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A collection of thoughts and quotes by Kinky Friedman on humor, writing, marriage, feline, awesome, life, inspiration, funny, politics, beauty and relationships.

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Quick Facts

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.

Kinky Friedman

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.

Kinky Friedman

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

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.

Kinky Friedman

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

Kinky Friedman

Man's ability to delude himself is infinite.

Kinky Friedman

May the God of your choice bless you.

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.

Kinky Friedman

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

Kinky Friedman

A fool and his money are soon elected

Kinky Friedman

Happiness is a moving target.

Kinky Friedman

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

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.

Kinky Friedman

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

Kinky Friedman

The best fiction is true.

Kinky Friedman

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

Kinky Friedman

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.

Kinky Friedman

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?

Kinky Friedman

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!

Kinky Friedman