quote by Willie Nelson

At 82, Nelson (who wrote the song "On the Road Again," among a thousand or more others) is the elder statesman of country music, a steadying and powerful voice in the industry and on environmental issues, and he's still on the road much of the year. The music keeps calling.

— Willie Nelson

Most Powerful Elder Statesman quotations

He's passed from rising hope to elder statesman without any intervening period whatsoever.

Elder statesman quote Don't regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many.
Don't regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many.
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History is replete with proofs, from Cato the Elder to Kennedy the Younger, that if you scratch a statesman you find an actor, but it is becoming harder and harder, in our time, to tell government from show business.

The difference between being an elder statesman And posing successfully as an elder statesman Is practically negligible.

The fastest way for a politician to become an elder statesman is to lose an election.

I wasn't part of the Taboo crowd the same way I was part of the New Romantics.

I suppose I was seen more as an elder statesman because I had been around the London club scene for so many years. To the Taboo crowd I was really seen as a pop star, someone famous.

Today America lost a great elder statesman, a committed public servant, and leader of the Senate. And today I lost a treasured friend. Ted Kennedy was an iconic, larger than life United States senator whose influence cannot be overstated. Many have come before, and many will come after, but Ted Kennedy's name will always be remembered as someone who lived and breathed the United States Senate and the work completed within its chamber.

He has not yet become an elder statesman, though his foreign policy credentials are considerable, but he is certainly our ancient mariner, forever tugging at our sleeve to let him tell his tale of what really happened.

When you're dealing with younger people, if you start acting like the leader or the expert or the elder statesman, 'well, let me tell you how this is...,' that's a great way to alienate young people and make them hate you.

To be called an elder statesman is so unbelievably insulting.

Brad Pitt is exactly three years younger than me.