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George Strait Quotes

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George Strait quotes: the King of Country’s coolest quotes.

“If you start out trying to achieve a specific thing, the end result is what counts. That gives you pretty much a feeling that you have accomplished something that you set out to do. And that gives you a little more confidence.”

“I was reading a little article the other day and there was quote in there… somebody said that if you can survive time, well, eventually it will give you a gift. So, I’ve just been going along surviving time and I got a couple gifts.”

“My dad believed in hard work. He did it all his life and he made my brother and I do it when we were young. We didn’t really want to at the time, but at the end of a long day, you did have the feeling of accomplishing something, and it’s a great feeling. I think that working hard does build character. The Army did that for me also.”

“Life may always include a dose of mishaps, but it always comes with a dash of humor.”

“If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.”

“I like people who are loyal to me, and I like to be loyal, too.”

“A miserable car accident took the life of my 13-year-old daughter and I got real private. I just didn’t feel like talking about it or to anybody that wasn’t really close to me, so I quit. I did want to keep singing, absolutely. I kind of had the attitude, well, you know, nothing worse could happen and so this is the way I’m going to do things, this is the way I’m going to choose to do it, and to handle my career. But I was at the point where I’m, ‘Alright, if this is going to cost me my career, then so be it, but it’s the only way I’m going to be able to cope with it.’ It just kind of turned out the way it did. It wasn’t an intentional thing.”

“I knew keeping to myself put my career on the line. I knew if it worked it was going to be great, and if it didn’t work, then nothing worse could happen. I could accept that, so that’s just the way I chose it.”

“What matters is that I kept the drive to keep going, pursuing my love for music, and sharing it with the whole world without the pressure to unveil everything that’s in my heart. I’m still very passionate about keeping the spirit of traditional country music alive.”

“I’m a real private person and I’ve always tried to keep my private life separate from the show business life. Some people can handle it and that’s all they do—they live the music business from the time they wake up until the time they go to bed every day of their lives. I’m just not the kind of person who can do that. Privacy is real important to me—to have another life besides the one that I have when I’m out on the road, when I’m doing what I do as a country music singer. I just want to be Dad, just like everybody else.”

“Well I was in the service and for some reason, I got it in me that I could sing. I thought that I could possibly make a career out of singing so I went and I bought a guitar, I was still in the Army at the time, I was stationed in Hawaii. I went and bought a guitar, I started learning songs, and learned enough where I could get a band together and did that, and the last year I was in the service that’s what I did for the Army was sing country music.”

“It makes you grow up fast, that’s for sure. It was hard, but I wouldn’t trade those days for anything. I was fortunate that I got to play country music for the Army the last year I was in. There wasn’t a big demand for country music in Hawaii at the time, but we played all of the military bases and NCO clubs on the island. Whenever the Army wanted someone to play a company party, we were the band.”

Success, for me, didn’t come that quickly. I spent lots of years playing bars and honky tonks in Texas. It surprises me that I’m still having the kind of  success I’m having. There are lots of artists I think are great, and I’m fortunate to be hanging around.”

“I was in total awe the first time I went to Nashville. I mean, I knew if I was going to make it in the music business, the road ran right through there. I believed in myself, and you have to if you want to make it in this business. There were some hard times for sure, and it took me a while to convince them to give me a shot, but I doubt if I would ever have given up. I started to a time or two, but just couldn’t. It was my dream and, I feel, my destiny.”

“I’m a country singer. I love all kinds of music, but country is where my loyalty lies. That’s just me and what I do, and I’m not going to change it.”

“In the beginning, I wanted to be successful. I wanted to make and have hit records. And I wanted everything that went along with it.”

“I just continue to look for different material, great material, as good as I can find, and try to go in there and do as good a job as I can do in making it a record. That’s all you can expect. That’s all that you can do. I’m not out there trying to change the world. I’m just out there trying to sing country music the best way I can.”

“I’ve just tried for all of these years to find the best records, the best songs that I could find that fit me, and I’ve had great people to work with all these years.”

“Even though I’ve been doing it for so long, I still feel fresh. Even when I walk out on stage, I still feel pretty much the same as I’ve always felt.”

“Country music is important to me, and I love it, but it’s not my whole life.”

“I get asked sometimes, ‘What’s the highlight of my career?’ because I’ve been doing it for so long, and I always have a hard time coming up with something, because so many good things have happened.”

“I don’t feel any pressure from being called ‘King of County.’ I just am humbled by it. It is something that I never dreamed anyone would say about me.”

“I’ve been blessed with the ability to sing, and that has taken me so many places I never would have gone otherwise.”

“I’m just a young buck out here trying to keep in that same circle with the rest of ’em.”

“I ain’t rich, but Lord I’m free.”

“I’m not the hero who will always save the day, don’t always wear a white hat, don’t always know the way.”

“You’ve got to keep the stage world and your real world separated or you’re headed for trouble.”

“I’m a religious person. I honestly believe we will see each other in heaven someday.”

“My dad has given me so many life lessons and things he probably doesn’t even know he does and did. He gave me my faith in God. Growing up, even when I didn’t want to go to church, he made me go. He still teaches me today. I’ve been blessed my whole life with his presence and his guidance. I’m so blessed to have him in my life for so long.”

“I can’t count them all, there are so many blessings.”

“I’m the luckiest man alive. I’ve been fortunate. I can only say thank you.”

“I’m not retiring. I’ll just pick and choose.”

“I ain’t here for a long time. I’m here for a good time.”

“Life’s not breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.”

“The whole world revolves around love. Love is something that if you lose it, it’s going to hurt.”

“From here on after let’s stay the way we are right now. And share all the love and laughter that a lifetime will allow.”

“As we look into the future, it’s as far as we can see. So let’s make each tomorrow be the best that it can be.”

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