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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I mean, there's a little bit that gets out,
but for the most part, the thing that makes us work,
and makes our family successful, and our life successful,
is when we walk home and we walk into our doors of our house,
all that other stuff is left outside.
It's not a factor.
- Tim McGraw

I've been around the music business for a long time now,
and I've had a lot of chances to do movies.
But I didn't really want to do any until I found stuff
that started to hit me in the right place.
- Tim McGraw

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

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

No, there will come a time where I'm not gonna do this anymore.
I mean, there will come a time, definitely,
where I'll turn into Elvis - I'm gonna be fat and fishin',
I guarantee you.
- Tim McGraw

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

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

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

I don't want to make that sound like I'm preaching
from a mountain top when I say you have to give your family everything,
because I know it's hard for people.
I'm lucky to be in a position where you can establish
those ground rules and make it that way.
- Tim McGraw

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

The last movie I did, I was very lucky:
I got to work with probably the best actor of our era,
Billy Bob Thornton.
He's just incredible.
I was like a sponge: I soaked up everything he had to say.
- Tim McGraw

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

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

You don't try to get influenced by everything that's
going on with all the other music around you.
You don't listen to the radio - I mean,
I don't.
When I get ready to do an album, I don't listen to anybody else;
I don't wanna be influenced.
- Tim McGraw

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

Yea, though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil,
for I am the meanest son of a bitch in the valley.
- Joel Rosenberg

Once more, Never think that you can live to God by
your own power or strength;
but always look to and rely on him for assistance,
yea, for all strength and grace.
- David Brainerd

Such is the audacity of man, that he hath learned to counterfeit Nature,
yea, and is so bold as to challenge her in her work.
- Pliny the Elder

For above all things Love means sweetness,
and truth, and measure; yea, loyalty to the loved one and to your word.
And because of this I dare not meddle with so high a matter.
- Marie de France

The earth is my altar, the sky is my dome,
mind is my garden, the heart is my home and I'm always at home -
yea,
I'm always at Om.
- Eden Ahbez

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

I would be most content if my children grew up to be
the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly
of building enough bookshelves.
- Anna Quindlen

I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to
go to school every day and do my homework.
- Constance Baker Motley

I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around,
and I definitely want to have children as well.
- Heidi Klum

I grew up in a family in which political issues were often discussed,
and debated intensely.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

I grew up in a very religious family.
I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five.
- Akhmad Kadyrov

There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them,
and I am a poet of memory.
- Philip Levine

I grew up in a household where everybody lived at the top of his lungs.
- Frank Langella

I grew up with too much freedom.
You can't define yourself.
- Moon Unit Zappa

The Amateur Marriage grew out of the reflection that
of all the opportunities to show differences in character,
surely an unhappy marriage must be the richest.
- Anne Tyler

I grew up with a lot of boys.
I probably have a lot of testosterone for a woman.
- Cameron Diaz

I grew up in New York City in the late '70s,
at a time when U.S.
- China relations were something that was on the front
page of The New York Times on a regular basis.
- John Pomfret

You know, I grew up in two American internment camps,
and at that time I was very young.
- George Takei

I grew up in the segregated South, right here in Lynchburg,
Virginia.
- Jerry Falwell

And where I grew up in Australia, surfing was a part of culture.
- Marc Newson

I was born in Chicago and grew up in the suburb of Evanston.
- Douglas Wood

My parents were missionaries - I was born in the States but I grew up in Brazil.
- Arto Lindsay

When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in
comic books and in movies.
I grew up believing this dream.
- Elvis Presley

The next thing that happened to me was that I,
we, were living in Paris where I then grew up.
- Kitty Carlisle

When I grew up, I studied karate for years.
I got pretty strong, but eventually I had to acknowledge
that I really didn't like fighting at all,
so I quit.
- Alison Bechdel

I grew up in Ohio, and I was a musicologist since I was little;
it is all that I would ever read.
- Nina Blackwood

We emphasize that we believe in change because we were born of it,
we have lived by it, we prospered and grew great by it.
So the status quo has never been our god,
and we ask no one else to bow down before it.
- Carl T. Rowan

I grew up in a very modest house.
We were poor-we lived on the poverty level.
We all got jobs as young kids.
- Chely Wright

I grew a love for helpless, defenseless things.
People would give me lions and jaguars.
I had cheetahs, monkeys.
- Dick Dale

Jewish and Palestinian nationalism are virtually contemporaneous,
and grew out of the disruptions that created new national
movements from the ruins of the old empires / i. - Jack Schwartz

I pretty much grew up when punk was big in the UK.
The Sex Pistols were heroes for me.
I used to run around like Johnny Rotten.
I had a jacket like his.
- Gavin Rossdale

I wanted to bring back that big, ballad type of music
that we used to love so much.
Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, when they first came out,
that's what I grew up singing.
- LaToya London

Good records - from my point of view,
where I grew up which was Led Zeppelin and Jethro Tull...
bands that were pushing the envelope a little -
musically and in production.
- Kip Winger

I grew up in conservative rural Kansas in the 1950s
when it was expected that girls would not have a life outside the home,
so educating them was a waste of time.
- Sara Paretsky

I grew up in a very small town which is remote even by Indian standards.
I always dreamed of the world.
- Mira Nair


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