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Barry White, American Musician ( September 12, 1944 - July 4, 2003 )

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When I saw corruption, I was forced to find truth on my own. I couldn't swallow the hypocrisy.~Barry White


Truth Corruption Hypocrisy

I quit high school on my birthday. It was my senior year and I didn't see the point. This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.~Barry White


Birthday Music School

I went to jail at 16 for stealing tires off Cadillacs. When I got out I said, Never again.~Barry White


Jail Said Never

I'm very happy with this new record. It's dealing with different aspects of love-it's me making a statement about people doing something with their lives. It is about caring for others.~Barry White


Happy Caring People

Disco deserved a better name, a beautiful name because it was a beautiful art form. It made the consumer beautiful. The consumer was the star.~Barry White


Art Beautiful Name

I try to tell a story musically in a song.~Barry White


Song Story Try

I'll come to you with gifts of knowledge, wisdom and truth.~Barry White


Wisdom Knowledge Truth

Mama tried to save us from the streets, but the streets were too strong.~Barry White


Mama Strong Streets

When I commit, I commit with my whole heart, my whole being. I know the Bible like the back of my hand.~Barry White


Heart Bible Know

I kept my babies fed. I could have dumped them, but I didn't. I decided that whatever trip I was on, they were going with me. You're looking at a real daddy.~Barry White


Dad Me Looking

The whole system of society tells you what to do.~Barry White


Society You System

There's people making babies to my music. That's nice.~Barry White


Music People Nice

As a boy, I believed freedom for America meant freedom for me. There was a time I believed every word spoken.~Barry White


Time Freedom America

Elton John's opinion turned the label's opinion around, all in a day.~Barry White


Day Opinion Around

I don't know if it's my music, my lyrics, my sound, and knowing the music business the way I do-all I can say is, my career has lasted way longer than I expected.~Barry White


Music Business Career

I've always loved War's Low Rider and Sly Stone's Thank You, and I just wanted to put my take on them.~Barry White


War Thank You Loved

Most families had four, five brothers. But because it was just me and Darryl, we had to be twice as strong.~Barry White


Strong Me Most

No one could understand the bond between me and my brother. I struggled to understand the forces that drove his soul in one direction and mine in another.~Barry White


Brother Soul Me

One preacher turned me on, another turned me off.~Barry White


Me Preacher Off

People are always looking for me to be a freak, weird.~Barry White


People Me Looking

The cops picked me up for attempted murder. I can still see the detectives, licking their chops. Thought they had me. Two weeks later, the cat came out of a coma and told the truth. I was innocent.~Barry White


Truth Me Thought

We forget that this music, music made by my brothers and sisters, is still a baby. It's just beginning. When I think of the possibilities, it makes me smile.~Barry White


Music Smile Beginning

We were ready to launch Barry White, but the record company wouldn't put it out. Said it wouldn't sell.~Barry White


White Company Launch