The Best James Brown quotes

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James Brown was born in 1933 in a small town called Barnwell, SC. He was one of six children and his parents were poor. Brown grew up working odd jobs to help support his family. He started singing gospel music at church when he was a child, and then began performing soul music as a teenager. In the late 1950s, he achieved mainstream success with his hit songs Please, Please, Please and Try Me. Brown went on to become one of the most influential performers of all time, known for his energetic live shows and trademark dance moves. He died in 2006 at the age of 73. This is his best quotes…

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About James Brown

birth of the author

May 3, 1933

death of the author

December 25, 2006

occupation of the author

Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Musician, Record Producer And More.

genre of the author

Funk, R&B, Soul

instrument of the author

Vocals, Keyboards, Drums, Harmonica, Guitar And More.

date of the author

Years Active:

institution of the author

Federal, King, Smash, People, Polydor, Tk And More.

productions of the author

Associated Acts:
The Famous Flames, The J.B.’s, The Dapps, Bobby Byrd, Lyn Collins, Bobby Bennett And More.


If you don’t get it the first time, back up and try it again. โ€” James Brown

The hardest thing about being James Brown is I have to live. I don’t have no down time. โ€” James Brown

The only time you don’t find a fourโ€“leaf clover,’ he liked to say, ‘is when you stop looking for one. โ€” Daniel James Brown

Money won’t change you, but time will take you out. โ€” James Brown

if you don t get it the first time back up and try it again James Brown quote


As I always said, if people wanted to know who James Brown is, all they have to do is listen to my music. โ€” James Brown

My music wasn’t written by Mozart, Beethoven, Bach or Schubert. It’s written by God and me. They go ‘a one and a two and up.’ We start on the downbeat. Bam! And that’s where we got them. โ€” James Brown

Retire for what? What would I do? I made my name as a person that is helping. I’m like Moses in the music business. โ€” James Brown

Music has to breathe and sweat. You have to play it live. โ€” James Brown

Music, it requires more than brawn. It requires a lot of heart. You gotta put love in there. โ€” James Brown

music has to breathe and sweat you have to play it live James Brown quote

Inspiring Phrases From James Brown

You only live once. โ€” James Brown

Thank God for the journey. โ€” James Brown

I used to play one job and have 125 pair of shoes on the floor. What was I doing? I couldn’t wear but one pair. โ€” James Brown

Tell the politicians and the hustlers: live and let live. โ€” James Brown

I’ve outdone anyone you can nameโ€“Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Strauss. Irving Berlin, he wrote 1,001 tunes. I wrote 5,500. โ€” James Brown

you only live once James Brown quote

Takes a man or a woman to say I’m sorry, and it takes a fool to walk away. โ€” James Brown

Redundant Thematics

In James Brown Statements


You got to use what you got to get just what you want. โ€” James Brown

Various Statements From James Brown

You can’t teach others if you are living the same way. โ€” James Brown

You got to live for yourself, yourself and nobody else. โ€” James Brown

Don’t let nobody take care of your business better than you. โ€” James Brown

you can t teach others if you are living the same way James Brown quote

I’d rather be Jack be smart, than Jack be quick. Watch out for the man with the big fat licking stick. โ€” James Brown

Like Christ said, love thee one another. I learned to do that, and I learned to respect and be appreciative and thankful for what I had. โ€” James Brown

I started Michael years ago. I saw him in Gary, Indiana, and we’d have him on the talent shows. He kind of emulated me, and did the best he could. โ€” James Brown

I had to tell about my colonic, which expresses the fact why I’m so neat today as opposed to a few years ago. I never knew that the weight made that much difference. โ€” James Brown

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