Buck Owens Quotes.
I am who I am, I am what I am, I do what I do and I ain’t never gonna do it any different. I don’t care who likes it and who don’t.
You get up about 2-3 oclock in the morning and get through about 7 or 8 and 12 hours later you start all over. Thats the worst kind of work a person can do. You have to do these two shifts to get one day.
If you want me in the Hall of Fame put me in because of some contributions that I have made to country music.
I’m gonna still play some dates, but I’m not gonna do anything near like I did it before.
The last 16 years of my daddys life, he got to work for me, and that made him his own boss and he like that.
We were sharecroppers – we were a little bit of everything. We farmed and tried to make something.
A guy said to me, ‘You’re so lucky. You have people like Ray Charles, Barbra Streisand and The Beatles doing your songs.’ I figured out, though, the harder I work the luckier I get. The secret of anything is to surround yourself with good people if you want a good product.
And I said, ‘Why not? It’s the truth! Why can’t I say I’m a Beatles fan?’ I used to get criticized for that.
The last 16 years of my daddy’s life, he got to work for me, and that made him his own boss and he like that.
You get up about 2-3 o’clock in the morning and get through about 7 or 8 and 12 hours later you start all over. That’s the worst kind of work a person can do. You have to do these two shifts to get one day.
I’ve got the hungries for your love and I’m waiting in your welfare line.
Lady Limelight is a jealous lady. She wants all of your attention. You don’t have any time to think of anything else but Lady Limelight, because pretty soon that light will be shinning on somebody else. So you better do it while you can.
My mother told me on several different occasions that she was livin’ her dream vicariously through me. She once said that I was getting to do all the things that she would have wanted to have done.
I remember as a kid being cold a lot, and hungry sometimes. Wed go to bed with just cornbread and milk, and I remember wearing shoes with holes in the bottom. I remember having twine for shoestrings.
The road had the lonely times, but I kept myself busy.
I was always very grateful to ’em and am grateful to ’em now. I went back a couple of years ago and did their 20th anniversary show. But the longer I stayed on Hee Haw, the worse things got for me musically.
I’m from the Bob Wills and the Little Richard school of music. Bob Wills did what the hell he thought, Little Richard did what he thought, and those were my big influences.
But most distinctly, I remember always saying to myself that when I get big, I’m not going to go to bed hungry, I’m not going to wear hand-me-down clothes.
The biggest fool to hit the big time and all I’ve got to do is act naturally.