I’m thankful for every moment.
I have found people on both sides of the aisle, white and black, that’ll give you the shirt off their back. And I’ve also found people that won’t give you a piece of bread if you’re starving to death.
The music is the message, the message is the music. So that’s my little ministry that the Big Man upstairs gave to me – a little ministry called love and happiness.
Teach success before teaching responsibility. Teach them to believe in themselves. Teach them to think, ‘I’m not stupid’. No child wants to fail. Everyone wants to succeed.
I didn’t have a mother; I had a mama. I measure other women by the stature of my mama.
Some people believe that fairness comes with obeying the rules. I’m one of those people.
If I could live my life all over I’d do everything the same; the film in my camera would remain the same; there’s no way lord, to leave this love behind.
People still come up to me and ask me to sign their records. That’s right, records! Man, they don’t even make records no more!
I learned more stuff in church than I did in the world.
Suicide is not an answer, it’s destruction.
Pakistan’s being an ally and helping the United States, we ought to show Pakistan that we are appreciative for the help that’s been extended.
No child wants to fail. Everyone wants to succeed.