I didn't know that homosexuality was wrong until I read it in the Bible.
I don't give the devil credit for creating nothing.
I did what I felt, and I felt what I did, at all costs.
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.
I am the innovator. I am the originator. I am the emancipator. I am the architect of rock 'n' roll!
I am the architect of rock n' roll. I have to be a fan of all its forms.
I always knew I was a man, always felt that I was a man, always wanted to be a man.
I also think that what's wrong with all of us is that we don't show enough love toward each other.
I also like the banging piano - that old good-time piano.
Greed has taken the whole universe, and nobody is worried about their soul.
God would be a very selfish god if he gave all the soul to one race. ... When one sings from the heart and it reaches another heart, that's soul.
God is omnipotent, He is omniscient, and He is ever present.
God gives us the ability, but rock 'n' roll was created by men.
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.
Elvis may be the King of Rock and Roll, but I am the Queen.
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 men are so full of greed today, they'll sell anything for a little piece of money.
But I'm a rock 'n' roll singer; that's my livelihood, my occupation.
But I was singing loud, and most singers weren't singing loud.
Black people lived right by the railroad tracks and the train would shake their houses at night. I would hear it as a boy and I thought: I'm gonna make a song that sounds like that.
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 think a woman should find it a joy to be female because God made both male and female.
And I don't get down on nobody else for doing whatever else they do. To each his own.
A lot of songs I sang to crowds to get their reaction. That's how I knew they'd hit.
A lot of people call me the architect of rock & roll. I don't call myself that, but I believe it's true.