Quotes by John Prine

John Prine is an American country folk singer-songwriter. He has been active as a composer, recording artist, and live performer since the early 1970s, and is known for an often humorous style of country music that has elements of protest and social commentary. Born and raised in Maywood, Illinois, Prine learned to play the guitar at the age of 14.

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When I'm writing a lyric, things can only get so serious before they start becoming humorous.

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People keep inventing all these new machines, and producers and recording engineers keep wanting to use them.

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I used to read a lot of Steinbeck, and I admired Roger Miller and Bob Dylan.

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I feel basically good about my career because it's remained constant. What I do has never been especially in vogue or gotten high on the charts. At the same time, I haven't had to stop performing any of my music because it aged in style.

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Because of my song 'Sam Stone,' a lot of people thought I was interested in writing protest songs. Writing protest songs always struck me as patting yourself on the back.

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