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John Lee Hooker Quotes and Sayings

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I do benefits.
I do them all the time.
There's so many people out there that needs help that
I can't say I won't help them.
- John Lee Hooker

In my career, people in the record business have been
rockin' in the same ol' boat.
They all crooks - I'll say it clear and loud -
especially the big ones.
- John Lee Hooker

I like the small clubs.
- John Lee Hooker

You can go to Europe, and there's no turnin' back -
any parts of Europe.
Wherever you are, there is no stop and go for the blues.
The blues go but it don't stop.
- John Lee Hooker

 

But I don't want to do no big tours or go out on the road.
- John Lee Hooker

I've got enough money to live me two lifetimes so I
don't have to do nothing I don't want to.
- John Lee Hooker

I am a happy man.
I've had a good life.
- John Lee Hooker

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I don't think about time.
You're here when you're here.
I think about today, staying in tune.
- John Lee Hooker

I went on to Cincinnati.
I had got a taste of the big cities and them bright lights.
I stayed there until I was about 18 or 19 and then I went on to Detroit.
- John Lee Hooker

If they played more blues, people would just get it -
they try to hold it back but just about can't hold
it back now because the blues is really going.
- John Lee Hooker

I want to play music when I want, write a song if I
want or watch a baseball game if I want.
- John Lee Hooker

It don't take me no three days to record no album.
- John Lee Hooker

I remember back in Detroit, I used to go to the Apex
Bar every night after I got off work.
The bartender there used to call me Boom Boom.
I don't know why, but he did.
- John Lee Hooker

I don't do nothing I don't want to do.
- John Lee Hooker

My style is all to myself.
- John Lee Hooker

Oh, I still like to play and I still play when I want to.
- John Lee Hooker

Groups are corporations now.
They have pension plans.
Musicians have saw the daylight.
- John Lee Hooker

The way Will Moore taught me, and the way I play it,
the blues is just something different.
- John Lee Hooker

I don't play a lot of fancy guitar.
I don't want to play it.
The kind of guitar I want to play is mean,
mean licks.
- John Lee Hooker

I like dropping into a small club and playing with some people,
trying to help them get a start.
- John Lee Hooker

The blues tells a story.
Every line of the blues has a meaning.
- John Lee Hooker

They wasn't gonna give you nothin'.
I didn't care as long as they let me play my music.
Cash on the spot...
You cheat me and I'm gonna get me some money,
too.
- John Lee Hooker

Since you knew they was goin' to cheat you anyway,
I recorded under any name with all of 'em.
- John Lee Hooker

I just get an idea and then all of a sudden I've got a song.
- John Lee Hooker

All my life I been doin' what people tell me to do.
Now, I'm telling them.
- John Lee Hooker

Like you and your woman ain't gettin' along and you're in love.
You can't sleep at nights.
Your mind is on her - on whatever.
You know, that's the blues.
You can't hug that money at night.
You can't kiss it.
- John Lee Hooker

The one thing the blues don't get is the backing and
pushing of TV and radio like a lot of this garbage you hears.
They choke stuff down people's throat so they got no
choice but to listen to it.
- John Lee Hooker

I have heartaches, I have blues.
No matter what you got, the blues is there.
'Cause that's all I know - the blues.
And I can sing the blues so deep until you can have
this room full of money and I can give you the blues.
- John Lee Hooker

I hitchhiked, took trucks 'n' trains -
anything that would pick me up.
I stopped in Memphis for about six months and they
found me and come got me.
Stayed about a month an' split again.
- John Lee Hooker

I have found that among its other benefits,
giving liberates the soul of the giver.
- Maya Angelou

The sage does not hoard.
The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself,
Having bestowed all he has on others, he has yet more;
having given all he has to others, he is richer still.
- Lao Tzu

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Staying married may have long-term benefits.
You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over
a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Equal pay isn't just a women's issue;
when women get equal pay,
their family incomes rise and the whole family benefits.
- Mike Honda

Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits.
- Dale Dauten

Investing in health will produce enormous benefits.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Looking long term, a stronger, wealthier,
and more stable Central America next door benefits
the United States' own safety,
security, and economy.
- James T. Walsh

All Americans have a sacred duty to guarantee Social
Security benefits to our nation's senior citizens.
- Steve King

Under the current pay-as-you-go Social Security system,
not one person is actually guaranteed benefits.
- Ginny B. Waite

That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits
of God will be a lasting witness against them and the
same will it be against Christians.
- William Blake

Oh, definitely and you know you take the bitter with
the sweet but the benefits far outweigh the burdens
of what I've been able to do for my family,
my word.
- Star Jones

The benefits of biomedical progress are obvious,
clear, and powerful.
The hazards are much less well appreciated.
- Leon Kass

Any doctor will admit that any drug can have side effects,
and that writing a prescription involves weighing the
potential benefits against the risks.
- Mark Udall

The American people depend on these federal employees to process,
investigate, and adjudicate applications for immigration
rights and benefits in a timely and thorough manner.
- Joe Baca

Well, I think the camera freedom is something that
we've resisted for a long time and feels like probably the biggest stretch.
But it has some huge benefits.
- Will Wright

In inquiring concerning the benefits of the plan proposed,
I shall proceed upon the supposition that female seminaries
will be patronized throughout our country.
- Emma Willard

The more we can do to create a better society,
that benefits more people, the better chance we have
that our society will continue to grow and prosper.
- Sanford I. Weill

As I've been able to once again gain the benefits of speed work,
I'm enjoying my running more and more.
- Frank Shorter

While some people are certainly seeing economic benefits,
many others are unemployed, underemployed,
without health insurance and struggling to make ends meet.
- Jerry Costello

The child benefits more from being valued than evaluated.
- Don Dinkmeyer

A Congressional Budget Office report released as recent
as June 2004 says the system will be able to pay full benefits until 2052,
and 80 percent after that.
- Grace Napolitano

We've taken the view that if the rest of the world
would democratize and create market economies,
that would spread the benefits of prosperity around the world,
and that it would enhance our own prosperity,
and our own stability and security, as well.
- Jeffrey Sachs

Don't say it's because of benefits, because our benefits are good.
- Lee Scott

Harvey never had an original idea or thought in his life.
I was out wandering around the country doing charity benefits,
mainly, when I asked him to come along.
- Tim Conway

We can preserve Social Security benefits for generations
of Americans without privatizing this important program.
- Richard Neal

If you can work and if you're offered a job and you don't take it,
you cannot continue to claim benefits.
It will be extremely tough.
- David Cameron

Trade reform has also been linked to increased income
disparity as skilled workers have captured more benefits
from globalization than their unskilled counterparts.
- Stephen F. Lynch

The political system is not for the people.
The people are secondary to the economy.
It's about what generates money, not about what benefits the people.
- Ziggy Marley

The sacrifices made by veterans and their willingness
to fight in defense of our nation merit our deep respect and praise -
and to the best in benefits and medical care.
- Sue Kelly

Our Nation must provide sufficient access to healthcare,
adequate benefits, and the supplemental resources our
veterans were promised and so dearly need.
We owe our heroes no less.
- Dan Lipinski

Without significant reform, the Social Security Administration
will be legally and financially unable to pay full
promised benefits within a generation.
- Ron Lewis

As a co-chair of the State's 2010 Olympics Task Force,
I am working to make sure our border crossings are
ready to handle the risks and benefits the Games will bring.
- Rick Larsen

I was stuck in the benefits of being a known comedian.
- Andrea Martin

They keep extending these unemployment benefits to
the point where people are afraid to go out and get a job,
because the job doesn't pay as much as the unemployment benefit does.
- Sharron Angle

A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits
others have gained from your success.
- Cullen Hightower

The fine print in the President's Social Security proposal
is that all present and future workers under age 55
will have their promised retirement benefits cut.
- Mark Dayton

I respect the state workers and I respect their unions,
but we simply can't afford to pay benefits and pensions
that are out of line with economic reality.
- Andrew Cuomo

There's a real danger in doing a sequel.
There are some benefits, but that all hinges on how well you execute.
Quite frankly, most sequels don't execute well.
- Donnie Wahlberg

Substantive and procedural law benefits and protects landlords over tenants,
creditors over debtors, lenders over borrowers,
and the poor are seldom among the favored parties.
- John Turner

I will support legislation that benefits the American
worker and prevents the outsourcing of American jobs.
- Ed Pastor

Before I leave this Earth, I would like to know they
have given women the same benefits and promotions as men.
- Martha Griffiths


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