I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. nelson Mandela's Confidence to Inspire
— Nelson Mandela nelson quote
Now stiff on a pillar with a phallic air nelson stylites in Trafalgar square reminds the British what once they were.
— Lawrence Durrell
Somehow you can tell the difference when a song is written just to get on the radio and when what someone does is their whole life. That comes through in Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Willie Nelson. There is no separating their life from their music.
— Lyle Lovett
If Willie Nelson had been Rosa Parks, there never would have been a civil rights movement in this country, because he refuses to leave the back of the bus.
— nelson quotation by Kinky Friedman
This may be a dream, but I'll say it anyway: I was supposed to be married last year, and I bought a gown. When I meet Nelson Mandela, I shall put on this gown and have the train of it removed and put aside, and kiss the ground that he walks on and then kiss his feet.
I learned so much about recording and about singing on records from Ken Nelson.
It's like Willie Nelson. You're an artist and you have different styles inside of you.
Ricky Nelson... I couldn't believe it when he died. He was a great rock star.
We'd go out in Larry's hippie van and drive out all around Dallas.
He loved Chinese food, he'd go in and say. Remember me Major Nelson, me and my friends here are making this show called Dallas, have you got a table for us? It would work every time.
Working with Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson takes you up another level.
Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.
What is that song that Willie Nelson sang? 'Oh, the days dwindle down to a precious few.' I think of that. No big deal. I've reached a stage in my life where I am content.
Like you do about Nelson Mandela, you can't help feeling the guy's a good man.
This was in June, 1866. Frank wrote for me to come to him at once, and although my own wound was still very bad, I started immediately and stayed with him at the house of Mr. Alexander Severe, in Nelson county, until he recovered, which was in September.
From Nelson county we went to Logan county to see some relatives we had there, and after staying until the middle of October, I returned alone to my home in Missouri.
I'd just gotten into Los Angeles from Texas, where I live, and the phone rang and it was the guy calling about the Willie Nelson video. I was totally excited about it.
I was a Labour Party man but I found myself to the left of the Labour party in Nelson, militant as that was. I came to London and in a few months I was a Trotskyist.
One of my biggest regrets ever was not taking the time to go to South Africa to meet Nelson Mandela. That is a big regret of mine. I should have figured out a way.
Before Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962, he was an angry, relatively young man. He founded the ANC's military wing. When he was released, he surprised everyone because he was talking about reconciliation and forgiveness and not about revenge.
It's a blessing that South Africa has a man like Nelson Mandela.
Unsurprisingly, Nelson Mandela had and still has many detractors.
Nelson Mandela will always be the face of South Africa.
The traveler passing through the country will see Mandela's face almost everywhere he looks. Truly, the man is omnipresent.
Nelson Mandela is physically separated from us, but his soul and spirit will never die. He belongs to the whole world because he is an icon of equality, freedom and love, the values we need all the time everywhere.
I have learned so much from Nelson Mandela, and he has been my leader.
He is a perpetual inspiration for me and millions of others around the world.
We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination. Nelson Mandela's inaugural speech
I read everything, but generally more fact than fiction - especially autobiographies and biographies. I've read 'Long Walk to Freedom' by Nelson Mandela at least twice on holiday. Every time, I'm totally awed by his vision, strength and forgiveness. I feel honoured to have got to know him and his wonderful wife Graca over the years.
I met Nelson Mandela, and I really didn't know what to say.
It was years ago at a benefit. I was just in awe of this man because of what he'd done.
Mary and Carrie and baby Grace and Ma had all had scarlet fever.
The Nelsons across the creek had had it too, so there had been no one to help Pa and Laura.
As far as those kinds of things, I also played at the concert to call for the release of Nelson Mandela when he was a political prisoner in South Africa. We were celebrating his 70th birthday and calling for his release.