"The thing I do, really, is a communication with audiences more than any achievement through records."
"A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation."Richard Thompson on Mark Twain
"Truthful words are not beautiful beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive persuasive words are not good."Richard Thompson on Lao Tzu
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."Richard Thompson on George Bernard Shaw
"Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true."Richard Thompson on Charles Dickens
"I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in."Richard Thompson on Bill Gates
"To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism. Bordering on insanity."
"It's amazing what some people read into songs."
"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."