"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."
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."B. B. King on Buddha
"The wish for healing has always been half of health."B. B. King on Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."B. B. King on Tom Stoppard
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."B. B. King on John Muir
"'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes."B. B. King on Henry David Thoreau
"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 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."