Quotes by Willie Nelson (Musician/American).

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I never gave up on country music because I knew what I was doing was not that bad.
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If you got the money honey I got the time and when you run out of money honey I run out of time.
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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.
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I think Ray Charles did as much as anybody when he did his country music album. Ray Charles broke down borders and showed the similarities between country music and R&B.
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If you really want to get along with somebody, let them be themselves.
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There are only so many notes so there must be only so many melodies.
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What has changed is that nothing has changed... that's what has made me more unhappy than everything else.
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I was influenced a lot by those around me - there was a lot of singing that went on in the cotton fields.
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I don't think any person has any special knowledge about what God has planned for me and you any more than me and you do.
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Where I grew up, Bob Wills and his western swing was very popular. And western swing is not that far from jazz and blues.
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Well the country songs themselves are three-chord stories, ballads which are mostly sad. If you are already feeling sorry for yourself when you listen to them they will take you to an even sadder place.
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We're still here trying to get the word out that 330 farmers are quitting every week.
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Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.
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When I see someone I think is cool, he's a pretty well-adjusted individual. He's not too affected one way or the other by what's happening, no matter what's going through his mind.
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I started out really young, when I was four, five, six, writing poems, before I could play an instrument. I was writing about things when I was eight or 10 years old that I hadn't lived long enough to experience. That's why I also believe in reincarnation, that we were put here with ideas to pass around.
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I'm not prejudiced in any way that I can think of. That's just not the guy I am.
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We create our own unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we are the ones who cause it.
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All I do is play music and golf - which one do you want me to give up?
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But if you think of all the people who don't like me, just think of all the millions who've never heard of me!
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Sometimes there is a 36-piece orchestra going off in my stomach.
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You know why divorces are so expensive? They're worth it.
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All my kids were raised on computers: They were home-schooled on the Internet, so they're pretty good at that stuff. And I'm proud of them, but I don't really keep up with it.
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I been a long time leaving but I'm going to be a long time gone.
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When you're singing, you're using extra muscles, and it requires a lot of exercise and breathing. You can't do that if you're a sissy. If I have any fitness advice for people, I'd tell them to sing more. It's good therapy, too.
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I'm from Texas, and one of the reasons I like Texas is because there's no one in control.
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