“I’m still drawn to the ugly, I don’t know if it’s a flaw in my personality or something that happened when I was a child. It’s like when you look out of the window what’s the first thing you notice? My wife says I look down, that’s what’s wrong with me. That’s why I see the spit. I don’t know – it’s what you choose to take from your vision.”
So you’re a pessimist? 
“No, I was raised a Methodist actually. But that’ll change.”—  Tom Waits, from an interview circa Rain Dogs

“I’m still drawn to the ugly, I don’t know if it’s a flaw in my personality or something that happened when I was a child. It’s like when you look out of the window what’s the first thing you notice? My wife says I look down, that’s what’s wrong with me. That’s why I see the spit. I don’t know – it’s what you choose to take from your vision.”

So you’re a pessimist?

“No, I was raised a Methodist actually. But that’ll change.”
—  Tom Waits, from an interview circa Rain Dogs