Quotes by Willie Nelson


Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.
– Willie Nelson
How would you like to bite that in the ass, develop lock jaw and be dragged to death?
– 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
Ninety-nine percent of the world's lovers are not with their first choice. That's what makes the jukebox play.
– Willie Nelson
We create our own unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we are the ones who cause it.
– Willie Nelson
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.
– Willie Nelson
Three chords and the truth - that's what a country song is.
– Willie Nelson
There's a great enthusiasm for good country music all over the world.
– Willie Nelson
It doesn't hurt to feel sad from time to time.
– Willie Nelson
If you got the money honey I got the time and when you run out of money honey I run out of time.
– Willie Nelson
I'm a romantic slob!
– Willie Nelson
I would like to see more airplay for all artists, no matter what age. I think there's a lot of money being spent toward the young guys, but a lot of the older guys are the ones who blazed the trail for those young guys.
– Willie Nelson
I wanted to connect all people who are thinking about peace on Earth.
– Willie Nelson
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.
– Willie Nelson
I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times.
– 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 never gave up on country music because I knew what I was doing was not that bad.
– Willie Nelson
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.
– Willie Nelson
I am not a pig farmer. The pigs had a great time, but I didn't make any money.
– Willie Nelson
Freedom is control in your own life.
– Willie Nelson