B. B. King

The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Learning, Beautiful, You

People all over the world have problems. And as long as people have problems, the blues can never die.B. B. King

0 likes view quote World, Problems, People

I started to like blues, I guess, when I was about 6 or 7 years old. There was something about it, because nobody else played that kind of music.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Music, Blues, Kind

My mother was a very beautiful lady, I thought. She was very good to me. I guess - she died when I was nine and a half, but if she had lived, I probably wouldn't be trying to play guitar. She wanted me to be known, but as something else. Not a guitar player.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Beautiful, Mother, Good

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

0 likes view quote Be Yourself, Yourself, Care

Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy's playing blues like 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.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Learning, School, College

Water from the white fountain didn't taste any better than from the black fountain.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Water, Black, Better

The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn't know how other people would take it.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Family, Child, May

I was born on a plantation, and things weren't so good. We didn't have any money. I never thought of the word 'poor' 'til I got to be a man, but when you live in a house that you can always peek out of and see what kind of day it is, you're not doing so well. And your rest room is not inside the house.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Money, Day, Good

The minute I stop singing orally, I start to sing by playing Lucille.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Start, Singing, Stop

I don't think anybody steals anything; all of us borrow.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Think, Us, Anything

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.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Family, Man, Wolf

I've put up with more humiliation than I care to remember.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Remember, Care, I Care

I'm trying to get people to see that we are our brother's keeper. Red, white, black, brown or yellow, rich or poor, we all have the blues.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Brother, Black, People

'She's Dynamite' was a 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.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Great, Beginning, Thought

Back when we was in school in Mississippi, we had Little Black Sambo. That's what you learned: Anytime something was not good, or anytime something was bad in some kinda way, it had to be called black. Like, you had Black Monday, Black Friday, black sheep... Of course, everything else, all the good stuff, is white. White Christmas and such.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Good, School, Black

The problem is that a lot of the blues stations are late on Saturday night, and like a lot of people, I ain't no vampire!B. B. King

0 likes view quote Night, Problem, People

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.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Home, Trying, Down

I like jazz, rock n' roll, some hip hop - I can't think of any music I don't like.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Music, Jazz, Think

I don't care for the music when they're talking bad about women because I think women are God's greatest gift to the planet - I just like music.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Music, Women, God

Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but no one wants to die to get there!B. B. King

0 likes view quote Die, Heaven, Go

The blues was bleeding the same blood as me.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Me, Blues, Blood

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 like he do, I would sing it every night. I like the story it tells.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Mind, Night, Song

When we went into World War II, I was a tractor driver then. I drove tractors on the plantation. So when they start calling people my age, 18, up, I was one they called.B. B. King

0 likes view quote War, Age, World

I wanted to connect my guitar to human emotions.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Emotions, Guitar, Connect

When people treat you mean, you dislike them for that, but not because of their person, who they are. I was born and raised in a segregated society, but when I left there, I had nobody I disliked other than the people that'd mistreated me, and that only lasted for as long as they were mistreating me.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Society, People, Treat

I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Music, Black, Said

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.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Health, Myself, Today

Nobody loves me but my mother, and she could be jivin', too.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Mother, Me, She

I'm no good with chords. I'm horrible with chords.B. B. King

0 likes view quote Good, Horrible, Chords
78 B. B. King quotes

Quotes For Your Website

Free API to display daily quotes on your website.

View Free Api