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26 Great Kinky Friedman Quotes That You Can’t Miss

Famous As: Country Singer, Songwriter, Novelist
Born On: November 1, 1944
Born In: Chicago

Kinky Friedman is an American songwriter, humorist, country singer, novelist, columnist, and a politician. He showed great interest in music since his childhood and formed his first band called the ‘King Arthur & the Carrots’ during his college. After graduation, he joined the ‘United States Peace Corps’ as a teacher, and co-founded a band named ‘Kinky Friedman and The Texas Jewboys’. This band collaborated with other famous musicians to make rock music, and this helped Friedman to become popular as a western singer. He came out with his first album titled ‘Sold American’ which was followed by his self-titled album. His songs like ‘Ride ‘Em Jewboy’ reflected his sense of social responsibility as they conveyed some important social messages in a jovial manner. Later when his music career witnessed a downfall he turned towards writing. He wrote detective novels and came out with his first novel ‘Greenwich Killing Time’ which was well-appreciated by the masses. This encouraged him to further write sixteen more novels to nurture his reputation as a novelist. He even aspired to become a politician and contested to become the Governor of Texas but was unsuccessful. Here is a compilation of quotes and sayings by this multi-faceted artist. These quotes and sayings have been excerpted from the vast sea of his work. Read on the famous thoughts and quotations by Kinky Friedman on fiction, detective, motivation, passion and myths.

I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.

I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.

Kinky Friedman
Now I have a cat. Well, that's not quite accurate. A cat and I have each other.

Now I have a cat. Well, that's not quite accurate. A cat and I have each other.

Kinky Friedman
You don't accomplish much by swimming with the mainstream. Hell, a dead fish can do that.

You don't accomplish much by swimming with the mainstream. Hell, a dead fish can do that.

Kinky Friedman
If you have the choice between humble and cocky, go with cocky. There's always time to be humble later, once you've been proven horrendously, irrevocably wrong.

If you have the choice between humble and cocky, go with cocky. There's always time to be humble later, once you've been proven horrendously, irrevocably wrong.

Kinky Friedman
Well, I hate to be the one to take the flyswatter to Tinker Bell, but...

Well, I hate to be the one to take the flyswatter to Tinker Bell, but...

Kinky Friedman
If you're lookin' for a helpin' hand, try the one at the end of your arm.

If you're lookin' for a helpin' hand, try the one at the end of your arm.

Kinky Friedman
May the God of your choice bless you.

May the God of your choice bless you.

Kinky Friedman
Man's ability to delude himself is infinite.

Man's ability to delude himself is infinite.

Kinky Friedman
I'm going to lower the drinking age to eighteen. If you're old enough to die in Iraq, you're old enough to drink.

I'm going to lower the drinking age to eighteen. If you're old enough to die in Iraq, you're old enough to drink.

Kinky Friedman
Politics is the only field of human endeavor where the more experience you have, the worse you get.

Politics is the only field of human endeavor where the more experience you have, the worse you get.

Kinky Friedman
There's a fine line between fiction and non-fiction and I think I snorted it somewhere in 1979

There's a fine line between fiction and non-fiction and I think I snorted it somewhere in 1979

Kinky Friedman
I was so high, I needed a stepladder to scratch my own ass.

I was so high, I needed a stepladder to scratch my own ass.

Kinky Friedman
Happiness is a moving target.

Happiness is a moving target.

Kinky Friedman
Friday night was the night most people thought they were supposed to have fun. Trouble was most people didn't know what fun was or how to have it, so things usually ended up pretty ugly.

Friday night was the night most people thought they were supposed to have fun. Trouble was most people didn't know what fun was or how to have it, so things usually ended up pretty ugly.

Kinky Friedman
A fool and his money are soon elected

A fool and his money are soon elected

Kinky Friedman
Always respect your superiors, if you have any.

Always respect your superiors, if you have any.

Kinky Friedman
Every time you see a beautiful woman, just remember, somebody else got tired of her shit

Every time you see a beautiful woman, just remember, somebody else got tired of her shit

Kinky Friedman
The best fiction is true.

The best fiction is true.

Kinky Friedman
Why did i so passionately require the truth? because all great fiction is true

Why did i so passionately require the truth? because all great fiction is true

Kinky Friedman
Never re-elect anybody

Never re-elect anybody

Kinky Friedman
You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can't wipe your friends off on a saddle.

You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can't wipe your friends off on a saddle.

Kinky Friedman
The art of writing fiction is to sail as dangerously close to the truth as possible without sinking the ship

The art of writing fiction is to sail as dangerously close to the truth as possible without sinking the ship

Kinky Friedman
How hard can it be?

How hard can it be?

Kinky Friedman
He looked like an accountant or a serial-killer type. Definitely one of the service industries.

He looked like an accountant or a serial-killer type. Definitely one of the service industries.

Kinky Friedman
If you don't love Jesus-go to hell!

If you don't love Jesus-go to hell!

Kinky Friedman