Zitat des Tages von Little Richard:
God gives us the ability, but rock 'n' roll was created by men.
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.
I never accepted the idea that I had to be guided by some pattern or blueprint.
Rock 'n' roll offered me a platform to speak what I felt. It also offered me a platform to support my mama and my brothers and sisters - twelve children.
I also like the banging piano - that old good-time piano.
And I think a woman should find it a joy to be female because God made both male and female.
I'm very much a gentleman in what I do.
I'm a conductor of revivals. The only minister in the whole package. Little Richard, the evangelist.
I don't think a woman has to act like a man to show that she has strength.
If I had my life to live over, I would want to be a man.
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 I was singing loud, and most singers weren't singing loud.
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 also think that what's wrong with all of us is that we don't show enough love toward each other.
I did what I felt, and I felt what I did, at all costs.
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.
And I don't get down on nobody else for doing whatever else they do. To each his own.
I tried to look presentable for a show, but not for sexual attraction. It was strictly for show business.
I always knew I was a man, always felt that I was a man, always wanted to be a man.
But men are so full of greed today, they'll sell anything for a little piece of money.
I only wore makeup when I went onstage.
I would wear flamboyant clothes and long hair, and most singers at the time didn't.
I am the architect of rock n' roll. I have to be a fan of all its forms.
I was really kind of shy as a child. But I would do things for attention.
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.
I was always my own person.
God is omnipotent, He is omniscient, and He is ever present.
When you sit down and think about what rock 'n' roll music really is, then you have to change that question. Played up-tempo, you call it rock 'n' roll; at a regular tempo, you call it rhythm and blues.
Now they have banging guitar and no bass and call it rock, but that's not what I call rock.
I think that a man should be caring.
To me, true rock 'n' roll has a lot of bottom in it.
I don't give the devil credit for creating nothing.
No, I've never truly been a minister.
I've never seen the devil create music.
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.
Greed has taken the whole universe, and nobody is worried about their soul.