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Smokey Robinson Quotes

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Smokey Robinson quotes: Smokey’s spirited take on life.

“A taste of honey is worse than none at all.”

“Mistakes, I know I’ve made a few.  But I’m only human, you’ve made mistakes, too.”

“Well, I am certainly not ashamed at all to tell of my relationship with Jesus Christ.  I’ve known God since I was a child, growing up in the ghetto section of Detroit.  My mom was what I call a ‘God lady,’ she brought me up to know God.  She passed away when I was 10, and I was raised by my older sister.  So I always knew that Jesus was the son of God.”

“I’ve been speaking at churches for years, as well as juvenile jails, rehabs and hospitals, and I always talk about my faith.  That is a declaration of my relationship with God.”

“The only thing you’re taking out of here is your spirit and your soul, so we need to be conscious to try and develop that part of ourselves, because we’re all spiritual creatures.”

“You know what, I’m probably one of the most blessed people there’s ever been, and I thank God for it.”

“Songwriting is my gift from God.”

“I feel what I sing, and I think people can feel what I feel, when I do.”

“I enjoy writing songs.  I’ve been trying to write songs since I was five years old.”

“I really haven’t strayed too far, musically, from my roots.  Motown will always be a heavy-duty part of my life because those are my roots.”

“Once you’re a Motown artist, you’re always a Motown artist.  I don’t ever balk at being considered a Motown person, because Motown is the greatest musical event that ever happened in the history of music.”

“My inspiration is life.  And I write about life.”

“If I hear one of my songs by anybody, it’s a dream come true every time, for me as a songwriter, because I want to write a song, I want to write a song that the world can sing and will always sing.”

“I remember my first check that I got for a thousand dollars, and where I grew up, I never thought I’d have a thousand dollars at one time.”

“As a kid, this is what I wanted my life to be.  Not in my wildest dreams did I ever dare to dream that it would be this.”

“As human beings, we’re very materialistic and have all this stuff – furs and cars and diamonds and money.”

“Weighing heavily on my heart is the fact that people today seem to be so focused on material things, and often neglect the spiritual.  You won’t be taking any of those material things with you when you die.  But the spiritual riches, these last forever.”

“You know what, life is full of temptations.  We’re all going to be victims of temptation at several points in our lives.”

“Drugs do not discriminate.  They don’t care who you are or what you’re doing or what your status in life is or where you live – none of that.  When you open yourself up to them, they’re going to come in.  So if you do that, then you’re going to suffer the consequences of what goes along with it.”

“I don’t care what your affliction is – food, sex, drugs, whatever it is – if you really want to get rid of it… see, you can’t go to God and give God something.  You can’t go to God with nothing that he can’t take, that he will not accept, and he’s not going to say, ‘Oh, man, if you had just come last Thursday, I had an opening.’  You know what I mean?”

“Everybody has their own soul.”

“People should have the attitude of peace and love and giving and, um, trying to embrace one another.  We should have that all the time.”

“With a heart that is truthful, keeping you youthful.”

“I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day.”

“I feel blessed.  Blessed is a better word for me.  I’m blessed, and God sustains me.  I’ve been blessed to be able to be in this life that I love so much that I wanted, that I craved as a child and it became my life, and to be around and be viable in it for this long, it’s a blessing, and I don’t take it for granted whatsoever.  I’m blessed, because I enjoy every part of my life.”

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