Danny Gokey Quotes

  • I have a mission, and that's to help people. That's what I want my music to do.
  • Whether it's an inspiring song or whether it's an entertaining song - whatever it might be about it - I just want people to feel the emotion that I put into it because I think emotion... is everything.
  • My wife was an amazing, amazing person. Sophia's Heart is an organization that I founded in honor of my wife when she passed away. When she passed away it was a complete shock, and it was disappointment, anger. I felt all those emotions.
  • When you write about hope, don't make it sappy; make it cool, make it adaptable.
  • I started realizing how the condition of our hearts affects the way we see. If your heart is full of bitterness, anger, and resentment, you're going to look at this world as a very evil place.
  • I don't live in regret land. I live in the now and in the future, and in the dreams that I have.
  • I can just be a Christian who sings mainstream music instead of having to be a Christian who has to somehow just sing Christian music.
  • I tell people that life is like a book. Sometimes you've just got to turn the chapter. Even if you don't understand it, turn the chapter and move away from it. You don't know all the good things that are ahead of you yet.
  • When I sing songs, I love to put emotion into it. I want people to feel what I feel and just disappear for a moment.
  • Many people don't have an internal vision to go after something, fight for something, make a plan. So the biggest thing is - until you get picked up by a major label or until something breaks, you need to plan out what your dream is going to be.
  • There's not a person in the United States of America who doesn't love country or have some kind of tie to it.
  • I believe in helping people who are down.
  • I would like to do a duet with Kelly Clarkson. I just think she's wonderful!
  • I tell people life is like a book being written by heavenly hands that we can't see.
  • I've kind of walked into a realm where it's paid off for all the hard work that I've put into it, and I get to bless my family. And that's the one thing I love doing. I love giving.
  • I had underwear thrown on stage that said 'Gokey' on the back... all glittery! It was grandma-underwear, too.
  • When I was 12 years old, my dad got into country music. My first CD was Wynonna Judd, and I loved it.
  • I drove an 18-wheeler semi-truck, a big rig. I liked it actually.
  • In our culture, I feel like everyone just wants the good life, the dream life, but I'm learning to embrace suffering because with suffering there's so much good that comes out of it.
  • I tried out for American Idol, I got a record deal, and now it's like my best days are ahead of me.
  • Trusting in God is important. He knows what is best.
  • Christmastime is about hope with what God did for us and with the expression of His love through the gift He gave us at Christmastime, which was Jesus... the one who heals us, who saves us, who delivers us, who is there in our darkest moments.
  • Your future is only big enough for you to walk through, not for you and your past to walk through.