You know when you’re young you think you will always be. As you become more fragile, you reflect and you realize how much comfort can come from the past. Hymns can carry you into the future.
I was baptized alongside my mother when I was 8 years old. Since then, I have tried to walk a Christian life. And now that I’m getting older, I realized that I’m walking even closer with my God.
I wanted to prove that I could play something else, but there were 249 episodes out there of ‘Mayberry,’ and it was aired every day. It was hard to escape.
I’m not as good a singer as I am an actor. So that’s why I – the stories I like so much is because I’ve been a story teller for a long time. I started as a singer and found out I didn’t have a very good voice. That’s the reason I went into acting.
Lonesome Rhodes had wild mood swings. He’d be very happy, he’d be very said, he’d be very angry, very depressed, and I had to pull all of these emotions out of myself. And it wasn’t easy.
I’m not really wise. But I can be cranky.
Mornin’ ladies, my goodness don’t you look happy. Must be cuttin’ somebody up pretty good.
If you think and feel what you’re supposed to think and feel, hard enough, it’ll come out through your eyes – and the camera will see it.
There was just something about me she did not like.
I still play that guitar. It’s a Martin D-18 with a clear pick guard. I’ve played that guitar on and off my TV shows for nearly 50 years.
Things have changed so much. People walked away from a simple life we had in the ’20s and ’30s, and I am glad that I am able to touch that period in our lives with the shows that I do and with the music that I do.
The straight man has the best part. He gets to be in the show and see it, too.
Any time I try to play anything that doesn’t come natural, I’m just plain bad.
I was being laughed at. I hated it, so I made an adjustment to control the situation. All comics learn that.