TOP 18 Most Inspiring Jimmy Dean Quotes

American Actor

Jimmy Ray Dean was an American country music singer, television host, actor and businessman. Although he may be best known today as the creator of the Jimmy Dean sausage brand, he became a national television personality starting on CBS in 1957. He rose to fame for his 1961 country crossover hit "Big Bad John" and his 1963 ABC television series, The Jimmy Dean Show, which also gave puppeteer Jim Henson his first national media exposure. His acting career included a supporting role as Willard Whyte in the 1971 James Bond movie, Diamonds Are Forever. He lived near Richmond, Virginia, and was nominated for the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010, although he was formally inducted posthumously.

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I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Jimmy Dean

You gotta try your luck at least once a day, because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it. Jimmy Dean

Love is an ice cream sundae, with all the marvelous coverings. Sex is the cherry on top. Jimmy Dean

Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life. Jimmy Dean

God is bigger than people think. Jimmy Dean

A lot of things I am, and a lot of things I am not. But I think I'm about as good an American as there is. I love this country. It's been very, very good to me. And it will be good to anybody if they are willing to give of themselves. Jimmy Dean

I made more money yesterday than I ever thought I'd make in an entire lifetime. But it's like somebody's going to take it all away from me and I'll be back in Texas, installing them damned irrigation wells. I didn't like that when I was sixteen. And I know I wouldn't like it when I'm eighty. Jimmy Dean

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. Jimmy Dean

I've seen so many people in this business that made a fortune. They get old and broke and can't make any money. I tell you something... no one's going to play a benefit for Jimmy Dean. Jimmy Dean

I used to help my granddaddy make sausage. He would mix it up in a cleaned-out washtub with his hands, no gloves. Man, if we did anything like that today, they would jack the jail up and throw us under it. Jimmy Dean

Nobody, man or woman, has ever wrecked a good marriage. Jimmy Dean

I went further on less talent than anyone, but I was a damned good entertainer. Jimmy Dean