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Ben E. King Quotes and Sayings

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Yeah.
I've been pretty fortunate to travel I guess,
all around the place.
- Ben E. King

When I got involved with The Five Crowns who later became The Drifters,
and we got this hit record, I still was looking at
this as kind of a fun thing.
- Ben E. King

The industry now wants to be in charge of everything.
- Ben E. King

It doesn't take me long to write songs.
- Ben E. King

 

It never dawned on me at any particular time of my
life that people are paid tremendous money to sing.
- Ben E. King

I never even visualized for a second doing what I'm doing.
- Ben E. King

At that time, we were in charge.
We didn't ask.
We just did.
We just did what was in our heart.
- Ben E. King

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And, because there was an honesty about all that was going on.
It connected with the people in the street.
- Ben E. King

I still think my whole career was accidental.
I didn't pursue it.
I feel like I'm cheating sometimes.
- Ben E. King

Many times I've gone on tours with Paul Anka.
He would have someone sitting behind him to keep people
from even talking to him.
You were almost in a little restricted area there.
- Ben E. King

Of course, the kids who had never heard of a person
called Ben E. King were then aware of the name associated with the song.
That gave a tremendous lift to me as an artist.
- Ben E. King

I do a lot of Vegas work and work with the comedians.
- Ben E. King

It would probably take me an hour to two to write it down,
get the feel of it, and that's with quite a few changes.
It's not really a hard thing for me to do.
- Ben E. King

I do like what Alicia Keys and John Legend are doing.
With their music, you keep your clothes on.
- Ben E. King

You were able to sing something they related to instantly,
because it was part of what you felt.
It was part of what you had already traveled through.
It's part of the people you were associating with daily.
It was all of that.
- Ben E. King

The movie is actually from a book by Stephen King called The Body.
When they were gonna put it to a motion picture,
they found the story was a bit too strong for the title The Body,
based on a young kid's movie.
It would be too heavy.
- Ben E. King

He was a manager, one of the singers,
I guess talent coordinator for the local talent in Harlem.
His name was Lover Patterson.
He was living right across the street from where my dad had his restaurant.
I guess he saw a lot of kids come in,
a lot of my buddies.
- Ben E. King

One of the members of the group, I can't remember which one,
found out we were making $3 - $5,000 a night.
We were getting a hundred dollars a week a piece.
Everybody got upset about it.
- Ben E. King

One minute we can be in a small club,
the next minute we can be in a coliseum,
and the next minute we can be in a small auditorium.
It varies, depending on the promoter,
the budget, and the travelling distance.
- Ben E. King

The Phil Spector that I would meet has always been a nice,
quiet, little guy who's very serious about his work;
obviously you can tell that because each and everything
he's ever done has always been charted.
- Ben E. King

Those things don't happen today.
I feel sorry for the kids in the industry today.
They have on sunglasses, eat caviar in jet planes,
but they'll never know the true feeling that we did.
- Ben E. King

We were doing things with a hundred per cent feeling.
It wasn't programmed.
It wasn't asked for.
It wasn't structured.
It was just there.
It was very raw.
I don't think the industry would allow that to happen again.
- Ben E. King

If there's anything about the business that I love
and that I'm extremely happy about,
is that my career started at that time and that I met
some of the greatest entertainers at that time and some are still here.
- Ben E. King

Yeah.
I'm amateurish.
I can play enough to write a song, or strum on a little
guitar to write out a song.
But, I don't play well at all.
I wouldn't even attempt for a second to play in public.
- Ben E. King

When we took on the name The Drifters,
we became the new Drifters, and signed a contract to be put on salary,
which I think was like a hundred dollars a week,
a piece, five hundred dollars for all five of us.
- Ben E. King

Yeah I called her up. She gave me a bunch of ...
about me not listening to her, or something.
I don't know, I wasn't really paying attention.
- the movie Dumb & Dumber (1994)

Yeah we all shine on, like the moon,
and the stars, and the sun.
- John Lennon

Yeah, my parents help me keep my feet on the ground.
- Rupert Grint

Yeah, I definitely wanted to do a kids' movie because I have a kid.
I want to do things that my daughter can see soon -
when she is old enough to know what a movie is.
- David Arquette

Yeah, well, it did earlier - but as Bobby and I have played together,
our thing as a unit has become so strong that they
kind of had to get in where they fit in.
And most people do.
- Charlie Hunter

Did I get jiggy with Will? I would have to say no!
Did I have fun with Will? I would have to say yeah!
But you know, I did not jig with the man,
if you know what I'm saying!
- Bruce Greenwood

Yeah I think Pitch Black was edgy, I think that's what worked for our film.
- Radha Mitchell

I really thought I was pretty good before I saw Hendrix,
and then I thought: Yeah, not so good.
- Brian May

Yeah, I'd be happy to go back to Mexico or Japan to make another film.
- Alex Cox

I don't live on a hill.
I live down under a hill, in the bottom and I've got a lot of cars,
yeah.
- Hasil Adkins

I'm a lifer, yeah...
I can honestly say I'm a lifer.
- Neil Finn

Yeah, I think if I were to go again,
I'd try to go more on gut feelings and stick with it.
I was on to Frederique.
I found clues for everything, I found tons of stuff.
- Corbin Bernsen

Yeah, now we publish whenever we feel like it.
- Glenn Danzig

If it were bad songs, yeah, I'd speak up,
but they're not bad songs.
- Tom Araya

Yeah, the industry has always been both the enemy and
the best friend of the artist.
They need each other.
That's the bottom line.
- Chrissie Hynde

Yeah, I think we did the term Muppets before we got
the show Sam and Friends -
a few months after I started working.
- Jim Henson

Yeah, I don't mess with chicks younger.
They got to be almost thirty.
- Mike Epps

If people think I am gay, yeah, hey that doesn't bother me.
Not at all.
What would people think? To me I am such a heterosexual guy.
It doesn't even, I don't even think about it.
- Jason Priestley

Yeah, right.
I mean, he criticises everybody in the media,
then the first thing he does when he finishes is he
goes to work for the media.
Thompson, too.
Hypocritical.
- Ian St.
John

Yeah, I know, some people are against drunk driving,
and I call those people "the cops." But you know,
sometimes, you've just got no choice;
those kids gotta get to school!
- Dave Attell

Yeah; I'm a much better blues player than anybody knows,
but being in the kind of group I'm in,
we were always trying to make popular records.
- Stephen Stills

Oh yeah, the preacher's kid has to be the baddest one.
If everyone is smoking weed, we've got to smoke crack.
If you're throwing rocks, we've got to throw bigger rocks.
- Nick Cannon

When they first grabbed us, yeah, it terrified,
but they calmed me down.
- Betty Hill

Well, yeah, I sang to some songs on the radio or in the shower.
- Stephen Malkmus

Yeah, I really like being alive.
But I definitely don't have any intentions as an artist.
- John Frusciante

Yeah, I have been because, generally speaking,
to we Biblical literalists, the media is very hostile.
- Tim LaHaye

Is there a movie I think I should have won the Oscar for? Yeah.
All of them.
- Morgan Freeman

Yeah, we went to England to do a show and I got off
the plane and I couldn't write my name or hold my hand up.
- Johnny Winter

Yeah, what happened was Universal wanted one of the
characters to be nice so they chose me so there was
a scene where the girl was tied to the bed and I let her go.
- Matthew McGrory

Yeah, yeah.
I, I don't think I'm always right.
But I don't think young people are always right,
either.
- Rube Goldberg

Shaft was a pop culture figure along t he lines of,
I guess, Dirty Harry - except that he wasn't as much of a racist.
So yeah, I was always a fan.
- Jeffrey Wright

I just can't seem to write songs about peace and love.
Yeah right, how do you get that?
- Siobhan Fahey

Yeah, the New York Times is very intellectual and very,
very prestigious, but it doesn't reach the market that People magazine does.
- Edward James Olmos

Yeah, for some reason parrots have to bite me.
That's their job.
I don't know why that is.
They've nearly torn my nose off.
I've had some really bad parrot bites.
- Steve Irwin

Yeah I'm still writing.
I've got about 14 tracks now.
But we've been on tour so we haven't had time to get
back to a rehearsal place.
- Ville Valo

Yeah, well I've always played comedy.
My background is musical comedy theatre and that's
really where my training is.
As an actor, that's my training.
- Christopher Walken

Yeah I'm thirty-six, but on the show I'm thirty-two.
Nobody wants to watch a thirty-six year old woman,
so they decided to make me thirty-two.
Much more appealing somehow.
- Ellen DeGeneres

Yeah, it's nice to get paid for therapy rather than
having to pay $240 an hour for it.
- Ron Perlman

Yeah, I love doing ensemble pieces.
You get to meet so many new people and make new friends.
- Devon Sawa

Yeah, getting the company that would help advertise
and cross promote the movie on the release was an important factor for New Line,
so we went out to a lot of different companies.
- David R. Ellis

People fear death even more than pain.
It's strange that they fear death.
Life hurts a lot more than death.
At the point of death, the pain is over.
Yeah, I guess it is a friend.
- Jim Morrison

Yeah, I read history.
But it doesn't make you nice.
Hitler read history, too.
- Joan Rivers

Yeah, but in the end his followers take what they want from his philosophy.
Maybe it doesn't matter what's going on in David Icke's mind.
It's how other people take him.
- Jon Ronson

Yeah, I think that's sort of the American way.
And it's also the Polish way, it turns out.
- Bill Murray

Oh, yeah, I've always thought of covering some of my
influences like Billy Joel,
Elton John, Stevie Wonder.
- Jon Secada

Screw them.
Yeah.
But not literally.
I'm not advocating promiscuity.
- Mark Hoppus


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