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Haggard's Sayings By Trisha Yearwood: It's cool when your husband starts to sing some old Merle Haggard song and I It's cool when your husband starts to sing some old Merle Haggard song and I can pop in with a harmony and it doesn't sound too bad. — Trisha Yearwood
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Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: It's easier to force feed people than it is to give 'em what they want. It's easier to force feed people than it is to give 'em what they want. It makes more money. — Merle Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: We are under [government's] control, and if people don't realize that, they haven't looked around. We are under [government's] control, and if people don't realize that, they haven't looked around. And if they're not paranoid, they haven't thought about it. — Merle Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By H. Rider Haggard: Love's empire is this globe and all mankind; the most refined and the most degraded, Love's empire is this globe and all mankind; the most refined and the most degraded, the cleverest and the most stupid, are all liable to become his faithful subjects. He can alike command the devotion of an archbishop and a South-Sea Islander, of the most immaculate maiden lady (whatever her age) and of the savage Zulu girl. From the pole to the equator, and from the equator to the further pole, there is no monarch like Love. — H. Rider Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: And there's some Latino music I like, and some reggae music. And there's some Latino music I like, and some reggae music. — Merle Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: I'm proud to be an Oakie from Muskogee, a place where even squares can have I'm proud to be an Oakie from Muskogee, a place where even squares can have a ball. We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse and white lightning's still the biggest thrill of all. — Merle Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By H. Rider Haggard: Women's eyes are always bright, whatever the colour, Women's eyes are always bright, whatever the colour, — H. Rider Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By H. Rider Haggard: Thus the husband is buried at Memphis and the wife in Koptos, yet the Ka Thus the husband is buried at Memphis and the wife in Koptos, yet the Ka of the wife goes to live in her husband's tomb — H. Rider Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By H. Rider Haggard: Yet man dies not whilst the world, at once his mother and his monument, remains. Yet man dies not whilst the world, at once his mother and his monument, remains. His name is lost, indeed, but the breath he breathed still stirs the pine-tops on the mountains, the sound of the words he spoke yet echoes on through space; the thoughts his brain gave birth to we have inherited to-day; his passions are our cause of life; the joys and sorrows that he knew are our familiar friends
the end from which he fled aghast will surely overtake us also!
Truly the universe is full of ghosts, not sheeted churchyard spectres, but the inextinguishable elements of individual life, which having once been, can never die, though they blend and change, and change again for ever. — H. Rider Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: It's a long way from Graceland across Jordan to the Promised Land, but Jesus finally It's a long way from Graceland across Jordan to the Promised Land, but Jesus finally came to lead him home. — Merle Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Peter S. Beagle: Beyond the town, darker than dark, King Haggard's castle teetered like a lunatic on stilts Beyond the town, darker than dark, King Haggard's castle teetered like a lunatic on stilts ... — Peter S. Beagle
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Haggard's Sayings By H. Rider Haggard: Let him who reads forgive the intrusion of a dream into a history of fact. Let him who reads forgive the intrusion of a dream into a history of fact. But it came so home to me - I saw it all so clear in a moment, as it were; and, besides, who shall say what proportion of fact, past, present, or to come, may lie in the imagination? What is imagination? Perhaps it is the shadow of the intangible truth, perhaps it is the soul's thought. — H. Rider Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: My second wife Bonnie Owens and I worked together after we divorced for a period My second wife Bonnie Owens and I worked together after we divorced for a period of maybe 20 years. And I managed to stay friends with another wife. And then there's one that I don't mess with. Everybody's got one of those. — Merle Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: We need to have music that contributes to the well-being of the spirit. Music that We need to have music that contributes to the well-being of the spirit. Music that cradles people's lives and makes things a little easier. That's what I try to do, and what I want to do. You don't want to close the door on hope. — Merle Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: Keep your opinions to yourself. I think it's important that I stay neutral on politics Keep your opinions to yourself. I think it's important that I stay neutral on politics and remain hard to understand. I don't want to be pigeonholed as conservative, liberal, independent or anything. I back the man for the things the man believes in, not whether it says "R" or "D" down there beside his name. — Merle Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Howard Wilcox Haggard: One [event] is the discovery of the anesthetic properties of chloroform [in 1847] by James One [event] is the discovery of the anesthetic properties of chloroform [in 1847] by James Simpson of Scotland. Following the reports of [William] Morton's demonstration [1846], he tried ether but, dissatisfied, searched for a substitute and came upon chlorophorm. He was an obstetrician. His use of anesthesia to alleviate the pains of childbirth was violently opposed by the Scottish clergy on the ground that pain was ordained by the scriptural command, "In sorrow thou shalt bring forth children", and that it was impious to attempt to avert it by anesthetic agents. And it was Simpson who stilled this opposition by his own famous quotation from scripture; he pointed out that when Eve was born, God cast Adam into deep sleep before performing upon him the notable costalectomy. Anesthesia was thus permissible by scriptural precedent. — Howard Wilcox Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: Hey, hey, the working man, the working man like me. I ain't never been on Hey, hey, the working man, the working man like me. I ain't never been on welfare, that's one place I won't be. — Merle Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By H. Rider Haggard: Each religion claims the future for its followers; or, at least, the good thereof. The Each religion claims the future for its followers; or, at least, the good thereof. The evil is for those benighted ones who will have none of it; seeing the light the true believers worship, as the fishes see the stars, but dimly. The religions come and the religions pass, and the civilisations come and pass, and naught endures but the world and human nature. Ah! if man would but see that hope is from within and not from without - that he himself must work out his own salvation! He is there, and within him is the breath of life and a knowledge of good and evil as good and evil is to him. Thereon let him build and stand erect, and not cast himself before the image of some unknown God, modelled like his poor self, but with a bigger brain to think the evil thing, and a longer arm to do it. — H. Rider Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: There's one thing I never did do, and that was stink. There's one thing I never did do, and that was stink. — Merle Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Ted Haggard: Today's biggest headlines are stories about people who thought they were doing something that was Today's biggest headlines are stories about people who thought they were doing something that was secret: Jesse Jackson's secret girlfriend and child, Monica Lewinski's private meetings with the president and confidential girl talk with Linda Tripp. Just think of the news stories we've watched on television ... — Ted Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Margaret Sackville: Laughter is ever young, whereas tragedy, except the very highest of all, quickly becomes haggard. Laughter is ever young, whereas tragedy, except the very highest of all, quickly becomes haggard. — Margaret Sackville
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Haggard's Sayings By Ted Haggard: We don't have to debate about what we should think about homosexual activity, it's written We don't have to debate about what we should think about homosexual activity, it's written in the Bible. — Ted Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: I'll tell you what the public likes more than anything, it's the most rare commodity I'll tell you what the public likes more than anything, it's the most rare commodity in the world - honesty. — Merle Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Arthur Conan Doyle: There was, to my mind, something eerie and ghost-like in the endless procession of faces There was, to my mind, something eerie and ghost-like in the endless procession of faces which flitted across these narrow bars of light, - sad faces and glad, haggard and merry. Like all human kind, they flitted from the gloom into the light, and so back into the gloom once more. — Arthur Conan Doyle
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Haggard's Sayings By H. Rider Haggard: A sharp spear," runs the Kukuana saying, "needs no polish. A sharp spear," runs the Kukuana saying, "needs no polish. — H. Rider Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: Heaven knows that alcohol is the worst thing in the world, but it's debatable whether Heaven knows that alcohol is the worst thing in the world, but it's debatable whether cocaine is worse than caffeine or whether it's the same thing and they just changed the name. — Merle Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By H. Rider Haggard: Surely,' I said, 'you don't think that you are going to die because you dreamed Surely,' I said, 'you don't think that you are going to die because you dreamed you saw your old father; if one dies because one dreams of one's father, what happens to a man who dreams of his mother-in-law? — H. Rider Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By H. Rider Haggard: Whilst we were at Durban he cut off a Kafir's big toe in a way Whilst we were at Durban he cut off a Kafir's big toe in a way which it was a pleasure to see. But he was quite nonplussed when the Kafir, who had sat stolidly watching the operation, asked him to put on another, saying that a "white one" would do at a pinch. — H. Rider Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: There's two or three kids out there trying to make good music, and the rest There's two or three kids out there trying to make good music, and the rest of them sound like it's been strained through some kind of white toast or something. It all sounds just too neat and perfect, with no surprise to it at all. No story, no nothing. It's like building cars, like an assembly line. It doesn't sound like anything that came from a guitar. — Merle Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By H. Rider Haggard: Man's cleverness is almost indefinite, and stretches like an elastic band, but human nature is Man's cleverness is almost indefinite, and stretches like an elastic band, but human nature is like an iron ring. You can go round and round it, you can polish it highly, you can even flatten it a little on one side, whereby you will make it bulge out the other, but you will NEVER, while the world endures and man is man, increase its total circumference. — H. Rider Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: In 1960, when I came out of prison as an ex-convict, I had more freedom 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. — Merle Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: There's just a few people that call themselves stars can actually sit down with a There's just a few people that call themselves stars can actually sit down with a guitar and sing you a song. — Merle Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: There's two kind of cherries, and two kind of fairies, and two kind of mothers There's two kind of cherries, and two kind of fairies, and two kind of mothers I'm told. — Merle Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: I've got two families. I've got two families. — Merle Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: Evolution is a laughing matter for anybody that's got a rational mind. Evolution is a laughing matter for anybody that's got a rational mind. — Merle Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Cody Johnson: I think my brand of country music is that's been influenced by not just the I think my brand of country music is that's been influenced by not just the rough-stock rodeo side or Ted Nugent's "let's get crazy style", but also the stand-up and sing style's like George Strait and Merle Haggard, and also the wild side of Chris Ledoux — Cody Johnson
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Haggard's Sayings By Ron Hall: I woke up!" he replied, eye twinkling in his haggard face, "and that's reason enough I woke up!" he replied, eye twinkling in his haggard face, "and that's reason enough to be happy! — Ron Hall
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Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: My 10 year old son likes it. He's trying to play guitar and everything. He My 10 year old son likes it. He's trying to play guitar and everything. He likes that kind of music. — Merle Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: Guitar playing is very important to me. It's like golf to some other people; it's Guitar playing is very important to me. It's like golf to some other people; it's important to me that I play good. — Merle Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Randy Owen: The Bowery was a place that would let us do original songs - not just The Bowery was a place that would let us do original songs - not just covers - but we would have to work for tips, so we learned how to work an audience. In order to keep our jobs, we had to keep people happy, so that meant playing the latest Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top or Merle Haggard. — Randy Owen
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Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: By the time you get close to the answers, it's nearly all over. By the time you get close to the answers, it's nearly all over. — Merle Haggard
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Haggard's Sayings By Howard Wilcox Haggard: He [Paracelsus] was a Swiss, a queer mixture of a man, of keenest intellect and He [Paracelsus] was a Swiss, a queer mixture of a man, of keenest intellect and coarsest fiber, an unusual combination. Like most students of these times, he led a wandering life. That was the only way one could keep in touch with what was going on; there were no scientific periodicals, no newspapers and where a postal service existed, it was uncertain and expensive. Consequently, most of the university students, the professors as well, and many physicians wandered from one university to another. Most of these itinerant students were true vagabonds, begging and stealing for their livelihood. — Howard Wilcox Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By Michelle Tea: Michelle was shocked at how many beauty products were marketed at balm for swollen eyes. Michelle was shocked at how many beauty products were marketed at balm for swollen eyes. She imagined thousands of female consumers sobbing hysterically all night and acting like there was no problem by day, smearing cream into their haggard faces at the bathroom mirror. She was part of a demographic. — Michelle Tea
Haggard's Sayings By Jack Kerouac: I wandered out like a haggard ghost, and there she was, Frisco - long, bleak I wandered out like a haggard ghost, and there she was, Frisco - long, bleak streets with trolley wires all shrouded in fog and whiteness. I stumbled around a few blocks. Weird bums (Mission and Third) asked me for dimes in the dawn. — Jack Kerouac
Haggard's Sayings By Tanya Tucker: I really like Alan Jackson, in Country Music. I think he's really very, very talented I really like Alan Jackson, in Country Music. I think he's really very, very talented along with George Jones, and Merle Haggard, the same old favorites. — Tanya Tucker
Haggard's Sayings By George Strait: You know, legends are people like Haggard and Jones and Wills and Sinatra. Those people You know, legends are people like Haggard and Jones and Wills and Sinatra. Those people are legends. I'm just a young buck out here trying to keep in that same circle with the rest of 'em. — George Strait
Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: It's been said that Bill Gates has come up with something that'll be released in It's been said that Bill Gates has come up with something that'll be released in December that's gonna put a lid on counterfeiting. If that's a fact then it's really interesting to own your own product - with all the potential methods of downloading. — Merle Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By H. Rider Haggard: Women love the last blow as well as the last word, and when they fight Women love the last blow as well as the last word, and when they fight for love they are pitiless as a wounded buffalo. — H. Rider Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By Loudon Wainwright III: My music comes from country music. Merle Haggard is God, and I do believe that. My music comes from country music. Merle Haggard is God, and I do believe that. I'm not too tuned in to country music. I don't know who Brooks and Dunn are. I like Shania Twain, though! — Loudon Wainwright III
Haggard's Sayings By H. Rider Haggard: Our future was so completely unknown, and I think that the unknown and the awful Our future was so completely unknown, and I think that the unknown and the awful always bring a man nearer to his Maker. — H. Rider Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By H. Rider Haggard: It is far. But there is no journey upon this earth that a man may It is far. But there is no journey upon this earth that a man may not make if he sets his heart to it. There is nothing, Umbopa, that he cannot do, there are no mountains he may not climb, there are no deserts he cannot cross; save a mountain and a a desert of which you are spared the knowledge, if love leads him and he holds his life in his hand counting it as nothing, ready to keep it or to lose it as Providence may order. — H. Rider Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By Wilbur Smith: I read all of Rider Haggard's books. For me he had the romance of Africa I read all of Rider Haggard's books. For me he had the romance of Africa with a little bit of mysticism. I'm delighted to be looked on as his heir and be categorised as an adventure novelist because that's exactly what I am. — Wilbur Smith
Haggard's Sayings By Ted Haggard: I did not have a homosexual relationship with a man in Denver. I did not have a homosexual relationship with a man in Denver. — Ted Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By H. Rider Haggard: Then there came a vision to me, a vision that was sent in answer to Then there came a vision to me, a vision that was sent in answer to my prayer, or, perchance, it was a madness born of my sorrows. — H. Rider Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By China Mieville: A haggard man used one of the huts as a home. He lay on a A haggard man used one of the huts as a home. He lay on a sagging mattress, his head on his pack, surrounded by rubbish - paper, porcelain shards, food remains and unidentifiable debris. His hand was over his eyes. He looked like a failed soldier. Dirt seemed so worked into him that the lines of his face were like writing. — China Mieville
Haggard's Sayings By Wilbur Smith: Many people have compared me to the Victorian adventure writer, Rider Haggard. I accept that Many people have compared me to the Victorian adventure writer, Rider Haggard. I accept that as a compliment. As a boy growing up in Central Africa I read all Haggard's African novels. — Wilbur Smith
Haggard's Sayings By Virginia Woolf: What is more irritating than to see one's subject, on whom one has lavished so What is more irritating than to see one's subject, on whom one has lavished so much time and trouble, slipping out of one's grasp altogether and indulging - witness her sighs and gasps, her flushing, her palings, her eyes now bright as lamps, now haggard as dawns
- what is more humiliating than to see all this dumb show of emotion and excitement gone through before our eyes when we know that what causes it - thought and imagination - are of no importance whatsoever? — Virginia Woolf
Haggard's Sayings By Peter S. Beagle: But the Lady Amalthea and Prince Lir walked and spoke and sang together as blithely But the Lady Amalthea and Prince Lir walked and spoke and sang together as blithely as though King Haggard's castle had become a green wood, wild and shadowy with spring. They climbed the crooked towers like hills, picnicked in stone meadows under a stone sky, and splashed up and down stairways that had softened and quickened into streams. — Peter S. Beagle
Haggard's Sayings By Robert Louis Stevenson: It was by this time about nine in the morning, and the first fog of It was by this time about nine in the morning, and the first fog of the season. A great chocolate-colored pall lowered over heaven, but the wind was continually charging and routing these embattled vapors; so that as the cab crawled from street to street, Mr. Utterson beheld a marvelous number of degrees and hues of twilight; for here it would be dark like the black end of evening; and there would be a glow of a rich, lurid brown, like the light of some strange conflagration; and here for a moment, the fog would be quite broken up and a haggard shaft of daylight would glance in between the swirling wreaths. The dismal quarter of Soho seen under these changing glimpses, with its muddy ways, and slatternly passengers, and its lamps, which had never been extinguished or had been kindled afresh to combat this mournful reinvasion of darkness, seemed, in the lawyer's eyes, like a district of some city in a nightmare. — Robert Louis Stevenson
Haggard's Sayings By H. Rider Haggard: When is truth pleasing? It is only when we clothe it's nakedness with rags of When is truth pleasing? It is only when we clothe it's nakedness with rags of imagination, or sweeten it with fiction, that it can please. — H. Rider Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By Ted Haggard: The fact is I am guilty of sexual immorality. And I take responsibility for the The fact is I am guilty of sexual immorality. And I take responsibility for the entire problem. I am a deceiver and a liar. There's a part of my life that is so repulsive and dark that I have been warring against it for all of my adult life, — Ted Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: Staring at the world through the bottom of a glass, all I see is a Staring at the world through the bottom of a glass, all I see is a man who's fading fast. — Merle Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By Stephen King: Some of these guys will go on walking long after the laws of biochemistry and Some of these guys will go on walking long after the laws of biochemistry and handicapping have gone by the boards. There was a guy last year that crawled for two miles at four miles an hour after both of his feet cramped up at the same time, you remember reading about that? Look at Olson, he's worn out but he keeps going. That goddam Barkovitch is running on high-octane hate and he just keeps going and he's as fresh as a daisy. I don't think I can do that. I'm not tired -not really tired- yet. But I will be." The scar stood out on the side of his haggard face as he looked ahead into the darkness "And I think ... when I get tired enough ... I think I'll just sit down — Stephen King
Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: It sounds like something from a Woody Guthrie song, but it's true; I was raised It sounds like something from a Woody Guthrie song, but it's true; I was raised in a freight car. — Merle Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By Hunter S. Thompson: She was wearing the same clothes, but now she looked haggard and dirty. The delicate She was wearing the same clothes, but now she looked haggard and dirty. The delicate illusions that get us through life can only stand so much strain. — Hunter S. Thompson
Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: The guitar's not all that expensive either, when you compare it to gettin' a toothpulled The guitar's not all that expensive either, when you compare it to gettin' a toothpulled or something. — Merle Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: I don't think there's ever been a friendly divorce. I don't think there's ever been a friendly divorce. — Merle Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: The thing that bothers me the most is the recklessness and greed of the local The thing that bothers me the most is the recklessness and greed of the local ranchers, who run too many cattle back here, choking with waste the creek that runs through my property. There's certain times of day that the cowboys like to send them turds down the river. Them f**kers piss me off. if you gotta mess up the ecology of the world in order to raise a bunch of cows, well eat somethin else. I'm not a fan of the cowboys. — Merle Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By Stephen King: The swaying figure's white, haggard face was rough with beard-stubble. His shirt was in tatters The swaying figure's white, haggard face was rough with beard-stubble. His shirt was in tatters which blew back behind him in twisted ribbons, showing the starved stack of his ribs. A filthy rag was wrapped around his right hand. He looked sick, sick and dying, but even so he also looked tough enough to make Andolini feel like a soft-boiled egg. — Stephen King
Haggard's Sayings By Jewel: I've had mentors who were kind of the troubadour singer-songwriters, like Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, I've had mentors who were kind of the troubadour singer-songwriters, like Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Neil Young, and that's just what I've always liked - people who would talk real honestly about their lives and their circumstance. — Jewel
Haggard's Sayings By Warren Zevon: And I think it's safe to say that the single very impressive figure to me And I think it's safe to say that the single very impressive figure to me was Merle Haggard. — Warren Zevon
Haggard's Sayings By H. Rider Haggard: I closed my eyelids, and imagination, taking up the thread of thought, shot its swift I closed my eyelids, and imagination, taking up the thread of thought, shot its swift shuttle back across the ages, weaving a picture on their blackness so real and vivid in its details that I could almost for a moment think that I had triumphed o'er the Past, and that my spirit's eyes had pierced the mystery of Time. — H. Rider Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: And then, of course, there's a couple that claim to be, but I haven't done And then, of course, there's a couple that claim to be, but I haven't done any DNA tests or anything. — Merle Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By Karen Hawkins: A woman with a voice like that should have the face of an angel, the A woman with a voice like that should have the face of an angel, the body of a Greek sculpture, and the skills of a courtesan. Chances were, she was a haggard old crone.
The hulking workman began to gather his tools. "I hope ye and yer pa know what ye're doin'. Fop or no, no man takes well to losin' his belongings."
"Psht," the woman said airily. "It's not as if we plan on knocking him in the head and peeling his pockets."
That was something,at least, Dougal thought grimly. — Karen Hawkins
Haggard's Sayings By Catherynne M Valente: For the world has chosen and it says: make me whole. Think of us as For the world has chosen and it says: make me whole. Think of us as a kind of haggard Calypso, offering everything, asking the world to choose anew. But it's a lie, really. There is only one choice and it is always the same. Only in Pentexore was any other ever possible. The world always says: I choose to wither and die if it means love and tapestries and sons and suitors, if it means stories and wars and a thousand ships launching. And we only give the world what it wants. — Catherynne M Valente
Haggard's Sayings By H. Rider Haggard: And so I lay awake, smoking and reflecting on many things, but, being of a And so I lay awake, smoking and reflecting on many things, but, being of a practical turn of mind, chiefly on how we were to give those Masai villains the slip. It was a beautiful moonlight night, and, notwithstanding the mosquitoes, and the great risk we were running from fever from sleeping in such a spot, and forgetting that I had the cramp very badly in my right leg from squatting in a constrained position in the canoe, and that the Wakwafi who was sleeping beside me smelt horribly, I really began to enjoy myself. The moonbeams played upon the surface of the running water that speeded unceasingly past us towards the sea, like men's lives towards the grave, till it glittered like a wide sheet of silver, that is in the open where the trees threw no shadows. Near the banks, however, it was very dark, and the night wind sighed sadly in the reeds. — H. Rider Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By H. Rider Haggard: But what is done is done. Who can make the dead tree green, or gaze But what is done is done. Who can make the dead tree green, or gaze again upon last year's light? Who can recall the spoken word, or bring back the spirit of the fallen? That which Time swallows comes not up again. Let it be forgotten! — H. Rider Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By Pier Paolo Pasolini: In the end, oh I know, never, in my haggard passion,have I ever been such In the end, oh I know,
never, in my haggard passion,
have I ever been such a cadaver as now
as I take again in hand my tables of the present
if reality's real, but after it's been
destroyed in the eternal and the moment by
the obsessive idea of a shining nothingness. — Pier Paolo Pasolini
Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: Willie Nelson's the one who told me the reason it costs so much to get Willie Nelson's the one who told me the reason it costs so much to get divorced is because it's worth it. — Merle Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: Sometimes if you get 'em too drunk they don't pay no attention to what you're Sometimes if you get 'em too drunk they don't pay no attention to what you're doin' anyways, so you might as well just do old songs. But if you get one that's paying attention, sometimes we'll do some new material. — Merle Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By Bill Maher: Reverend Ted Haggard's followers still think he's not gay. I'm not kidding. In their world, Reverend Ted Haggard's followers still think he's not gay. I'm not kidding. In their world, there are no gay people. There are just straight people who are sinning. They don't want to do it, but the Devil makes them! He targets people like Reverend Ted. That's how it happened. The Devil got hold of Reverend Ted, and Ted said, 'Get thee behind me, Satan! And put it in, gently'. — Bill Maher
Haggard's Sayings By Jason McCoy: I listen more to music when I'm on my computer. I'm into the latest YouTube I listen more to music when I'm on my computer. I'm into the latest YouTube thing. I'm a nanosecond kind of listener, but if I'm driving I would be listening to a Merle Haggard box set. It's a weird experience listening to 'Working Man Blues' by Merle Haggard and cruising around in a Porsche. — Jason McCoy
Haggard's Sayings By Aaron Watson: There's just enough drinking and cheating songs around without me adding to them. Unless you've There's just enough drinking and cheating songs around without me adding to them. Unless you've got something better than "Misery and Gin" by Merle Haggard, you're beating a dead horse. — Aaron Watson
Haggard's Sayings By William Watson: She is not old, she is not young, The Woman with the Serpent's Tongue. The She is not old, she is not young, The Woman with the Serpent's Tongue. The haggard cheek, the hungering eye, The poisoned words that wildly fly, The famished face, the fevered hand, Who slights the worthiest in the land, Sneers at the just, contemns the brave, And blackens goodness in its grave ... — William Watson
Haggard's Sayings By Peter S. Beagle: Haggard, I would not be you for all the world," he declared. "You have let Haggard, I would not be you for all the world," he declared. "You have let your doom in by the front door, although it will not depart that way. ( ... ) Farewell, poor Haggard, farewell! — Peter S. Beagle
Haggard's Sayings By Ted Haggard: There is no such thing as a secret among our leaders; communication is very open There is no such thing as a secret among our leaders; communication is very open and honest, and if it's not, then it can become seemingly brutal. You've heard my arguments for love, friends, and authenticity, but there are the deceivers, the manipulators, the control freaks, and the self-appointed teachers in the Body who would love to use our system for their own selfish purposes. We all know the realities of the old sin nature. — Ted Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: The only thing that I miss lately in all music is somebody that will put The only thing that I miss lately in all music is somebody that will put out a melody that you can whistle. It doesn't seem like there's anything happening like that. — Merle Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By H. Rider Haggard: Heretofore my life has been calm as a summer's day; but who knows when winter Heretofore my life has been calm as a summer's day; but who knows when winter storms may rise, and often I have thought that I was born to know wind and rain and lightning as well as peace and sunshine. — H. Rider Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: There's a rumor that there may be an attempt at organizing a possible script for There's a rumor that there may be an attempt at organizing a possible script for a series on my life, which, when you look at my police record, you'd have to have more than one hour to tell the story. — Merle Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By Jack Valenti: A public domain work is an orphan. No one is responsible for its life. But A public domain work is an orphan. No one is responsible for its life. But everyone exploits its use, until that time certain when it becomes soiled and haggard, barren of its previous virtues. How does the consumer benefit from the steady decline of a film's quality? — Jack Valenti
Haggard's Sayings By H. Rider Haggard: Good responded nobly to this tax upon his inventive faculties. Never before had I the Good responded nobly to this tax upon his inventive faculties. Never before had I the faintest conception of the breadth and depth and height of a naval officer's objurgatory powers. For ten minutes he went on in several languages without stopping, and he scarcely ever repeated himself. — H. Rider Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: This is America. We're proud. We're not afraid of a bunch of terrorists. But this This is America. We're proud. We're not afraid of a bunch of terrorists. But this government is all about terror alerts and scaring us at airports. We're changing the Constitution out of fear. We spend all our time looking up each other's dresses. Fear's the only issue the Republican Party has. Vote for them, or the terrorists will win. That's not what Reagan was about. I hate to think about our soldiers over in Iraq fighting for a country that's slipping away. — Merle Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: There's been periods of broadcasts in the past where you could see all ages of There's been periods of broadcasts in the past where you could see all ages of entertainers, ranging from George Burns to Shirley Temple. That's not the condition now. — Merle Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By William Shakespeare: This fellow is wise enough to play the fool;And to do that well craves a This fellow is wise enough to play the fool;
And to do that well craves a kind of wit:
He must observe their mood on whom he jests,
The quality of persons, and the time,
And, like the haggard, check at every feather
That comes before his eye. This is a practise
As full of labour as a wise man's art
For folly that he wisely shows is fit;
But wise men, folly-fall'n, quite taint their wit. — William Shakespeare
Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: No, it's not love, but it's not bad. No, it's not love, but it's not bad. — Merle Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By Keith Urban: The records in the house I really remember were, well, Glen Campbell's 'Wichita Lineman' and The records in the house I really remember were, well, Glen Campbell's 'Wichita Lineman' and 'Galveston.' Even as a kid, I knew these songs were glorious. My dad also had records by Merle Haggard, Charley Pride, Waylon Jennings, and then there was also the Eagles and Don Henley. Anything Texas, which includes Don Henley, was big. — Keith Urban
Haggard's Sayings By Merle Haggard: I've always known that I was a gifted person ... I've always felt like I I've always known that I was a gifted person ... I've always felt like I would be punished, severely, if I didn't continue to make use of that gift. It's very important that you don't let the muscle get flabby. It's really hard, as an old human being, to press as much weight as you pressed when you were a kid. — Merle Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By Jerry Stahl: I think it's just too kinda juicy and compelling to imagine people in their private I think it's just too kinda juicy and compelling to imagine people in their private lives, but then half the time people's private lives are just so much more bizarre and Ted Haggard-like than you could ever imagine. It's almost hard to write fiction anymore. — Jerry Stahl
Haggard's Sayings By H. Rider Haggard: Now, I whispered. Boom! boom! boom! went the three heavy rifles, and down came Sir Now, I whispered. Boom! boom! boom! went the three heavy rifles, and down came Sir Henry's elephant dead as a hammer, shot right through the heart. — H. Rider Haggard
Haggard's Sayings By H. Rider Haggard: Listen! What is life? It is a feather, it is the seed of the grass, Listen! What is life? It is a feather, it is the seed of the grass, blown hither and thither, sometimes multiplying itself and dying in the act, sometimes carried away into the heavens. But if that seed be good and heavy it may perchance travel a little way on the road it wills. It is well to try and journey one's road and to fight with the air. Man must die. At the worst he can but die a little sooner. — H. Rider Haggard