Willie Nelson

144Willie Nelson Quotes

American Musician born on April 30, 1933,

Willie Hugh Nelson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie, combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger and Stardust, made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana... (source)

Anybody can be unhappy. We can all be hurt. You don't have to be poor to need something or somebody. Rednecks, hippies, misfits - we're all the same. Gay or straight? So what? It doesn't matter to me. We have to be concerned about other people, regardless. view quote

Don't try to change anybody. And they should let you be yourself, 'You loved me when you met me, so let's keep going!' view quote

My doctor tells me I should start slowing it down - but there are more old drunks than there are old doctors so let's all have another round. view quote

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results. view quote

I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong? view quote

I used to work in the cotton fields a lot when I was young. There were a lot of African Americans working out there. A lot of Mexicans - the blacks and the whites and the Mexicans, all out there singing, and it was like an opera in the cotton fields, and I can still hear it in the music that I write and play today. view quote

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. view quote

I grew up across the street from, you know, the Villarias, which was a great Mexican family there. In fact, there was three houses right across the street from me. So, day and night, I listened to Mexican music, and I'm sure, you know, my guitar playing, singing, writing, whatever, has a lot of Mexican flavor there, but it comes natural. view quote

You want to be a good parent and you want to be a friend, and it's hard to be both. You have to balance it as well as you can. view quote

You know why divorces are so expensive? They're worth it. view quote

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