58 Marvin Gaye Quotes From The Prince Of Motown

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Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. or better known as Marvin Gaye, was a record producer, singer, and songwriter based in America.

Marvin Gaye is the name who helped in building the sound of 'Motown'. This earned him the name 'Prince Of Motown' and 'Prince Of Soul'.

'Motown' is a type of R&B music that was built by Marvin Gaye. He was attributed with many honors and awards which included the Grammy, and induction into the hall of fame for R&B music. These specially curated quotes will include best quotes by Marvin Gaye, quotes on life and soul, Marvin Gaye quotes on race, lyrics quotes like 'How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You', and other soul music by Marvin Gaye.

If you like these quotes check out Dionne Warwick quotes and Nina Simone quotes.

Marvin Gaye Best Quotes

Marvin Gaye quotes are the best.

Marvin Gaye had a different perspective towards the world and it was quite insightful. Here are some great Marvin Gaye quotes.

1. “War is not the answer, because only love can conquer hate.”

- Marvin Gaye.

2. “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.

3. “If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.”

- Marvin Gaye.

4. “Negotiating means getting the best of your opponent.”

- Marvin Gaye.

5. “Marriage is miserable unless you find the right person that is your soulmate and that takes a lot of looking.”

- Marvin Gaye.

6. “I feel that people in Europe are different from Americans - I think your soul is a little deeper.”

- Marvin Gaye.

7. “Great artists suffer for the people.”

- Marvin Gaye.

8. “God was very good to me as a child, and I'm a very blessed individual.”

- Marvin Gaye.

9. “Who isn't fascinated by evil?”

- Marvin Gaye.

10. “I am not a star. At least, I don't consider myself a star.”

- Marvin Gaye.

11. “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.

12. “Artists must never betray their true hearts.”

- Marvin Gaye.

13. “Anger destroys your soul.”

- Marvin Gaye.

14. “If you escape from people too often, you wind up escaping from yourself.”

- Marvin Gaye.

15. “Art is a way of possessing destiny.”

- Marvin Gaye.

16. “Don't you know how sweet and wonderful life can be?”

- Marvin Gaye.

17. “I wish that being famous helped prevent me from being constipated.”

- Marvin Gaye.

18. “Things ain't what they used to be.”

- Marvin Gaye.

19. “Detroit turned out to be heaven, but it also turned out to be hell.”

- Marvin Gaye.

20. “Live for life, but let live everybody.”

- Marvin Gaye.

Marvin Gaye Lyrics Quotes

Marvin Gaye quotes are so wonderful.

Marvin Gaye's lyrics made so much sense and were so full of soul, no wonder his nickname was 'The Prince Of Motown'. Here are some of the most famous Marvin Gaye quotes.

21. “Oh don't go and talk about my father  

God is my friend

Jesus is my friend

He made this world for us to live in, and gave us everything

And all he asks of us is we give each other love.”

- Marvin Gaye, ‘God Is My Friend'.

22. "There 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

'Cause baby,

There ain't no mountain high enough."

- Marvin Gaye, 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough.'

23. “To share is precious, pure and fair. Don't you wanna care, ain't it lonely out there?”

- Marvin Gaye, 'I Want You'.

24. “And givin' yourself to me can never be wrong.”

- Marvin Gaye, 'Let's Get It On'.

25. “Politics and hypocrites is turning us all into lunatics”

-Marvin Gaye, ‘You’re The Man, Part 2.’

26. “We don't wanna hear no more lies

About how you planned a compromise

We want our dollar value increased

And employment to rise

The nation's taxation

Is causin' all, all this inflation.”

-Marvin Gaye, 'You're The Man'.

27. “Inflation no chance

To increase finance

Bills pile up sky high

Send that boy off to die

Make me wanna holler.”

-Marvin Gaye, 'Inner City Blues'.

28. “Tell me, where are we going?

Oh-oh, what's the future showin'?”

-Marvin Gaye, 'Where Are We Going?'.

29. “Take a look outside, it's where the truth is really told.”

- Marvin Gaye, 'The World Is Rated X'.

30. “there's gonna be times, I know, girl

When you might wanna just sit right down and cry.”

-Marvin Gaye, 'We Can Make It Baby'.

31. “Remember the day

I set you free

I told you

You could always count on me

From that day on I made a vow.”

- Marvin Gaye, 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough.'

32. “How sweet it is to be loved by you

How sweet it is to be loved by you.”

- Marvin Gaye, 'How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)'.

33."You know we've got to find a way

To bring some lovin' here today."

-Marvin Gaye, 'What's Going On'.

34.“Only my heart knows the awful hurt I feel inside.”

-  Marvin Gaye, 'Little Darling (I Need You)'.

35."Picket lines and picket signs

Don't punish me with brutality

Come on talk to me

So you can see

What's going on."

- Marvin Gaye, 'What's Going On'.

Marvin Gaye Quotes About Life

Life has different meanings for everyone. Here are some Marvin Gaye quotes illuminating his perspective about this.

36. “Let’s save all the children, save the babies, save the babies.”

- Marvin Gaye.

37. “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.

38. “Love your mother, she bore you. Love your father, he works for you.”

- Marvin Gaye.

39. “Don't play with something you should cherish for life.”

- Marvin Gaye.

40. “Crime is increasing, trigger happy policing. Panic is spreading, God knows where we're heading.”

- Marvin Gaye.

41. “I think it's a common vibrating tone of the musical notes that holds all life together.”

- Marvin Gaye.

42. “When I look at the world it fills me with sorrow, little children today are really going to suffer tomorrow.”

- Marvin Gaye.

43. “Who are they to judge us, simply because our hair is long?”

- Marvin Gaye.

44. “What about this overcrowded land, How much more abuse from man can she stand?”

- Marvin Gaye.

45. “For me, love carries the seeds of its own destruction.”

- Marvin Gaye.

46. "I sing about life."

- Marvin Gaye.

Famous Marvin Gaye Quotes

Here is a list of all the remaining famous quotes by Marvin Gaye.

47. “I want to stop and thank you baby, how sweet it is to be loved by you.”

- Marvin Gaye.

48. “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.

49. “Art is a way of possessing destiny.”

- Marvin Gaye.

50. “To be an artist is a blessing and a privilege.”

- Marvin Gaye.

51. “Our church was a very spiritual church, and we were a very chosen people.”

- Marvin Gaye.

52. “Music is one of the closest link-ups with God that we can probably experience.”

- Marvin Gaye.

53. “Artists must look beneath the surface and show that there is more to this world than what meets the eye.”

- Marvin Gaye.

54. “The body was small, but the spirit was intense and very evident to anyone who passed by or came in.”

- Marvin Gaye.

55. “Give out some love and you'll find peace sublime.”

- Marvin Gaye.

56. “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.”

- Marvin Gaye.

57. “If I do my job well, then God will smile on my offspring and on their offspring. I'm sure my father is seeing a blessing in me.”

- Marvin Gaye.

58. “Every chance you get you seem to hurt me more and more, but each hurt makes my love stronger than before.”

- Marvin Gaye.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Marvin Gaye quotes then why not take a look at Billie Holiday quotes, or Whitney Houston quotes.

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