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    I'd rather work with guys that have time to live with you, and let it gel.
    — Steve Young
    tags: time  work  live 
     
    My favorite record I've ever done is Rock Salt and Nails. It was recorded in '68-'69 and released in '69. There's something about that record I really like.
    — Steve Young
    I notice guys playing the piano playing a part up here and a part down there, and I wandered why couldn't I do that on the guitar?
    — Steve Young
    I really wanted a guitar. As A little boy I used to tell people I was going to be a musician. They would humor me, and I'd make up thirty minute songs and drive them nuts.
    — Steve Young
    tags: humor  people  song  boys 
     
    I grew up wanting a guitar, my family was very poor. When I was fourteen my mother bought me a Gibson ES 125 thin body. That was a bunch of money in those days - $125.00.
    — Steve Young
    tags: body  poor  money  mother 
     
    Gibson ES 125 was a real instrument, this was in 1956. I started learning; I had a vision of a sound.
    — Steve Young
    tags: real  vision 
     
    First of all, I wish everyone who loved football could stand in the quarterback's shoes just for a play, because I think it would be tremendously humbling to anyone who loved the game to say, "I didn't - I had no idea." You can think about what it would be like, and the cameras are getting better at giving that perspective, that one that the skycam comes down and you get a sense of it, but you just - you don't know.
    — Steve Young
    Fundamentally, if the league is going to have a no-tolerance policy for domestic abuse, if we're going to be a global organization that's going to have this as a perspective, we've got to back it up. We can't be backed into it with a video with more coming out. We have to make an affirmative stand on it.
    — Steve Young
    tags: abuse  perspective 
     
    There are a lot of guys kind of on the bubble that can either be that sort who turn into journeyman kind of guys that will find a new spot or guys that can make a claim to be in one place for a long time. You can name a lot of names this year, an unusual number. And I think that most of them will be OK.
    — Steve Young
    tags: time  year 
     
    I will be a missionary in a remote village at some point.
    — Steve Young
    I had admired Waylon [ Jennings], but I never expected to meet him and get to know him. When I finally moved to Nashville years later, one night I went to a Harlan Howard Guitar Pull thing, and there was Waylon. He started talking about how much he loved my work and how great I was, and I couldn't even get a word in.
    — Steve Young
    tags: work  night  year 
     
    When you're an elite athlete, it's a very special moment in time and you don't want it to end.
    — Steve Young
    tags: time  moment 
     
    I was made to go to church and I heard the gospel songs, and every now then somebody would come through with a guitar and that was a thrill!
    — Steve Young
    tags: song  church  gospel 
     
    I may yet move [from Nashville], and where would I move if not Texas or New Mexico? I couldn't afford a home in California. I need to travel out of there occasionally.
    — Steve Young
    tags: travel 
     
    A running quarterback, to me, is safer. Because, once I got out [of the pocket], I didn?t run where there were a lot of people. I ran where there was nobody.
    — Steve Young
    tags: people  running 
     
    My goal-and this is kind of my own little secret-but when I get married, just to head out and finish football and, and, and be a missionary around the world. Places where Steve Young-not that it's big really that many places-but places where they have no idea about football.
    — Steve Young
    tags: world  ideas  football 
     
    I was a young folk singer, or wanted to be. I really wanted to be a New England folk singer, but they never would accept me. I was always hard to categorize, and people wouldn't know what to make of it.
    — Steve Young
    tags: people  young  england 
     
    I always felt like hanging around the pocket was trouble, but the truth is, the great players take the beatings in the pocket and expose themselves - and that is the real risk.
    — Steve Young
    tags: truth  risk  real 
     
    My dad, like any coach, has always stressed the fundamentals. He taught me responsibility, accountability, and the importance of hard work.
    — Steve Young
    Perception is reality. If you are perceived to be something, you might as well be it because that's the truth in people's minds.
    — Steve Young
    Everything you do in life is up to you. Part of life is realizing you have much more potential and ability than you'd ever know, but it's up to you to face the fears and unleash that which really drives you.
    — Steve Young
    tags: fear  potential 
     
    James Burton was playing some pure roots stuff. Gram Parsons took an interest in that record [in '68-'69] and he admired it. I never had the concept that I'm going to go somewhere and I'm going to have this career. I just really never thought about all that.
    — Steve Young
    tags: thoughts  career 
     
    I was always drawn to the roots music, bluegrass, blues, early rock - Sun Records, Elvis [Presley]. And I still love that music to this day. Memphis never gets the credit. It's much more musically rich than Nashville ever will be. Nashville manufactured that hokey-hillbilly image way back.
    — Steve Young
    tags: music 
     
    One of the things that benefited me that anyone can learn is classical technique. That shows the orchestra that exists within the instrument.
    — Steve Young
    tags: learn 
     
    I've refined it since [ was living in Beaumont, Texas], but I was just obsessed with the guitar. I remember one day sitting in class and it just came to me how the neck worked. I was enlightened to the scales, and the runs. I just saw it and thought; now I understand it!
    — Steve Young
    tags: living 
     
    If I was an actor, it would be like a part that was me. It has to be real to me. I have to make it mine. I really enjoy taking a song I feel that way about, and sometimes it can take a long time to come up with just the right touch. I think that's really my greatest talent, interpreting.
    — Steve Young
    tags: time  right  talent  song  real 
     
    When was about 16 or 17, I was living in Beaumont, Texas and Carlos Montoya came to Lamar College. I went to see him and I didn't know what flamenco was. But when I saw him play, I was blown away that one man on one instrument could make all that sound. I'd learned a lot, but that made a big impact. I had intuition for it. In about three years I learned most of what I know now.
    — Steve Young
    tags: men  living  intuition  college  year 
     
    I was such a heavy drinker I was going to die at age 37. Not to mention the drugs. I'm glad to be sober, I haven't missed a thing. A lot of people never get the chance to come back.
    — Steve Young
    tags: chance  people  age  die  drugs 
     
    I always had a hard time with Nashville. I reluctantly live there. I've mellowed, and it's improved some, in the fact it has more immigrants. There's some real Mexicans there, some folks from India, some of this and that. I'm not satisfied at all with living there. It's a dilemma for me.
    — Steve Young
    tags: time  living  live  real  facts  india 
     
    I did admire the comments and the music of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. And that didn't fly too well in the Deep South. It was not quite redneck enough.
    — Steve Young
    tags: music 
     
    I was known to spout off about [ politics and religion] sometimes, especially in my drinkin' days! It was pretty dangerous actually.
    — Steve Young
    I was born and grew up in the Deep South, and I must say it wasn't easy for me. I always marched to a drummer, I had different views about politics and religion and I had them relatively young.
    — Steve Young
    tags: young  politics 
     
    Music saved my life a few times because I could play the stuff rednecks loved. They thought I was great and they wondered why I didn't do that all the time.
    — Steve Young
    tags: time  thoughts  music 
     
    My playing style is very eccentric and mostly self taught.
    — Steve Young
    tags: self 
     
    If I wasn't so lazy, or if I had a roadie, I'd have a line of guitars on stage. I'd have a lap steel and a nylon string up there, but who wants to keep up with all that?
    — Steve Young
    tags: lazy 
     
    I like the idea of having an old Gibson [guitar], but I don't have one. The Gibson has a different quality, but it's almost like you need both.
    — Steve Young
    tags: ideas  quality 
     
    I have somewhat [Taylor's or Gallagher's guitars], but I like the power of the Martins.
    — Steve Young
    tags: power 
     
    51 Martin [guitar] sounded pretty good as new guitar. Martin has several levels of guitars now, and this one is pretty good.
    — Steve Young
    I'm playing a D-28 Martin that I've had about 20 years or so. I've got a '51 Martin and I thought I shouldn't be taking this on the road. So I went down to Gruhn Guitars in Nashville and kind of traded around and ended up with this one. This guitar sounded pretty good as new guitar.
    — Steve Young
    tags: thoughts  year 
     
    I had a guy who went out of way to help me get started and somehow saw something in me. I couldn't get my hands on a real guitar till I was fourteen. I always wanted one from the time I was a tiny kid. Music was bigger than life to me.
    — Steve Young
    tags: time  help  real  music  kids 
     
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