"You know what I really love? The CD players in a car. How when you put the CD right up by the slot, it actually takes it out of your hand, like it's hungry. It pulls it in, and you feel like it wants more silver discs."
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."Tom Waits 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."Tom Waits on Richard Pryor
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."Tom Waits 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."Tom Waits on Steven Wright
"I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving."Tom Waits on Steven Wright
"As a kid, I did want to be an old-timer, since they were the ones with the big stories and the cool clothes. I wanted to go there. Now, I guess I want to bring that with me and go back in time."
"But then I'm one of those guys that is still a bit afraid of the telephone, its implications for conversation. I still wonder if the jukebox might be the death of live music."
"Their memory's like a train: you can see it getting smaller as it pulls away And the things you can't remember Tell the things you can't forget that History puts a saint in every dream."
"You hope people are going to be listening to you after you're gone. And they like you better after you're gone."
"My reality needs imagination like a bulb needs a socket. My imagination needs reality like a blind man needs a cane."