Aretha Franklin - Quotes

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Being the Queen is not all about singing, and being a diva is not all about singing. It has much to do with your service to people. And your social contributions to your community and your civic contributions as well.

Being the Queen is not all about singing, and being a diva is not all about singing. It has much to do with your service to people. And your social contributions to your community and your civic contributions as well.

Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I'm using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I'm happy with that. ---->>>

Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It's transporting, for sure. It can take you right back, years back, to the very moment certain things happened in your life. It's uplifting, it's encouraging, it's strengthening. ---->>>

Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you're doing. If you're not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it. ---->>>

Don't say Aretha is making a comeback, because I've never been away! ---->>>

Falling out of love is like losing weight. It's a lot easier putting it on than taking it off.

Falling out of love is like losing weight. It's a lot easier putting it on than taking it off.

We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It's our basic human right. ---->>>

I love 'Anne of Green Gables.' I have for years. That's one of my favourite things. She's such a can-do kind of girl; that's why I'm crazy about her. ---->>>

If a song's about something I've experienced or that could've happened to me it's good. But if it's alien to me, I couldn't lend anything to it. Because that's what soul is all about. ---->>>

I donate heavily to the church and various churches in the Detroit community and food banks. ---->>>

I love all music. ---->>>

My faith always has been and always will be important to me.

My faith always has been and always will be important to me.

And I was booked once to go on 'Ed Sullivan' and I got bumped and ran out the back door crying. ---->>>

I sing to the realists; people who accept it like it is. ---->>>

When God loves you, what can be better than that? ---->>>

I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music. ---->>>

I saw the Supremes when they were still singing in little black skirts and white blouses. ---->>>

I'm a big woman. I need big hair. ---->>>

I'm the lady next door when I'm not on stage. ---->>>

Let's start with the church. As you know, it's my background, it's a natural setting for me and it's definitely my roots. ---->>>

Now, occasionally I will still have that quarter pounder because I love fast food, but you have to keep it to a minimum. ---->>>

I think the hardest thing is losing weight. That's the hardest thing more than anything else. ---->>>

I am doing what I love to do, and you cannot beat that, especially when the audience appreciates what you prepare for them. It's very, very gratifying. ---->>>

Politics are not my arena. Music is. ---->>>

I came up in gospel. ---->>>

I was in my dad's church, his Baptist church, and I think the first song I ever performed was 'Jesus Be a Fence Around Me.' ---->>>

Yes, I've always been fashion conscious. ---->>>

I'm never tired of going to the studio. I enjoy recording and documenting everything and trying new things. ---->>>

Music changes, and I'm gonna change right along with it. ---->>>

Parents have to really talk to their children before they leave home. ---->>>

I've been around long enough for people to know who I am and what my contributions are. They know me as more than just an artist. I think they know me as a woman as well. ---->>>

I've never recorded anything I didn't like. ---->>>

Columbia was a wonderful label for me. Wonderful. The records I made there garnered me an audience. I won a number of polls during the years that I was at Columbia. The Downbeat Jazz Poll. Leonard Feather, who was a huge critic back in the day, different polls that he had. The Playboy poll, a number of polls. So the music was great. ---->>>

I know people I feel are extremely talented, but I don't know that I've ever heard any geniuses. ---->>>

I like Beyonce's music - some of it, not all of it. ---->>>

I don't feel one's personal medical condition is everybody's business. It just isn't something you advertise, and it's not open to discussion. ---->>>

I go to the healthier foods that are less chemically treated. I am drinking lots of water to get rid of the toxins in my body. It's a natural flushing. Water flushes your system and is also very good for your skin. ---->>>

I love producing, writing. I rarely write with other writers unless I have a real great respect for them. Like Burt Bacharach, or Carole Sager, or Stevie Wonder. Somebody like Smokey - like that. Otherwise, I choose to write alone. ---->>>

I remember singing around the house to records that were playing. All kinds of music. And the great James Cleveland was often in our house, and I grew up with his sound as well. ---->>>

I used to have hamburgers coming and going, especially when I was on the road. Now, occasionally I will still have that quarter pounder because I love fast food, but you have to keep it to a minimum. I am now opting for salads and just healthier lunches. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 03-25, 1942
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
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Occupation: Musician

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at the church of her father, minister C. L. Franklin's church. In 1960, at the age of 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but only achieving modest success (wikipedia)