The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself.

Doing new stuff live is tough just simply because I pay my money, I stand in my seats, and I see the guys I love. And if I paid that ticket, there's a good chance that I'm there to hear the stuff that made me fall in love with 'em - we call it the 'old stuff.'

I got an offer in 1992 to buy a major-league team. I turned down the offer because I don't want my love of the game to involve business.

I wouldn't mind producing a movie with a music storyline, but acting in one is too close to home.

You know me, I've got to find some way to get a fresh fire.

No offense to music - thank you for Entertainer of the Year and all that stuff. But if you're a father or a mother, there's nothing that beats being a parent, and that's the best time of my life right there.

I'm gonna stay an album guy. In fact, concept albums are really blowing my mind right now, because if you want to promote an album, think about it - a concept album might be the way to go.

I like to follow my favorite team and talk sports with my band or fans. You won't believe how many musicians are sports fans. We have so much time on tour that we need these outlets for relaxation.

Don't change a thing. That's one of the best gimmicks a band could ever come up with.

If God came down here with the box that had the reason for living in it, I'd like to find just 2 words: The Music. That would be neat.

The guys have told me not to quit my day job.

I remember in the '80s, Randy Travis was my guy. He's the reason I moved to Nashville, and I just loved him. But at some point when he was winning everything, you find yourself pulling for other people.

I was lucky enough to go home and raise our babies.

I want to get within myself and write. I really, really want to write.

I'm worried a lot of our work day as artists is a producer's creation - not an artist's creation.

I wouldn't trade a thing. Even the troubles that I had. I have become the husband and mate to my wife that I have because of what I went through, including the bad times. I wouldn't trade that.

All the artists out there, I ask you and beg you: Take over your ship. It's your career. It's your life.

Here's my whole marketing idea: treat people the way you want to be treated.

Whatever I do, I hope it's quality, I hope it's something that's class.

I don't know of too many double Christmas albums, so it is something that's new, and hopefully will be fun, and there's plenty of stuff out there to cut.

Happiness isn't getting what you want, it's wanting what you got.

I'm one of those guys who has to have a constant something going inside and in front of my face. If not, I get in trouble.

I'd like to think a baseball picture is somewhere in my future.

There's always hunger to create because I believe that's what I do. I believe that's what I'm supposed to be doing.

Sometimes I thank God... for cheeseburgers.

My father and brothers were in the military.

I'm a big movie fan. After a show, if I'm on the bus or a plane, it's often hard to get to sleep, so I'll watch a film. An action film can even relax me.

There's a difference between knowing what's on the page in a history book and actually feeling that page have curves and valleys.

People said, 'How could you walk away from music?' But being a dad - there's nothing that can touch that.

We're just a real dirty band. We're raw, and we're rough. None of us are top-scale, top-line musicians. But I tell you what, you get your top-line musicians and see if they can entertain like us.

Music should always be first.

I don't think it's changed that much when you go on the principle if Garth introduced more rock into country music, then Florida Georgia Line's gonna introduce more dance and more beat-driven stuff into country music. That's just how it's gonna go. So whatever influences you as a kid, you're gonna put in your music.

Once you've figured out how to wait on people and clean toilets, it makes you very mindful of how you treat the people who are serving you.

If we see too much of one person, even though we like that person, we start to kind of pull for other people.

Just keep taking chances and having fun.

What you do on tour is you build this 'You and me against the world' thing.

It's the sweetest thing to be a parent of a daughter. When they hit their twenties, they become these lovebugs that come back. It's just so sweet.

Your band members? Your band members don't want to be tied to a machine. They want to be playing. That's what the Beatles did. And the Beatles' stuff is timeless. That's what I would suggest. Just get back to sweating, playing hard, hammering, and having a blast.

Before the show, we see all these radio people, and most of them say, 'Garth, you're a lot calmer than I thought you were gonna be.' But when the members of the band give one another that handshake, and the lights go out, and the crowd goes up, then you're sliding into the elevator, man, your heart is just going bopbopbopbopbop.

I've been taking batting practice in my barn where nobody can see me, so I may be better than anyone thinks.

You can't succeed if you don't know what losing is.

While I'm playing baseball, I'm still writing songs and having tapes sent to me. I'm sure I'll spend a lot of time in the whirlpool resting these tired bones, so I'll be thinking of music then.

The most important days, more than any Grammy award thing or anything, is the day that you're responsible for snacks after the game.

I'd much rather have the honesty than not. Because if you will say what's on your mind and get it off your chest, then the sooner I can prove you wrong!

I love being a part of country music. I love going out and... doing things for the first time for country music. I always enjoy that.

My hardest thing was to let go, to be happy for everybody and just to enjoy. And go back to being what you were before you became an artist, and that was just a fan.

I feel very lucky to get to fly the flag of RCA Records and Sony Music.

I can take the steel guitars and fiddles off, we can make it a little more pop, cover ideas that are a little less cowboy. But you got to look at yourself in the mirror and ask, whose flag you are under? For Garth Brooks, I'm steel, fiddles, red, white and blue.

The great thing about albums is it gives you a lot of choices, and we can all say that the album business is dead, but watch Taylor Swift. I don't think it's dead. I just think we've got to hit on the energies that make people want to collect albums.