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"Nat King Cole was a really big influence." - Bryan White

"I love the music from Nat King Cole, BB King, Albert King... When I think of it, I wouldn't mind being renamed Angus King." - Angus Young

"Of the great singing stars of the 1940s and '50s, only one - Nat King Cole - died young, at age 45." - Robert Gottlieb

"[My mother told me] stories about Nat King Cole, and Miles Davis, and seeing pictures in later years with band leaders like Alvino Ray." - Jon Gordon

"I worked in a barbershop. I used to make the waves in the brother's hair, you know? Like, Nat King Cole, Sugar Ray Robinson." - George Clinton

"I love Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Brandi, Sade, Nat King Cole. I like the Beatles. I listen to a lot of that." - Leah Labelle

"My main influences have always been the classic jazz players who sang, like Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole and Jack Teagarden." - Mose Allison

"I considered Nat King Cole to be a friend and, in many ways, a mentor. He always had words of profound advice." - Diahann Carroll

"My favorite singer to this day is Nat King Cole. I've tried to emulate his phrasing. It is so absolutely beautiful to listen to his lovely voice." - Johnny Mathis

"Also, I'd like to play an athlete again, while I'm still physically fit, or a musician, like Nat King Cole, because I play the trumpet and sing. I'd like to incorporate that into a character." - Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

"I was a 12 year old kid in Northern Idaho listening to Billie Holiday and Lena Horne and Sarah Vaughan and Nat King Cole. This whole genre of music is a part of who I am." - Cheyenne Jackson

"Also, I'd like to play an athlete again, while I'm still physically fit, or a musician, like Nat King Cole, because I play the trumpet and sing. I'd like to incorporate that into a character." - Adewale Akinnuoyeagbaje

"'The Christmas Song,' by Nat King Cole, is not only a masterful performance; to me it just sounds like the holidays. I've never sung it, because Nat's version is so perfect. I gotta leave it alone." - Harry Connick Jr

"'The Christmas Song,' by Nat King Cole, is not only a masterful performance; to me it just sounds like the holidays. I've never sung it, because Nat's version is so perfect. I gotta leave it alone." - Harry Connick, Jr.

"I used to sing like Nat King Cole. I mean he was the guy when I was comin' up, and you know, man, people used to say of me, "Damn, he sure do sound like Nat King Cole." But there was a day, and luckily for me it was early, when I woke up and asked myself, "Well, when are the ask me to sing because I sound like me?" So my advice is, never do anything that you don't like." - Ray Charles

"My mother says I was two-and-a-half when I started playing. My father was a minister, and when he went to church in the morning, she would put on Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole and Cole Porter records. I'd crawl up on the piano stool, sit on a phone book and play." - Tori Amos

"Growing up my mother played Sarah Vaughan and Nat Cole in the house regularly." - Aaron Neville

"I ordered a coffee and a little something to eat and savored the warmth and dryness. Somewhere in the background Nat King Cole sang a perky tune. I watched the rain beat down on the road outside and told myself that one day this would be twenty years ago." - Bill Bryson

"My mom was an amazing singer and music was a big part of my life, so I grew up listening to Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Henry Mancini; I used to watch 'The Andy Williams Show' on TV. I was very musical, so I was watching stuff that most kids my age wouldn't be interested in." - Gloria Estefan

"It's not like I'm the first man ever to do this, y'know? You gotta go back to Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and Sammy Davis Jr. Those are people who've done music well and movies well, and y'know, Frank Sinatra and Elvis and all these dudes have made the transition. I don't know about Elvis, 'bout doin' 'em good, y'know? It's nothin' new." - Ice Cube

"Probably more than anybody else, I loved Nat 'King' Cole as a performer - not only his singing but his piano playing. Whenever he had a new record come out, I'd get it and try to learn how he was playing. And he was one of the nicest people I'd ever met." - Bruce Forsyth

"My dad's family were political and he was always a theatrical creature, whereas my mum is really musical and her father was the touring pianist with Nat King Cole. My family was an explosive mixture of politics, religion and music - no wonder I turned out how I did." - Grace Jones

"The funny thing is that the studio that we recorded in was the same studio that Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole used to warm up their voices in before they went across the street to CBS Radio. The owner has preserved it exactly the way it was in 1925. It was such a perfect coincidence that we were doing music inspired by that stuff in that room. It was incredible." - Hamilton Leithauser

"It's important to me that on 'Family Feud' I could kiss all the people. It sounds crazy but when I first came here Petula Clark was on a show with Nat King Cole and he kissed her on the cheek and eighty-one stations in the South canceled him. I kissed black women daily and nightly on 'Family Feud' and the world didn't come to an end, did it?" - Richard Dawson

"One day, I went to buy something for my dad at the shops, and I heard a song by Nat King Cole called 'Stardust Melody.' It was like I went into a trance or something. I forgot all about my dad sending me to the shop. When I got home, I explained to him what happened. I thought I was going to get a whipping, but he understood." - Desmond Dekker

"Denzal Sinclaire embodies the tradition of the great singers I love like Nat Cole, yet definitely has his own voice. He is one of my favourite singers..." - Diana Krall

"Some of my other heroes around that time were, oddly enough, Frank Sinatra, Nat Cole and people like that - I was always more inclined to listen to ballads." - William Bell

"Don King sucks...Don King sucks...Don King sucks..." - Bob Arum

"Beloved King of Comedy." - Mack Sennett

"If I feel like King King, I'll throw like King King." - Jack Morris

"The king was pregnant." - Ursula K Le Guin

"King of tha westcoast" - Snoop Dogg

"I scared Stephen King." - J K Rowling

"Elvis, you're still King." - Chubby Checker

"Product is always king." - Daymond John

"God save the King!" - William the Silent

"George, be a King!" - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Perseverance is king." - Josh Billings

"Every citizen is king under a citizen king." - Charles Simon Favart

"The king is dead! Long live the king!" - Saying

"King Louis XVI : It's good to be the king." - Mel Brooks

"In Hollywood, Oscar is king" - David Letterman

"A king of infinite space" - William Shakespeare

"A king should die standing." - Louis XVIII of France

"A king is history's slave." - Leo Tolstoy

"King Abdullah is a reformer." - Al-Waleed bin Talal

"King Abdullah is a reformer." - Alwaleed Bin Talal

"Confidence is king in golf." - Jason Dufner

"Authority forgets a dying king." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"I'm an Angus King independent." - Jesse Ventura

"God save our gracious king! Long live our noble king! God save the king!" - Henry Carey

"When I started to sing like myself - as opposed to imitating Nat Cole, which I had done for a while - when I started singing like Ray Charles, it had this spiritual and churchy, this religious or gospel sound. It had this holiness and preachy tone to it. It was very controversial. I got a lot of criticism for it." - Ray Charles

"[Martin Luther King] King was a socialist and King was an activist who was really a radical by the end." - Bill Ayers

"I am Cyrus, king of the world..." - Cyrus the Great

"To the fool-king belongs the world." - Friedrich Schiller

"There can only be one king." - Pablo Escobar

"Every man a king - that's my slogan." - Huey Long

"I am king of the world!" - James Cameron

"A cat may looke on a King." - John Heywood

"It's good to be the king." - Mel Brooks

"What the King dreams, the Hand builds." - George R R Martin

"Today is a king in disguise." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The King can do no wrong." - Proverbs

"A cat may look at a king." - John Heywood

"In this hole lives the wicked king." - David Berkowitz

"War is all and king of all" - Janet Morris

"Kill the king but spare the man." - Thomas Paine

"Thou art a Castilian King urinal!" - William Shakespeare

"King of kings, that must be Elvis." - Frank Zappa

"I'm still the king of me." - Sheryl Crow

"The king reigns but does not govern." - Adolphe Thiers

"Time is the king of men." - William Shakespeare

"A good king is a public servant." - Ben Jonson

"The king is the man who can." - Thomas Carlyle

"Breath is the king of mind." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"Martin Luther King is a notorious liar[]" - John G Schmitz

"There's a king in every crowd." - Russell Wilson

"Debt is dumb. Cash is king." - Dave Ramsey

"If content is King, context is God." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"Sometimes the king is a woman." - James De La Vega

"Who asks a king for a penny?" - Vernon Howard

"Comedy is king. It has to be." - Steve Pink

"They call me the trippy king." - Juicy J

"This hath not offended the king." - Thomas More

"Lord ope the King of England's eies." - William Tyndale

"The true beggar is... the true king!" - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

"A king of shreds and patches." - William Shakespeare

"A cat may look on a king." - John Heywood

"I'm the king of the world!" - James Cameron

"Not only hating David, but the king." - John Dryden

"One king, one law, one faith." - Louis XVI of France

"I'm waiting for the king to arrive" - Jr

"I'm a huge Stephen King fan." - Roberto Aguirresacasa

"I'm the king of brownie sundaes!" - Matt Dallas

"The king dead is a living god." - Julian Jaynes

"Be good now, Potty...Weasel King..." - J K Rowling

"Well, first, I didn't kill Dr. King." - James Earl Ray

"A king should die on his feet." - Louis Xviii

"God, the king of artists, was clumsy." - Pierre-Auguste Renoir

"Better live a King, than a Prince." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"In times of crisis, cash is king." - Ricardo Salinas Pliego

"The king reigns but does not govern." - Louis Adolphe Thiers

"The King of Abyssinia always dines alone." - Ernest Crawley

"Never king dropped out of the clouds." - John Selden

"The whole f**king system is corrupt." - Frank Serpico

"I love all holiday music. My two favorites would probably be Donny Hathaway's "This Christmas" and Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song." They epitomize Christmas for me. Those two recordings will never be touched. That's why I've never redone them." - Mariah Carey

"When a natural king becomes a titular king, every body is pleased and satisfied." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If you play a king, it's better if everybody treats you like a king." - Christopher Walken

"Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia." - C S Lewis

"Every king needs a counsellor, a counsellor who is never afraid of the king." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"And any man who must say 'I am king' is no true king at all." - George R R Martin

"He is a king who fears nothing, he is a king who desires nothing!" - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"As a king can wear a crown, a crown can also weary a king." - Anthony Liccione

"I am not the King. Jesus Christ is the King. I'm just an entertainer." - Elvis Presley

"Lord help me to see M. L. King as M. L. King in his true perspective." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"He is a king who fears nothing, he is a king who desires nothing!" - Seneca the Younger

"No fish can swim until the King is born, until the King is born in Tupelo." - Nick Cave

"Be a king? Think not. Why be a king when you can be a God?" - Eminem

"Had a dream, I was King, I woke up, still King" - Eminem

"Babe Ruth was the home-run king of his time, but also the strikeout king." - Dan Millman

"I am not the King. Jesus Christ is the King. I'm just an entertainer." - Elvis Presley

"King is not a happy man, but a happy man is a king!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"I am the black crow king, Keeper of the forgotten corn, The King!" - Nick Cave

"One man may as easily destroy, as govern: be King or Anti-King." - Ursula K Le Guin

"Death may be the King of terrors... but Jesus is the King of kings!" - Dwight L Moody

"This magistrate is not the king. The people are the king." - Gouverneur Morris

"The whole world is in revolt. Soon there will be only five Kings left-the King of England, the King of Spades, The King of Clubs, the King of Hearts, and the King of Diamonds." - Farouk of Egypt

"Every king sleeps, but not every king wakes up as king! The snakes of the intrigue crawl around during the night! The cleverest king is the least sleeping king!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"The whole world is in revolt. Soon there will be only five Kings left-the King of England, the King of Spades, the King of Clubs, the King of Hearts, and the King of Diamonds." - King Farouk

"My birthday was Monday, now I finally get to go home and enjoy it with some Burger King. Here I come baby! Burger King! Burger King!" - James Toney

"A people may let a king fall, yet still remain a people, but if a king let his people slip from him, he is no longer a king." - Abigail Adams

"A weak King must be what other Kings have been; a strong King is himself, and from then on the meaning of the name of King is changed." - Orson Scott Card

"A king may spille, a king may save; A king may make of lorde a knave; And of a knave a lorde also." - John Gower

"The king of comedy is dead. Richard Pryor was the king of comedy. The rest of them are the king of copycats." - Paul Mooney

"Champagne... the wine of kings, the king of wines" - Guy De Maupassant

"You could be the king but watch the queen conquer" - Nicki Minaj

"The sea hath no king but God alone." - Dante Gabriel Rossetti

"O King, be loyal to the royal within you." - William Shakespeare

"Every chair should be a throne and hold a king." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Oh winter, king of fire side enjoyments, home born happiness." - William Cowper

"The obvious merits utterance. Character is f**king pertinent." - Al Swearengen

"Elvis was the king. No doubt about it." - Rod Stewart

"An editor is the uncrowned king of an educated democracy." - William Thomas Stead

"The true vagrant is the only king above all comparison." - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

"I run in my own lanes screaming Jesus is King!" - LeCrae

"F**king dance whenever you want to dance." - Alex Gaskarth

"And the first king was a lucky soldier." - S.M. Stirling

"For a king, death is better than dethronement and exile." - Theodora

"When you strike at a king, you must kill him." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"His name is Legion. He is the king of nowhere." - Stephen King



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