Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
I got along without you before I met you and I'll get along without you a long time after you're gone.
I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times.
I started out really young, when I was four, five, six, writing poems, before I could play an instrument. I was writing about things when I was eight or 10 years old that I hadn't lived long enough to experience. That's why I also believe in reincarnation, that we were put here with ideas to pass around.
Freedom is control in your own life. I have more control now than in the past, and I'm learning the value of saying no. That's very important.
I grew up across the street from, you know, the Villarias, which was a great Mexican family there. In fact, there was three houses right across the street from me. So, day and night, I listened to Mexican music, and I'm sure, you know, my guitar playing, singing, writing, whatever, has a lot of Mexican flavor there, but it comes natural.
You know why divorces are so expensive? They're worth it.
Since I was a kid, music was what I wanted to do. I thought I could make it by my own talents. That's what I wanted to prove.
I believe that all roads lead to the same place - and that is wherever all roads lead to.
I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?
My doctor tells me I should start slowing it down - but there are more old drunks than there are old doctors so let's all have another round.
Anybody can be unhappy. We can all be hurt. You don't have to be poor to need something or somebody. Rednecks, hippies, misfits - we're all the same. Gay or straight? So what? It doesn't matter to me. We have to be concerned about other people, regardless.
Cruelty is all out of ignorance. If you knew what was in store for you, you wouldn't hurt anybody, because whatever you do comes back much more forceful than you send it out.
It doesn't hurt to feel sad from time to time.
Don't try to change anybody. And they should let you be yourself, 'You loved me when you met me, so let's keep going!'
We create our own unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we are the ones who cause it.
I used to work in the cotton fields a lot when I was young. There were a lot of African Americans working out there. A lot of Mexicans - the blacks and the whites and the Mexicans, all out there singing, and it was like an opera in the cotton fields, and I can still hear it in the music that I write and play today.
I'm from Texas, and one of the reasons I like Texas is because there's no one in control.
I been a long time leaving but I'm going to be a long time gone.