Inspirational Quotes from Brenda Lee

The Beatles were raw musically, but I think they really had something.

Brenda Lee

I still don’t look at myself as a star. I’ve always had a thankful heart.

Brenda Lee

I wasn’t aware of it at the time, but I was a big favorite with the Mafia.

Brenda Lee

I’m not used to introspection. I’ve never lingered on my feelings. The show must go on.

Brenda Lee

A lot of people thought I’d died, because of your coverage, they know I’m still around.

Brenda Lee

I only wish Chet Atkins could be here for this joyous occasion.

Brenda Lee

I gave up my childhood for a career.

Brenda Lee

I still sing because I love the sound of applause, because it’s who I am, and because I still can.

Brenda Lee

I’ve spent an awful lot of my time in the air. I’ve had everything happen to me in a plane that could happen. Except a crash.

Brenda Lee

The music business can be very cold. And it doesn’t honor its elders.

Brenda Lee

John Lennon was very irreverent and very intelligent.

Brenda Lee

Whatever happened to the tomboy I used to be, the slightly rebellious rocker?

Brenda Lee

I always felt that I was one of the women who helped lay the foundation for rock and roll. But I’d always been overlooked by the Hall of Fame.

Brenda Lee

I was nuts about Elvis, like every girl in America.

Brenda Lee

I believe I became one of the first singers to be launched via television exposure. I guess I was a new kind of musical stylist for a new kind of media.

Brenda Lee

The amazing thing is that I’m sane. I’m not bitter. I’m not drugged out. I’m not broke. I’m still married to the same guy. My children don’t hate me.

Brenda Lee

I always loved reading. I always was the spelling bee champion. I always loved words. I always wanted to know what they meant, why you used them, who first said them. I was always interested in that.

Brenda Lee

The word matters in country music, and it always has. And everybody had lived those words in country songs.

Brenda Lee

I’ve always gone to see all kinds of shows and stole what I could, as we all do. We see an artist and hear a song and think, ‘I bet I could sing that song. I’ll put that in my show.’

Brenda Lee

God has never disappointed me.

Brenda Lee

‘I’m Sorry’ was one of the first songs to come out of Nashville using strings.

Brenda Lee

When ‘I’m Sorry’ came out and became such a huge hit, that made ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’ start selling. Then that became a huge, huge hit.

Brenda Lee

I had been singing since I was 3 years old, so my love of singing was always there.

Brenda Lee

I didn’t really have an agenda for my talent. I just wanted to be able to sing.

Brenda Lee

I don’t think you ever get tired of the well-written, well-crafted songs.

Brenda Lee