68 Waylon Jennings Quotes from Famous American Singer

Waylon Jennings was a key figure in the outlaw country music movement.

He started his music career young, forming his first band before dropping out of high school.

He narrowly escaped the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, later achieving success with The Waylors and at RCA Victor under manager Neil Reshen.


His creative control resulted in acclaimed albums like Lonesome, On’ry and Mean and collaborations with Willie Nelson and others on the platinum album Wanted! The Outlaws.

Despite struggling with cocaine addiction, he acted, was part of The Highwaymen and received posthumous awards. Born Wayland, he was of diverse ancestry.

Waylon Jennings was the pioneer of the Outlaw Movement in country music.

I have listed the top quotes from Waylon Jennings.

Best Waylon Jennings Quotes


I didn’t aim at anything except good music. ~ Waylon Jennings.


If you have the courage and you have the heart, that hero just might be you. ~ Waylon Jennings.


Don’t ever try and be like anybody else and don’t be afraid to take risks. ~ Waylon Jennings.


Was an American archetype, the bad guy with the big heart. ~ Waylon Jennings.


I’m just a man, no more or no less. Bad as the worst, good as the best. ~ Waylon Jennings.


To me a guitar is kind of like a woman. You don’t know why you like ’em but you do. ~ Waylon Jennings.

A lot of times they don’t want to hear it. But you know, if some good is done to you, you should pass it on. ~ Waylon Jennings.

I love Johnny Cash, and I respect Johnny Cash. He’s the biggest. He’s like an Elvis in this business, but no, he’s never been the rebel. ~ Waylon Jennings.

Finally, my manager negotiated a deal where I got to produce my own records. ~ Waylon Jennings.


I ain’t got no reverse. I’ve learned, a little later in life, it works out pretty good to have one every once in a while. ~ Waylon Jennings.

I sat at a bar having a beer trying to hold down the stool. ~ Waylon Jennings.


Heaven is laying in my sweet baby’s arms, hell is when my baby’s not here. ~ Waylon Jennings.

Famous Waylon Jennings Quotes

We did an album one time called White Mansions, about the civil war, but it was written by a guy from England. His looking at it from over there and it not being a part of his history made it so he could be objective. ~ Waylon Jennings.

There’s always one more way to do things and that’s your way, and you have a right to try it at least once. ~ Waylon Jennings.

Cuz I was never pretty anyway and never cared anything about that. ~ Waylon Jennings.


Hitting the bottle again, ever than I’ve drunker been. Or is it drunker than I’ve ever been? ~ Waylon Jennings.

Men commit murder and all sorts of mayhem, in a few years they’re back on the streets. Highway robbery and white collar crime, and they laugh at the system they beat. ~ Waylon Jennings.

The rock and roll spirit. I learned a lot of that because I worked with Buddy Holly. I played bass with him, and he taught me a lot about that. ~ Waylon Jennings.


I never have any problem getting enthusiastic with a good song and a good band. ~ Waylon Jennings.

I can’t walk, so I can’t go home. No need to talk, cause I’m all alone. If I stay here they’re gonna lock me in, hitting the bottle again. ~ Waylon Jennings.

Top Waylon Jennings Quotes

Ladies love outlaws, like babies love stray dogs. Ladies touch babies like a banker touches gold, outlaws touch ladies somewhere deep down in their soul. ~ Waylon Jennings.

The Hank Williams Syndrome: Come to Nashville, write some good songs, cut some hit records, make money, take all the drugs you can and drink all you can, become a wild man and all of a sudden die. ~ Waylon Jennings.


What bothers me most is that I don’t bother you. ~ Waylon Jennings.

Those neon light nights, couldn’t stay out of fights, keeps a-haunting me in memories. There is one in every crowd, for crying out loud, why was is always turning out to be me? ~ Waylon Jennings.

His songs were soon curled on the lips of the world, they had earned him the highest acclaim. And yet his greatest desire was the simple warmth of love’s fire, cause it’s cold on the dark side of fame. ~ Waylon Jennings.

He’s slicker than a bald-tired semi on a mile of wet asphalt. ~ Waylon Jennings.

Maybe it’s time we got back to the basics of love. ~ Waylon Jennings.


I may be crazy, but it keeps me from going insane. ~ Waylon Jennings.

Popular Waylon Jennings Quotes

This is getting funny, but there ain’t nobody laughing. ~ Waylon Jennings.

I mean, I think we’re put here on earth to make your own destiny, to begin with. I don’t think there’s anything you can do this way or that way to change anything. ~ Waylon Jennings.

It was all devastating. I’d never dealt with losing anyone close to me, and I didn’t know where to put it in my life. I was very young then. Buddy taught me so much in such a short time. ~ Waylon Jennings.


Each tomorrow will depend on the love you give today. ~ Waylon Jennings.

If I could only fly, you see, a lot of my problems would be gone. When you think of just how much I’d save on shoes alone. ~ Waylon Jennings.

Now, I was on drugs, and that didn’t help a whole lot. He hated that. That was part of where Chet and I had problems, so I take complete blame for that. ~ Waylon Jennings.

Honesty is something you can’t wear out. ~ Waylon Jennings.

Country music isn’t a guitar, it isn’t a banjo, it isn’t a melody, it isn’t a lyric. It’s a feeling. ~ Waylon Jennings.

I might be an endangered species. ~ Waylon Jennings.

Ultimate Waylon Jennings Quotes

The villains have turned into heroes. The heroes have turned into heals. ~ Waylon Jennings.

Nobody knows I’m Elvis, nobody knows this is me. After all of my tries, I’ve got the perfect disguise. ~ Waylon Jennings.

I say, Lord, do right be me, I’m tired of being lonesome, on’ry, and mean. ~ Waylon Jennings.

The only problem was I needed to use my own group, and things didn’t happen until I did. It wasn’t a real country sound, what I did. I’ve listened to it, and I think it was more a west coast rock thing, you know? But it fit. It was country, but it was my own interpretation of country. ~ Waylon Jennings.

I was king of the mountain for a long time, well, I don’t want that no more. I like to perform every once in a while for people who want to see me, and cut albums of music that is what I’m really about. ~ Waylon Jennings.

Heroes put to the test, keeping a promise, doing their best. ~ Waylon Jennings.

Ever had one of those days you couldn’t hit the ground with your hat? ~ Waylon Jennings.

The men who could not fight, in a war that didn’t seem right. You let them come home, America. ~ Waylon Jennings.

Great Waylon Jennings Quotes

We got a lot of politicians up there on Capital Hill. Ain’t it funny how they prosper while the country stands still? ~ Waylon Jennings.

Now, I don’t know how they judge all that, but if anybody in the world deserves to be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Ritchie Valens does. ~ Waylon Jennings.


He was mad enough to chew nails and spit horseshoes! ~ Waylon Jennings.

One night of love don’t make up for six nights alone. But I’d rather have one than none Lord, cause I’m flesh and bone. ~ Waylon Jennings.

So I’m not very popular here with those inside the system, as you might guess. I never wanted to be. ~ Waylon Jennings.

Is your head up your ass so far that you can’t pull it out? ~ Waylon Jennings.

If you see me getting smaller, I’m leaving, don’t be grieving, just gotta get away from here. If you see me getting smaller, don’t worry, and no hurry, I’ve got the right to disappear. ~ Waylon Jennings.

When you’re down in Texas, Bob Wills is still the king. ~ Waylon Jennings.

They got me for possession of something that was long, long gone. ~ Waylon Jennings.

Take your tongue out of my mouth, I’m kissing you good-bye. ~ Waylon Jennings.

Did ole Hank really do it this way? ~ Waylon Jennings.

Interesting Waylon Jennings Quotes

Don’t you be so nice to me; I fall in love so easily. ~ Waylon Jennings.

Lately I’ve heard rumors that the eagle may be lame. Just because I’ve been idle, don’t mean that I’m tame. ~ Waylon Jennings.

I’m old and crazy, but I still give a damn. And I still think the boys got screwed over in Vietnam. ~ Waylon Jennings.

This world that I live in is empty and cold; the loneliness cuts me and tortures my soul. ~ Waylon Jennings.

Got my Allman Brothers cassettes stacked up on the dash, got some Jack back in the trunk and a tank full of gas. ~ Waylon Jennings.

When I look at you girl, I see a true work of art. So many beautiful things coming in one little heart. ~ Waylon Jennings.

He gave us all a mind to think with and to know what’s right or wrong, he is that inner spirit that keeps us strong. ~ Waylon Jennings.

Now from where I sit this whole thing smells like its downwind from a cow barn on a hot June day! ~ Waylon Jennings.

So these were the 68 top Waylon Jennings quotes and sayings about love, life, success, songs.

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