"Now I'm having to live with sales of around 50,000 per album - but I'm pretty content with my place in the general scheme of things, even if it's meant I don't drive a fancy car and can't afford grand vacations."
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."David Knopfler on Bill Gates
"There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace."David Knopfler on Richard Pryor
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."David Knopfler on Erma Bombeck
"I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone."David Knopfler on Steven Wright
"I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving."David Knopfler on Steven Wright
"My faith, inasmuch as I have any, is more like a kind of Joseph Campbell thing, and even that frequently finds itself tested to oblivion in siren waters."
"I took the process of doing as much myself as I could like a duck to water. I set up my own label and publishing, etc, and it was a fun learning curve two decades ago."
"I always liked the magic of poetry but now I'm just starting to see behind the curtain of even the best poets, how they've used, tried and tested craft to create the illusion. Wonderful feeling of exhilaration to finally be there."
"Trust the tale, not the teller."