"It's amazing what some people read into songs."
"Sometimes I think my husband is so amazing that I don't know why he's with me. I don't know whether I'm good enough. But if I make him happy, then I'm everything I want to be."Richard Thompson on Angelina Jolie
"If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you'll be amazed at the results."Richard Thompson on George S. Patton
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."Richard Thompson on Harry S. Truman
"If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you."Richard Thompson on Les Brown
"Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen."Richard Thompson on Conan O'Brien
"To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism. Bordering on insanity."
"The thing I do, really, is a communication with audiences more than any achievement through records."
"People want to hear about the extremes of human nature. They want things that are larger than their own lives, and more romantic, and not necessarily of their own experiences."
"It's fun to sing sad songs. And it's fun to listen to sad songs. Enjoyable. Satisfying. Something."