Facts about Nat King Cole

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Nat King Cole was a famous Musician from USA, who lived between March 17, 1919 and February 15, 1965. He/she became 45 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 29 quotes who is written / told by Nat.

Related authors: Art Tatum

Famous quotes by Nat King Cole (29)


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"The only sport I'm not interested in is horse racing. That's because I don't know the horses personally"
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"The only prejudice I've found anywhere in TV is in some advertising agencies, and there isn't so much prejudice as just fear"
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"It's not the people in the South who create racial problems - it's the people who are governing"
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"I'm not playing for other musicians. We're trying to reach the guy who works all day and wants to spend a buck at night. We'll keep him happy"
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"I often wonder whether Negroes like myself who are pretty well known help out at all in breaking down barriers"
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"The sheriff is at the cash register, and if I don't get a hit soon, I don't know what I'll do"
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"I'm in the music business for one purpose - to make money"
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"I am famous because I am an African American jazz artist"
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"The people who know nothing about music are the ones always talking about it"
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"People don't slip. Time catches up with them"
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"I'm a musician at heart, I know I'm not really a singer. I couldn't compete with real singers. But I sing because the public buys it"
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"I can't bear to see myself even in movies. The feeling is complex. I can't stand the sight of myself"
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"For years the Trio did nothing but play for musicians and other hip people. We practically starved to death"
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"You've got to change with the public's taste"
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"The whites come to applaud a Negro performer just like the colored do. When you've got the respect of white and colored, you can ease a lot of things"
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"Music is emotional, and you may catch a musician in a very unemotional mood or you may not be in the same frame of mind as the musician. So a critic will often say a musician is slipping"
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"The Supreme Court is having a hard time integrating schools. What chance do I have to integrate audiences?"
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"Get me well so I can get on television and tell people to stop smoking"
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"Critics don't buy records. They get 'em free"
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"Primarily I'm a meat man, although once in a while I toy with a few vegetables"
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"I was a guinea pig for some hoodlums who thought they could hurt me and frighten me and keep other Negro entertainers from the South"
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"I may be helping to bring harmony between people through my music"
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"I make no claim to being a business genius. You can make so much money in this business that it loses its value"
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"There's just one thing I can't figure out. My income tax!"
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"Only time, education and plenty of good schooling will make anti-segregation work"
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"I'm proud of our court. It knocks back a lot of the propaganda the Communists put out about the way America treats her Negroes"
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"I am an American citizen and feel I am entitled to the same rights as any other citizen"
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"If I could read it, I could play it"
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"I'm an interpreter of stories. When I perform it's like sitting down at my piano and telling fairy stories"


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