"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'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future."B. B. King on LaToya Jackson
"If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher."B. B. King on Abdul Kalam
"Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."B. B. King on David Ogden Stiers
"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."B. B. King on Charles Kuralt
"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."B. B. King on Margaret Mead
"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."
"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 said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed."