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28 Best Little Richard Quotes (ROCK & ROLL)

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I am the innovator. I am the originator. I am the emancipator. I am the architect of rock 'n' roll!
I am the innovator. I am the originator. I am the emancipator. I am the architect of rock ‘n’ roll!
I look back on my life, comin' out of Macon, Georgia - I never thought I'd be a superstar, a living legend. I never heard of no rock and roll in my life.
I look back on my life, comin’ out of Macon, Georgia – I never thought I’d be a superstar, a living legend. I never heard of no rock and roll in my life.
Elvis may be the King of Rock and Roll, but I am the Queen.
Elvis may be the King of Rock and Roll, but I am the Queen.
I did what I felt, and I felt what I did, at all costs.
I did what I felt, and I felt what I did, at all costs.
And I'd like to give my love to everybody, and let them know that the grass may look greener on the other side, but believe me, it's just as hard to cut.
And I’d like to give my love to everybody, and let them know that the grass may look greener on the other side, but believe me, it’s just as hard to cut.
I also think that what’s wrong with all of us is that we don’t show enough love toward each other.
I also think that what’s wrong with all of us is that we don’t show enough love toward each other.
But men are so full of greed today, they'll sell anything for a little piece of money.
But men are so full of greed today, they’ll sell anything for a little piece of money.
And I don't get down on nobody else for doing whatever else they do. To each his own.
And I don’t get down on nobody else for doing whatever else they do. To each his own.
I never accepted the idea that I had to be guided by some pattern or blueprint.
I never accepted the idea that I had to be guided by some pattern or blueprint.
A lot of people call me the architect of rock & roll. I don’t call myself that, but I believe it’s true.
A lot of people call me the architect of rock & roll. I don’t call myself that, but I believe it’s true.

18 Inspirational Little Richard Quotes to Empower and Motivate You

“I think God made a woman to be strong and not to be trampled under the feet of men. I’ve always felt this way because my mother was a very strong woman, without a husband.”

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If at first you don't succeed, you get back up and you try... and you try... and you try it again...
If at first you don’t succeed, you get back up and you try… and you try… and you try it again…
It's not the size of the ship; it's the size of the waves.
It’s not the size of the ship; it’s the size of the waves.
I try to be a guide for people, to make their darkness bright and to make the pathway light, and never to condemn or control or criticize.
I try to be a guide for people, to make their darkness bright and to make the pathway light, and never to condemn or control or criticize.
Greed has taken the whole universe, and nobody is worried about their soul.
Greed has taken the whole universe, and nobody is worried about their soul.

“Gay people are the sweetest, kindest, most artistic, warmest and most thoughtful people in the world. And since the beginning of time all they’ve ever been is kicked.”

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I think people who don't believe in God are crazy. How can you say there is no God when you hear the birds singing these beautiful songs you didn't make
I think people who don’t believe in God are crazy. How can you say there is no God when you hear the birds singing these beautiful songs you didn’t make?
God is omnipotent, He is omniscient, and He is ever present.
God is omnipotent, He is omniscient, and He is ever present.
I just want the world to know that God is present, that he's alive for ever more.
I just want the world to know that God is present, that he’s alive for ever more.
I would wear flamboyant clothes and long hair, and most singers at the time didn't.
I would wear flamboyant clothes and long hair, and most singers at the time didn’t.
But when I went on the stage to do a show, I would put on makeup because I felt that it enhanced my act; it drew attention to what I was doing.
But when I went on the stage to do a show, I would put on makeup because I felt that it enhanced my act; it drew attention to what I was doing.

“I think they saw me as something like a deliverer, a way out. My means of expression, my music, was a way in which a lot of people wished they could express themselves and couldn’t.”

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I decided to come back and teach goodness in this business. To teach love, because music is the universal language.
I decided to come back and teach goodness in this business. To teach love, because music is the universal language. 
We are God's bouquet, and through music we become one.
We are God’s bouquet, and through music we become one.
I don’t think that you have to be effeminate to be sensitive.
I don’t think that you have to be effeminate to be sensitive.
It's hard to have a friend when your name's a household word.
It’s hard to have a friend when your name’s a household word.
It was a way out of poverty. It was a way to success. It was a way to education. And it was a way to a brighter day for me.
It was a way out of poverty. It was a way to success. It was a way to education. And it was a way to a brighter day for me.

“People called rock & roll ‘African music.’ They called it ‘voodoo music.’ They said that it would drive the kids insane. They said that it was just a flash in the pan – the same thing that they always used to say about hip-hop.”

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Little Richard Short Biography

Born on 5 December 1932, in Macon, Georgia, United States, Richard Wayne Penniman, most famously known as Little Richard, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and a heavy influence in rock n’ roll.

Richard had a tumultuous relationship with his father as a child and was made to leave the house at the age of 13 for his effeminate ways.

His childhood was mainly influenced by the church, who taught him how to sing gospel songs and play the piano.

In October 1947, Sister Rosetta Tharpe heard Richard singing one of her songs, upon hearing him, she invited him to open for her show. This experience inspired Richard to pursue a career as a performer.

In 1951, Richard hit his first major break when his performance at a radio station earned him a contract with the record label RCA.

His career would not take off until 1955 when Richard sent a demo to Specialty Records. In September of the same year, he was contacted by the recording company and was sent to New Orleans.

Richard went on to record Tutti Frutti, which climbed the Billboard charts at No. 17.

He returned to gospel music in 1957 and released an album. In 1964 he returned to rock music.

Little Richard was among the 10 inductees of the inaugural class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

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