"He was a manager, one of the singers, I guess talent coordinator for the local talent in Harlem. His name was Lover Patterson. He was living right across the street from where my dad had his restaurant. I guess he saw a lot of kids come in, a lot of my buddies."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Ben E. King on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Ben E. King on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Ben E. King on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Ben E. King on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Ben E. King on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Yeah. I've been pretty fortunate to travel I guess, all around the place."