There's people making babies to my music. That's nice.— Barry White
The most gorgeous Barry White quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual
You're the first, the last, and my everything and the answer to all my dreams.
You're my sun, my moon, my guiding star, my kind of wonderful, that's what you are
I went to jail at 16 for stealing tires off Cadillacs. When I got out I said, Never again.
Disco deserved a better name, a beautiful name because it was a beautiful art form. It made the consumer beautiful. The consumer was the star.
I'm very happy with this new record. It's dealing with different aspects of love-it's me making a statement about people doing something with their lives. It is about caring for others.
The cops picked me up for attempted murder.
I can still see the detectives, licking their chops. Thought they had me. Two weeks later, the cat came out of a coma and told the truth. I was innocent.
I quit high school on my birthday. It was my senior year and I didn't see the point. This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.
I kept my babies fed. I could have dumped them, but I didn't. I decided that whatever trip I was on, they were going with me. You're looking at a real daddy.
When I saw corruption, I was forced to find truth on my own. I couldn't swallow the hypocrisy.
The women used the music to get their men to relate to them better: "talk to me, tell me what's on your mind." Men used the music to get the girls in the mood to make love. So either way you had it, Barry White is the one artist who actually was in your bedroom with you at your most sacred, sensuous moment of your life.
We are all gods, all forces of nature.
We can destroy, we can build. We are like oceans and like fires.
When I commit, I commit with my whole heart, my whole being.
I know the Bible like the back of my hand.
No one could understand the bond between me and my brother.
I struggled to understand the forces that drove his soul in one direction and mine in another.
In my day, we didn't have the cocaine, so we went out and knocked somebody over the head and took the money. But today, all this cocaine and crack, it doesn't give kids a chance.
It's ecstasy when you're laying down next to me.
People are always looking for me to be a freak, weird.
Been making love for hours and, baby, we're still going strong.
Girl, this night is ours and I swear I feel it coming on. All I know is when we get through, I ain't going to be able to move.
Leave me alone. I'm fine.
We forget that this music, music made by my brothers and sisters, is still a baby. It's just beginning. When I think of the possibilities, it makes me smile.
I'll come to you with gifts of knowledge, wisdom and truth.
I've always loved War's Low Rider and Sly Stone's Thank You, and I just wanted to put my take on them.
I didn't mind working in the clubs, but I resented it being a club where pimps hang out. Because the music that I create is of a higher intellect than that. It not only encompasses pimps, but whores, ballplayers, executives... everybody.
I woke up when I was 14 and went to speak to my mother and scared us both to death.
When a man's making love, the last thing he thinks about is war.
As a boy, I believed freedom for America meant freedom for me.
There was a time I believed every word spoken.
Elton John's opinion turned the label's opinion around, all in a day.
I'm so thankful that your mine, your sweetness is my weakness.
Most families had four, five brothers.
But because it was just me and Darryl, we had to be twice as strong.
One preacher turned me on, another turned me off.
I don't know if it's my music, my lyrics, my sound, and knowing the music business the way I do-all I can say is, my career has lasted way longer than I expected.
The whole system of society tells you what to do.
I woke up one morning, went downstairs, said 'Good morning' to my mother and nearly scared both of us to death.'
If you were a young kid, 19, 20 years old who has two children and a third one on the way and refuses to leave them. A kid who was on welfare, because he refused to steal anybody's property or take anybody's money. You found life a lot tougher.
I never learned to read or write music.
Never wanted to fool with scales. That was boring, forced. The music I heard was free - flowing.
I'm never gonna quit, cause quitting' just ain't my schtick.
We were ready to launch Barry White, but the record company wouldn't put it out.
Said it wouldn't sell.
Blacks own so little of the music business, it's pathetic.
But I see that changing soon. Black artists, black businessmen and women will unite.
Take it off, baby, take it all off. I want you the way you came into the world.
There's a time when people give their words to each other it has to mean something. I'm a street cat. I've belonged in gangs and when you had a partner, you went down with your partner whether you won the fight or lost it. You went down together.
Everyone to me has to pick a subject to talk about in music if you're going to be a writer.
Mama tried to save us from the streets, but the streets were too strong.
I try to tell a story musically in a song.
All I had was the will and the love for music.
I couldn't read music or write it. No connections, no car, no money, no bankroll, no clothes, no nothing.