Stevie Wonder Quotes

Stevie Wonder is one of the most iconic and successful musicians of our time. His music has transcended generations, and his lyrics are as poignant today as they were when he first started singing them. Stevie Wonder is also known for being a great philosopher, and his quotes reflect that. Here are some of the best quotes Stevie Wonder that will be sure to inspire you.

  • Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.

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  • Of course I read Braille, yes.

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  • Time is long but life is short.

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  • I am all for stem cell research.

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  • Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

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  • If you don’t ask, you don’t get.

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  • Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!

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  • Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn’t mean he lacks vision.

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  • When I was a child, kids used to make fun of me because I was blind. But I just became more curious, ‘How can I climb this tree and get an apple for this girl?’ That’s what mattered to me.

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  • I am what I am. I love me! And I don’t mean that egotistically – I love that God has allowed me to take whatever it was that I had and to make something out of it.

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  • You know, I always when people ask me, like, what is my most favorite song, I quote Duke Ellington, when they would ask him, what’s his favorite composition? And I say, I haven’t written it yet. Because, you know, there are different songs for different occasions.

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  • You know, I have seven children, so I guess I know some things about life.

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  • People can misconstrue closeness for love.

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  • I’ve had some incredibly triumphal things happen in my life.

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  • I can’t say that I’m always writing in my head but I do spend a lot of time in my head writing or coming up with ideas. And what I do usually is write the music and melody and then, you know, maybe the basic idea. But when I feel that I don’t have a song or just say, God, please give me another song. And I just am quiet and it happens.

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  • Sometimes, I feel I am really blessed to be blind because I probably would not last a minute if I were able to see things.

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  • My father really was not the dominant person who raised the family, it was my mother who raised the family.

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  • Let us come together before we’re annihilated.

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  • I’m still experimenting.

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  • I’ve had threats.

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  • Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it.

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  • You can’t base your life on other people’s expectations.

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  • God gave me life to continue to do things that I would never have done.

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  • What I’m not confused about is the world needing much more love, no hate, no prejudice, no bigotry and more unity, peace and understanding. Period.

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  • Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with.

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  • No one has been a greater advocate for the power of love in this world than I; both in my life and in my music.

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  • I remember the beginnings of the Kurzweil reading machine. I was one of the first to meet Ray Kurzweil and purchase the reading machine in Boston. To think that the machine was at least two and a half large suitcases at the time, and now you have a camera and it takes a picture and you have sound.

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  • I think honestly, some people who think they’re gay, they’re confused.

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  • I might do something in Arabic. I might do something in Hebrew.

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  • I know there are thousands of images of me.

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  • Blind don’t mean you can’t, you know, listen.

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  • Do you know, it’s funny, but I never thought of being blind as a disadvantage, and I never thought of being black as a disadvantage.

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  • Minds ripen at very different ages.

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  • Sometimes I wish I could drive a car, but I’m gonna drive a car one day, so I don’t worry about that.

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  • My mother had a rule, obviously, that I couldn’t go across the street by myself, but I had to find a way of doing it.

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  • I want to take all the pain that I feel and celebrate and turn it around.

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  • The right to bear arms? What about the right to live?

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  • I am all for anything that is going to better equip a person who is physically challenged in any way, to have an opportunity to be able to do what they are able to do.

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  • Clearly, love is love, between a man and a woman, a woman and a man, a woman and a woman and a man and a man.

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  • I guess people expect or figure me to be a lot of different things.

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  • I used to say that if something happened to my mother, I wanted to die with her. That’s because I loved her so much. I want to live so I can carry out the essence of what she has shown me: kindness and goodness.

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  • I listen a lot to rap, and I’m inspired to take it, to use it in another way, to get the message across.

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  • Some people have a desire to be with the same sex. But that’s them.

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  • Eyes lie if you ever look into them for the character of the person.

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  • I am not a normal man.

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  • First of all, I’m no better than the next person.

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  • This is like one thing that I’ve tried to do, and I think successfully, that when you realize that nothing really belongs to you, you begin to appreciate having an understanding of just where your head is at, and you feel so much better.

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  • For the most part, I feel really comfortable with what I’ve given to the people. I want to give it to them again.

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  • I’m concerned about how accessible guns are.

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  • I do believe in women. I really do.

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  • I might sing a gospel song in Arabic or do something in Hebrew. I want to mix it up and do it differently than one might imagine.

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