Motivational Quotes from Chet Atkins

A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can’t give you a formula for that.

Chet Atkins

Years from now, after I’m gone, someone will listen to what I’ve done and know I was here. They may not know or care who I was, but they’ll hear my guitars speaking for me.

Chet Atkins

Everything I’ve ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.

Chet Atkins

You shape your own destiny.

Chet Atkins

Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.

Chet Atkins

I’ll always be poor in my mind.

Chet Atkins

If you hear something you like, and you’re halfway like the public, chances are they’ll like it too.

Chet Atkins

Once you become predictable, no one’s interested anymore.

Chet Atkins