I just thank God for all of the blessings.
My expectations of other people, I double them on myself.
I taught them everything they know, but not everything I know.
Michael Jackson has a very good heart. He was crying when he was giving me the award, 'cause his mind went back over the early days.
You can't teach others if you are living the same way.
Sometimes you struggle so hard to feed your family one way, you forget to feed them the other way, with spiritual nourishment. Everybody needs that.
I'm kidding about having only a few dollars. I might have a few dollars more.
Hair is the first thing. And teeth the second. Hair and teeth. A man got those two things he's got it all.
When I'm on stage, I'm trying to do one thing: bring people joy. Just like church does. People don't go to church to find trouble, they go there to lose it.
The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.
I want to say to you, Help yourself, so you can help someone else.
The hardest thing about being James Brown is I have to live. I don't have no down time.
I was stillborn. The midwives laid me aside, thought I was really gone. I laid there about an hour, and they picked me back up and tried again, 'cause my body was still warm. The Good Lord brought me back.
Thank God for the journey.
I got a wife who likes expensive things, so she takes all the cash.
I named my new son James Joseph Brown II. I think he's going to be a lot better than I was.
I'm not going to be joining ZZ Top. You know they can't play my stuff. It's too complicated.
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.
Sometimes I feel like I'm a preacher as well, 'cause I can really get into an audience.
I used to think like Moses. That knocked me down for a couple years and put me in prison. Then I start thinking like Job. Job waited and became the wealthiest and richest man ever 'cause he believed in God.