Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.— Stevie Wonder
The most pioneering Stevie Wonder quotes that are proven to give you inner joy
We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.
Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision.
Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand.
Music is a world within itself with a language we all understand.
Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories.
And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it.
You can't base your life on other peoples expectations.
It feels better to love than to hate.
You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
There may be a brighter star. But through my eyes the light of you is all I see.
What I'm not confused about is the world needing much more love, no hate, no prejudice, no bigotry and more unity, peace and understanding. Period.
Life has meaning only in the struggle.
Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!
I am what I am. I love me! And I don't mean that egotistically - I love that God has allowed me to take whatever it was that I had and to make something out of it.
When you're moving in the positive, your destination is the brightest star.
Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness.
If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.
Hold onto your dreams 'cause they're always worth havin'.
Hold on to your dreams til the day your life is said and done.
All I ever wanted to do was music, and all I've ever asked, as I've gotten to know and discover the world more, is that God would use me in any way to encourage and inspire love and inspire people to bring and give love to each other.
Did you know that true love asks for nothing?
Loving you, until the day that 8 x 8 x 8 x 8 is 4.
I am all for stem cell research.
I'm too high, but I ain't left the ground.
Love's in need of love today...don't delay...send yours in right away
There're songs to make you smile, there're songs to make you sad.
But with a happy song to sing it never seems as bad.
As a matter of fact, wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world.
For did my dreams come true when I looked at you.
And maybe too, if you would believe, you too might be overjoyed, over loved, over me.
My mother gave me an understanding that as good as you think you are, you're not so great. There's always room for improvement. The reality is when people don't have someone to give them a sense of guidance, and say, "Hey, man, that's not happening," it's really hard.
You are the sunshine of my life That's why I'll always be around, You are the apple of my eye, Forever you'll stay in my heart
It's up to to you to perfect that gift that you've been given.
Put your spirit into that song. Focus on the words that you are singing. Get into the experience that you are singing about and sing your heart out.
My love lives outside my window Clouds burst to give water So her love can grow My love smiles to me each morning Says she'll never leave me And I know it's so
Sometimes we listen to too many commentators about things that don't affect their lives because they're in a different tax bracket. Or to the so-called clergymen giving their interpretation of God's word, and yet they're not rolling the same way in their own lives.
I know that there'll be a continuation of making the world more accessible for people with disabilities.
I'm a work in progress, but if I know in my heart that I'm doing my best, that my heart's in the right place, that I have unconditional love, I feel okay.
Sometimes, I feel I am really blessed to be blind because I probably would not last a minute if I were able to see things.
I want to take all the pain that I feel and celebrate and turn it around.
Here is my music. It is all I have to tell you how I feel. Know that your love keeps my love strong.
Eyes lie if you ever look into them for the character of the person.
I feel thankful to God, first and foremost, allowing me to enjoy this 'smell the roses' kind of thing.
We have to be respectful to one another.
You know, I always when people ask me, like, what is my most favorite song, I quote Duke Ellington, when they would ask him, what's his favorite composition? And I say, I haven't written it yet. Because, you know, there are different songs for different occasions.
I was so bad. Out of control. So glad I turned out to be a nice guy.
When I was a child, kids used to make fun of me because I was blind.
But I just became more curious, 'How can I climb this tree and get an apple for this girl?' That's what mattered to me.
Don't need cars cause we've learned to fly on Saturn.
I never imagined I'd meet Berry Gordy who told me when he first heard me sing, "You know, your singing's okay, but I like your harmonica playing better."
I think honestly, SOME people who think they’re gay, they’re confused.
People can misconstrue closeness for love. People can feel connected, they bond. I’m not saying all [gay people are confused]. Some people have a desire to be with the same sex. But that’s them.
I just called to say, 'I love you.
My thing was always trying to do as much as I possibly could do.
I wanted to do all the things the other kids did in the neighborhood.
My mother would cry about my blindness and the hopelessness of my ever seeing, but I told her I wasn't sad. I believed God had something for me to do.
Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with.
Are you happy when you stick a needle in your vein?
No one has been a greater advocate for the power of love in this world than I;
both in my life and in my music.