'The Notebook' was beautiful, and I was crying because its hero and heroine had died together.
Being single has its ups and downs, and being in a relationship has its ups and downs. It depends on how you balance it and how you handle your problems within your relationship.
People can say whatever they want about you without knowing the facts. They can criticize you without even knowing you, and hate you when they don't even know you. All of a sudden, you're, like, the bin Laden of America. Osama bin Laden is the only one who knows exactly what I'm going through.
I have Marvin Gaye's driver's license. His wife sent it to me, because she really loved my 'Happy People' record. She said that she thought it represented the sprit of her husband. The license is from California. I get inspired every time I look at it.
I walk around every day with a radio playing constantly in my head, and this radio station plays a lot of hits. But it's all my songs, so that's something to be excited about 24 hours a day.
My mother always told me if you write about life, you will always be in the game. Just don't write songs write life. I decided to take her up on that.
But I have to say, it was fun doing this Love Letter album because, hey, man, love has never failed. It has won every battle. And today and forever more it will go on undefeated. I'm also a very loving person.
I believe the people that buy my music believes in me.
I still feel like I'm alone at times - even if I'm in the midst of a million people. Because no one - including me - understands my mind creatively. I haven't really been formally introduced to my gift yet. I feel like I'm still on the runway.
I've had money thrown onstage, dollars, couple of five-dollar bills. I took the money, but it wasn't much.
My greatest competition is, well, me.
When a person is found not guilty, they're found not guilty. And it doesn't matter if it's a murder case, it doesn't matter what case it is, when they're found not guilty, they're not guilty.
I feel that I am pregnant by music, and it is the father and mother of my child.
I will always do R. Kelly - I'm not perfect, but I'm perfectly me.
I'm in love with music, and I'm pregnant by it. It's like having twins. Or triplets. Or eight-lets!
You are the world's greatest, when you say you are.
There are so many songs in me that haven't been born yet. So I can't call myself a genius, but I never turn away a compliment, and I feel like I'm on my way to that mountain.
You can't satisfy everybody. I will continue to do my job until I get fired, and the only people who can fire me are my fans.
I started to wear the sunglasses all the time at school, hiding behind them... I'd walk down the hallways, practically hugging the wall, dragging my head against it like I was crazy.
You know, I'm no different from a fireman. You got to run into a fire no matter how big the blaze is
Sometimes I feel like music has made love to me.
Love has never failed. It has won every battle. And today and forever more it will go on undefeated. I'm also a very loving person.
I wouldn't be able to do the songs as long as I've been doing if I didn't feel the pulse of the world. But I can feel people and I know what they want. I feel like I know how they are, because I am the people. And I just have a gift.
'Love Letter' is a concept album, and whenever I do a concept album - and I love doing concept albums more than any other kind of album - it allows me to get dressed, in a way, musically.
I'm in love with music, and I'm pregnant by it. It's like having twins. Or triplets. Or eight-lets! R. K
I wanna roll it, roll it, roll it, roll it. Is all I wanna do, for you baby. Girl, it's something kind of sexy. Goin' on about you babe.
My mother wasn't rich, and I never seen my father. I was a street performer. I've been shot. And now I'm known around the world, and I've touched a lot of people with my music. That's one of the great testimonies that's gonna go down in history.
Other kids could read, other kids could write, other kids could spell, they could do math. I felt like an alien. I felt like an outcast. I felt like, 'What is going to happen to me?'
I had a cyst on my tonsils, and I couldn't sing. I had to have an operation.
Within all of us there is a storm. Some believe it will never end: but he who has faith in the heavens above will weather any storm.