Motown was about music for all people - white and black, blue and green, cops and the robbers. I was reluctant to have our music alienate anyone.
Whenever I came up against presidents of other companies, I was always smarter, because I was from the streets.
I'm a songwriter, that's what I love.
I've discovered that Motown and Broadway have a lot in common - a family of wonderfully talented, passionate, hardworking young people, fiercely competitive but also full of love and appreciation for the work, for each other and for the people in the audience.
I have this ability to find this hidden talent in people that sometimes even they didn't know they had.
If I settle a case out of court, it's because I love the person.
The whole purpose of writing a book is to be understood - if other people write about you, they try to guess why you did things, or they hear things from other people.
Today's business climate is not for me.
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