Motivational B. B. King Quotes And Sayings
Inspirational B. B. King Quotes

Motivational B. B. King Quotes And Sayings

B. B. King Quotes:- B.B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. He introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that influenced many later blues, electric guitar players.

Inspirational B. B. King Quotes

We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself while you’re doing so.
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Inspirational B. B. King Quotes

The way I feel today, as long as my health is good and I can handle myself well and people still come to my concerts, still buy my CDs, I’ll keep playing until I feel like I can’t.
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The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You were a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn’t know how other people would take it.
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Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but no one wants to die to get there!
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Sometimes I just think that there are more things to be said to make the audience understand what I’m trying to do more. When I’m singing, I don’t want you to just hear the melody. I want you to relive the story because most of the songs have pretty good storytelling.
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People all over the world have problems. And as long as people have problems, the blues can never die.
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I developed in my head that I’m never any better than my last concert or the last time I played, so it’s like an audition each time. You get nervous just before going onstage. I still have that, but I think it’s more like a concern. You’re concerned about the people – like meeting your in-laws for the first time.
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I don’t feel that no big stone should be put over my head, saying he did this, he did that. Unless there’s something that I really did do. I believe I’m just ordinary. And I’d like for people to think of me that way, as just a guy that tried. Wanted to be loved by other people because he loved people.
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I’ve seen myself on those lists of the 100 best guitarists, and if they think that I’m that good, thank them. Thank God for them. But I don’t think so.
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My dad died, I think, at 87. So I’ll be lucky if I make 87. But in a lot of cases, the younger people live longer than their parents. And they know more. My dad used to tell me he ate the hog from his rooter to his tooter. So do I when I’m not trying to lose weight.
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‘She’s Dynamite’ was 100 years ago, and I recorded that song because the company thought that it was a great song and it was hot. That was the beginning of rock n’ roll, and I guess they thought it would be a BB King version of rock n’ roll.
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Everything I record, I just try to sound like me and come up with songs that suit what I do and then just go for it. I never know what the public’s going to like, anyway.
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I didn’t want to disrespect my parents, so I never played blues around the house. But I knew then, same as I know today, that I wasn’t doing anything wrong. I think that before they died, they both felt very proud of me.
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My last divorce was in ’68. What made it come to a head was a promise. See, I had promised her that the next year I wouldn’t work as much. But then I got in trouble with the IRS, and I had to continue working just as much to pay the government. So she said I lied, which is something I never did.
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Water from the white fountain didn’t taste any better than from the black fountain.
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Once in a while, the thumb that fits over the neck of the guitar kinda bothers me a little bit, but not that much yet. I figure in time I won’t do much because of my age.
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I almost chopped my thumb off once. Just before I left home, I was about ten or eleven years old, and I was trying to open a bone. Can you imagine that? A bone! I was trying to get the marrow out of a bone, and I took the ax, and I went to chop it, and something slipped, and the ax went right down there and damn near cut it off.
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Nobody loves me but my mother, and she could be jivin’, too.
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I’ve been married twice. Most women would rather not be married to a traveling blues singer.
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Growing up, I was taught that a man has to defend his family. When the wolf is trying to get in, you gotta stand in the doorway.
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I don’t have a favorite song that I’ve written. But I do have a favorite song: ‘Always on My Mind,’ the Willie Nelson version. If I could sing it as he does, I would sing it every night. I like the story it tells.
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I don’t like anybody to be angry with me. I’d rather have friends.
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If you want to be a good blues singer, people are going to be down on you, so dress like you’re going to the bank to borrow money.
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I think of guitar players in terms of doctors: you have the doctor for your heart, the cardiologist, then one that works on your feet, your leg. But I believe George Benson is the one that plays all over. To me, he would be the M.D. of them all.
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It seems like I always had to work harder than other people. Those nights when everybody else is asleep, and you sit in your room trying to play scales.
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If you can’t get your songs to people one way, you have to find another.
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When I was in the country and I was trying to play, nobody seemed to pay too much attention to me. People used to say, ‘That’s just that ole blues singer.’
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Top B. B. King Quotes And Sayings

When you don’t have much money, you worry that they’ll just put you in the ground someplace and your loved ones won’t know where you are.
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I’ve put up with more humiliation than I care to remember.
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I call myself a blues singer, but you ain’t never heard me call myself a blues guitar man.
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Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy’s playing blues as we play, he’s in high school. When he starts playing jazz it’s like going on to college, to a school of higher learning.
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There are so many sounds I still want to make, so many things I haven’t yet done.
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