Facts about Smokey Robinson

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Summary

Smokey Robinson is a famous Musician from USA, he/she is still alive and was born February 19, 1940.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 32 quotes who is written / told by Smokey.

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Famous quotes by Smokey Robinson (32)


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"Originally I was not writing songs for myself"
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"Once you're a Motown artist, you're always a Motown artist"
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"Motown will always be a heavy-duty part of my life because those are my roots"
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"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"
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"My mother was a churchgoing lady, so I always heard about God at home"
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"I really haven't strayed too far, musically, from my roots"
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"I had been stockpiling Gospel songs for other artists, and had planned to submit them to Gospel artists"
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"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"
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"When someone picks up one of my songs and records it, I'm a flattered man, it's a blessing to me"
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"We're very physical creatures, and we worry about how we look sometimes more than our spiritual selves"
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"People still look at Michael Jackson as being a Motown artist"
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"In fact, I wouldn't really call this a Gospel album, I call it more an inspirational album"
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"I played golf all over Detroit"
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"I always try to write a song, I never just want to write a record"
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"There's so many wonderful gospel people out there, and I don't necessarily want to compete with those people"
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"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"
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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"
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"I left Motown because of the regime of people who were there"
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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"
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"Drugs are in every walk of life - doctors, lawyers, preachers, the guy who works for IBM, teenagers on the street, teenagers in school"
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"You know what, life is full of temptations"
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"There are very few courses around Detroit I haven't played"
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"One thing I can say about the Motown acts is that we were a family. That's not a myth"
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"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"
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"And I can say this, most of the people who have recorded my songs are songwriters themselves"
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"When you write a song, a song has longevity"
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"We're all going to be victims of temptation at several points in our lives"
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"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"
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"Songwriting is my gift from God"
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"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"
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"Once you're a Motown artist, that's your stigmatism, and I was there from the very first day"
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"As human beings, we're very materialistic and have all this stuff - furs and cars and diamonds and money"


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