Best Quotes by R. Kelly

By | November 22, 2018

Well, I believe that the depth of your struggle can determine the height of your success. I was inspired to come out of everything I’ve been through and end up in a place where I never thought that I would be.

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When you hear romantic music, it makes you want to take your girl out to dinner or buy her something or take her out in the moonlight or take her on a walk.

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Being single has its ups and downs, and being in a relationship has its ups and downs. It depends on how you balance it and how you handle your problems within your relationship.

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As a businessman, I saw club tracks as a new franchise that could be profitable for years to come. It was like being in McDonald’s and realizing that even though cheeseburgers and fries sold big, you could also make money serving up McRibs, which are always available for a limited time only.

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I only feel sorry for weak people. And mostly what I’ve come to find is that the weak people are the ones that are the haters.

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I’m very responsible. And with ability you have to have responsibility. I’m not perfect. But you have to make sure that your children will know that daddy makes mistakes.

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They say marriage will change you but it didn’t change me. Being in love changed me.

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I’ve programmed myself musically to come up with love-feeling tracks that are romantic, sexy, but classy, all in one. And that’s the challenge. Once I create that music, then the lyrical content starts to come – you know, the stories and things like that.

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I don’t really know the story of the Pied Piper. I don’t read stories, first of all. I just remember either a rabbit or a rat leading people out of the village with a flute. That’s all I can tell you.

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I will always do R. Kelly – I’m not perfect, but I’m perfectly me.

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I will always do R. Kelly – I’m not perfect, but I’m perfectly me.

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People can say whatever they want about you without knowing the facts. They can criticize you without even knowing you, and hate you when they don’t even know you. All of a sudden, you’re, like, the bin Laden of America. Osama bin Laden is the only one who knows exactly what I’m going through.

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To hear the appreciation, the screams – that’s what any of us need. We’re at our best when we’re wanted.

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If you’re gonna tell your life story, you gotta be honest, or don’t do it.

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In life, you have people that love to party. That’s me. People that love God. That’s me. People that love sex. That’s me. People that love people. That’s me. And people that make mistakes. That’s me also.

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If there’s no fire, there’s no scream. If there’s no scream, then no one hears you and no one comes to help you in the first place. The depth of my struggle has definitely determined the height of my success. To be able to teach my kids not just about success but about the struggle that comes with it.

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I’m no angel, but I’m no monster, either.

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You know, I’m no different from a fireman. You got to run into a fire no matter how big the blaze is.

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As with all the other rappers I’ve worked with, Biggie and I shared common ground. Even though Biggie grew up in Brooklyn and I grew up in Chicago, we came from the same ‘hood.

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Love has never failed. It has won every battle. And today and forever more it will go on undefeated. I’m also a very loving person.

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In my life, I wanted to feel tall. I wanted to be somebody. I wanted to be tall as the Sears Tower. I wanted to be on top of the Sears Tower. I wanted to be as strong as the Sears Tower feels.

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There’s a time and place for everything. You’re younger, you might want to go to clubs and kick it, but as you get older, you start seeing that life has more meaning to it. The people that you love are the people you want to start trusting and start wanting them to trust you and start respecting them.

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The Notebook’ was beautiful, and I was crying because its hero and heroine had died together.

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You’re younger, you might want to go to clubs and kick it, but as you get older, you start seeing that life has more meaning to it. The people that you love are the people you want to start trusting and start wanting them to trust you and start respecting them.

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I’m in love with music, and I’m pregnant by it. It’s like having twins. Or triplets. Or eight-lets!

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Country music tells stories, and I’ve always loved to tell stories.

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Nobody knows 100% what affects the human body, mind or spirit.

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If I could change anything, I would definitely have had a father around. My father. I would definitely say it affected me deeply as a young man, coming up. Who doesn’t want a father? Those are the beginnings, and those are what can dictate the roads you choose in life, and choosing them well.

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I walk around every day with a radio playing constantly in my head, and this radio station plays a lot of hits. But it’s all my songs, so that’s something to be excited about 24 hours a day.

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I learnt a whole lot from my mother. About music, relationships, being a good person, loving people, the whole of life. I learnt about everything from her. Every single day I think about her. All through the day.

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When you’re me, when you’re R. Kelly, everybody wants a piece of you, and if you don’t give ’em a piece they’ll find a way to get a piece of you one way or the other.

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You don’t see me in the club. And the reason is because I would rather be in the studio mixing these musical potions. Now sometimes they blow up in my face, and there’s a lot of smoke. But that’s who I am. Music is what I do.

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I’ve always had mostly women come out to see me perform. That’s the reason the guys show up; they know R. Kelly is going to draw the women. Most of the songs I’m singing are catering to women anyway.

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I used to get criticized for doing a ‘Bump & Grind’ then turning around and doing a gospel song. But the truth is I’m glad I have a gift that allows me to switch lanes.

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Always believe what you see – with your own eyes, that is. Always believe what you see. That’s the best way to go about this business. I’ve heard a lot of things about a lot of people, and it was never true.

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I’m the Ali of today. I’m the Marvin Gaye of today. I’m the Bob Marley of today. I’m the Martin Luther King, or all the other greats that have come before us. And a lot of people are starting to realise that now.

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To make an album like ‘Love Letter,’ everything’s got to be about love. Everything has to have a great feeling when you listen to it.

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I look at my music in the beginning, and the sexual songs, the partying songs, those are the realities because those things happen.

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When a person is found not guilty, they’re found not guilty.

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Everywhere I go, from malls to restaurants to sold-out tours overseas and back, everywhere I’ve been, I get nothing but love.

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Not only did I get an A in music but I got an A in ladies.

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I want America to know that you can’t believe everything you hear, and nowadays, you can’t believe everything you see.

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Just listen to all this sweet, sweet music. I’m working the music.

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I am very conscious of who I am as an artist and as an inspirational person.

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My greatest competition is, well, me.

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I want people to notice my writing abilities are real and that I’m not just stuck in one situation.

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When I was performing on streets, there was no pressure. People accepted me. They loved me without knowing me.

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I was the highest-paid street performer, probably, in the history of Chicago. I was making like $800 a day.

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You know, I love plays. I love the smell of a theater. The old rooms and the carpet and all that stuff. I love to tell stories. Even before I was doing music, I saw myself as a director.

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I wouldn’t be able to do the songs as long as I’ve been doing if I didn’t feel the pulse of the world. But I can feel people and I know what they want. I feel like I know how they are, because I am the people. And I just have a gift.

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If I’m going to be a leader then I have to go places that other people are afraid to go to. That’s what makes a leader. To be not afraid to step out and go over the frontline. To stare darkness right in the face.

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My mother wasn’t rich, and I never seen my father. I was a street performer. I’ve been shot. And now I’m known around the world, and I’ve touched a lot of people with my music. That’s one of the great testimonies that’s gonna go down in history.

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My fans have always loved my metaphors.

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