I have had hundreds of people work for me over the years, and I don't think I ever fired anybody.
My theory is if you have a religion, it's a good one. Because some people don't have any at all.
People think because you're private, you have something you don't want them to know.
The way you look for songs, you find yourself looking for little signals and clues about life and how things are.
When you retire, it's a place in life, a part of the journey. You just don't quit work; you develop an attitude where you can do what you please.
I never fixed a story. I didn't make judgments, I let the listener make judgments. When I got to the end of the story, if it had a moral, I let the listener find it.
The first time with artistic endeavors is, if it's working, it was your idea, and if it's not, it's somebody else's idea.
I am a fan of history.
Whiskey's to tough, Champagne costs too much, Vodka puts my mouth in gear. I hope this refrain, Will help me explain, As a matter of fact, I like beer.
I'm a very comfortable and happy-go-lucky old man. I never wanted to be great, because I'd just get worried.
I love winners when they cry, losers when they try.
I have my own religion. I'm sort of one-quarter Baptist, one-quarter Catholic, one-quarter Jewish.
Religion is a strange, wonderful thing. More crimes have been committed in the name of righteousness than any other notion.
The first guy who came up with the concept of religion was sitting out under a tree. I'm sure of that.
I was well traveled, and I created this illusion of literacy through reading and writing. I wrote a book of short stories.