Nat King Cole - Quotes

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The people who know nothing about music are the ones always talking about it.

The people who know nothing about music are the ones always talking about it.

I am an American citizen and feel I am entitled to the same rights as any other citizen. ---->>>

Primarily I'm a meat man, although once in a while I toy with a few vegetables.

Primarily I'm a meat man, although once in a while I toy with a few vegetables.

There's just one thing I can't figure out. My income tax!

There's just one thing I can't figure out. My income tax!

Critics don't buy records. They get 'em free. ---->>>

Only time, education and plenty of good schooling will make anti-segregation work. ---->>>

I'm not playing for other musicians. We're trying to reach the guy who works all day and wants to spend a buck at night. We'll keep him happy. ---->>>

Music is emotional, and you may catch a musician in a very unemotional mood or you may not be in the same frame of mind as the musician. So a critic will often say a musician is slipping. ---->>>

For years the Trio did nothing but play for musicians and other hip people. We practically starved to death. ---->>>

I'm an interpreter of stories. When I perform it's like sitting down at my piano and telling fairy stories. ---->>>

People don't slip. Time catches up with them. ---->>>

Get me well so I can get on television and tell people to stop smoking. ---->>>

I often wonder whether Negroes like myself who are pretty well known help out at all in breaking down barriers. ---->>>

I'm proud of our court. It knocks back a lot of the propaganda the Communists put out about the way America treats her Negroes. ---->>>

If I could read it, I could play it. ---->>>

It's not the people in the South who create racial problems - it's the people who are governing.

It's not the people in the South who create racial problems - it's the people who are governing.

The only prejudice I've found anywhere in TV is in some advertising agencies, and there isn't so much prejudice as just fear. ---->>>

The only sport I'm not interested in is horse racing. That's because I don't know the horses personally. ---->>>

You've got to change with the public's taste. ---->>>

I'm a musician at heart, I know I'm not really a singer. I couldn't compete with real singers. But I sing because the public buys it. ---->>>

I was a guinea pig for some hoodlums who thought they could hurt me and frighten me and keep other Negro entertainers from the South. ---->>>

I'm in the music business for one purpose - to make money. ---->>>

The sheriff is at the cash register, and if I don't get a hit soon, I don't know what I'll do. ---->>>

The Supreme Court is having a hard time integrating schools. What chance do I have to integrate audiences? ---->>>

I can't bear to see myself even in movies. The feeling is complex. I can't stand the sight of myself. ---->>>

I may be helping to bring harmony between people through my music. ---->>>

I am famous because I am an African American jazz artist. ---->>>

The whites come to applaud a Negro performer just like the colored do. When you've got the respect of white and colored, you can ease a lot of things. ---->>>

I make no claim to being a business genius. You can make so much money in this business that it loses its value. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 03-17, 1919
Birthplace:
Die: 02-15, 1965
Occupation: Musician
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Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American singer who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. He was widely noted for his soft baritone voice, performing in big band and jazz genres, and was a major force in popular music for three decades (wikipedia)