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.
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.
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.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
If you don't ask, you don't get.
Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision.
Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!
God gave me life to continue to do things that I would never have done.
Time is long but life is short.
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.
Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with.
Minds ripen at very different ages.
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.
You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
Do you know, it's funny, but I never thought of being blind as a disadvantage, and I never thought of being black as a disadvantage.
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