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

— Smokey Robinson

The most colossal Smokey Robinson quotes that will transform you to a better person

I've got sunshine on a cloudy day

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If you feel like loving me, if you've got the notion, I second that emotion.

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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.

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Now if I appear to be carefree it's only to camouflage my sadness.

In order to keep my pride I try to cover the hurt with a show of gladness.

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

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A taste of honey is worse than none at all.

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The Beatles were huge. And the first thing they said when you interviewed them, 'Oh yeah, we grew up on Motown.'..They were the first white act to admit they grew up listening to black music.

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

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I'm blessed, because I enjoy every part of my life.

I enjoy writing songs. I've been trying to write songs since I was five years old.

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Before you ask some girl for her hand now, keep your freedom for as long as you can now. My Mama told me, you better shop around.

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That's what love is made of, snakes, snails, and puppy dog tails, sugar, spice, and everything nice.

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Pretty girls come a dime a dozen, try to find one who's gonna give you true loving.

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About Smokey Robinson

Quotes 72 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

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

Originally I was not writing songs for myself. Songwriting is my gift from God.

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

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They don't tell you this in school, Everybody plays the fool.

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Hickory dickory dock, I just want to be your clock.

Just set me for a lifetime, and I'll wake you up every morning.

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Though you treat me badly, I love you madly.

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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.

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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.

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There is nothing that means more to a woman than a love she can count on.

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Ron White was not one of the very first original members of the Motown staff, but eventually he was.

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I've never been to rehab, I've never been to psychotherapy or the doctor or anything like that. I went to a church and I was prayed for, and I've always had a great relationship with God.

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

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I don't like you, but I love you.

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Once you're a Motown artist, you're always a Motown artist.

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Just like Pagliacci did, I try to keep my surface hid.

Smiling in the crowd I try, but in a lonely room I cry.

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Everybody has their own soul.

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

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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.

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I still perform because it's a necessity for my innards.

And those songs, some of those songs, I have sung, I don't know how many thousands of times. And I promise you, every single solitary night, they're new to me. They are brand-new to me that night.

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If some of those people who wanted to ban Beethoven's music could hear the music that's being played today, wow, what would they do, man?

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You know what, life is full of temptations.

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Beethoven was just music, and it didn't matter if he could hear it or not - he could feel it. He could hear it in his mind. He could write it down hearing it in his mind. He was just music. Yeah, he's one of my favorite writers of all times.

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Without you hearing a melody or music or anything like that, it would say something to you. So, that's what a song is to me. Now, you have a lot of songs that come out, and the beat carries them over there, because of the beat, and because of some other factors and so on and so forth. But I want mine to be a song, if you read it, it's going to mean something to you.

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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.

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Put your trust in me, let this love be. This is for real, let time stand still.

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She may be cute, but she's just a substitute.

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I love hearing my music, I love hearing it by other people. I hope it will always be played.

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You are most certainly the inspiration for all of today's rock 'n' roll guitarists. Your music is timeless.

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

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There's some sad things known to man, but ain't too much sadder than, the tears of a clown when noones around.

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Originally I was not writing songs for myself.

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Mistakes, I know I've made a few. But I'm only human, you've made mistakes, too.

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With a heart that is truthful, keeping you youthful.

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

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Baby, let's cruise, let's flow, let's glide.

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

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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.

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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.

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