just go in there, the whole kitchen would
look like a tornado hit it and then she'd come out with the best food.
Then she'd sit at the table and she wouldn't eat!
- Edie Brickell

We were too young to know better, and none of us were very aggressive people.
It would have helped a lot if just one of us had been
aggressive enough to say no.
- Edie Brickell

We didn't rehearse or play the songs to death before we recorded them,
and that let us catch a freshness and energy level
we've never really felt while making records.
- Edie Brickell

When I look at my kids, and the ease with which they pick up music,
I wish I had that.
- Edie Brickell

I hope I'm better today than I was yesterday.
I don't believe in glory days or anything like that,
so I think the best is tomorrow or later this afternoon!
- Edie Brickell

But I really love music, and having a creative outlet
is really the best thing you can do for yourself.
- Edie Brickell

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

A son is a son till he takes him a wife,
a daughter is a daughter all of her life.
- Irish Traditional

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

I am truly my mother's son.
- David Geffen

I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son,
father and friend.
- Dante Hall

Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.
- Euripides

Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
- the movie National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said,
'Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand,
you'll find one at the end of your arm.'
- Sam Levenson

I love the comic opportunities that come up in the
context of a father-son relationship.
- Harrison Ford

My son is now an 'entrepreneur.' That's what you're
called when you don't have a job.
- Ted Turner

I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career.
I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party,
what my son was writing.
I was thinking about Legos.
- Jill Clayburgh

The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Spirit.
The Father is a material being.
- Orson Pratt

A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be,
A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.
- Frank Howard Clark

My NFL pension can barely pay my son's tuition.
You know, it's very little money.
- O. J. Simpson

When your opponent is drowning, throw the son of a bitch an anvil.
- James Carville

He that spareth the rod hateth his son.
- John Skelton

If Jesus is the Son of God in human flesh,
He's one of a kind of the 13 billions of people who have ever lived.
- Tim LaHaye

If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs,
and blaming you.
The world will be yours and everything in it,
what's more, you'll be a man, my son.
- Rudyard Kipling

We've always been involved with America -
I have a son who lives there and it's a big part of my life.
- Colin Firth

What I did was take the Jesus of the Gospels,
the Son of God, the Son of the Virgin Mary,
and sought to make Him utterly believable,
a vital breathing character.
- Anne Rice

You can love someone like your son, even if he's not your biological son,
and you can love someone like your father,
even if he's not your biological father.
- Oliver Hudson

You know, he likes me because I'm his son.
I have to go long and far to find someone who knows me just as me,
rather than me the songwriter or whatever.
- Paul Westerberg

The son has always felt like he was a footnote in one
of the stories the father tells.
The father is an amazing storyteller and one of the
tales that he tells is how he met his wife.
- Danny DeVito

I was a sort of son to Ike, and it was the other way round with Kennedy.
- Harold MacMillan

Henry Fonda's son: That's how everybody identified
me until Easy Rider came along.
Good old Captain America.
- Peter Fonda

My son gave me the permission to accept my success.
- Gary Burghoff

But I like to go to movies with my son because it's still fun;
it reminds me of why I make movies.
- Antoine Fuqua

Son, what kind of pitch would you like to miss.
- Dizzy Dean

I love to be with my son and my grandchildren,
like normal people.
I have no particular idea of what I represent to other people.
It's very mysterious to me.
I don't understand it.
- Omar Sharif

As the youngest, I wanted to be my father's son and
perpetuate the family name.
- Connie Chung

I had life threats, because people accused me of approaching
Brando as God and his son was Jesus.
I literally had people saying my blood would run in
the streets for doing that.
- Richard Donner

The reason why the Son of God took upon him our nature,
was, the fall of our first parents.
- George Whitefield

My son thinks I'm hilarious, but he's only 1.
- Mackenzie Crook

David Burnett was the son of Martha Foley,
who edited the Best American Short Stories series.
She hired me to work with David and her to read stories for the anthology.
- Terry Southern

I became the unnatural son of a few score of beaten men.
- Neal Cassady

My son has followed fashion since he was a punk.
He and I agree that fashion is about sex.
- Vivienne Westwood

Well you can be the son of a Marxist and not necessarily
be a Marxist in all your views.
- Ed Miliband

My son was killed in 2004.
I am not paying my taxes for 2004.
You killed my son, George Bush, and I don't owe you a penny.
- Cindy Sheehan

Without a doubt, Ozzy is the craziest person I've ever met.
Son of Sam is a close second.
- Geezer Butler

We know our son.
We know he's not a pedophile like some of these newscasters are saying.
That is not true.
- Joseph Jackson

I named my new son James Joseph Brown II.
I think he's going to be a lot better than I was.
- James Brown

My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch.
- Jack Nicholson

A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the
wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable
pattern may not be lost to the world.
- Helen Rowland

I want to try and do as much as I can as an actor.
So far I think I've done pretty well with being a minister's son.
And now I know I'm pretty darn good at playing a woman too.
- Barry Watson

I am happy now, to recall that I was no only his son but his companion,
and whenever there was a hunting expedition or any other pleasure,
I was always with him.
- John Philip Sousa

That strong mother doesn't tell her cub,
Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you.
She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in.
- Lauryn Hill

You are ugly when you love her, you are beautiful and fresh,
vital and free, modern and poetic when you don't...
you are more beautiful as an orphan than as your mother's son.
- Witold Gombrowicz


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