Willie Nelson On Eggs, Martial Arts & Living A Life Without Worry | Southern Living


If I’d have done all the things I was supposed to have done, I’d be really tired. (country guitar music) I had a lung collapse one time and I went to a hospital. While I was laying there I decided I’d cut my braids off, so I took scissors and cut them off, just left them laying there, and Mark Rothbaum come in to see me, and he said, “How are you doing?” I said, “I don’t know, I think this medicine might be having a bad effect on me”, and I pulled (laughing). He freaked out. You remember that? Shut up. (laughing) Chicken fried steak. Fried chicken, you know, all that good stuff. Biscuits and gravy. Oh, I try to eat pretty sensible. Actually, if you want to know the truth, about all I eat is oatmeal in the morning, and bacon and eggs in the evening. That’s about it. I don’t think you could fix them any way where I wouldn’t like them, you know, I eat ’em raw. However you got ’em. But soft scrambled, scrambled’s good. I have this kind of philosophy that I can’t do anything about what happened yesterday, or what’s going to happen tomorrow. But I feel like I’m full control of what’s going on now. I think worry will make you sick. I’ve never seen it accomplish anything. I’ve never seen worrying about anything change it. So I decided not to do it. If you can’t do anything about it, why in the hell worry about it? Every negative thought you have releases poison into your system, and will kill you or give you cancer or tumors or whatever else you can think of. So if you’re thinking negative about anything, erase that. Martial arts, I recommend it highly to everyone because it’s good for you mentally, spiritually, physically, and every other way. I haven’t learned to stop bullets yet but (laughing). I’d like to make it to 2018. (laughing) If that’s possible. And then we’ll figure out something else. Well I love to play music, it’s what I can do better than working. (laughing) And I’ve tried that working part, and the music is a little easier for me. Like Harlan Howard said one time about country songs, it’s three chords and the truth. I seem to be able to put my feelings down in a song easier than I can talk about it. I play me better than anybody. You know, we’re all gonna die, so we all have to say, okay, I may be next, you may be next, who knows? There’s not a lot we can do about it (laughing), I don’t think, if you hear of anything let me know.

66 thoughts on “Willie Nelson On Eggs, Martial Arts & Living A Life Without Worry | Southern Living

  1. Trumps new Attorney General Jeff Sessions says "Good people don't smoke marijuana" which means people who use it are "Bad People" including Willie Nelson. The majority of US Citizens want legalization so they must be "bad people". Jeff Sessions is an enemy of the American people.

  2. Hey Willie, You are the king of country and mushrooms. Love it. Youtube: Simply Love by Denise Spurlock. I wrote this song with you in mind to sing it. If interested, let me know. I am on twitter by the name Denise R. Spurlock. I am following you on twitter.

  3. As much dope as he smokes I'd eat oreo cookies and garlic dip, chicken fried steaks with banana pudding for the gravy, ….

  4. God bless you Willy. You are truly amazing. Love your attitude to life and your great sense of humour. Love to meet you one day. Would love to help you live many more years. Have you considered stuff like HGH or it´s secretagogue Ibutamoren. Take a look at Geoffrey life´s website. All the best Willy. Keep on trucking and giving this world your beautiful songs

  5. I also play Spanish guitar (actually I am a teacher) and have written many songs. Would love to send you some for you to listen to. N.B. Not looking for recording contract but would like the songs to be a tribute to you.

  6. Oatmeal in the morning. He don't call people names and seems to like prit near everbody. He likes to see families stay together. Willie would make a fine President.

  7. Words of wisdom. Listen to him people. This is Elder Knowledge here that with every loss of these pioneer greats we also lose their unique perception on life. Whether they were good or bad you can learn to better yourself from listening to them.

  8. Ive been struggling with intense anxiety the past couple of days and listening to Willie just now really helped me

  9. Willie u r talented and wise. Loved u in concert in Milwaukee last Thursday and love u here on utube

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