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79 Little Richard Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Little Richard Sayings: I am the innovator. I am the originator. I am the emancipator. I am the I am the innovator. I am the originator. I am the emancipator. I am the architect of rock 'n' roll!
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Little Richard Sayings: I'm a conductor of revivals. The only minister in the whole package. Little Richard, the I'm a conductor of revivals. The only minister in the whole package. Little Richard, the evangelist.
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Little Richard Sayings: But I'm a rock 'n' roll singer; that's my livelihood, my occupation. But I'm a rock 'n' roll singer; that's my livelihood, my occupation.
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Little Richard Sayings: I got fame and fortune, and I lost my sense of reasoning. I got fame and fortune, and I lost my sense of reasoning.
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Little Richard Sayings: When you sit down and think about what rock 'n' roll music really is, then When you sit down and think about what rock 'n' roll music really is, then you have to change that question. Played up-tempo, you call it rock 'n' roll; at a regular tempo, you call it rhythm and blues.
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Little Richard Sayings: I thank God for making me a man. I thank God for making me a man.
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Little Richard Sayings: Gay people are the sweetest, kindest, most artistic, warmest and most thoughtful people in the Gay people are the sweetest, kindest, most artistic, warmest and most thoughtful people in the world. And since the beginning of time all they've ever been is kicked.
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Little Richard Sayings: That's what Tina Turner did, too - sang blues up-tempo - and they called it That's what Tina Turner did, too - sang blues up-tempo - and they called it rock 'n' roll.
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Little Richard Sayings: People called rock & roll 'African music.' They called it 'voodoo music.' They said that People called rock & roll 'African music.' They called it 'voodoo music.' They said that it would drive the kids insane. They said that it was just a flash in the pan - the same thing that they always used to say about hip-hop.
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Little Richard Sayings: I was washing dishes at the Greyhound bus station at the time and I said, I was washing dishes at the Greyhound bus station at the time and I said, 'Awap bop a lup bop a wop bam boom, take 'em out!'
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Little Richard Sayings: It was a way out of poverty. It was a way to success. It was It was a way out of poverty. It was a way to success. It was a way to education. And it was a way to a brighter day for me.
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Little Richard Sayings: I don't think a woman has to act like a man to show that she I don't think a woman has to act like a man to show that she has strength.
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Little Richard Sayings: I don't give the devil credit for creating nothing. I don't give the devil credit for creating nothing.
Little Richard Sayings: Now they have banging guitar and no bass and call it rock, but that's not Now they have banging guitar and no bass and call it rock, but that's not what I call rock.
Little Richard Sayings: I did what I felt, and I felt what I did, at all costs. I did what I felt, and I felt what I did, at all costs.
Little Richard Sayings: Rock 'n' roll offered me a platform to speak what I felt. It also offered Rock 'n' roll offered me a platform to speak what I felt. It also offered me a platform to support my mama and my brothers and sisters - twelve children.
Little Richard Sayings: I was always my own person. I was always my own person.
Little Richard Sayings: If at first you don't succeed, you get back up and you try ... and If at first you don't succeed, you get back up and you try ... and you try ... and you try it again ... except ice skating, I hate this crap, I quit!
Little Richard Sayings: I think people who don't believe in God are crazy. How can you say there I think people who don't believe in God are crazy. How can you say there is no God when you hear the birds singing these beautiful songs you didn't make?
Little Richard Sayings: God would be a very selfish god if he gave all the soul to one God would be a very selfish god if he gave all the soul to one race ... When one sings from the heart and it reaches another heart, that's soul.
Little Richard Sayings: I also think that what's wrong with all of us is that we don't show I also think that what's wrong with all of us is that we don't show enough love toward each other.
Little Richard Sayings: A lot of songs I sang to crowds to get their reaction. That's how I A lot of songs I sang to crowds to get their reaction. That's how I knew they'd hit.
Little Richard Sayings: I always knew I was a man, always felt that I was a man, always I always knew I was a man, always felt that I was a man, always wanted to be a man.
Little Richard Sayings: I gave up rock 'n' roll for the rock of ages! I used to be I gave up rock 'n' roll for the rock of ages! I used to be a glaring homosexual until God changed me!
Little Richard Sayings: It's not the size of the ship; it's the size of the waves. It's not the size of the ship; it's the size of the waves.
Little Richard Sayings: But men are so full of greed today, they'll sell anything for a little piece But men are so full of greed today, they'll sell anything for a little piece of money.
Little Richard Sayings: No, I've never truly been a minister. No, I've never truly been a minister.
Little Richard Sayings: I think my legacy should be that when I started in show business, there wasn't I think my legacy should be that when I started in show business, there wasn't no such thing as rock n' roll. When I started with 'Tutti Frutti,' that's when rock really started rocking.
Little Richard Sayings: But when I went on the stage to do a show, I would put on But when I went on the stage to do a show, I would put on makeup because I felt that it enhanced my act; it drew attention to what I was doing.
Little Richard Sayings: My mother died, and I couldn't stand to look at her bedroom any more. I'd My mother died, and I couldn't stand to look at her bedroom any more. I'd get sick. I've always been a momma's boy.
Little Richard Sayings: And I think a woman should find it a joy to be female because God And I think a woman should find it a joy to be female because God made both male and female.
Little Richard Sayings: I've never seen the devil create music. I've never seen the devil create music.
Little Richard Sayings: I invented rock & roll. Jimi Hendrix was my guitar player. James Brown was my I invented rock & roll. Jimi Hendrix was my guitar player. James Brown was my vocalist.
Little Richard Sayings: I saw Uncle John with Long Tall Sally, he saw Aunt Mary coming and he I saw Uncle John with Long Tall Sally, he saw Aunt Mary coming and he ducked back in the alley.
Little Richard Sayings: I would wear flamboyant clothes and long hair, and most singers at the time didn't. I would wear flamboyant clothes and long hair, and most singers at the time didn't.
Little Richard Sayings: And I'd like to give my love to everybody, and let them know that the And I'd like to give my love to everybody, and let them know that the grass may look greener on the other side, but believe me, it's just as hard to cut.
Little Richard Sayings: I look back on my life, comin' out of Macon, Georgia - I never thought I look back on my life, comin' out of Macon, Georgia - I never thought I'd be a superstar, a living legend. I never heard of no rock and roll in my life.
Little Richard Sayings: Some situations you cause yourself. Some situations you cause yourself.
Little Richard Sayings: God is omnipotent, He is omniscient, and He is ever present. God is omnipotent, He is omniscient, and He is ever present.
Little Richard Sayings: I got a girl named Bony Maronie, she's as skinny as a stick of macaroni. I got a girl named Bony Maronie, she's as skinny as a stick of macaroni.
Little Richard Sayings: I've never gotten money from most of those records. And I made those records: In I've never gotten money from most of those records. And I made those records: In the studio, they'd just give me a bunch of words, I'd make up a song! The rhythm and everything. 'Good Golly Miss Molly'! And I didn't get a dime for it.
Little Richard Sayings: My true belief about Rock 'n' Rolland there have been a lot of phrases attributed My true belief about Rock 'n' Roll
and there have been a lot of phrases attributed to me over the years
is this: I believe this kind of music is demonic ... A lot of the beats in music today are taken from voodoo, from the voodoo drums. If you study music in rhythms, like I have, you'll see that is true. I believe that kind of music is driving people from Christ. It is contagious
Little Richard Sayings: Greed has taken the whole universe, and nobody is worried about their soul. Greed has taken the whole universe, and nobody is worried about their soul.
Little Richard Sayings: I try to be a guide for people, to make their darkness bright and to I try to be a guide for people, to make their darkness bright and to make the pathway light, and never to condemn or control or criticize.
Little Richard Sayings: I love God, and I'm a follower. I love God, and I'm a follower.
Little Richard Sayings: To me, true rock 'n' roll has a lot of bottom in it. To me, true rock 'n' roll has a lot of bottom in it.
Little Richard Sayings: I was really kind of shy as a child. But I would do things for I was really kind of shy as a child. But I would do things for attention.
Little Richard Sayings: I decided to come back and teach goodness in this business. To teach love, because I decided to come back and teach goodness in this business. To teach love, because music is the universal language. We are God's bouquet, and through music we become one.
Little Richard Sayings: Black people lived right by the railroad tracks, and the train would shake their houses Black people lived right by the railroad tracks, and the train would shake their houses at night. I would hear it as a boy, and I thought: I'm gonna make a song that sounds like that.
Little Richard Sayings: I'm very much a gentleman in what I do. I'm very much a gentleman in what I do.
Little Richard Sayings: But I was singing loud, and most singers weren't singing loud. But I was singing loud, and most singers weren't singing loud.
Little Richard Sayings: Elvis may be the King of Rock and Roll, but I am the Queen. Elvis may be the King of Rock and Roll, but I am the Queen.
Little Richard Sayings: We're gonna have some fun tonight. We're gonna have some fun tonight.
Little Richard Sayings: Elvis was God-given, there's no other explanation. A Messiah comes around every few thousand years, Elvis was God-given, there's no other explanation. A Messiah comes around
every few thousand years, and Elvis was it this time.
Little Richard Sayings: A lot of people call me the architect of rock & roll. I don't call A lot of people call me the architect of rock & roll. I don't call myself that, but I believe it's true.
Little Richard Sayings: I'm here to sing. I'm here to sing.
Little Richard Sayings: Plus I love Tanya Tucker and I love country music. Plus I love Tanya Tucker and I love country music.
Little Richard Sayings: I think they saw me as something like a deliverer, a way out. My means I think they saw me as something like a deliverer, a way out. My means of expression, my music, was a way in which a lot of people wished they could express themselves and couldn't.
Little Richard Sayings: I think that a man should be caring. I think that a man should be caring.
Little Richard Sayings: I just want the world to know that God is present, that he's alive for I just want the world to know that God is present, that he's alive for ever more.
Little Richard Sayings: I never heard nobody in my audience call me any kind of names. I never heard nobody in my audience call me any kind of names.
Little Richard Sayings: I thank God for Elvis Presley. I thank the Lord for sending Elvis to open I thank God for Elvis Presley. I thank the Lord for sending Elvis to open the door so I could walk down the road ...
Little Richard Sayings: And I don't get down on nobody else for doing whatever else they do. To And I don't get down on nobody else for doing whatever else they do. To each his own.
Little Richard Sayings: I don't think that you have to be effeminate to be sensitive. I don't think that you have to be effeminate to be sensitive.
Little Richard Sayings: I tried to look presentable for a show, but not for sexual attraction. It was I tried to look presentable for a show, but not for sexual attraction. It was strictly for show business.
Little Richard Sayings: If I had my life to live over, I would want to be a man. If I had my life to live over, I would want to be a man.
Little Richard Sayings: Like, my mother would have company over, and I would sing so they'd pay attention Like, my mother would have company over, and I would sing so they'd pay attention to me.
Little Richard Sayings: It's hard to have a friend when your name's a household word. It's hard to have a friend when your name's a household word.
Little Richard Sayings: God gives us the ability, but rock 'n' roll was created by men. God gives us the ability, but rock 'n' roll was created by men.
Little Richard Sayings: I came from a family where my people didn't like rhythm and blues. Bing Crosby I came from a family where my people didn't like rhythm and blues. Bing Crosby - "Pennies from Heaven" - Ella Fitzgerald, was all I heard.
Little Richard Sayings: I also like the banging piano - that old good-time piano. I also like the banging piano - that old good-time piano.
Little Richard Sayings: I think God made a woman to be strong and not to be trampled under I think God made a woman to be strong and not to be trampled under the feet of men. I've always felt this way because my mother was a very strong woman, without a husband.
Little Richard Sayings: I only wore makeup when I went onstage. I only wore makeup when I went onstage.
Little Richard Sayings: I let people know that it was all right to do the kinds of things I let people know that it was all right to do the kinds of things I did.
Little Richard Sayings: Rock 'n' roll doesn't glorify God. You can't drink out of God's cup and the Rock 'n' roll doesn't glorify God. You can't drink out of God's cup and the devil's cup at the same time. I was one of the pioneers of that music, one of the builders. I know what the blocks are made of because I built them.
Little Richard Sayings: I was directed and commanded by another power. The power of darkness ... that a I was directed and commanded by another power. The power of darkness ... that a lot of people don't believe exists. The power of the Devil. Satan.
Little Richard Sayings: I am the architect of rock n' roll. I have to be a fan of I am the architect of rock n' roll. I have to be a fan of all its forms.
Little Richard Sayings: I didn't know that homosexuality was wrong until I read it in the Bible. I didn't know that homosexuality was wrong until I read it in the Bible.
Little Richard Sayings: I never accepted the idea that I had to be guided by some pattern or I never accepted the idea that I had to be guided by some pattern or blueprint.