Ike Turner Quotes


28 Ike Turner quotes:



"I really enjoy myself in Norway. Because I had started losing confidence in my ability of what I do. But sometimes, man, you just get tired of fighting and trying to prove yourself."
"When you get my age, and like James Brown... You know, you do a little bit and let them do it. 'cause they have the wind, the air to keep it going."
"I think you have to advance with the times, you know. With hip-hop and rap and house music, they make loops and do stuff with loops."
"The basic tracks I originally cut on a computer at my house, and then I over-dubbed it live. But I got the feeling I wanted here on the computer."
"They'll probably start working on my movie sometime... They are doing a complete movie of my life story. It will not be based on any negativity. It will be more about my life, from a kid, how I came up and why I came through."
"Most times, people have some acts that they really like. I mean, I don't have any in particular that I admire. I admire them all, you know."
"I miss riding those fast trains in Japan... 'cause I'd never seen a train that fast in my life."
"I used to write songs so fast like this, like snapping my fingers. Some of them didn't even have a title, for I just did the song."
"Spector is a good guy, but he's a nut. Ha, ha, ha! You know, I love him, but he's unpredictable. He's OK as long as he don't drink."
"They would come down in Mississippi, they hired me as a talent scout. And I would go all over Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, and find out different artists for them."
"I'm really thankful to God, man. Like now, I'm really making a real comeback with my group. With or without a record, with or without a movie. And behind all the negative press behind this movie."
"I'm really shopping for a record deal, and I haven't had a chance to go around to the record companies yet. So far I just pressed up a few of them."
"I didn't know anything about publishing companies. I didn't know anything about writers royalties, and they kept me green, you know."
"I'm very fast on teaching guys. Like, when I came over here, I only had two rehearsals with the band. I wondered when I first got here... but it sure came up great."
Author: Turner Quotes Category: American Musician Quotes Teaching Quotes
"They used to say it was bad for Indians to drink, but it's bad for anybody. When they drink they lose their cool, a lot of us. Like when we played with Sonny Boy, I would never get paid, you know. He would drink up all the money."
"In China, when you get to the airport everyone be talking in American slang."
Author: Turner Quotes Category: American Musician Quotes Slang Quotes
"I believe I was ahead of my time."
"Little Richard did the intro to my book."
"I always considered myself being an organizer. I'm very good at teaching singers, I'm very good at staging a show, to entertain people. But I never included myself. I never applied this to me as an artist."
Author: Turner Quotes Category: American Musician Quotes Teaching Quotes
"In those days, man, in the '50s, black people in the South... We didn't recognize contracts that much. And we didn't recognize marriages that much, either."



inspirational quote database

Successories, the leaders of inspiration and motivation, has unlocked iQuote: The Inspirational Quote Database, a curated collection of the most inspirational quotes. Raise your iQ and become a Quoteologist today!