"About 15 times, a lady has said: `It`s either me or Lucille.` That`s why I`ve had 15 children by 15 women."
"Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but no one wants to die to get there!"
(when asked what he`d do differently, could he live his life over) "I would have finished high school."
I`ve said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed.
The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn`t know how other people would take it.
The way I feel today, as long as my health is good and I can handle myself well and people still come to my concerts, still buy my CDs, I`ll keep playing until I feel like I can`t.
I don`t think anybody steals anything; all of us borrow.
We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself while you`re doing so.
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy`s playing blues like we play, he`s in high school. When he starts playing jazz it`s like going on to college, to a school of higher learning.