Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.— Kris Kristofferson
The most successful Kris Kristofferson quotes that will activate your desire to change
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
I want you to know I'm an Army brat; I was a captain in the Army and my brother was a jet pilot in the Navy. So I support our troops; I identify with them. But I sure as hell don't identify with the bastards who sent them over there.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for one single yesterday.
Johnny Cash was the champion of the voiceless, the underdogs and the downtrodden. He was also something of a holy terror, like Abraham Lincoln with a wild side. He represented the best of America.
If you're in it because you love it and you have to do it, that's the right reason. If you're in it because you want to get rich or famous, don't do it. People often say that my first years in Nashville, when I wasn't getting anything cut, were tough. Hell, those were great years.
Gordon Lightfoot has created some of the most beautiful and lasting music of our time. He is Bob Dylan's favorite singer/songwriter - high praise from the best of us, applauded by the rest of us.
I don't think I've gotten any smarter, but your reflexes slow down before you do something stupid when you're older.
I grew up in a time when people believed in duty, honor and country.
My grandfathers were both officers. My father was a General in the Air Force. My brother and I were both in the Army. I've always felt a kinship with soldiers; I think it's possible to support the warrior and be against the war.
Peter Cooper looks at the world with an artist's eye and a human heart and soul.
His songs are the work of an original, creative imagination, alive with humor and heartbreak and irony and intelligence, with truth and beauty in the details. Deep stuff. And they get better every time you listen to them.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Bad love is better than no love at all, at least you know you're alive.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Never's just the echo of forever, lonesome as a love that might have been.
Let me go on lovin' and believin' 'til it's over. Please don't tell me how the story ends.
The wolf pack will die when scattered by man, lonesome coyote survives.
You don't paddle against the current, you paddle with it.
And if you get good at it, you throw away the oars.
Jesus was a Capricorn, he ate organic foods, he believed in love and peace, and never wore no shoes.
If God's got a favorite songwriter, I think it's John Prine.
The closest Ive come to knowing myself is in losing myself.
Thats why I loved football before I loved music. I could lose myself in it.
Bombing people for economic reasons is as horrible as killing a pregnant woman.
The world he saw was sadder than the one he hoped to find.
But it wasn't near as lonesome as the one he left behind.
Well I work up Sunday morning, With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt, And the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad, So I had one more for dessert. Then I fumbled through my closet for my clothes, And found my cleanest dirty shirt. An' I shaved my face and combed my hair, An' stumbled down the stairs to meet the day.
The heart is what matters most of all
Just remember that William Blake wasn't even published in his lifetime. Ya gotta keep creating.
Johnny Cashs' face belongs on Mount Rushmore.
Nothing ain't worth nothing but it's free.
There are points in your life, especially if you have creative ambitions, where selfishness is necessary.
I'd rather be sorry for something I had done than for something I didn't do.
Roy Orbison was one of the genuinely nicest persons I've ever known.
With one of the most beautiful voices in the history of recorded music he could easily have had an opera star's ego, but he was one of the humblest, kindest, sweetest human beings to grace this planet. This in spite of the enormous tragedies in his life. A brave, beautiful blessing of a man.
You're the only one that you are screwin', when you put down what you don't understand.
His soul was bigger than a body's ought to be.
As soon as you learn to never give up, you have to learn the power and wisdom of unconditional surrender, and that one doesn't cancel out the other; they just exist as contradictions. The wisdom of it comes as you get older.
If you can't get out of something, get into it.
I'll probably be writing as long as I'm breathing.
Bobby McGee' was the song that made the difference for me.
Every time I sing it, I still think of Janis.
The only reality is in the moment. What you are doing counts.
Johnny Cash's face belongs on Mount Rushmore.
..I don't write as much as I did back when I was writing songs every day. I've come to know when I've got a good one, although sometimes it takes the world awhile to catch up with me...If you're in it because you love it and you have to do it, that's the right reason. If you're in it because you want to get rich or famous, don't do it.
I'll only live 'til I die
When they prove something wrong you believed in so long, you go crazy.
I'd lost my family to my years of failing as a songwriter.
All I had were bills, child support, and grief. And I was about to get fired. It looked like I'd trashed my act. But there was something liberating about it. By not having to live up to people's expectations, I was somehow free.
There were decades I didn't play sober.
I thought, Who would want to? But at some point, I decided that if it was important enough to me to keep doing it as art, I should do it with all my tools.
The number-one rule of the road is never go to bed with anyone crazier than yourself. You will break this rule, and you will be sorry.
And the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad, so I had one more for dessert
I've been a radical for a long time. I guess it's too bad. I'd be more marketable as a right-wing redneck.