Happy birthday Stevie Wonder: Top ten quotes by the legendary performer!

Happy birthday Stevie Wonder: Top ten quotes by the legendary performer!

On Stevie Wonder’s 64th birthday today, we know him as one of the greatest legends alive. He created a revolution in the world of music, learning how to sing and play a number of instruments. Born into a humble family in the US, he was diagnosed with a visual condition since he was a premature baby. Since then, his life has only gone uphill from here. He has risen to become a musician, a songwriter, a beautiful singer, and a record producer. And he gave the world hits like l Just Called To Say I Love You’ which everyone still sings along to. And his work has earned him twenty-two Grammy Awards!

We have compiled a list of his top ten quotes, here. Take a look:

10. I am what I am. I love me! And I don’t mean that egotistically – I love that God has allowed me to take whatever it was that I had and to make something out of it.

9. Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.

8. You know, I have seven children, so I guess I know some things about life.


7. My mother had a rule, obviously, that I couldn’t go across the street by myself, but I had to find a way of doing it.

6. The right to bear arms? What about the right to live?


5. You gots to work with what you gots to work with.


4. Sometimes, I feel I am really blessed to be blind because I probably would not last a minute if I were able to see things.


3. Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.


2. I am not a normal man.


1. Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn’t mean he lacks vision.

  • Desert Island Mixtape

    If you had to listen to only one Stevie Wonder song for the rest of your life, what would it be? This is the premise of my music blog, Desert Island Mixtape. Each month we choose a new artist and pose the same question. I then share the results with high school students in hopes that they are inspired to learn more about older musicians. Fill out the Stevie Wonder survey below if you would like to help us:


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