Little Richard was an American musician, singer, and composer.

For seven decades, he had a major presence in popular music and culture.

I have compiled a list of best quotes from Little Richard.


Best Little Richard Quotes

1. “I am the innovator. I am the originator. I am the emancipator. I am the architect of rock ‘n’ roll!” ~ (Little Richard).

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2. “God is omnipotent, He is omniscient, and He is ever present.” ~ (Little Richard).

3. “I thank God for Elvis Presley. I thank the Lord for sending Elvis to open the door so I could walk down the road…” ~ (Little Richard).

4. “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.” ~ (Little Richard).

5. “My daddy put me out of the house. He said he wanted seven boys, and I had spoiled it, because I was gay”. ~ Little Richard.

6. “I’m a conductor of revivals. The only minister in the whole package. Little Richard, the evangelist”. ~ Little Richard.

7. “I only wore makeup when I went onstage.” ~ (Little Richard).

8. “I also think that what’s wrong with all of us is that we don’t show enough love toward each other.” ~ (Little Richard).

9. “I thank God for making me a man.” ~ (Little Richard).

10. “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.” ~ (Little Richard).

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11. “Greed has taken the whole universe, and nobody is worried about their soul.” ~ (Little Richard).

12. “That’s what Tina Turner did, too – sang blues up-tempo – and they called it rock ‘n’ roll.” ~ (Little Richard).

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13. “Rock ‘n’ roll doesn’t glorify God. You can’t drink out of God’s cup and the devil’s cup at the same time. I was one of the pioneers of that music, one of the builders. I know what the blocks are made of because I built them.” ~ (Little Richard).

14. “I got a girl named Bony Maronie, she’s as skinny as a stick of macaroni.” ~ (Little Richard).

15. “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.” ~ (Little Richard).

16. “It’s not the size of the ship; it’s the size of the waves.” ~ (Little Richard).

17. “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.” ~ (Little Richard).

18. “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.” ~ (Little Richard).

19. “They shoulda called me Little Cocaine, I was sniffing so much of the stuff! My nose got big enough to back a diesel truck in, unload it, and drive it right out again.” ~ (Little Richard).

20. “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.” ~ (Little Richard).

21. “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?” ~ (Little Richard).

22. “I just want the world to know that God is present, that he’s alive for ever more.” ~ (Little Richard).

23. “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.” ~ (Little Richard).

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24. “I love God, and I’m a follower.” ~ (Little Richard).

25. “I don’t give the devil credit for creating nothing.” ~ (Little Richard).

26. “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.” ~ (Little Richard).

27. “I did what I felt, and I felt what I did, at all costs.” ~ (Little Richard).

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28. “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.” ~ (Little Richard).

29. “I don’t think a woman has to act like a man to show that she has strength.” ~ (Little Richard).

30. “I came from a family where my people didn’t like rhythm and blues. Bing Crosby – “Pennies from Heaven” – Ella Fitzgerald, was all I heard.” ~ (Little Richard).

31. “God gives us the ability, but rock ‘n’ roll was created by men.” ~ (Little Richard).

32. “Now they have banging guitar and no bass and call it rock, but that’s not what I call rock.” ~ (Little Richard).

33. “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.” ~ (Little Richard).

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34. “I never heard nobody in my audience call me any kind of names.” ~ (Little Richard).

35. “I don’t think that you have to be effeminate to be sensitive.” ~ (Little Richard).

36. “I also like the banging piano – that old good-time piano.” ~ (Little Richard).

37. “I’ve never seen the devil create music.” ~ (Little Richard).

38. “I got fame and fortune, and I lost my sense of reasoning.” ~ (Little Richard).

39. “But men are so full of greed today, they’ll sell anything for a little piece of money.” ~ (Little Richard).

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40. “I was really kind of shy as a child. But I would do things for attention.” ~ (Little Richard).

41. “I think that a man should be caring.” ~ (Little Richard).

Ultimate Little Richard Quotes

42. “And I don’t get down on nobody else for doing whatever else they do. To each his own.” ~ (Little Richard).

43. “I always knew I was a man, always felt that I was a man, always wanted to be a man.” ~ (Little Richard).

44. “I would wear flamboyant clothes and long hair, and most singers at the time didn’t.” ~ (Little Richard).

45. “It’s hard to have a friend when your name’s a household word.” ~ (Little Richard).

46. “But I was singing loud, and most singers weren’t singing loud.” ~ (Little Richard).

47. “Plus I love Tanya Tucker and I love country music.” ~ (Little Richard).

48. “A lot of songs I sang to crowds to get their reaction. That’s how I knew they’d hit.” ~ (Little Richard).

49. “I gave up rock ‘n’ roll for the rock of ages! I used to be a glaring homosexual until God changed me!” ~ (Little Richard).

50. “I never accepted the idea that I had to be guided by some pattern or blueprint.” ~ (Little Richard).

51. “We’re gonna have some fun tonight.” ~ (Little Richard).

52. “Elvis may be the King of Rock and Roll, but I am the Queen.” ~ (Little Richard).



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