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Leonard Chess passed, and that was the end of the ...
by Solomon Burke

Leonard Chess passed, and that was the end of the Chess label for that time.
- Solomon Burke

We were using the record as a tool to invest money
into real estate all through the South,
because we were living in an era where the South was changing.
- Solomon Burke

I was signed to MGM.
I was in Vegas for sixteen weeks at the Sands Hotel.
- Solomon Burke

I didn't do the marching down the streets,
jumping in front of the lines and holding hands...
that wasn't me.
- Solomon Burke

 

Sometimes its controversy, but we all have our choices that we make.
- Solomon Burke

That was my choice at that time, and I still say Nixon was a great president.
A very beautiful and wise man.
- Solomon Burke

Apollo Records signed me for my gospel ability.
- Solomon Burke

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I didn't need to borrow money from the record company,
because if I had my own publishing company,
and I had my own writers, I'd have enough to get and
do whatever I wanted to do.
- Solomon Burke

The deals that were made for Black artists at that
time were not the deals that were made for white artists.
- Solomon Burke

I'm still amazed people remembered and didn't give up on me.
- Solomon Burke

We were grooving, at that point, in the same direction,
but remember, Roy Hamilton and myself were going into
a path and a direction that had no programming.
- Solomon Burke

I didn't need to depend on the record company to publish my records.
- Solomon Burke

We had some problems - my children were kidnapped during that time,
and it just changed my whole way of thinking,
from being in show business and everything else.
- Solomon Burke

You gotta do it with class and integrity.
If not, you're gonna drag yourself through the mud.
- Solomon Burke

I want to be a soul singer.
- Solomon Burke

I walked out of the Chinese restaurant with a fat check,
a record deal, and a box of shrimp egg foo yung!
- Solomon Burke

I don't need to make a fortune, I need to survive.
- Solomon Burke

The secret was to just be cool, stay in God's graces,
and work it out.
- Solomon Burke

If we could buy these properties and then invest in the Black community,
with our own McDonald's, with our own Kentucky Fried Chickens,
it was gonna be a great move.
- Solomon Burke

As you grow older, you learn to understand life a little better.
- Solomon Burke

I should have my own publishing companies.
- Solomon Burke

My manager was Buddy Glee, who put me together with Mike Curb,
and was basically the idea to bring some soul to the
label and bring something different to the label besides
the Hank Williams situation.
- Solomon Burke

But we didn't have the financial structure,
like the right attorneys, the right managers,
the right accountants, and we were going against the
grain of what black entertainers is supposed to do.
- Solomon Burke

Act the way you'd like to be
and soon you'll be the way you act.
- Leonard Cohen

There is a crack in everything,
that's how the light gets in.
- Leonard Cohen

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
- John Leonard

Even though the outcome wasn't the way it should have been,
publicly I still feel in my heart I won the Sugar Ray Leonard fight.
- Marvin Hagler

Clarity affords focus.
- Thomas Leonard

I love Elmore Leonard.
To me, True Romance is basically like an Elmore Leonard movie.
- Quentin Tarantino

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day,
a more tranquil night, and a bright,
infinite future.
- Leonard Bernstein

My life is every moment of my life.
It is not a culmination of the past.
- Hugh Leonard

My friends and I took songwriting very,
very seriously.
My hero was and still is Bob Dylan, but also people
like Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell and that whole generation.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

Ray Leonard was more of a favorite than Thomas Hearns that night.
- Thomas Hearns

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard

Sugar Ray Leonard was as close as anyone came after Ali to being Ali,
but he wasn't Ali.
- Dick Schaap

Poetry is just the evidence of life.
If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
- Leonard Cohen

Integrity reveals beauty.
- Thomas Leonard

Movement isn't progress.
- Thomas Leonard

Any startling piece of work has a subversive element in it,
a delicious element often.
Subversion is only disagreeable when it manifests in
political or social activity.
- Leonard Cohen

In Italy, I had an Afro, and a lot of the kids came up and felt my hair.
It really was funny.
I wish I had understood Italian.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

I think with every writer there are two people there.
- Hugh Leonard

It's different when you become a professional,
because you also have to become a businessman,
and that takes something away from it.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

I don't consider myself a pessimist.
I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain.
And I feel soaked to the skin.
- Leonard Cohen

Technique is communication: the two words are synonymous in conductors.
- Leonard Bernstein

I became hooked on the idea of being able to shoot
an image and process it myself,
and end up with a product.
- Leonard Nimoy

Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
- Leonard Bernstein

The sky isn't falling.
- Thomas Leonard

I'm a much nicer person since my wife died.
I found out what pain is, so on that level I'm much nicer.
- Hugh Leonard

I'm attracted to images that come from a personal exploration of a subject matter.
When they have a personal stamp to them,
then I think it becomes identifiable.
- Leonard Nimoy

The FBI has always supported big business and big government.
- Leonard Peltier

A political prisoner is someone who is out fighting
for his or her people's rights and freedom and is imprisoned for that alone.
- Leonard Peltier

I've always enjoyed a woman's company more than men's.
They're usually better looking.
- Hugh Leonard

The pride people take in their work transcends to their homes,
their education, families and communities.
- Leonard Boswell

No one but myself thought I could beat guys like Tommy Hearns or Roberto Duran.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

You can't serve up hearts like cherries jubilee.
- Leonard Bailey

I think an athlete should be honest.
I know it's difficult, but if a guy knocked me on my can,
I couldn't very well say, I slipped.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make
spice the whole meal you'll be sick.
- George Leonard

Ali's belief in himself was something I picked up on,
and it's become my own philosophy.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

I think the people who are making Christmas-themed
movies today feel that people are more cynical about Christmas.
There's more of an edge.
- Leonard Maltin

A university is a college with a stadium seating over 40,000.
- Leonard L. Levinson

Playing to me, in those years, sounded like a house on fire.
- Leonard Rose

Now, wages in the automobile industry are made up of two components,
what we call base rates and the cost of living factor
which is fed in by the operation of the escalator.
- Leonard Woodcock

We're all given some sort of skill in life.
Mine just happens to be beating up on people.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Hollywood executives believe that money is both the
be-all and end-all to the moviemaking process.
- Leonard Maltin

The unphilosophical majority among men are the ones
most helplessly dependent on their era's dominant ideas.
- Leonard Peikoff

Not a problem kid or anything like that so when you're
in the legal system like that,
it's always hard on a person for the first time to
go through some things like that.
- Leonard Little

A thing well done is worth doing.
- Hugh Leonard

Before I fight, I always pray that no one gets hurt.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Movie theaters still exist in spite of all of the alternatives that are available,
video and video-on-demand and DVD and streaming video and all of these things.
- Leonard Maltin

It takes as much imagination to create debt as to create income.
- Leonard Orr

Quality survives.
- Leonard Maltin


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