Interviewer: Do you keep a notebook?
Tom Waits: Oh yeah, everybody does! Life is too confusing. Monkey wrenches, pocket knives, dog food, instant coffee, lipstick. You gotta get it organized somehow.
Whole interview here. And for another, more recent interview, click here. (Thanks to Jilly Dybka at Poetry Hut Blog for the links that led me to these!)
If only The Paris Review‘s interviews were this entertaining….