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"We were supposed to be the alt.country Nirvana. I guess I was supposed to hang myself with a banjo string."
-- Ryan Adams to CMJ
"This is the most irrelevant song to my whole fucking life."
--Ryan Adams @ the 40 Watt in Athens GA before playing 16 Days
"I personally despise and hate commercial rock radio, and don't want anything to do with it at all most of the time. I don't listen to it myself anyway." ... "It's kind of like being in high school; it's like 'well all the cool people are wearing that so I guess we should be wearing that'"
"I want to make sure I'm with a girl that's a good kisser, and that when I wake up, I have coffee and a cigarette. That's all I really want out of life. That, and world domination."
"I actually think I'm a lot better songwriter than Jeff Tweedy is."
"I was gonna wear my Gene Simmons boots, but they didn't match my shirt"
"If I waited on you earlier in the evening, let's just forget about that relationship right now."
"Welcome to the Bloodshot hangover party, I'm becoming a socialist, I drank a ton of Stoli vodka last night..."
"I can’t help it, I like processed cheese... there are cows out there that need jobs!"
"The thing is, I never seem to drink Nyquil when I'm sick"
"Oh yea, Neko Case is a country rock god shotgun blasting thousands of beautiful bullets through my blackened heart."
"Pneumonia reminds me of what it would be like if Whiskeytown made our own Sgt. Pepper's.."
"So these are all songs off our next
record called, 'It's Never Ever Gonna Fuckin' Come Out'"
"My name is Ryan Adams. I'm on Bloodshot Records. Thank God, you guys let me be on Bloodshot. I was starting to feel like Cher in her "Broadway Period."
"In honor of Caitlin getting married to Skillet, I'm gonna do my own personal version of 'Matrimony.' Alanis Morrissette is not ironic. This is really ironic."
"I'd have written another line, but I'd killed both of the characters already.."
"So this is the new single on out new record called, 'It'll Never Fuckin' Come Out'...and you know, it's because we don't want it to come out either...we just like being really mysterious and obscure..."
"Being down here is like being with an old friend that I didn't know very well anymore.....But now I'm wearing boots again. I pulled my old boots out again."
"Van Alston. Let me repeat, Van Alston"
"Anyway, what does the description of the gram thing in the whiskeytown thing mean? It should say, Whiskeytown suck and are basically a drunken hype machine and that it works because I am sexy."
"Let's play my favorite game. How about, 'You Buy Me A Shot, I Play Your Request'"
"My mom watches QVC...I got like a big box of socks for Christmas with QVC on the side..."
"It's hard for me to go back to them now, because I'm so busy trying to get someplace new -- I can't worry about whether or not I left the coffee maker on in my last record and I'm going to burn down the house or not."
"I swear to God, I was up the street taking a shit at Hardee's."
"You can be sad and like Elmo, can't you?"