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Brian McKnight Quotes and Sayings

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Stevie didn't use the technology to drive the song.
He used it to enhance.
I use the tools to further my work, I don't use my
work to further the tools.
- Brian McKnight

He knows I rip him off every day.
He's the godfather for me.
Nobody can say they aren't influenced by what Stevie Wonder has done.
- Brian McKnight

I think they can co-exist.
You don't have to put one down for another.
I've been bitten by the acting bug, and where it takes me,
it won't take away from the music.
- Brian McKnight

The guy comes up to the plate, there's always a chance
where he can get a grand slam and everybody forgets
about all the times he missed.
- Brian McKnight

 

Lionel Richie told me forget about the critics.
But if you come back with hit after hit,
you don't have to worry about anything.
- Brian McKnight

When it's your chance to step up to the plate,
just hit it out of the park, and everybody will forget
about everything that came before.
- Brian McKnight

It's just exciting to be part of something that is brand-new.
- Brian McKnight

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I don't care how small the game.
I want to win.
- Brian McKnight

I was a nerd academically.
But I was also an athlete and a musician.
I never wanted to be shut out of any situation.
I think it was that more than anything.
- Brian McKnight

Whenever I fill out the job description I put 'songwriter,'
never 'singer' or 'artist.' Singers come and go.
- Brian McKnight

I watch my contemporaries, and they love to live in the studio and I don't.
I have a life.
I treat it as a 9-to-5.
I try to create something new every day,
and then I get on with my life.
- Brian McKnight

Every little kid that steps on the court or the field
has aspirations to go pro.
I think being a pro basketball player is the best job.
The thing I had to realize was that I can't do every dream that I have.
- Brian McKnight

You can't listen to what people who aren't musical have to say.
When Anytime was released, I had bad reviews,
and at first I was hurt.
Your songs are like your children.
You don't want to hear, 'Your kid is ugly.'
But I knew the record was good and it would sell.
- Brian McKnight

Most of the stuff I learned to play,
I learned in high school.
I had a band in high school, a jazz-fusion thing,
and I was the keyboard player.
I was interested in how the instruments worked and
the theory behind playing with them.
- Brian McKnight

I keep these songs in my head until I get behind the microphone.
I never spend more than 30 or 40 minutes singing the
vocal or it will sound mechanical.
There are always mistakes, but it's about feeling more than being perfect.
- Brian McKnight

Jazz is all about improvisation and it's about the moment in time,
doing it this way now, and you'll never do it this way twice.
I've studied the masters.
Why would I want to play ball after the guys who sit
on a bench? I want to play like Michael Jordan.
- Brian McKnight

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

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.
- B. B. King

I think Stevie Wonder could sing the phone book and manage to make me cry.
- Brad Delp

For Stevie, the words are of prime importance;
the song moves around the words,
rather than the words moving around the song.
- Christine McVie

I don't dictate, you don't dictate to Stevie Wonder,
not successfully.
- Spike Lee

I'm very focused on the world and my career and my
Porsche turbo and making money and Stevie B. Inc.
I'm just living according to the standards of the world.
- Stephen Baldwin

Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with.
- Stevie Wonder

Who picks your clothes - Stevie Wonder?
- Don Rickles

Stevie Ray Vaughan was very intense.
Maybe that's what caught everybody's attention.
As a player, he didn't do anything amazing.
- Ritchie Blackmore

You know, I was never totally thrilled with being a Fleetwood Mac member,
but surprisingly, I was having such a good time reuniting with John,
Mick, and Stevie.
- Lindsey Buckingham

Years on, Christine and John still have a deep love for each other,
as do Stevie and I - we've been working together since I was 17.
- Lindsey Buckingham

In the 1970s, for all the Stevie Wonders,
I'm sure there were five artists that were making forgettable music.
- John Legend

Stevie Wonder's records introduced me to '70s soul when I was 12 or 13.
- Alicia Keys

I saw George Bush at a benefit concert actually waving at Stevie Wonder.
Someone had to tell him 'he can't see you'.
- Anne Robinson

To sing along with Stevie Wonder, you had to make your
voice do things it was not accustomed to doing.
- Michael Bolton

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

Sometimes, I feel I am really blessed to be blind because
I probably would not last a minute if I were able to see things.
- Stevie Wonder

The Marshall is supposed to be 200 watts,
but mine's never worked right; it peaks out at 80.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan

I had to seal off my feelings about Stevie while seeing
her every day and having to help her,
too.
But you get on with it.
What was happening to the band was much bigger than any of that.
- Lindsey Buckingham

The way I play, I go through a set in a year.
So I put '58 Gibson Jumbo Bass frets on all my necks.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan

Let us come together before we're annihilated.
- Stevie Wonder

Lots of times I'll play lead and rhythm together.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan

And sometimes to help them we have got to help ourselves.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan

If you have stage fright, it never goes away.
But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?
- Stevie Nicks

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion,
love and fearlessness.
If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.
- Stevie Wonder

I hated Chris, my brother.
I would pull his hair and kick him, until one day my
father gave him permission to fight back.
I'll be apologizing to him for the rest of my life.
- Stevie Nicks

Singing is the love of my life, but I was ready to
give it all up because I couldn't handle people talking about how fat I was.
- Stevie Nicks

That's one strength that Stevie has.
She's really not a strong instrumentalist in any way.
Her instrument is her voice and her words.
And it keeps her focused on the very center of that.
- Lindsey Buckingham

This Englishwoman is so refined, She has no bosom and no behind.
- Stevie Smith

Life has meaning only in the struggle.
Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods.
So let us celebrate the struggle!
- Stevie Wonder

Eyes lie if you ever look into them for the character of the person.
- Stevie Wonder

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
- Stevie Wonder

Do you want to be an artist and a writer,
or a wife and a lover? With kids, your focus changes.
I don't want to go to PTA meetings.
- Stevie Nicks

It was my 16th birthday - my mom and dad gave me my
Goya classical guitar that day.
I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that
was the only thing I could ever really do -
write songs and sing them to people.
- Stevie Nicks

When Stevie and I joined the band, we were in the midst of breaking up,
as were John and Christine.
By the time Rumours was being recorded,
things got worse in terms of psychology and drug use.
It was a large exercise in denial - in order for me to get work done.
- Lindsey Buckingham

My other family is Fleetwood Mac.
I don't need the money, but there's an emotional need
for me to go on the road again.
There's a love there; we're a band of brothers.
- Stevie Nicks

So, my big brother was playing guitar and I figured I'd try it too.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan

Right now I'm not involved with anybody,
but I hope by 75 I will be again.
- Stevie Nicks

I am pretty fearless, and you know why? Because I don't handle fear very well;
I'm not a good terrified person.
- Stevie Nicks

Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision.
- Stevie Wonder

Minds ripen at very different ages.
- Stevie Wonder

You see, we are here, as far as I can tell,
to help each other; our brothers, our sisters,
our friends, our enemies.
That is to help each other and not hurt each other.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan

All poetry has to do is to make a strong communication.
All the poet has to do is listen.
The poet is not an important fellow.
There will also be another poet.
- Stevie Smith

You know, the man of my dreams might walk round the corner tomorrow.
I'm older and wiser and I think I'd make a great girlfriend.
I live in the realm of romantic possibility.
- Stevie Nicks

I hit rock bottom, but thank God my bottom wasn't death.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan

I was not going to be a stupid girl singer.
I was going to be way more than that.
- Stevie Nicks

I'm doing lots of interviews and stuff.
I'm longing for the days of getting up,
not having to put on makeup and do my hair and just going to the studio.
- Stevie Nicks

We don't need to have somebody that's gonna make sure
they pay for our market bills.
It's like we have only one reason to love and that
is for the real idea of love.
- Stevie Nicks

By the time I was five, I was a little diva.
- Stevie Nicks

I wanted to play saxophone, but all I could get were a few squeaks.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan

If you see somebody running down the street naked every single day,
you stop looking up.
- Stevie Nicks

Everything on this record is what I really wanted to say,
and I'm back to being the poet I always thought I was.
- Stevie Nicks

Rock and menopause do not mix.
It is not good, it sucks and every day I fight it to the death,
or, at the very least, not let it take me over.
- Stevie Nicks

I was taught to think the next week or month or year
will only get better than it is today.
So I just keep waiting to see hoe great it will get!
- Stevie Ray Vaughan

I may be smelly and I may be old, Rough in my pebbles,
reedy in my pools, But where my fish float by I bless their swimming,
And I like the people to bathe in me especially women.
- Stevie Smith


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