I close my eyes when I sing so I can feel the song better.
Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.
When you are through with the blues, you’ve got nothing to rest on.
Anybody singing the blues is in a deep pit yelling for help.
The mind and the voice by themselves are not sufficient.
If you believe in God, He will open the windows of heaven and pour blessings upon you.
Put your mind on the gospel. And remember – there’s one God for all.
Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.
They thought I was a success as soon as I started paying the bills.
I’ll come to any benefit if I see SCLC get all the money.
One thing about playing the real jazz is that you can’t count it.
My hands, my feet, I throw my whole body to say all that is within me.
I don’t worry too much about the script, I just ad lib, like Pearl Bailey.
When you sing gospel you have a feeling there is a cure for what’s wrong.
How can you sing of amazing grace and all God’s wonders without using your hands?
Anybody that sings the blues is in a deep pit, yelling for help.
Sometimes you ask God for something and you don’t know what you’re asking.
The trouble with records is that they’re too short.
God can make you anything you want to be, but you have to put everything in his hands.
This is the place to see the stars – Hollywood Bowl.