life Free Quotes by B.B.King

Do I love the   road? Honestly? No - but it's how I earn my living. I also don't have the   blues, like it's some kind of fever. The blues is my job. It's what I do.

When people treat   you mean, you dislike them for that, but not because of their person, who   they are. I was born and raised in a segregated society, but when I left   there, I had nobody I disliked other than the people that'd mistreated me,   and that only lasted for as long as they were mistreating me.

Water from the   white fountain didn't taste any better than from the black fountain.

Everybody wants to   go to Heaven, but no one wants to die to get there!

I   bought my first electric guitar when I moved to Memphis; a Gibson with a   DeArmond pickup which I used with a small Gibson amplifier.

I'm more careful   about my hands than about what I eat and most anything else, because my hands   have been my living. My hands have been able to help me learn. My hands have   taken me around the world. So I'm very proud of my hands.

The blues was like   that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit   ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn't know how   other people would take it.

I almost chopped   my thumb off once. Just before I left home, I was about ten or eleven years   old, and I was trying to open a bone. Can you imagine that? A bone! I was   trying to get the marrow out of a bone, and I took the ax, and I went to chop   it, and something slipped, and the ax went right down there and damn near cut   it off.

If you want to be   a good blues singer, people are going to be down on you, so dress like you're   going to the bank to borrow money.

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