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Merle Haggard Quotes


An American country music singer, guitarist, instrumentalist, and songwriter.
(1937 - )

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'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.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
 

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.
 

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

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

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.
 

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.
 

I'm happier. ... I guess I made up my mind to be that way.
[Happiness]
 

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

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

I've got two families.
 

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.
 

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.
 


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