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B.B. King - Great Quotes

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"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"

"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."

"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."

"The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you"

"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"

"I've put up with more humiliation than I care to remember"

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

"I don't think anybody steals anything; all of us borrow"

"There are so many sounds I still want to make, so many things I haven't yet done"

"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."

"I call myself a blues singer, but you ain't never heard me call myself a blues guitar man"

"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"

"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"

"A lot of people believe what other people say"

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