Berry Gordy Quotes

 

Motown was about music for all people – white and black, blue and green, cops and the robbers. I was reluctant to have our music alienate anyone.

— Berry Gordy

If I settle a case out of court, it’s because I love the person.

— Berry Gordy

The whole purpose of writing a book is to be understood – if other people write about you, they try to guess why you did things, or they hear things from other people.

— Berry Gordy

Whenever I came up against presidents of other companies, I was always smarter, because I was from the streets.

— Berry Gordy

I’m a songwriter, that’s what I love.

— Berry Gordy

I have this ability to find this hidden talent in people that sometimes even they didn’t know they had.

— Berry Gordy

I’ve discovered that Motown and Broadway have a lot in common – a family of wonderfully talented, passionate, hardworking young people, fiercely competitive but also full of love and appreciation for the work, for each other and for the people in the audience.

— Berry Gordy

Today’s business climate is not for me.

— Berry Gordy

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