Great Quotations: The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy

“If I’ve been slaving over a verse for even a half hour I know to walk away. Writing songs is like handling meat. Mess with it too long and it loses its freshness. It’s about getting the meat straight from the butcher to the grill. In writing prose I’m just shoving my hand into hamburger all day long.”

– Colin Meloy on writing his upcoming children’s book (via The Wall Street Journal)