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Smokey Robinson Quotes

And I can say this, most of the people who have recorded my songs are songwriters themselves.

As a kid, this is what I wanted my life to be. Not in my wildest dreams did I ever dare to dream that it would be this.

As human beings, we're very materialistic and have all this stuff - furs and cars and diamonds and money.

Drugs are in every walk of life - doctors, lawyers, preachers, the guy who works for IBM, teenagers on the street, teenagers in school.

Even if I don't release it myself, somebody else might hear it and want to record it. When you write a song, it gives it that potential.

Had I not come out with an inspirational CD, you perhaps would have never known that I feel like I feel, that all songs, all the music I've ever done is a gift from God.

I always try to write a song, I never just want to write a record.

I don't ever balk at being considered a Motown person, because Motown is the greatest musical event that ever happened in the history of music.

I had been stockpiling Gospel songs for other artists, and had planned to submit them to Gospel artists.

I left Motown because of the regime of people who were there.

I played golf all over Detroit.

I really haven't strayed too far, musically, from my roots.

I've been speaking at churches for years, as well as juvenile jails, rehabs and hospitals, and I always talk about my faith. That is a declaration of my relationship with God.

In fact, I wouldn't really call this a Gospel album, I call it more an inspirational album.

Motown will always be a heavy-duty part of my life because those are my roots.

My mother was a churchgoing lady, so I always heard about God at home.

Once you're a Motown artist, that's your stigmatism, and I was there from the very first day.

Once you're a Motown artist, you're always a Motown artist.

One thing I can say about the Motown acts is that we were a family. That's not a myth.

Originally I was not writing songs for myself.