All dope can do for you is kill you the long hard way. And it can kill the people you love right along with you.
You've got to have something to eat and a little love in your life before you can hold still for any damn body's sermon on how to behave.
I never had a chance to play with dolls like other kids. I started working when I was six years old.
Dope never helped anybody sing better or play music better or do anything better. All dope can do for you is kill you - and kill you the long, slow, hard way.
If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all.
Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain.
Mom and Pop were just a couple of kids when they got married. He was eighteen, she was sixteen and I was three.
If you copy, it means you're working without any real feeling. No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it isn't music.
I never hurt nobody but myself and that's nobody's business but my own.
A kiss that is never tasted, is forever and ever wasted.
Somebody once said we never know what is enough until we know what's more than enough.
Sometimes it's worse to win a fight than to lose.
If I don't have friends, then I ain't got nothing.
Love is like a faucet (it turns off and on).
You can't copy anybody and end with anything. If you copy, it means you're working without any real feeling. No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it isn't music.