I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

— Jimmy Dean

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You gotta try your luck at least once a day, because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it.


I made more money yesterday than I ever thought I'd make in an entire lifetime.

But it's like somebody's going to take it all away from me and I'll be back in Texas, installing them damned irrigation wells. I didn't like that when I was sixteen. And I know I wouldn't like it when I'm eighty.


Love is an ice cream sundae, with all the marvelous coverings. Sex is the cherry on top.

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I can't always change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.


Be yourself. Because if people don't like you as you are, they're not going to like you as somebody you're trying to be.


I used to help my granddaddy make sausage.

He would mix it up in a cleaned-out washtub with his hands, no gloves. Man, if we did anything like that today, they would jack the jail up and throw us under it.


I've seen a jillion miracles. They're all around. Every green leaf is a miracle.


Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life.


Somebody said he came from New Orleans, where he got in a fight over a Cajun queen. And a crushing blow from a huge right hand, sent a Louisiana fella to the Promised Land.


I've seen so many people in this business that made a fortune.

They get old and broke and can't make any money. I tell you something... no one's going to play a benefit for Jimmy Dean.


A lot of things I am, and a lot of things I am not.

But I think I'm about as good an American as there is. I love this country. It's been very, very good to me. And it will be good to anybody if they are willing to give of themselves.


When I was a kid, I used to think, 'Man, if I could ever afford all the ice cream I want to eat, that's as rich as I ever want to be.'


I loved music since the Seth Ward Baptist Church outside of Plainview.


About Jimmy Dean

Quotes 29 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Singer
Birthday August 10, 1928

Being a Baptist won't keep you from sinning, but it'll sure as hell keep you from enjoying it.


Do what you say you're going to do. And try to do it a little better than you said you would.


The other day, I said I should write a song, 'When Does the New Wear Off?' I think it would be a helluva title.


Nobody, man or woman, has ever wrecked a good marriage.


I think the kids in school that laughed at the clothes that we wore and the house that we lived in, and then my mother had to cut hair... I think that was a good motivator. Every time they laughed at me, they just built a fire, and there was only one way to put it out - to try and show 'em I was as good as they were.


Being a nice guy is detrimental to actors.

When I first came to Hollywood, everyone was nice to me. Everyone thought I was a nice guy.


I went further on less talent than anyone, but I was a damned good entertainer.


I don't want anything seventy-thirty. Fifty-fifty's always good enough for me.


I was a hard-workin' little boy. Oh, I worked. Pullin' cotton, shockin' grain, cuttin' wheat, loadin' wheat, choppin' cotton, cleanin' chicken houses, milkin' cows, plowin'.


I better know how to take care of myself.


You know you're getting old when you go to more funerals than you do weddings.


God is bigger than people think.


I'm exactly where I want to be - we live out here on the James River outside Richmond. I have three ponds, and we catch the biggest, most beautiful bass you've ever looked at in your life.


Sausage is a great deal like life. You get out of it about what you put into it.


I won't go hunting with you, Jake, but I'll go chasing women.


My favorite song? 'Amazing Grace.' Anybody singing it. But the best it'll ever be done is by the Scottish National Pipe band and their National Orchestra. It'll bring tears to your eyes.