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 Mickey Gilley - “Well, I got people that help me with the restaurant. I don't have to be at the restaurant 24 hours a day.”
 Mickey Gilley - “There used to be a lot of acts, which was good, because people don't want to see the same act every night. But, you don't want too many acts, you don't want to over-saturate it.”
 Mickey Gilley - “Ray Stevens also made a good success of it. He sold it, but financed the sale himself. Now, I just read where he's going to be back”
 Mickey Gilley - “It's the same with the ballplayers. Babe Ruth spent a lot, too and the ballplayers make a lot more money now.”
 Mickey Gilley - “It's like Branson. When I went to Branson there was only 4 acts in there. Now, you can't count 'em. There's so many theatres now, that only the strong will survive.”
 Mickey Gilley - “If you have good food, people will come to your restaurant.”
 Mickey Gilley - “If I cut an album now and sell it for ten bucks, I can put seven dollars and fifty cents in my pocket.”
 Mickey Gilley - “I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I do know how to count.”
 Mickey Gilley - “I have the restaurant, too. I serve Southwest, barbecue.”
 Mickey Gilley - “I had some airline stock, but the airlines tanked. I didn't have a lot of money in them, though.”
 Mickey Gilley - “I had seventeen No. 1 songs and I didn't see anything like that kind of money.”
 Mickey Gilley - “I had a few stocks, but stocks took a dive. I never sell my stocks.”
 Mickey Gilley - “I don't own everything, I do have a partner.”
 Mickey Gilley - “'Cause I can make more money going in and doing my recordings and selling them through my entities that I have, rather than going to a record co. and them release a record and pay me 5 percent of what they make off it.”
 Mickey Gilley - “All my money was made doing the dates and selling products when I was out there on the road.”
 Mickey Gilley - “All I want to do is do my shows and play golf.”
 Mickey Gilley - “All I have to concentrate on is my performing.”
 Mickey Gilley - “A record co. is just a vehicle for public appearances.”
 Mickey Gilley - “Back then I thought if you cut a record, you were automatically a star.”
 Mickey Gilley - “If you're not on a major label today, you're not gonna get played. They've got the market sewed up.”
 Mickey Gilley - “I guess the nicest thing about being, I won't say famous but being popular is a more proper word for me to use would be that if you've got a recognizable name, a lot of times you can get people to do things for you ordinarily that you wouldn't get done.”
 Mickey Gilley - “So I'm trying to spread myself to the point to where I can do the night shows and not have to worry about the matinees, and do one or two matinees down through the year.”
 Mickey Gilley - “I'm set to have my best year ever I'm hiring some acts and there will be a show in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening. I'm going to use my theater to its fullest potential.”
 Mickey Gilley - “I never made any money off of my records. It gave me the name across the country so that I could do some of the things in my personal appearances.”
 Mickey Gilley - “My only failure was the restaurant in Myrtle Beach. I kept it open for four years. It was in a tourist town, it was only busy four and half, five months of the year. But the bills kept coming all year.”

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