In this post, you will find great To Love Quotes from famous people, such as Gabrielle Bernstein, Nicole Scherzinger, Martha Beck, Tracy McMillan, Ismail Merchant. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
You have the freedom to live and let live, to love and let love. Granting yourself that freedom is one of the healthiest, most constructive things you can do for yourself and the people who matter to you.
I first came to Brazil in the Sixties. Then I started coming back every year since touring most of the country. I grew to love it, the people, the music. I thought this is where I belong. I’ve beenliving in Brazil for the past 23 years. I call it my stress-free country.
My message is to get human beings to love God, love their neighbor and for the life of me I just don’t see the downside of human beings not being so mean to one another and actually care for one another and not steal from one another and not murder each other for their tennisshoes. That’s the message I have.
To love it too much is to obscure and not see what is there.
This life journey has led me to love mystery and not feel the need to change it or make it un-mysterious. This has put me at odds with many other believers I know who seem to need explanations for everything.
In the spiritual body moreover, man appears such as he is with respect to love and faith, for everyone in the spiritual world is the effigy of his own love, not only as to the face and the body, but also as to the speech and the actions.
We come to love those we serve. If we choose to begin to serve the Master out of even a glimmer of faith, we will begin to know Him. We will come to know His purposesfor the people we serve for Him. Even when they do not accept our offer to serve them, we will feel His appreciation if we persist.
The Bibletells us to love our neighbors as ourselves. Surely part of loving in this way is trying to understand what another person wants us to understand. I may not understand perfectly and I may not agree, but if I love you I should try to know what it is you wish I could know.
No better way is there to learn to love Nature than to understand Art. It dignifies every flower of the field. And, the boy who sees the thing of beauty which a bird on the wing becomes when transferred to wood or canvas will probably not throw the customary stone.
If it is a crime to love the South, its cause and its President, then I am a criminal. I would ratherlie down in this prison and die than leave it owing allegiance to a government such as yours.
There was no way to laugh anymore, to love, to care, and there was a sense of guilt in havingsurvived when others had been killed. I turned into a worseworkaholic than I had already been by trying to work myself into the ground.
Anyone can like their job… To love your job is not enough, you must give your passion to your job.
Because comedy is cheap to put on: if you’ve got a play or an opera, there’s a whole load of people and a set, but comedy is just one man or woman. And because TV has learned to love comics – there’s so many more around now than when I started out.
If a man lets all of my dogs sleep in the bed with us, then that is the most romantic thing. You must love my dogs in order to love me. A man who is nice to my animals and doesn’t shoo them away – well, that’s the height of romance.
I care about me now. When I didn’t care about me, I was, like, ‘Why is this going wrong? Why is my life so bad?’ But when you don’t care about yourself, nobody else is going to care about you. So I learned to love myself, even if nobody else does.
That’s what happens in Hollywood. People are like, ‘I want to hate you, because everyone else seems to love you.’ But the reality is this: I’m a simple person who’s not interested in attention and who just wants to go about her business.
John Henry Holliday didn’t have a mother to love him when he was grown, so I have taken him for my own. My fondest hope for Doc is that it will win for him the compassion and respect I think he deserves.
Growing up, I didn’t have many comics, but I grew to love these characters through their film and televisionuniverses. I’ve been geeking out about these superheroes ever since I could tie a towel around my neck like a cape and jump off my grandmother’s porch.
When younger, I was thin as a rail. As I’ve grown older, I’ve put on weight. I have continued to love myself in all those roles. Part of my spirituality, I always tell people, is to accept yourself for who you are.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be trulysatisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
I am a Christian person, and I do love the Lord, and I feel no matter who you are, what you believe, how you live your life, it’s not my place to judge. I don’t have that power. I don’t want that power. It’s my place to love and to show God’s love to other people, even if they don’t live a life like I live.
We don’t sulk with everybody. We limit our sulks to a very particular person: the person who’s supposed to love us and understand us. And we make this equation that if you love me, you’re supposed to understand me even if I don’t explain what’s wrong.
I don’t take off my nail polish when I go home because I’m too lazy, and they’re fine with it. Maybe the checkout at the grocerystore‘s not so great with it, but they’re fine with it. The distrust, the phobias, those are learned, those are taught. But the natural grace is to understand and to love.
I want to tell women that you need to love yourself and make yourself a priority. It’s only when you are happy yourself, can you make everyone else around you happy. I am still a dreamer and still believe in fairytales, but there is only that much one should give another person. You need to keep something for yourself.
When you’re able to love and appreciate and take pride with yourself, that makes everything easier. It makes it easier to train, it makes it easier to be in the gym, and it makes it easier for everyone else to accept and love you.
Every time humanists try to get a slot on ‘Thought For the Day’ on Radio 4, they are told it’s reserved for ‘the faith community,’ whatever that is. Yet ‘TfT’ is almost always pabulum about how God wants us all to love each other and care for the unfortunate. I’m sure humanists would say much the same, without God.
Christian, learn from Christ how you ought to love Christ. Learn a love that is tender, wise, strong; love with tenderness, not passion, wisdom, not foolishness, and strength, lest you become weary and turn away from the love of the Lord.
You have to love what you do. And in order to do that, you have to search your soul to find out what it is that you really are about. And then when you find it, if you’re lucky enough to be in a position to do what it is that you love, it becomes easy. I’m blessed that I ended up doing exactly what I wanted to do.
If you cannot learn to love real art, at least learn to hate sham art and reject it.
I am just like my mother. She raised me to love and take care of animals, especially the ones that need it the most and so I started Eddie‘s Rescue Ranch. We take in animals that need extra care and attention and the animals that get left behind.
In reality, I don’t see myself as a man hunter. In fact, when it comes to love, I am rarely the one to make the first move.
We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
Why is it that the very people who have fought so hard and so long for the simple entitlement to love whom they choose to love are the very ones denied that right by those who routinely take their vows for granted?
Perhaps it is partly that we need to love books ourselves as parents, grandparents and teachers in order to pass on that passion for stories to our children. It’s not about testing and reading schemes, but about loving stories and passing on that passion to our children.
A lot of times black folks look for love in all the wrong places. You’re always looking for somebody to love you, be accepted, and there’s the insecurities that are even transmitted through rap. Everyone is trying to aim to please too much.
It’s good for everyone to understand that they are to love their enemies, simply because your enemies show you things about yourself you need to change. So in actuality enemies are friends in reverse.
I credit my grandmother for teaching me to love and respect food. She taught me how to waste nothing, to make sure I used every bit of the chicken and boil the bones till no flavor could be extracted from them.
I’ve learned that you can never predict what will happen to a film. You can never predict if people will love it, if they’ll hate it. It’s an act of ego if you’re hoping for everyone to love the film and tell you how great you are.
After a while in marriage, it doesn’t work anymore. There is something missing, there is something wrong. There are fewmarriages that stay alive forever. We like something, and after a while, we hate what we used to love.
You’ve got to invest in the world, you’ve got to read, you’ve got to go to art galleries, you’ve got to find out the names of plants. You’ve got to start to love the world and know about the whole genius of the human race. We’re amazing people.
Actually, if I could find a woman who was that wonderful; that understanding, well, I’d give her everything in the world that was in my power to give. And, I’d love her more than I ever thought it possible to love any woman.
You parents of the wilful and the wayward! Don’t give them up. Don’t cast them off. They are not utterly lost. The Shepherd will find his sheep. They were His before they were yours – long before He entrusted them to your care; and you cannot begin to love them as He loves them.
Orson F. Whitney
I realized that, while I would never be my mother nor have her life, the lesson she had left me was that it was possible to love and care for a man and still have at your core a strength so great that you never even needed to put it on display.
I think what ‘The Monster’ means to me is I find it really hard – like a lot of other people in the world – to really be OK in my own skin. It was a message to myself saying, ‘It’s OK that you’re not perfect.’ I’m gonna learn to love myself and accept myself, even though I’m a little crazy.
I think faith is the small mustardseed of opportunities every day. For example, ‘Am I going to love this person? Am I going to share my faith with this person? Am I going to pray that little prayer?’ It really is a daily thing where you seize those little mustard seed opportunities and then see what God does.
If you’ve been playing for a few years, especially in a group context, you’ll see if you have the ability or the passion to want to carry on. It’s something that you have to be dedicated to and you’ve got to love, no matter what happens.
Independent film is almost nonexistent right now, because all the distributers that used to love to put out these little art films are all out of business right now, because it costs so much to open a movie.
Children, a lot of times, can’t make their parents wrong because they have to live with them, because they have to love them. And when you’re young, you can’t get on your Big Wheel and go down to the Best Western. You’ve got to live there and you’ve got to figure it out.
You have to refresh yourself with anything that you do all the time and re-tweak it, so the level of integrity associated with what people have learned to love is still the same. And so we don’t get bored and fall asleep.
The sun sucks. I used to love the sun, but now I hate it because it just wants to kill everything. I always tell everyone, if you don’t want to do skin care, fine, but at least put sunscreen on. The reason why we have little freckles, skin cancer, and wrinkles is because of the sun.
To be loved is important as is having a sense of accomplishment but to love is equally important in life especially when it is combined with taking action to do something for someone else to make their life better.
You can believe that he was taught to love and respect all mankind – but to fear no man.
In my first book, ‘A Return to Love’, I wrote about things in the outer world that need to change – how we need to ameliorate deep poverty, heal the earth, end war.
Coming to Australia, it was just really magical for me. It just had the wowfactor of a different sort of place and, more so, just being with a family that wanted to love me and to have me, because I knew back then, before coming to Australia, there was no way of getting back home or finding my real family.
My mother is not a model. She is not perfect. That awareness is part of learning to love someone. Predicting the actions of someone is an act of love. We persist, even when we get it wrong. That’s the beauty of love.
I’ve always been fascinated by books. When I was young, my grandfather used to hand out a book – which would be anything from a biography to a classic – to me every week and ask me to write a piece on what I thought about it. On the other hand, my mother used to love reading thrillers and bestsellers.
I think movies do play a valuable role in turning people on to the act of reading. I think that phenomenon just creates readers. At first they’re going to love ‘HarryPotter,’ or they may love ‘The Hunger Games,’ but after that, they’re going to love the act of reading and wonder, ‘What else can I read?’
I’m very comfortable in my own skin now. I started just being myselfmore and more. For women, this happens as you get older. I loved my 40s – I thought they were fantastic. And I’m loving my 50s. I’m going to love everything because you’re either older or dead!
When we are younger, we say a lot of things without often believing in them. The thoughts within you are much more important, and so often, one can’t completely describe what one feels. As we grow older, we realize that there is more to love than what is expressed in the conventional sense of the terms.
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one’s self.
I think, first of all, you need to love what you’re doing, and then this helps in the comedian for its part in everything-but the moment you enjoy what you’re doing, you try to express yourself, to find your way, and every time is different, of course.
The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours.
I’m genuine and I’m available. I want people to be at their best. I want them to love and be loved to their fullest ability. My friends call me their relationship nanny, so we have a good time working through problems. Now, I don’t claim to be an expert, but I am a woman who has been through everything.
My sisters, we didn’t like each other as kids. We were scared of each other, I think, but we’ve grown to love each other. It was fun to write about these sisters who were supposed to hate each other but really don’t.
If your mother did not know how to love herself, or your father did not know how to love himself, then it would be impossible for them to teach you to love yourself. They were doing the best they could with what they had been taught as children.
I don’t have favourites, I think, when you play, you have to be like a prostitute, you have to love the piece you are playing. Even if you don’t like it, you have to play it as if you would like it. Then you are a good interpreter.
You really, really, really have to love what you are going to do in theater because it is an unmerciful life. It’s six days a week. It’s eight performances a week. And that’s doing the exact same thing over and over and over again.
As I grow to understand life less and less I grow to love it more and more.
I happen to love working in cinema, but the theater is always there… you know, and I would never shut the door on it. Even though it’s been quite a bit of time since I’ve done a play, last one was in New York.
Teach my children to love! They’ll learn to hate on their own.
You can’t stop loving or wanting to love because when its right it’s the best thing in the world. When you’re in a relationship and its good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete.
I really hope for more Broadway. I didn’t think I was going to love it this much. I would love to stay here.
I always believe that most people could do it. I mean obviously I didn’t just sit and stand. I used to love cradling the gun and just posing with the hand cocked ready to fire the gun, and the costumehelped a great deal.
When I was younger, I’d get very invested in things. It’s a hard lesson to learn, but you have to know that if you want to find gold, you’ve got to love the process of digging.
Moms and dads don’t last forever. If you’ve got unfinished business, we need to face that, and that’s not easy. Every child wants to love their mother and their father. Love is the most important thing, and when they feel rejected and unloved, that hole can never be filled by anyone else.
There is nothing natural, inevitable, or necessary about the labyrinth of fear. We can liberate ourselves. There are better ways to live. Someone has to take the initiative to love and trust her fellow living creature and set us all free.
I needed somebody to love me, and the people that I chose were my coaches. I would sacrifice my body to be successful for my coaches because I wanted them to love me, to respect me, to have positive feelings about me.
I think that everybody needs four things in life. Everybody needs something to do regardless of age. Everybody needs someone to love. Everybody needs something to hope for, and, of course, everybody needs someone to believe in.
When a child does bad things, the parents are always going to love their child even if they do something bad.
Be fun! I don’t like homes or rooms that don’t have a sense of humor or have some sense of whimsy or a personality. Your home should reflect who you are, and what you love. I would never have something in my home because it’s the thing to have. I have to love it and it needs some connection to me.
You’ve got to love the villain if you have to play him. You’ve got to find something that you can live with in yourself if you’re going to play the villain in a play on stage.
You know, as I get older, personal happiness is all about love. It’s all about love. You know, how I’m loved and how I love my family and my husband. That to me is happiness, when I feel like I am loved and I have a place to love deeply. That to me is happiness.
You have to be very fond of men. Very, very fond. You have to be very fond of them to love them. Otherwise they’re simply unbearable.
For me, the most interesting people are ones who often work against their best interests. Bad choices. They go in directions where you go, ‘No no no nooo!’ You push away someone who is trying to love you, you hurt someone who’s trying to get your trust, or you love someone you shouldn’t.
I used to love ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe,’ and I can still remember listening to them before I would fall asleep. I can remember the first ten minutes of the book perfectly, but whether I knew the rest of it was slightly more dicey.
I don’t think we need to agree with anyone in order to love the person. The command for Christians to love the other person, to be benevolent and beneficent toward them, is independent of what the other believes.
I suppose I’d always been attracted to commitment-phobes because some part of me felt unlovable. It was a lot easier to fall for a guy who I knew, on some level, wouldn’t fall in love with me. There was nothing to risk. The real risk would be to finally be vulnerable to love.
I think love has something to do with allowing a person you claim to love to enter a largerarena than the one you create for them.
Everybody understands friendship, and friendship is different than love – it’s a different kind of love. Friendship has more freedom, more latitude. You don’t expect your friend to be as you think your friend should be; you expect your friend just to love you as a friend.
I think every girl needs to love herself, regardless of anything. Like if you’re having a bad day, if you don’t like your hair, if you don’t have the best family situation, whatever, you have to love yourself and you can’t do anything until you love yourself first.
To be fair, there was one season a couple of years ago when I really got into ‘Love Island.’ My partner was super into it. It was an absolutely fascinating, in-depth look of humanity through the guys of ‘Love Island.’
Some people come to our shows and think they’re gonna spend the night just listening to love songs, and they’re pretty much surprised cause we do a lot of rock and roll.
When I was a child, next to my own mother, no woman that ever lived took as much interest in me, gave me as much motherly advice or seemed to love me more than did Sister Snow. I loved her with all my heart, and loved her hymn, ‘O My Father.’
I have six brothers, and in the past I’ve done quite a few girlie films, like ‘Wild Child’ and ‘Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging’ – so when they’ve been to those, they’ve been incredibly embarrassed. They won’t be embarrassed going to see ‘Black Death’ – I reckon they’re going to love it.
Every single person, pretty much, is taught what they’re supposed to do: go to school, get a job, find someone to love, get married, have kids, raise the kids, and then die. Nobody questions that. What if you want to do something different?
I want to see my grandchildrengrow up. I want to be there for my friends. I want to be able to love the person in my life. I want to work. I want to do something I’ve never done, which is save money. I’ve never bought anything. I have nothing.
As an architect, you have to provide a shelter to enjoy art. And you have to love art. It’s like when you make a concert hall. You must love music. This is the reason why you make the space, to enjoy music – making a space for art is the same thing.
Every parent craves for a child, and once their wishes come true, they feel that it’s not possible for them to love anyone more that the first born. But the fact is, after you have the second issue, the feeling is, how can I not love the kid?
I would love to do a collaboration with Lil’ Wayne. I would have loved to sing on his song, ‘How To Love.’ I wanted to do the remix to that song really bad.
Narcissist: psychoanalytic term for the person who loves himself more than his analyst; considered to be the manifestation of a diremental disease whose successful treatment depends on the patient learning to love the analyst more and himself less.
When I first started doing comedy years ago, I used to be the biggest Michael Richards fan. I used to love this dude. He was on a TV show called ‘Fridays,’ and man, he was tall and lanky – and I was tall and lanky. I love physical comedy, and he was a physical comedian, and I said, ‘Man, I love this guy.’
A child’s hope is that your father comes riding in on that white stallion and saves them. You can’t make somebody love you the way you want them to love you, it’s not a Leave it to Beavertype world. This isn’t television. Life’s a lot more cruel than that.
‘Carpe Diem’ is a phrase that I try to embrace. It means seize the day, to make the most of the present and to give little thought to the past or future. In the time that I have here, I want to love and live life to the fullest while being a positive influence on others. And I want a full life for everyone.
If you’re going to love animals and have a life with them, the odds are you’re going to lose them. It’s helpful when you get a dog to accept the fact that this dog is not going to be with you your whole life.
We can continue to learn generation after generation and now is time to begin to learn how to love in a non-discriminatory way because we are intelligent enough, but we are not loving enough as a species.
When it aims to express a love of the world it refuses to conceal the many reasons why the world is hard to love, though we must love it because we have no other, and to fail to love it is not to exist at all.
Mark Van Doren
I do believe that we are to love our enemies and do good to those who persecute you. I believe that there is power and strength in that.
I’m not an easy person to love. There are lots of times when I’m a very good boyfriend, but there are times when I’m useless. I mean, I’m a mess around the house. I talk nonstop. I become obsessed with things.
We have been given God in our souls and Christ in our flesh. We have the power to believe where others deny, to hope where others despair, to love where others hurt.
No matter who you are, no matter what your color, creed, how you choose to pray or who you choose to love, that if you are an American – first generation or fifth – one who is willing to work hard, play by the rules and apply your God-given talents – that you should be able to find a job that pays the bills.
If Love dwelt not in Trouble, it could have nothing to love. But its substance which it loves, namely the poor soul, being in trouble and pain, it hath thence cause to love this its own substance and to deliver it from pain, that so itself may by it be again beloved.
I often write about nonreligious people, and I try to find situations where their sense of humanity is restored or discovered. I think you can be a good person in many ways. And I think you often have to be careful that prayer can seem superficial, because it’s a very complicated thing to love your neighbor as yourself.
In my heart, I really don’t care who you love, same sex or not; as long as you have the ability to love, that’s the important thing here.
When a person only knows abuse, they shift their whole emotional and spiritual life into the context of that abuse. If all you’ve ever known is to be hurt by the one that pretends to love you, then many times you go to the one who hurts you for love.
I tried to take seriously the idea that if you tortured language you might arrive at some new truth. Later it became clear to me that I was retreading ground by fighting the literarybattles of the 1950s and 1960s, and that I was actually a bit bored by some of the books I professed to love.
I don’t want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally.
To love someone is to isolate him from the world, wipe out every trace of him, dispossess him of his shadow, drag him into a murderous future. It is to circle around the other like a dead star and absorb him into a black light.
I did always dream of being a professional player. I think every kid does dream of being a pro, but to last the journey you have to love tennis as a sport and if you are lucky enough to make it in the pros, it is really a bonus.
When you wake up and learn to love yourself and want to take care of yourself, things are harder because people don’t like the idea of it. But when you get in trouble, it gives people things to talk about.
When I was just starting out in the business, I used to love to watch Lorne Greene doing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I said right then, ‘That’s what I want to do someday,’ and it’s been one dream that has come true.
God makes it really clear that society and civilization is really held together by the glue of families… When a man and a woman come together and say ‘I do,’ they are committing for a lifetime to love each other and to model what love is and what forgiveness is and what joy is to their kids.
Religion can make it worse. Are you supposing that if people were encouraged to believe in a transcendent reality, and to be encouraged by grand rituals and music and preaching, to love their neighbors, then they would put jealousy and frustrationaside?
I used to love martialarts movies starring Bruce Lee and Jean Claude Van Damme. In one of Van Damme’s movies, he would break a pine tree. I would kickbananatrees because I used to live on a farm. My father would get mad at me because I would break all of the banana trees around.
I used to love the Wu-Tang Clan. They took my school by storm, by which I mean the three kids in my year who listened to hip-hop. I skipped lectures to go and buy their second album, ‘Forever’, and then rushed home to listen to it.
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
I’m learning to accept myself. I’m still in the process of learning to love who I am. And it’s been really refreshing and really nice to be able to do that and be okay. I think my fans have brought that out in me.
We have the world to live in on the condition that we will take good care of it. And to take good care of it, we have to know it. And to know it and to be willing to take care of it, we have to love it.
The most important thing about being in wrestling is that you have to connect with the crowd, connect with the fans, and you either want them to love you, or to hate you. Either way, so long as they’re reacting to what you’re doing.
I have never experienced being madly in love the way most people seem to have been, although it is not something I would miss. Instead I have had an enormous ability to love my children and my grandchildren and my great grandchildren.
I am naive when it comes to love, you know what I mean? I do believe in falling in love at first sight and things like that.
I first saw the island of Noirmoutier when I was two weeks old. I think it’s probably safe to say that I didn’t fully appreciate it at the time; but I grew to love it as year after year I spent holidays there at my grandparents’ cottage.
I had to learn compassion. Had to learn what it felt like to hate, and to forgive and to love and be loved. And to lose people close to me. Had to feel deep loneliness and sorrow. And then I could write.
I always wanted to play cricket, and I have played competitive cricket to a fairly good level. I remember that my father used to come and watch me play. He used to love watching me play.
Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love.
I admire people who overcome obstacles or who have to commit – I’ve always really admired commitment, whether it be a commitment to living or a commitment to love. People who commit to a moment. People who are not somewhere else, but in the room with you.
The only thing I’m looking for in life is incredible passion and honest love, no matter what options are on the table. All I really operate on is the way I feel in my heart when it comes to love.
I believe that is what the God experience does for us. It calls us beyond our limits into the fullness of life – into a capacity to love people we are not taught to love – and into an ability to be who we are.
There’s got to be something you want to tell and that’s the engine which spurs all of the work you have to do in order to create the story, but you have to love some sort of nugget of what you’re telling to be a filmmaker.
Bid me to love, and I will give a loving heart to thee.
I have encouraged my kids to eat well from day one. I add flavor – herbs and spices – to everything because I don’t want them getting used to starchy, bland food. I also want them to experiment – they don’t have to love everything, but they do have to try it.
I’d love to give my girls a traditional Thanksgiving with turkey and all that jazz, but we’ve raised them to love Tuscan food so much that they don’t care for it. My favorite is a nice polenta with beefstew and broccoli rabe on the side.
You need to love yourself and be yourself one hundred percent before you can actually love someone else.
I was drawn to love songs, but I was just drawn to great music – no matter if it’s hip-hop, pop, R&B or whether it’s rock n’ roll or country. It could be a Garth Brooks song, and if it’s a smash, then I’ll love the different wordplay and different melodies. That’s what I’m a fan of – great music.
In everyone there sleeps. A sense of life lived according to love. To some it means the difference they could make. By loving others, but across most it sweeps. As all they might have done had they been loved. That nothing cures.
I used to love being the class clown. I loved to make jokes and make people laugh. There was a set of students who would find it funny. But the cool students were like, ‘Eeew!’
I like to sing because my mother was a singer. She sang to me all the time, so I learned to love singing. I did have a career as little 10-year-old George Benson. I made my first record as a vocalist, but I’ve been playing guitar since I was 9.
I had an album out at exactly the same time as ‘Love to Love You’ called ‘Einzelganger,’ and it’s great, all electronic. I’m using a vocoder, doing all this cut-up stuff on there, but no one knows about it.
I listen to music mostly in the evening. I’ve come to love what is called world music, like the Zimbabwean Oliver Mtukudzi and the Colombian singer Marta Gomez. I also love the Irish folk singer Mary Black. Other favorites include Chet Baker, Eva Cassidy, and Billie Holiday.
My education was doing good plays and also stinkers. When you do a stinker, you learn how to act. I like having to audition. It’s nice to do rehearsals. But it’s with an audience that you get to love it!