I went further on less talent than anyone, but I was a damned good entertainer.
Sausage is a great deal like life. You get out of it about what you put into it.
You gotta try your luck at least once a day, because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it.
Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life.
I think the kids in school that laughed at the clothes that we wore and the house that we lived in, and then my mother had to cut hair... I think that was a good motivator. Every time they laughed at me, they just built a fire, and there was only one way to put it out - to try and show 'em I was as good as they were.
The other day, I said I should write a song, 'When Does the New Wear Off?' I think it would be a helluva title.