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61 Famous Quotes By George Strait, The Man Who Rules The Hearts And Charts

Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Born On: May 18, 1952
Born In: Poteet, Texas, United States
George Harvey Strait is an American actor, country singer, songwriter and producer, regarded as one of the greatest exponents of country music. He has earned the epithet ‘King of Country’ for his mastery of the craft. In a career spanning approximately four decades, Strait has produced some of the best country music songs. His popularity as a country music legend has also made him one of the most popular live performers. Other than his career as a singer, Strait is a keen golfer, fishing enthusiast and skier. However, Strait is not as outspoken as many of his contemporaries and likes to keep his deepest beliefs under wraps. We have tried to unearth quotes and words of wisdom that have come from the renowned artist through his writings, songs, interviews, work and life. Take a look at the collection of some of George Strait’s most profound quotes and thoughts which are sure to strike the right chord.
Life is not the breaths you take but the moments that take your breath away.

Life is not the breaths you take but the moments that take your breath away.

George Strait
Life is not breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.

Life is not breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.

George Strait
I'm a country singer. I love all kinds of music, but country is where my loyalty lies. That's just me and what I do, and I'm not going to change it.

I'm a country singer. I love all kinds of music, but country is where my loyalty lies. That's just me and what I do, and I'm not going to change it.

George Strait
I've had great fans, and they've been so loyal over the years.

I've had great fans, and they've been so loyal over the years.

George Strait
I can only say thank you and thanks also to all of the great songwriters who wrote those wonderful songs that became number ones.

I can only say thank you and thanks also to all of the great songwriters who wrote those wonderful songs that became number ones.

George Strait
This is the kind of problem you want to have! Country radio has been great to me my whole career. I can't thank those folks enough.

This is the kind of problem you want to have! Country radio has been great to me my whole career. I can't thank those folks enough.

George Strait
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.

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
You don't have to be a cheater to sing a cheatin' song, that's what I'm saying.

You don't have to be a cheater to sing a cheatin' song, that's what I'm saying.

George Strait

I don't mind traveling that much when I can go somewhere and stay there for a while, but touring is different. You rarely see anything. You get there early in the morning and you're resting all day, and you go in and do a sound check, and you do the show, and then bam you're gone.

George Strait
I want to reach the point where people hear my name and immediately think of real country music.

I want to reach the point where people hear my name and immediately think of real country music.

George Strait
Life's not the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.

Life's not the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.

George Strait
It's been a long hard ride. See you on the other side

It's been a long hard ride. See you on the other side

George Strait
I used to do a lot of interviews in the early '80s, when my career started, but it came to a point when I decided I didn't want to talk anymore, and people kind of understood that and left me alone.

I used to do a lot of interviews in the early '80s, when my career started, but it came to a point when I decided I didn't want to talk anymore, and people kind of understood that and left me alone.

George Strait
I like people who are loyal to me, and I like to be loyal, too.

I like people who are loyal to me, and I like to be loyal, too.

George Strait
You know, traditional country music is something that's going to be around forever.

You know, traditional country music is something that's going to be around forever.

George Strait

I spend most of hunting season at the ranch. We all love to hunt whitetails, and we have a pretty good supply in South Texas. I also love to hunt elk in Arizona, mule deer in Utah, and I've been to Canada to hunt caribou.

George Strait
I just continue to look for different material, great material, as good as I can find, and try to go in there and do as good a job as I can do in making it a record. That's all you can expect. That's all that you can do.

I just continue to look for different material, great material, as good as I can find, and try to go in there and do as good a job as I can do in making it a record. That's all you can expect. That's all that you can do.

George Strait

I remember that in '81, country radio was pretty pop, and everybody wanted a crossover record - and all of a sudden it came back to traditional. Now it's kind of swung the other way a little bit, but it always comes back.

George Strait

I love the song 'El Rey.' And for years, I never knew what the song was totally about. It was something new for me. I'd never sung a song in Spanish before. Then I got the translation and saw what a really cool song it was.

George Strait
I've always liked Frank Sinata and Big Band music.

I've always liked Frank Sinata and Big Band music.

George Strait
Life's not the breath you take, but the moments that take your breath away.

Life's not the breath you take, but the moments that take your breath away.

George Strait
Baby fall into my kiss
It should just happen like this...
....drink up this love....

Baby fall into my kiss It should just happen like this... ....drink up this love....

George Strait

I've always thought that whether I'm writing or not, I've gotta pick the best songs, whether or not they're mine. I'm not gonna sing them just because I wrote them. I've gotta find the best songs to make the best record I can.

George Strait
I think that all my albums are different enough where I don't feel like I did this the last time.

I think that all my albums are different enough where I don't feel like I did this the last time.

George Strait
I didn't want to be 40 or 50 years old and still playing clubs, I didn't feel like I was making any progress, and I actually gave the band notice at one point. I began to have doubts about my abilities.

I didn't want to be 40 or 50 years old and still playing clubs, I didn't feel like I was making any progress, and I actually gave the band notice at one point. I began to have doubts about my abilities.

George Strait
Country music is important to me, and I love it, but it's not my whole life.

Country music is important to me, and I love it, but it's not my whole life.

George Strait
Life isn't about the breathes you take, it's the moments that take your breathe away.

Life isn't about the breathes you take, it's the moments that take your breathe away.

George Strait

I'm going to write, and after two years, when I've quit touring, if a special event comes up that I want to do, by all means I will do it, but as far as a structured tour goes, at the last date of 2014 goes, that will be it for touring.

George Strait

I always enjoy it when I walk on stage. There were some times when I was working so much in the '80s, and I felt really burnt-out. But I'd be up there singing and not be 10,000 million miles away, you know, just opening my mouth and the words coming out.

George Strait

When I think about putting together an album, the process of listening to hundreds of songs each time and picking out the best 10 or so that will go on the record, it really sinks in as to just how many songs I've listened to all these years.

George Strait

I'm just not going to tour. One point I want to get across to everybody is that I'm still going to make records and I may still do some events. It's not the last time I'm onstage. It's been a part of my life for too long to quit everything. I have done it since the '80s, and I think it's time now to maybe see if I can live without that part.

George Strait
I think the melody is the first time I hear in a song and if I like the melody, then I'll pay closer attention to the lyrics.

I think the melody is the first time I hear in a song and if I like the melody, then I'll pay closer attention to the lyrics.

George Strait
I listen to Mark Chestnutt and think he's a great singer - and he really does good material.

I listen to Mark Chestnutt and think he's a great singer - and he really does good material.

George Strait
I don't think my music's as traditional as people make it out.

I don't think my music's as traditional as people make it out.

George Strait
You know, traditional country music is something that's going to be around forever... I'm not worried about it.

You know, traditional country music is something that's going to be around forever... I'm not worried about it.

George Strait
In the beginning, I wanted to be successful. I wanted to make and have hit records. And I wanted everything that went along with it.

In the beginning, I wanted to be successful. I wanted to make and have hit records. And I wanted everything that went along with it.

George Strait
Swing is my favorite kind of music.

Swing is my favorite kind of music.

George Strait
Of all the songs I've recorded, 'Amarillo By Morning' always sticks out in my mind.

Of all the songs I've recorded, 'Amarillo By Morning' always sticks out in my mind.

George Strait
If it's a good song and it fits me, that's what I'm going to do, I'm not out there trying to change the world. I'm just out there trying to sing country music the best way I can.

If it's a good song and it fits me, that's what I'm going to do, I'm not out there trying to change the world. I'm just out there trying to sing country music the best way I can.

George Strait
I discovered in college that country music could be fun adding some swing to it.

I discovered in college that country music could be fun adding some swing to it.

George Strait
Even though I've been doing it for so long, I still feel fresh. Even when I walk out on stage, I still feel pretty much the same as I've always felt.

Even though I've been doing it for so long, I still feel fresh. Even when I walk out on stage, I still feel pretty much the same as I've always felt.

George Strait
If twang isn't what I do, I don't know what is.

If twang isn't what I do, I don't know what is.

George Strait
In the beginning, I wanted to be successful. I wanted to make and have hit records.

In the beginning, I wanted to be successful. I wanted to make and have hit records.

George Strait
I love to fish offshore for billfish, and have fished all over for them from the Bahamas, St. Thomas, Venezuela, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico to the Texas gulf. I haven't made it to Australia yet, but someday I'm going.

I love to fish offshore for billfish, and have fished all over for them from the Bahamas, St. Thomas, Venezuela, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico to the Texas gulf. I haven't made it to Australia yet, but someday I'm going.

George Strait
Country music is important to me, and I love it, but it's not my whole life... I like to be outdoors, I like to hunt, I like to fish, I like to play golf.

Country music is important to me, and I love it, but it's not my whole life... I like to be outdoors, I like to hunt, I like to fish, I like to play golf.

George Strait
I've been blessed with the ability to sing, and that has taken me so many places I never would have gone otherwise.

I've been blessed with the ability to sing, and that has taken me so many places I never would have gone otherwise.

George Strait
I love to fish. You can go hours without anything happening, and all of a sudden a big blue marlin comes into the spread and it's cockpit chaos. My dream is to catch a grander, a 1,000 pounder.

I love to fish. You can go hours without anything happening, and all of a sudden a big blue marlin comes into the spread and it's cockpit chaos. My dream is to catch a grander, a 1,000 pounder.

George Strait
I've just tried for all of these years to find the best records, the best songs that I could find that fit me, and I've had great people to work with all these years.

I've just tried for all of these years to find the best records, the best songs that I could find that fit me, and I've had great people to work with all these years.

George Strait
I've been fortunate.

I've been fortunate.

George Strait
You've got to keep the stage world and your real world separated or you're headed for trouble.

You've got to keep the stage world and your real world separated or you're headed for trouble.

George Strait
We work hard when we're in the studio, but then when we take our breaks, we walk outside and look around.

We work hard when we're in the studio, but then when we take our breaks, we walk outside and look around.

George Strait
My son had toyed with the idea of writing and trying to write a little bit, so that kind of gave me the bug to write also.

My son had toyed with the idea of writing and trying to write a little bit, so that kind of gave me the bug to write also.

George Strait
If you start out trying to achieve a specific thing - like doing stadium shows or going into the studio and doing an album - the end result is what counts.

If you start out trying to achieve a specific thing - like doing stadium shows or going into the studio and doing an album - the end result is what counts.

George Strait
I think 'Beyond the Blue Neon' is the best I've ever done.

I think 'Beyond the Blue Neon' is the best I've ever done.

George Strait
I loved making Pure Country. It was a great learning experience for me, seeing another part of the entertainment industry.

I loved making Pure Country. It was a great learning experience for me, seeing another part of the entertainment industry.

George Strait
I get asked sometimes 'What's the highlight of my career?' because I've been doing it for so long, and I always have a hard time coming up with something, because so many good things have happened.

I get asked sometimes 'What's the highlight of my career?' because I've been doing it for so long, and I always have a hard time coming up with something, because so many good things have happened.

George Strait
Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys are simply the best band that ever was.

Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys are simply the best band that ever was.

George Strait
Sinatra, in my opinion, is possibly the greatest male singer of all time.

Sinatra, in my opinion, is possibly the greatest male singer of all time.

George Strait
Live's not the breathes you take, but the moments that take your breath away.

Live's not the breathes you take, but the moments that take your breath away.

George Strait

I'd say three years ago we played in my hometown of San Antonio for 55,000 people at the Alamodome and walking out there with a crowd like that is just, you're excited, you're scared. There are just so many emotions going on. I still get nervous for things like that until after I sing about the first one or two songs, then I settle down.

George Strait

I'm always looking for great songs, and not being much of a songwriter, I depend on great songwriters to send them to me. I go through tons of stuff, and sometimes you just find material that kind of fits and becomes something special.

George Strait