Quotes by: El DeBarge

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El DeBarge
Birth name Eldra Patrick DeBarge
Also known as EL Debarge
Born (1961-06-04) June 4, 1961 (age 55)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Origin Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Genres
R&B Soul Pop Gospel Jazz Hip hop
Occupation(s)
Singer-songwriter musician arranger composer record producer
Instruments
Vocals piano keyboards
Years active 1979–present
Labels
Motown Warner Bros. Geffen/Interscope
Associated acts
DeBarge James Ingram Switch Quincy Jones Chico DeBarge Barry White DJ Quik Babyface Faith Evans Siedah Garrett

RZA is one of the most unique individuals and rap artists that I have worked with.
El DeBarge
It gets lonely. I miss my family on stage. This might change one day. I'm certainly not going to say I'm not going to work with them again.
El DeBarge
When I think about that first DeBarge album, I remember being so green... just pristine. Nothing mattered to me but writing songs. I remember staying locked up in a room with my piano and just singing and writing songs all day long. I remember being a perfectionist about it... wanting to change this and fix that.
El DeBarge
Keep your eye on what you're responsible to and what you're responsible for, and that'll keep you right.
El DeBarge
God gave me a second chance. I am so very glad with what is going on with my career, but I want to be a success in my relationship with my children.
El DeBarge
When I write songs, when I sing songs, I don't have anybody in mind. I'm just trying to express what I think people are feeling.
El DeBarge
The devil is busy and trying to distort and adulterate the things that are the pure essence of God.
El DeBarge
The way you can be careful of the catastrophe that success can bring is by paying attention to something else that comes along with success - responsibility.
El DeBarge
I'm not crazy. But I am different. I'm still learning about myself.
El DeBarge
Like everyone else in this world, I have had struggles. There's disappointment and obstacles in everybody's life. I feel like I was writing 'Second Chance' not just for myself, but also for the people who have struggled.
El DeBarge
I'm not like other writers. I'm not hung up on using my own songs. In fact, my sister Bunny always tells me I sing other people's songs better than my own. She says I loosen up and give the songs a different feel.
El DeBarge
I hit rock bottom before I even went there. Actually, prison was the rescue mission that God had put on me. He sent out his angels to rescue me. In prison, he protected me the whole time I was in there, and it was just for me to get my will power back, to get my strength back, get my focus together.
El DeBarge
I was in no way ready when my daughter was born. But I want to be a good father to her.
El DeBarge
There's music to dance to and make love to, music to cry to. I'm starting from scratch, coming fresh. But my sound still embodies the same soulful, intricate harmonies.
El DeBarge
There's a little bit of gospel in everything I do. But I don't know if I will ever do a gospel album. There's a big universe out here, and I don't want to just sing to the church. I want to sing to the world and bring them a message of love. I love going to church and singing gospel songs, but right now there's a message that the world needs.
El DeBarge
I'm a nice guy, but not all the time. There are these personalities in me, so many of them. They come out at strange times. I can be one way, then five minutes later I'm another way.
El DeBarge
BET, I'll never, never, ever forget them for this wonderful blessing they gave to me, to be on the 10th annual BET awards for my comeback.
El DeBarge
The piano has been my friend all my life; it has always comforted me. Writing songs and sitting down at the piano is not only a business, it's a hobby I enjoy.
El DeBarge
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