Ralph Stanley Quotes

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Ralph Stanley Quotes

I still go to that church now, and they dont believe in instruments in the church. But, my brothers and sisters in the church will listen to me. They will come out to a place to see me play. They will buy all of my records and everything, but they dont believe in bringing that instrument in the church. But, theyll come and watch me somewhere else. Why that is, I dont know.
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I've done it all. I'm thankful and proud of what I've accomplished in my life. I hope to keep doing it.

— Ralph Stanley

I believe in my music.

— Ralph Stanley

I would have quit before I went rock-n-roll. I know one way, and that's natural, and when I can't make it, I'll come home and stay. I believe in my music.

— Ralph Stanley

I don't see any harm in brining an instrument into the church itself.

— Ralph Stanley

I think Bob [Dylan] told me that he turned down twenty interviews that year, and I was the only one that he sat down and did an interview with. And, he said that it was one of his highlights, and it was one of my highlights. And, I was very glad to talk with Bob. I found out that he was a good fan of mine, and that tickled me.

— Ralph Stanley

I have plenty of good friends that I think the world of - and Bob [Dylan] is one of them, and I like his music - but with some others ... their music I just don't care too much about all of it. Some of it I like.

— Ralph Stanley

I think - I really think my voice has gotten better in the last two or three years. I don't know why. I've been doing a lot of - a lot more lead singing, and everybody tells me that my voice was better than ever and I agree with them. Maybe I've learned to do more with it. I don't know what.

— Ralph Stanley

I am a man of constant sorrow. I've seen trouble all my days.

— Ralph Stanley

You give out the words and then sing them. You give out the words, you know, and the people can hear what you're giving out, and they sing that song or that line and they do the same thing again.

— Ralph Stanley

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