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I grew up not liking my father very much.
by Charley Pride

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

Related topics: Dad

I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially.
People thought I was a little strange.
- Charley Pride

Fans are what make a performer and I've always taken them seriously.
- Charley Pride

Chet Atkins...
is probably the best guitar player who ever lived.
- Charley Pride

 

A black man singing about a blond girl was potential trouble.
- Charley Pride

A fan will grab you and hug you and will not let go.
When that happens, you wish it could be that way all over the world.
- Charley Pride

In 20 years I had sold more records for RCA than any
artist except Elvis Presley.
- Charley Pride

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The time I spent thinking about how I was better than
somebody else or worrying about somebody else's attitude
was time I could put to better use.
- Charley Pride

I learned to tune a guitar by ear.
That method has served me pretty well.
- Charley Pride

Fans will praise you, scold you, and offer helpful advice.
Fans will also defend you.
- Charley Pride

Even now, when I'm asked how I'm doing,
I like to reply, 'Pretty good.
I've got all my fingers and both eyes.
- Charley Pride

The tastes of country music fans are not limited to
the narrow range defined by consultants and programmers
and record company moguls.
- Charley Pride

I don't care what the religion is called;
as far as I'm concerned,
one God, the God I adhere to, is in charge of all of them.
- Charley Pride

It isn't reasonable to expect that everyone in the
world is a country music fan.
Not yet, anyway.
- Charley Pride

When I came up, there was room for the new and the old.
For every new artist, an old one didn't have to be pushed out.
- Charley Pride

It used to be that if you had a pretty good record,
you could stop by a station in Little Rock or Atlanta
and let the DJ listen to it.
No way something like that can happen now.
- Charley Pride

There are worse things than being thought a Republican.
- Charley Pride

Redd Foxx was the same gruff old codger you saw on television.
- Charley Pride

There is an intimacy about the Opry Theater that gives
an entertainer a special charge.
- Charley Pride

Once your name becomes well known, politicians come courting.
- Charley Pride

What we don't need in country music is divisiveness,
public criticism of each other, and some arbitrary
judgement of what belongs and what doesn't.
- Charley Pride

Any entertainer who tells you that the adoration of
fans is not a heady experience probably never had the experience.
- Charley Pride

No one had ever told me that whites were supposed to
sing one kind of music and blacks another -
I sang what I liked in the only voice I had.
- Charley Pride

Singing as a full-time job was not something I had
given a lot of thought to and I had no clear notion
of the money to be made in it.
- Charley Pride

Too many religious organizations are in the business of enforcing beliefs.
- Charley Pride

For most entertainers, there is a single experience,
one defining moment, when confidence replaces the self-doubt
that most of us wrestle with.
- Charley Pride

What qualifies me to tell people how to act or what
to think? I'm Charley Pride,
country singer.
Period.
- Charley Pride

Performing is an experience, for me,
that is as humbling as it is energizing.
- Charley Pride

I think there's enough room in country music for everybody.
- Charley Pride

I've tried to help a lot of young artists get started.
- Charley Pride

Until MTV, television had not been a huge influence on music.
To compete with MTV, the country music moguls felt
they had to appeal to the same young audience and do it the way MTV did.
- Charley Pride

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them,
and I am a poet of memory.
- Philip Levine

I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to
go to school every day and do my homework.
- Constance Baker Motley

I would be most content if my children grew up to be
the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly
of building enough bookshelves.
- Anna Quindlen

I grew up in a very religious family.
I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five.
- Akhmad Kadyrov

I grew up in a family in which political issues were often discussed,
and debated intensely.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

I grew up in a household where everybody lived at the top of his lungs.
- Frank Langella

I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around,
and I definitely want to have children as well.
- Heidi Klum

I knew when I grew up, I always wanted to be a liar,
and if you're in television, you're lying because you're
just pretending to be yourself much like I'm doing now.
- John Ritter

I grew up around hip-hop so I didn't think it was about
being cool or being black or being white or whatever.
- Chad Hugo

I grew up in a hippie commune so I have a real hippie part of me.
- Patricia Arquette

When I did start writing books, I didn't realize it,
but the girls that grew up watching the show became moms.
- Lisa Whelchel

I grew up outside of DC, New York state,
and Connecticut.
- Jim Coleman

When I became a Christian my confidence grew.
- Cliff Richard

We are selected, but I grew up in California and in
San Francisco and there was a system of electing judges.
- Stephen Breyer

Below us the Thames grew lighter, and all around below were the shadows -
the dark shadows of buildings and bridges that formed
the base of this dreadful masterpiece.
- Ernie Pyle

No one person invented Mulberry.
The knowledge that we had to have this floating harbor slowly grew.
- Lord Mountbatten

The outcome of any serious research can only be to
make two questions grow where only one grew before.
- Thorstein Veblen

I love European movies and I kind of grew up on European films.
- Jodie Foster

I go into a young film director's office these days and he says,
'Hey man, I know who you are.
I grew up watching 'McHale's Navy'.
And I think, 'Oh boy, here we go again'.
- Mako

But there's a lot of 50's and a lot of boomers and
a lot of kids in their 30's that grew up with us.
- Harvey Korman

Probably the biggest thing that surprises people is
that I am obsessed with hockey.
I grew up in the Boston area so I am obsessed with
hockey since I was a little kid.
- Rob Zombie

The Amateur Marriage grew out of the reflection that
of all the opportunities to show differences in character,
surely an unhappy marriage must be the richest.
- Anne Tyler

He ate and drank the precious Words,
his Spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor,
nor that his frame was Dust.
- Emily Dickinson

For some reason, I grew up generally believing that
Japan and Korea were quite friendly.
I do know that there is some bad history and the extremists
on both sides are unreasonable.
- Joichi Ito

I grew up listening to old soul.
- Erykah Badu

I grew up studying ballet; I grew up honing my craft.
- Janice Dickinson

I grew up in an environment of jokes and sarcasm and puns.
I talk that way, so I write that way.
- Allan Sloan

Money is the worst currency that ever grew among mankind.
This sacks cities, this drives men from their homes,
this teaches and corrupts the worthiest minds to turn base deeds.
- Sophocles

I grew up in Brooklyn.
- Johnny Kelly

I grew up doing live tours and playing in bars,
so it was what I love to do.
- Jewel Kilcher

I don't shoot guns.
I don't know how to do that.
I grew Upstate New York, so I fought with my fists.
- Jimmy Fallon

I met Drew Barrymore in New York and she said she liked the band.
That was really cool.
I grew up on her.
- Meg White

My body grew hot, then cold.
I tried to eat the bed sheets.
My heart beat madly.
Every joint in my body ached.
When I took the cure they took it all away from me.
- Bela Lugosi

I didn't have parents, so I lived in people's homes...
And because I grew up with no parental role models,
I learned to become my own friend, eventually my own
father and my own mother.
- John Lone

The story grew, got way bigger than the contest rules called for,
and next thing I knew I had a book.
- Leslie Banks

I grew up in an atmosphere where words were an integral part of culture.
- Wole Soyinka

Few people know that I grew up in Germany and that
my family still lives there.
- Michael Strahan

I grew up speaking both languages, and for me that's really important.
- Jon Secada

I grew up in an abusive home and was told on a daily
basis by my father that I would never amount to anything
and that I looked like a boy.
- Janice Dickinson


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