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Tom T. Hall
May 25, 1936 -
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

I am a fan of history.


If Barbara Walters was interviewing me, I'd figure her career was as dead as mine!


I was quite a reader before I became a writer.


I'm a very comfortable and happy-go-lucky old man. I never wanted to be great, because I'd just get worried.


My theory is if you have a religion, it's a good one. Because some people don't have any at all.


After I retired and came off the road, I gathered up all my musical instruments and suddenly, I wanted them all to be perfect.


Young kids are doing the same thing I did, but they're doing it differently. They don't do brain surgery the way they used to do it either.


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.


Religion is a strange, wonderful thing. More crimes have been committed in the name of righteousness than any other notion.


I love winners when they cry, losers when they try.


The way you look for songs, you find yourself looking for little signals and clues about life and how things are.


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.


I had the notion that I wanted to write the great dirty American novel, so I went to Roanoke College on the GI Bill.


The first guy who came up with the concept of religion was sitting out under a tree. I'm sure of that.


I never hid out. I was never big enough a star.


Faulkner was almost oriental. I never got into Faulkner.


This generation should entertain this generation. It's only fair. When I was a kid, I mowed the lawn. Now, somebody else's kid can mow the lawn.


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.


I have my own religion. I'm sort of one-quarter Baptist, one-quarter Catholic, one-quarter Jewish.


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.


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