Kris Kristofferson quotes

Born
June 22, 1936, Brownsville, Texas, U.S.

Occupation
Actor, singer-songwriter.

Kris Kristofferson is an American actor and singer-songwriter.

I hope that I’ll keep being creative until they throw dirt on me.
– Kris Kristofferson
I think that a society lives or dies according to its respect for – for its art.
– Kris Kristofferson
‘This Old Road’ somehow seems to get better the older you get.
– Kris Kristofferson
I boxed in Golden Gloves at Oxford and still know how to throw a straight left jab.
– Kris Kristofferson
By not having to live up to people’s expectations, I was somehow free.
– Kris Kristofferson
I have no neighbors. I live in a small town where everybody is very protective of me.
– Kris Kristofferson
I had fought for my independence and fought for my freedom to do as I chose.
– Kris Kristofferson
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
– Kris Kristofferson
You don’t paddle against the current, you paddle with it. And if you get good at it, you throw away the oars.
– Kris Kristofferson
The first movie I was ever on was a Dennis Hopper film down in Peru.
– Kris Kristofferson
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
– Kris Kristofferson
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. ‘Cause that’s all that matters in the end.
– Kris Kristofferson
I enjoy looking back on my life. I’m thinking seriously about starting to write about it.
– Kris Kristofferson
Look at me! I can go from ‘Donny and Marie’ to Sam Peckinpah to Radio City Music Hall in one week.
– Kris Kristofferson
I feel like I’m kind of lazy, but I keep the yard looking good.
– Kris Kristofferson
There are points in your life, especially if you have creative ambitions, where selfishness is necessary.
– Kris Kristofferson
I’ve never really felt comfortable co-writing. I usually go at my own speed, you know.
– Kris Kristofferson
If God made anything better than women, he kept it for himself.
– Kris Kristofferson
I don’t think I’m that good a singer. I can’t think of a song that I’ve written that I don’t like the way somebody else sings it better.
– Kris Kristofferson
They say the first thing to go is your legs, then it’s your reflexes, then it’s your friends.
– Kris Kristofferson
I have a special place in my heart for Nashville because it saved my life back in the day.
– Kris Kristofferson
When I was thirty, and a long time after that, I felt like I had to leave home to do what I had to do. Now, it’s just the opposite.
– Kris Kristofferson
The older I get, the less conservative I become.
– Kris Kristofferson
I was never big or fast, but I got to play football and box.
– Kris Kristofferson
Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.
– Kris Kristofferson
Johnny Cash’s legacy, I think if it was one word, it would be ‘integrity.’ He was the original wild man and grew from that guy that was doing all the crazy things that you read that rock n’ rollers do to being someone who was like the father of our country, you know. He was a guest at the White House. He was Billy Graham’s friend.
– Kris Kristofferson
The closest I’ve come to knowing myself is in losing myself. That’s why I loved football before I loved music. I could lose myself in it.
– Kris Kristofferson
I wish my memory weren’t so bad. They tell me it’s from all the football and boxing and the concussions that I got.
– Kris Kristofferson
My albums really are like scrapbooks to me.
– Kris Kristofferson
If you can’t get out of something, get into it.
– Kris Kristofferson
I feel like an old boxer. The brain’s gone, but I can still move around.
– Kris Kristofferson
Being in love with a lot of people is incompatible with a stable family life.
– Kris Kristofferson
Never give up, which is the lesson I learned from boxing. As soon as you learn to never give up, you have to learn the power and wisdom of unconditional surrender, and that one doesn’t cancel out the other; they just exist as contradictions. The wisdom of it comes as you get older.
– Kris Kristofferson
I have no regrets. I feel very grateful for the life that I had – you know, family I live with; and I’ve been doing work that I love, ever since I came to Nashville.
– Kris Kristofferson
I’ve had a life of all kinds of experiences – most of them good. And I’ve got eight kids and a wife that puts up with everything I do and keeps me out of trouble.
– Kris Kristofferson
Your weight has to be behind the punch to make it matter.
– Kris Kristofferson
Just the words and melody – that’s what moves your emotions.
– Kris Kristofferson
Freedom is just another word: It seems to get truer the older I get.
– Kris Kristofferson
Everything that I write is sort of autobiographical, and I don’t know that I’m getting better, but I’m certainly running out of time.
– Kris Kristofferson
I was working the Gulf of Mexico on oil rigs, flying helicopters. I’d lost my family to my years of failing as a songwriter. All I had were bills, child support, and grief. And I was about to get fired for not letting 24 hours go between the throttle and the bottle. It looked like I’d trashed my act. But there was something liberating about it.
– Kris Kristofferson
To me, if you love it enough to devote your life to it, then you’re doing the right thing.
– Kris Kristofferson
To me, the best love songs work on two – maybe three – different levels, where you’re talking about the person who you’re right opposite, and all the people like that.
– Kris Kristofferson
I’ve never forgotten a single record I cut or a song I wrote.
– Kris Kristofferson
Nothing ain’t worth nothing but it’s free.
– Kris Kristofferson
I thought he was the greatest thing. Bob Dylan.
– Kris Kristofferson