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Quotes by Sam Cooke on lyrics, change, education, philosophy, self-esteem, etc.

19 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Sam Cooke

Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Born On: January 22, 1931
Died On: December 11, 1964
Born In: Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States
Founder / Co Founder: SAR Records
Died At Age: 33

Sam Cooke was a American singer-songwriter and entrepreneur. Renowned as King of Soul, he is regarded as one of the most influential soul artists of all time. He is celebrated for his contributions to the genre and for his distinctive vocals. Some of his hit songs include ‘A Change Is Gonna Come,’ ‘Bring It On Home to Me,’ ‘Twistin' the Night Away,’ ‘You Send Me,’ ‘Good Times,’ ‘Wonderful World,’ ‘Cupid’, and ‘Chain Gang,’ amongst various others. Here is a compilation of quotable quotes by Sam Cooke on change, life, philosophy, love, money, education, self-esteem, lyrics, people and more.

It’s been too hard living, but I’m afraid to die. ‘Cause I don’t know what’s up there, beyond the sky.

Sam Cooke

Well that's very kind of you, but voices ought not be measured by how pretty they are. Instead they matter only if they convince you that they are telling the truth.

Sam Cooke

It's been a long time coming But I know a change is gonna come

Sam Cooke

I'm gonna sing, and I'm going to make me a lot of money.

Sam Cooke

You know, I'll always be your slave 'til I'm buried, buried in my grave.

Sam Cooke

There been times when I thought I couldn't last for long But now I think I'm able to carry on It's been a long, been a long time coming But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will

Sam Cooke

Shakin' like a bowl of soup and make your body loop-de-loop.

Sam Cooke

Ooh, ah, ooh, ah, that's the sound of the men working on the chain gang.

Sam Cooke

Man, if I was back home, I'd be swinging with two chicks on my arms.

Sam Cooke

It’s been too hard living, but I’m afraid to die. ‘Cause I don’t know what’s up there, beyond the sky.

Sam Cooke

It was something I enjoyed doing and decided to give it a couple years, though I'm not making a lot of money now either!

Sam Cooke

I was born by the river, in a little tent, and just like the river I've been running ever since.

Sam Cooke

I don't know what's up there / Beyond the sky

Sam Cooke

Don't know much about history, don't know much biology, don't know much about a science book, don't know much about the French I took.

Sam Cooke

Don't know much about history Don't know much biology.

Sam Cooke

Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody.

Sam Cooke

Another fella told me, he had a sister who looked just fine. Instead of being my deliverance, she had a strange resemblance to a cat name of Frankenstein.

Sam Cooke

I think the secret is really observation. Well, if you observe what's going on and try to figure out how people are thinking, I think you can always write something that people will understand.

Sam Cooke

I say, as a singer grows older, his conception grows a little deeper, because he lives life and he understands what he is trying to say a little more. And I think this gives. If a singer tries to find out what's happening in life, it gives him a better insight on telling the story of the song he is trying to sing.

Sam Cooke