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37 Darlene Love Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Darlene Love Sayings: When you hate people, it not only makes you hate that person, it gives that When you hate people, it not only makes you hate that person, it gives that vibe off for everything around you. I really do believe that.
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Darlene Love Sayings: Background singers who are any good have to be great imitators. Background singers who are any good have to be great imitators.
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Darlene Love Sayings: The Blossoms were actually the first black background singers that did recording sessions in California, The Blossoms were actually the first black background singers that did recording sessions in California, but we had to start giving work away. We just couldn't do it all.
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Darlene Love Sayings: I know it was a gift from God. My father was a preacher and my I know it was a gift from God. My father was a preacher and my mother worked in churches all her life. My father had a very deep bass sounding voice and my mother had an in-between soprano voice. Not great singers, but they had great tones to their voices. I think that had a lot to do with it. Also, I really believe my voice was a gift from God. I believe if you take care of it, He will help you take care of it.
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Darlene Love Sayings: I am so thankful for the genius of Phil Spector, for his recognition of my I am so thankful for the genius of Phil Spector, for his recognition of my talent to be the main voice of his Wall of Sound.
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Darlene Love Sayings: With movies, they have a certain person or style that they're looking for. It's not With movies, they have a certain person or style that they're looking for. It's not that they don't like you, but maybe you're not the person that's right for their movie. That happens a lot.
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Darlene Love Sayings: My pursuit was more in the music thing, so I never went out pursuing movies. My pursuit was more in the music thing, so I never went out pursuing movies. It was more just pursuing my singing career because people came to me for singing more than they did for doing movies.
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Darlene Love Sayings: I love being married. I've been married three times. I love being married. I've been married three times.
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Darlene Love Sayings: The Blossoms had gotten so we were working seven days a week, three or four The Blossoms had gotten so we were working seven days a week, three or four sessions a day, which was literally killing us, physically. With the instruments that the musicians play, they can do that, but not with us using our voices.
Darlene Love Sayings: I'm always happy to be a part of history. When you're a part of history, I'm always happy to be a part of history. When you're a part of history, you live forever. 'The T.A.M.I. Show' will live forever because now it's brand new. We did that 40-odd years ago, and people are really starting to see it now. I was a part of history when I recorded that show.
Darlene Love Sayings: It means a lot to me, the sanctity of marriage. It means a lot to me, the sanctity of marriage.
Darlene Love Sayings: In church, they have the music where you jump and you shout, you know, and In church, they have the music where you jump and you shout, you know, and then you have the quiet music where you're sitting, you're meditating.
Darlene Love Sayings: You just have to find a lawyer that won't let you sign certain things - You just have to find a lawyer that won't let you sign certain things - and I mean the fine print, because I was gone from Phil Spector and signed with Gamble and Huff in Philadelphia, and Phil bought my record contract back from them.
Darlene Love Sayings: When people come and see me, I want them to experience joy. I don't do When people come and see me, I want them to experience joy. I don't do any sad songs in my show. It's to lift the spirit.
Darlene Love Sayings: Well, it's my age group, anywhere from, I'd say 30 to 70. The biggest comment Well, it's my age group, anywhere from, I'd say 30 to 70. The biggest comment I get about the book is how honest it is and that people can relate to my circumstances going across the line. Anybody could learn and deal with this book from reading it.
Darlene Love Sayings: 'If I Can Dream' is my all-time favorite Elvis song. It was a big record, 'If I Can Dream' is my all-time favorite Elvis song. It was a big record, but not as big as it could have been. It was one of those records where you'd think it sold 10 billion copies, but it didn't.
Darlene Love Sayings: I've always wanted to work with Barbra Streisand because she's worked with some of the I've always wanted to work with Barbra Streisand because she's worked with some of the best background singers in the world who are friends of mine, worked with them in concert or on movie soundtracks, and I always say 'Now, where was I? Where was I when she was hiring people to work with her?'
Darlene Love Sayings: My father was a Pentecostal minister; that's how I was brought up. So I never My father was a Pentecostal minister; that's how I was brought up. So I never thought of having a secular career.
Darlene Love Sayings: A lot of the people who saw me in the 'Lethal Weapon' movies didn't even A lot of the people who saw me in the 'Lethal Weapon' movies didn't even know I was a singer.
Darlene Love Sayings: I think, for a long time, people thought I was a figment of Phil Spector's I think, for a long time, people thought I was a figment of Phil Spector's imagination because they knew The Crystals, they knew The Ronettes, they knew Bob B. Sox and the Blue Jeans, but had never had met Darlene Love.
Darlene Love Sayings: I get such joy out of performing for people, and you can tell whether they I get such joy out of performing for people, and you can tell whether they like you or they don't like you the minute you walk out on the stage. And they don't even have to tell me that they had a good time. I know they had a good time.
Darlene Love Sayings: If you listen to most songs, most people will not sing the words of the If you listen to most songs, most people will not sing the words of the lead singer. They will sing the hook. The hook is what makes the record sell.
Darlene Love Sayings: I wish I started out as a solo artist. I wish I started out as a solo artist.
Darlene Love Sayings: I worked with Dionne Warwick, did shows with Bette Midler, and then I did the I worked with Dionne Warwick, did shows with Bette Midler, and then I did the 25th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Springsteen at the Garden. It was all important stuff because you want people to know you can work, you can sing, and you can still look good!
Darlene Love Sayings: There's nothing better than lifting somebody's spirit with music. There's nothing better than lifting somebody's spirit with music.
Darlene Love Sayings: When I met Letterman, he told me he thought 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' was When I met Letterman, he told me he thought 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' was the greatest Christmas song he ever heard, and he wanted me to be on his show to sing it.
Darlene Love Sayings: I think we did our first session in 1958. There were no black background singers I think we did our first session in 1958. There were no black background singers - there were only white singers. They weren't even called background singers; they were just called singers. I don't know who gave us the name 'background singers,' but I think that came about when The Blossoms started doing background.
Darlene Love Sayings: I never pushed to be a star. I didn't want to. I had my home, I never pushed to be a star. I didn't want to. I had my home, my family. Session work let you do the music and leave.
Darlene Love Sayings: Every step that I've taken was a learning lesson. Even to not think you're so Every step that I've taken was a learning lesson. Even to not think you're so big and so bad you can't fall.
Darlene Love Sayings: I enjoyed every minute of what I was doing with sessions, because The Blossoms, the I enjoyed every minute of what I was doing with sessions, because The Blossoms, the group that I was singing with, they were the first black background singers. There weren't any.
Darlene Love Sayings: When I was a backup singer, I enjoyed it. When I was a backup singer, I enjoyed it.
Darlene Love Sayings: Nobody put the camera on the background singers who were singing. It was on Stevie Nobody put the camera on the background singers who were singing. It was on Stevie Wonder. It was on Elton John. It was on whoever was the lead singer out front. We were 20 feet from stardom.
Darlene Love Sayings: The whole idea is you can't sit around and do nothing. You have to get The whole idea is you can't sit around and do nothing. You have to get up and start living one day at a time. That's what I did my entire career. You can't sit around and say, 'Oh, poor me. Nobody likes me. Nobody is giving me a job.' You have to get up and go. If you sit at home and do nothing, that is what is going to happen.
Darlene Love Sayings: Your body knows how old you are, but if you keep on and you take Your body knows how old you are, but if you keep on and you take care of yourself - you know, I go to kickboxing class every morning at 5 A.M. You know, try to do all the things to take care of the outside of your body, but you also should do - and have to do things that take care of the inside of your body.
Darlene Love Sayings: I always say that when I was recording with Phil Spector, he would not let I always say that when I was recording with Phil Spector, he would not let me really sing, you know? And even to make me sound younger, he would speed the track up. He still wanted that real nice, little, quiet, sweet little sound.
Darlene Love Sayings: I know God loves me. I tell people all the time I'm one of his I know God loves me. I tell people all the time I'm one of his favorite childs. I had to believe in something bigger than me - bigger than man. I had to believe that God would send somebody across my path to keep my dreams alive.
Darlene Love Sayings: A lot of times, that's hard to capture: what you sound like in person versus A lot of times, that's hard to capture: what you sound like in person versus what you sound like on record. If I had total control, I would do a lot of the old songs - not only my songs but Sam Cooke songs, Luther Vandross, melody songs. That's what I would really do if I had an opportunity to do a record.