Top 121 Kelly Quotes

In this post, you will find great Kelly Quotes from famous people, such as Debbie Reynolds, Dave East, Kate McKinnon, Karen Joy Fowler, Tarana Burke. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

Gene Kelly was hard on me, but I think he had to be.

Gene Kelly was hard on me, but I think he had to be.
I think R. Kelly is twisted, sick-minded, nasty, perverted – he different. I don’t know anybody like R. Kelly.
My most frequent collaborators at S.N.L. are the incredibly gifted writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider!
All best-of lists should close with the amazing Kelly Link.
Black women have been screaming about famous predators like R&B singer R. Kelly, who allegedly preys on black girls, for well over a decade to no avail.
We are constantly reminding them that they are in a competition. I had a word with all my contestants and I know Kelly Rowland had a word with hers. It’s reality check time.
Gary Barlow
Bey is a big sister; she‘s a huge supporter. I mean, the whole Destiny‘s Child family – Kelly and Michelle – they’ve always been great supporters of mine in all my endeavors.
When she started crying in my rehearsal, I felt so badly because I was like, ‘I’m making Kelly Clarkson cry right now,’ but it also felt really good because I thought, ‘If she is feeling this, hopefully, America will feel this, too.’
The Lockheed Skunk Works, led by Kelly Johnson, was responsible for its Advanced Development Projectseverything from the P-80, the first U.S. jet fighter plane, to the U-2 and A-12 spy planes.
I’m quite loud. When I was in film and TV, people were always saying, ‘Oh Kelly, make it smaller, make it smaller.’
I know things about R. Kelly that I will take to my graveunless he tells them.
Far from being dominated by ideas from Paris and New York, Latin American artists were often the innovators. They were doing drip paintings in advance of Pollock, creating language art before the American conceptualists, and fashioning shaped canvases decades before Kelly or Stella.
Mari Carmen Ramirez
I didn’t smoke. I didn’t smoke then, and I don’t smoke now. We worked every day – that keeps you in pretty good shape. We could go for a long time in one take. You had to be in good shape with Gene Kelly.
Donald O’Connor
It would be impossible to make a comparison between Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Their personalities are entirely different.
Without being disrespectful to Jimmy Kelly, I’d rather fight Shane Mosley than Jimmy Kelly.
Kelly, Kelly, Kelly. I love your voice man, you give me chillsBrilliant.
When I was eight or nine years old, my older cousin took me to the St. George Theatre on Staten Island to see a Bruce Lee movie and a Jim Kelly movie. Those were my first martial-arts films, and I fell in love with the genre back then.
I’ve been working a lot with this girl Kelly Kiara. She’s amazing. She’s going to be super important for R&B coming out of the U.K.
I adore Kelly Bishop as a human being and as an actress.
I don’t admire one particular style, but for evening events, I always look to Grace Kelly for inspiration.
Kylie Bax
I would love to meet Kelly Clarkson and if I get the chance to I would tell her thank you so much for the inspiration.
Thia Megia
I’m a big R&B guy. I’m a huge R. Kelly fan.
As long as I’ve been at Clemson, there’s not a guy that’s more committed to Clemson than Kelly Bryant. There’s not a better leader. This guy, he’s the epitome of what you want. He’s what you want your son to be like. I love him like a son.
I’m a huge fan of R. Kelly’s. He’s a musical genius and probably the most prolific artist of the generation before mine.
‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown‘ was my favorite for me to be in because it was all dancing. There were other musicals that I made with Donald O’Connor and Gene Kelly that were wonderful pictures, and we had a lot of fun making them.
I was like Gene Kelly, it was called singing in the rain. No seriously, I wasn’t really born with a singing voice, but my friends Joe and John taught me how to sing.
Chris Burke
‘Singin’ in the Rain’ was the one for me. Yeah. I mean, Gene Kelly could just sway and never fall. He’d just sway and sway as he danced.
Judy Garland, Doris Day, and Gene Kelly were all big influences growing up from all of the films. I’m also a huge folk music fan – Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan have influenced a lot of how music can inspire change in our world.
In the 2007 World Cup, Kelly Smith went to another level, scoring twice against Japan and dragging the team forward with an infectious enthusiasm. She changed the dynamic, and we all followed her lead.
I have always loved fashion and clothes. I mean, I was Grace Kelly for Halloween in fifth grade, which is why going to Monaco was so incredible – I’ve always kind of been obsessed with her.
Ahna O’Reilly
Chicago, we always had it. People just shied away because it’s nothing businesswise from the industry. Everybody from Chi will go to N.Y.C. or L.A. – R. Kelly to Kanye to even Twista. Everybody is great from there, but it’s nothing downtown.
I love all music. Right now I am loving Josh Grobin and

I love all music. Right now I am loving Josh Grobin and Kelly Clarkson.
Gene Kelly was one of the greatest dancers of all time and a taskmaster. He sought from you the absolute best – and he got it.
I’m not feeling R. Kelly. And I got a daughter, so I’m super not jacking R. Kelly at all.
There are lots of actresses I consider to be my icons, from Katharine Hepburn and Grace Kelly to Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep.
When my dad, Tommy Tucker Kelly, was about six, he started out with his dad on ‘The Black and White Minstrel’ Shows.
I’ve dressed thousands of actors, actresses and animals, but whenever I am asked which star is my personal favorite, I answer, ‘Grace Kelly.’ She is a charming lady, a most gifted actress and, to me, a valued friend.
Beyonce, Solange, and my adopted daughter, Kelly Rowland, and I have always bonded over fashion.
Gene Kelly has meant so much to me through the years. I used to dance in my living room in socks and a tee-shirt, no idea what I was doing, but wanting to dance like Gene.
The thing with R Kelly was, he liked to record late at night, around midnight. And what was different with his studio was that one room had a recording suite, and next door was a club, with 40 or 50 people dancing.
I love it when people make things look fun and easy. Guys like Dane Reynolds and Kelly Slater and Pedro on a skateboard, they’re never forcing it.
I like Kelly Rowland, I think that she’s great. It’s hard to come out of the group of Destiny’s Child and still kick some butt.
My pump-up songs before I compete are not the usual. They’re more girly songs. I love ‘The Climb‘ by Miley Cyrus. It’s about the journey and savoring every moment. I have ‘The World’s Greatest’ by R. Kelly on my playlist, too.
Kacy Catanzaro
When I was a kid, I loved Nicholas brothers films. It was like skateboarding. Even Gene Kelly: I always preferred him to Fred Astaire, just because he was more athletic, like skateboarding.
I just want people to remember me like I remember Buster Keaton. When they talk about Buster Keaton or Gene Kelly, people say, ‘Ah yes, they good.’ Maybe one day, they remember Jackie Chan that way.
There were a lot of publishers that I loved, so the book went to auction. An auction is where you sit nervously by your phone and eat potato chips for two days waiting for your agent to text you numbers of the highest bid for each round. I ultimately went with Dervla Kelly at Rodale Books.
Kelly Preston is a remarkable human being and a great dramatic actress. It was a privilege as a director to tap into this part of her. Rarely do I make a kind of spiritual connection with my cast. Kelly was a wonderful exception. She is truly very special and I adore her.
George Hickenlooper
I grew up with the movies of Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire and Judy Garland – these are the kinds of shows and the kinds of numbers in shows that I dreamed of being in and doing when I was a kid.
Max von Essen
I did a picture 40 years ago with Carroll O’Connor and Telly Savalas, God rest their souls, and Clint Eastwood, called ‘Kelly’s Heroes,’ which we filmed in Yugoslavia for six months.
I know that Kelly Clarkson is going to continue to have an important career. And I believe it will be a lasting one.
I went to anything that was on at the Lyceum in Edinburgh. I was quite geeky. There was a production of ‘Look Back in Anger‘ with David Tennant and Kelly Reilly in it, and it blew me away. I still think about it and look back on it as the moment where I decided, ‘I want to do that.’
I listened to R. Kelly growing up.
PnB Rock
Desegregation came very painfully to the Boston schools, long after John Kelly finished high school, and the pain of desegregating Boston schools was visited entirely on the students who looked like Frederica Wilson.
A lot of these girls have a goal in life to find a rich guy. I can smell it from a mile away. They won’t catch me! I know what they look like. They come with their little Kelly bag and their Rolex and the Louboutin shoes that are slightly too sexy. Shove off! Do you think I’m going to be the next sucker here?
I spent an entire evening seated between Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, being charmed from either side. It was pure Hollywood magic.
For every R. Kelly or Bill Cosby or Harvey Weinstein, there’s, you know, the owner of the grocery store, the coach, the teacher, the neighbor, who are doing the same things. But we don’t pay attention until it’s a big name. And we don’t pay attention ’til it’s a big celebrity.
I watched Gene Kelly for his smile, for his energy. Vittorio Gassman for his movement. Clark Gable for his mustache. And I watched Lassie who was happy as a dog.
Gene Kelly was a little tough, and he used to yell at me on the set.
My absolute earliest influences would be people like Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Outkast, ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ era 50 cent.
Anjelica Huston and Kelly MacDonald are both really special. Anjelica has such a fresh point of view about acting and doesn’t seem jaded at all. She seems more like a student and yet she is veteran actor who really brings it.
Grace Kelly forged a link between Monaco and the movie world, and I would like to create a strong bond between Monaco and the fashion community.
Charlene, Princess of Monaco
I loved the three years I had in Cleveland, especially that playoff run with Timmy Couch and Kelly Holcomb. And obviously those great years in Pittsburgh.
I have to admit to not being a great turkey fan unless

I have to admit to not being a great turkey fan unless they come from Paul Kelly at Kelly Turkeys.
Few reporters get to do what Kelly McEvers does in every episode of ‘Embedded‘: go deep into a story and tease out what is really happening.
I love Kelly Clarkson.
As far as people whose style interests me, I’d say Grace Kelly, Gwen, Spice Girls, Victoria Beckham, and that nanny called Fran.
R. Kelly is an image, a brand. That’s my job. There’s a whole other side of me that’s Robert, who is a father, a friend. But then I put on the game face and go into the studio and do the music. That’s just another day at the office.
R. Kelly is different – music is always going through his brain. I remember we’d be having a conversation, and he’d choose a word I said and write a whole song to it.
Roger Ailes champions women, whether it’s Paula Zahn, who worked for Fox, Greta Van Susteren – we’ve always had a woman in primetime – Megyn Kelly, myself; I had a primetime show.
Chip Kelly, he is a great guy.
When I hear Ivanka Trump saying how she looks forward to working side by side with Gen. Kelly – a guy who’s got 40 years’ worth of experience leading troops all across the world – and she makes handbags, come on.
My inspiration is R. Kelly, Michael Jackson, and Prince – for the vocals, anyway.
R. Kelly is one of the pioneers that I grew up listening to. If he’s classified as an R&B artist, then I want to be like that. I don’t want to have limits either.
I guess I feel like it’s a gift to meet those talented artists like George Lucas and Oliver Stone, Spike Lee and Richard Kelly. Even if it’s a small role, it’s a gift to be working that closely with them.
We have one of our priests in prison right now, Steve Kelly, for his antiwar actions, and three of us in the community are forbidden to visit him because we’re all convicted felons.
Daniel Berrigan
I never have, but I would love to pick R. Kelly’s brain.
I grew up on Jodeci and R. Kelly.
I’ve always had mostly women come out to see me perform. That’s the reason the guys show up; they know R. Kelly is going to draw the women. Most of the songs I’m singing are catering to women anyway.
While I was on an undercover assignment in Texas, I met my wife, Kelly.
You can’t tell my fans that there’s a better rapper than Machine Gun Kelly… Hands down, there’s no way I’m not in the top five.
I’ve always been inspired by the great actors and actresses of the ’30s and ’40s like Fred Astaire, Ann Miller and Gene Kelly.
Fans can never accuse R. Kelly of doing the same thing; I keep mixing it up.
I love the old Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly movies; they’re so beautiful to look at. It’s such a shame we don’t make them anymore. Although, I don’t know how you could make tap dancing current and topical.
It’s awesome to have a brand like Reebok support what you stand for as well as your creative vision, and I’m excited to show you what a Reebok and Machine Gun Kelly collaboration is all about.
I mean, Kelly might not have the same feelings for me, but I love Kelly Ripa and what she’s done.
I’m definitely not a karaoke man, but I like to try stuff, so I’d get up on stage and give it a go. It would have to be something cheesy – karaoke always is – so maybe R. Kelly, ‘The World’s Greatest.’
As a dancer, obviously, we are all inspired by Michael Jackson, and I always looked up to Gene Kelly. He was a bigger version of Fred Astaire, and he was amazing as well.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy
When I think about old Hollywood and the glamour of those days, women like Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, and Audrey Hepburn were not dressing the way some girls dress today. There was a certain mystery about them, and I feel like that’s gone in our industry.
Aly Michalka
People think we choreograph. We dance four years in clubs. We watch videos every day. We do a step, it ends up a sensation, and for us it was just a copy maybe of a Gene Kelly video.
I would love to do a Fred Astaire/Gene Kelly type movie musical – a fun, song and dance, romantic comedy. Or, even just play the lead in one of those broad comedies – that would just be fantastic.
When the kids are down, I have a drink and watch ‘The Kelly File.’
When I was in the GB Women’s football team at the 2012 Olympics, it was obvious who was in the first XI and who was making up the numbers. Kelly Smith was going to be first-choice striker no matter what, and the other forwards in the squad mentally checked out as a result.
I think R. Kelly’s range is so vast and broad that in order to stimulate himself creatively as an artist, he has to step so, so far outside the box, or else he feels like he’s not challenging himself.
Kelly has a rather bad habit of interrupting.

Kelly has a rather bad habit of interrupting.
About three months after I had Kelly, I went and played in Canada. I felt great, I was ready to go and I was very energetic. But as soon as I started playing, I thought ‘no, too soon.’ I went back home and slept for two days.
I grew up a few years after John Kelly in an identical neighborhood in the other side of Boston and I went to high school in John Kelly’s neighborhood. I know the neighborhood John Kelly comes from, I know the culture.
I still can’t believe I danced with Gene Kelly. How lucky am I that I’ve been in movies where I’ve danced with two of the greatest dancers of all time – with Gene Kelly and John Travolta.
I would have to say Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Because of You’ would be the song I would associate with coming out. It’s really emotive, and personally, it reminds me of my father.
To me, Stephen Miller is like Iago whispering in the president’s ear, along with John Kelly. These people are totally anti-immigrant.
When you’re me, when you’re R. Kelly, everybody wants a piece of you, and if you don’t give ’em a piece they’ll find a way to get a piece of you one way or the other.
The comic book writer Kelly Sue DeConnick really uniquely tapped into Carol Danvers – not just her toughness and her power, but also her vulnerability.
My parents were on the road a lot in the 1970s. Winifred Kelly, a nurse from the hospital where I was born, was hired to care for me. Her love and discipline had a big influence on my upbringing.
I think that me as a person, and as a personality, even my name alone, ‘Machine Gun Kelly’ – it is very loud, and it says a lot.
I have to remind the people who put down East Coast surfing that Kelly Slater is from Florida.
I’ve done that I was touring a couple of years ago with R. Kelly and the Lillith Fair, I would do the late night underground gigs as well because it’s always around those times that there was a hot song, either on the radio or in the clubs, it would just be simultaneous.
My wife and I were actually driving in the south of France when we got the word that Kelly Clarkson had come out that ‘The Plant Paradox‘ had changed her life. I’m a big fan of hers. I like her music and I would love to work with her.
It’s a thrill to star with such great actors like Kevin Bacon, Kelly Preston, and Garrett Hedlund.
I wish I was born in that era: dancing with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, going to work at the studio dressed in beautiful pants, head scarves, and sunglasses.
‘The Practice‘ I was on for seven years and it was a law show, so I really – a lot of objections and things like that, lots of long, long monologues that David Kelly used to write me, which were great. I was really lucky to have my first show go that long.
Kelli Williams
Most men, even egotistic actors, always shy away from dancing with me. Other dancers report the same trouble. They probably figure that I would be mentally comparing them with Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly. So I go to parties and usually just sit – unless George Burns is there – and then I have a ball.
Petra Kelly is my inspiration, one of the founders of the German Greens.
When I finished ‘True History of the Kelly Gang,’ I realised that Faulkner had not lost his power over me.
Adam Sandler, Chip Kelly, Dan Mullen and I all grew up within about a mile of one another. We had a nice community in Manchester. The school systems are great and people care about each other.
Ryan Day
I grew up loving actresses or actors who were very classy but who seemed a little bit mysterious because you couldn’t grasp what they’re really thinking. I mean, Grace Kelly always looked impossibly glamorous, yet you could always see there was something behind her eyes.
I want to be a morning-talk-show host. I love Kelly Ripa’s job. She gets to live in New York and has this amazing job hosting a talk show.
Whenever I come out with a hit record, they’ll say, ‘Ah, that’s because of R. Kelly. Oh, it’s because of Ashanti. Oh, he’s lucky.’
I listen to NPR a lot. And I can tell you that Mary Louise Kelly is one of the very few hosts on there who actually seems fair and is not totally biased against President Trump.
I did a show with Tori Kelly, and it was really cool that I got to meet her. She has always been a huge inspiration of mine, and I’m obsessed with her voice, so it was great to get to talk to her about the industry. The best advice she gave me was to just be myself.
I’m still ambivalent about Hollywood. I think that’s why I made ‘Star 80.’ To deal with the ambivalence. I really wanted to succeed Gene Kelly, and I thought it was a fair bet.
Bob Fosse
My daughter wrote a book called ‘Kelly Tough’ when she was 19 years old. It’s a must-read.
When Kelly was born, I thought seriously about retirement. But I wanted to see if it was possible to mix being a mother with tennis and the two combined very well.