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Aaron Neville, American Musician ( January 24, 1941 - )

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Be honest, be nice, be a flower not a weed.~Aaron Neville


Flower Nice Honest

I think things happened the way they did for a reason.~Aaron Neville


Think Reason Way

Every morning I wake up and thank God.~Aaron Neville


Morning God Thank God

I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist, so we went to both churches.~Aaron Neville


Father Religion People

I sing around the house, in the shower.~Aaron Neville


House Sing Shower

I was very surprised when I heard that I had been chosen to receive the James Cardinal Gibbons Award.~Aaron Neville


Award Chosen Cardinal

I always tell people I want to see the world through His eyes, and I want people to see Him in me.~Aaron Neville


Eyes World People

My friends and I were wild and we liked to joy-ride.~Aaron Neville


Friends Wild Were

I owe it all to Jesus.~Aaron Neville


Jesus Owe

I always loved Sam Cooke, because he seemed very versatile. He sang gospel, soul, blues, pop music.~Aaron Neville


Music Soul Loved

When you were a kid, a day was a long time and a year was a long time.~Aaron Neville


Time Day Long

So now I have a collection of poetry by Aaron Neville and I give it to people I want to share it with. I'd like to publish it someday.~Aaron Neville


Poetry People Want

It's a 360-degree sound experience. Like you're in the middle of the band. A lot of people have the technology to play the format, so why not put it out there. It sounds great.~Aaron Neville


Technology Experience

I really like listening to music in my car.~Aaron Neville


Music Car Listening

Me and my partners had been stealing cars for a while.~Aaron Neville


Me Stealing Partners

Until I went to rehab, I didn't understand what it did.~Aaron Neville


Understand Rehab Until

So I went in front of the judge, and I had my St. Jude prayer book in my pocket and my St. Jude medal. And I'm standing there and that judge said I was found guilty, so he sentenced me to what the law prescribed: one to 14 years.~Aaron Neville


Law Book Prayer

Through the years, I found we had Native American blood in us. My great-grandmother came from the island of Martinique, and they hooked up with the Native Americans of Louisiana.~Aaron Neville


American Blood Island

It's up to God to do the judging. You haven't walked in my boots, so how are you going to judge me?~Aaron Neville


God Me You

The first time I recorded without Allen Toussaint, I wanted to do doo-wop. Everything I've done since then has got some kind of doo-wop essence in it.~Aaron Neville


Time Everything Done

'Yellow Moon' was a poem. My wife at the time, Joel - she's dead now - it was our 25th anniversary. She had the chance to go on a cruise with her sister. And I'm home with the kids and looking up, and I saw the big moon, and I just started writing.~Aaron Neville


Wife Time Anniversary

My favorite prayer is Footprints in the Sand. You know that prayer? I know the times that he carried me, you know? I kind of wore him out.~Aaron Neville


Prayer Me You

Every day, some act of kindness comes my way, even if it's just someone opening the door. It happens every day if you keep an eye out for it. Keeping an eye out, that's the key.~Aaron Neville


Kindness Day Eye

You've just got to sing, do some kind of singing every day. Early mornings and cold weather can mess with that. I drink special teas with cayenne pepper, but I think you're psyching yourself out, really.~Aaron Neville


Day Weather Yourself

I am very honored and excited to have 'Devotion' released as the first DVD Audio disc... surround sound is amazing... The music comes alive and is so vibrant - it's unlike anything you've ever heard before!~Aaron Neville


Music I Am Amazing

When I'm singing, it's a mixture of my innocence in the projects, my mom and dad. It's all the good and the bad, the laughs and the frowns that I went through and seen other people go through. Then you be trying to write it. Whatever's coming out, you try and make it all cool.~Aaron Neville


Mom Good Dad