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James Brown Quotes and Sayings

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I'm kidding about having only a few dollars.
I might have a few dollars more.
- James Brown

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The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.
- James Brown

I've been held responsible for taxes I know nothing about.
- James Brown

I taught them everything they know, but not everything I know.
- James Brown

 

I want to say to you, Help yourself,
so you can help someone else.
- James Brown

Sometimes I feel like I'm a preacher as well,
'cause I can really get into an audience.
- James Brown

Sometimes you struggle so hard to feed your family one way,
you forget to feed them the other way,
with spiritual nourishment.
Everybody needs that.
- James Brown

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I had to tell about my colonic, which expresses the
fact why I'm so neat today as opposed to a few years ago.
I never knew that the weight made that much difference.
- James Brown

When God took it, he accepted it; when he brought it back,
he accepted it.
That's what's happening with me.
- James Brown

I named my new son James Joseph Brown II.
I think he's going to be a lot better than I was.
- James Brown

I'm not going to be joining ZZ Top.
You know they can't play my stuff.
It's too complicated.
- James Brown

I've been knocked down a lot of times.
- James Brown

Hair is the first thing.
And teeth the second.
Hair and teeth.
A man got those two things he's got it all.
- James Brown

I think the best thing about being James Brown is looking at my little son.
Hopefully I can make my son a role model to a lot of people.
- James Brown

I started Michael years ago.
I saw him in Gary, Indiana, and we'd have him on the talent shows.
He kind of emulated me, and did the best he could.
- James Brown

The hardest thing about being James Brown is I have to live.
I don't have no down time.
- James Brown

I got a wife who likes expensive things,
so she takes all the cash.
- James Brown

You can take care of yourself, and God helps those who help themselves.
- James Brown

My son don't have to say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud.
He don't have to be called those crazy names.
- James Brown

When I'm on stage, I'm trying to do one thing:
bring people joy.
Just like church does.
People don't go to church to find trouble,
they go there to lose it.
- James Brown

I'd like to cut down on the work a little bit.
- James Brown

You can't teach others if you are living the same way.
- James Brown

I just thank God for all of the blessings.
- James Brown

My expectations of other people, I double them on myself.
- James Brown

Like Christ said, love thee one another.
I learned to do that, and I learned to respect and
be appreciative and thankful for what I had.
- James Brown

Michael Jackson has a very good heart.
He was crying when he was giving me the award,
'cause his mind went back over the early days.
- James Brown

You only live once.
- James Brown

Thank God for the journey.
- James Brown

I did the thing with bonds, which was about 30 million dollars,
and didn't get none of the money on them.
- James Brown

I think what I came through is great,
but my son can take it to another level,
not having to fight racism.
His mother's a Norwegian and I'm mixed up four or five times,
so he can face the world.
- James Brown

I was stillborn.
The midwives laid me aside, thought I was really gone.
I laid there about an hour, and they picked me back up and tried again,
'cause my body was still warm.
The Good Lord brought me back.
- James Brown

I used to think like Moses.
That knocked me down for a couple years and put me in prison.
Then I start thinking like Job.
Job waited and became the wealthiest and richest man
ever 'cause he believed in God.
- James Brown

Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention
luck are kidding themselves.
- Larry King

Lunch? You gotta be kidding.
Lunch is for wimps.
- Stanley Weiser

No kidding.
That's really true.
You're paying your own bills through this.
It's not a pleasant experience.
- Bruce Babbitt

I talk to people who are musicians, and they go,
Oh this is hell.
And I go, Are you kidding me? You never put tar paper on a roof,
did ya?
- Chris Isaak

I knew that we were clicking when mimics started kidding my voice,
I'll know that I'm on the way out when they stop doing their imitations.
- Vaughn Monroe

I'm happy to be here.
I'm happy to be anywhere.
I'm not kidding.
- Larry Hagman

I keep everything that is most important to me close to me:
my family,
my bible, my X-Box - just kidding.
- Brian Littrell

I'm the guy who wrote The Authority Song.
Did they think I was kidding? Did they think it was
only a song to entertain?
- John Mellencamp

And I'm walking along and we're laughing,
kidding, joking, and see he understood the leader,
the one we called the leader, had some knowledge of English,
although limited.
- Betty Hill

Just kidding, I've been very athletic all my life.
- Kiana Tom

I feel less pressure to dress youthfully.
I'm 50 and everyone knows I'm 50 - who are you kidding? Jeans are my uniform.
I have about 15 pairs.
- Michelle Pfeiffer

Science is a method to keep yourself from kidding yourself.
- Edwin Land

There were some situations where I was giving up everything
I had for the band and I just expected everybody else to feel the same way.
I realized I was just kidding myself.
- Jerry Only

My next project is to get back to that.
Actually, to learn how to write poetry.
I'm not kidding.
- Harry Mathews

Teller and I worked Renaissance Festivals and street performing -
actually more real,
no kidding around, Philadelphia street performing than
we did Renaissance Festivals.
- Penn Jillette

Violence - look, we live in a violent world,
man.
This country was founded on violence.
Who's kidding who?
- Bruce Willis

Adding "just kidding" doesn't make it okay to insult the Principal.
- Nancy Cartwright

Decline III, I funded myself, from the studio money.
That, and I sold a lot of drugs.
Kidding.
Don't print that.
- Penelope Spheeris

She said, and I'm not kidding, 'Is this a speaking
role?' I wasn't quite sure how to answer that one.
- Peter Bergman

I think becoming an actor because it's a ridiculously
insecure profession to go into.
I feel very comfortable but very lucky.
I think any time that you imagine that it's plain sailing for hereon in,
then you're kidding yourself.
- Hugh Dancy

One night I went over to get some dope from some Hollywood tough guy.
After I left, my son Scott, who was only fifteen,
went over with a baseball bat to kill him.
I was laughing out of one eye and crying out of the other.
I thought, Who am I kidding?
- James Caan

And having a strong family, you know we've lost some
members of our family and had some setbacks,
but I think a good family and kids all those things I thought at one time...
you got to be kidding me...
Those things are so important they enable you to go on.
- Brett Favre

I had no expectations about fatherhood,
really, but it's definitely a journey I'm glad to be taking.
Number one, it's a great learning experience.
When my mother told me it's a 24/7 job,
she wasn't kidding.
- Christopher Meloni

We're kidding on that.
One of the things I insisted upon when we went into
this project was that we are full partners,
going fifty-fifty, both on the money and on the say
of what's going on with the books.
- Robert Asprin

There were rumors I wasn't going to die.
The whole cast was sitting around the table reading the script.
I fell on the floor - I'm not kidding.
I looked up at Katherine Heigl, and she was crying.
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Are you kidding? I'm a terrible cook,
but John is a really great one.
Literally, I never cook.
The whole time we were dating, I prepared two officially romantic meals.
Both of them were such disasters that he begs me never
to go into the kitchen again.
- Rebecca Romijn

They are always telling us that Carolina Blue is not a color,
that it is really Columbia blue or sky blue.
But there is no bad blood amongst the teammates.
All of our kidding is in good fun.
- Lorrie Fair

I don't know why my lines that were cut from the film
didn't make it onto the DVD.
I have offered to go into the editing room with Christopher
and work shoulder to shoulder with him to fit all my lines in.
I think he thinks I'm kidding.
I'm only trying to help.
- Fred Willard

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
- Yiddish Proverb

There is beauty and adventure in the commonplace
for those with eyes to see beyond.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


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