51 Marvin Gaye Quotes On Success In Life

Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of hits, earning him the nicknames “Prince of Motown” and “Prince of Soul”. These Marvin Gaye quotes will motivate you.

Best Marvin Gaye Quotes

  1. “An artist, if he is truly an artist, is only interested in one thing and that is to wake up the minds of men, to have mankind and womankind realize that there is something greater than what we see on the surface.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  2. “If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  3. “Politics and hypocrites is turning us all into lunatics.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  4. Music is one of the closest link-ups with God that we can probably experience. I think it’s a common vibrating tone of the musical notes that holds all life together.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  5. “To be an artist is a blessing and a privilege. Artists must never betray their true hearts. Artists must look beneath the surface and show that there is more to this world than what meets the eye.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  6. “Crime is increasing, trigger happy policing. Panic is spreading, God knows where we’re heading.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  7. “Art is a way of possessing destiny.” ~ Marvin Gaye

  8. “Don’t you know how sweet and wonderful life can be?” ~ Marvin Gaye
  9. “Don’t play with something you should cherish for life.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  10. “War is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate” ~ Marvin Gaye
  11. “Ain’t nothing like the real thing.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  12. “Give out some love and you’ll find peace sublime.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  13. “Marriage is miserable unless you find the right person that is your soulmate and that takes a lot of looking.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  14. “If you escape from people too often,, you wind up escaping from yourself.” ~ Marvin Gaye

  15. “I’d been studying the microphone for a dozen years, and I suddenly saw what I’d been doing wrong. I’d been singing too loud. One night I was listening to a record by Lester Young, the horn player, and it came to me. Relax, just relax. It’s all going to be all right.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  16. `”I don’t make records for pleasure. I did when I was a younger artist, but I don’t today. I record so that I can feed people what they need, what they feel. Hopefully, I record so that I can help someone overcome a bad time” ~ Marvin Gaye
  17. “Mercy, mercy me, things ain’t what they used to be.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  18. “Anger destroys your soul.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  19. “I want to stop and thank you baby, how sweet it is to be loved by you.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  20. “When I get that feeling, I want some sexual healing.” ~ Marvin Gaye

  21. “I hope to refine music, study it, try to find some area that I can unlock. I don’t quite know how to explain it but it’s there. These can’t be the only notes in the world, there’s got to be other notes some place, in some dimension, between the cracks on the piano keys.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  22. “Jesus left a long time ago, said he would return. He left us a book to believe in, in it we’ve got an awful lot to learn.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  23. “There are still times I feel unhappy and I must smile, and there are times I want to cry and I must laugh… people rarely see the real Marvin Gaye” ~ Marvin Gaye
  24. “To share is precious, pure and fair. Don’t play with something you should cherish for life. Don’t you wanna care, ain’t it lonely out there?” ~ Marvin Gaye
  25. “Music, not sex, got me aroused.” ~ Marvin Gaye

  26. “Love your mother, she bore you. Love your father, he works for you.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  27. “Every chance you get you seem to hurt me more and more, but each hurt makes my love stronger than before.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  28. “Great artists suffer for the people.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  29. “I wish that being famous helped prevent me from being constipated.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  30. LIVE for LIFE, but let live everybody” ~ Marvin Gaye
  31. “Most fear stems from sin; to limit one’s sins, one must assuredly limit one’s fear, thereby bringing more peace to one’s spirit.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  32. “When I look at the world it fills me with sorrow, little children today are really going to suffer tomorrow.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  33. “For me, love carries the seeds of its own destruction.” ~ Marvin Gaye

  34. “Detroit turned out to be heaven, but it also turned out to be hell.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  35. “Ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no valley low enough, ain’t no river wide enough, to keep me from getting to you.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  36. “And givin’ yourself to me can never be wrong” ~ Marvin Gaye
  37. “I’ve never had any problems with women. Having been one of the world’s greatest womanizers they’ve probably had more problems with me.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  38. “Negotiating means getting the best of your opponent.” ~ Marvin Gaye

  39. “The more I lived with Jan, the more I loved her, the more I made her miserable. It was a vicious cycle (page 209)……The more I loved her the more I hated her. And the more she loved me, the more I harmed myself (page 269).” ~ Marvin Gaye
  40. “I’m hooked my friend to the boy who makes slaves out of men, and oh, believe me, flying high in a friendly sky.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  41. “Natural fact is, I can’t pay my taxes. Make me wanna holler and throw up on my hands.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  42. “Let’s save all the children, save the babies, save the babies.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  43. “I am not a star. At least, I don’t consider myself a star.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  44. “Who are they to judge us, simply because our hair is long?” ~ Marvin Gaye

  45. “What about this overcrowded land/How much more abuse from man can she stand?” ~ Marvin Gaye
  46. “Too busy thinking about my baby and I ain’t got time for nothing else.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  47. “Are thing really gettin’ better like the newspaper said/What else is new my friend, besides what I read/Can’t find no work, can’t find no job my friend/Money is tighter than it’s ever been/Say man, I just don’t understand/What’s going on across this land” ~ Marvin Gaye
  48. “Who isn’t fascinated by evil?” ~ Marvin Gaye
  49. “Little Willie John is the soul singer’s soul singer.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  50. “I am not going to be dictated to by fans, certainly. I am dictated enough to by my record company to last me a million years.” ~ Marvin Gaye
  51. “Sexual healing is good for me.” ~ Marvin Gaye

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