"Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy's playing blues like we play, he's in high school. When he starts playing jazz it's like going on to college, to a school of higher learning."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."B. B. King on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."B. B. King on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."B. B. King on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."B. B. King on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."B. B. King on Earl Nightingale
"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."
"Growing up, I was taught that a man has to defend his family. When the wolf is trying to get in, you gotta stand in the doorway."
"The way I feel today, as long as my health is good and I can handle myself well and people still come to my concerts, still buy my CDs, I'll keep playing until I feel like I can't."
"The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you."
"I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed."