Back in the class room, open your books, keep up, the teacher don't know how mean she looks.

-Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry

Rock's so good to me. Rock is my child and my grandfather.

Chuck Berry
This will cost people their jobs and likely their health insurance.
Chuck Berry

Describe Elvis Presley? He was the greatest who ever was, is or ever will be.

Chuck Berry
The Big Band Era is my era. People say, 'Where did you get your style from?' I did the Big Band Era on guitar. That's the best way I could explain it.
Chuck Berry

The gateway to freedom...was somewhere close to New Orleans where most Africans were sorted through and sold. I had driven through New Orleans on tour and I'd been told my great grandfather had lived way back up in the woods among the evergreens in a log cabin. I revived the era with a song about a coloured boy named Johnny B. Goode. My first thought was to make his life follow as my own had come along, but I thought it would seem biased to white fans to say 'coloured boy' and changed it to 'country boy'.

Chuck Berry
Prejudice doesn't make me mad. It just - I guess 'pisses me off' is the word.
Chuck Berry

We are going to be obviously looking at all legislation to see how it impacts ... job creation and job retention. If we feel it's going to hurt those prospects, we'll be fighting to kill that legislation.

Chuck Berry
Praise doesn't mean anything to me. I don't judge myself.
Chuck Berry

My music is simple stuff. Anybody can sit down, look at a set of symbols and produce sounds the music represents.

Chuck Berry
Looking hard for a drive in, searching for a corner cafe, where the hamburgers sizzle on an open grill night and day,