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" Hair is the first thing. And teeth the second. Hair and teeth. A man got those two things he's got it all. "
" I did the thing with bonds, which was about 30 million dollars, and didn't get none of the money on them. "
" I got a wife who likes expensive things, so she takes all the cash. "
" I had to tell about my colonic, which expresses the fact why I'm so neat today as opposed to a few years ago. I never knew that the weight made that much difference. "
" I just thank God for all of the blessings. "
" I'm not going to be joining ZZ Top. You know they can't play my stuff. It's too complicated. "
" I named my new son James Joseph Brown II. I think he's going to be a lot better than I was. "
" I started Michael years ago. I saw him in Gary, Indiana, and we'd have him on the talent shows. He kind of emulated me, and did the best he could. "
" I taught them everything they know, but not everything I know. "
" I think the best thing about being James Brown is looking at my little son. Hopefully I can make my son a role model to a lot of people. "
" I think what I came through is great, but my son can take it to another level, not having to fight racism. His mother's a Norwegian and I'm mixed up four or five times, so he can face the world. "
" 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. "
" I've been held responsible for taxes I know nothing about. "
" I've been knocked down a lot of times. "
" I want to say to you, Help yourself, so you can help someone else. "
" 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. "
" My expectations of other people, I double them on myself. "
" My son don't have to say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud. He don't have to be called those crazy names. "
" Sometimes I feel like I'm a preacher as well, 'cause I can really get into an audience. "
" 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. "
" Thank God for the journey. "
" The hardest thing about being James Brown is I have to live. I don't have no down time. "
The Hardest Thing
" The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing. "
" 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. "
" You can take care of yourself, and God helps those who help themselves. "
" You can't teach others if you are living the same way. "
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