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    From the time I can remember my mother kept me in church. I think my first recollection of any place, being anywhere was in a church.
    — Teddy Pendergrass
    tags: time  church  mother 
     
    When I go on stage I am just, I don't make any attempts to do anything more than just what makes me comfortable.
    — Teddy Pendergrass
    As a matter of fact my, my very first time singing when I was two and a half, three, was in church. So, ahm, church is very, very much a part of who I am.
    — Teddy Pendergrass
    tags: time  facts  church 
     
    I just know that I wasn't happy where I was. I didn't feel complete. I didn't feel like I was contributing what I needed to contribute to not only to my, my, my fans that I had begun to gather but to myself most of all, most importantly for me.
    — Teddy Pendergrass
    I don't ever feel that it's necessary to say certain things. I think we can be very suggestive. I think we can allude to certain things.
    — Teddy Pendergrass
    I love to be in control of everything I do and everything around me. So that means, you give me a romantic lyric and I'll make the atmosphere, I will build on that. And then the song then becomes, it takes me to do the song, it's just a belief, it's just who I am.
    — Teddy Pendergrass
    I can't speak for everybody, I think, for me, I will not be defined by the lyrics of my song. I am a man who does music. It's like clothes don't make the man, the man makes the clothes. It's, it's like that song don't make me, I make the song.
    — Teddy Pendergrass
    tags: men  song  music  lyrics 
     
    I've always been willing to take challenges, I grew up taking challenges: being an only child, having a mother, no father, I've always been one who has always done things the way I thought they should be done and not, and not having to answer to anybody for it and I've always taken my own chances and I've always followed by instincts according, mother would follow, follow wit, instincts, wisdom, whatever, always followed that.
    — Teddy Pendergrass
    I've always been one to take chances and I've always been one to, to create or follow through with instincts.
    — Teddy Pendergrass
    tags: chance  instinct 
     
    I've never written for anybody else. For me, it was a challenge. I write for me. I don't write for anybody else. And what was good about it was that I was writing for somebody I knew. I knew what my mother thinks and how she feels. So it was finding that creative spirit to write about my mother.
    — Teddy Pendergrass
    When you talk about bad luck and you talk about the things that create those circumstances and you talk about what it takes to overcome those circumstances and naturally to me includes, you know, a faith, a very strong faith. It should because through good times and through bad times there is one thing that relieves.
    — Teddy Pendergrass
    tags: time  luck  bad  strong  faith 
     
    Life didn't promise to be wonderful.
    — Teddy Pendergrass
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