quote by Mary J. Blige

I listen to gospel music.

— Mary J. Blige

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Gospel music rhythms are not African in origin, although I know that's what the jazz experts say.

Gospel music quote Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.
Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.
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I would like to involve myself in some black music.

I would like to do some blues and some gospel music. I want to try stuff from other genres and try to widen my musical base.

Gospel music quote Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sad
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
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I'm associated with gospel music in the minds of millions of people.

I would think, to me, growing up in the south, growing up with all the gospel music, singing in the church and having that rhythm and blues - the blues background was my big inspiration.


If you don't die of thirst, there are blessings in the desert.

You can be pulled into limitlessness, which we all yearn for, or you can do the beauty of minutiae, the scrimshaw of tiny and precise. The sky is your ocean, and the crystal silence will uplift you like great gospel music, or Neil Young.

Gospel music quote The earth has music for those who listen.
The earth has music for those who listen.

I think that one of Elvis' charms was that he could sing almost any kind of music. I am sure that in his heart, which I don't know what was there, but just from his singing I could feel that he was very partial to gospel music.

My greatest desire is that you would encounter His presence;

and everything about your life would be different.

I wanna show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture.

Gospel music quote A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.
A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.

Music is given of God to further his purposes.

Sweet melodies mellow the souls of men and help prepare them for the gospel. After men receive the truth, songs of praise to Deity help to sanctify and cleanse their souls.


My heart is still there in gospel music.

It never left . . . I'm gonna make a gospel record and tell Jesus I cannot bear these burdens alone.

The most effective preaching of the gospel is when it is accompanied by beautiful, appropriate music.

Gospel music quote Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.
Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.

My raps are a decision, rabble rousing, spiritual, like gospel music.

I don't want to dance. We have so many things to deal with, we need to talk straight up and down.

I think a great artist should be able to create any style, any form, anything from rock to pop to gospel to spiritual, just wonderful music where everybody can sing it.

Gospel music was the thing that inspired me as a child growing up on a cotton farm, where work was drudgery and it was so hard that when I was in the field I sang all the time. Usually gospel songs because they lifted me up above that black dirt.

Gospel music quote People are like Music, some speak the truth and other are just noise
People are like Music, some speak the truth and other are just noise
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I've always said that if I could have made a living someway in gospel music, I would have loved to had that break, but it never was offered to me, a job in that field, so naturally, I got lost on that other road.

From the church I received a spiritual foundation that has kept me balanced.

From the gospel music I learned the importance of singing with emotion- authentic emotion- not contrived- which has made my music endearing.

The singing of our sacred hymns, written by the servants of God, has a powerful effect in converting people to the principles of the Gospel, and in promoting peace and spiritual growth.

Gospel music quote One good thing about music. When it hits you, you feel no pain.
One good thing about music. When it hits you, you feel no pain.

My influences were mostly gospel. So I was playing my twisted Jewish equivalent of gospel music over his twisted equivalent of rock and roll music. And it was a very excellent marriage.

There is a sound that comes from gospel music that doesn't come from anything else. It is a sound of peace. It is a sound of, 'I'm going to make it through all of this.


And whether you're drawn to gospel music or church music or honky-tonk music, it informs your character and it informs your talent.

Gospel music quote Music is the emotional life of most people.
Music is the emotional life of most people.

Like all soul singers, I grew up singing in church but sometimes I would leave early and sit in the car listening to gospel band, The Blind Boys of Alabama. Hearing their lead singer Clarence made me connect the idea of church and show business and see how I could make a career singing music that stirred the soul.

For all of us involved in preaching the gospel, performing music, publishing Christian materials, and all the rest, there is an uncomfortable message here: Jesus is not terribly impressed with religious commercialism

Basically my influences have been American influences.

It's been blues, gospel, swing era music, bebop music, Broadway show music, classical music.

Gospel music quote A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silen
A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.

It's quite interesting that in my growing up I had several influences.

We had gospel music on campus. R&B music was, of course, the community, and radio was country music. So I can kind of see where all the influences came from.


An organist who has the sensitivity to quietly play prelude music from the hymnbook tempers our feelings and causes us to go over in our minds the lyrics which teach the peaceable things of the kingdom. If we will listen, they are teaching the gospel, for the hymns of the Restoration are, in fact, a course in doctrine!

I think in music there is just something inherently spiritual in singing together and harmonizing, and gospel is the truest form of that.

Gospel music quote Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Gospel music in those days of the early 1930s was really taking wing.

It was the kind of music colored people had left behind them down South and they liked it because it was just like a letter from home.

Why is it important for you to know the real God? Because your identity is found in Him.

A little bit South you've got Macon, Georgia - home of the Allman Brothers, the Marshall Tucker Band and Capricorn Records. And off to west you've got Delta blues. Sprinkle Southern gospel over the top of that, and you're talking about where I came from. I loved all of that music.

Gospel music quote One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain

My father had played cornet, although I never saw him play it.

I found his mouthpiece when I was a kid. I used to buzz it. And my mother played piano and sang in the church choir for different functions. So there was always music in the house, jazz, gospel, or whatever. Especially jazz records.

Well, I loved singing in the chorus, and there was some connection for me between gospel and choral music.

My direction has never really changed, because I don't think that you can really work gimmicks in gospel music. With gospel music, there is this central theme that always comes around about the love of God, the love of Jesus and the power that you have through Jesus Christ. You don't need a gimmick when you have that.

I liked blues from the time my mother used to take me to church.

I started to listen to gospel music, so I liked that. But I had an aunt at that time, my mother's aunt, who bought records by people like Lonnie Johnson, Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson and a few others.

I was definitely inspired by gospel music, or old-school R&B;

I got into some Good God gospel compilations.