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The first guy who came up with the concept of religion
by Tom T. Hall

The first guy who came up with the concept of religion
was sitting out under a tree.
I'm sure of that.
- Tom T. Hall

Religion is a strange, wonderful thing.
More crimes have been committed in the name of righteousness than any other notion.
- Tom T. Hall

I was well traveled, and I created this illusion of
literacy through reading and writing.
I wrote a book of short stories.
- Tom T. Hall

I never hid out.
I was never big enough a star.
- Tom T. Hall

 

I was quite a reader before I became a writer.
- Tom T. Hall

If Barbara Walters was interviewing me,
I'd figure her career was as dead as mine!
- Tom T. Hall

The way you look for songs, you find yourself looking
for little signals and clues about life and how things are.
- Tom T. Hall

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I have my own religion.
I'm sort of one-quarter Baptist, one-quarter Catholic,
one-quarter Jewish.
- Tom T. Hall

I never fixed a story.
I didn't make judgments, I let the listener make judgments.
When I got to the end of the story, if it had a moral,
I let the listener find it.
- Tom T. Hall

Whiskey's to tough, Champagne costs too much,
Vodka puts my mouth in gear.
I hope this refrain, Will help me explain,
As a matter of fact, I like beer.
- Tom T. Hall

It used to be that you'd have a song recorded by a
major country artist and if it was a hit,
you could buy a car.
Now you can buy a dealership.
- Tom T. Hall

I took up a sort of a hobby of just hanging around the local library.
I'd pick out an author and I would read all their books.
- Tom T. Hall

When you retire, it's a place in life,
a part of the journey.
You just don't quit work; you develop an attitude where
you can do what you please.
- Tom T. Hall

My theory is if you have a religion,
it's a good one.
Because some people don't have any at all.
- Tom T. Hall

The first time with artistic endeavors is,
if it's working, it was your idea, and if it's not,
it's somebody else's idea.
- Tom T. Hall

After I retired and came off the road,
I gathered up all my musical instruments and suddenly,
I wanted them all to be perfect.
- Tom T. Hall

I am a fan of history.
- Tom T. Hall

I love winners when they cry, losers when they try.
- Tom T. Hall

I'm a very comfortable and happy-go-lucky old man.
I never wanted to be great, because I'd just get worried.
- Tom T. Hall

I have had hundreds of people work for me over the years,
and I don't think I ever fired anybody.
- Tom T. Hall

Young kids are doing the same thing I did,
but they're doing it differently.
They don't do brain surgery the way they used to do it either.
- Tom T. Hall

I had the notion that I wanted to write the great dirty American novel,
so I went to Roanoke College on the GI Bill.
- Tom T. Hall

This generation should entertain this generation.
It's only fair.
When I was a kid, I mowed the lawn.
Now, somebody else's kid can mow the lawn.
- Tom T. Hall

Faulkner was almost oriental.
I never got into Faulkner.
- Tom T. Hall

People think because you're private,
you have something you don't want them to know.
- Tom T. Hall

The best compliment I ever had is, one day I was in Nashville,
some disc jockey said, Hey, that sounds like a Tom T. Hall song.
Up until then there hadn't been any such thing.
- Tom T. Hall

My best album is called In Search Of A Song.
That was my best shot right there.
My finest hour, as they say.
I could listen to the whole thing all the way through.
There's nothing really crammed into it.
- Tom T. Hall

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

Recognizing my blindness is the first step
toward regaining my sight.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
- Epictetus

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

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

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Edward, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies


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