Willie Nelson quotes

Born
April 29, 1933,  Abbott, Texas, U.S.

Occupation
Musician, singer, songwriter.

Willie Nelson is an American musician, singer and songwriter.

There’s a great enthusiasm for good country music all over the world.
– Willie Nelson
There are only so many notes so there must be only so many melodies.
– Willie Nelson
Three chords and the truth – that’s what a country song is.
– Willie Nelson
We’ve already been reincarnated about a million times, maybe. It doesn’t make sense any other way.
– Willie Nelson
I don’t like to think too far ahead.
– Willie Nelson
I never gave up on country music because I knew what I was doing was not that bad.
– Willie Nelson
Most of the stuff I’ve read about me has been true.
– Willie Nelson
I believe that all roads lead to the same place – and that is wherever all roads lead to.
– Willie Nelson
I am not a pig farmer. The pigs had a great time, but I didn’t make any money.
– Willie Nelson
Since I was a kid, music was what I wanted to do. I thought I could make it by my own talents. That’s what I wanted to prove.
– Willie Nelson
I guess if you can’t sing, you better have a style!
– Willie Nelson
You don’t have to be poor to need something or somebody.
– Willie Nelson
You could make any song sound creepy if you wanted. It’s all about the inflection.
– Willie Nelson
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
– Willie Nelson
It doesn’t hurt to feel sad from time to time.
– Willie Nelson
A lot of country music is sad. I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times. It applies to music. Three chords and the truth – that’s what a country song is. There is a lot of heartache in the world.
– Willie Nelson
As long as there’s a few farmers out there, we’ll keep fighting for them.
– Willie Nelson
I just enjoy both working and not working. And fortunately, I work enough where I get that out of my system, and then we take a few days off, take a rest.
– Willie Nelson
I just enjoy both working and not working.
– Willie Nelson
If a song was ever good, it’s still good.
– Willie Nelson
America, to me, is freedom.
– Willie Nelson
I been a long time leaving but I’m going to be a long time gone.
– Willie Nelson
If you really want to get along with somebody, let them be themselves.
– Willie Nelson
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!
– Willie Nelson
I started out writing poems before I figured to put melodies to them and play the guitar. Somewhere, there’s a book out there on all those early songs and poems. I hope no one ever finds it. I don’t think it’s my finest work.
– Willie Nelson
When you hear me, you know it’s me, regardless of the song.
– Willie Nelson
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.
– Willie Nelson
I was influenced a lot by those around me – there was a lot of singing that went on in the cotton fields.
– Willie Nelson
Freedom is control in your own life.
– Willie Nelson
I got along without you before I met you and I’ll get along without you a long time after you’re gone.
– Willie Nelson
I like to play small clubs.
– Willie Nelson
When I was about 12, I had my first paying gig – 8 dollars to play rhythm guitar in a polka band. Pretty soon, I ended up playing in all the bars within driving distance of Abbott, Texas.
– Willie Nelson
I didn’t come here and I ain’t leavin’.
– Willie Nelson
You know why divorces are so expensive? They’re worth it.
– Willie Nelson
I like to stick with music I know I can play. I love classical, but I don’t think I could ever play it. I’m just not qualified.
– Willie Nelson
Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.
– Willie Nelson
I’m from Texas, and one of the reasons I like Texas is because there’s no one in control.
– Willie Nelson
When I’m driving the highway by myself is when I write best.
– Willie Nelson
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?
– Willie Nelson
I was born in Abbott, Texas, a little small town in central Texas, and I was raised by my grandparents. And my parents divorced when I was six months old, and my grandparents raised me.
– Willie Nelson
I think I’m basically the same guy I always was. Maybe I’ve learned, through experience, to rein in some of the anger and temper they say redheads normally have.
– Willie Nelson
I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times.
– Willie Nelson
Waylon Jennings and I had a lot of fun recording together.
– Willie Nelson