Best Funk Quotes On Success In Life

These funk quotes will inspire you. Funk a state of depression or a coward or avoid (a task or thing) out of fear.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging funk quotes, funk sayings, and funk proverbs.

Famous Funk Quotes

  1. “I like New York because you’re kind of forced to smell everybody else’s funk. So it keeps you biologically attached to the world around you.” ~ Jeffrey Wright
  2. “Funkers are people who dig the funk; Little funkers, Big funkers, Old funkers, Young funkers, Foxy funkers, Mother funkers, Papa funkers.” ~ Rick James
  3. “Funk never dies. It is eternal. It just smells a little different from time to time.” ~ Questlove
  4. “Funk ’em, just to see the look on their face.” ~ George Clinton

  5. “I only got a seventh-grade education, but I have a doctorate in funk, and I like to put that to good use” ~ James Brown
  6. “I don’t do drugs anymore… than, say, the average touring funk band.” ~ Bill Hicks
  7. “Funk is the absence of any and everything you can think of, but the very essence of all that is. And saying that, I’m saying funk is anything that we create in our minds that we want to do, what we want to be, but we don’t have the resources.” ~ Bootsy Collins
  8. “I come equipped with stereophonic funk producin´ disco inducin´ twin magnetic rock receptors.” ~ Bootsy Collins

  9. “Funk is the unending cycle of life.” ~ Xenobia Bailey
  10. “If you fake the funk, your nose will grow.” ~ Bootsy Collins
  11. “If you listen to a lot of old funk records, the drums are really small. But you don’t perceive it like that because the groove is so heavy.” ~ Lenny Kravitz
  12. “Funk is the unending cycle of life. It’s the ultimate concept—wherever your imagination will take it.” ~ Xenobia Bailey

  13. “Whenever I think about funk music, it has a look – and that’s how it sounds.” ~ Erykah Badu
  14. “Funk is fun. And it’s also a state of mind, … But it’s all the ramifications of that state of mind. Once you’ve done the best you can, funk it!” ~ George Clinton
  15. “Funk, I don’t think I have anything to do with funk. I’ve never considered myself funky.” ~ David Bowie
  16. “Punk Funk means to be one with yourself. To be rebellious, aggressive, able to do and say what you feel at all times, without inflicting mental or spiritual pain.” ~ Rick James

  17. “Hot funk, cold punk, even if it’s old junk, it’s still rock and roll to me.” ~ Billy Joel
  18. “Off stage it’s cool-out time. You can’t funk and roll ALL the time.” ~ Rick James
  19. “When I leave a room, it’s gonna be footprints of funk wherever I stepped, because I’m a soul-funk crusader.” ~ Big Boi
  20. “Of course I’m funky like fat people having intercourse.

    Basically, the funk is stuck in your teeth…so get the dental floss.” ~ Redman

  21. “The Pigtronix Envelope Phaser pedal is a definite ‘must have’ for your Funk recipe cookbook……it adds definite Funkaliciousness to your WOO stew.” ~ Bernie Worrell
  22. “I have never met one person who likes Grand Funk.” ~ Ritchie Blackmore
  23. “But ignorance of the law is no excuse. A person is guilty even if he breaks the law unknowingly. I shall be perhaps the first of the defendants to get up on that stand and admit that I am at least partly guilty.” ~ Walther Funk
  24. “But we got up there and decided to stick to this mix of power chords and funk and that’s where it really started for us. In having the courage to take that decision. To take a gamble not just with our music but our lives” ~ Michael Hutchence

  25. “Those Russians. They did worse things when they entered Pomerania than we ever did in Russia.” ~ Walther Funk
  26. “I can spot a musical type. I can tell by looking at a woman whether she is a contralto or a soprano.” ~ Walther Funk
  27. “There’s a lot of people over time who have brought out all these funky records that everybody has started jumping on like a catch phrase… When Planet Rock came out, then you had all of the electro funk records.” ~ Afrika Bambaataa
  28. “I do feel ashamed of having participated to the slightest even as a tool in those dark days. But I was obliged to serve the state to which I had taken an oath. It was a tragic fate.” ~ Walther Funk

  29. “I’m not going to play funk licks on a jazz album. That makes no sense.” ~ Branford Marsalis
  30. “My plays are for the kind of black people who relate to funk music, to Parliament-Funkadelic. When those guys get out of a spaceship – the idea that black people are from outer space, theres a poetic truth to that. We are this vast people.” ~ Suzan-Lori Parks
  31. “Sometimes a slight pace change is all you need to snap out of a mental or pyhsical funk.” ~ Mark Plaatjes
  32. “I’m trying to change the root of funk, trying to make it more progressive, more melodic, and more lyrically structured.” ~ Rick James

  33. “If you got a booty, you’re going to dance to disco, funk, you know, whatever’s going on. Funk is going to be involved in it.” ~ George Clinton
  34. “Novelists tend to go off at 70, and I’m in a funk about it, I’ve got myself into a real paranoid funk about it, how the talent dies before the body.” ~ Martin Amis
  35. “The Rat Pack was the piece that really kicked me out of that little funk that I was in and then Ted called me up and asked me if I wanted to be the dad in Blow.” ~ Ray Liotta
  36. “I think underneath it all [in the Big Funk] was a little bit of a Europeanness in it.” ~ Stephen Mallinder

  37. “Providence School of Art students used to sneak into P Funk concerts.” ~ Bernie Worrell
  38. “Mars is really different, into art. Lydia Lunch is more energy. James Chance is more commercial in a different way, in funk and jazz. They were all doing original things, trying to create their own sound and music. I think they’re all great.” ~ Ikue Mori
  39. “You know, in the 1970’s, when I was in high school, I belonged to a band called the Happy Funk Band. Until an unfortunate typo caused us to be expelled from school.” ~ Colin Mochrie
  40. “Business can talk itself into a blue funk.” ~ Helen Clark

  41. “I enjoy creating all types of music and I take inspiration from everything around me. Its not about trends or what’s fashionably popular, its about creative expression, quality, emotion and artistic integrity. I love and listen to all styles of music and try to blend the influences together into my songs. Including elements of funk, soul, dub, disco, ‘80s sounds and rock” ~ Miguel Migs
  42. “Flea and Anthony are into funk, like old school Meters and stuff like that.” ~ Chad Smith
  43. “When I was younger, I was listening to a lot of Armenian music, you know, revolutionary music about freedom and protest. In the 70s I was listening to soul and the Bee Gees and ABBA, and funk.” ~ Serj Tankian
  44. “Blues artists now try and stay in a box. Back in the day at all the clubs you would see James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, The Isley Brothers, Little Richard and Etta James all play the same venues. It was a mix of funk, soul, blues and rock ‘n’ roll.” ~ Phil Collen

  45. “When you talking about funk music you just talking about a collage of a lot of different types of music. They used strings, they had brass, they had vocalist.” ~ Killer Mike
  46. “Funk, gospel, blues is all out of slavery times, out of depression, out of sorrow.” ~ Nina Simone
  47. “I always go into a bit of a funk when the days get shorter and there’s not enough sunlight.” ~ Wynonna Judd
  48. “You can do a million different funks from a million different people and you’ll never get anything exactly alike – that’s what’s so beautiful about it.” ~ Xenobia Bailey

  49. “My folks have played everything from rock, disco, pop, funk, and blues. My dad has always brought and played different genres like jazz, classical, and Latin. With all this in my pocket, I feel I have a taste of everything for my influences.” ~ Haley Reinhart
  50. “Honor thy Father and thy Mother was once said, but then someone said: What if I don’t know your Father? A still voice said: Does that makes him the devil? He is still someone’s Father, his name has been changed, but his story is the same. Why hate when we should Celebrate. In this world of two’s, you got the Mourning Son, and the Daughter of the Night. They both equal light once you make it through the night. Now, wake the funk up!” ~ Bootsy Collins
  51. “I grew up in the funk, rock and roll, blues and r&b tradition, and I came to this thing we call jazz later. And I came to improvise music from the standpoint of jazz; I was improvising, but within these other genres of music.” ~ Hamid Drake
  52. “I’m always surprised that I’m still around funk and that people are still into it.” ~ George Clinton

  53. “We’re in a little funk. I don’t think anybody’s worried about our lead.” ~ Mark Buehrle
  54. “The world doesn’t need another clothing company. But it does need a certain funk.” ~ Andre Benjamin
  55. “Rock and roll to the beat of the funk fuzz
    Wipe your feet really good on the rhythm rug
    If you feel the urge to freak, do the jitterbug
    Come and spread your arms if you really need a hug.” ~ Q-Tip
  56. “Dreaming led to disappointment, and disappointment to a kind of depressed funk that wasn’t easy to shake. Better to stay in the gray than get eaten by the dark.” ~ Alexandra Bracken

  57. “But the idea of taking things and mixing them together is what I do in my music. I take hip-hop, R&B, pop, dance, funk and soul and mix it all together to get my own sound.” ~ Jennifer Lopez
  58. “Who is left in the ghetto is the one man in a thousand in any age, in any culture, who through some mysterious workings of force within his soul will stand in defiance against any master. He is that one human in a thousand whose indomitable spirit will not bow. He is the one man in a thousand whose indomitable spirit cannot bow. He is the one man in a thousand who will not walk quietly to Umschlagplatz. Watch out for him, Alfred Funk, we have pushed him to the wall.” ~ Leon Uris
  59. “When I was in London I found house music and techno, and I love that s – t. It’s my go-to music. It’s the closest for me to the old funk of James Brown and the repetitive dance music that I like from the soul music. I’d love to do a live album, like a little bit old school but still progressive, influenced maybe by more electronic music. I like everything, but I don’t know anything about music. So it comes into a lot of different ingredients.” ~ Erik Hassle
  60. “There’s something so showy about desperation, it takes hard wits to see it’s a grandiose form of funk.” ~ Elizabeth Bowen

  61. “The underground went really underground. Grand Funk, and all these people man are the moderate’s choice of music. Underground is Yoko Ono, The Black Poets. These people scare the hell out of most freaks. They laugh at Yoko Ono, but it’s the whole cliché.” ~ David Bowie
  62. “The numerous ecstatic traditions – including free jazz and funk – have all been great inspirations.” ~ David First
  63. “I started buying records in the 80s. I listened to everything new wave, disco, funk synth-pop, rock, but in my house we were listening to bossa nova, tango, and folk.” ~ Steven Sater

  64. “[I listen to] “Uptown Funk”, Bruno Mars, sometimes even Nina Simone and Adele. Whatever comes up, whatever floats my boat, whatever makes me tap into something in me to just decompress – I listen to that.” ~ Viola Davis
  65. “Basically I made her [ Sara Pocock] listen to funk music for a good month, a nonstop stream of George Clinton. I was talking about the art from…if you look at the art from George Clinton albums there are two or three artists he worked with…I made her listen to my album too so all the images are from jokes I made. I wanted it to look like the thoughts that are coming out of my brain which is what comedy is anyway.” ~ Baron Vaughn

Funk to shrink from undertaking or facing.

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