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Mel Tillis Quotes and Sayings

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Or in the early days we didn't have the bus,
we had a station wagon.
- Mel Tillis

But if you put a script up in front of me to read,
or a cue card, I couldn't do it without stuttering.
- Mel Tillis

And then, when I started to school, I found out I couldn't talk.
- Mel Tillis

No, my son's a songwriter and he does that.
- Mel Tillis

 

Well, no, you can prepare it all you want,
but I'd still stutter.
- Mel Tillis

And you know, we'd go to church.
We were Baptists.
And every now and then there'd be a tent would set up,
and it was the Holiness folks.
And we liked their music.
- Mel Tillis

But now I've been in the arena for 47 years and I stutter
less today than I did in those days.
- Mel Tillis

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I'm gonna do between 75 and 100 dates.
A lot of it will be in Laughlin, Nevada;
I'll be there for two weeks.
And I'll work some casinos here and there,
and the fair dates.
- Mel Tillis

I'm not retiring.
- Mel Tillis

But Patsy, she was a great, great girl.
And Brenda Lee is a wonderful person,
and her mama Grace.
I've known those folks for years and years and years.
- Mel Tillis

But in those days - in the mid-'50s,
early '60s -
there was less than 300 radio stations that were playing
country music and a lot of that wasn't full time.
- Mel Tillis

And I had to take care of a little dog too named Suzy.
It was the promoter's wife's - Judy Lynn's -
it was her dog.
And one of my duties going on the tour was to take care of it.
- Mel Tillis

I'll do about 13 shows in Branson next year,
and I'll be performing at the Grand Palace.
- Mel Tillis

And I got to know Red Foley well.
And I got to know Lefty really well,
he was a great guy.
- Mel Tillis

You know, it comes from my mother's side of the family.
She had seven sisters and one brother,
and all of them could play instruments.
I suppose I picked it up from that.
- Mel Tillis

And my daddy could play a harmonica and also the guitar,
so I guess I got a little bit from both of 'em,
but I think mostly from my mother's side of the family.
- Mel Tillis

I didn't get to meet Hank Williams.
I was in the Air Force on Okinawa when he passed away.
- Mel Tillis

Well, you know, back then there wasn't many albums,
it was the singles.
You sold singles.
- Mel Tillis

You know, being an entertainer is partly being on the road,
and a lot of your songs come from the road.
- Mel Tillis

I remember li'l ol' Hank Jr.
- he was just a baby back in them days,
you know - but he used to hang around.
His mama would bring him around.
He was just a natural.
- Mel Tillis

And they turned around and leased it to The Assembly Of God Churches -
their headquarters are in Springfield,
Missouri.
They leased it to them for the first year.
Then, after the first year, they will donate it to the church.
- Mel Tillis

But I've got a lot of ideas, I bought me a ranch in
Florida and I still have my farm in Ashland City,
Tennessee so I'm gonna spend a little time at each
one of those places and you'll probably hear some more songs out of me.
- Mel Tillis

You have to insulate yourself - I'm talking about from everything,
people can be talking to you and you won't hear 'em -
that's how you write a song.
And I haven't been able to do that over here 'cause I'm so busy and then,
when I am off, I want to get away from music.
- Mel Tillis

And I began to tell little anecdotes that had happened to me,
and people would laugh.
And I began to like that, you know.
But I knew that, 'cause I'd do that in school,
but I wouldn't do it out there in front of all them people.
- Mel Tillis

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
- Henry David Thoreau

Genius always finds itself a century too early.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-pity in its early stages
is as snug as a feather mattress.
Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.
- Maya Angelou

The early bird gets the worm,
but the second mouse gets the cheese.
- Anonymous

I always arrive late at the office,
but I make up for it by leaving early.
- Charles Lamb

Drop guilt! - because to be guilty is to live in hell.
Not being guilty, you will have the freshness
of dewdrops in the early morning sun,
you will have the freshness of lotus petals in the lake,
you will have the freshness of the stars in the night.
Once guilt disappears you will have
a totally different kind of life, luminous and radiant.
You will have a dance to your feet
and your heart will be singing a thousand and one songs.
- Osho

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

Formula for success: rise early, work hard,
strike oil.
- J. Paul Getty

It's always too early to quit.
- Norman Vincent Peale

I don't believe one grows older.
I think that what happens early on in life is that
at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.
- T. S. Eliot

Mammograms are really sort of a gift.
You can either catch something early or count your
lucky stars because nothing was discovered.
Either way, you're ahead of the game.
- Charlotte Ross

History is a vast early warning system.
- Norman Cousins

I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man.
I was lying to the press.
- Roger Kahn

He early on let her know who is the boss.
He looked her right in the eye and clearly said, "You're the boss."
- Anonymous humor

Is it bigger than breadbox?
- the early television show Twenty Questions

In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm.
- Alan Perlis

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance
and hypocritical humility.
I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

My interest in the sciences started with mathematics in the very beginning,
and later with chemistry in early high school and the
proverbial home chemistry set.
- Rudolph A. Marcus

My early wounds were the English school system among other things.
It wasn't merely the discipline, it was the ways in
which boys got what was called the school spirit.
- George Woodcock

I could start with Mandelstam, who was a huge influence on my early writing.
- Helen Dunmore

Early on, if I was alone two three nights in a row,
I'd start writing poems about suicide.
- Jack Nicholson

In the early days of his reign, Bismarck confided to
a friend that it would some day be necessary for Germany
to confine William II in an insane asylum.
- Kelly Miller

As a child is indulged or checked in its early follies,
a ground is generally laid for the happiness or misery of the future man.
- Samuel Richardson

My friend James Cameron and I made three films together -
True Lies,
The Terminator and Terminator 2.
Of course, that was during his early,
low-budget, art-house period.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

So fantasy was fine early on, and when I discovered science fiction,
I was very happy with it, because my first interest
in science fiction came with an interest in astronomy.
- Octavia Butler

A couple of years I taught in graduate programs at NYU and Columbia,
in the early eighties.
- Russell Banks

As Andy says, being in this band in the early 1980s
made you feel like you were part of a pizza.
We were always one of the band, one of Duran Duran,
or one of the Taylors.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

It became a metaphor for the lives of the people in
this film and for the Old West,
for the abandonment that occurred in the early part of the 20th century.
- Dwight Yoakam

Greater public recognition will also be critical in
encouraging prevention and early intervention,
and more generally in building public support to meet
the challenges of dementia.
- Julie Bishop

I always thought I had a problem socially,
because I was pulled out of school so early.
I had a tough time talking to other kids and being comfortable with them.
- Rick Schroder

I think up until the point when we started in the business,
which was in the early '70s, most of the humor was political.
The smart humor was political satire.
- David Zucker

It's so warm now, and Thanksgiving came so early -
is it just me,
or does it not really feel like Ramadan?
- David Letterman

I was equally in love with singing and acting from an early age.
- Minnie Driver

I have been a believer in the magic of language since,
at a very early age, I discovered that some words got
me into trouble and others got me out.
- Katherine Dunn

An artist's early work is inevitably made up of a mixture
of tendencies and interests,
some of which are compatible and some of which are in conflict.
- Bridget Riley

I think that I recall the nostalgic '50s:
the start of early television and rock-and-roll,
and I think everything seemed to get very generic.
Not much has changed.
- Rick Moranis

The compensation of a very early success is a conviction
that life is a romantic matter.
In the best sense one stays young.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

I started earning a living as a poet rather early on.
- Wislawa Szymborska

Trade a player a year too early rather than a year too late.
- Branch Rickey

When I came back to California in the early '60s I
was hanging out with Jimmy Bowen,
Phil Spector, and I wanted to be a record producer
and work with other artists.
- Johnny Rivers

Some of these sketches were done at the very beginning of the Pirates project,
when I was trying to find a direction for myself.
That was the early sixties...
maybe 61 or 62.
- Marc Davis

I must confess, I was born at a very early age.
- Groucho Marx

Our customer base is not necessarily a leader,
an early adopter.
- Lee Scott

The early bird catches the worm.
- William Camden

I was only in one play at Steppenwolf,
in the early days.
- Douglas Wood

Start in a small TV station so you can make all of
your embarrassing mistakes early and in front of fewer people!
- Diane Sawyer


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