Tom Wright Quotes

quotes and sayings
2 min readMar 24, 2023
  1. The first guy who came up with the concept of religion was sitting out under a tree. I’m sure of that.
  2. I was quite a reader before I became a writer.
  3. The way you look for songs, you find yourself looking for little signals and clues about life and how things are.
  4. The best compliment I ever had is, one day I was in Nashville, some disc jockey said, Hey, that sounds like a Tom T. Hall song. Up until then there hadn’t been any such thing.
  5. When you retire, it’s a place in life, a part of the journey. You just don’t quit work; you develop an attitude where you can do what you please.
  6. Whiskey’s to tough, Champagne costs too much, Vodka puts my mouth in gear. I hope this refrain, Will help me explain, As a matter of fact, I like beer.
  7. I never fixed a story. I didn’t make judgments, I let the listener make judgments. When I got to the end of the story, if it had a moral, I let the listener find it.
  8. My best album is called In Search Of A Song. That was my best shot right there. My finest hour, as they say. I could listen to the whole thing all the way through. There’s nothing really crammed into it.
  9. I never hid out. I was never big enough a star.
  10. I’m a very comfortable and happy-go-lucky old man. I never wanted to be great, because I’d just get worried.
  11. I took up a sort of a hobby of just hanging around the local library. I’d pick out an author and I would read all their books.
  12. The first time with artistic endeavors is, if it’s working, it was your idea, and if it’s not, it’s somebody else’s idea.
  13. I am a fan of history.
  14. I have my own religion. I’m sort of one-quarter Baptist, one-quarter Catholic, one-quarter Jewish.
  15. Faulkner was almost oriental. I never got into Faulkner.
  16. I was well traveled, and I created this illusion of literacy through reading and writing. I wrote a book of short stories.
  17. It used to be that you’d have a song recorded by a major country artist and if it was a hit, you could buy a car. Now you can buy a dealership.
  18. Religion is a strange, wonderful thing. More crimes have been committed in the name of righteousness than any other notion.
  19. If Barbara Walters was interviewing me, I’d figure her career was as dead as mine!
  20. I have had hundreds of people work for me over the years, and I don’t think I ever fired anybody.

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