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Born: 1940-02-19
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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Songwriting is my gift from God.

Tags: Gift, God

There are very few courses around Detroit I haven't played.

Tags: Detroit, Few, Played

There's so many wonderful gospel people out there, and I don't necessarily want to compete with those people.

Tags: Compete, Gospel, Wonderful

We're very physical creatures, and we worry about how we look sometimes more than our spiritual selves.

Tags: Sometimes, Spiritual, Worry

When someone picks up one of my songs and records it, I'm a flattered man, it's a blessing to me.

Tags: Blessing, Someone, Songs

When you write a song, a song has longevity.

Tags: Longevity, Song, Write

You know what, life is full of temptations.

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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.

Tags: Faith, God, Talk

You know what, I'm probably one of the most blessed people there's ever been, and I thank God for it.

Tags: Blessed, God, Thank

So I wanted to sing inspirational music, and that's exactly how I approached it - only the words have been changed to declare my relationship with God.

Tags: God, Music, Words

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.

Tags: Else, Song, Write

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.

Tags: Done, God, Music

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

Tags: Call, Fact, Gospel

That's because we did not set out to make black music. We set out to make quality music that everyone could enjoy and listen to.

Tags: Black, Enjoy, Music

We're all going to be victims of temptation at several points in our lives.

Tags: Lives, Temptation, Victims

The only thing you're taking out of here is your spirit and your soul, so we need to be conscious to try and develop that part of ourselves, because we're all spiritual creatures.

Tags: Soul, Spiritual, Try

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

Tags: Recorded, Songs, 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.

Tags: Dreams, Life, Wanted

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

Tags: Human, Money, Stuff

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

Tags: Life, School, Walk
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I always try to write a song, I never just want to write a record.

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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.

Tags: Greatest, History, Music

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

Tags: Artists, Gospel, Songs

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

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I played golf all over Detroit.

Tags: Detroit, Golf, Played

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

Tags: Far, Musically, Roots

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

Tags: Life, Motown, Roots

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

Tags: God, Home, Mother

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

Tags: Artist, Motown, Once

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

Tags: Artist, Motown, Once

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

Tags: Acts, Family, Myth

Originally I was not writing songs for myself.

Tags: Originally, Songs, Writing

People still look at Michael Jackson as being a Motown artist.

Tags: Artist, Jackson, Motown