quote by Chuck Berry

It used to be called boogie-woogie, it used to be called blues, used to be called rhythm and blues...It's called rock now.

— Chuck Berry

Heartwarming Boogie quotations

Well, PT Anderson sent me a script of Boogie Nights which I let lay around my house for about three months, then one day I'm cleaning my office and decided that I'd better read this before the guy calls me back. I never put it down, bro.


I went through the whole number, you know.

The swing era, the boogie woogie era, the bebop era. Thelonious Monk is still one of my favorites. So a lot of these people had their effect on me.

I think it's too easy often to find a villain out of the headlines and to then repeat that villainy again and again and again. You know, traditionally, America has always looked to scapegoat someone as the boogie man.

You could wait for the world to invite you to the banquet and the ball.

Or you could just show up in your red dress and your headdress ready to boogie.

I certainly love a boogie and once the music starts I'm usually one of the first out there on the dance floor. Although I haven't had any formal dance training and something tells me I'm really going to notice the difference.


I go to Queens for queens to get the crew from Brooklyn, Make money in Manhattan and never been tooken. Go Uptown and the Bronx to boogie down, Get strong on the Island, recoup, and lay around.

I don't like no fancy chords. Just the boogie. The drive. The feeling. A lot of people play fancy but they don't have no style. It's a deep feeling-you just can't stop listening to that sad blues sound. My sound.

ZZ Top did get a chance to play with Lightnin' Hopkins and Jimmy Reed, there's still that one, single song we just can't shake... J.B. Hutto's "Combination Boogie".

when the boogie man goes to sleep he checks his closet for me

I am told by those who know that there are six varieties of hangover-the Broken Compass, the Sewing Machine, the Comet, the Atomic, the Cement Mixer and the Gremlin Boogie, and his manner suggested that he had got them all.


It takes committed, high energy, full-tilt boogie participation to have the kind of life you want.

Taboo was kind of celebrating trash, the kind of records you secretly loved, like Yes Sir, I Can Boogie, by Baccara [laughs] - things that you probably shouldn't like.

I love the nightlife. I like to boogie.

I’m not trying to hurt you; I’m trying to make you better.

You can learn steps, but you cannot learn how to boogie.


Rock'n'roll is nothing but Boogie Woogie with stuff on top of it.

And if you're black, they name it rhythm'n'blues, and if you're white, they name it rock'n'roll. So, I don't give a... You know.

I belong to an improv group, I play cello, I have these phases - fencing, tae kwon do, baseball, ice hockey, boogie boarding in the summer, snowboarding in the winter.

When the world is on your shoulder, got to straighten up your act and boogie down.

Aching familiar in a way that made me wish I was still eight.

Eight was before death or divorce or heartbreak. Eight was just eight. Hot dogs and peanut butter, mosquito bites and splinters, bikes and boogie boards. Tangled hair, sunburned shoulders, Judy Blume, in bed by nine thirty.

Good evening, daddy! Ain't you heard The boogie-woogie rumble Of a dream deferred? Trilling the treble And twining the bass Into midnight ruffles Of cat-gut lace.


Don't be jealous of my boogie.

Good morning, daddy! Ain't you heard The boogie-woogie rumble Of a dream deferred? • • • • You think It's a happy beat?

By experiencing your emotions somatically, there is no boogie man to scare you.

I woke up my pop in the middle of the night 'cause the boogie man's under my bed. My pop is this big, huge man, nothing can hurt him. I went running into his bedroom like, 'Daddy, Daddy, the boogie man's under the bed!' Pop opens one eye, he's like, 'Is the boogie man bigger than me?' 'Well, no Daddy, he's not.' 'Well, you got your choice: you can deal with the boogie man or you can deal with me.'

The title of that great Christmas song was 'Boogie Woogie Santa Claus,' and no one ever heard of it.


Joe Lieberman may be Moses on the stump, but when it comes to policies and votes, he boogies with the Golden Calf.

We used to play the Savoy Ballroom, and we always had a boogie tune in the set.

Bands like Tommy Dorsey used to do a little boogie woogie. The big bands.

One Christmas, I just begged my parents like "I want to try to surf on a real board instead of these boogie boards and rafts" and they got me one.

Before I actually got a hard surfboard at the age of 10, like a real board, I was always just trying to stand up on boogie boards or rafts or whatever I had, trying to emulate the people that I saw surfing the waves out there.

I'm doing a lot of boogie-boarding now.

It's actually better exercise, I get a lot more waves, and if I'm out in big surf, I can duck under the waves much easier.


In Japan they're definitely more over the top.

They had four Boogie stacks and 20 guitars. But otherwise it's pretty much the same thing, except there's a translator. It's really nice.

I like the night life, I like to boogy.

I don't care if it's Bruno Mars or Aerosmith or ZZ Top.

.. it's about songs. 'Paperback Writer,' 'Satisfaction,' 'Cat Scratch Fever,' 'Walk This Way,' all the killer songs in the world start with an identifiable guitar pattern that is basically a bastardization of either honky-tonk or boogie-woogie. And that's in every cool piece of music in the world that you and I love.

Boogie! I hate boogie, God, I mean, not the Chicago boogie like Willie Dixon or Howlin' Wolf, but all those awful white bands.