Definition: The select statement is used in SQL to specify what data you would like returned when querying the MySQL database. An asterisks [*] will return all data, or you can choose specific data.
This will return all data from the table called Table_name
SELECT * FROM Table_name;
This will return the data from the "name" field on the table called "people" for the person who's email address is SpaceCowboy@yourname.com
SELECT name FROM People WHERE email = "SpaceCowboy@yourname.com";