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Smokey Robinson Quotes and Sayings

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We're very physical creatures, and we worry about how
we look sometimes more than our spiritual selves.
- Smokey Robinson

I don't ever balk at being considered a Motown person,
because Motown is the greatest musical event that ever
happened in the history of music.
- Smokey Robinson

Once you're a Motown artist, that's your stigmatism,
and I was there from the very first day.
- Smokey Robinson

I had been stockpiling Gospel songs for other artists,
and had planned to submit them to Gospel artists.
- Smokey Robinson

 

As a kid, this is what I wanted my life to be.
Not in my wildest dreams did I ever dare to dream that it would be this.
- Smokey Robinson

When someone picks up one of my songs and records it,
I'm a flattered man, it's a blessing to me.
- Smokey Robinson

I always try to write a song, I never just want to write a record.
- Smokey Robinson

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One thing I can say about the Motown acts is that we were a family.
That's not a myth.
- Smokey Robinson

The only thing you're taking out of here is your spirit and your soul,
so we need to be conscious to try and develop that part of ourselves,
because we're all spiritual creatures.
- Smokey Robinson

You know what, life is full of temptations.
- Smokey Robinson

Had I not come out with an inspirational CD,
you perhaps would have never known that I feel like I feel,
that all songs, all the music I've ever done is a gift from God.
- Smokey Robinson

When you write a song, a song has longevity.
- Smokey Robinson

There's so many wonderful gospel people out there,
and I don't necessarily want to compete with those people.
- Smokey Robinson

You know what, I'm probably one of the most blessed
people there's ever been,
and I thank God for it.
- Smokey Robinson

As human beings, we're very materialistic and have all this stuff -
furs and cars and diamonds and money.
- Smokey Robinson

That's because we did not set out to make black music.
We set out to make quality music that everyone could enjoy and listen to.
- Smokey Robinson

Songwriting is my gift from God.
- Smokey Robinson

I played golf all over Detroit.
- Smokey Robinson

There are very few courses around Detroit I haven't played.
- Smokey Robinson

We're all going to be victims of temptation at several points in our lives.
- Smokey Robinson

Motown will always be a heavy-duty part of my life
because those are my roots.
- Smokey Robinson

Originally I was not writing songs for myself.
- Smokey Robinson

Drugs are in every walk of life - doctors,
lawyers, preachers, the guy who works for IBM,
teenagers on the street, teenagers in school.
- Smokey Robinson

I left Motown because of the regime of people who were there.
- Smokey Robinson

My mother was a churchgoing lady, so I always heard about God at home.
- Smokey Robinson

I really haven't strayed too far, musically,
from my roots.
- Smokey Robinson

In fact, I wouldn't really call this a Gospel album,
I call it more an inspirational album.
- Smokey Robinson

I've been speaking at churches for years,
as well as juvenile jails, rehabs and hospitals,
and I always talk about my faith.
That is a declaration of my relationship with God.
- Smokey Robinson

Even if I don't release it myself, somebody else might
hear it and want to record it.
When you write a song, it gives it that potential.
- Smokey Robinson

People still look at Michael Jackson as being a Motown artist.
- Smokey Robinson

So I wanted to sing inspirational music,
and that's exactly how I approached it -
only the words have been changed to declare my relationship with God.
- Smokey Robinson

Once you're a Motown artist, you're always a Motown artist.
- Smokey Robinson

And I can say this, most of the people who have recorded
my songs are songwriters themselves.
- Smokey Robinson

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A mind at peace, a mind centered
and not focused on harming others,
is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
- Wayne Dyer

Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
I will give my body to my love and celebrate
that we have substance beyond the idea of ourselves.
We can move. We can touch. This is my physical exclamation point.
This is how I can awaken my mind to the possibilities in the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Being angry harms your physical,
emotional, and spiritual well-being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Taoists understand that both the mind and the body
are mere tools of the Spirit,
and that intention creates physical reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have gratitude for EVERYTHING that has ever occurred
to bring me to this moment.
I accept that no one else is ever to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrences of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played
any role in any of the events of my life
is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth,
so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind.
To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again.
To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over
the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
- Henry David Thoreau

Religion is a matter of the heart.
No physical inconvenience can warrant
abandonment of one's own religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When everything else physical and mental seems to diminish,
the appreciation of beauty is on the increase.
- Bernard Berenson

I Forgive Myself and All Others with Compassion -
I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrence of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played any role
in any of the events of my life is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things.
In physical terms, I move through them;
yet in metaphysical ones,
they seem to move through me.
- John Fowles

The new information technology...
Internet and e-mail...
have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.
- Peter Drucker

You must also give mental and physical fitness priority.
- Jim Otto

I confessed recently to an old friend,
"I realized I was looking at you,
in your visit, through old glasses.
Speaking old words.
Telling old stories.
I realize that in my life I've made so many
physical changes and I need to give my spirit time to catch up."
Time for my spirit to look at my friend
through the new glasses of current life experiences.
Old friends are precious.
They become even more treasured when they are wrapped
in the currentness of life experiences
and not relegated to the past in which they once lived.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple.
- Jean Claude Van Damme

A laugh is a surprise.
And all humor is physical.
I was always athletic, so that came naturally to me.
- Chevy Chase

It is curious - curious that physical courage
should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare
- Mark Twain

Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement,
increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating.
- Bob Filner

It is not our place to know the mind of God.
Spirit knows what is best in the long run -
best for each of us individually,
and best for humanity as a whole.
This is often very difficult to accept
when we see war and disease in the world
and experience physical and emotional suffering
in ourselves, our family, and our friends.
I consider this belief in God's infinite power
and ultimate wisdom to be the true test of faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Consistent physical structures can
allow unbounded intuitive clarity.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you look at the human condition today,
not everyone is well fed, has access to good medical care,
or the physical basics that provide for a healthy and a happy life.
- Ralph Merkle

Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture.
It is not the physical statement of the structure so
much as what it contains that moves us.
- Arthur Erickson

And I believe that the best buy in public health today
must be a combination of regular physical exercise and a healthy diet.
- Julie Bishop

Personally, I need a high level of physical fitness
in order to feel at ease.
- Jurgen Klinsmann

A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances
must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically
necessary to protect her from serious physical harm.
- Barbara Mikulski

There are those who believe Black people possess the
secret of joy and that it is this that will sustain
them through any spiritual or moral or physical devastation.
- Alice Walker

The physical world, including our bodies,
is a response of the observer.
We create our bodies as we create the experience of our world.
- Deepak Chopra

It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that
great things are achieved,
but by reflection, force of character,
and judgment.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I try to stay in good physical shape,
I don't smoke, I don't drink.
- Mickey Spillane

There was a failure to recognize the deep problems in AI;
for instance,
those captured in Blocks World.
The people building physical robots learned nothing.
- Marvin Minsky

I believe in financial retirement.
I don't necessarily believe in physical retirement.
- Jerry Doyle

And partly, the worst thing you could do in my family
was need something from someone.
So physical strength represented an avenue of self-sufficiency to me.
- Alison Bechdel

We know a great deal more about the causes of physical
disease than we do about the causes of physical health.
- M. Scott Peck

Physical activity can get you going when you are immobilized.
Get action in your life, and don't just talk about it.
Get into the arena!
- John Davidson


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