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" The many sounds of Memphis shaped my early musical career and continue to be an inspiration to this day. "
" I had a Jackson 5 wig that I would wear around, and I would do, like, the dances from the Jackson 5, and, you know, my mother thought that was hysterical. So of course, that seed got planted very early, the physicality of comedy. "
" I guess, for me, I've always thought that there was humor everywhere. And as a kid, I just, you know, I grew up an only child, and I - sort of nothing made me happier than to make my parents laugh. I remember I had costumes and things laying around the house that I was, you know, anything that I could do to make my parents laugh. "
" Sometimes a producer and an artist get together and they make magic like Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson. As far as my own music career - you could liken my chemistry with Timbaland to Marty Scorsese and Robert De Niro. "
" Technology's related to everything. Technology is making the world more accessible, so yeah, as generations go by, they'll become more and more married to each other, for sure. I think they go hand in hand - fashion inspires design, and technology inspires design as well. "
" What makes most people comfortable is some sort of sense of nostalgia. I grew up in a small town, and I could count my friends on one hand, and I still live that way. I think I'll die in a small town. When I can't move my bones around a stage any more, you'll find me living in a place that's spread out and rural and spacious. "
" Teen pop will never die as long as there are teens and popular music. It just takes a different head. "
" The best part about being alone is that you really don't have to answer to anybody. You do what you want. "
" The thing is that my idols have always been the types of guys who could do anything: Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Sinatra, Dean Martin; and when you look up to people like that, you don't accept that you need to be compartmentalised. "
" I feel very fortunate to be compared to somebody so incredible. Michael Jackson's an icon. "
" I mostly work out so I can eat religiously. I'm such a foodie. The only way I can make myself feel better about what I eat is to work out. "
" You can say things a million times, but if you can't sing it, then it really isn't much of a song. "
" I think I have to laugh about the fact that I grew up in public. All these weird stages in my teenage years are documented. Why did no one tell me how terrible some of those outfits were? "
" Every time you do a project, you learn something new. "
" Sometimes I don't even know what to name a song when I get done with it, and I'll let somebody else tell me what I should call it because it's whatever stuck in their head. "
" My earliest memories as a kid was I would always try to make my mom and my stepdad laugh at dinner. Or make my friends laugh in class. And, I don't know, it's something I just really enjoy doing. "
" There's nothing wrong with shooting for the stars. "
" Gossip is called gossip because it's not always the truth. "
" I remember my mom saying, 'I will take you to every audition, I will support you, but the minute you stop caring about it, I will stop.' "
" That's something I learned from both my stepdad and my grandfather - that there is a thing called chivalry, and it doesn't have to die with the birth of the Internet. The way I see it, if you're asking a girl out on a date, it's only right to do it in a way that she can hear your voice. "
" I'm a mutt as far as music is concerned because I listen to everything. "
" As time goes by people will see who I am for who I am. "
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" I would never do anything just for spite. "
" When I was a kid, I would impersonate anything that I would hear. It's - actually, I attribute that more to why I actually was able to become a musician and a singer. "
" I think when I was about 12 or 13, my dad started taking me out to the local golf course, and that's the first time I ever hit a golf ball. I picked it up pretty quickly, just kind of monkey-see, monkey-do. But when I was 12, golf was so slow to me. For me, it was basketball, girls and music. "
" I used to think I actually was Batman. "
" I don't see myself as someone who's ever going to be defined by one moment. It's on to the next. "
" If entertainment years were dog years, man, I'd be like Gandhi. I'd be, like, 250 years old. "
" I'm not trying to sound pretentious, but we did sell 12 million records on the first album, so we did get paid a little bit. "
" I needed freedom to really express myself. That's really what Justified is about. "
" The fans have been great to me. I don't think it's asking too much to have me sign something for them. "