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Little Richard Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Little Richard.

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

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I don't give the devil credit for creating nothing.
- Little Richard

I only wore makeup when I went onstage.
- Little Richard

God is omnipotent, He is omniscient,
and He is ever present.
- Little Richard

 

I was really kind of shy as a child.
But I would do things for attention.
- Little Richard

I'm very much a gentleman in what I do.
- Little Richard

If I had my life to live over, I would want to be a man.
- Little Richard

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I never heard nobody in my audience call me any kind of names.
- Little Richard

I think that a man should be caring.
- Little Richard

God gives us the ability, but rock 'n' roll was created by men.
- Little Richard

I don't think that you have to be effeminate to be sensitive.
- Little Richard

I'm here to sing.
- Little Richard

Some situations you cause yourself.
- Little Richard

I've never seen the devil create music.
- Little Richard

I let people know that it was all right to do the kinds of things I did.
- Little Richard

I thank God for making me a man.
- Little Richard

But I'm a rock 'n' roll singer; that's my livelihood,
my occupation.
- Little Richard

Plus I love Tanya Tucker and I love country music.
- Little Richard

I also like the banging piano - that old good-time piano.
- Little Richard

I love God, and I'm a follower.
- Little Richard

I just want the world to know that God is present,
that he's alive for ever more.
- Little Richard

Greed has taken the whole universe, and nobody is worried about their soul.
- Little Richard

I don't think a woman has to act like a man to show that she has strength.
- Little Richard

I was always my own person.
- Little Richard

To me, true rock 'n' roll has a lot of bottom in it.
- Little Richard

No, I've never truly been a minister.
- Little Richard

But I was singing loud, and most singers weren't singing loud.
- Little Richard

I did what I felt, and I felt what I did,
at all costs.
- Little Richard

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

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

And I don't get down on nobody else for doing whatever else they do.
To each his own.
- Little Richard

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

But men are so full of greed today, they'll sell anything
for a little piece of money.
- Little Richard

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

They shoulda called me Little Cocaine,
I was sniffing so much of the stuff!
My nose got big enough to back a diesel truck in,
unload it, and drive it right out again.
- Little Richard

And I think a woman should find it a joy to be female
because God made both male and female.
- Little Richard

I tried to look presentable for a show,
but not for sexual attraction.
It was strictly for show business.
- Little Richard

I always knew I was a man, always felt that I was a man,
always wanted to be a man.
- Little Richard

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

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.
- Little Richard

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

I would wear flamboyant clothes and long hair,
and most singers at the time didn't.
- Little Richard

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

I also think that what's wrong with all of us is that
we don't show enough love toward each other.
- Little Richard

Like, my mother would have company over,
and I would sing so they'd pay attention to me.
- Little Richard

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.
- Little Richard

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.
- Little Richard

Now they have banging guitar and no bass and call it rock,
but that's not what I call rock.
- Little Richard

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
- Henry David Thoreau

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda


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