Kris Kristofferson is a renowned American actor, singer, musician and songwriter. After graduating from Oxford he joined the Army but after a few years, inspired by artists like ‘Johnny Cash’ and ‘Willie Nelson’, he started focusing on his passion for music. He gained appreciation after few of the songs that he had written were recorded by artists like ‘Lee Lewis’ and ‘Johnny Cash’. However, his breakthrough song was, ‘Me and Bobby McGee’ which reached the top of charts. His second album, ‘The Silver Tongued Devil’ was a huge hit and established him as a recording artist. ‘Help Me Make it through The Night’ earned him a ‘Grammy Award’. ‘Why Me’, ‘Full Moon (Album), ‘Ray Price’ and ‘Jesus Was a Capricorn’ are few of his noted songs. Kris is also a very successful television and film actor. ‘Freedom road’, ‘Blume in Love’ and ‘Alice Doesn’t Live Here anymore’ are a few of his popular movies. He won a ‘Golden Globe Award for Best Actor’ for his performance in ‘A star is Born’. He was also inducted into the ‘Country Music Hall Of Fame’. Here is a compilation of thoughts and views by the celebrated artist which have been excerpted from his writings, work, lyrics, tweets, interviews and public utterances. Let us browse through the quotes and sayings by Kris Kristofferson that are sure to inspire us.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for one single yesterday.
Freedom's just another word for "nothing left to lose".
Never give up, which is the lesson I learned from boxing. As soon as you learn to never give up, you have to learn the power and wisdom of unconditional surrender, and that one doesn't cancel out the other; they just exist as contradictions. The wisdom of it comes as you get older.
I grew up in a time when people believed in duty, honor and country. My grandfathers were both officers. My father was a General in the Air Force. My brother and I were both in the Army. I've always felt a kinship with soldiers; I think it's possible to support the warrior and be against the war.
I got scars on my face that tell some kind of story. I'm looking in the mirror, and I got one scar that's really two scars - half from a baseball bat and half from playing football in college. I'll tell you, though, after a while, your face gets so wrinkled up you can hardly see them.
I feel so lucky to have lived the life that I did and to be surrounded by the people I love. I've got eight kids, and they're always laughing all the time. It's like music to my ears. I think that my frame of mind these days is probably happier than I've ever been, which is kind of odd, coming close to the finish line.
I never thought of acting as a creative process. Christ, I used to go to the movies and see Brando talking like he was trying to sell shoes, and he was great. I thought anybody could do it. Then I tried it, and I got so uptight, I'm limited as to what I can do on film.
I was working the Gulf of Mexico on oil rigs, flying helicopters. I'd lost my family to my years of failing as a songwriter. All I had were bills, child support, and grief. And I was about to get fired for not letting 24 hours go between the throttle and the bottle. It looked like I'd trashed my act. But there was something liberating about it.
I always had to wait until something hit me, and I could write it. But when I would cut an album, to me it represented the time that I spent since the last one. Just the way I was looking at the world.
I think I'm a much better father as an older man than I was with my first kids. Occasionally, I have to yell at the little guys, but they don't take me seriously. 'Listen to the old guy,' they say. 'Isn't he great? He's mad.'