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#1. I tried to be a house painter, but I couldn't stand all that paint all over me. - Author: George Jones
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#2. If you're gonna drive me crazy baby, drive me to drink. - Author: George Jones
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#3. I sing from my heart, I love country music and I love the people that respond to it. You never see yourself as others do but I've always beeen proud to be part of country music and I hope that the format is proud of me. - Author: George Jones
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#4. I took my $100,000 and bought a new Corvette, a lot of cocaine, and spent the rest on foolishness. - Author: George Jones
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#5. I've always said that if I could have made a living someway in gospel music, I would have loved to had that break, but it never was offered to me, a job in that field, so naturally, I got lost on that other road. - Author: George Jones
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#6. Roy Acuff was a big hero for me, and I was so sad when he passed. It's hard as you get older to lose your friends and family. - Author: George Jones
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#7. Different people have their ways of measuring success, maybe it's not the right way but wrong's what I do best. - Author: George Jones
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#8. There were a lot of songs during my MCA years that I thought should have been singles but were not. You can't worry about what wasn't - I was very lucky to have as many hits as I had. - Author: George Jones
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#9. My mama loved me more than anybody ever did. - Author: George Jones
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#10. I'd rather sing a sad song than eat, - Author: George Jones
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#11. I just wanted to sing, in church or wherever. - Author: George Jones
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#12. A new artist today has to get their teeth fixed, has to tighten their jeans up, and they have to get 'em the right kind of hat, and if anything's wrong with their nose, if it's a little crooked, it's got to be straightened up. - Author: George Jones
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#13. I was born in Saratoga, Texas, a little town there in the Big Thicket about 60 miles north of Beaumont. Needless to say, we were very, very poor, but we always managed to have enough to keep our bellies full. - Author: George Jones
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#14. Maybe some folks are alcoholics and others are just voluntary drunks. Maybe some folks drink due to body chemistry and others due to their lazy characters. Maybe some have drinking problems, while others have problems enough to drink. - Author: George Jones
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#15. Today they forget you in five years. They give an artist nowadays four or five years and that's it. Some of them don't have that. They get a couple of releases. If you don't sell two million copies, you're gone, you're out of here. - Author: George Jones
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#16. If people liked your singing well enough, if you were special to them, then you never left their minds throughout all of the years. - Author: George Jones
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#17. All Patsy Cline had to do was sing somebody else's song and her version would outsell theirs because it would be so good! - Author: George Jones
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#18. I just thank God I'm still here and the main thing is to try to get closer and closer to Him as much as I can so that I can treat my friends and my family the way they should be treated. - Author: George Jones
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#19. Anybody who loves country music loves gospel. Even they are competing with the same type of problem that I'm competing with. We older artists are competing with the new style of country, with their new modern style of gospel, with the young people. - Author: George Jones
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#20. Me and the bottle have always been friends, we've had a few old nasty fights but the bottle would always win, so when I go to answer that final curtain call, I can hear these words being whispered by all ... Ol' George stopped drinking today. - Author: George Jones
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#21. Country fans need to support country music by buying albums and concert tickets for traditional artists or the music will just fade away. And that would be really sad. - Author: George Jones
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#22. Walk through this world with me, go where I go. Share all your dreams with me, for I love you so. - Author: George Jones
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#23. I loved Roy Acuff with all my heart, and I never dreamed I'd be able to meet him or see him onstage, or especially become good friends with him. For all this to happen, it's hard to explain what a dream this is when you love something as much as I love traditional country music. - Author: George Jones
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#24. There was no such thing as production at Starday. We'd go in with the band, we'd go over the song, I'd look over and tell the steel player to take a break or kick it off, and I'd get the fiddle to play a turnaround in the middle. - Author: George Jones
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#25. We'd just go to church and sing. My dad would get me and my sister Doris, and we would sing together. I sung the harmony, and my sister Doris took the lead. - Author: George Jones
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#26. God bless the boys from Memphis, blue suede shoes, and Elvis. - Author: George Jones
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#27. The only music we ever listened to out in the piney woods was Roy Acuff and the Grand Ole Opry. That was the only night of the week I was allowed to lay in the middle of the bed with Mama and Daddy, just long enough to hear Roy Acuff sing; then I had to go back to bed. - Author: George Jones
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#28. You can't put this possum in a cage - Author: George Jones
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#29. It didn't make much difference what time of night it was, whenever [my father would] come in drunk, he'd say, "Get up and sing me some songs." We didn't want to sing but we sang. - Author: George Jones
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#30. Everybody knows in the business how I feel about country music. I'm an old traditionalist. Then they just call me an old man and stuck in my old ways, but with all the fans I've got out there, I can't be all that wrong. I do love traditional country music. I love the good stuff. - Author: George Jones
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#31. You can shut out the world. But you always have to stop, and the world is always waiting when you do. - Author: George Jones
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#32. Be real about what you do. Stay true to the voice inside you. Don't let the 'business' change what it is you love because the people, the fans, respond to what is heartfelt. They can always tell when a singer is faking it. - Author: George Jones
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#33. There's nothing prettier in the world than a melody. I can get lost in a song with a melody. A lot of times I have, and the song wasn't that good, but I would get lost in that melody, and I'd want to do the song. - Author: George Jones
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#34. I lay my head on the wheel and the horn begins honking, the whole neighborhood knows that I'm home drunk again. - Author: George Jones
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#35. If drinking don't kill me, her memory will. - Author: George Jones
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#36. I miss all of my old friends who have passed away. Sometimes you just don't understand why they were taken so soon. I loved and miss Johnny Cash. I miss my old buddy Johnny Paycheck, who happens to be buried in an area of the cemetery that I bought for my family. - Author: George Jones
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#37. I just want to keep living on and enjoying food! Even though I'm gaining weight, I want to record if the Lord wants me to still record, and I just want to do my work on the road as long as I got those fans out there. - Author: George Jones
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#38. Loneliness is lessened when you're lonely by choice. - Author: George Jones
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#39. I've had a lot of practice and wrong's what I do best. - Author: George Jones
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#40. There are questions I'm still not wise enough to answer, just wise enough to no longer ask. - Author: George Jones
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#41. He stopped loving her today, they placed a wreath upon his door. - Author: George Jones
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#42. The only thing different between sinners and saints is one is forgiven and the other ain't. - Author: George Jones
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#43. Country music to me is heartfelt music that speaks to the common man. It is about real life stories with rather simple melodies that the average person can follow. Country music should speak directly and simply about the highs and lows of life. Something that anyone can relate to. - Author: George Jones
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#44. After the first couple of years recording, I did a lot of praying. I said, 'Lord, please give me a hit.' I want one so bad. - Author: George Jones
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#45. There, gleaming in the glow, was that ten-horsepower rotary engine under a seat. A key glistening in the ignition. I imagine the top speed for that old mower was five miles per hour. It might have taken an hour and a half or more for me to get to the liquor store, but get there I did. - Author: George Jones
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#46. When you don't act right to your family and friends, that's bad, but they also have the opportunity to experience the 'good' side as well. Disappointing the fans is an entirely different thing because the fans love your music and save up money to see you in concert. - Author: George Jones
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#47. Before then, Britain was pessimistic and the role of government was largely managing Britain in decline. - Author: George Jones
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