Lionel Richie Quotes

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Lionel Richie Quotes

I dont think Im going to be priest material.
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All artists are egotistical maniacs with inferiority complexes.

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I think the whole world is dying to hear someone say, 'I love you.' I think that if I can leave the legacy of love and passion in the world, then I think I've done my job in a world that's getting colder and colder by the day.

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Greatness comes from fear. Fear can either shut us down and we go home, or we fight through it.

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You cannot beat the feeling of sitting on top of the charts. I had almost forgotten what it feels like ... It feels great! It is really a very exciting time and I am enjoying the ride.

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When I came up with the idea for 'Tuskegee,' I didn't want to be confined by boundaries of age, genre or demographics. I am thrilled with how well this album has been received by people from all walks of life. It is truly living up to the vision we had when we created it.

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My earliest memories of country music are the Grand Ole Opry.

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I find the greatest songs in the world come out of pain, and I don't like it! Here's what it does: It strips away all of your facade. It makes you so honest. It's cleansing.

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I travel around the world, experiencing every language, every religion ... some places where there's just no reason to smile, because their lives are so difficult.

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It's quite interesting that in my growing up I had several influences. We had gospel music on campus. R&B music was, of course, the community, and radio was country music. So I can kind of see where all the influences came from.

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I find myself going out on the road to get my confidence back, because I lose it at home.

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I grew up with the Grand Ole Opry, Dottie West, Conway Twitty, Buck Owens ... not realizing it was influencing me as much as it was.

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I'm a songwriter, and people will tell you the greatest stories about their lives, whether you want to hear it or not.

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Believe me, I love commerce as much as the rest of the readers of 'Businessweek.' But in art, you have to be true to yourself and your musical vision. People have known me well for a long time, so if I was chasing a trend and doing something that wasn't authentic to who I am, they would know it in just a few seconds.

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'Let the music play on' would be my legacy.

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I knew I was going to do a country album one day. But I was just trying to figure out for the life of me, what we were going to do to make it different, unique.

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No one can deny, this love I have inside, and I'll give it all to you, my endless love.

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I just had to find all my friends that used to be in the business. As I say, the music business didn't die, it just moved to Nashville.

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