Frases de Willie Nelson página 2
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
„Bob Wills taught me how to be a bandleader and how to be a star. [... ] There was no time wasted between songs. I learned from him to keep the people moving and dancing. [... ] The more you keep the music going, the smoother the evening will be. Another thing he taught me was people came and paid their money to hear what they wanted to hear. Even if Bob had a mediocre band that night, the people knew his records and his radio shows and they heard what they thought Bob Wills sounded like. Whether he had a good night or a bad night, every night was a good night.“
„I had gotten up to two, maybe three, packs (of cigarettes) a day. And my lungs were bothering me and I'd had pneumonia two or three times. And I was also smoking pot, and I decided, well, one of them's got to go. And so I took a pack of Chesterfields and took all the Chesterfields out, rolled up 20 big fat ones and put it in there, and I haven't smoked a cigarette since then“
„I have this kind of philosophy that I can't do anything about what happened yesterday, or what's going to happen tomorrow. But I feel in full control of what's going on now. I think worry will make you sick. I've never seen it accomplish anything. I've never seen worrying about anything change it. So I decided not to do it. If you can't do anything about it, why in the hell worry about it? Every negative thought you have releases poison into your system, and will kill you or give you cancer, or tumors or whatever else you can think of. So if you are thinking negative about anything, erase that.“
„I started learning my lessons in Abbot Texas, where I was born in 1933. My sister Bobbie and I were raised by our grandparents [... ] We never had enough money, and Bobbie and I started working at an early age to help the family get by. That hard work included picking cotton. [... ] Picking cotton is hard and painful work, and the most lasting lesson I learned in the fields was that I didn't want to spend my life picking cotton.“
„I have more dumb luck thank anybody I know. There must be a convey of guardian angels working twenty-four hours a day looking after me[... ] Like the night I first got to Nashville that I laid down in the middle of Broadway, waiting to get run over. It didn't happen [... ] I could swear they were keeping me alive just to see what I'd get next, I'm glad they feel that way. I'm trying to help them a little more this days.“
„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.“
— Willie Nelson
Nelson clarified in his autobiography, It's A Long Story: My Life that it was an original phrase from songwriter Harlan Howard.