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Smokey Robinson
February 19, 1940 -
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

As human beings, we're very materialistic and have all this stuff - furs and cars and diamonds and money.


In fact, I wouldn't really call this a Gospel album, I call it more an inspirational album.


You know what, I'm probably one of the most blessed people there's ever been, and I thank God for it.


I played golf all over Detroit.


I've been speaking at churches for years, as well as juvenile jails, rehabs and hospitals, and I always talk about my faith. That is a declaration of my relationship with God.


Once you're a Motown artist, that's your stigmatism, and I was there from the very first day.


And I can say this, most of the people who have recorded my songs are songwriters themselves.


There's so many wonderful gospel people out there, and I don't necessarily want to compete with those people.


Originally I was not writing songs for myself.


One thing I can say about the Motown acts is that we were a family. That's not a myth.


We're all going to be victims of temptation at several points in our lives.


I always try to write a song, I never just want to write a record.


Songwriting is my gift from God.


My mother was a churchgoing lady, so I always heard about God at home.


Drugs are in every walk of life - doctors, lawyers, preachers, the guy who works for IBM, teenagers on the street, teenagers in school.


When you write a song, a song has longevity.


You know what, life is full of temptations.


People still look at Michael Jackson as being a Motown artist.


I had been stockpiling Gospel songs for other artists, and had planned to submit them to Gospel artists.


As a kid, this is what I wanted my life to be. Not in my wildest dreams did I ever dare to dream that it would be this.


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