We have collected the best Kelly Quotes by famous authors including Wendy Williams, Bruce Arians, Kacy Catanzaro, Kate McKinnon, Randy Jackson and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
I know things about R. Kelly that I will take to my grave – unless he tells them.
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.
My pump-up songs before I compete are not the usual. They’re more girly songs. I love ‘The Climb’ by Miley Cyrus. It’s about the journey and savoring every moment. I have ‘The World’s Greatest’ by R. Kelly on my playlist, too.
My most frequent collaborators at S.N.L. are the incredibly gifted writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider!
Kelly, Kelly, Kelly. I love your voice man, you give me chills… Brilliant.
R. Kelly is my favorite singer.
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.
‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’ was my favorite for me to be in because it was all dancing. There were other musicals that I made with Donald O’Connor and Gene Kelly that were wonderful pictures, and we had a lot of fun making them.
I’m definitely not a karaoke man, but I like to try stuff, so I’d get up on stage and give it a go. It would have to be something cheesy – karaoke always is – so maybe R. Kelly, ‘The World’s Greatest.’
I’m a big R&B guy. I’m a huge R. Kelly fan.
Chance The Rapper
Without being disrespectful to Jimmy Kelly, I’d rather fight Shane Mosley than Jimmy 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.
Music was always part of my life – my mother says I came out singing. I wanted to be Gene Kelly – or Judy Garland.
I still can’t believe I danced with Gene Kelly. How lucky am I that I’ve been in movies where I’ve danced with two of the greatest dancers of all time – with Gene Kelly and John Travolta.
Few reporters get to do what Kelly McEvers does in every episode of ‘Embedded’: go deep into a story and tease out what is really happening.
I didn’t smoke. I didn’t smoke then, and I don’t smoke now. We worked every day – that keeps you in pretty good shape. We could go for a long time in one take. You had to be in good shape with Gene Kelly.
My daughter wrote a book called ‘Kelly Tough’ when she was 19 years old. It’s a must-read.
I guess I feel like it’s a gift to meet those talented artists like George Lucas and Oliver Stone, Spike Lee and Richard Kelly. Even if it’s a small role, it’s a gift to be working that closely with them.
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.
In the past, when Jay-Z did ‘Best of Both Worlds’ with R. Kelly, I thought it was a great album, but the campaign went south because of personalities.
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.
I wish I was born in that era: dancing with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, going to work at the studio dressed in beautiful pants, head scarves, and sunglasses.
I just want people to remember me like I remember Buster Keaton. When they talk about Buster Keaton or Gene Kelly, people say, ‘Ah yes, they good.’ Maybe one day, they remember Jackie Chan that way.
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.
R. Kelly is a thing on TV, but nobody knows Robert and what he’s been through.
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 spent an entire evening seated between Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, being charmed from either side. It was pure Hollywood magic.
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.
Black women have been screaming about famous predators like R&B singer R. Kelly, who allegedly preys on black girls, for well over a decade to no avail.
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.
I mean, Kelly might not have the same feelings for me, but I love Kelly Ripa and what she’s done.
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.
I am the biggest Destiny’s Child – Beyonce, Kelly, Michelle, all of them – fan in the world.
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.
Chip Kelly, he is a great guy.
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.
Any rookie that can develop a mentorship with a former quarterback like Jim Kelly, it’s going to be huge.
All best-of lists should close with the amazing Kelly Link.
Karen Joy Fowler
I have to admit to not being a great turkey fan unless they come from Paul Kelly at Kelly Turkeys.
The comic book writer Kelly Sue DeConnick really uniquely tapped into Carol Danvers – not just her toughness and her power, but also her vulnerability.
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.
Keep your eyes peeled: Honor’s the label to watch. It’s quickly becoming a serious celebrity favorite – just ask fans Kirsten Dunst and Kelly Osbourne.
It would be impossible to make a comparison between Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Their personalities are entirely different.
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.
It’s awesome to have a brand like Reebok support what you stand for as well as your creative vision, and I’m excited to show you what a Reebok and Machine Gun Kelly collaboration is all about.
Machine Gun Kelly
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.
I like the Stereophonics. I know the lead singer, Kelly Jones, and there’s the Welsh connection.
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 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.
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
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.
Megyn Kelly is one of those rare women who seamlessly combines professional excellence and family. She doesn’t need a catch phrase to define what she instinctively has accomplished. She just ‘does it.’
Kelly Clarkson definitely reminds me of Motown. She’s pop, but she’s also very, very soulful.
When I started trying to produce records for other people, one of the first tracks I wrote and produced was sort of a ‘Kelly Clarkson circa 2008,’ kind of big-brassy, guitar-pop, rock song. I was like, ‘I can do this. I can make pop songs.’ It was bad.
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.
I listened to R. Kelly growing up.
I love Kelly Clarkson.
‘The Practice’ I was on for seven years and it was a law show, so I really – a lot of objections and things like that, lots of long, long monologues that David Kelly used to write me, which were great. I was really lucky to have my first show go that long.
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.
Roger Ailes champions women, whether it’s Paula Zahn, who worked for Fox, Greta Van Susteren – we’ve always had a woman in primetime – Megyn Kelly, myself; I had a primetime show.
The viewer I picture in my mind when I do ‘The Kelly File’ is a woman who’s had a long day, either with the kids or at work, or both.
I understand that not everyone agrees with my perspective on Ray Kelly. But what you gotta look at here is somebody like Bill de Blasio talking out of both sides of his mouth and trying to have it both ways on a really critical issue like stop-and-frisk.
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.
Because I don’t look like I’m skating around as hard as Bobby Bassen doesn’t mean my mind isn’t working twice as hard as Bobby’s mind. Just because I can’t fight like Kelly Chase doesn’t mean standing in front of the net getting cross-checked and slashed isn’t toughness as well.
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.
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 think Dennis Kelly’s a really good writer.
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.
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
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 wanted to look like Kelly McGillis in ‘Top Gun.’
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.
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 really influenced by Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.
I grew up loving actresses or actors who were very classy but who seemed a little bit mysterious because you couldn’t grasp what they’re really thinking. I mean, Grace Kelly always looked impossibly glamorous, yet you could always see there was something behind her eyes.
My first job was at a Chicago night club called Mr. Kelly’s.
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.
The thing is that my idols have always been the types of guys who could do anything: Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Sinatra, Dean Martin; and when you look up to people like that, you don’t accept that you need to be compartmentalised.
Petra Kelly is my inspiration, one of the founders of the German Greens.
I like Jim Kelly.
My wife and I were actually driving in the south of France when we got the word that Kelly Clarkson had come out that ‘The Plant Paradox’ had changed her life. I’m a big fan of hers. I like her music and I would love to work with her.
I was very lucky to have fantastic leaders before me in Paul Kelly, Leo Barry, Brett Kirk, Craig Bolton, Mick O’Loughlin and Stuart Maxfield, and all of those players led in completely different ways.
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.
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 know that Kelly Clarkson is going to continue to have an important career. And I believe it will be a lasting one.
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.
‘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 love the old Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly movies; they’re so beautiful to look at. It’s such a shame we don’t make them anymore. Although, I don’t know how you could make tap dancing current and topical.
I’m a huge Kelly Clarkson fan. I think she’s great.
Grace Kelly was a very commercial model; she had no interest in being a fashion model. None at all.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vincent Rodriguez III
I will always do R. Kelly – I’m not perfect, but I’m perfectly me.
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.
Mari Carmen Ramirez
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.
It’s a thrill to star with such great actors like Kevin Bacon, Kelly Preston, and Garrett Hedlund.
Grace Kelly forged a link between Monaco and the movie world, and I would like to create a strong bond between Monaco and the fashion community.
Charlene, Princess of Monaco
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 grew up a few years after John Kelly in an identical neighborhood in the other side of Boston and I went to high school in John Kelly’s neighborhood. I know the neighborhood John Kelly comes from, I know the culture.
I’m quite loud. When I was in film and TV, people were always saying, ‘Oh Kelly, make it smaller, make it smaller.’
My fashion icons are Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Ava Gardner. Their classic looks and clean lines should be the cornerstones of your wardrobe – white cotton shirts, black Capri pants, pencil skirts and ballerina skirts.
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.
John Carter Cash
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.’
I’m a huge fan of R. Kelly’s. He’s a musical genius and probably the most prolific artist of the generation before mine.
What’s important is that people realize that I can’t be put into a box musically. I’ve studied all forms of music; I know probably more Jay-Z songs than the biggest Jay-Z fan. I’ve studied R. Kelly to the Isley Brothers to Stevie Wonder to Sting and Sade. You don’t have one personality every day. You don’t have one mood.
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.
Machine Gun Kelly
Gene Kelly was hard on me, but I think he had to be.
I love it when people make things look fun and easy. Guys like Dane Reynolds and Kelly Slater and Pedro on a skateboard, they’re never forcing it.
John John Florence
There are lots of actresses I consider to be my icons, from Katharine Hepburn and Grace Kelly to Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep.
I grew up with the movies of Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire and Judy Garland – these are the kinds of shows and the kinds of numbers in shows that I dreamed of being in and doing when I was a kid.
Max von Essen
When the kids are down, I have a drink and watch ‘The Kelly File.’
I would love to do a Fred Astaire/Gene Kelly type movie musical – a fun, song and dance, romantic comedy. Or, even just play the lead in one of those broad comedies – that would just be fantastic.
My absolute earliest influences would be people like Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Outkast, ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ era 50 cent.
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.
I grew up on Jodeci and R. Kelly.
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.
Machine Gun Kelly
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.
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.
I love Kelly Clarkson’s message, and I’ve heard comparisons to P!nk.
I love listening to Tori Kelly.
‘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 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.
I love any books by Kelly Sue DeConnick or Marjorie M. Liu; it’s lovely to have successful, talented female writers doing great work in comics.
I love Grace Kelly. She can do no wrong.