30 of the Most Inspiring Quotes From Willie Nelson

Arrington, VA/USA - 9/7/2014 : Willie Nelson performs at LOCKN' Festival in Arrington, VA.
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When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Read These Willie Nelson Quotes

If there's one person we hope lives forever, it's Willie Nelson.

Okay, so there are a handful of other people on that list, but Willie is pretty high up there.

He's the king of country music and an all around incredible human being. We don't know a single person who doesn't appreciate his presence or anyone who has a single ill thing to say about the man. He's just that fantastic.

As a country musician, Willie really does has a way with words. So when things in our life get tough, we turn to these encouraging Willie Nelson quotes to help us deal with our struggles in a productive manner. Now, we're passing them on to you for when you need them most.

Best Willie Nelson Quotes

  • "If you wait for tomorrow to follow your dreams, by the time that you get there, they're gone."

  • "We create our own unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we are the ones who cause it."

  • "There is only one map to the journey of life and it lives within your heart."

  • "The biggest killer on the planet is stress and I still think the best medicine is, and always has been, cannabis."

  • "When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around."

  • "Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."

  • "Three chords and the truth—that's what a country song is."

  • "Be here, be present. Wherever you are, be there."

  • "I've always believed that the most important people on the planet are the ones who plant the seeds and care for the soil where they grow."

  • "Ninety-nine percent of the world's lovers are not with their first choice. That's what makes the jukebox play."

Inspiring Willie Nelson Quotes

  • "You know why divorces are so expensive? They're worth it."

  • "I been a long time leaving, but I'm going to be a long time gone."

  • "The life I love is making music with my friends."

  • "As long as there's a few farmers out there, we'll keep fighting for them."

  • "It doesn't hurt to feel sad from time to time."

  • "There's a freedom you begin to feel the closer you get to Austin, Texas."

  • "I'm a romantic slob."

  • "Be gentle with your words—you can't take them back."

  • "Freedom is control in your own life."

  • "I believe that all roads lead to the same place, and that is wherever all roads lead to."

Motivational Willie Nelson Quotes

  • "I believe in looseness."

  • "If you go to a magic show, you don't want to see logic."

  • "Horses are a way to travel to get to where we are today, and it is our job to protect them."

  • "A lot of country music is sad."

  • "If you really want to get along with somebody, let them be themselves."

  • "When you put your life in a good place, good things follow."

  • "You'll never get ahead by blaming your problems on other people."

  • "I take it not only a day at a time, but a moment at a time, and keep it at that pace. If you can be happy right now, then you'll always be happy."

  • "I just enjoy both working and not working."

  • "It's a joy when I sit down and think of the good times that we had and what we do to make it through when the good turns to the bad."

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