Inspirational Tom Waits Quotes
The Universe is making music all the time. ~ Tom Waits.
I sold a quart of blood and bought a half a pint of scotch. ~ Tom Waits.
A mental midget with the IQ of a fence post. ~ Tom Waits.
I hate Disneyland. It primes our kids for Las Vegas. ~ Tom Waits.
The Music was like Electric Sugar. ~ Tom Waits.
I’ve seen it all through the yellow windows of the evening train… ~ Tom Waits.
She’s got the whole dark forest living inside of her. ~ Tom Waits.
And the earth died screaming, while I lay dreaming… ~ Tom Waits.
A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion, but doesn’t. ~ Tom Waits.
Using parking meters as walking sticks. ~ Tom Waits.
Hell is boiling over. And heaven is full. We’re chained to the world. And we all gotta pull. And we’re all gonna be …just dirt in the ground. ~ Tom Waits.
There ain’t no devil, only God when he’s drunk. ~ Tom Waits.
Top Tom Waits Quotes
I walked 500 miles just to see a halo, when I opened my eyes I was blind as can be. ~ Tom Waits.
You’re innocent when you dream. ~ Tom Waits.
I started out with nothing and I still got most of it left. ~ Tom Waits.
Bringing up children was like living with a bunch of drunks…you really have to be on your toes all the time. ~ Tom Waits.
Writing songs is like capturing birds without killing them. Sometimes you end up with nothing but a mouthful of feathers. ~ Tom Waits.
Don’t you know there ain’t no devil; there’s just God when he’s drunk. ~ Tom Waits.
They say that I have no hits and that I’m difficult to work with. And they say that like it’s a bad thing. ~ Tom Waits.
Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends. ~ Tom Waits.
Well you say that it’s gospel, But I know that it’s only church. ~ Tom Waits.
We are all just monkeys with money and guns. ~ Tom Waits.
Oh I don’t mind going to weddings, just as long as it’s not my own… ~ Tom Waits.
Well, it’s either kiss me or kill me, that’s how I see it. ~ Tom Waits.
Slept all night in the cedar grove, i was born to ramble, born to rove, some men are searchin’ for the holy grail, but there ain’t nothin’ sweeter than ridin’ the rails. ~ Tom Waits.
Sing me a rainbow. Steal me a dream. ~ Tom Waits.
It’s very hard to stop doing things you’re used to doing. You almost have to dismantle yourself and scatter it all around and then put a blindfold on and put it back together so that you avoid old habits. ~ Tom Waits.
Time is just memory Mixed in with Desire. ~ Tom Waits.
Never trust a man in a blue trench coat, never drive a car when you’re dead. ~ Tom Waits.
Famous Tom Waits Quotes
When you’re down on your luck and you’ve lost all your dreams there’s nothing like a campfire and a can of beans. ~ Tom Waits.
My reality needs imagination like a bulb needs a socket. My imagination needs reality like a blind man needs a cane. ~ Tom Waits.
Most of the things you absorb you will ultimately secrete. ~ Tom Waits.
We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness. We are monkeys with money and guns. ~ Tom Waits.
I put food on the table and roof overhead. But I’d trade it all tomorrow for the highway instead. ~ Tom Waits.
The large print giveth and the small print taketh away. ~ Tom Waits.
Not the kind of wheel you fall asleep at. ~ Tom Waits.
Got a head full of lightning, a hat full of rain. ~ Tom Waits.
There’s always free cheddar in the mousetrap, baby. ~ Tom Waits.
The world is a hellish place, and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering. ~ Tom Waits.
There is no such thing as nonfiction. ~ Tom Waits.
We have a deficit of wonder right now. ~ Tom Waits.
I don’t go to church on Sunday, don’t get on my knees to pray, or memorize the books of the Bible, I got my own special way. ~ Tom Waits.
There ain’t no devil, just God when he’s drunk. ~ Tom Waits.
Don’t plant your bad days. They grow into weeks. The weeks grow into months. Before you know it, you got yourself a bad year. Take it from me – choke those little bad days. Choke ’em down to nothing. ~ Tom Waits.
I’ve lost my equilibrium, my car keys, and my pride. ~ Tom Waits.
I worry about a lot of things, but I don’t worry about achievements. I worry primarily about whether there are nightclubs in Heaven. ~ Tom Waits.
Popular Tom Waits Quotes
If there’s one thing you can say about mankind, there’s nothing kind about man. ~ Tom Waits.
You can learn a lot about a woman by getting smashed with her. ~ Tom Waits.
Come down off the cross, we could use the wood. ~ Tom Waits.
And when they pulled her from the wreck, you know, she still had on her shades. ~ Tom Waits.
I made a wish on a sliver of moonlight A sly grin and a bowl full of stars. ~ Tom Waits.
But it’s so hard to dance that way when it’s cold and there’s no music. ~ Tom Waits.
All that you’ve loved is all you own. ~ Tom Waits.
Songs are really just very interesting things to be doing with the air. ~ Tom Waits.
The earth is not my home, I’m just passing by. ~ Tom Waits.
The beginning of it starts at the end. ~ Tom Waits.
And I remember quiet evenings trembling close to you… ~ Tom Waits.
If you get far enough away you’ll be on your way back home. ~ Tom Waits.
I’ve been riding on the crest of a slump lately. ~ Tom Waits.
The way you do anything is the way you do everything. ~ Tom Waits.
I think I have an adrenaline addiction, no question about that. ~ Tom Waits.
Ultimate Tom Waits Quotes
You don’t meet nice girls in coffee shops. ~ Tom Waits.
There’s no prayer like desire. ~ Tom Waits.
Most of the people I admire, they usually smell funny and don’t get out much. It’s true. Most of them are either dead or not feeling well. ~ Tom Waits.
It’s hard to win when you always lose. ~ Tom Waits.
Misery’s the river of the world. Everybody row! ~ Tom Waits.
I’m not fighting for justice. I am not fighting for freedom. I am fighting for my life and another day in the world here. ~ Tom Waits.
The piano has been drinking, not me. ~ Tom Waits.
Well I got a bad liver and broken heart, yeah, I drunk me a river since you tore me apart. ~ Tom Waits.
I never told the truth so I can never tell a lie… ~ Tom Waits.
Picture in a frame. ~ Tom Waits.
Wise Tom Waits Quotes
When you are writing, you’re conjuring. It’s a ritual, and you need to be brave and respectful and sometimes get out of the way of whatever it is that you’re inviting into the room. ~ Tom Waits.
The big print giveth and the small print taketh away. ~ Tom Waits.
It’s the same with men as with horses and dogs, nothing wants to die. ~ Tom Waits.
There ain’t no devil there’s just god when he’s drunk. ~ Tom Waits.
I don’t have a drinking problem ‘Cept when I can’t get a drink. ~ Tom Waits.
And the things you can’t remember tell the things you can’t forget that history puts a saint in every dream. ~ Tom Waits.
When the weather’s rough and it’s whiskey in the rain it’s best to wrap your savior up in cellophane. ~ Tom Waits.
I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. ~ Tom Waits.
God’s away, God’s away, God’s away on business. Business! ~ Tom Waits.
You’re my North Star when I’m lost and feeling blue. ~ Tom Waits.
I’m so goddamn horny, the crack of dawn better be careful around me! ~ Tom Waits.
I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things. ~ Tom Waits.
It ain’t no sin, to take off your skin and dance around in your bones. ~ Tom Waits.
I’d rather have a free bottle in front of me than a prefrontal lobotomy. ~ Tom Waits.
Oh, I’m not a percussionist, I just like to hit things. ~ Tom Waits.
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So these were the 87 top Tom Waits quotes on life, music, love and success.