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Waylon Jennings Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Waylon Jennings.

Now, I was on drugs, and that didn't help a whole lot.
He hated that.
That was part of where Chet and I had problems,
so I take complete blame for that.
- Waylon Jennings

I didn't aim at anything except good music.
- Waylon Jennings

But you know, the system almost destroyed itself while
it was goin' on trying to destroy us.
- Waylon Jennings

Besides that, I felt guilty.
I thought for some reason...
I was alive, and Buddy and those boys were dead,
and I didn't know how, but somehow I'd caused it.
- Waylon Jennings

 

I never have any problem getting enthusiastic with
a good song and a good band.
- Waylon Jennings

Now, I don't know how they judge all that,
but if anybody in the world deserves to be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame,
Ritchie Valens does.
- Waylon Jennings

Mainly what I learned from Buddy...
was an attitude.
He loved music, and he taught me that it shouldn't have any barriers to it.
- Waylon Jennings

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You know, I feel sorry for the young artists.
- Waylon Jennings

A lot of times they don't want to hear it.
But you know, if some good is done to you,
you should pass it on.
- Waylon Jennings

I love Johnny Cash, and I respect Johnny Cash.
He's the biggest.
He's like an Elvis in this business,
but no,
he's never been the rebel.
- Waylon Jennings

Cuz I was never pretty anyway and never cared anything about that.
- Waylon Jennings

Because Ritchie Valens WAS the real deal.
He was only starting, but in the time he spent in the business,
he made big impact.
I don't know if anybody could have made a bigger one.
- Waylon Jennings

I may be crazy, but it keeps me from going insane.
- Waylon Jennings

Finally, my manager negotiated a deal where I got to produce my own records.
- Waylon Jennings

Honesty is something you can't wear out.
- Waylon Jennings

I mean, I think we're put here on earth to make your own destiny,
to begin with.
I don't think there's anything you can do this way
or that way to change anything.
- Waylon Jennings

So I'm not very popular here with those inside the system,
as you might guess.
I never wanted to be.
- Waylon Jennings

Chet loved artists.
He did.
But he was caught up in the system.
He had two hats.
He had to have 'em because he did two things:
he was an artist,
and he was an executive.
- Waylon Jennings

Don't ever try and be like anybody else and don't be afraid to take risks.
- Waylon Jennings

And the whole thing is that you're treated like a step-child.
Here it was down here, everything in the black,
because they were stealing, basically.
Stealing from us old country boys down here.
- Waylon Jennings

But ya know what, I am a part of something that happened.
I'm a part of the music that happened.
My voice is one more instrument, is what it is.
So that's the way I feel about people who play on sessions.
- Waylon Jennings

We did an album one time called White Mansions,
about the civil war, but it was written by a guy from England.
His looking at it from over there and it not being
a part of his history made it so he could be objective.
- Waylon Jennings

I was king of the mountain for a long time,
well, I don't want that no more.
I like to perform every once in a while for people who want to see me,
and cut albums of music that is what I'm really about.
- Waylon Jennings

It was all devastating.
I'd never dealt with losing anyone close to me,
and I didn't know where to put it in my life.
I was very young then.
Buddy taught me so much in such a short time.
- Waylon Jennings

Jessi is a great person.
She really is.
She's been a friend to me all through all my bad times,
and she's understood what I was doing.
She came up with that one saying, which was great.
- Waylon Jennings

You know, in the days when I started,
if you had Chet Atkins' name on your record as a producer and it was on RCA,
you could work the road.
It didn't have to be a big hit record,
it just had to have that on it.
- Waylon Jennings

But Buddy was an upper.
He was happy.
He loved music, and he was really happy.
I don't know...
I don't believe in reincarnation at all,
but if all that stuff is true, then he might have been on his last time around.
- Waylon Jennings

One thing is that I wasn't getting booked that well,
and they had control over who got the awards,
they had control over who sold.
And they really did not want Willie or me,
either one, to have a hit record.
They wanted the money, but they didn't want us to be the ones.
- Waylon Jennings

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey PHOTO

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray PHOTO

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Today is the bridge between acceptance and faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

With the past, I have nothing to do;
nor with the future. I live now.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Stay in the moment and all gifts are added
as you breathe and take inspired action.
- Joe Vitale

Be happy for this moment.
This moment is your life.
- Anonymous

Make Today count. Today - each Today -
is the most important day of your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stop wishing and fearing the future
long enough to be fully present in TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

Yesterday is ashes.
Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Eskimo Proverb

If you want to do it,
Do It - TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The heart knows nothing of the past,
nothing of the future;
it knows only of the present.
- Osho

This moment! - this here-now - is forgotten
when you start thinking in terms of achieving something.
When the achieving mind arises,
you lose contact with the paradise you are in.
- Osho

The past has no power over the present moment.
- Eckhart Tolle

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

"It's not that important,
don't worry about it" is the answer,
now what was the question?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

We may have all come on different ships,
but we're in the same boat now.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
- Napoleon Hill

I live in the moment, and I live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

Life is now.
There was never a time when your life was not now,
nor will there ever be.
- Eckhart Tolle

Do it Now!
- Napoleon Hill

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Formula to live your dream:
1. Be bold. 2. Begin now, 3. No exceptions.
- William James

Gain happiness by living in the present -
without regret for the past or fear of the future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take Action - Now.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Look now into the still waters
of the reflecting pool
and behold the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The past is no more and the future is not yet.
The only right person is one who lives moment to moment,
whose arrow is directed to the moment,
who is always here and now; wherever he is,
his whole consciousness, his whole being,
is involved in the reality of here and in the reality of now.
- Osho

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn


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