And I think a woman should find it a joy to be female because God made both male and female.
I never accepted the idea that I had to be guided by some pattern or blueprint.
I just want the world to know that God is present, that he's alive for ever more.
I was really kind of shy as a child. But I would do things for attention.
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.
I also think that what's wrong with all of us is that we don't show enough love toward each other.
If I had my life to live over, I would want to be a man.
And I don't get down on nobody else for doing whatever else they do. To each his own.
I always knew I was a man, always felt that I was a man, always wanted to be a man.
Like, my mother would have company over, and I would sing so they'd pay attention to me.
Greed has taken the whole universe, and nobody is worried about their soul.
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.
I'm very much a gentleman in what I do.
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.
But I'm a rock 'n' roll singer; that's my livelihood, my occupation.
I was always my own person.
God is omnipotent, He is omniscient, and He is ever present.
I would wear flamboyant clothes and long hair, and most singers at the time didn't.
Plus I love Tanya Tucker and I love country music.
But men are so full of greed today, they'll sell anything for a little piece of money.
I don't think that you have to be effeminate to be sensitive.
I don't think a woman has to act like a man to show that she has strength.
I thank God for making me a man.
I got fame and fortune, and I lost my sense of reasoning.
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.
I'm here to sing.
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.
I tried to look presentable for a show, but not for sexual attraction. It was strictly for show business.
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.
I let people know that it was all right to do the kinds of things I did.
I did what I felt, and I felt what I did, at all costs.
I love God, and I'm a follower.
I don't give the devil credit for creating nothing.
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.
God gives us the ability, but rock 'n' roll was created by men.
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.
I also like the banging piano - that old good-time piano.
I think that a man should be caring.
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?
I've never seen the devil create music.
But I was singing loud, and most singers weren't singing loud.
Now they have banging guitar and no bass and call it rock, but that's not what I call rock.
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.
I only wore makeup when I went onstage.
Some situations you cause yourself.
No, I've never truly been a minister.
I never heard nobody in my audience call me any kind of names.
To me, true rock 'n' roll has a lot of bottom in it.
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.
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