Frases de Willie Nelson
Data de nascimento: 29. Abril 1933
William Hugh Nelson, mais conhecido como Willie Nelson é um cantor e compositor de música country, escritor, ator, poeta e ativista americano. Foi considerado o 77º melhor guitarrista de todos os tempos pela revista norte-americana Rolling Stone.
Citações Willie Nelson
„I'm not going to get married again, I think I'll just find a woman that hates me, then buy her a house.“
— Willie Nelson
Also attributed to Lewis Grizzard, among others.
„When I left Nashville I went to Texas because that's where I came from, and because I was playing in Texas a lot in different places. And I saw hippies and rednecks drinking beer together and smoking dope together and having a good time together and I knew it was possible to get all groups of people together – long hair, short hair, no hair – and music would bring them together.“
„In church I was told that if I so much as smoked a cigarette or tasted alcohol, I’d be damned in hell for all eternity[... ]it didn’t take long for me to start thinking that sounded all wrong [... ]I didn’t cotton to the idea that your religion should be flaunted to other people. Your religion is for you, and is best kept close to your heart.“
„Family farmers are small farmers who love the land. They're still not getting enough money for their product and are rapidly losing their battle to stay in business. By helping the American family farmer, we will in turn help ourselves out of the economic hole that we find ourselves in today. It doesn't really matter how we got here; the point is, we have to dig our way out.“
„Well, there was a guy, a blacksmith, in Abbott, and he and my granddad both had blacksmith's jobs. I hung around there a lot. And he had a family band. He just let me play because he knew I wanted to work and needed the work. So, I played a guitar in a big polka band with a lot of horns and everything. So, fortunately, no one ever heard me, because I wasn't that great. But I was nine or 10 years old and making eight to 10 dollars a night. So, it was easier than picking cotton.“
— Willie Nelson
Nelson clarified in his autobiography, It's A Long Story: My Life that it was an original phrase from songwriter Harlan Howard.