I felt something impossible for me to explain in words. Then when they took her away, it hit me. I got scared all over again and began to feel giddy. Then it came to me - I was a father.
Nat King Cole (1919 - 1965)
Source: Ebony, Mar 1950.
Contributed by: Zaady
I'm a businessman. I work for business people. The kind of thing they say is: Now we've sold a lot of records, let's sell some more.
Source: During a British interview, 1963.
Critics don't buy records. They get 'em free.
Source: Nat King Cole, by James Haskings, 1990.
I got the message. All of us get the message, sooner or later. If you get it before it's too late or before you're too old, you'll pull through all right.
Source: Ebony interview.
I'm a musician at heart, I know I'm not really a singer. I couldn't compete with real singers. But I sing because the public buys it.
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