Tim McGraw quotes

  • When you touch and change peoples lives with a song, that's when you've made it as an artist
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Song #Artist #Made

  • Critics who attack my wife bug me. It makes me want to pay 'em a visit so I could give 'em a good punch in the nose.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Giving #Wife #Noses

  • We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Life #Matter #Path

  • I try not to worry about other people's music. But if there's one thing that I hear these days, it's that people try and put [music] down so tight that they take all the color out of it.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Color #Worry #People

  • There ain't no troubles that we can't rise above, with a handful of faith and a heartful of love.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Inspirational #Inspirational Love #Trouble

  • People get out of music what they want to get out of it, and all I try to do is do the same thing.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #People #Trying #Want

  • Like an old photograph, time can make a feeling fade, but the memory of a first love never fades away.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Love #Memories #Feelings

  • Love can sort of rebound and regrow and reinvent itself around a lot of things, but when somebody can't forgive themself for something, I think love sort of withers in that situation.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Thinking #Forgiving #Rebound

  • I still got a few more dances with the devil.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Devil #Stills

  • I don't even trust myself in my career much less giving somebody else advice.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Careers #Giving #Advice

  • I don't know where I'd be without you here with me. Life with you makes perfect sense. You're my best friend.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Marriage #Perfect #My Best Friend

  • I think country music is about honesty. Any art has to have honesty to start with, as the core of it. I mean, they're just going to manipulate you in one way or the other, but there has to honesty at the core of it.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Country #Art #Honesty

  • Carry on, carry on, what don't kill us makes us strong.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Inspirational #Strong

  • I think country music is really one of the biggest genres of music out there and one the most successful genres.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Country #Successful #Thinking

  • When all is said and done, I'd never count the cost. It's worth all that's lost, just to see you smile.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Relationship #Cost #Done

  • Country radio went through a time where they were trying to pigeonhole everybody, and trying to make the gap really narrow, and I think that they've opened that up a little bit.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Country #Thinking #Trying

  • It saddens me to think that there are children in America who are hungry every day of their lives. No one can live - and grow - withoiut such a fundamental necessity as food. If we Americans reach out to our own communities, we could end this crisis.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Children #Thinking #America

  • I'm coming up on 40 next year, and after making so many records and doing music for so long, I'm looking for a change and a different perspective. And every now and then, I think I have something I want to say.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Thinking #Years #Perspective

  • I always want to learn but I am sure on my dying day I will feel like I left something in the bucket.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Dying #Want #Buckets

  • I love producing. I have been producing some acts and starting a label.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Labels #Starting

  • I worked so hard for that first kiss, and a heart don't forget.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Sex #Heart #Kissing

  • Better than I was, more than I am. And all of this happened by taking your hand.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Romantic #Hands

  • You do what you do and you pay for your sins and there's no such thing as what might have been.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Philosophy #Might #Pay

  • I'm running out of places I can run, looking for a place in the sun.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Running #Philosophy #Sun

  • I have three daughters, so I can't be as tough as I want to be. When you have kids - especially daughters - they know how to work you. They're a lot smarter than we are, that's for sure. But I'll be more tough on their boyfriends.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Mother #Daughter #Kids

  • I want to run for the Senate from Tennessee . Not now, but when I'm 50, when music dies down a little bit. I know lots of artists and actors have those delusions of grandeur, but ever since I was a kid, it's been of interest to me.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Running #Kids #Artist

  • Look deep inside the eyes of a woman, see the man you want to be.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Eye #Men #Advice

  • But, yea, I grew up in a strong Baptist background.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Strong #Baptists #Grew

  • There's rises and falls and ups and downs in all music.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Fall #Rise And Fall #Ups & Downs

  • But I was so wrapped up in sports growing up as a kid, that I think I was going to grow to be a pro ball player. But I found out real quick that was not going to happen.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Sports #Growing Up #Real

  • I think of myself as a serious artist. Sometimes you can get in your head too much about that and forget that you have to have fun. I've been guilty in my career about that at times. But the more I thought about it, the more I thought I didn't want anybody else to have a hit with it!
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Music #Fun #Thinking

  • Like I say, I'm always writing and if something sticks, it sticks. I get to write with great songwriters in town. Lori McKenna is one of my all-time favorite singer-songwriters who's ever walked the planet. I get to write with her. The Warren Brothers are friends of mine and I write with them all the time. Lance Miller is a great songwriter. Tom Douglas - you can't get any better than that. I write a lot of stuff but it's got to stick.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Brother #Writing #Singers

  • Better than I was, more than I am And all of this happen by taking your hand And who I am now is who I wanted to be And now that we're together I'm stronger than ever I'm happy and free
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Music #Hands #Who I Am

  • You know not having my real dad around and having a step dad made me want to be a great dad. So now I have been one for 9 years. And now 3 daughters. So, that is what I am - a dad, first and foremost, before anything else. It's just something that comes natural now.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Mother #Daughter #Dad

  • I coach my daughter's softball and basketball team. We go to all the school functions. We go out to eat at night and take the kids to the movies. We try to be as normal as we can.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Basketball #Softball #Mother

  • Sun on my shoulders and the wind at my back, bound and determined to get back on track to where the heart is..where it's been all along.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Heart #Wind #Track

  • I'm probably the most uncool guy that [my daughters] know-as far as they are concerned anyway-'cause I'm Dad. I mean dads just aren't cool-especially when I dance! They don't want me to dance.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Fathers Day #Daughter #Dad

  • My mom is my hero. [She] inspired me to dream when I was a kid, so anytime anyone inspires you to dream, that's gotta be your hero.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Mom #Dream #Hero

  • When I was a kid, my step dad started this business and would go out and get lost cows and stuff. He was part-time truck driver, farmer and cowboy. He taught me how to ride from an early age.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Dad #Kids #Cowboy

  • I love Bill Clinton. I think we should make him king. I'm talking the red robe, the turkey leg - everything.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Kings #Thinking #Talking

  • We're parents first, and once you have kids, everybody knows that you have priority lists. Number one is your family and everything else just kind of finds its place.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Kids #Numbers #Priorities

  • It's innate in me to be a Democrat - a true Southern populist kind of Democrat. There's not a lot of those anymore. I'm not saying I'm right or wrong. That's just the way I feel.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Southern #Way #Kind

  • Everyone should have their own opinion and be able to voice it. No matter what it is. Of course, that does not mean your opinion is always right. But, you're certainly entitled to your opinion.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Mean #Voice #Matter

  • I guess some things never change.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Never Change

  • I ain't as good as I'm gonna get, but I'm better than I used to be.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Used

  • Some say it's too country, some say it's too rock n' roll. But it's just good music if you can feel it in your soul.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Country #Rocks #Soul

  • I like the values in Flicka, and I wanted to do a movie my kids could see and be proud of.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Kids #Proud #Wanted

  • I try to walk on the sunny side of the street.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Inspirational #Trying #Sides

  • What are you doing son, you're gonna drive yourself insane. You'll never find the sunshine, when you're following the rain.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Family #Rain #Son

  • It's innate in me to be a blue-dog Democrat. I'm not saying I'm right or wrong, but that's what I am. My wife and I and our family will do everything we can to support Obama. I like his ideas, I like his energy, and I like the statement he would make for our country to the world.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Country #Dog #Blue

  • The trouble with never is never, never works.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Expression #Trouble

  • If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't jump with them, I'd be at the bottom to catch them. Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don't say.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Teamwork #Bridges #Bottom

  • If you don't feel comfortable with the Red Cross, anything that you feel comfortable sending money to -- that you know is going to get to the hurricane victims -- send money. Because that's what you can do to help. And a lot of prayers. Lots of prayers.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Prayer #Red #Hurricanes

  • I mean, I grew up riding. I can't ever remember not being able to ride or rope and all that stuff. It was part of my life growing up, so it was fun for me.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Growing Up #Fun #Mean

  • We're very blessed, just very fortunate to have the things we have.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Blessed

  • I'm a private guy, and you don't want to be out there preaching to people. But faith leads you in the decisions you make. You don't always pick the right path, but it's there in your conscience.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #People #Guy #Decision

  • I mean as long as I have been doing music I know I am only 30% of what I could be and want to be.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Mean #Long #Want

  • You know, we're very private, and I think that we really separate and try to keep our privacy to ourselves. There's things that people assume a lot of times, and we understand that people are interested, but we really try to keep our family life private as much as we can.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Thinking #People #Trying

  • The way he shook his hips up there on that stage, but before that fateful day when he left Tennessee all of them were calling him the King.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Kings #Calling #Way

  • Down to my last dime and coming apart at the seams. I'm messed up in Mexico, living on refried dreams.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Dream #Mexico #Lasts

  • One of the most basic things we can do is let the men in our lives know it's not okay to mistreat a woman.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Men #Domestic Violence #He Man

  • I let down my guard and my heart was as good as gone.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Fall #Heart #Gone

  • For me, there's a tremendous challenge of singing with Faith, who, in my opinion is one of the best singers in the world. She doesn't get enough credit for being as good as she is. She's so beautiful that people look past her singing. But for a journeyman like me to keep up with her is a real tough sprint.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Beautiful #Real #Past

  • And we carry onWhen our lives come undoneWe carry onCause there's promise in the morning sunWe carry onAs the dark surrenders to the dawnWe were born to overcomeWe carry onBeyond the picket fences and the oil wellsThe happy endings and the fairy talesIs the reality of shattered lives and broken dreamsWe carry on
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Morning #Dark #Reality

  • Loving a man shouldn't have to be this rough
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Breakup #Men #Rough

  • The face that's in the mirror when I don't like what I see / I guess that's just the cowboy in me,
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Cowboy #Mirrors #Faces

  • I am heartbroken by the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in my home state. Like so many Americans I am watching the news reports with great sadness. But it's at times like these that each of us must work together to provide lifesaving aid to those in terrible need.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Heartbroken #Sadness #Home

  • We ride and never worry 'bout the fall. Guess that's just the cowboy in us all.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Fall #Cowboy #Worry

  • I think you have to be a little bit strict. You can't be friend and their parent in a lot of situations, especially in this day and age where it's so dangerous for kids. So there's a bit of sternness, I guess, in the way I raise my kids.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Kids #Thinking #Parent

  • I'm actually not an exhibitionist at all. When you get onstage and you get under the lights playing music, I feel more hidden and more alone than anywhere else. You hide behind your music and let your emotions come out through the music.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Light #Playing Music #Emotion

  • When all our tears have reached the sea, part of you will live in me.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Sadness #Sea #Tears

  • I think the best thing, or the greatest thing my girls have going for them, is having their mother as a role model,
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Girl #Mother #Thinking

  • I feel like that I'm learning all the time. I'm learning from new artists, from established artists... every time I listen to '70s rock 'n' roll records, I'm learning. And I think that I'm just now starting to get a hold on what I do.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Thinking #Artist #Rocks

  • The issues that matter to me are the social safety nets for people, health care, middle-class concerns. We need to take care of the middle class and the poor in our country.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Country #Class #Issues

  • I live in a house with four women. Just shut up and say, Yes ma'am.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #House #Four #Shut Up

  • There's a tear in his eye that refuses to fall. If it would land on me, that would say it all.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Pain #Fall #Eye

  • She said I bet you dont remember me And I said only every other memory.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Memories #Remember #Said

  • Five years ago I figured we were at the top of our game and that was the best it was going to get, but with every album it seems to keep on building on itself.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Years #Games #Never Quit

  • I didn't want to play a rancher. I didn't want to have a cowboy hat on; I wanted to get away from that in the things I do. But I read the script and fell in love with it. As hard as I tried to say no, I couldn't.
    -- Tim McGraw

    #Cowboy #Play #Want

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