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Ike Turner Quotes and Sayings

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I really enjoy myself in Norway.
Because I had started losing confidence in my ability of what I do.
But sometimes, man, you just get tired of fighting
and trying to prove yourself.
- Ike Turner

They have all different names for music.
I think the music I'm going to change the style with is going to be really,
really big-years and years after I'm gone.
- Ike Turner

I'm just beginning to develop callouses on my fingers,
because I haven't played a lot.
- Ike Turner

I'm not gonna try to defend, or undo what's been done.
All I could say about whatever's been done,
it's been done, and it's water under the bridge.
I have no regrets of my life.
- Ike Turner

 

I miss riding those fast trains in Japan...
'cause I'd never seen a train that fast in my life.
- Ike Turner

Spector is a good guy, but he's a nut.
Ha, ha, ha!
You know, I love him, but he's unpredictable.
He's OK as long as he don't drink.
- Ike Turner

In China, when you get to the airport everyone be talking in American slang.
- Ike Turner

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In those days, man, in the '50s, black people in the South...
We didn't recognize contracts that much.
And we didn't recognize marriages that much,
either.
- Ike Turner

I still play Strat, I don't know nothing else.
Strats and Telecasters.
- Ike Turner

I believe I was ahead of my time.
- Ike Turner

They would come down in Mississippi,
they hired me as a talent scout.
And I would go all over Mississippi,
Alabama,
Texas, and find out different artists for them.
- Ike Turner

I'm very fast on teaching guys.
Like, when I came over here, I only had two rehearsals with the band.
I wondered when I first got here...
but it sure came up great.
- Ike Turner

Either accept people for what they are,
or don't.
So, in other words, man, if people don't know me,
I think they do themself an injustice.
Because, as a whole, I think I'm a good person.
- Ike Turner

Walt Disney got away with portraying me in the light
that they were portraying me in.
I have always been a fighter, so...
But I have no regrets, man.
It's just like God brought me through the drugs,
I know he'll bring me through this.
- Ike Turner

I always considered myself being an organizer.
I'm very good at teaching singers, I'm very good at staging a show,
to entertain people.
But I never included myself.
I never applied this to me as an artist.
- Ike Turner

I'm really thankful to God, man.
Like now, I'm really making a real comeback with my group.
With or without a record, with or without a movie.
And behind all the negative press behind this movie.
- Ike Turner

They used to say it was bad for Indians to drink,
but it's bad for anybody.
When they drink they lose their cool,
a lot of us.
Like when we played with Sonny Boy, I would never get paid,
you know.
He would drink up all the money.
- Ike Turner

I wanna record these girls individually.
And then, I wanna cut a blues album on me.
But all of it, original stuff, you know.
When I listen to the blues today, it's like they all sounds similar.
I wanna do something different, to try to add to the blues flavor.
- Ike Turner

They'll probably start working on my movie sometime...
They are doing a complete movie of my life story.
It will not be based on any negativity.
It will be more about my life, from a kid,
how I came up and why I came through.
- Ike Turner

I can put a hip-hop beat to reggae.
That is, I can have real reggae in the drums and in the rhythm,
and on top of it I can put The Rolling Stones' feeling,
anyone's feeling on top.
Nobody has ever done this before, man.
- Ike Turner

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius PHOTO

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb PHOTO

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
- Gail Sheehy

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- e. e. cummings

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous,
there's really nothing to lose.
- Jewel

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is really a gift to yourself -
have the compassion to forgive others,
and the courage to forgive yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

We all have a social mask, right?
We put it on, we go out, put our
best foot forward, our best image.
But behind that social mask is a personal truth,
what we really, really believe
about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw

A friendship that can end never really began.
- Publilius Syrus

If something is important to you,
attend to it immediately, and regularly.
If something is not really important to you,
that's great also -
just scratch it off your to-do list forever,
and never worry about it again.
Choose how you invest your time, and honor your choices.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Maybe life isn't really as complicated
as we make it out to be.
Perhaps a simple child-like attitude would create
a less stressful and happier life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

We never see Life as it really is.
All we can ever see is the reflection of Life -
distorted by our unique perceptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous;
there's really nothing to lose.
There's no wrong you can't make right again,
so be kinder to yourself;
have fun, take chances. There are no bounds.
- Jewel

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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