Kelly Quotes

Kelly Quotes by The Weeknd, Dabo Swinney, R. Kelly, Mari Carmen Ramirez, Molly Yeh, Mathew Knowles and many others.

My inspiration is R. Kelly, Michael Jackson, and Prince – for the vocals, anyway.
As long as I’ve been at Clemson, there’s not a guy that’s more committed to Clemson than Kelly Bryant. There’s not a better leader. This guy, he‘s the epitome of what you want. He’s what you want your son to be like. I love him like a son.
I’ve always had mostly women come out to see me perform. That’s the reason the guys show up; they know R. Kelly is going to draw the women. Most of the songs I’m singing are catering to women anyway.
Far from being dominated by ideas from Paris and New York, Latin American artists were often the innovators. They were doing drip paintings in advance of Pollock, creating language art before the American conceptualists, and fashioning shaped canvases decades before Kelly or Stella.
There were a lot of publishers that I loved, so the book went to auction. An auction is where you sit nervously by your phone and eat potato chips for two days waiting for your agent to text you numbers of the highest bid for each round. I ultimately went with Dervla Kelly at Rodale Books.
The thing with R Kelly was, he liked to record late at night, around midnight. And what was different with his studio was that one room had a recording suite, and next door was a club, with 40 or 50 people dancing.
Kelly Preston is a remarkable human being and a great dramatic actress. It was a privilege as a director to tap into this part of her. Rarely do I make a kind of spiritual connection with my cast. Kelly was a wonderful exception. She is truly very special and I adore her.
Chicago, we always had it. People just shied away because it’s nothing businesswise from the industry. Everybody from Chi will go to N.Y.C. or L.A. – R. Kelly to Kanye to even Twista. Everybody is great from there, but it’s nothing downtown.
My favourite singers are people like R. Kelly and people like that.
The Wachowskis’ use of space rivals that of musical directors like Gene Kelly and Mark Sandrich.
Grace Kelly was a very commercial model; she had no interest in being a fashion model. None at all.
When Kelly was born, I thought seriously about retirement. But I wanted to see if it was possible to mix being a mother with tennis and the two combined very well.
Chip Kelly, he is a great guy.
I grew up in Malden. Genetically, I was born to be as close to Kelly’s Roast Beef as possible.
I love listening to Tori Kelly.
My sister, Kelly, was really bright and academic. She was head girl of the school and at the top of her year. Because we were so different, we were never in competition. You can’t be when you’re almost running two different races.
I didn’t become world champion to fight Jimmy Kelly.
As far as people whose style interests me, I’d say Grace Kelly, Gwen, Spice Girls, Victoria Beckham, and that nanny called Fran.
I listened to R. Kelly growing up.
My mother is my greatest inspiration. She was an amazing mother and was very glamorous. My other inspirations include Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly.
I love Kelly Clarkson.
I have to admit to not being a great turkey fan unless they come from Paul Kelly at Kelly Turkeys.
Anjelica Huston and Kelly MacDonald are both really special. Anjelica has such a fresh point of view about acting and doesn’t seem jaded at all. She seems more like a student and yet she is veteran actor who really brings it.
While I was on an undercover assignment in Texas, I met my wife, Kelly.
Fans can never accuse R. Kelly of doing the same thing; I keep mixing it up.
Best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team.
I really looked up to Grace Kelly when I was growing up. I thought she was just so beautiful and elegant. I wanted to grow up to be like her.
Desegregation came very painfully to the Boston schools, long after John Kelly finished high school, and the pain of desegregating Boston schools was visited entirely on the students who looked like Frederica Wilson.
My parents were on the road a lot in the 1970s. Winifred Kelly, a nurse from the hospital where I was born, was hired to care for me. Her love and discipline had a big influence on my upbringing.
R. Kelly is an image, a brand. That’s my job. There’s a whole other side of me that’s Robert, who is a father, a friend. But then I put on the game face and go into the studio and do the music. That’s just another day at the office.
I’ve been working a lot with this girl Kelly Kiara. She’s amazing. She’s going to be super important for R&B coming out of the U.K.
Kelly, Kelly, Kelly. I love your voice man, you give me chillsBrilliant.
R. Kelly is different – music is always going through his brain. I remember we’d be having a conversation, and he’d choose a word I said and write a whole song to it.
You just keep doing stuff, and one thing evolves into another. Then suddenly it’s like, ‘Oh, wait, I’m here surfing against Kelly Slater and all these guys I grew up watching.’
For every R. Kelly or Bill Cosby or Harvey Weinstein, there’s, you know, the owner of the grocery store, the coach, the teacher, the neighbor, who are doing the same things. But we don’t pay attention until it’s a big name. And we don’t pay attention ’til it’s a big celebrity.
The comic book writer Kelly Sue DeConnick really uniquely tapped into Carol Danvers – not just her toughness and her power, but also her vulnerability.
The influence of John Hughes is fully felt in the melodrama ‘Donnie Darko.’ This first film written and directed by Richard Kelly is a wobbly cannonball of a movie that tries to go Mr. Hughes one better; it’s like a Hughes version of a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
When you’re me, when you’re R. Kelly, everybody wants a piece of you, and if you don’t give ’em a piece they’ll find a way to get a piece of you one way or the other.
I’m a huge Kelly Clarkson fan. I think she’s great.
About three months after I had Kelly, I went and played in Canada. I felt great, I was ready to go and I was very energetic. But as soon as I started playing, I thought ‘no, too soon.’ I went back home and slept for two days.
I loved the three years I had in Cleveland, especially that playoff run with Timmy Couch and Kelly Holcomb. And obviously those great years in Pittsburgh.
I’ve done that I was touring a couple of years ago with R. Kelly and the Lillith Fair, I would do the late night underground gigs as well because it’s always around those times that there was a hot song, either on the radio or in the clubs, it would just be simultaneous.
I would have to say Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Because of You’ would be the song I would associate with coming out. It’s really emotive, and personally, it reminds me of my father.
Trapped In The Closetlives in a place on the earth on its own. It pays its own rent, it’s its own landlord, it owns the building, it’s everything. And it’s so separate from what R. Kelly does; that’s the great thing about it.
I’d love to do something with Kelly Clarkson because she’s been a monumental influence on me. I love how she handles her celebrity. She’s not in the tabloids a lot but everyone knows and respects her because she’s got an amazing voice. That’s something I aim towards.
My best kiss was on stage. Kelly Rowland from Destiny‘s Child gave me a really nice soft kiss on my lips during a performance on my birthday. It was amazing.
Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor – those were my idols. All I ever wanted to be was a motion picture song-and-dance man. I kind of fell into other things. Did walk-ons and bits for years and worked in little theater at night.
I started writing sketches with Dennis Kelly, who I ended up writing ‘Pulling‘ with. We entered a BBC competition and did quite well, then started writing bits for other people’s shows. You wheedle your way in, write pilots and eventually you end up writing a sitcom.
When my dad, Tommy Tucker Kelly, was about six, he started out with his dad on ‘The Black and White Minstrel’ Shows.
What we know is Megyn Kelly is totally obsessed with Mr. Trump.
When I was a kid, I loved Nicholas brothers films. It was like skateboarding. Even Gene Kelly: I always preferred him to Fred Astaire, just because he was more athletic, like skateboarding.
I want to be a morning-talk-show host. I love Kelly Ripa’s job. She gets to live in New York and has this amazing job hosting a talk show.
Gene Kelly has meant so much to me through the years. I used to dance in my living room in socks and a tee-shirt, no idea what I was doing, but wanting to dance like Gene.
I think Jive was just a shady label that they didn’t want artists in the same room like, ‘Hey, what you making?’ Like I never worked with R. Kelly, I never worked with Q-Tip. I never worked with anybody that was on Jive. I never did a song with KRS-One.
Bey is a big sister; she’s a huge supporter. I mean, the whole Destiny’s Child family – Kelly and Michelle – they’ve always been great supporters of mine in all my endeavors.
Any rookie that can develop a mentorship with a former quarterback like Jim Kelly, it’s going to be huge.
There are lots of actresses I consider to be my icons, from Katharine Hepburn and Grace Kelly to Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep.
I never have, but I would love to pick R. Kelly’s brain.
I was like Gene Kelly, it was called singing in the rain. No seriously, I wasn’t really born with a singing voice, but my friends Joe and John taught me how to sing.
Gene Kelly was one of the greatest dancers of all time and a taskmaster. He sought from you the absolute best – and he got it.
I gave a Christmas party last year – well, two Christmases ago – where I did a Sam Cooke show. I didn’t perform as R. Kelly. I performed the Sam Cooke show from 1964, when he performed at the Copacabana.
You can’t tell my fans that there’s a better rapper than Machine Gun Kelly… Hands down, there’s no way I’m not in the top five.
Kelly Clarkson definitely reminds me of Motown. She’s pop, but she’s also very, very soulful.
La’Porsha Renae
I went to anything that was on at the Lyceum in Edinburgh. I was quite geeky. There was a production of ‘Look Back in Anger‘ with David Tennant and Kelly Reilly in it, and it blew me away. I still think about it and look back on it as the moment where I decided, ‘I want to do that.’
When I was in the GB Women’s football team at the 2012 Olympics, it was obvious who was in the first XI and who was making up the numbers. Kelly Smith was going to be first-choice striker no matter what, and the other forwards in the squad mentally checked out as a result.
When I hear Ivanka Trump saying how she looks forward to working side by side with Gen. Kelly – a guy who’s got 40 years’ worth of experience leading troops all across the world – and she makes handbags, come on.
Meek‘s Cutoff’ by Kelly Reichardt – it’s beautifully shot. It’s a complex story. The filmmaker gave a very patient and feminine touch to a story that takes place during a period of history that’s very masculine, without losing any of the unforgiving harshness of the reality where the characters found themselves in.
I’ve always had an innate ability to dance, but I’m not as spiffy as those cinema legends like Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire.
I like Kelly Rowland, I think that she’s great. It’s hard to come out of the group of Destiny’s Child and still kick some butt.
I remember as a young man seeing these bigger-than-life, strong images of black manhood in the form of Jim Brown and Fred Williamson, Jim Kelly, Billy Dee Williams. All these guys were these alpha males who were smart, attractive. I said, ‘Wow, I want to be like that.’
I listen to NPR a lot. And I can tell you that Mary Louise Kelly is one of the very few hosts on there who actually seems fair and is not totally biased against President Trump.
I love Kelly Clarkson’s message, and I’ve heard comparisons to P!nk.
Petra Kelly is my inspiration, one of the founders of the German Greens.
I did a show with Tori Kelly, and it was really cool that I got to meet her. She has always been a huge inspiration of mine, and I’m obsessed with her voice, so it was great to get to talk to her about the industry. The best advice she gave me was to just be myself.
Judy Garland, Doris Day, and Gene Kelly were all big influences growing up from all of the films. I’m also a huge folk music fan – Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan have influenced a lot of how music can inspire change in our world.
I would like to do a duet with Kelly Clarkson. I just think she’s wonderful!
We have one of our priests in prison right now, Steve Kelly, for his antiwar actions, and three of us in the community are forbidden to visit him because we’re all convicted felons.
I mean, Kelly might not have the same feelings for me, but I love Kelly Ripa and what she’s done.
I wanted to become a lawyer because I saw Kelly McGillis on ‘The Accused.’ ‘Grey‘s Anatomy,’ ‘L.A. Law,’ ‘Ally McBeal’ – all of these have inspired women to go into law. I think the opposite is happening in technology.
The Lockheed Skunk Works, led by Kelly Johnson, was responsible for its Advanced Development Projects – everything from the P-80, the first U.S. jet fighter plane, to the U-2 and A-12 spy planes.
I definitely want to put out and album, kind of like a Kelly Clarkson vibe: a soulful voice with a pop rock background. I think it’s something that I’ve always loved and always loved to perform. So that’s the kind of album that I’d like to put out.
It’s a thrill to star with such great actors like Kevin Bacon, Kelly Preston, and Garrett Hedlund.
I watched Gene Kelly for his smile, for his energy. Vittorio Gassman for his movement. Clark Gable for his mustache. And I watched Lassie who was happy as a dog.
I’m still ambivalent about Hollywood. I think that’s why I made ‘Star 80.’ To deal with the ambivalence. I really wanted to succeed Gene Kelly, and I thought it was a fair bet.
I’m a big R&B guy. I’m a huge R. Kelly fan.
‘Play It Again Sam’s opening shot is the same as ‘Purple Rose‘s final one: a close-up of a face, rapt in a movie house. I’ve certainly felt that in my life. I’ve been known to cry watching Gene Kelly.
I wanted to look like Kelly McGillis in ‘Top Gun.’
I think R. Kelly’s range is so vast and broad that in order to stimulate himself creatively as an artist, he has to step so, so far outside the box, or else he feels like he’s not challenging himself.
I am the biggest Destiny’s Child – Beyonce, Kelly, Michelle, all of them – fan in the world.
My first job was at a Chicago night club called Mr. Kelly’s.
All best-of lists should close with the amazing Kelly Link.
I am a huge fan of R&B. I love R. Kelly and want to be the person every chick gets with, and ‘Ghostdini’ is one of the best albums I ever did.
R. Kelly is my favorite singer.
In the 2007 World Cup, Kelly Smith went to another level, scoring twice against Japan and dragging the team forward with an infectious enthusiasm. She changed the dynamic, and we all followed her lead.
When I was 11, I won my first nationals at Savannah, defeating Kelly Henry in the finals.
I’m really influenced by Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.
Astaire was ballroom, basically, and Gene Kelly had such athleticism – that’s always what I responded to and what just blew my head open when I watched Gene Kelly’s numbers. But, Fred Astaire was just so incredibly inventive and so, so smooth – so smooth.
I have always loved fashion and clothes. I mean, I was Grace Kelly for Halloween in fifth grade, which is why going to Monaco was so incredible – I’ve always kind of been obsessed with her.
Ahna O’Reilly
There’s blackballing involved with Machine Gun Kelly, a lot of confusion about who I am as an artist. But that’s so small in the wake of someone like Nelson Mandela.
My most frequent collaborators at S.N.L. are the incredibly gifted writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider!
I did a picture 40 years ago with Carroll O’Connor and Telly Savalas, God rest their souls, and Clint Eastwood, called ‘Kelly’s Heroes,’ which we filmed in Yugoslavia for six months.
It would be impossible to make a comparison between Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Their personalities are entirely different.
We are constantly reminding them that they are in a competition. I had a word with all my contestants and I know Kelly Rowland had a word with hers. It’s reality check time.
People think we choreograph. We dance four years in clubs. We watch videos every day. We do a step, it ends up a sensation, and for us it was just a copy maybe of a Gene Kelly video.
Whenever I come out with a hit record, they’ll say, ‘Ah, that’s because of R. Kelly. Oh, it’s because of Ashanti. Oh, he’s lucky.’
Beyonce, Solange, and my adopted daughter, Kelly Rowland, and I have always bonded over fashion.
My daughter wrote a book called ‘Kelly Tough’ when she was 19 years old. It’s a must-read.
I know that Kelly Clarkson is going to continue to have an important career. And I believe it will be a lasting one.
I’ve dressed thousands of actors, actresses and animals, but whenever I am asked which star is my personal favorite, I answer, ‘Grace Kelly.’ She is a charming lady, a most gifted actress and, to me, a valued friend.