Notes & Quotes: The Tao of Willie by Willie Nelson

The following are my favorite quotes from Willie Nelson's The Tao of Willie: A Guide to the Happiness in Your Heart.  They're numbered for convenience and i've bolded my favorites.
  1. Trying to be someone else is the hardest road there is.
  2. The wisdom is in the moments when the madness slips away and we remember the basics.
  3. As nations, we prepare much more for war than we do for peace, and in doing so, we make war inevitable.
  4. "Be sure you're right, and then go ahead." Davey Crockett
  5. You'll never get ahead by blaming your problems on other people.
  6. Breathe from your chest, breathe from your gut, breathe from your heels.
  7. If the choice you make is to breathe deeply, you can unlock the genie of your own personal power.
  8. Don't give up if you know what you're doing is good.
  9. Because of positive thinking, there is very little that I've wanted to do that I haven't been able to do.
  10. You should drink water when you're thirsty, not sugar, alcohol, and caffeine.
  11. You can't always change the circumstances of your life, but you can change your perception of the circumstances and of the world around you by any creative act.
  12. When I got my heart in the right place, my career followed along.
  13. Happiness comes from being true to your true nature.
  14. If you are a good person, if you have a good heart, you don't have to be nothing but yourself.
  15. When you look at your life with the proper perspective, the choices are surprisingly easy.  When you ask the right questions, the answers aren't so tough.
  16. Follow your own guidance and you will never be alone.  Trust your own truths, and blue skies will follow wherever you go.
  17. [On meditation] Sit. Listen. Breathe. Dream. Renew.
  18. The funny thing about advice is that no matter how good it is, most people are gonna do what they want anyways.
  19. I've noticed that most people spend too much time worrying about what someone else is doing or saying.
  20. Appreciate what you have and you'll be in a better frame of mind to make the world a better place for those who have less.
  21. Happiness is in the way we act, not in the outcome.
  22. Let go, and you'll be free to find happiness now.
  23. To think of God as looking like us and as a fixer of our problems seems like a self-centered way to view both God and the universe.
  24. To be a servant of God, we must love unselfishly.  When everyone is able to do that, then we will have found heaven right here on earth.
  25. In the long run, what matters more are not our differences in beliefs, but the beliefs we share.
  26. If you can make someone feel better with just a few words, why wouldn't you want to use them?
  27. We're all good and bad, and the only difference is in our actions and our words.
  28. If a frog had would get bird pussy.
  29. Fortunately we are not in control.
  30. Beyond the basics of who you are, the rest is mostly creative use of adjectives.
  31. We'd probably all be a little bit happier if we'd just remember how lucky we are to be alive on this beautiful planet.
  32. Its' easy to be false with other people, but to be false to yourself is a waste of your life on earth.
Pick up a copy of The Tao of Willie for yourself!