Top 25 Sly Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Sly Quotes from famous people such as Robert Greene, Michelle Dean, John Wooden, Cynthia Robinson, John Burnside, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I've always loved black culture; I don't know any other

I’ve always loved black culture; I don’t know any other way to put it. Since I was a kid I loved music and early jazz, Sly and the Family Stone. I’m older – I’m in my early 50s – so you’ll have to excuse me. That was always very exciting to me to connect to the culture on that level.
Robert Greene
I could be imagining it, but I believe myself to have exchanged sly, understanding nods with other people I see attending movies alone on Christmas Day.
Michelle Dean
I’m no wizard, and I don’t like being thought of in that light at all. I think of a wizard as being some sort of magician or something, doing something on the sly or something, and I don’t want to be thought of in that way.
John Wooden
I never thought for one second I’d be able to play with a real band. When I was in high school, I went through a lot of bad treatment and was called a lot of names by boys because I wanted to play. Sly was different.
Cynthia Robinson
Sometimes, though only in my most unguarded moments, I can still think of Annette Winters as my first love. At fifteen, she was tall, slender, very dark: an intelligent, sly girl possessed of what I think of now, though I didn’t think of then, as a kind of debatable beauty.
John Burnside
I didn’t even know how to judge ‘Die Hard 1.’ It’s not anything I know how to judge. I’d never seen an action movie. I’d never seen a Sly Stallone movie or an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie or a Charles Bronson movie. And that is the truth.
Bonnie Bedelia
Sly always had us rehearsing, and he always had something planned out that he wanted us to do. So it wasn’t ever like, ‘Well what should we work on?’ It was never that. He always had the plan, ‘This is what we’re going to do today, shoop shoop shoop shoop,’ and everybody’s minds were in the same direction.
Cynthia Robinson
I was exposed to many kinds of music including rock and disco, classical and folk, Midtown and Miles Davis, Sly Stone and David Bowie.
Esperanza Spalding
I watched Sly Stallone and the ‘Rocky’ movies over and over again. They were fantastic.
Carl Froch
I’ve always loved War’s Low Rider and Sly Stone’s Thank You, and I just wanted to put my take on them.
Barry White
When I was young in L.A. and I couldn’t get into clubs or restaurants, I would call imitating celebrities and get a table, and it would work often. I was either Stallone or Mickey Rourke: ‘This is Sly. I may be late, but my buddy Hank will be there early.’
Hank Azaria
May God forgive me, but the letters of the alphabet frighten me terribly. They are sly, shameless demons – and dangerous! You open the inkwell, release them; they run off – and how will you ever get control of them again!
Nikos Kazantzakis
Long before ‘American Idol’, people used to call me a diva. And I be like, ‘Hold on, are you calling me something else on the sly? You gonna call me a diva, call me a good diva.’
Jennifer Hudson
I watched the Tyson-Holyfield fight with Stallone. I remember when Tyson bit him, Sly looked at me and said, ‘I think he bit him’. I said, ‘I think you’re right, Rock.’
Stephen Lang
The music I was really listening to in 1968 was James Brown, the great guitar player Jimi Hendrix, and a new group… Sly and the Family Stone, led by Sly Stewart from San Francisco.
Miles Davis
I’m touched by the Beatles. I want some of the music I do to reflect that. Here I am. I love Sly Stone and James Brown and Stevie Wonder, and I want my music to reflect some of that. Here I am. I’m touched by Jon Hendricks. I want some of my music to reflect that. And when I write, you’re going to hear it.
Al Jarreau
There are some women whose pregnancy would make some sly bachelor smile.
Honore de Balzac
These happy endings all express the weak and sly promise that the world is not rotten and out of joint but meaningful and ultimately in excellent condition.
Douglas Sirk
It was difficult to find my way into ‘I Am Abraham,’ to feel confident enough to inhabit Lincoln’s persona. I began with a prologue in a neutral voice, wrote of Lincoln at the White House with a sly young reporter quizzing him about his humble origins.
Jerome Charyn
I was with Robert Preston in ‘Sly Fox.’
Jeffrey Tambor
I think the adverb is a much-maligned part of speech. It’s always accused of being oppressive, even tyrannical, when in fact it’s so supple and sly.
Eleanor Catton
History is a sly boots, and for a generation of blacks that cannot identify with the frustrations of Jim Crow, and for whites who cannot understand the hard deal that faces working-class blacks, it is difficult to reconcile Hughes’s reputation as a poet-hero with his topical verse and uncomplicated prose.
Darryl Pinckney
In soccer, you have to be sly.
He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich.
Evelyn Waugh
I saw ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine once, and they were talking about the top 50 songs, and there wasn’t one Sly song; how does that happen? But, Sly isn’t the type to brown nose for props. He’s always known what he had, what he was capable of; I’m just proud that he took the time and effort to put it to music.
Cynthia Robinson