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Merle Haggard Quotes and Sayings

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It's easier to force feed people than it is to give 'em what they want.
It makes more money.
- Merle Haggard

Related topics: Money

Everybody likes Johnny Cash.
I think the sad part of it is his health is givin' him problems.
- Merle Haggard

It sounds like something from a Woody Guthrie song,
but it's true; I was raised in a freight car.
- Merle Haggard

It makes my wife mad, you know, she wants me to stay home all the time.
But its what I've done all my life and I think when
I quit doing it I'll probably go away pretty quick.
- Merle Haggard

 

Diana Krall knocks me out.
I like jazz and I like her simple approach.
- Merle Haggard

I've got one young family by the first wife,
with four children.
- Merle Haggard

I'm just writin' about my little ol' love affair.
- Merle Haggard

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My 10 year old son likes it.
He's trying to play guitar and everything.
He likes that kind of music.
- Merle Haggard

I think I'm most proud of my family right now.
I'm more into that then I've ever been.
It also gives a new area to draw from in creativity with my songs.
- Merle Haggard

I had some surgery on my feet, which has helped my back some.
- Merle Haggard

And then I have two children by Theresa,
one boy 10 and one girl 13.
- Merle Haggard

The only thing that I miss lately in all music is somebody
that will put out a melody that you can whistle.
It doesn't seem like there's anything happening like that.
- Merle Haggard

At my age, I don't buy but a half a loaf of bread,
you know?
- Merle Haggard

No, I had a back injury early on in my life.
- Merle Haggard

There's been periods of broadcasts in the past where
you could see all ages of entertainers,
ranging from George Burns to Shirley Temple.
That's not the condition now.
- Merle Haggard

Well, I'm kinda like George Carlin.
I think that there ought to be a time where everybody
should have all the drugs they want and there'd be nobody in charge,
sort of like...
now!
- Merle Haggard

I haven't had any problems with my back since I got the foot surgery.
- Merle Haggard

I enjoy the videos with the sound off,
where you can look at the belly buttons and everything.
Really some pretty girls, but I don't know about the music.
- Merle Haggard

When you get to readin' about where the music and John
Steinbeck and all those people like that come from,
the further you go the more interesting it becomes.
- Merle Haggard

I've got two families.
- Merle Haggard

'Cause I was already a smoker, it was easy to get addicted.
The one thing that they don't teach you about marijuana is how addictive it is.
- Merle Haggard

And there's some Latino music I like,
and some reggae music.
- Merle Haggard

And then, of course, there's a couple that claim to be,
but I haven't done any DNA tests or anything.
- Merle Haggard

In 1960, when I came out of prison as an ex-convict,
I had more freedom under parolee supervision than there's available...
in America right now.
- Merle Haggard

95% of the album is my writing, by choice,
because it seems to be what the distributors want.
- Merle Haggard

HAG Records, is a company that I've owned.
I've had a couple of gospel releases on it.
We developed a pretty good distribution setup there
and we do have something to use in case they don't want to sign us.
- Merle Haggard

When I grew up there wasn't air-conditioning or anything of that nature,
and this old car had a wall thickness of about ten inches.
So we had a little warmer house in the winter and a
little cooler in the summer.
- Merle Haggard

It's been said that Bill Gates has come up with something
that'll be released in December that's gonna put a lid on counterfeiting.
If that's a fact then it's really interesting to own your own product -
with all the potential methods of downloading.
- Merle Haggard

There's a rumor that there may be an attempt at organizing
a possible script for a series on my life,
which, when you look at my police record,
you'd have to have more than one hour to tell the story.
- Merle Haggard

Sometimes if you get 'em too drunk they don't pay no
attention to what you're doin' anyways,
so you might as well just do old songs.
But if you get one that's paying attention,
sometimes we'll do some new material.
- Merle Haggard

My second wife Bonnie Owens and I worked together after
we divorced for a period of maybe 20 years.
And I managed to stay friends with another wife.
And then there's one that I don't mess with.
Everybody's got one of those.
- Merle Haggard

I was 48-years old before anybody talked me into it for medicinal purposes,
instead of some of these drugs that they give you that
will lead you to heart surgery and things of that nature.
- Merle Haggard

They shaved a little piece of bone off my small toe.
You see, you balance yourself a certain way and this
toe had grown under the other ones.
So he cut it loose, where I could balance myself and
it makes me walk straight.
- Merle Haggard

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is easier to put on slippers
than to carpet the entire world
- Al Franken

To know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
- Benjamin Franklin

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness
than to ask for permission.
- Grace Hopper

The less I take the difficulties of my life as personal affront,
and the more I use them as an opportunity to learn and grow...
the easier I sleep at night.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
- Samuel Butler

Persevere in moving toward highly worthwhile but difficult goals.
In smaller issues, take an easier course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Driving me away is easier than saying goodbye.
- Erica Jong

In soloing - as in other activities -
it is far easier to start something
than it is to finish it.
- Amelia Earhart

In many ways, it is easier to be a good giver than a good receiver.
The giver chooses the gift and the timing.
More important, societal and religious traditions
tend to elevate the status of giver and lower the status of receiver.
When the Bible (Acts 20:32-35) speaks of it being
more blessed to give than to receive,
I believe that a better translation might be
"take" rather than "receive," as the context
of that passage is "coveting."
Certainly there is nothing blessed about coveting,
stealing, begging, or demanding,
however the skill of graciously receiving a freely offered gift
is another matter entirely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature teaches more than she preaches.
There are no sermons in stones.
It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
- John Burroughs

Giving birth was easier than having a tattoo.
- Nicole Appleton

I would talk in iambic pentameter if it were easier.
- Howard Nemerov

The second day of a diet is always easier than the first.
By the second day you're off it.
- Jackie Gleason

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
- Roy E. Disney

It is easier for a father to have children than for
children to have a real father.
- Pope John XXIII

It's far easier to forgive an enemy after you've got even with him.
- Olin Miller

Love thy neighbor -
and if he happens to be tall,
debonair and devastating,
it will be that much easier.
- Mae West

I get along with guys; most of my friends are guys.
It's easier to trust men sometimes.
I only have a few close girlfriends that I trust.
- Paris Hilton

Art hurts.
Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

Computers make it easier to do a lot of things,
but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.
- Andy Rooney

It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion,
than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
- Andre Gide

While you can and should keep your composure and happiness
regardless of circumstances - regardless of your friends,
family and co-workers - regardless of gossip, sarcasm, and negativity.
Nonetheless, life is much easier and more pleasant
when you spend as much time as possible
in the company of enthusiastic positive people -
not necessarily those who agree with you,
but those who respect your right to your point of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
- William Blake

It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
- Kent Nerburn

It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I grew up in Hawaii and I think it was easier because
we did not have cliques at high school.
- Kelly Preston

Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
- Jim Rohn

Once you begin being naughty, it is easier to go and on and on,
and sooner or later something dreadful happens.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

It just gets easier in that you become more you in the process.
- Brad Paisley

It's easier to write about Socrates than about a young woman or a cook.
- Anton Chekhov

There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters,
as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine.
- Walter Scott

We do not know, in most cases, how far social failure
and success are due to heredity,
and how far to environment.
But environment is the easier of the two to improve.
- John B. S. Haldane

It proved easier to buy the farm to get the mineral
rights than to buy the coal rights alone.
- Orville Redenbacher

It is easier to be critical than correct.
- Benjamin Disraeli


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